This classic Italian variety Tomato Roma Italian Delizia is popular as both a fresh (table) tomato or in all types of cooking, for good reason. This compact growing bush (plant) variety produces extremely heavy yields of bright red egg-shaped (elongated) fruit, which actually taste the way tomatoes should! Fragrant, sweet (low acid) and juicy with a smooth texture, unlike the rubbery pulp the supermarkets call tomatoes these days! Tomato Roma Italian Delizia has traditionally been used as the key base for Italian pizza and pasta sauces as well as for drying (dried & semi-sundried) and of course as a tasty fresh tomato for the next sandwich or salad. The variety Tomato Roma Italian Delizia is one of the earliest fruiting varieties of tomato, which is both long-lived, and a strong producer, which is sure to provide an extremely rewarding experience for any gardener.
This variety does not require any form of staking, however, please remember, like all tomato varieties, will require a sunny spot in the garden and for the leaves to remain dry during watering to avoid the onset of leaf diseases. Parsley and basil plants are generally considered companion plants for tomato plants and Marigolds can be inter-planted with this tomato variety, as they act as a natural insect pest repellent, please visit our store for more details.
Advantages of Tomato Roma Italian Delizia
Early fruiting compact bush variety (no staking)
Egg-shaped fruit (100 - 140g) - excellent for home-gardeners
Sweet and juicy bright red smooth flesh
Extremely heavy yielding variety, with months of repeat harvesting
Generally vigorous plant, provided it has sufficient nutrition, particularly phosphorus