Amish Paste

Probably the first heirloom tomato people think of when it comes to paste tomatoes. However, even though it has paste in its name, I would not consider this a paste tomato. It is a nice elongated plum shaped tomato but it does have a lot of juice and seeds which actually makes it a great eating tomato. Really good flavor that is highly rated. Good production on vigorous but wispy vines. It was the 2nd heirloom tomato I grew over 20 years ago and I still choose to grow it.


From Tatiana’s TOMATObase:

A family heirloom tomato, originated in Wisconsin but "discovered" in Pennsylvania, the heart of the Amish Country. It goes back to the 1870s. Tom Hauch of Heirloom Seeds acquired this tomato from the Amish near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and he was told that this variety came from Amish farmers in Medford, Wisconsin. Tom Hauch shared the seed with Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

It was first introduced in the SSE 1987 Yearbook by Thane Earle of Whitewater, Wisconsin (WI EA T), who did not offer any description, and since then, it has been offered again by many SSE members.

Selected by the Slow Food USA for their Ark of Taste Program

Color: Red
Shape: Paste
Maturity: 80-85 Days
Plant Type: Indeterminate
Leaf Type: Regular
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