Roma VF Tomato seeds produce a heavy-yielding tomato variety commonly used for preserves, solid-pack canning tomato paste and puree.
These tomatoes have very little juice and a mild flavor. Roma VF tomatoes are large, determinate plants that have great leaf cover and disease tolerance.
Planning on growing some of your own Roma VF tomatoes? You can start your seeds indoors 6-8 weeks prior to you areas final frost date. You can also sow your tomato seeds directly outdoors in full sun after all danger of frost has passed and soil is warm.
Don’t forget: these tomatoes will not tolerate frost!.
Safe for bees
Grows Best In:
Container Size: 24″+
Soil and Climatic requirement: Tomato crop tolerate acidic soil, It prefers well drained, fertile soil and also rich in organic matter. Clay loam produce high yields. And tomato Required 6-6.8 pH for better uptake of nutrient.
Fruit plants require minimum 8 hrs of direct sunlight for better yield. Select site with full sun, for northern region it is very important it receive at least 6 hr sunlight for southern region light afternoon shade will help tomatoes thrive well.
Ideal temperature for germination 75-95 F in cooler temperature germination is very slow.
Planting and its care:
Right season for planting: Tomato can sow in all round the year. For rainy season crop June -July is right time for sowing, As winter crop Oct-nov and for summer crop Jan-feb.
a) Planting using seeds:
Sow the seeds in beds about 0.5-1.25 cm depth,
Treat tomato seeds in hot water about 50 degree celcius for 25 minutes, not stand up too hot water it affects germination percentage.
Seeds will germinate within 5-6 days after sowing if soil temperature is poor it will take 12 days to germination.
Transplant to the main bed or container after 20-25 days after sowing.
While planting tomato seedlings maintain plant spacing for better establishment of tomato crop. Row to row spacing 90 cm and plant to plant 45 cm.
b) Watering: Generously do watering for the first few days, water well throughout the season, mulching can be done after 5 weeks to retain soil moisture during summer season.
c) Fertilizer: Apply nutrient two week prior to first picking. For better crop establishment use Gardenguru’s Tomato special mix nutrient.
d) Harvesting: Fruit will slightly change its colour to red from bottom. Those fruits are ready for harvest. Ripen fruits are soft when compared to other fruits.
e) Companion crop: Lettuce, Basil, Pepper, Carrot, onion, garlic are companion crop for tomato