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Tomato 'Italian Roma'    

Solanum lycopersicum

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Italian Roma is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Italian Roma'. 'Italian Roma' is considered a heirloom cultivar. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Banana yellow. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Cadmium red. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Ao green colour.

Firm, meaty 3" long red fruit on compact vines. Used primarily for saucing and canning, plants are extremely prolific producers. Also good when oven-dried. Determinate. Regular leaf. 75-80 days.

It is an Fruit and is treated mainly as a Annual/Perennial, This means that it can grow either as a single season or multiple season plant. Italian Roma is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet). Expect blooming to occur in early summer.

Italy is believed to be where Italian Roma originates from.

Typically, Italian Roma Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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

How to grow Italian Roma

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Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Italian Roma is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Italian Roma requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 - 6.0 - it grows best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Italian Roma from seed

Can be direct sown in warmer climates. Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost for earlier harvest.1
SFG planting – 1 plant per 4 SF

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Italian Roma

Thin when 2" tall to 18" apart.1 Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 16°C / 61°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Italian Roma is a tender plant.

Harvesting Italian Roma

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.

Other Names for Tomato 'Italian Roma'

Bush Italian Roma, Italian Roma Bush


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