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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: 23
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

95.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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

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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

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TamiM
Location:
Freeport, IL
Date:
September 4, 2013
          5.0
 
GREAT tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? size, taste

What are the cons? started out slow

Review:

This longish, blocking, PRETTY tomato is SO flavorful, you'll never sweeten pasta sauce again! Meaty with few seeds and little jell. These things are huge! NEVER grow romas again! No bug problems. We had a hot, dry summer. *NOTE TO OTHER* blossom end rot...add calcium to your soil, your lacking calcium. Adding lime just throws your PH off and won't help blossom end rot. Good source of calcium: whole fish emulsion. I had 29 varieties of heirloom 'mater and NO blossom end rod this year. Back to Striped Roman. SO many friends loved this tomato so much, I have been asked to grow plants for them next year. Now my plants did not get tall. But no matter. The fruit were AMAZING!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By TamiM 4 Sep 2013

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
matt
Location:
Antioch, TN
Date:
August 14, 2013
          3.0
 
super tasty
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? very rich taste

What are the cons? prob with blossom end rot

Review:

I started 9 plants in March this year and each one grew. Translplanted to garden and they took off. Its rained alot here in middle TN and they have faded due to that, yellowing leaves and wilting. But other than the way the vines look, wow ! they have started to produce really well now that its August and show no signs of stopping. Great taste fresh or in salsa. Made an eggplant lasagna and used these as tomato sauce...sooo good. And they are the best looking tomatoes in the garden, love the stripes. I pick mine off the vine when about 75% red and let them turn solid red in the pantry, I found if i leave them on to vine to ripen they tend to attract bugs.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By matt 14 Aug 2013

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
G.Meiner
Location:
San Jose, CA
Date:
August 3, 2013
          4.0
 
Delicious Jewel
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Color, texture, flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

Almost too pretty to eat. High in meat and low in seeds. Really nice.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By G.Meiner 3 Aug 2013

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