- 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|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds|
|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'|
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.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and 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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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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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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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.