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Striped Roman Tomato
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Striped Roman Tomato (25 seeds) (TS105) $2.50
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Striped Roman Tomato

         
 
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80-90 days. Stunning and unique. These long, pointed red fruit have wavy orange stripes! People were really excited about this one at our last Heirloom Garden Show. It's a specialty grower's dream; just what chefs and today's buyers are looking for; a perfect midsized beauty with brilliant color, meaty flesh and excellent flavor. This variety was developed by John Swenson.

 
Striped Roman Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 26
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

96.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
fuffy
Location:
Madison, WI
Date:
October 15, 2014
          5.0
 
best thing since striped bread
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful, good flavor/texture

What are the cons? none

Review:

How much do I love these? Sooo much! A huge hit with my housemates. A vigorous grower even in our small urban yard, producing beaucoup gorgeous tomatoes late into the season. And they are so gorgeous! The shape, the color, the wavy stripes--far out, man! A staple type for me from now on.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By fuffy 15 Oct 2014

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Nickname:
Callie
Location:
western, MA
Date:
August 18, 2014
          4.0
 
Wish they were more hardy
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful tasty fruit

What are the cons? Very susceptible to septoria

Review:

I usually grow San Marzanos and had one plant die after a wind storm, so I picked up a Speckled Roman plant at the local farmstand to replace it. Even though it went in later than the others, the first tomato was ready about the same time as the San Marzanos. I love the look and taste of these tomatoes but by the end of August, the plant is pretty much dying from septoria leaf spot while the San Marzanos are going strong. I really wish it were just a little more hardy because I'd grow at least half of my plants with these then.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Callie 18 Aug 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LBones
Location:
zone 9a, LA
Date:
July 13, 2014
          3.0
 
beautiful
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful, great to cook with

What are the cons? low yeids in heat

Review:

These tomatoes are beautiful, but I had problems growing them in South Louisiana. Not only did they have a hard time setting fruit in the heat and humidity, but I also had a problem with end rot. Out of my 5 heirloom varieties I tried this year, they were the only ones that had a problem with rot. The few tomatoes I was able to salvage are beautiful, meaty and taste great cooked on top of pizza! I agree with other comments that these plants need support, they get tall. I’m really glad I grew these this year (loved showing them off the neighbors), but I don’t think I will try them again. (The humidity drives our heat index into the upper 90s to lower 100s.)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By LBones 13 Jul 2014

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Barb
Location:
Pettisville, OH
Date:
January 29, 2014
          4.0
 
Beauty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful and tasty

What are the cons? not a long keeper

Review:

I grew two types of tomatoes from seed in 2013, San Marzano and these. The first thing I noticed in comparing the two was the Striped Romans looked thinner, less stocky, and of a finer, more delicate quality. I was worried they would not be hardy. I need not have been concerned. They turned out just fine. They had longer and more draping branches, especially noticeable in the seedling stage. The Romans were the earlier of the two, producing large, long fruit, great for fresh eating and beauties to look at. They are however, not a long keeper. They mature, and then get overripe quickly, both on the vine and after picking. When overripe mine had "strings" or long fibers under the skin, running from stem to blossom end. This made them harder to slice and just plain messy. They are best when newly ripe. For my purposes, a long keeper is better, allowing me time to can on a free day. Still debating whether to keep them in the garden next year but I'm sure to regret it if I don't.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Barb 29 Jan 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lauren
Location:
Nashua, NH
Date:
December 12, 2013
          4.0
 
Productive tasty but wimpy
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, fruitful

What are the cons? Wimpy stems, need support!!!

Review:

Very tasty, meaty, and beautiful tomatoes with very little seeds. Even after the plants were mowed down by some voracious herbivore in spring we managed about 15 per plant. They needed a lot of support though beyond usual indeterminate, plants were fragile and weak stemmed. I had trouble starting them out too which I suspect is due to the weak stems. The stink bugs attacked these(which I must say we had a lot of these buggers this year)'and hornworms loved these too; my chickens enjoyed the treat. Thankfully stnkbug marks didn't harm the fruit, they just turned ugly. Finally ate last one two weeks ago, after saving it from hard frost. Great for pizza, very few seeds and gel.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Lauren 12 Dec 2013

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