The Real Thing! Treasured old Italian variety whose reliable heavy yields of plump, elongated fruit taste great fresh picked and also stand out for cooking into rich, thick sauce.
Product Weight: .1 grams / Approximately 30-35 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Days to Harvest: 75 days
Days to Seed Germination: 7-10 days
Seed Planting Depth: .5 cm (1/4")
Seed Spacing: 2.5 cm (1")
Row Spacing: 90 cm (36")
Plant Spacing: 90 cm (36")
Growing Height: 120-180cm (4-6ft)
Planting Instructions: In early spring, start indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 50-55°F (10-13°C). Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm, 80°F (27°C). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When 2 inches tall, transplant into individual 4-inch pots, burying stems up to base of leaves. Maintain at 70-75°F (21- 24°C). Feed with half-strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until ready to plant, then gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions. When nights reach 55°F (10°C), transplant 3 feet apart into rich soil in full sun.
These plump, sausage-shaped tomatoes are good fresh eating as well as traditional and perfect for making thick rich sauce.