Our Sicilian Rouge tomato contains a particularly high amount of skin-beautifying ingredients like lycopene and proline, even when you compare it to other variations in our Mauro's Mediterranean Tomatoes collection. In addition, this tomato type contains a large amount of glutamic acid (a flavor ingredient which is an element of umami), characterized by a moderate acidic taste. Just fry in salt and olive oil to enjoy authentic Italian food.
The king of cooking tomatoes.
Compared to ordinary large pink tomatoes, the functional ingredient, lycopene, is about 8 times greater ※1, glutamic acid (the flavor ingredient from umami), is about 3 times greater※1, and the main component of collagen, proline, is about 6 times greater ※2.
Sicilian Rouge is delicious even when simply fried with salt and olive oil.
- Early-maturing, slightly elongated small and mid-sized leaves give good exposure to daylight.
- There are about 15 to 20 flowers / bunch. The fruit is redand vertical.
- High-yield with faster rotation than ordinary tomatoes.
- Heat and cold resistant, can be cultivated using a wide range of cropping methods
| Disease Resistance
- Wilt disease (F1)
- Verticillium wilt (V)
- ToMV (Tm-1)
* 1 ... Survey conducted by Kagawa Nutrition University* 2 ... Survey conducted by Osaka Prefecture University* 3 ... Survey conducted by Japan Food Research Laboratories
| Cropping Tips
- Since it is fertile, be diligent with topdressing management and after confirming three stages of fruit bearing, cultivate well.
- Diligently apply minerals such as calcium and magnesium as well as micronutrients. If you are cultivating using the Sauvage Method, be careful of dehydration
| Suitable Field Type
- Cold & High altitudes
- Warm Climates
| Suitable Cropping Types
- Semi-forced Cultivation
- Forced/Controlled Cultivation