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Ailsa Craig is a great traditional variety. Suitable for outdoor and greenhouse production. The medium sized green back fruits are early in the season. Sowing Ailsa Craig became a habit of many gardeners over the decades, as this is a somewhat old fashioned variety which gives a reliable crop outside too. A determinate or cordon type which means that the plants need support during the entire growing season.
Sow Tomato Ailsa Craig seeds about 1 cm deep into a seed tray or in small pots or cells, covered lightly, watered and placed at between 10-18 Celsius at least on a windowsill, heated greenhouse or propagator. Sow the tomato seeds February - April. Germination takes 8-11 days.
As soon as seedlings are large enough to handle, prick out. Transplant the seedlings into individual small pots, later on they might need to be repotted if growing quickly and large. Make sure the leaves do not overlap. Temperature during this stage should be 12-20 Celsius. Plant outside mid-May-June 80x60 cm, or grow the tomatoes in the greenhouse. Learn more about how to grow tomatoes here.