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Organic Paul Robeson Tomato Art Pack

Organic Paul Robeson Tomato Art Pack

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The Paul Robeson Tomato, a revered heirloom variety, finds its origins shrouded in Russian folklore. Named after the famed African-American singer, actor, and activist Paul Robeson, this cultivar is believed to have originated from Siberia or the Black Sea region and was introduced to the United States in the 20th century.

Belonging to the Solanum lycopersicum species, the Paul Robeson Tomato showcases a distinctive appearance. Its medium-sized, globe-shaped fruits exhibit a striking deep maroon or purple hue with hints of green on the shoulders when ripe. The plant itself is characterized by indeterminate vines, which, when properly supported, sprawl gracefully, showcasing clusters of these mesmerizingly colored tomatoes.

Renowned for its exceptional taste, the Paul Robeson Tomato offers a complex flavor profile—smoky, sweet, and tangy with a hint of earthiness. Its rich, juicy flesh makes it a favorite among tomato enthusiasts, perfect for slicing fresh in salads or adding depth to sauces and dishes.

Cultivating the Paul Robeson Tomato from seed requires specific growing conditions. These tomatoes thrive in warm climates with ample sunlight, requiring at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8 is optimal for their growth. When planting from seed, it's recommended to start indoors approximately 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep in seedling trays or small pots, keeping them consistently moist and warm until germination occurs.

Transplant seedlings into larger containers or the garden once they have developed several true leaves and all danger of frost has passed. Providing support such as stakes or cages for the sprawling vines is essential for healthy growth and fruit production. With proper care, the Paul Robeson Tomato rewards growers with a bountiful harvest of delectable, visually stunning fruits.

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The Paul Robeson Tomato, a revered heirloom variety, finds its origins shrouded in Russian folklore. Named after the famed African-American singer, actor, and activist Paul Robeson, this cultivar is believed to have originated from Siberia or the Black Sea region and was introduced to the United States in the 20th century.

Belonging to the Solanum lycopersicum species, the Paul Robeson Tomato showcases a distinctive appearance. Its medium-sized, globe-shaped fruits exhibit a striking deep maroon or purple hue with hints of green on the shoulders when ripe. The plant itself is characterized by indeterminate vines, which, when properly supported, sprawl gracefully, showcasing clusters of these mesmerizingly colored tomatoes.

Renowned for its exceptional taste, the Paul Robeson Tomato offers a complex flavor profile—smoky, sweet, and tangy with a hint of earthiness. Its rich, juicy flesh makes it a favorite among tomato enthusiasts, perfect for slicing fresh in salads or adding depth to sauces and dishes.

Cultivating the Paul Robeson Tomato from seed requires specific growing conditions. These tomatoes thrive in warm climates with ample sunlight, requiring at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8 is optimal for their growth. When planting from seed, it's recommended to start indoors approximately 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep in seedling trays or small pots, keeping them consistently moist and warm until germination occurs.

Transplant seedlings into larger containers or the garden once they have developed several true leaves and all danger of frost has passed. Providing support such as stakes or cages for the sprawling vines is essential for healthy growth and fruit production. With proper care, the Paul Robeson Tomato rewards growers with a bountiful harvest of delectable, visually stunning fruits.

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Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Container Compatible
  • Greenhouse Compatible
  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Heirloom
  • Requires Staking
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 10
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Indeterminate
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Solanaceae (Nightshades)
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun
Tomato Type : Slicing

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Tomatoes love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Soak the soil 4"-6" deep at 7-day intervals.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours to start, increasing the amount of time each day until they are accustomed to a full day of sunlight.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when individual fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet.

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