tomato 'Principe Borghese'
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- Position: full sun
- Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: half hardy
An Italian vine tomato with small egg shaped fruits that have few seeds. They are ideal for salads with sliced mozzarella, basil and olive oil and for drying for winter use. Their great flavour will also enhance tomato soups and sauces. The fruits are typically 80-100g each in weight and they can often be stored for months.
- Growing Instructions:
Sow indoors - February to May. Sow 1cm deep in trays or alternatively two seeds per pot selecting the strongest seedling. Use multi purpose compost, to cover seeds. Plant out in a greenhouse April to June, and restrict the plants to six trusses for better quality fruits. Water regularly to prevent fruits splitting.
They can be ready for picking in 72 days. If you like making lots of sauce, try sowing this variety a second time too. It will crop and ripen well under cover until early winter.
Harvest - July to September
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Comments about tomato 'Principe Borghese':
This is a handsome and vigorous plum tomato which grew well even in my not particularly sunny greenhouse. The tomatoes looked and tasted delicious.
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Hi, Can you get blossom end rot on both ends of the tomato? Mine seem to be going soft at the joined end and then dropping off Thanks love JulieAsked on 28/7/2009 by Julie Losh
A:Hello Julie, Blossom end rot will only affect the bottom of the tomato, so I suspect yours are suffering from something else. They are prone to a number of things that will make the fruits rot, so I am not really sure what might be causing this with yours. I would remove all the damaged tomatoes as quickly as possible and keep an eye on the watering and air circulation. I'm sorry not to be more help. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 29/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Tomatoes not ripening?
Hi there, I wonder if you can help. This year I am growing the tomato variety "Shirley" in the greenhouse. They are very healthy and laden with fruit, but they are not ripening. Regards. KateAsked on 17/7/2009 by kate roberts
A:Hello Kate, There is something called Dry Set, which means the growth of the tomatoes stops when they are still very small. This is brought about by the air being too hot and dry when pollination is taking place, and the best way to cure this is to mist the plants with water twice a day - in the morning and evening.Answered on 17/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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