Sunday, August 28, 2005


The summer's first picking of romas. And a fallen pear. Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

gina said...

Delicious, all of these photos, and so many romas, I covet.

Patty said...

Gorgeous! I enjoyed all the photos.

Nick said...

At first glance the tomatoes resembled the San Marzano variety so I did a little digging and found out that:

Roma is an outstanding and disease resistant tomato variety that produces oblong red, plum-like tomatoes of a medium size. Roma is ideal for making tomato paste or for canning. There seems to be some debate about this tomato variety's origin. Though it is typically assumed to be an Italian heirloom tomato, in their 1958 annual catalogue, Geckler Seeds Company states that the Roma is:

"A very important new tomato development at the Plant Industry Station, Beltsville, Maryland. Final selection came from the progenies of crosses of San Marzano, Pan American and Red Top. Vine and fruit characteristics resemble Red Top, but much more productive and larger than San Marzano."

In the years since, this tomato variety has become one of the best known tomatoes in the United States and is popular among gardeners as well as commercial growers due to it's fine taste, meaty flesh and resistance against Fusarium and Verticulum Wilt. Determinate. Matures early - 65 to 70 days.


I guess you never stop learning. Thanks for the pics.

Nicholas said...

Looks delicious! A nice healthy red color...