Roma Tomatoes - Seed To Fruit - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Michael Sparks
Deerfield Beach, FL
Question by msparks378
December 28, 1999
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 from NGA
December 28, 1999


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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