Tomato Seeds - Amish Paste
- 25 Seeds
- Maturity: 80 Days
- Fruits weigh between 8-12 Ounces
- Vibrant Red Color
- Variably shaped from Oxheart to Plum
- Thick, Meaty Flesh
- Ideal for Making Sauces
- Indeterminate Growth Habit - Continual Fruit Production
A rich tapestry of history accompanies the Amish Paste tomato. Its journey traces back to 1870 within the Amish community of Medford, Wisconsin - marking this settlement as the oldest Amish haven in the state. Fast forward to the 1980s, and the tomato's popularity received a significant boost. Thanks to Tom Hauch, who procured seeds from Amish families in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, around 1987, this variety found its way into the broader gardening community.
Despite its name suggesting its primary use as a 'paste' tomato, the Amish Paste is much more versatile. Its meaty texture and rich flavor profile have made it a preferred choice for slicing. That said, its thick flesh and low water content make it a prime candidate for sauces, ensuring every dish it graces is filled with a burst of tangy sweetness.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
For those eager to cultivate this heirloom variety, begin by sowing seeds indoors, around 6-8 weeks prior to the last expected frost. Once the seedlings are sturdy and the threat of frost has passed, transplant them outdoors, spacing them approximately 24-36 inches apart in a location that enjoys ample sunlight. The Amish Paste is an indeterminate tomato, meaning it will produce fruit throughout the growing season, ensuring a steady supply for your culinary endeavors. Regular watering, along with staking or caging for support, will ensure a healthy and fruitful yield.