Tomato ‘Amish Paste’
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Botanical name: Lycopersicon esculentum
Heritage: USA, pre 1900's
‘Amish Paste’ is an excellent heirloom Tomato producing medium to large sized fruit with finely balanced flavour.
It’s delicious for eating fresh, and is popular for cooking and processing into sauces and pastes. These rare tomatoes have deep red firm flesh and can vary in shape from plum to oxheart, being meaty and not too juicy or seedy.
A vigorous and abundant producer of beautiful tomatoes that typically grow to 60-100 grams, but are able to reach over 250 grams each. This longtime favourite has origins in the Amish communities of the late 1800’s.
Spring - Early Summer
Tomatoes are best sown in spring through early summer. Sow seeds in trays of seed raising mix and germinate at temperatures of approx. 20°c – 30°c.
20°c - 30°c
7 - 14 days
Transplant with care once seedlings have several true leaves and are 10+cm tall, to a sunny and well-drained position approx. 0.75m apart.
75 - 110 days
Being an indeterminate variety, Amish Paste is tall growing and can reach 2.0m in height; the plants will require staking for support as they grow.
To grow the biggest tomatoes possible you will want to keep your tomato plants trained to a single stem. If laterals are allowed to grow into second and third stems, you are likely to produce more tomatoes but of a slightly smaller size.
Plants require regular watering for best results. Try to avoid splashing water on the leaves. Mulching well will help your garden to conserve water and encourage it to crop heavily.
Picking encourages further fruit set. It is most productive in warm and dry conditions, but can tolerate most frost-free climates. Please note that it is tender to frosts.
Be aware that tomatoes can be a favourite of birds who enjoy their water content during hot summer days. Protect your tomato crop with bird netting or similar if you find yourself losing fruit.
APPROX SEEDS PER PACKET:
|HOME GARDEN ($3.50)