OH This is for me, as for so many, the first heritage vegetable to catch my attention. First listed commercially in 1885, it is a superb tasting large beefsteak type. A favourite for sure. With potato shaped leaves producing fewer that average amounts of fruit, and maturing late, but completely worth the wait. Indeterminate.
Sow in August into trays in a glasshouse. Keep soil temp at 18-20°C for ideal germination. Prick out when true leaves appear to 4cm diagonal spacing. Pot on to small pots to further develop roots. Transplant after last frost to 40cm diagonal spacing into fertile ground in direct sun. Stake and de-lateral as needed.