Sizeable fruits are an attractive pink-grapefruit colour and our tasters said that they have a really different 'tomatoey' taste. An old favourite of more than 100 years old and still a brilliant producer of early and tasty 3-4 ounce fruits. Heavy cropping and reliable. (Cordon)
Seeds are surface-sown or covered only slightly. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Containers are held in warm conditions until sprouts appear, which may take anywhere from 3-10 days. Move sprouting plantings immediately to bright light conditions, such as a south-facing window. Inadequate light is a frequent cause of failure of young seedlings. At about the time of last frost, set out seedlings into grow bags. Plants need staking and side-shoots removing.