(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 70-80 days One of the most well known varieties of Organic tomato, it’s popularity has become world-wide. The Organic Roma Tomato has been a favorite of gardeners and cooks alike since it’s introduction in 1958. Known for it’s fine taste and meaty flesh, this disease resistant Organic variety is most widely sought after for use in sauces and ketchup, as well as salsas. Determinate plants set forth loads of pear-shaped 2-3 oz. Organic fruits, with firm flesh and few seeds.
Planting Instructions for Organic Roma Tomato Seeds
Start Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Plant the Organic Tomato seeds ¼” deep in sterile seed starting mix. Germination occurs in 6-14 days in soil 70-90°F. Once true leaves develop, separate Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Tomato plants into 3-4″ pots, placing in full light & cooler temps (60-70°F). Set out hardened off Organic Tomato transplants, in full sun, once soil has warmed, 18-30″ apart, in rows 3-4′ apart. Plant tall, spindly Organic Tomato seedlings deeper, the stems will sprout roots and support and strengthen the plant. To help prevent blossom end rot, put 1 Tbs of lime, ground oyster shells, or crushed eggshells at the bottom of your planting hole. The calcium will help build strong cell walls once your Organic heirloom tomatoes plants start producing fruit. For strong Organic tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.