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Lycopersicon esculentum 'Ailsa Craig' (Tomato 'Ailsa Craig')

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skill rating
4 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Ailsa Craig'

Other names

Tomato 'Ailsa Craig'

Genus

Lycopersicon Lycopersicon

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

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Mottled, Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Mice , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Mice , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails

Anthracnose diseases , Basal rot , Black rot , Blossom end rot , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Mosaic virus , Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases , Verticillium wilt Anthracnose diseases , Basal rot , Black rot , Blossom end rot , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Mosaic virus , Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases , Verticillium wilt

General care

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

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

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

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Ailsa Craig'

Other names

Tomato 'Ailsa Craig'

Genus

Lycopersicon Lycopersicon

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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Mottled, Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Mice , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Anthracnose diseases , Basal rot , Black rot , Blossom end rot , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Mosaic virus , Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases , Verticillium wilt

General care

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

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3)

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