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Product Number: 414

OPALKA TOMATO (83 days)

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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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07/21/2017
George

Great Tomato

I am very happy with this tomato. It grows well in my high tunnel. With tomato clips on the the twine for support my plants are 6 ft tall with very beautiful horn shaped fruit. A very good producer that taste great.

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03/06/2017
Lydia

Great All Around Tomato

This tomato not only makes great sauce and salsa, it is great for fresh eating, too. 2 lengthwise slices will cover a slice of bread for a sandwich.For salads, well 1 is big enough for at least 2 serious tomato lovers. This has been my main crop tomato for years.

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01/06/2017
Sandy

best paste tomato I've grown

Last year I researched "best paste tomato" and Opalka was one listed. I tried it after ordering seeds and was impressed with them. I used them almost exclusively for marinara and spaghetti sauces as I did not really slice them to eat. Very unique shape, like a banana pepper. I found the taste superior to Amish Paste which I also grew last year. Opalka was low acid and very low seed content. I am definitely going to grow again. Did not encounter much disease either in the plants.

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09/24/2016
Pat

Great paste tomato

The description is accurate. This is a great paste tomato and it tastes very good. It is not bland which I like. I want my marinara sauce to be flavorful so I like this tomato.. The fruits are indeed large, meaty and they do have a low seed count. The plants will grow tall (5 feet) so stake these plants.

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08/25/2016
Barb Bayley

Opalka tomatoes make great tomato sauce.

These tomatoes grow tall and tend to be a bit leggy in my garden. I stake them well and give them great care because they produce the biggest, most flavorful paste tomatoes that I have ever tasted. Very meaty and the sauce is better than any you can get at a high end restaurant. Growing your own spaghetti sauce, salsa and all purpose tomato sauce tastes better and is awesome for feeding your family. Opalka tomatoes are great for salads too, so grow lots of them!

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