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How to Grow Roma Plum Tomatoes

Plum tomatoes are characterized by their small, elongated "plum" shape, and meaty interior. They are the tomato variety of choice, for making juices and sauces, and are excellent for canning.  Roma Plum tomatoes are sometimes called sauce tomatoes.

Among the plum tomatoes, the Roma tomato variety is by far the most popular and well known.

Did You Know? There is a small, cherry-sized plum tomato variety called "Baby Roma".


Determinate Roma tomato vines grow up to four feet tall. Plants are resistant to F,V diseases.

Days to Maturity: 80 from setting plants out in the garden.

The meaty fruit's shape is cylindrical, egg shaped or pear shaped. Medium sized, red fruit weighs about 4 ounces.

They are excellent for canning, sauces, tomato juice, and ketchup.

Plants have disease tolerance to VFN, ASC and ST. See disease resistance codes

History and Origin:

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When making large amounts of juice or sauce, you will need a tomato strainer and sauce maker, to easily remove seeds and skin.  See Tomato Strainers.

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