Tomato 'Amish Paste'
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PACKAGING: Sachet Zip lock 12 - 15 SEEDS
An old heirloom variety developed by the Amish. A unique tomato.
1. Original Name: Amish Paste.
2. History: It is said to have originated in the 1870s in the oldest Amish settlement in Wisconsin. It became very popular after Tom Hauch of Heirloom Seeds acquired its seeds from the Amish. First offered for the SSE 1987 Yearbook by Thane Earl of Whitewater (Wisconsin).
3. Plant Specifications: Mid-season. A good choice for a greenhouse and outdoors. Semi-determinate medium-size bush, growing 4-5 feet (120-150 cm) tall. Thin stem, regular leaf. Regular truss, 5-6 fruits per truss.
4. Training Instructions: It is recommended to train the bush to three or four main stems. Pruning and staking are a must.
5. Shape and Weight: Long pepper-shaped Roma fruits with pointed tips. Weight: 2.8-3.5 oz. (80-100 g).
6. Color: Bright red without any green or yellow spots near the stem end. The flesh is of the same color in a cut.
7. Flavor Profile: Sweet. Tomato flavor. The flesh is juicy and meaty but also juicy enough. There are few seeds.
8. Culinary Use: A universal variety. A good choice for salads, sauces or paste. A good slicer. Perfect for canning whole tomatoes. The fruits can keep well for a few days but then they become soft with no cracks.
Amish Paste is an old stable heirloom variety popular in many American kitchens.