Botanical Interests Organic Tomato Bush Italian Roma Seeds
Italian Roma is an heirloom paste and canning tomato from Italy. Growing up to 200 fruits per plant, you will have plenty of fruit to cook for sauces and to eat fresh in salads and sandwiches. The oblong-shaped Roma tomatoes are very firm and meaty without a lot of water or seeds which makes them so good for cooking. If you want paste tomatoes, you may have trouble deciding between the Roma and the San Marzano. If you have room, grow them both! The Roma is a more compact bush type that fruits all at once (good for making that big pot of sauce), and the San Marzano is a climbing pole type that must by caged or staked - it is indeterminate and will give you a more drawn-out longer harvest period. This packet plants: 20 plants (after thinning).
When to plant outside: Generally started indoors, tomatoes can also be directly seeded outside! Sow in spring, after the average last spring frost and when soil temperatures reach 60 degrees. In warm winter/hot summer areas of the south, southwest, and parts of California, they can also be planted in early fall for winter harvest.
When to start inside: 6-8 weeks before the average last spring frost.
Special Sowing & Germination Instructions: when planting seedlings outside, bury the roots and stem up to the first set of leaves horizontally. Curve the stem above the ground to a vertical position. The stem will sprout roots and develop a strong root system.
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.