This famous heirloom "potato leaf" variety, from the hills of West Virginia, also known as 'Flame', produces medium to large (1 lb) juicy, orange fruit with red marbling and a delicious after-taste. Slicing reveals the attractive bright tones of the firm flesh on this superb mid season variety. (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.