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    graibeard's Tomato 'Principe Borghese' x 2 Harvesting

Plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) | Variety: Principe Borghese

This planting has been archived (Harvested)

2 rows in punnet.
The end result is 2 plants established out in the old bog garden, one of which is providing the lions share of the crop, the second is in shade and in competition with the Asparagus and a comfrey plant.
Wormwood is also planted in this bed but is having no noticeable impact on the plants, in fact they are the best up that end.



Planting Data

graibeard's Tomato 'Principe Borghese' Care Instructions

Look to ensure a distance 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - cover at a depth of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep if you are going to sow this directly in the garden.

Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Tomato 'Principe Borghese' is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (that's 3.90 feet in imperial).

Your garden is in partial sun light: plant in a location that enjoys full sun.

Remember to water moderately.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (10) is within the ideal range for Tomato 'Principe Borghese'. The recommended range is between Zone 3 and 14.

Tomato 'Principe Borghese' tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 meaning it does best in acidic soil.

More information about Tomato 'Principe Borghese' is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Tomato 'Principe Borghese' Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Harvest Tally

8507.0 g : 721.0 item


  • 14 Mar 2011

    Harvesting day 219

    That’s it – all over Red Rover!

    128.0 x item 972.0 g

  • 10 Mar 2011

    Harvesting day 215

    Getting towards the end.

    36.0 x item 344.0 g

  • 03 Mar 2011

    Harvesting day 208

    30.0 x item 322.0 g

  • 27 Feb 2011

    Harvesting day 204

    61.0 x item 740.0 g

  • 20 Feb 2011

    Harvesting day 197

    70.0 x item 830.0 g

  • 18 Feb 2011

    Harvesting day 195

    136.0 x item 1612.0 g

  • 12 Feb 2011

    Harvesting day 189

    50.0 x item 647.0 g

  • 10 Feb 2011

    Harvesting day 187

    14.0 x item 198.0 g

  • 03 Feb 2011

    Harvesting day 180

    54.0 x item 728.0 g

  • 31 Jan 2011

    Harvesting day 177

    17.0 x item 231.0 g

  • 30 Jan 2011

    Harvesting day 176

    50.0 x item 668.0 g

  • 27 Jan 2011

    Harvesting day 173

    30.0 x item 468.0 g

  • 26 Jan 2011

    Harvesting day 172

    26.0 x item 450.0 g

  • 21 Jan 2011

    Harvesting day 167

    4.0 x item 75.0 g

  • 18 Jan 2011

    Harvesting day 164

    10.0 x item 148.0 g

  • 07 Jan 2011

    Harvesting day 153

    2.0 x item 31.0 g

  • 03 Jan 2011

    Harvesting day 149

    actually 5 off, 2 were manky!

    3.0 x item 43.0 g

  • 15 Aug 2010

    Sprouting day 8

    10 + up

  • 07 Aug 2010

    Sown day 0

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  • Armorel

    Armorel wrote:

    I grew this variety last year …. or managed to until the rats discovered them and stripped the plants of every fruit (bl**dy vermin!). We only had about three dozen fruits from six plants :-(

    The fruits were smaller than I expected but the taste was fine. Don’t know if I’ll grow them again this year though.

    Posted on 19 Jan 11 (over 4 years ago)

  • graibeard

    graibeard wrote:

    Ah, that’s a shame as we find they are a nice bite size tomato, ideal for packed lunches. They are prolific too and that’s good as a lot of them don’t make their way inside (us not the rats.) The first year we grew these they were a lot smaller, but they are slowly getting some size to them as the soil improves. At least I’m hoping that’s the main factor as that means the goodness will continue.

    Posted on 19 Jan 11 (over 4 years ago)

  • Armorel

    Armorel wrote:

    Interesting to know that they are bigger with improved soil, graibeard :)

    I may try them again this year – maybe a big pot or two in a sheltered spot.

    Posted on 19 Jan 11 (over 4 years ago)

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