This old fashioned tomato was planted for jam cooking. It is pear shaped, of dark red colour and sweetness in taste but does not store well.
Variety – Akker
Plant group – Chillies, Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes
Seasonal – July, August, September, October, November, December
Uses – Fruit, Preserve, Salad, Vegetable
Origin – Traditional South African
Plant 4mm deep in seedling trays, when 6cm high plant out in-row spacing 20cm, between rows 1m in full sun. Support with trelling.
Germination: 7 – 14 days at 20°-30° C.
Requirements: Water medium & Fertilization high.
Good Companions: Herbs (Basil), Garlic, Salads.
Bad Companions: Peppers, Potatoes, Cucumbers