The Q&A Archives: Roma Tomatoes - Seed To Fruit

Question: I planted Burpee Roma Tomatoes in my garden on September 19th. I picked and ate my first tomato Christmas Day. When the seed pack refers to a plant "fruiting" in 75 days, is that a reference to the first fruit appearing or the first fruits becoming ripe?

Answer: That is usually an average from transplanting into the garden to harvest date, however fall planting is almost always a bit slower than a spring planting and of course, the weather and growing conditions also have alot to do with it. In home gardens, the day measure is really best used for comparative purposes rather than exact timing.

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