HEIRLOOM Distinctly sweet and with an incredible depth often described as ‘smooth smokiness’, Organic Paul Robeson Tomato is named for the pivotal opera singer and civil rights activist. The dark red-bronze skin with green shoulders is unique among tomatoes and indeed these 7 to 12-ounce meaty fruits have a passionate cult following, just like their namesake, which we are proud to be a part of.
Paul Robeson is one of our most popular varieties and we couldn’t be happier that flavor, as well as social justice, are back on the menu! We also love that Paul Robeson is so abundant on modest 4-foot plants, so if you garden in a small space, don’t hold back.
|20 Seeds||$4.45||In stock|
|40 Seeds||$7.55||In stock|
|80 Seeds||$14.25||In stock|
Planting Method: Transplant Only
When to sow: 6-8 weeks before last frost
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch Days to Germination: 7-10 at 80°F (27°C)
Sowing and seedling care: Don’t start too early! Sow indoors 2 seeds/cell or soil block, & thin to 1. We recommend sowing on a heat mat at 80°F to emergence, 75°F after. Good light is essential: Younger, less stressed seedlings are healthier and more abundant than older, more stressed seedlings. Pot up to 3-4” pots when first true leaves, submerging 3/4 of the stem below soil.
When to transplant: Harden off & transplant outdoors after frost, again burying stem.
Strong 3′ trellis optional but helpful. Water soil, not leaves. Prune lowest stem “suckers” as they emerge.
Transplant Spacing: 2.5 feet Sun Needs: Full
Days to Harvest: 78