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Viva Italia Tomato Plant

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This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 6 Feet
  • Mature Spread 18 - 36 Inches
  • Growing Zones 8 - 10

Making delicious sauces, pastes, soups, and ketchup is easy with Viva Italia Tomato Plant. This plum tomato plant produces high yields of juicy 3-to 4-ounce rosso corsa, or “racing red”, fruit.  Bred by Goodness Grows Edibles, this high sugar, dependable plum tomato plant produces sweet fruit that are so flavorful they can be eaten straight off the vine; they are also delicious chopped in salads, sliced and added to sandwiches, or paired with mozzarella, olive oil, and basil. Growing upright and bushy, this vigorous grower, also known as Solanum lycopersicum 'Viva Italia', syn. Lycopersicon lycopersicum, and Viva Italia F1, produces small yellow flowers prior to fruiting. Tomatoes ripen in 75 to 80 days and should be picked when the tomatoes are at least two-thirds red; they can also be canned/frozen. A determinate plant, Viva Italia Tomato Plant requires minimal pruning. Simply trim the plant’s lowest set of leaves to prevent disease.

Viva Italia Tomato Plant Care  

Plant Viva Italia Tomato Plant during the spring after the last frost date. Choose a spot that gets full sun. Ensure that the soil is very rich, moist, and well draining. Romas grow best in acidic soil. Aim for a pH of 6.2 to 6.8. Amend the soil with peat moss / coco coir if needed. Space plants two feet apart. To give this plum tomato plant more support, stake it.

Growing Viva Italia Tomato Plant

A vigorous grower, Viva Italia Tomato Plant matures in 75 to 80 days. Reaching a maximum height of 4 to 6 feet and spread of 18 to 36 inches, this perennial should be staked/caged to provide it with adequate support and protection from the elements. Cold hardy in zones 8-10, this plant tolerates a variety of climates. If planted in a container, ensure that this plant has a location with high humidity and at least 8 hours of full sun.

Plant Viva Italia Tomato Plant as a specimen in a container or as part of a group in a bed. If grown in a container, choose an 18-inch pot to start and repot when needed in a new container that is twice as big. In a thriller-spiller-filler combination, this plant, adding color, height, and texture, best serves as a thriller.

Watering Viva Italia Tomato Plant 

Viva Italia Tomato Plant adores moisture. Provide this roma tomato plant with 1 to 2 inches of water weekly. Try to keep the soil continuously moist.

Feeding Viva Italia Tomato Plant 

Apply a balanced fertilizer at the time of planting. Continue to feed this plant twice a month with a 5-10-10 fertilizer throughout the season.

Viva Italia Tomato Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 6 Feet
Mature Spread: 18 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 36 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Birds
Container Role:
Uses: N/A
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Goodness Grows
Common Name: Viva Italia Tomato Plant
Other Name(s): Viva Italia Tomato
Scientific Name: Tomato 'Viva Italia'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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