Principe Borghese - Tomato


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The Principe Borghese tomato is a famous Italian heirloom tomato for sun drying. Recognized by its red plum-shaped fruit, about two inches long and 1-2 ounces in size They have a thin skin, thick meaty flesh and few seeds. These crack resistant tomatoes grow on hardy determinate plants. Principe Borghese tomato is known in Italy as “pomodori secchi”, and it can be found filling backyards and soaking up sun throughout Italy. 

Start seed indoors 5-7 weeks before last frost. Provide plants with plenty of light to avoid tall, spindly tomato transplants. A sunny south-facing window or grow lights will be sufficient. A heat mat helps to speed up the germination process. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. A few weeks before transplanting time, harden off plants by exposing them to an increasing number of hours outdoors each day. Delay transplanting until your soil has thoroughly warmed up in the spring; usually about 2 weeks after the your average last frost date. Set transplants in the ground and cover stem so that only 2-3 sets true leaves are exposed, resulting in a stronger root system.

Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Days to Maturity: 70-75 from transplants
Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
Days to Sprout: 6-12
Plant Spacing: 15-24"
Row Spacing: 3-4'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 5-7'
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No

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Still waiting for the first ripe tomato. I do have a few green tomatoes on the vine

Thank you for your review, Jean! We're so happy to hear that you are enjoying our Principe Borghese Tomato Seeds. We appreciate your taking the time to write about your experience.