Tomato Bush Italian Roma Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Tomato Bush Italian Roma Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Solanum lycopersicum

Item #3055

80 days from transplanting. Determinate.
An absolutely excellent heirloom tomato—firm, meaty, 3" oblong fruits with few seeds, on compact vines that are very productive. As a determinate type, most of the fruits ripen at the same time, which makes this tomato a good choice for canning. In areas with a long growing season, a second successive planting will double your harvest!

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'

Row/Mound Spacing:
3’

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


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: Italian Roma tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when 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.

At the end of the season, about 1 month before the average first fall frost, clip all blossoms and any undersized fruit off the plant. This will steer all the plant’s remaining energy into ripening what’s left. If you have a lot of unripe tomatoes near the end of the season and a frost is approaching, pick them and store them indoors in a single layer away from direct sunlight to ripen.

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Tomato Bush Italian Roma Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

$2.39

Item #3055

30 seeds


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