Tomato, Principe Borghese
Tomato, Principe Borghese

Tomato, Principe Borghese

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Full Sun
62-72 Days
Approximately 25 seeds
3’ tall
80% Germination Rate (2023 test)

Determinate. Italian heirloom famous for sauces & sun-drying. These bushy plants require a large tomato cage for support and produce trusses of 1-2 oz red, plum shaped fruit. Huge, continuous harvest.  Benefits from starting indoors. Determinate varieties do not need pruning; fruit ripens within a concentrated time period. Seed from a small organic farm in B.C. 
Companions: Basil, Borage, Carrots

Growing Instructions: 

Germinates best in warm soil at 24-29°C with moderate moisture.

Plant Spacing : 12-18” Row Spacing: 4-6’ apart.

Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4" deep. At first true leaf, pot-up to 4" pots. Grow at a constant 16–21°C. Harden off before transplanting into the soil. Plant deeply to encourage strong rooting. Water seedlings with a high-phosphate fertilizer solution at planting to help boost early yields.