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Principe Borghese Tomato (25 seeds) (TM122) $2.25

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Principe Borghese Tomato

         
 
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70-75 days. Determinate. The Italian heirloom that is famous for sun drying. Small 1-2 oz. grape-shaped fruit are very dry and have few seeds. They have a rich tomato taste that is wonderful for sauces. Determinate vines yield clusters of fruit in abundance, perfect for selling in fresh markets and making specialty products. We offer pure Italian seed.
 
Principe Borghese Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 23
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

95.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Jeanne
Location:
Round Lake, IL, United States
Date:
September 11, 2016
          5.0
 
Great cooking tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, prolific, tasty

What are the cons? none

Review:

These are the best if you want an extraordinary cooking tomato. I have grown them for three years and have been very pleased. However, in cool weather, these plants go down fast and hard, turning yellow, leaves dying, spotting. With the cool summer we had in 2015, these did very poorly, but the other two years - perfection. So, keep that in mind - warm weather - consistently above 80 seems to be best for this variety. They are prolific producers and keep turning out the tomatoes, even as the weather cools. They are relentless. Roast them for pizza - divine. Make a marinara sauce out of them - magical. If I have enough left that have not been eaten up, can them and use them for sauce in the winter. Even after canning, they continue to taste fresh and delicious. Such a treat!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Birch Creek
Location:
Prince George, BC, Canada
Date:
September 3, 2016
          4.0
 
Principe Borghese tomato
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent of its kind.

What are the cons? non

Review:

Principe Borghese is a paste tomato hidden in a cherry tomato body. This may be why some people are not happy with the taste - they are expecting a sweet cherry tomato, which this definitely isn't. 2016 was a horrible growing season here in north-central BC - cold and wet, followed by almost two weeks in early spring that were tantalizing brief glimpse of what summer could be, then back to cold and wet. In mid-August - not opening the greenhouse during the day because it was too cold! Principe was the first variety to ripen, and is still ripening fruit into September. So far, only green fruit on the other varieties, including my beloved Black Cherry. Definitely growing more next year so I can dry some - with two plants and the worst growing year ever, we are eating these as fast as they ripen. (May have to set up lights in the greenhouse next year - I'll have to think through the energy used in return for higher yield. Has anyone done this math?)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shan
Location:
Duvall, WA, United States
Date:
August 27, 2016
          5.0
 
Definitely growing Principe ag
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? prolific

What are the cons? none

Review:

Love this tomato! This was my first year growing these. They are incredibly prolific and super easy to grow. They do get huge...mine got 6-7 feet tall before I had to start pruning them. They are awesome for salsa and sauce too! I roast them, then put them through my fruit strainer and get a tasty sauce. These are definitely going back in the garden next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nancy
Location:
Woodinville, WA, United States
Date:
June 5, 2016
          5.0
 
Wonderful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? yum

What are the cons? Non

Review:

I trial several tomatoes each year. I also grow Princepe, Black Cherry and Fox Cherry arry every year. Last year my neighbor gardener shaded my Princepe to the south with tall beans but they just kept growing and making tomatoes all summer! They are my munchers as I garden so I have to plant more to get some home!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Savvy Gardener
Location:
Cornersville, TN, United States
Date:
January 25, 2016
          5.0
 
Our Favorite Little Tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Robust plants, delicious!

What are the cons? None

Review:

This tomato is delicious & full of flavor, unlike some other reviews state. Maybe it is due to soil and growing conditions. I've grown this one 3 years now in southern middle TN and never had a problem with bland taste. The plants are huge, only stopping at 6 ft. because I continually prune it back! It grows wide and so full and dense, even with all the "sucker pruning" I do. They never stop producing until frost (late Oct), even after the other varieties have long been dead. I've only planted 1 plant (after the first year) because the constant yield is so heavy it is hard for me to pick fast enough. I planted these for drying, but they are so delicious they end up eaten before they can dry! I pull the plant up before frost, hang by roots in garage, and continue picking the fresh tomatoes for at least 2 weeks! I can't imagine planting a garden without this tomato!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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