Tomato (Plum) Principe Borghese Seeds
Technically a fruit, but also Britain’s favourite summer vegetable! No surprise because nothing you buy beats the flavour of home-grown tomatoes.
Ratings & Reviews
On the pack …
On the pack (but not the web description) it says these tomatoes are not to have the side shoots pinched out. The result is a bush tomato where the side shoots have side shoots ad infinitum. There are tomatoes in there somewhere but they are not going red. Would not buy again. Best to have cordon types.
Planting & Harvesting
Sow & Grow
Sow indoors March-April. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow thinly, 0.5cm (¼") deep, in a pot of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Transplant to individual pots when 10-15cm (4-6") tall. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into warm, well-drained soil, 60cm (2') apart, during May-June when frosts are over. Harvest: August-October.
Hint's & Tips
Harvest whole plants and hang to dry in a light, sunny, airy position until the tomatoes are pliable but 'leathery' to touch. They can also be air dried in an oven. Excellent eaten fresh too.