(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 70-85 days One of the largest of the Organic paste tomatoes, known for it’s wonderful flavor. The Organic Amish Paste Tomato is an heirloom that was discovered among the Amish in Wisconsin, although it originates with the Pennsylvania Amish. With a nice balance of sweet and acid, this Organic tomato is great for eating fresh, canning, and is especially terrific for sauces. These large indeterminate Organic plants produce high yields. The Organic fruits are oxheart, almost teardrop in shape, deep red in color, with thick flesh, and few seeds, weighing approx. 8-12oz. Needs special attention to support as plants tend to be droopy. This is one of our favorite Organic tomatoes, and many we know swear by it to be one of the best paste tomatoes!
Planting Instructions for Organic Amish Paste Tomato Seeds
Start Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Plant the Organic Tomato seeds ¼” deep in sterile seed starting mix. Germination occurs in 6-14 days in soil 70-90°F. Once true leaves develop, separate Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Tomato plants into 3-4″ pots, placing in full light & cooler temps (60-70°F). Set out hardened off Organic Tomato transplants, in full sun, once soil has warmed, 18-30″ apart, in rows 3-4′ apart. Plant tall, spindly Tomato seedlings deeper, the stems will sprout roots and support and strengthen the plant. To help prevent blossom end rot, put 1 Tbs of lime, ground oyster shells, or crushed eggshells at the bottom of your planting hole. The calcium will help build strong cell walls once your heirloom tomatoes plants start producing fruit. For strong Organic tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.