Maglia Rosa is a beautiful cherry tomato that got its name from the mottled pink jersey worn by the lead racer in the Tour of Italy. It is a highly productive semi-determinate variety that does very well in pots and small spaces. Maglia Rosa fruits prolifically, and early. Be sure to pick tomatoes while they are light pink, which is the stage when peak flavor occurs. Maglia Rosa is also a very good variety for small, integrated farms. If you are looking for a unique cherry tomato that produces early and heavily, and does not need staking, Maglia Rosa is a very good fit.
Season: early season
Uses: salads, fresh snacking
Soil Requirements: 6.0 to 6.8 (mildly acidic),6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods: From seed, sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before last spring frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per pot and thin to one plant per container. After four weeks, transplant seedlings to larger pots, and about 10 days before the last spring frost, begin hardening the plants to the outdoors. Transplant your plants to a sunny, highly composted location when soil temperatures are at least 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit . Stake or cage the plants for support and to prevent sprawling on the ground.
Other Details: Average water needs, water regularly, do not over-water