Product Number: 414
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!