Eaten fresh or used to make sauces, the Amish Paste tomato is a very popular heirloom variety. It grows up to 12 ounces which is considered fairly large for a paste tomato. The fruit's interior is coreless and meaty. When sliced it reveals a solid texture. Famous for making flavorful pastes and sauces, it has award-winning taste that can be described as mildly sweet, balanced and tomatoey.
Discovered in Wisconsin, its roots go back to the Pennsylvania Amish country. The plant is an indeterminate late-season variety and its vines tend to need more support than some varieties. It is a high-yielding producer and grows fruit in clusters of two to four.
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Shape: Oxheart to teardrop
Average Size: 8 ounces
Seed Type: Heirloom
Plant Characteristics: Indeterminate
Maturity: Late-season, 85 days after transplant