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Tomato 'Principe Borghese'    

Solanum lycopersicum

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Principe Borghese is a variety of Tomato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Principe Borghese'. 'Principe Borghese' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Canary yellow. When fully grown, they tend to grow to a diameter of 2.4 cm (that's 0.94 inches in imperial).The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Red. Leaves usually appear in   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

This tomato is grown specifically for sun drying. 1-2" plum-shaped fruit, prolific producer, and crack resistant. Also a good choice for pastes and sauces.

Determinate to Semi-Determinate, originally from Tuscany. Often pulled up by the roots and dried upside-down as an entire plant. This variety is heat tolerant. Some reports suggest the plant can grow up to 6-feet tall, and in some climates will continue to produce fruit for two or more months before slowing down production.

It is an Fruit and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Principe Borghese is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

Italy is believed to be where Principe Borghese originates from.

Principe Borghese Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Principe Borghese have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Principe Borghese

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Principe Borghese is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Principe Borghese needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Principe Borghese from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Aim to sow 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 12°C / 54°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Principe Borghese about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Principe Borghese

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

Plant to first leaves to promote strong roots.

Principe Borghese is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Principe Borghese

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in mid summer.

Principe Borghese folklore & trivia

Dates back to southern Italy to about the 1910’s.

Misspellings of Tomato 'Principe Borghese'

Principe Di Borghese

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