Tomato 'Rosa di Sorrento'
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PACKAGING: Sachet Zip lock 12 - 15 SEEDS
1. Original Name: Rosa di Sorrento. Also known as Pomodoro di Sorrento. Sometimes it is named just as 'Sorrento'. Translated as 'Pink from Sorrento'.
2. History: An old heirloom variety originating from Italy. The area where it was grown is the Sorrento Peninsula with a lot of hills. There are two versions of its origin. According to the first version, it was selected from the Cuore di Bue variety. According to the other one, its seeds were brought from America by ship owners from Sorrento. However, most of the 'tomato historians' tend to agree with the first version. The most interesting thing is that cooks loved Rosa di Sorrento and claimed it to be perfect for Caprese, a well-known Italian salad made of tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and olive oil.
3. Plant Specifications: Mid-season, a good choice for outdoors or for a greenhouse. Indeterminate, tall bush, growing 5-6 feet (160-180 cm) tall. Thick stem, regular leaf. Regular truss, 3-5 fruits per truss.
4. Training Instructions: It can be trained to one, two or three main stems. Pruning and staking are a must.
5. Shape and Weight: Round and flattened fruits, sometimes with some ribs. Shallow and rare ribs are a sign of meatiness. Weight: 7-17.6 oz. (200-500 g).
6. Color: Light pink. The fruits may have green spots near the stem end at the mature-green stage but they disappear when fully ripe.
7. Flavor Profile: Sweet and slightly tart, full-flavored. The flesh is soft and buttery. The walls are thick, and the fruits have a lot of flesh and little juice.
8. Culinary Use: A good choice for salads, slicing and side dishes. Also perfect for full-flavored sauces.