How to Grow Roma Tomatoes

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Roma Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum ‘Roma’
Time to sow: Spring.
Light conditions: Full sun.

Roma tomatoes are small and plum shaped, bright red fruit, that is thick walled with a meaty flesh with few seeds. It is excellent for paste, sauce, canning or freezing whole. The tomatoes are not as watery as others can be, so they are great for salads and hamburgers, etc. Roma tomato plants are very prolific and are very easy to grow. For the best crop always start the plants indoors well before the last frost date, and plant them in a sunny location after the last frost.

Tomatoes contain lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant. Lycopene has been found to help protect the body from many types of cancer, such as breast, colon, prostate cancer, and much more. Tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamins C and vitamin A.

Growing Instructions:
Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Prefers full sun, rich, moist, well-draining soil. Water well and keep the soil moist but not soggy. Transplant to garden after danger of frost has past. Sow 1 cm/1/2” deep. Space plants 45 cm/18” apart. 75 days to maturity.

Recommended Books:
Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening.
The Complete Guide to Growing Tomatoes: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide Including Heirloom Tomatoes (Back-To-Basics Gardening)

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