The bright red Roma tomato, is a very popular open-pollinated plum variety that is commonly available in retail groceries. It is a determinate type tomato vine and stops growing after it reaches a height of 3- to 4-feet. Because its vines are easier to manage than indeterminates it is a good choice for growing in containers.
This variety is popular for canning because it is thick and meaty with few seeds and has a rich flavor. It is also a heavy producer, which is convenient for home canners who need a short harvest period.
When choosing varieties, keep in mind that "determinate" tomatoes ripen over 3-4 weeks on bushy vines with thick stems that usually don't need to be staked.
Average Size: 4 ounces
Seed Type: Heirloom (open-pollinated)
Plant Characteristics: Determinate; regular leaf; high yield; 3- to 4-ft.
Maturity: Mid-season, 75 days after transplant
Disease Resistance: VFN*
|Asc||Alternaria Stem Canker|
|FFF||Fusarium races 1, 2 & 3|
|Gls||Gray Leaf Spot|
|T||tobacco mosaic virus|