Wow! This tomato is one of the only ones to beat Brandywine in taste tests. It is my favorite beefsteak tomato, with an excellent flavor, a nice firm texture, huge size and moderate yields. And it made some of the best tomato sauce I've ever tasted, sweet and rich and delicious. 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've grown this about every other year for the past 5 years, interchanged with other heirlooms. I didn't grow it last year and I really missed it, so need more seeds to grow this year. It is great in homemade tomato soup and fresh, plus keeps producing until frost. Great rich, sweet flavor!
My wife and I agree that Caspian pink is the best tasting with anna Russian a runner up. THese two varieties are all we use and eat.
Accidentally suckered a green CP but rather than waste it we cut it up and ate it . It must have been close to turning pink because it was delicious. We tried a ripened CP later and we liked the green one better. Not a prolific producer for us but will do it again because we like the taste and had no issue with cracking. The heatwave pretty much halted fruit production on most of our tomato varieties this year.
when you compared it to brandywine I had to try it.slightly sweeter taste but plenty of old fashioned tomato flavor.very large(quite a few over a pound) very meaty with small seed cavities.good yield.and really good diease resistance,rivaling even some of my hybrids. had particularly good resistance to early and late blights.cans well. I would recommend this tomato to anyone who wants an old fashioned slicer.definitely saving seed!