Principe Borghese Tomato - Packet

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$2.50
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SKU
DL013904
This Italian heirloom tomato is tops when it comes to sun-drying! With their exceptional flavor and extraordinary color, Principe Borghese tomatoes are the go-to for paste and sauce and are a staple in Tuscan backyards. Hardy vines produce several clusters of plumb-sized fruits. Easy grower and generous yielder. 75-95 days.
Plant Information
A native of Tuscany, Principe Borghese tomatoes are an Italian heirloom variety used primarily for sun-drying because of their extraordinary color and flavor when dehydrated. The vine-like plants can be left to sprawl on the ground, giving you higher yields of smaller tomatoes and eliminating the need to prune. However, the preferred growing method is to support the vines with staking, enabling them to climb upward and produce larger fruits. The vines will typically grow to about 3 feet, but have been known to reach as high as 6, so be sure your support structure is of ample size and sturdiness to support the weight of the fruit. Principe Borghese tomatoes grow in clusters of 6-8 fruits, each tomato maturing to be perfectly plump and plumb-like in shape with a diameter of 1-2 inches. They're very meaty but relatively dry and with very few seeds, making them perfect for dehydrating and making paste and sauces. The dried fruits store very well too, lasting all throughout the winter months. Like all tomatoes, Principe Borghese tomatoes are filled with many healthy nutrients, most notably lycopene. Tomatoes have the highest concentration of this beneficial antioxidant, which has been found to aid in the prevention and treatment of cancer, promote cardiovascular health, and help maintain healthy eyes.
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SKU
DL013904
Ships To Canada
Yes
Ships As
Seed
Seed Life Cycle
Annuals
Row Spacing
24-36 inches
Seed Spacing
24-36 inches
Planting Depth
1/4-1/2 inch
Item Package Size
Packet
Space After Thinning
24-36 inches
Days To Maturity
75-95
Days To Germinate
7-14 days
Botanical Name
Solanum lycopersicum
How To Grow
0
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