This variety produces beautiful large, fleshy, almost seedless, pink-red beefsteak fruits, which have marbled green yellow shoulders. These ancient USA heirloom plants (more than 50 years old) develop irregular ribbed shapes, and are quite mild-tasting with very few seeds.
Sow in pots from February onwards. Sow seeds on the surface, cover lightly. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Hold containers in warm conditions until shoots appear, which may take from 3-10 days. Move seedlings immediately to bright light conditions, such as a south-facing window. Inadequate light is a frequent cause of failure of young seedlings. Pot on after first true leaves appear. At about the time of last frost, set out into grow bags. Do not allow the plants to get too cold.