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Height: 72 - 96" (1.83-2.44 m)
Plant Spacing: 18 - 24" (0.46-0.61 m)
Row Spacing: 24 - 36" (0.61-0.91 m)
Days to Maturity: 69 - 80
Growing Habit: Indeterminate
Sun: Full Sun
Color: Bi-Color, Red
Size: Small, Medium
Shape: Small, Medium
Genetic Type: Hybrid
Variety Type: Saladette/Pear
Disease Resistance: T
Salads, pasta, sauces, bruschettas, salsa, soups, can be eaten fresh, roasted
Information for Campari
Campari tomatoes originated and developed in Europe. However, its seeds have been imported to North America since 1996. Houweling Nurseries, a family-owned tomato growing company, was the first group to introduce Campari tomatoes to the American and Canadian markets.
This tomato type became a widely accepted variety during the end of the 20th century, making it copiously developed in several parts of the United States. Many consumers, tomato lovers and gardeners have grown to love the flavor and appearance of the Campari.
This hybrid tomato grows on indeterminate vines coupled by regular leaflets. The tomatoes are round-shaped and vibrantly red in color. Camparis are slightly bigger than the cherry tomato variety but smaller and more globular than the plum tomato.
When it comes to the taste, the Campari does not disappoint. It may be small, but it packs a lot of flavor. These come in a snack-size, perfect for munching on plain and fresh. The sweetness of the Campari is brought about by its high sugar levels and low acidity. This tomato is juicy and meaty without cracking and crumbly.
Most commonly, Campari tomatoes are sold in clusters with some of the vine attached. This is to guarantee freshness and flavor. The tomatoes should be left on their vine after purchase and stored at room temperature. Keeping them refrigerated loses that succulent tomato taste. Additionally, Campari tomatoes are available in supermarkets year-round. The United States and Canada are its biggest producers.
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