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tomato (plum) 'Principe Borghese'
plum tomato or Solanum lycopersicum 'Principle Borghese'
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- approx 300 seeds
- Next / named day
- Position: full sun
- Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: half hardy
An Italian vine tomato with small egg shaped fruits that have few seeds. They are ideal for salads with sliced mozzarella, basil and olive oil and for drying for winter use. Their great flavour will also enhance tomato soups and sauces. The fruits are typically 80-100g each in weight and they can often be stored for months.
- Growing Instructions:
Sow indoors - February to May. Sow 1cm deep in trays or alternatively two seeds per pot selecting the strongest seedling. Use multi purpose compost, to cover seeds. Plant out in a greenhouse April to June, and restrict the plants to six trusses for better quality fruits. Water regularly to prevent fruits splitting.
They can be ready for picking in 72 days. If you like making lots of sauce, try sowing this variety a second time too. It will crop and ripen well under cover until early winter.
Harvest - July to September