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Tomato Ailsa Craig Seeds
Ailsa Craig Tomato Seeds
Ailsa Craig is a very popular favourite tomato which is a tried and tested variety renowned for its flavour. These tomatoes have a rich and tangy taste, yet with the right level of sweetness. It is a greenback type giving good crops of medium size fruit which ripen early in the growing season.
Half hardy annual
Product Part Number: 14801
When to sow
When to Sow Ailsa Craig Tomato Seeds
January to April
Where to Sow
Sow seeds underglass 0.5cm(1/4 in) deep in pots or trays of good seed sowing compost and lightly cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Place containers in a propagator at a temperature of 18–21°C .
What to do next
Prick out seedlings, once large enough to handle, into 9cm (3 1/2in) pots. Transplant to the greenhouse border soil, or individual large pots, or 3 plants per growbag when 20cm (8in) high. Can also be planted outdoors once all risk of frost has passed. Plants require sideshooting and support for the best yields. Water and feed plants regularly with a high potash feed once the first truss has set.
Late August to September
Try growing Sweet Basil between plants, not only does the scent deter white fly but Basil makes a Tomato salad really special.
High in Vitamin C and lycopene.
Indeterminate - single stem, remove side shoots.