Maglia Rosa Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Maglia Rosa'
Maglia Rosa Tomato fruit
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Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Visually stunning and high yielding, this variety is sure to turn heads when grown in patio containers and hanging baskets; beautiful mottled, elongated fruit with shades of pinks and yellows; bold, sweet and firm; great as snacks or in salads
Maglia Rosa Tomato is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces small clusters of rose oval tomatoes (which are technically 'berries') mottled with shell pink and pink flesh which are usually ready for picking from mid summer to early fall. This is a determinate variety, which means it bears a full crop all at once. The tomatoes have a sweet taste and a firm texture.
The tomatoes are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Maglia Rosa Tomato will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. Because of its vigorous growth habit, it may require staking or supplemental support. This fast-growing vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.
This plant can be difficult to integrate into a landscape or flower garden, and is best grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Maglia Rosa Tomato is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.