Tomato - Golden Roma

Tomato - Golden Roma

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Lycopersicon esculentum

Golden Roma Tomatoes are a glorious golden-yellow Italian variety with a smooth thin skin, and sweet firm flesh.

The fruit is heavy for their size, each weighing about 1.5 ounces. They do not have much juice, and they have both low acid and sugar content, which results in a mild tomato flavour with a subtle sweetness that is enhanced when cooked.  Yellow Roma tomatoes can be slow roasted, dried, stuffed and baked, or sliced and added to stews and soups to bring out their concentrated tomato flavour. They are also ideal for chopped and tossed salads and fresh salsas.

It is a disease resistant determinate variety that grows to around 40 inches tall.  It may benefit from staking. 

Tomatoes are a warm season crop and do best started off in seedling trays or pots using quality damp seed raising medium.  Sow seeds 6mm deep, all year round in tropical regions, July - March in sub-tropical and temperate regions, and Oct - Dec in cool climates. Keep warm and moist and in strong light. Seeds germinate in approx. 7 - 14 days.  Keep soil around 20 deg C until germination.  Liquid feed the seedlings once germinated.  

Once all danger of frost has passed, transplant seedlings when around 5 - 7cm high. Transplant by planting seedlings deep, up to the first set of plant leaves, first carefully removing the original seed leaves. This can speed up fruit production and increase the depth of roots.

Grow in well drained, composted soil, in full sun.  Mulch well, and take steps to prevent fruit fly if necessary.  Maturity approx. 60-80 days.

10 seeds per packet