Half Hardy Annual
Description – High numbers of small smooth skinned fruits which are tender, crisp, sweet and seedless. Keep picking regularly at 10 -12cm ( 4-5in) size, no need to peel, just wash and enjoy. All female flowering ( parthenocarpic) so sets fruit without pollination. Plants have good powdery and downy mildew resistance, and performs both under glass and outdoors in a sunny position.
Sowing – Sow seed 1cm (1/2in) deep, in 7.5cm (3.5in) pots of free-draining compost. Place in a propagator and keep at a temperature of around 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination, usually 5-7 days.
Growing – When first true leaves develop, transplant into 13cm (5in) pots. Finally, plant into 25cm (10in) pots or into growbags. Grow on at a minimum of 15C (59F). Train along wire, allowing the main shoot to reach the tip. Pinch out growing point and allow two side shoots to trail downwards. Keep plants moist at all times and shade if necessary. Keep humidity high and pick fruits regularly.
Harvest – June to October