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Ailsa Craig Tomato

Ailsa Craig Tomato

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Ailsa Craig Certified Naturally Grown Seed

75 days, indeterminate — 'Ailsa Craig' has regular-leaf plants that produce lots of slightly flattened globe shaped, red colored, two to four ounce tomatoes borne in clusters. Juicy and good flavored, it is popular as part of a traditional English breakfast.

Named after a small rocky island off of the west central Scottish coast near Girvan in Ayrshire, the 'Ailsa Craig' tomato embodies the ruggedness of the region. It was bred and stabilized by Alan Balch from a cross between 'Fillbasket' and 'Sunrise', and introduced in 1912 by Alexander and Brown of Perth, Scotland. At that time, it was said to be the only tomato that could be grown outdoors in South and Central Scotland; provided that it was placed in a sunny, sheltered location. It has been used as a greenhouse variety in Great Britain. Our original seed was USDA GRIN accession number PI 262995. Each packet contains at least 20 seeds.

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