The favourite large-fruited Heirloom tomato from Provence. Distinguished by its irregular scalloped, oblate red fruits with a touch of pink on the shoulders. The plants are prolific producers of large, juicy, meaty and excellent flavoured fruits of 170gm each. Semi-bush. Semi-determinate. 65 Days from planting out. Cultivation advice Sow in spring 1/16 inch deep. Germination takes around 6-14 days at 65-75F. Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 3 inch pots. Grow on under cooler conditions and when about 8 inches tall, either plant in their growing position in the greenhouse or gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions and plant out 18 inches apart in a warm and sunny spot in moist, fertile well drained soil and keep watered. Provide support and tie in regularly. Remove side shoots and restrict the plant to one main stem. This is a semi determinate variety, if growth ends in a flower truss, select the nearest side shoot and train up as the main stem. In late summer remove the growing tips to ensure the existing fruits ripen before autumn.