Peaceful Valley Certified Organic Tomato Amish Paste Seeds Description
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Tender Annual
Indeterminate. Heirloom. Amish Paste tomatoes are an acorn-shaped, deep-red, paste-type fruit. The vines produce medium-sized , 8-12 oz. fruit, This Amish heirloom has thick flesh and few seeds. It performs better when staked.
Did You Know? Research shows that protective effects of tomatoes against prostate and cardiovascular disease result for the synergy of lycopene with other phytonutrients naturally present in whole tomatoes. Lycopene is highest in organically grown tomatoes.
Soil temp 70-85°F
Planting depth 1/2"
Germination 6-12 days
Maturity 75-85 days
Soil and Water: Tomatoes love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Soak the soil 4-6" deep at 7-day intervals.
Planting and Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours to start, increasing the amount of time each day until they are accustomed to a full day of sunlight.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest when individual fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet.