Stock: 268 Available
Characteristics: Annual fruiting vine
Seeds per packet: 25
Dating to 1885; this is by far the best known of all heirlooms and for good reason. Everyone who tastes it is enchanted by its superb flavour. The fruits have a very large beefsteak shape coloured red-pink.
Adaptable to most soils but produces the best fruit in a deep free-draining soil with consistent moisture in a sunny position. Protect from strong winds, support with stakes when required.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Summer.
Cool climate: Spring
Sow: 6mm deep
For best results grow in seed raising trays of a quality seed raising mix. Keep warm and moist. Transplant when 5-7cm high.
Plant space: 75-100cm
Row Space: 50-60cm
Germination: 10-14 days
Maturity: 10-12 weeks