Organic Italian Heirloom Tomato

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Indeterminate 75-80 days to harvest Lycopersicon lycopersicum

HEIRLOOM Friends, if we could only grow one paste tomato, this is it, without question. And she's an equally impressive slicer! Organic Italian Heirloom Tomato produces simply incredible amounts of massive 12 to 20-ounce red fruits. Her flavor is the perfect balance of acid and sweet, her texture thick and meaty with very few seeds. We love Italian Heirloom for sandwiches and salsa as well as sauce and so appreciate its tolerance of many diseases, including Late Blight. We had plants producing into early October 2015 in the field here in the Finger Lakes. Many thanks to our friends at Uprising Seeds for sharing this gem with us!

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20 Seeds $3.79 In stock
40 Seeds $6.50 In stock
80 Seeds $12 In stock

Organic Italian Heirloom Tomato

Indeterminate 75-80 days to harvest Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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HEIRLOOM Friends, if we could only grow one paste tomato, this is it, without question. And she’s an equally impressive slicer! Organic Italian Heirloom Tomato produces simply incredible amounts of massive 12 to 20-ounce red fruits. Her flavor is the perfect balance of acid and sweet, her texture thick and meaty with very few seeds. We love Italian Heirloom for sandwiches and salsa as well as sauce and so appreciate its tolerance of many diseases, including Late Blight. We had plants producing into early October 2015 in the field here in the Finger Lakes. Many thanks to our friends at Uprising Seeds for sharing this gem with us!

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4 reviews for Organic Italian Heirloom Tomato

  1. Richard Nuzzi

    I grow tomatoes in my greenhouse due to our short and unpredictable growing season here at 7200 feet in the foothills west of Boulder, CO. I had settled on Goliath Pio, an F-1 hybrid, that I had grown exclusively for the past 10 years due to its great flavor, productiveness and versatility. This year I decided to try Organic Italian Heirloom, and it is hands down the best tasting tomato I have ever grown, and maybe the best I’ve ever tasted. Deep red meaty flesh with few seeds. Great production so far in mid-August, with many more large fruits–many 16-20 oz!– on the vine. 90% of our tomatoes go to red sauce–we put up 50-80 quarts each season, because opening a jar of red sauce in January is one of the true joys of winter life. I will grow a much higher percentage of this variety next season.

  2. Julie

    Seriously the best tomato I have ever grown. So early and so productive! 2 months of solid tomatoes off of my plants. I have made so much sauce and salsa and they’re even a good slicer! Love them so much!

  3. Heather (verified owner)

    YESSS! This is our ALL TIME FAVORITE paste tomato 🙂 So glad that you have put some away to enjoy in the chilly winter months and don’t hesitate to reach out anytime! -Heather & The Fruition Crew

  4. Andria (verified owner)

    This was my first year trying this variety. They germinated great, but once in the ground at first I thought it wouldn’t do that well, the plants seemed more thinly leaved than my San Marzanos. It’s entirely likely, though, that this is part of why they WAY outperformed all the other vareties in my garden in this very wet year in upstate NY. While I frantically thinned all my other varieties to increase airflow in a feeble attempt to stave off fungal diseases in all the rain, this variety pushed through. It definitely still got leaf spot, but it came on a little later, and they still produced giant, softball sized tomatoes. All-in-all this variety is probably the only reason I was able to can ANY tomato products this year. I’ll definitely be planting these italian heirlooms again!

  5. alani

    My new favorite paste tomato! I only grew one plant this year and will be growing several more and giving them to friends next year. Very early, huge, productive and totally delicious.

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Organic Italian Heirloom Tomato

Transplant Only: Don’t start too early! Sow indoors 2 seeds/cell & thin to 1, 1/8” deep 6-8 weeks before last frost on a heat mat at 80°F to emergence, 75°F after. Pot up to 3-4” pots when first true leaves, planting 3/4 of the stem. Harden off & transplant outdoors after frost 2.5’ apart, again burying stem. Prune lowest stem ‘suckers.’ Water soil, not leaves.

Sowing Date: Indoors early Spring
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch
Days to Germination: 7-10 days at 80°F
Days to Maturity: 75-80 days to fruit
Plant spacing after thinning: 2.5 feet
Height: Indeterminate

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