Principe Borghese (Solanum lycopersicum) An old sun dried favourite that produces like a cherry tomato and will definitely benefit from support since it is a tall growing variety, ripening all at once. This Italian heirloom is an extremely prolific producer, of what seems like a never ending supply of lovely plum shaped deep red tomatoes, born on semi-indeterminate vines. A low seed count makes it ideal for sauces and of course it is a fabulous drying tomato. We have also used it in canning and in salads. Principe Borghese is crack-resistant and has good disease resistance to blight and leaf spot.
75 days to maturity from transplant
25 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4 inch deep and keep soil warm. Transplant into 1 inch cells or 2 inch pots at 1-2 leaf stage. Staking tomatoes (indeterminate) should be transplanted into 3-4 inch pots. Harden off plants for 4-5 days after risk of frost has passed, then transport outdoors. Transplant outdoors once day and night temperatures are consistently above 10 degrees Celsius.