Description: Native to tropical countries and foothills of the Andes (South America), the tomato Lycopersicon esculentum L. - was introduced in the sixteenth s gardens in Italy and in France in the eighteenth. The Roma variety is red, oblong. Very firm, its high rate of dry matter is ideal for canning and concentrate. Type elongated square to ovoid (piriform) cluster, weighing 70 to 90 g, this tomato is soft. This popular variety is semi early determinate (it will stop its development after fruit 4 or 5 flower clusters).
Soil preparation: The tomato prefers light soils, furniture and fresh. A loamy soil gives the best results: smoke so your land in autumn (3 kg/m2). Sunny: it likes the light and heat.
Sowing: From February to May sow the seeds 1 cm deep in pot. 8 weeks after sowing, transplant messengers by burying 5 cm below the collar. Install guardians before planting. Spacing: 45 x 75 cm.
Exercise 8 to 10 d. in soil at 18 ° C.
Harvest: July to late October until frost. In intercropping, to avoid transmission of any viruses, do not plant tomatoes next to the legumes (beans ...) red cabbage and fennel. To prevent transmission of fungal diseases (fungi) peel off the bottom of the feet. IPM, planting marigolds (or marigolds) between your tomatoes, they will enrich your soil, and have an insecticidal action on nematodes (or anguilules) present in the soil. To repel the aphids to plant basil (Genovese ...) and coriander (small seeds ...). To prevent the tomatoes split open, pull the collar down. Regular watering avoid sagging of flowers, fruit set and after the burst of fruit.
This variety can be grown in pots (30 cm in diameter) in the soil enriched with clay.
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