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Speckled Roman

  • The Speckled Roman tomato is a unique and flavorful heirloom tomato variety that is known for its elongated shape, meaty texture, and rich, sweet taste. It is named for its distinctive appearance, which features a bright red and yellow striped skin with a speckled pattern.


    Seeds per pack: 25

    • Soil Preparation: Tomatoes prefer well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Before planting, work compost or well-rotted manure into the soil to improve its texture and fertility.

    • Planting: Start from seed indoors 6-8 weeks before your last expected frost date. Once the seedlings have 2-3 sets of leaves, they can be transplanted into larger pots or containers. When planting, be sure to bury the stem up to the first set of leaves, as this will encourage the plant to develop a strong root system. Space the plants 2-3 feet apart in the garden.

    • Watering: Regular watering to keep the soil moist. Provide about 1 inch of water per week, or enough to keep the soil evenly moist. Be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to fungal diseases.

    • Fertilizing: Regular fertilization to produce a bountiful harvest. Use a balanced fertilizer at planting time, and apply additional fertilizer every 4-6 weeks throughout the growing season.

    • Pest and Disease Control: Tomatoes can be susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases, including aphids, whiteflies, and tomato hornworms. To control pests, use insecticidal soap or neem oil as needed. To prevent disease, practice good sanitation and avoid overhead watering.

    • Harvesting: Speckled Roman tomatoes are ready to harvest when they are fully ripe and have a bright red and yellow striped skin. Pick the tomatoes from the plant by gently twisting them off the stem. The plants will grow to be about 4-6 feet tall and will produce a high yield of elongated, meaty tomatoes throughout the growing season.

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