Tomato, Scary Larry

Tomato, Scary Larry

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Solanum lycopersicum

YES!!! It IS a family heirloom from the iconic Treasure Valley ice cream man, Scary Larry!

The perfect name for this indeterminate and wildly variable paste tomato. Everything from 6”x1” sausages to the fattest romas you’ve ever seen come off this plant. Very few seeds--excellent for canning. Idaho heirloom.

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. Their circuitous journey brought them on a wild ride up to and including tagging along with Scary Larry in his ice cream truck! 

Open-pollinated.

You can read a bit about Scary Larry here. 

Seeds grown by Morning Owl Farm in Boise, 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.

Planting Depth

Seed Spacing

Days to Germination

Days to Maturity

¼”

2’

5-10

70