Tomato 'Giant Italian Paste'

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2 €

PACKAGING: Sachet Zip lock 12 - 15 SEEDS

These large plum-shaped fruits are just asking to be cooked. An all-purpose tomato.

1. Original Name: Giant Italian Paste.

2. History: The variety dates back to the early 1900s. Italian farmers do not pick these tomatoes too early as these fruits can stay on the bushes for quite a long time. This variety is also known as Primo, a tomato for a pasta sauce.

3. Plant Specifications: Mid-season. It can produce fruits for a long time. A good choice for a greenhouse and outdoors. Indeterminate, tall bush, growing 6.5 feet (200 cm) tall. Thin climbing stems. Droopy regular leaves. Regular truss, 5-6 fruits per truss.

4. Training Instructions: The bush can be trained to 2-3 main stems. Pruning and staking are a must.

5. Shape and Weight: Elongated and slightly ribbed plum-shaped fruits with 3-4 ribs and flat tips. Weight: 3.5-10.6 oz. (100-300 g).

6. Color: Red, sometimes with a greenish spot near the stem end. Red in a cut.

7. Flavor Profile: A mild sweet taste without any extra tartness. Bright tomato flavor. The flesh is sandy and firm, and the walls are thick. There are few seeds.

8. Culinary Use: Very interesting tomatoes, which are asking to be cooked. These fruits are used to make hot dishes, stewed or baked with other vegetables. Perfect for eating fresh or for making salads or sandwiches. Ideal for canning or for making paste, sauces and ketchup. Also a good choice for freezing and sun-drying. The fruits keep well for a long time after harvesting.
Giant Italian Paste is a stable heirloom variety. An all-purpose tomato.

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