Tomato – ‘Amish paste’

$3.50

Amish paste is a famous, old variety that is mainly used for cooking. The fruits are around 150 – 300 grams. The fruits are egg shaped and orangy red in colour.

This is an indeterminate variety so needs staking to keep the fruit off the ground. Productive.

30 seeds

12 in stock

Description

Amish paste is a famous, old variety that is mainly used for cooking. The fruits are around 150 – 300 grams.

This is an indeterminate variety so needs staking to keep the fruit off the ground. Productive.

 

Botanical name: Solanum lycopersicum

Planting: Plant in late spring after frosts are unlikely. Plant 60-100cm apart.

Care: This tomato is best staked to keep the plant off the ground as it grows. Make sure to plant in well fertilised soil and water regularly.

Harvest: Harvest when at full colour with the colours bright.

Diseases: Tomatoes can fall prey to some viral diseases so don’t plant in the same place that tomatoes were growing in the past two years.

Cooking: Tomatoes really don’t need any introduction to cooking as they are used in so many dishes. This one is particularly nice to make sauces and pastes.

Seed Saving: Tomatoes are self pollinating so you don’t need bees or other insects to pollinate them. That said, although they won’t usually cross with other tomatoes you should plant at least 4 metres away from other tomatoes to make sure. Keep in mind that ‘potato leaf’ varieties will readily cross with other tomatoes so if you are also growing a potato leaf variety it will be best to net either this tomato or that one away from insects to make sure it doesn’t cross with it..

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