Principe Borghese Tomato Seeds - (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)

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Seed Count:
Approx 25 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
70-75 days
Days to Germination:
5-7 days @ 75-95F
Light Preference:
Full sun
Plant Spacing:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
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Principe Borghese Tomato - The Little Secret from Italy

Small plum shaped fruits, averaging 1 - 2 oz. grow in clusters, very meaty with little juice and few seeds. The definitive classic tomato for sauces and sun drying, traditionally grown in the south of Italy.

Deep rich classic sun dried tomato taste. They are also excellent for eating fresh.

Determinate tomatoes are well suited to containers as they are compact and require minimal staking.


Tomatoes were grown as a crop in Mexico and Peru in pre-Columbian times, but the early history of domestication is not well known (most likely in Mexico). In Europe, tomatoes were grown as ornamentals (thought to be poisonous) and became popular as a food only in the 18th century. 


Raw or cooked the tomato is one of the most widely used and versatile foods from your garden. Use fresh in salads, sandwiches, and salsas. Cooked in sauces and stews. Can be stuffed, dried, puree, paste or powdered. The uses are endless!

Growing Tip

Tomatoes suffer more transplant shock than other vegetables, but you can minimize this by hardening them off for a week or two first. This means setting them outdoors in their pots in a protected place so that they get some warm sun, a little gentle wind, and even some cool (not freezing) nights. This will help them adjust to some of the stresses of real life before having their roots transplanted into the ground. 

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2 Reviews

  • 5
    Principe Borghese

    Posted by Evelyn Pace, FL on Jul 9th 2017

    Another staple Principe has never let me down.I grew Principe for the first in our garden in the early 90s. GREAT taste and production it IS the perfect drying tomato.I freeze them after drying and throw a handful in any tomato dish I make.

  • 5
    Take Over my Green house Every Year!

    Posted by Tanya on Jul 9th 2017

    These are my grandkids favorite tomatoes ever! They can't get enough of these when they come visit. The plants are very heavy producers and produce all season long, this past year we trellised them and that gave us more room to grow other varieties and made it easier to pick the tomatoes!

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