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DeBaggio's Herb Farm & Nursery
43494 Mountain View Drive
Chantilly, VA 20152
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Tomatoes

For many gardeners, tomatoes are the essential crop in the kitchen garden, the summer fruit eaten fresh that justifies spring's earthy labors. The vast array of tomato varieties is a clear signal of their popularity and ease of cultivation. The best temperatures for tomato growth are between 65°F and 80°F. A site with a minimum of 4 hours of direct sun is essential to harvest fruit.

Plants that grow lushly, but provide no fruit often do not receive enough sun or have been given too much nitrogen. Tomatoes require well-drained, loose soil of moderate fertility. Warm soil is also critical to getting transplants off to a quick start.

To warm cold soil, lay black plastic over the tomato bed two weeks before the intended planting date. Remove it at planting time or slit it to accommodate the transplants. Space plants 4 to 6 feet apart, a distance that should help keep foliage dry and lessen the impact of water-borne diseases that turn green tomato leaves yellow and then brown. Transplant seedlings 2 to 6 inches deeper than they were growing in their pots (removing leaves as necessary), either by putting them straight in the hole or in a shallow, long trench on their sides. Provide plant support at the time of transplanting. Side dress with a fertilizer formulated for tomatoes after the first fruits appear.

Tomato plants are available beginning in late April.


Paste Varieties

Tomato.

'Amish Paste'. 85 days. Indeterminate heirloom. Large, oblong, ox heart shaped fruit is very sweet. Rated highly in taste tests.

Tomato.

'Golden Milano VF'. 70 days. Determinate. Hybrid. A golden Roma type, replacing Italian Gold which is no longer available. Great, taste, mild, non acidic flavor. Makes great salsa, good for canning.

Tomato.

'Health Kick'. 72 days. Determinate, to 4 feet tall. This plum shaped tomatoes are loaded with the antioxidant lycopene, about 50% more than other varieties. Fruit is great tasting and plentiful.

Tomato.

'La Roma'. 62 days. Determinate. This "improved Roma" produces more than the standard Roma and has larger sized fruit. One of the best paste type varieties.

Tomato.

'Principe Borghese'. 75 days. Determinate heirloom. This plum-shaped Italian tomato is favored for drying, sauce. But it is also tasty to eat out of hand. Meaty fruits have little juice and few seeds.

Tomato.

'Roma VF'. 75 days. Determinate. Fruits are plum-shaped and 2 to 3 inches long. A well-known, reliable variety for cooking and canning.

Tomato.

'Roman Candle'. 80 days. Indeterminate. Elongated, yellow, paste-type fruit are 4 to 6 inches long. Meaty and flavorful with brilliant yellow skin and white flesh.

Tomato.

'San Marzano'. 80 days. Indeterminate. This old favorite is more rectangular in shape and larger than Roma. A favorite with many of my Italian customers because of its meaty interior. Imported seed.

Tomato.

'Sausage'. 78 days. Indeterminate. These are big-up to 6 inches long. They are meaty and perfect to mix with canning tomatoes. Prolific.

Tomato.

'Super Italian Paste'. 73 days. Heirloom. Indeterminate. Six- inch long fruit has lots of meat, little juice, few seeds. Deep orange red in color. Make great sauce or paste.

  • Thomas DeBaggio
    (1942-2011)


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We do not wholesale.
All plants items are for sale at the farm only.