Roma’s are the most commonly grown saucing tomato for the very reason that it does so well.
Tomatoes are native to Central and South America. Mexicans being the first to domesticate and use the tomato in culinary pursuits, the Spanish took the tomato out into world after colonization. An Italian heirloom, Roma’s are the most commonly grown saucing tomato for the very reason that it does so well. Producing many fruit per plant, they are ideal for cooking as they have less juice then other types of tomatoes. They can also be used fresh or great in salsas or for drying. They have beautiful red fruit, with an elongated shape. A determinate type with a height to 1m, frost tender maturing 70 days from transplant.
Sow in August into trays in a glasshouse. Keep soil temp above 18°C for ideal germination. Prick out when true leaves appear to 4cm diagonal spacing. Pot on to small pots to further develop roots. Transplant after last frost to 40cm diagonal spacing into fertile ground in direct sun. Stake and de-lateral as needed.