Tomato Pole Principe Borghese HEIRLOOM Seeds

Tomato Pole Principe Borghese HEIRLOOM Seeds

Solanum lycopersicum

Item #0236

75 days from transplanting. Indeterminate.
This small, fragrant tomato can be found all over backyards and farmyards in Italy, drying right on the vine, or hanging from barn rafters where the dried fruits last into the winter months. Small, plum-shaped tomatoes are set in clusters of 6 to 8 fruits on prolific, 6' vines. They can be dried on the plant or in a vegetable dehydrator, and are also outstanding when oven roasted.

This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started indoors.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4”

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds
every 2'-3'

Row Spacing:
3’

Thinning:
When 2” tall
thin to 1
every 2'-3'


When to sow outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after the last average frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°‒90°F.

Harvesting: Principe Borghese tomatoes are ripe when bright red, and have a slight give when gently squeezed. Tomatoes may also be picked at the “first blush” stage, when colors just begin to change, and ripened at room temperature without decreasing flavor or nutrition. Picking often and early increases yield, and decreases the risk of cracking and pest damage.

Artist: Marjorie Leggitt



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