Firminio's Plum Tomato
Italian-American heirloom for roasting, drying, and saucing.
Semi-determinate. Out of a desire to see their family heirloom shared with others, the seeds for Firminio's Plum Tomato were passed to us. An Italian immigrant, Firminio Amitrano was proud of the plum tomatoes he grew in his garden in Middletown, NY. After his passing in 1980 his grand-daughter Marilyn has continued propagating this variety. The original origin is unknown, though the family believes the seeds came to Firminio with olive oil and other things that were sent from the family in Italy to the states. This plum tomato is small, on compact vines. it has a nice tomato flavor and is excellent roasted on a sheet pan with olive oil , salt, garlic and rosemary. The drier texture and full flavor makes it a great sauce tomato.
|25 seeds||$3.50||In Stock|
|75 seeds||$5.95||In Stock|
|225 seeds||$12.95||In Stock|
Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, then transplant outdoors to indicated spacing after all threat of frost has passed. All tomatoes benefit from staking; indeterminate varieties require it. Prune tomatoes when they reach about 24" high and are starting to produce small suckers. Keep plants from coming into contact with the soil, and water at the roots as often as possible to prevent the spread of soil borne disease. When fruit begin to become fully ripe, harvest every couple of days for the highest quality fruit. At the end of the season, harvest any fruits that have begun to take on color to ripen indoors.
|Days to Germination||3 to 10 days|
|Days to Maturity||75 days from transplant|
|Planting Depth||½ inch|
|Spacing in Row||24 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||42 inches|
|Height at Maturity||42 inches|
|Width at Maturity||24 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|