Originally from the Amana Colonies in Iowa, these are huge, light orange, fluted beefsteak tomatoes. They can get up to 2 lbs each, and have a sweet, almost tropical fruit flavor. Indeterminate.
Minimum of 25 seeds per packet.
Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing: 2-3 feet
Row Spacing: 3-4 feet
Start indoors 6 weeks before last danger of frost. Requires soil temperatures of 75‐85°F to germinate. Use of a heating mat is recommended. Transplant when all danger of frost has passed. Plant deep, removing all but the top leaves and planting all the available stem.
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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!