Organic Roma Tomato Seeds

Organic Roma Tomato Seeds

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SKU1625955
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organic chioggia beetsOrganic Roma Tomato Seeds (70 days)

Determinate.  Famous pear-shaped fruits that bring to life any Italian dish.  Roma are noted for the juicy paste and few seeds that come from this time tested tomato.   Roma is a mid-season crop that ripens within a 2-3 weeks period for an easy harvest. 

1958 Gleckers Seed Co. catalog says...
"68 days. A very important new tomato development at the Plant Industry Station, Beltsville, Maryland. Final selection came from progenies of crosses of San Marzano, Pan American and Red Top. Vine and fruit characteristics resemble Red Top, but much more productive and slightly larger San Marzano type fruit. There has been great need in the past for a wilt resistant paste tomato in areas where infestations of fusarium wilt has been a problem. Roma fruit ripens evenly to a deep red color. Interior is extremely high in solids, making it excellent for processing whole, for manufacturing of pulp or fortifying soup stocks. The mild flavor, few seeds and solid paste-type flesh make Roma fine for home use in fresh eating and salads."

Roma makes up the bulk of our canning for paste or sauce.  We plant about 5-10 plants giving us a quantity to can once at the start of production and again at season end.  We also like Principe Borghese because of its dry interior flesh taking less time to cook down to a paste.  Romalina is another excellent paste tomato to try.

Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  CA, FL, TX

 


 

Seed Planting Depth

Seedw per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

¼" - ½" 250-300 70-85 6-9 60" 18-36" 75 lb. Full

Planting Tips for Heirloom Tomatoes:

Most gardeners want to get the most out of these delicious heirloom tomatoes and therefore give them a head start on the growing season.  Start these vegetable seeds indoors in sterile potting mix being sure to keep the temperature above 70 degrees.  Some people prefer to use a grow pad but the top of the fridge has been known to be quite effective as well. 

Once the first true leaves appear on your tomato seedlings, transplant into 4" pots until you have completely hardened them off in the garden.  Hardening is a process of exposing the plants more and more to outside temperature until they are hardy enough to tollerat a complete outdoor move.  Generally speaking, by early summer heirloom tomatoes should be transplated into the garden.

Most heirloom varieties are quite productive and will greatly benefit from sturdy supports.  It may also be advisable to add blood and bone to the worked soil to help ensure healthy productive heirloom tomatoes.

Seed Care tips for Heirloom Tomato Seeds:

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

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