Craigella has very fine flavoured rich red fruit. With a history going back almost 100 years, this is an heirloom. It was originally selected from crosses between Ailsa Craig & Tigerella. As a greenback resistant variety Craigella copes well with the extremes of heat & light in a greenhouse if you cannot be there to open windows or put up shading when the sun comes out. Indeterminate
SOW: we start ours about 6-8 weeks before the last frost is expected sowing in modules (cover or put on a windowsill). We transplant to pots when large enough to handle and grow on until ready to harden off and plant after frost danger has passed.
GROW: plant in the greenhouse or in a sunny sheltered part of your garden. For the best flavour keep soil evenly damp (don’t over-water or overfeed). Criagella, being indeterminate, can grow tall and will need supporting. It will bloom, set new fruit and ripen fruit all at the same time throughout the season. There is no need to pinch out side shoots unless you prefer to do so.
EAT: sweet and juicy, ideal for salads and sandwiches - or just pick and enjoy!