Speckled Roman Tomato
Compelling fruits are wonderful for both sauce and slicing.
Indeterminate. A contemporary heirloom with beautiful yellow streaking on red fruits, Speckled Roman is the result of a stabilized cross between Banana Legs and Roman Candle. It boasts the typical shape of tomatoes in the "paste" category, long and slender like a horn pepper. Like other good "processing" tomatoes, Speckled Roman has a great, tangy tomato flavor, is on the drier side, quite meaty, with few seeds. Harvesting these is quite a treat and they add a nice touch to other colorful heirloom varieties. Nice yields make it suitable for market growers as well--the fruits are very compelling!
|25 seeds||$2.95||In Stock|
|75 seeds||$5.95||Out of Stock|
|225 seeds||$10.95||Out of 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||72 days from transplant|
|Planting Depth||½ inch|
|Spacing in Row||24 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||36 inches|
|Height at Maturity||60 inches|
|Width at Maturity||24 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|