Tomato - Orkado
This is a superb outdoor cordon variety perfect for growing in British, indifferent summers. It is early to ripen first trusses with an average of 8 round, deep red fruits up to 140g each per truss. The firm, well-flavoured fruits resist splitting and are ideal for slicing.
Sow seed on the surface of a free-draining compost and cover with about 6mm of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at 18-21C until after germination which takes 7-10 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots. Plant outdoors, 45cm apart once all frost risk has passed, or plant in the greenhouse in individual large pots, or 3 plants per growbag when 20cm high.