“Monte Rosa” Ribbed Pink Tomato Seeds
Price for Package of 10 seeds.
Who am I? I am a new tomato variety I was born on a cool morning in June 2012 in Cabrera de Mar on the Maresme Coast (Catalonia – Spain). My mother is a pear tomato from Girona and my paternal grandfather is a Genovese Costoluto. This mixture of Catalan and Italian blood gives me a truly Mediterranean appearance.
I was born both from the passion to enjoy the Mediterranean diet and from the commitment to recover old tomatoes. We believe that each tomato is an exceptional explosion of colour and flavour.
Taste me and indulge yourself in my infinite nuances.
Do not miss the experience!
How am I?
I am asymmetric and ribbed, my skin is velvety and my sepals are very showy, which give me a lush and voluptuous appearance. From the apple green of my youth, I evolve to deep pink in my maturity and I exude a characteristic herbaceous aroma.
The way I look is the prelude to many sensory attributes that will allow you to enjoy balanced and tasty tomatoes. Those who know me more highlight my sweetness and fruity finishing taste. Enjoy me and rediscover the pleasure of an intense garden tomato flavour, which will persist in your mouth and your memory.
My flavour details make me the perfect ingredient to be part of those unforgettable dishes, prepared with love, and in which the delicacy and simplicity of natural ingredients predominates. However, without losing the properties of the tomatoes that enrich the Mediterranean diet the most.
Height: a plant that can reach over two meters high, depending on the duration of the growth cycle.
The first fruits will be completely ripe around 60 days after the plant is transplanted into the soil. The warmer the weather when the cycle starts, the faster they will ripen. In case the plant is sowed directly in soil (or kept in a pot), the first ripe fruits will be up for harvest in about 90 to 100 days after the seeds are sowed. The first fruits will be the largest ones, and can reach a weight of 400 grams and will be very ribbed.
After that, the weight and size of the fruits will be reduced, to some extent. The warmer it is during the cycle, the faster tomatoes will ripen. If a recently-set fruit is removed (or any of its flowers) in one of the first vines, the result will be more and bigger tomatoes in the following vines, leveling the plant’s production throughout the cycle.
The plant has a medium-high vigor, and thus, it is recommended to remove some stems in order to have enough light on the fruits. Removing stems reduces problems related to humidity (botrytis, etc.). A rich in calcium fertilizer is highly recommended, especially during extremely hot seasons.
This variety counts on several resistances that make it suitable to be grown professionally:
– Resistance to Tomato Mosaic Virus (ToMV)
– Resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV)
– Resistance to Verticilium (Vd)