Its a variety from Italy, grown specifically for drying. I started from seed and planted the seedlings May 21, 2012. I planted four seedlings into an area of the garden that I worked horse manure and added woodchips on top as a mulch several months earlier. It turned out too hot because two of the four plants died after growing. just a little bit. Three of four roma plants on the other side of the garden did the same. I guess I learned my lesson with regards to manure.
Yesterday I harvested my first load of tomatoes.