Heirloom variety produces high yields
Meaty, nearly seedless pear-shaped fruits
Tops for canning and sauces
Also good for salsa and dehydrating
Heirloom variety produces high yields of pear-shaped red fruits with thick walls, meaty textures and few seeds. Roma tomatoes, sometimes called plum tomatoes or Italian tomatoes, are a favorite for cooking into sauce and canning. Because the Roma tomato contains less moisture than many other varieties, they are also a top choice for chopping into salsas and dehydrating for sun-dried tomatoes. A determinate, the Roma tomato plant produces tomatoes that ripen at about the same time.. For the best flavor, allow your Roma tomatoes to ripen on the vine. Disease Resistance: F V. Expect approximately 75 days to mature Roma tomato fruit. See below for additional growing information. What are Roma tomatoes good for?
Roma tomatoes are excellent for canning, making into sauce, using in sauces and soups, and slicing up for salads. They have a lower water content and fewer seeds than many other tomatoes.
How do you seed Roma tomatoes?
Roma tomatoes are easy to seed. Just cut into quarters. Use a paring knife to remove the seed sack.
How big are Roma tomatoes?
Roma fruits are about 3 inches long and weigh about two ounces. Roma tomatoes are bigger than cherry tomatoes and smaller than beefsteak tomatoes.
Are Roma tomatoes determinate or indeterminate?
Roma tomatoes are determinate.
How tall will Roma tomato plants get?
Roma tomato plants usually grow 3-4 ft. tall.
Lycopersicon lycopersicum ‘Roma’
Height:3 – 4 feet. Determinate.
Spacing:24-36 inches between plants, 3 – 5 feet between rows.
Depth:Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep. When transplanting, set the plant deep, up to the first true leaves, by digging a deep hole or trench. The stem will develop roots along its length.
Light Required:Full Sun
Yield:100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
Size:150 Seed Pkt
Blooms:Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer
Fruit:Red, block-like, pear-shaped fruits with thick, meaty flesh. Few seeds. 3 inches long x 1.5 inches wide. 2 oz. fruits.
Days To Maturity:75 Days
Germination:8 – 10 Days
Form:Vegetable, fruit, tomato, determinate, Heirloom
Flower Form:Yellow star-shaped flowers.
Soil Requirements:Rich, deep, well-drained soil. pH 5.5 – 6.8
Growth Rate:Moderate growth rate. Will grow to full maturity and produce fruit in one growing season.
Seed Count:Approximately 150 seeds per packet.
Pruning:Determinate tomatoes need no pruning.