Tomato - Ildi
This cordon (indeterminate) type tomato produces mini, sweet yellow, pear-shaped fruits with up to 80 per truss. Tomato Ildi plants naturally stop growing at 150-180cm carrying 3-4 trusses per plant. The trusses can be picked, hung in a cool garage, and kept for weeks without fruit dropping. Harvest from August to October. It is suitable for growing outdoors or under glass.
For indoors, sow January to March or outdoors in March. Sow thinly on the surface of a good free-draining, damp seed compost. Lightly cover the seed with vermiculite 6mm deep. Place in a propagator at 18-20C until germination, which is usually 7-14 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots. Plant in final situation when 20cm high, 45cm apart. Remove all side shoots as they appear, leaving one main stem. For indoor crops, plant finally into growbags or pots. Removal of main growing tip in late summer will hasten ripening. This variety requires side-shooting.