Common names include Italian tomatoe, Italian plum tomatoe, paste tomato, canning tomato.
|Days To Maturity||70-80 days|
|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.|
|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 ripeness.|
|Uses||edible*(fruit, oil), medicinal*, utility (insecticide, oil, repellent)|
|Breed Status||heirloom - open pollinated|
|Saving Seeds/Propagation||Earlier fruits contain more viable seeds. Allow fruits to fully ripen before scooping out the seeds and pulp into a container. Add just enough water to make fluid, then let them ferment for 5-10 days at room temperature. 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. Dry for 15-30 days depending on conditions.|
|Seeds Per Oz.||≈ 11250|
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