Originally from the Amana Colonies in Iowa, these are huge, light orange, fluted beefsteak tomatoes. Fruits can weigh up to 2 pounds each and have a sweet, tropical fruit flavor. Plants reach 5-7’ tall.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Maturity: 90 days
- Start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1/4" deep in seed starting mix. Requires soil temperatures of 75-85F to germinate. Heating mat is recommended. Keep soil moist.
- Harden off and transplant in full sun when all danger of frost has passed. Bury deep, planting the entire stem leaving only top leaves above ground.
- Space plants 2-3' apart; space rows 3-4' apart.
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One of the best tomatoes we’ve ever tasted! Shockingly sweet and one of the earliest to ripe . Planted my seedlings (at about 5 weeks) outside in late May and first ripened in early July. We’re zone 7b in NC. I highly recommend.
I am not usually a fresh tomato lover, but when these are ripe I will eat them in the garden or in BLTs, burgers and sandwiches for day! I have also canned them and made them into sauce. A bit higher on the water content for canning but they can well otherwise and also make a beautiful bright orange sauce!
These tomatoes just kept on coming all summer long. Large, abundant, tasty...what else can you ask for? I'll plant them every year now that I know what a great tomato this is!
I love these tomatoes - not only are they great for making delicious sauce, but they are also gigantic with most of mine topping 1 lb and perfect slicing size for burgers (1 slice could easily cover a patty). The lower-acid content also means they can be enjoyed by some people who normally would avoid tomatoes for that reason. They put up a good fight when harvesting, so you way want to use scissors/shears to avoid damaging the plant or fruit. Overall a very delicious tomato and fun to grow for the large size and sometimes quirky shapes!