Sow March/April for greenhouse growing (or April for outdoor growing) in a propagator on a windowsill or pots or trays in a greenhouse at 18-21C using a good quality compost. Cover seeds with 6mm compost (Germination 7-14 days). Transplant seedlings singly into 7.5cm pots. Grow on, finally planting into large pots, or direct into a greenhouse border; or outdoors 45cm apart when the risk of frost has passed. Support with a cane and remove side shoots regularly. Feed regularly with tomato food.
Ideal for beds and borders, greenhouses. Prefers full sun.
HEALTH BENEFITS: Packed with antioxidants including vitamins A & C and lycopene. CULINARY TIPS: Try slow roasting for 1½–2 hours in olive oil with sea salt and black pepper. Tasty!
DID YOU KNOW . . . ? Pick remaining green tomatoes before the first frost and bring indoors to ripen. Add a banana to speed up the process... or why not make green tomato chutney?