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    Yup. Just like Tom's has worked for me.
    My perrenial in the unheated GH already needs cutting back. Think it really needs to come out...
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    I have grown from seed too and can confirm the treat them like tomatoes approach.

    Be warned, they grow into quite big plants
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    OK...so I'll not be wanting too many plants then?
    Are they heavy croppers?
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    The plants can get very big, depending on root run.

    The ones in GH are self sown in floor, over 15 years and old take up about half of 8X6 after being cut hard back late autumn. Never bothered to weigh crop.

    Am overwintering three plants of Goliath in 3lt pots which are supposed to have larger berries. Will pot up in spring and monitor crop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicos View Post
    OK...so I'll not be wanting too many plants then?
    Are they heavy croppers?
    I had plenty from one large plant anyways..
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    My supermarket seeds starting to germinate.
    Question is I dont have GH or polytunell,would my cape berries grow outdoor,Im in west midlands and have very sunny plot south facing

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    You should be OK in summer but its too cold at the moment.
    Have a look at my ramblings in https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...lis_92888.html
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    I would sow now. They grow like triffids but need a long season to ripen. Keep indoors until after frosts. They are tender.

    I had a few seeds from VC years ago - they took over the GH! But will carry on ripening after the toms are spent if undercover.
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