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Botanical name: Lycopersicon esculentum 'Ailsa Craig'
Other names: Tomato 'Ailsa Craig'
Variety or Cultivar: 'Ailsa Craig' _ 'Ailsa Craig' is a perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties. It produces yellow flowers which then form a large crop of flavourful, red, edible fruit in summer. It is a cordon (indeterminate) variety.
Lycopersicon esculentum 'Ailsa Craig' is: Deciduous
Flower: Yellow in Summer
Foliage: Green, Cream, Mottled in Summer
Habit: Clump-forming, Irregular
Pruning: Fertilization is essential, so never remove the male flowers. Provide adequate support and tie in regularly. Remove all side shoots as they appear and restrict the plant to one main stem. Outdoor plants remove growing tip in late summer to hasten ripening. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Lycopersicon esculentum 'Ailsa Craig' (Tomato 'Ailsa Craig') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.
Suggested uses: Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks, Greenhouse
Cultivation: Suitable for indoor or outdoor growing. Select seedlings that are dark green and sturdy. Pepare the ground in winter, working it over and adding manure or compost.
Soil type: Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, West
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
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