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We are offering Three (3) Roma Tomato plug plants ready for potting on and growing on in frost free greenhouse or on sunny windowsill ready for planting out as soon as last frosts have passed
Roma Tomato's the classic sauce and paste tomato.
A specially bred plum tomato that is ideal for preserving and making ketchup, tomato juice and soups. Tomato 'Roma' produces fleshy, juicy, almost seedless fruits with a deliciously different flavour which makes it an excellent variety for eating fresh too. This semi-bush variety is very heavy cropping and has good resistance to verticillium and fusarium wilt. A versatile variety that can be grown outside or in the greenhouse. Fertilize when first fruits form to increase yield. Water deeply once a week during very dry weather. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 50cm (20").
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Plant in the greenhouse in individual large pots, or 3 plants per growbag when 20cm (8in) high. Can be planted outdoors, 45cm (18in) apart once all frost risk has passed.
When growing in a heated glasshouse tomato plants may be transplanted at the end of May or when the first flowers are showing, if earlier. Allow 3 plants per growbag, or one per 25cm (10") pot, or plant tomatoes directly into the greenhouse soil.
When growing tomatoes outdoors, wait until all risk of frost has passed before transplanting tomatoes. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting out from early June when tomato plants are 20cm (8") tall. Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24") apart. Drive a (5') cane into the soil adjacent to each plant to support them as they grow, and tie each main stem to its support with soft garden twine.
Pick as soon as the fruits are ripe, this also encourages the production of more fruit. Harvest all the fruit as soon as frost threatens and ripen on a window sill.
Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.