Speckled Roman Tomato (81 Days)

$ 2.50

Developed by John Swenson, the Speckled Roman Tomato is a cross between Antique Roman and Banana Legs. The fruit are quite uniform and we noticed few disease problems. About 3 inches by 5 inches in size and quite heavy. The red color is flecked with short attractive orange stripes. The Speckled Roman Tomato is a dense tomato, great for paste or processing, but the flavor is so good you'll also want to eat them fresh. 

25 seeds


Solanum lycopersicum


Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep

Starting Indoors: 6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 75-80ºF soil temperatures. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thin to the strongest seedling, or use the 20 Row seedling flat, transplanting into individual pots when seedlings get their 3rd set of leaves. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water-soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of the suggested measurement. Transplant out after the last frost. Space 24-36" apart

Sowing Outdoors: Only in areas with very long growing seasons. Sow after the last frost. 

Harvest: When fruit is red (or color of the variety planted) and firm.

Tips: The Speckled Roman Tomato should be planted in fertile soil, amended with compost, mulch, and provide even moisture. Plant deeper than they were growing in the containers as it makes a stronger roots system. Apply a light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.