The Seed Savers Exchange - Tom Hauch of Heirloom Seeds commercialized this variety in 1990. It was acquired from the Amish near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Bright red 8-12 ounce fruits vary in shape from oxheart to rounded plum. Delicious flesh is juicy and meaty, excellent for sauce or fresh eating. One of Slow Food USAs Ark of Taste varieties. Indeterminate, 85 days from transplant.
Best-selling paste tomato
Bright red fruits grow to 8-12 ounces
Fruits vary in shape from oxheart to plum
Juicy and meaty flesh
Excellent for sauce or fresh eating
Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
85 days from transplant
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost
Germination 7-14 days
Plant apart 24-36"
Plants need trellising or staking
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