A good, early plum type tomato with most unusual and attractive, feathery green leaves. An extremely hardy variety from the Ukraine, the fruit has a tangy, strong taste and very juicy soft flesh, whilst its deep purple colour makes it ideal in salads. (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.