Roughwood Golden Plum Tomato
Plump plums with dry texture from the Roughwood Seed Collection.
Exclusive release! We are offering seed from the original indeterminate strain as created by William Woys Weaver in 1986 by crossing San Marzano with Yellow Brandywine. Plump 2-inch plum-shaped fruits with thick skins are ideal for shipping and perfectly suited as an unusual sauce tomato. They are also excellent for drying. Field experiments by the University of Utah determined this to be one of the most drought-resistant tomatoes out of 400 new varieties tested. Featured in Weaver's 100 Vegetables, this is a "must-grow" for anyone looking for the perfect low-acid sauce tomato. Staking recommended.
|25 seeds||$3.95||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||80 days from transplant|
|Planting Depth||¼ inch|
|Spacing in Row||24 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||42 inches|
|Height at Maturity||60 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|