60-70 days. Chocolate-red 3 oz roma with solid flesh. Sweet earthy complex flavour of the classic ‘black’ tomatoes. For sauce, canning, salads, etc. A prolific Chinese variety. Use strong stakes. Perfect for chili.
- Seed Count: 25-30
- Collection Date: Sept 2018
- Hardiness Zone: annual
- Height and Width: indeterminate
- 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!