Tomato - Ailsa Craig
Ailsa Craig is a very popular favourite which is a tried and tested variety renowned for its flavour. It is a greenback type producing good crops of medium size fruit which ripen early in the growing season.
Sow from January to April, under glass 0.5cm 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. 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 past. Plants require side-shooting and support for the best yields. Water and feed plants regularly with a high potash feed once the first truss has set. Ready to harvest from July to October.