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Royal Chico Tomato (25 seeds) (TM103) $1.50

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Royal Chico Tomato

         
 
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80 days. Determinate. Very productive Roma type; vigorous determinate plant yields bright red pear-shaped fruit that are uniform and perfect for paste or canning. Very resistant to disease; perfect for the home garden or market. This variety is becoming rare.
 
Royal Chico Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BreezyBee
Location:
College Place, WA
Date:
August 18, 2014
          5.0
 
Vigorous Great Producer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Heavy fruit, dense, some large

What are the cons? Flavor could be better

Review:

I spent over five summers trying to find the perfect paste tomato to grow in Southeastern WA state. I wanted a paste tomato that would not crack (problems with ants), produced well, and was as large as possible. Amish paste did not produce very well and cracked, Russian purple weren't very big and lacked in flavor. While I do not consider this the most tasty tomato in my garden, for the things I grow it for (canning pasta sauce, tomato sauce, salsa), once I add spices and other vegetables the lack in flavor doesn't matter as much. These are vigorous plants. Some plants have smaller tomatoes and some are really quite large for a paste variety. These tomatoes do not crack. And because they are not indeterminate, they don't grow really tall like some heirlooms, so we just grew our plants (15-20 of them) in a row on the ground. They have done really well. We saved the tomato supports for our others indeterminate varieties. This is our go-to paste tomato now. We will grow this for years.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
California
Location:
Paso Robles, CA
Date:
September 1, 2013
          5.0
 
Best Roma Ever
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Good taste,high producer.

What are the cons? none

Review:

I have grown many heirloom tomatoes over the past 12 years. Royal Chico's are the only tomato you will find in my garden these days. It is a fantastic all purpose tomato. Because I have lots of organic matter in my raised beds this tomato variety thrives. I love how it will sometimes produce 2 different size fruits and for that reason I don't even grow cherry tomatoes anymore. I always have plenty of large firm fruits to can my favorite sauces and salsas with Royal Chico. If you have grown this variety and ended up with only small fruits it may be that there was not enough organic matter and water supply was not sufficient. I had a few volunteers that came up and I let them live to see how they would produce. With no organic mater or regular water they only produced cherry sized fruit. Royal Chico also fit the bill for sun dried tomatoes,I dry them and store them in balsamic vinegar. I have 80 Royal Chico in my garden this year and I will put up at least 40 quarts this fall....Yum!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rosey
Location:
York, PA
Date:
August 9, 2013
          4.0
 
A Favorite
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Hardy and tasty

What are the cons? small

Review:

Good germination, easy to grow, very disease resistant. Tomatoes are smaller than Romas or Amish paste, but the flavor is good. I made outstanding sundried tomatoes with these.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Phil in WP MO
Date:
January 5, 2012
          3.0
 
Good but not for me
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

These grew very well and produced and produced. My complaint is that they were too small to bother with: I grew them next to Amish Paste which were almost as abundant but much larger and tastier. If you want a cherry-type tomato, go with Royal Chico, but if you want larger and tastier tomatos, get the Amish Paste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Unknown
Date:
May 17, 2010
          5.0
 
Produced Well
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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What are the cons?

Review:

Grew this one last year, repeating this year. We got a really good yield off this variety. I was pleased and got a good amount of canning done with this tomato. The write up mentions disease resistance, and I'd have to agree. While my neighbors hybrids were burning up from blight, this plant was going strong with no signs of slowing down! If you're worried about disease, this is the plant for you.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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