Orange santa is a dense, orange-skinned, cherry plum tomato with a high sugar content and a distinctive flavour when fully ripe. The plant produces sweet fruits 18-25g (¾-1oz) in weight, continuously through the summer on vigorous, sturdy plants.
Sow seeds February to April 6mm (¼in) deep in pots or trays of good, free draining, damp seed compost and cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Place containers in a propagator or seal in a polythene bag at a temperature of 18-21°C (65-70°F) until after germination which takes 7-10 days.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Plant in the greenhouse in individual large pots, or 3 plants per growbag when 20cm (8in) high. Can be planted outdoors, 45cm (18in) apart once all frost risk has passed.