Monday, March 16, 2009
Roma Tomato or Roma (the "Roma VF" variant is most common in seed catalogs as of 2007) is a plum tomato which is commonly found in supermarkets. The tomato is a meaty, egg- or pear-shaped tomato. It has few seeds and is a good canning and sauce tomato. While Roma is an open-pollinated variety, it is generally not considered an heirloom tomato, rather than a hybrid, it has been steadily improved to the point where most Roma tomato vines are fusarium wilt and verticillium resistant (thus the VF in the name). The vines are determinate and fruit heavily, making Roma a popular variety with gardeners who do a lot of home canning.