Potato leafed variety ideal for open field production. Very early maturing with high yields of superb tasting medium to large, non greenback fruits. Intense red flesh of excellent texture. Shows good cold tolerance.
Requires a rich well-drained soil in a warm sunny position.
Tomato plants are not frost-tolerant and generally need to be started off in a greenhouse in the spring if they are to succeed outdoors in Britain. They also need a hot sunny summer if they are to fruit well.
Tomatoes grow well with asparagus, parsley, brassicas and stinging nettles. They are also a good companion for gooseberries, helping to keep them free of insect pests. They dislike growing near fennel, kohl-rabi, potatoes and brassicas (this is not a typing error, merely a difference of opinion between different books).