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Paul Robeson Tomato

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Organic Paul Robeson Tomato Seeds

Solanum lycopersicum
This legendary tomato won us over at the taste test table! 4' tall plants yield red-brown fruits.
Art Pack, 25 seeds
Product ID# TO0327A , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC , Grown in the Northeast

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Detailed Product Info

A "black" type tomato with a distinctive smoky and sweet flavor, this Russian heirloom consistently wins taste tests around the country. Lovingly named after Paul Robeson, a famous opera singer, linguist and equal rights champion who nearly had his career destroyed for standing up to the infamous McCarthy committee in the 1950's. He was idolized and well respected in Russia, and this tomato has quite a loyal following as well! 6-12 ounce fruits with dark green shoulders.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5-10 days
Days to Maturity 80 days
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Height at Maturity 48 inches
Width at Maturity 18 inches
Growing Instructions

Start seeds indoors early, about 10 weeks before last frost. Seeds germinate best at 80 degrees F. Do not over water, and keep temperature warm but not hot to prevent damping off. Transplant outdoors after threat of frost has passed. Provide with proper support. A bit of pruning increases yield of fruit. Do not over water, and water at the base of the plant if possible to help reduce occurrence of disease. Harvest when the main body of the fruit is firm and red-brown, but has a slight give when squeezed. The shoulders of this variety may remain green and hard even when ripe.

About the Art and Artist
This collaged illustration by Molly Costello imagines gardening like planting stars. If each Paul Robeson seed is a star, then there are reflections of each of us, no matter what age, ability, ethnicity, or ancestry, in each seed we plant.

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