Often more than 15cm (6in) long and 9-10cm (3½-4in) across, 'Jumbo Sweet' can weigh up to 200g (½lb) and we are sure much bigger, and dare we say - world records may be shattered with this super new hybrid. It is vigorous, early and a prolific cropper. It is very crisp and sweet eaten fresh and because it has a small central core it is ideal for stuffing. Best crops will be achieved in a greenhouse or conservatory but it is worth trying a few outdoor plants in the South particularly if the summer is hot.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots, finally into 20cm (8in) pots or growbags. Grow warm, 24C (75F) day, 16-24C (60-75F) night or fruit set may be poor. To grow outdoors, harden off and plant out after all risk of frost in early summer 60-90cm (24-36in) apart in moist, well drained soil in a sunny sheltered spot.
Mist spray regularly and keep the compost evenly moist. Apply a weak tomato fertiliser as the flowers open and continue feeding as the fruits swell. Restrict to 2-3 fruits for very large specimens.
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