Tomato Pole Speckled Roman Organic Seeds

Tomato Pole Speckled Roman Organic Seeds

Solanum lycopersicum

Item #3090

85 days from transplanting. Indeterminate.
A cross between Antique Roman and Banana Legs, this unique roma will wow you with orange and yellow stripes! It not only looks extraordinary, it's a first-rate performer in the garden and in the kitchen. Speckled Roman is a prolific producer; fruits have meaty flesh and few seeds, perfect for sauces. Vigorous vines reach 6' or more. This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started indoors.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

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

Row Spacing:

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: Speckled Roman tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when red with orange stripes/speckles, 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.

Artist: Marjorie Leggitt

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