Amish Paste 85 days Wonderful, large sauce tomato, flavourful and juicy with few seeds. Ox-heart shaped fruits are 8-10 oz. A late 1800’s Pennsylvania Amish heirloom. Blemish-free fruits resist shoulder cracking. Indeterminate & needs support.
Gilbertie 85 days These are amazing paste tomatoes! Huge, banana shaped tomatoes with an excellent, rich flavor. Such meaty tomatoes that are this big are rare. Add in the excellent flavor, and you have a winner. A long-time favourite heirloom rediscovered & popularized by High Mowing Seeds of Vermont.
Opalka 82 days High yields of 3-inch by 5-inch solid torpedo-shaped fruits with dry texture and few seeds. Round and mellow flavour. Polish heirloom from 1900.
Purple Russian 75 days Mid-season variety from Ukraine. Plum-shaped fruits are 3 inches long & great for salsa, salads & preserving. Very dark purple fruits on indeterminate plants. Subject to shoulder cracks in wet weather.
Re Umberto 75 days A culinary and cultural treasure from Italy, this historic paste tomato was named in honor of King Umberto of Italy in 1878. Plump and stocky fruits have exceptionally high dry matter and are ideal for sauce and paste. Very productive plants.
Red-Striped Roman 75 days A beautiful tomato, elongated torpedo shape with wavy vertical striping of yellow & orange. Very firm, dense & dry making it a superb sauce or paste variety. Medium indeterminate – should have support.
Roma VF 70 days Plants are strong and vigorous. Dependable production of meaty, thick-walled fruit with deep red colour and mild flavour. An old standby for home processing of paste, puree and sauce.
San Marzano 80 days A superb and spectacular producer of blocky, elongated and dense red fruits with few seeds. An Italian standby for paste or puree with high solids and little juice. Indeterminate growth.
Tegucigalpa 80 days A very rare paste-type “folk variety” from Honduras, and grown in Nicaragua as well. Small elongated fruits resemble banana peppers and hang in clusters. Very good balanced flavour and quite productive. Excels for canning and sauces.