Seed saving: Beginner
Water Needs: 3
Thessaloniki Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
Thessaloniki tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum): ancient variety selected under the scorching sun of Greece. Resistant to full sun exposure, splits due to rain or irrigation in excessive heat. Taken by the plant, it preserves well. ,The flavour is that of bunch tomatoes: balanced between acid and sweet. The fruits reach 150 grams when ripe, and display a nice bright red colour. Undetermined ecotype that requires support and pruning of axe sprouts (trimming) for optimal production. Another important feature: it is ready in just 68 days. Thanks to its precocity and the characteristics of its selection, it is suitable for Dry Farming.
We have chosen this variety precisely because of its characteristics of rusticity and resistance to temperatures, as well as to its rapid development and longer preservation. It is simply perfect for Dray Farming.
- Very low: no need for irrigation
- Low, also suitable for hot and arid areas, irrigate only in case of prolonged drought
- Reduced needs, this variety is amongst the leas demanding of its species, hence it is highly suitable for areas with sporadic rainfall, to be irrigated only in case of prolonged droughts
- Tolerant to water stress, it needs moderate irrigation, suitable for gardens with low water consumption.
We are currently creating a guide for this kind of cultivation, unfortunately, until the guide is published, this is only an overall indication that we can provide without causing confusion about the process. Dry farming, in fact, requires cultivation techniques suitable for the specific pedoclimate and substrate. All of the varieties included in this category have been acclimatized in Italy.