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Midnight Roma - Plum Tomato

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Solanum lycopersicum

Story: This seed was donated to us by Randa Toko who originally got it from Row 7 seeds and grew it out as the head-grower for the Ottolenghi Kitchen Garden at Wolves Lane in north London. It is a beautiful, long pointed, medium sized plum tomato. It looks incredible, having blue/ almost black skin and red flesh but it is more of a sauce tomato than a salad one, being quite fleshy and mild in taste. It is a late producing tomato so best grown in a greenhouse or polytunnel before blight sets at the end of summer.

When to sow: from late March to early April if you will be growing the plants outdoors.

Requirements: nutrient-rich soil, regular watering, and a lot of sun.

Harvesting: typically July/later summer in southern England

Isolation required: No 

Saving Seed From Tomatoes: Allow the tomatoes to fully ripen on the plant then cut them open and squish the seeds out. Seeds need to be fermented to remove the sticky gel that surround them see our video on seed saving from tomatoes for the technique.

Please remember, if you’re an individual grower you can order up to 3 packets of seeds. If you order more than this, you will receive just three packs to begin with. This is to ensure we get plenty of data in return and to keep our stocks sustainable for years to come.* 

*Community groups and Experienced Growers can order larger quantities, please email us if this is the case. 

If an item is out of stock we will send a close alternative.