Description – A superb, early-ripening beefsteak producing oxheart fruits with a tapering point. Plants are highly productive over a long harvesting period. Fruits are large and fleshy with very few seeds. The juice holds in the flesh making these tomatoes perfect for slicing in sandwiches – no more soggy bread!
Sowing – Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost and cover with a sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator, or seal inside a poythene bag at a temperature of 20-25°C (68-77°F) until after germination which takes 10-14 days. When seedlings gain 2 true leaves, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3in) pots of compost and grow on at a minimum temperature of 15°C (59°F).
Growing – GROWING ON UNDER GLASS: When growing in a heated greenhouse, tomato plants may be transplanted at the end of May or earlier if the first flowers are showing. Allow 3 plants per growbag, or one per 25cm (10in) pot, or plant directly into the greenhouse soil. GROWING ON OUTDOORS: When growing tomatoes outdoors, wait until all risk of frost has passed before transplanting. Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24in) apart. Plants require sideshooting and support. Water and feed regularly with a high potash feed once the first truss has set.
Harvest – July to October