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Lycopersicon esculentum 'Ailsa Craig'


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Half hardy

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photo by S & O, copyright GAP Photos (153915)

Plant details

Ailsa Craig' has been a firm favourite with gardeners since it was bred in Scotland back in 1925. This comes as no surprise once you have tasted its flattened, mid-red fruits which have an outsounding flavour. A heavy cropper, it can be grown in the greenhouse or outdoors.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Lycopersicon

Species: esculentum

Cultivar: Ailsa Craig

Plant type: Fruit

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 210cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

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