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Lycopersicon esculentum, Tomato - Rose de Berne


Beautiful, nicely-shaped 100g to 200g fruit, that are a rose-pink color and have an excellent sweet flavor.

The vines set good yields. Heirloom variety from Switzerland.

Requires a rich well-drained soil in a warm sunny position. Indeterminate, 70-80 days to maturity.

Tomato plants are not frost-tolerant and generally need to be started off in a greenhouse in the spring if they are to succeed outdoors in Britain. They also need a hot sunny summer if they are to fruit well. Some varieties have been developed that can be successfully grown outdoors during the summer in temperate climates such as Britain, although good summers are still required in order to get reasonable yields.

Tomatoes grow well with asparagus, parsley, brassicas and stinging nettles. They are also a good companion for gooseberries, helping to keep them free of insect pests. They dislike growing near fennel, kohl-rabi, potatoes and brassicas (this is not a typing error, merely a difference of opinion between different books).

Edible uses

The fruit of the tomato plant is a very popular and much used fruit, both fresh and cooked. It can be used as a savoury vegetable or flavouring in cooked foods, or can be eaten out of hand as a dessert fruit. It is much used in salads and as a flavouring in soups and other cooked foods. The fruit can also be dried and ground into a powder that can be used as a flavouring and thickening agent in soups, breads, pancakes etc. It is used in salads.
An edible oil, suitable for culinary purposes, is obtained from the seed. The seeds are copious per fruit but small, and a significant quantity would be needed to produce oil in usable quantities.

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