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Principe Borghese Tomato
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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: 25
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

96.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dukes
Location:
Wake Forest, NC, United States
Date:
March 5, 2017
          5.0
 
Excellent Growers very Robust
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Quality Seed, Excellent Grower

What are the cons? None so far!

Review:

These tomato plants are hardy and vigorous! This was my first year growing them so I didn't know what to expect. Started 1/14/17 indoors, germination rate was 92%, 3 to 4 days to germinate in dome with heat mat. Started them in 16 ounce cup containers which they have now outgrown standing at over 2' tall by day 50 with multiple clusters of flowers setting. Very thick stems that support all of that height even in small cups. Plants grew in partially heated greenhouse with extremes of ~35-40 degree lows and 100 degree highs. heated on nights only dipping down into the mid twenties and lower. This tomato is a tank! The only tomato I have that is this tough are my dwarf Kelly Greene's which are a tree type tomato. Pretty sure everyone is going to have success with this one. As usual, Baker Creek delivers excellent quality in all of it's products, this has become my favorite seed supplier! Can't wait to get some beautiful sun dried tomatoes!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sam Sam
Location:
St John, Virgin Islands U.S.
Date:
February 7, 2017
          5.0
 
Fabulous Tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? So prolific and tasty

What are the cons? None

Review:

This was my first ever tomato garden so I had no expectations. I chose this tomato as I was interested in making sauces, salsas, topping pizzas and adding them to salads. To say I was not disappointed is a huge understatement. I grow in self watering containers as our soil is terrible and I LITERALLY had tomato plants over 7 feet tall and covered with tomatoes. It almost was a full time job keeping up with picking washing freezing and vacuum sealing them daily. WOW. Maybe this was BEGINNERS LUCK but I surely am grateful. The taste was lovely and they exceeded my hopes. I will grow these every year for sure!! ????

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

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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8 out of 8 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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5 out of 5 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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