http://www.territorialseed.com/product/Principe_Borghese_Tomato_Seed/403

Valencia Tomato

Details

  • Lycopersicon esculentum
  • Open-pollinated heirloom
  • Type: indeterminate
  • Shape: round
  • Color: orange
  • Maturity: midseason; 75-80 days
  • Size: 8-10 oz, 8-12 oz (SoC.com), “large”
  • Yield: ?
  • Taste: 
    • juicy
    • vibrantly flavored
    • full, complex tomato taste
    • great balance of acid-sweet
    • bursts with flavor
    • pineapple-like as well as buttery
    • Meaty with few seeds
  • Disease Resistance or Environmental Tolerance: 
    • good choice for northern or cooler growing areas

Notes:

  • family heirloom from Maine
  • is it called Valencia for the orange, or Valencia, Spain?
  • SoC.com: “it looks just like a navel orange on the vine”

Sources:

  • Seeds of Change (no longer available)

Results from My Garden:

 SEASON SOURCE DATES PLANTS SPACING MATURITY YIELD PER PLANT AVG SIZE DISEASE
2011 SoC seed   3/8 > 4/2 > 4/18 2 18×20″ 112 days 7 10 oz 1.5 oz  
2012 SoC seed 2/19 > 4/16 > 6/5 1 18″x24″ 121 days  1 2 oz  2 oz  out-competed by pine roots

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