A historic tomato from 1958 that has long pink fruit about 3-4 oz in size. They are very meaty with excellent flavor and have good production.


From Tatiana’s TOMATObase:

 Introduced by the legendary Merlin W. Gleckler of Glecklers Seedmen (Metamora, OH)in 1958. This is the description from the catalog:

"The most unusual paste tomato discovered to-date. Fruit averages somewhat larger than San Marzano, but has a distinct pointed fruit characteristic and appears much like Tree Tomatoes. LAKETA has the highest degree of fruit solids of any other tomato and even when dead ripe has the solid feel like a lemon. Skin is purplish pink and the almost completely solid flesh is blood red color. Flavor is mild and extremely delicious. Vines are indeterminate, flat sprawling nature. Elongated leaves when young have long queer sawtoothed edges. Fruit of LAKETA was sent to two experiment stations for identification, neither of them and including ourselves, were able to classify this strain. However, it is apparently of the San Marzano type. LAKETA's extremely solid fruit lends value for breeding purposes in other tomato strains, say nothing of use with high fruit quality."

Color: Pink
Shape: Paste
Maturity: 85 Days
Plant Type: Indeterminate
Leaf Type: Regular
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