Roma Golden Tomato
Roma Golden Tomato is a vigorous variety that produces plenty of elongated (7-10cm long), glowing golden tomatoes. Fruits have few seeds and is perfect for canning, cooking, sauces, salsas, sun drying, as well as fresh eating. The unique colour will make any sauce or dish stand out.
Note this variety is indeterminate unlike Roma so adequate staking is required. Rated at 75-80 days to first ripe fruit from planting. Germination can be slower than other varieties so please provide warmth and patience (2 to 3 weeks).
Sow – Start on a heat mat ideally in late August to October (Cool Climate) and plant out after frost risk and soils around 10 deg at night (after 7 days consecutively).
Can start earlier if planting in a hothouse. 8 weeks on average from sowing to planting if using a heatmat.
Spacing – 60 to 120cm
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- The wild ancestor of the tomato is native to western South America. These wild versions were the size of peas. Aztecs and other peoples in Mesoamerica were the first to have domesticated the fruit and used in their cooking.
- The Spanish first introduced tomatoes to Europe, where they became used in Spanish food.
- In France, Italy and northern Europe, the tomato was initially grown as an ornamental plant. It was regarded with suspicion as a food because botanists recognized it as a nightshade, a relative of the poisonous belladonna.
- This was exacerbated by the interaction of the tomato’s acidic juice with pewter plates.
- The leaves and immature fruit contains tomatine, which in large quantities would be toxic. However, the ripe fruit contains no tomatine.