60-70 days. A prolific Chinese variety bearing chocolate-brick red 3 oz roma type with solid flesh. Sweet earthy complex flavour of the classic ‘black’ tomatoes. For sauce, canning, salads, etc. Very bright fresh tasting right off the vine. Use strong stakes. Perfect for chili as it lends a nice deep colour and a very thick sauce/paste. I really like this tomato.
- Seed Count: 25-30
- Collection Date: Sept 2021
- Hardiness Zone: annual
- Tomato type: Regular leaf indeterminate roma/paste.
- Germination test type: hand sort
How to germinate Tsungshigo tomato seeds:
Sow 5 mm deep. Keep moist; plastic cover improves success. Opt. germination temp: 18-25 C. Days to germ: 5-10. All tomatoes drop their blooms when temperatures reach 85 F or greater, so make sure your tomatoes don’t get over heated. Blossom end rot is a nutritional disorder where a lack of calcium causes the fruit to rot from the blossom end so be sure you use something like rock phosphate (22% calcium) when amending your tomato beds/growing medium. Use mulch to retain moisture or prevent water from splashing up on your plants as tomatoes hate having their foliage wet…NEVER WATER FROM ABOVE…its like someone splashing a cold bucket of water on you!