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OPALKA TOMATO (83 days)

HEIRLOOM Indeterminate. A very large tomato that has the appearance of a bulls horn with massive solid fruit. Definitely a paste tomato with a dry texture and low seed count, it will be one of the more unique plants in your garden. This heirloom tomato is amazing to behold and difficult to find. If you grow tomatoes for paste, this is the one to grow. 25 seeds.

PLANTING:

Indoors- 6 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 75 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out 24-36” apart after last frost when soil is 55-60 degrees and night temperatures are over 45 degrees.

Harvest- When fruit is red (or color of the variety planted) and firm.

Tips- Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost, mulch and provide even moisture. Plant deeper than they were growing in the containers as it makes a stronger roots system. Apply a light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.

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06/10/2019
Graham
I recommend this product

First time with this variety

I would actually give this 3.5* instead of 4, since we don't have that option I rounded up. These are not ready for harvest yet, but I'm hopeful they will perform to or out perform my expectations, based on what I have seen online. I bought two packets of 25 seeds, and ended up with 72 seeds overall, which was good because I only had a germination rate of 63%, so about 45 plants. To be fair, I only purchased 50 seeds, the extra were a bonus, so I'm not complaining, just pointing out I had a less than desirable germination rate. The ones that did germinate were healthy, with the exception of two plants that never got past just sprouting. First time planting this variety, I am hopeful they will produce wonderful tomatoes for canning!

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05/26/2019
ernest s.
United States
I recommend this product

Opalka tomato-sauce

Its growing.got late start but will just B a little lster.Ive grown it for years.love its flave/sauce but also great sliced on sandwich&burge.later I'll B very busy eating opalkas

J
03/06/2019
Jim

Giant

An incredible paste tomato. Unfortunately, critters and blight got a good chunk of the harvest.

JA
02/26/2019
Jim A.
United States

Great for canning

The Opalka variety is very productive and great for canning. They are the best for use in a squezzo because of the high pulp, thin skin, and low seed content.

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01/09/2019
Mary Fedyszyn

Excellent tomato

Of the tomatoes we plant, 75% are Opalka. They are large, meaty, with good flavor and make excellent sauces, and are also good for fresh eating. It's interesting, but the seedlings are really never robust looking. Their leaves droop and they just do not look robust. Yet they grow up pretty well and produce excellent tomatoes. They are heirloom and this year I will try saving seeds.