Half hardy Annual
Description – Cordon (Indeterminate). A well-known and much loved variety for the home gardener, equally good for the greenhouse or outdoor. Tomato Moneymaker produces smooth, medium-size fruit on heavy trusses with a fine agreeable flavour.
Sowing – Sow seeds in late winter for heated greenhouse cultivation or early spring for the cold greenhouse. Sow 6mm (¼in) deep in a good compost. Germination usually takes 6-14 days at 24C (75F).
Growing – Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 8cm (3in) pots and grow on in good light and cooler conditions. When 15-23cm (6-9in) tall plant out 45cm (18in) apart in a prepared greenhouse border soil, growbag, 23cm (9in) pots or ring culture
Aftercare – Remove side shoots as they appear and pinch out the growing point when 5-7 trusses have been formed. Feed regularly once the first truss has set. To grow outdoors, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions and plant out after all risk of frost, 45cm (18in) apart in a sunny spot on light, rich, well drained soil. Stake side shoots regularly and pinch out the growing point after 4 trusses have set.
Harvest – June to September