Tomato 'Nonna Peppina'

Solanum lycopersicum L.

A Diggers exclusive and winner of the 2024 Beefsteak and Saucing tomato category in the Diggers Tomato Taste Test. A rich saucing tomato that's equally good when sliced and served on a sandwich. Rich red heavily fluted fruit grows to around 600-700gms. Highly productive.

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Tomato 'Nonna Peppina'

Making it's way to Australia from Calabria in Italy in Nonna Peppina's bra, this Australian-Italian heirloom tomato wowed the judges at its first ever tomato taste test in 2024. Donated to Diggers through our seed preservation program, Ken Carr shared his Nonna's seed and this unique variety we are so proud to be able to share this precious family heirloom with Diggers Members across Australia.
How to grow

Sow seed 6-8 weeks before you want to plant out your tomatoes. Never plant tomatoes in the same bed two years running as you risk infection from a build up of pests and diseases. Tomatoes need an open, sunny position, with plenty of air circulation to thrive. Tomatoes are best in a bed which has been heavily manured for a previous crop such as broccoli. A soil that is too rich in nutrients will produce prolific, but soft, sappy growth which is prone to disease. Long, leggy tomato seedlings can be planted very deeply or even on their sides, as the stem is able to grow roots when covered with soil, and a large, healthy root system will develop.

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