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FATTY SEEDS – ROMAN TOMATO

$3.92

Striking red sauce tomato with yellow streaks.

Speckled Roman is an elongated plum tomato, avg. 6-8 oz., with bright red skin and golden streaks. Meaty red flesh has little juice, is good for fresh eating, and cooks quickly into sauce. Excellent flavor.

10 seeds/Pack

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Description

Description

DETERMINATE (Bush):
Varieties do not need pruning and may be grown with or without support; fruit ripens within a concentrated time period.

INDETERMINATE (Climbing):
Varieties should be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results; fruit ripens over an extended period.

CULTURE:
Medium-rich soil with pH 6.0–6.8 preferred. Fertilize accurately since excess nitrogen causes rampant growth, rot, and delayed ripening. For short determinates, succession-plant every 4–6 weeks. Tomatoes typically germinate in 5–7 days.

TRANSPLANTING:
Don’t start too early—leggy, root-bound, or flowering transplants can cause stunting and reduce early production. About 5–6 weeks before transplanting, sow 1/4″ deep in 20-row flats with 20 seeds/row, or in 200-cell trays with 1 seed/cell; lightly cover. Keep mix at 75–85°F (24–29°C) with moderate moisture. At first true leaf, pot-up to 50-cell trays or 4″ pots, depending on expected transplant timing. Grow at constant 60–70°F (16–21°C) temp and use complete fertilizer until hardened-off. Supplemental lights and lower night temps control stretching. For earliest crop, plant under row cover around last frost date. Avoid exposing unprotected plants to consecutive nightly temperatures below 45°F (7°C). In rows 4–6′ apart, space determinates 12–24″ and indeterminates 24–36″. Plant deeply to encourage adventitious rooting. Water seedlings with a high-phosphate fertilizer solution at planting to help boost early yields.

TRELLISING:
Basket-weave by pounding 5–6′ stakes every 2–3 plants, using heavier t-posts intermittently and at ends of beds. For tall indeterminates, consider short extensions or pruning once they outgrow a manageable size for easy harvest.

PRUNING:
Indeterminates likely benefit by removing all suckers under the first strong branch directly below the first flower cluster. The lower bottom suckers often miss trellis supports, set fruit closer to soil, take energy from upper parts, and encourage spread of disease from soil. If needed later in season, consider thinning out leaves to increase airflow or topping plants to help finish ripening last fruits.

HARVEST:
Fruits ripen gradually from the blossom end to shoulders and from the base of clusters to the tips. Harvest softer fruit unstacked into shallow, padded trays. Use fully ripe fruit only for local retail or home-use. To deliver sound fruit, pick less ripe the further the distance and the longer the time between field and customer. Any fruit breaking color will still ripen post-harvest. Calyx can be removed or kept to prove freshness. If staking larger fruit with calyx on, consider trimming below shoulders when harvesting.

STORAGE:
Store blemish-free, near-ripe fruit 4–7 days at room temperature in darkness. Store longer with proper variety selection, picking less-ripe, and keeping at cooler temperatures 45–60°F (7–16°C). Colder and picking too green will sacrifice end-quality.

DAYS TO MATURITY:
From transplants.

Shipping & Delivery

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1. What are the delivery options?

A) Green Spade Standard Delivery. Free for orders $40.00 and above only. Fulfilled by our friendly Green Spade delivery team. (*This method does not ship to Sentosa or Tuas)

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**FREE Standard Delivery DOES NOT include both areas of Sentosa and Tuas.


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This means that if you place your order on Thursday, you should expect your order to reach you by next Thursday, excludes weekends and public holidays. 

  

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Generally, delivery will take place between 8:30am to 6pm between Monday-Friday. This is subjected to our delivery routes.

Please note that the estimated delivery date/time is at our best approximation and will vary with circumstances such as traffic conditions.

  

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10. What happens if I am not home to collect the delivery?

If no one is available to receive the package at the delivery address, you may request our delivery team to leave it on your doorstep or provide other instructions. Be it with a neighbour, outside your house or hide it among your flower pots!

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11. Is it possible to change my shipping address after my orders have been dispatched?

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12. I have provided the wrong address for delivery.

If the address provided is incorrect or partial, the order will be returned to us and Green Spade is not liable for any delay caused to the delivery. You will be responsible for any additional shipping charges incurred for attempted delivery, re-delivery and returned order.

Please ensure the delivery address provided is accurate. 

13. For Self Collections, there will not be any delivery charge.

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