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Tomato "Roma" will primarily interest novice gardeners, as it is very undemanding to care for. Farmers will be interested in its long-term fruiting, as well as good yield.
Tomato Roma is a cultivar made by American breeders. More precisely, you cannot call it a variety. This is a group of tomatoes with the general name "Roma". Let's talk about two of the most famous - tomato "Roma" and tomato "Roma" VF.
Tomato "Roma" F1: variety description
|External form||Plum-shaped, slightly elongated.|
|Color||Well pronounced red.|
|Average mass||55-70 grams in open ground, up to 90 grams in shelters and greenhouses.|
|Application||Ideal for pickling whole fruits, good taste when processed into sauces, lecho and other tomato products.|
|Average yield||14-16 kilograms per square meter of landings.|
|Marketable condition||Excellent presentation, good safety during transportation.|
Tomatoes "Roma" F1 of medium ripening, with a powerful bush of determinant type. Recommended for planting on open ground in southern Russia, other areas require planting seedlings in a greenhouse or a film-type shelter.
The bush reaches a height of 65-75 centimeters. The number of leaves is average, the shape and color usual for a tomato. The best result when forming a bush with one stem with a garter to a vertical support.
"Roma" F1 is resistant to tomato diseases such as verticillium wilting and fusarium. It reacts poorly to high humidity, in which there is almost no pollination of flowering brushes, the possibility of infection with fungal diseases increases sharply.
Advantages of the variety:
- determinant type of bush;
- duration of fruiting;
- disease resistance;
- good safety during transportation;
- high productivity.
The disadvantages include poor tolerance to high humidity.
As for the yield, you will find the data on it below:
|Roma||14-16 kg per square meter|
|Striped chocolate||8 kg per square meter|
|Big Mama||10 kg per square meter|
|Ultra-early maturing F1||5 kg per square meter|
|Riddle||20-22 kg per square meter|
|White filling||8 kg per square meter|
|Alenka||13-15 kg per square meter|
|F1 opening||18.5-20 kg per square meter|
|Boney M||14-16 kg per square meter|
|Room surprise||2.5 kg per bush|
|Anyuta f1||12-13.5 kg per bush|
Below is the tomato "Roma" F1 in the photo:
Tomato "Roma" VF: description
|External form||Slightly elongated, ovoid, often with a well-defined spout.|
|Color||Red with green streaks disappearing as it ripens.|
|Average weight||60-90 grams.|
|Productivity per square meter||13-15 kilograms per square meter.|
|Marketable condition||Good presentation, excellent preservation with long-term storage of fresh tomatoes.|
Tomato bush "Roma" VF determinant type, reaches a height of 55-60 centimeters... The average ripening period, from planting seeds to receiving the first ripe tomatoes, takes 118-123 days. Leaves are medium in size, green in color. When growing, it is recommended to tie the stems to a vertical support to prevent the bush from lodging under the weight of the formed fruit. Resistant to fusarium and verticillium, but very easily infected with late blight.
The weight of the variety can be compared with other tomatoes in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Favorite F1||115-140 grams|
|Tsar Peter||130 gram|
|Peter the First||30-250 grams|
|Black Moor||50 grams|
|Apples in the snow||50-70 grams|
|Cranberries in sugar||15 grams|
|Raspberry Viscount||400-450 grams|
|The Tsar Bell||up to 800 grams|
The plant does not tolerate increased humidity, temperature changes. Under unfavorable conditions, the bushes stretch in height and a sharp decrease in plant productivity. The best yield when forming a bush with two stems. Requires constant regular removal of stepchildren.
h2> Advantages and Disadvantages
The advantages include:
- disease resistance;
- good productivity;
- high level of fresh fruit preservation.
Disadvantage - easily gets sick with late blight.
There are no special differences in cultivation in comparison with tomatoes of other varieties. Planting seedlings, picking, planting seedlings on ridges, watering, feeding, processing do not differ from the general rules for caring for tomato plantings.
There are a huge number of ways to grow tomato seedlings. We bring to your attention a series of articles on how to do this:
- in twists;
- in two roots;
- in peat tablets;
- without picking;
- on Chinese technology;
- in bottles;
- in peat pots;
- without land.
On the territory of Russia, tomatoes Roma and Roma VF are not widespread. On sale there are varieties of domestic selection with the best yield indicators, adapted to growing in the conditions of Russia.
As you can see, Roma tomatoes have a similar description. We hope this article has helped you understand the differences between tomatoes of this variety.
|Late ripening||Early ripe||Mid late|
|Bobcat||Black bunch||Golden raspberry miracle|
|Russian size||Sweet bunch||Abakan pink|
|King of Kings||Kostroma||French bunch|
|Long Keeper||Buyan||Yellow banana|
|Grandma's gift||Red bunch||Titanium|
|Podsinsky miracle||The president||Slot|
|American ribbed||Summer resident||Krasnobay|