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    Large for a paste tomato, this heirloom variety is believed by some to have been originally bred for generations by an Amish colony in Wisconsin. Indeterminate vines produce large yields of moderately acidic deep-red plum or pastes tomatoes averaging 6-8 oz each. The meaty, thick walled flesh contains few seeds and is perfect for sauces and preserving, but are also great sliced and eaten raw.

    Habit/Size Indeterminate
    Days To Maturity 80 DTM
    Germination Sow seeds indoors 1/4 in. deep 4-12 weeks before last frost. Germinates best with soil temp between 70-85F. Average time for germination is 1-2 weeks.
    Requirements full sun
    Life Cycle perennial often grown as an annual
    Antagonists all 'Brassica' members, corn, potatoes
    Companions basil, borage, carrots, chives, lettuce, onions
    Harvest Harvest when flesh around the shoulders gives slightly to the touch. Color also indicates maturity.
    Uses edible*(fruit, oil), medicinal*, utility (insecticide, oil, repellent)
    Breed Status Heirloom/Open Pollinated
    Characteristics plum, red, 8-12 oz. fruits, larger than most plum varieties
    Saving Seeds/Propagation Allow fruits to fully mature before scooping out the seeds into a container. Let seeds and pulp ferment at room temperature for 2-5 days. To separate seeds from pulp, add water and allow seeds to sink to the bottom. Pour off the floating pulp and inviable seeds. Repeat until clean. Disinfect (optional) before drying at room temperature for 15-30 days, depending on humidity. Despite being primarily self-pollinated, methods to prevent cross pollination or adequate isolation distances should be used if producing true seed.
    Seeds Per Oz. 13000
    Synonyms Lycopersicon esculentum

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