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Characteristics: Annual fruiting vine
Seeds per packet: 25
This large, smooth, beefsteak fruit is very meaty with few seeds. It has a delicious, rich, sweet flavour and low acidity. Developed in the 1930 by a gardener who crossed his four biggest varieties for 6 years and selected the best one which he named "Mortgage Lifter". Harvest 85 days.
Adaptable to most soils but produces the best fruit in a deep free-draining soil with consistent moisture in a sunny position. Protect from strong winds, support with stakes when required.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Summer.
Cool climate: Spring
Sow: 6mm deep
For best results grow in seed raising trays of a quality seed raising mix. Keep warm and moist. Transplant when 5-7cm high.
Plant space: 75-100cm
Row Space: 50-60cm
Germination: 10-14 days
Maturity: 10-12 weeks