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60-65 days. Our hands-down choice for a roma-style tomato that’s comfortable growing in a container. The exceptionally compact, determinate plants produce heavy flushes of fruit, perfect for cooking up into rich sauce, soup or ketchup. The bright crimson, oval tomatoes are meaty and dense with a rich, tangy flavor. These dual-use tomatoes are also ideal in salads. Overall plant size is 12–24 inches tall, stretching 24–36 inches wide.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
No blossom end rot

These plants were amazing. The first time I tried to grow Romas, it was with a different variety and about 80-90 % of the tomatoes ended with blossom end rot. I switched to Little Napoli last year and I had tomatoes coming out of my ears. I grew 3 plants, each a different way to see if my blossom end rot results were different - one in a raised bed, one in a large fabric pot with a tomato "halo"�, and one in a self watering planter. They all did great! I had more Romas than I knew what to do with. No sign of blossom end rot even though my method of growing them did not change significantly from the variety I tried last year.

Dolores L.
Prolific all season long

In spite of the delayed summer, once temperatures normalized these plants took off and produced like crazy. Meaty and tasty. Once fall approached we made pints of salsa, chutney, and at the very end of the summer made green tomato chutney and chow chow. Desperate to find uses for the prolific producers-and only three plants. We had them on a solar powered drip irrigation system which worked perfectly. They were in stock tanks which we had mixed in planting mix, chicken coop waste and other compost, and peat moss.

Won Best of Show

Fantastic! Sweet inside. Took to a Tomato Festival and WON best of show. People were pointing at the Tomatoes and shaking their heads Yes. Thank You for introducing this Sweet Tomato!

Pam M.
These were a really nice surprise

We had one little plant in the summer of 2021 and if we had known how prolific it would be, we would have planted six more. It was beautiful with loads of little tomatoes that we put on homemade pizza and also dried. The flavor was very, very good. I love this little work horse and will be trying them in pots this year. Yay Little Napoli!!!

Soil Temp for Germ 70-90°F
Seed Depth 1/4"
Days to Emergence 6-14
Soil Temp for Transp 55°F
Plant Spacing See below
Row Spacing 3-4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 280-320
Seed Life 3 years

Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well-drained raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcium amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

• HR indicates high resistance.
• IR indicates intermediate resistance.
• Aal | Alternaria Stem Canker
• AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
• B | Bacterial Wilt
• F* | Fusarium Wilt
• FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
• L | Gray Leaf Spot
• LB* | Late Blight
• LM* | Leaf Mold
• N | Roundworm | Nematode
• PL | Corky Root Rot
• PST | Bacterial Speck
• RK | Root-Knot
• TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
• ToANV* | Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
• ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
• TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
• TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
• V* | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers and letters indicate specific disease race.

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