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Tomato, Paul Robeson

Tomato, Paul Robeson

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Solanum lycopersicum

Russian heirloom named in honor of the black singer, actor, social activist, lawyer and athlete Paul Robeson.

Distinctively flavored tomato - sweet, earthy, dense, smoky, tangy and rich all at the same time! These maroon and green fruits are a favorite among seed savers. Grow a piece of history by planting these in your garden!

Tomatoes are native to northwestern South America and by at least 500 BC they had been domesticated and were being cultivated as far north as modern-day Mexico, enjoyed by Aztec and other civilizations. They spread to Europe and the Caribbean through the Spanish colonizers, where they became staple parts of the food culture in many European countries as well. 

Seeds grown by Kristi Appelhans in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

30 seeds

Directions: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost and transplant out after. Bury past first set of leaves, add eggshells to soil for calcium, and provide support. Indeterminate.

Planting Depth

Seed Spacing

Days to Germination

Days to Maturity

¼”

2’

5-10

68