OH A well-known heirloom tomato with a big claim for a name! It seems to be substantiated as this variety has been claimed by both the USA (since 1894) and UK (since 1903) as originating there and has had commercial success in both countries. The key virtue of this variety is reliability even when soil and weather conditions are not ideal, which may explain why the UK love it. And seems a good pick for those with a cooler, wetter climate. Another staple tomato to add in to standard favourites that always produce. A medium sized round red tomato that has good flavour rather than exceptional taste compared to some of our other favourites, but the prolific nature is nothing to pass by. Disease resistant and indeterminant in growth habit, does well outdoors or in a glasshouse.
Sow in August into trays in a glasshouse. Keep soil temp above 18°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.