TM806A - Principe Borghese
Clusters of sumptuous, meaty cherry-sized fruits appear in one main set on tall plants that benefit from support. This Tuscan heirloom is one of the finest for sun-dried tomatoes, but the fruits also can particularly well. Try growing some in three to five gallon pots on the balcony, or up against the south facing wall of a house to maximize heat from the sun. This will produce more fruits with better consistent fruit set. The semi-determinate vines benefit from support.
Matures in 70-75 days. (open pollinated seeds)
- Variety grown in Italy for sun-drying
- Makes excellent tomato paste
- Semi-determinate plants
- Matures in 70-75 days
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How To Grow
Summer-ripened tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and beta-carotene. The lycopene in the tomatoes is an anti-oxidant, but is only released when the tomatoes are cooked. They also contain compounds that block cancer-causing nitrosamines. We use the convention of Bush to mean determinate (fruit set more or less all at once on short plants). Vine means indeterminate (fruit sets over a longer time on tall-growing plants). Follow along with this handy How to Grow Tomatoes Guide and grow food.!