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Abu Rawan Tomato (10 seeds) (TM232) $2.50
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Abu Rawan Tomato

         
 
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New! Determinate—Another variety contributed to the tomato world by our friend, expatriate Iraqi seed collector Nael Aziz. He stated that it is a bit unusual for an Iraqi type, because in Iraq the people tend to favor tart tomatoes, while this one is sweeter. Having solid, all-purpose flesh, it will take the heat, like Iraqi types generally. Named for the onetime caretaker of the greenhouses at the Agricultural College at Al Ghraib. Maintained in cultivation in private gardens there since the 1970's.

 
Abu Rawan Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mrs. Kristi
Location:
Newton, AL
Date:
August 3, 2014
          5.0
 
What a Pleasant Surprise
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, yield, long production

What are the cons? tops cracked but who cares?

Review:

I grew 20 varieties of 40 tomato plants this year in my garden. I will admit, I wanted the Italian varieties to be my favorites, but this tomato was so flavorful and prolific that it won top honors this year in our taste tests. Of the smaller varieties, only black cherry beat it out for taste. I grew 3 plants and all 3 produced huge amounts of fruit. We have gallons frozen whole to use in soups this winter. My plants produced somewhat smaller sized tomatoes but that could be due to the fact that I didn't continue fertilizing the garden regularly once the plants came into full production. They were still triple the size of the Italian varieties though. And I like this size much better than a cherry tomato. We found this to be a great multipurpose tomato and will continue to grow this in the future.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Mrs. Kristi 3 Aug 2014

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
pulaski
Location:
Lubbock, TX
Date:
January 15, 2014
          4.0
 
Did well in heat
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, tasty, hardy

What are the cons? A bit small

Review:

These were the best performers in my high plains garden in 2012. We have alkaline soil. I started inside and moved them out too early and had to cover through some record breaking late frosts. Then we had a typical hot and dry summer. They did great and produced a ton. Most went into pico de gallo and I froze some for use in cooked salsa this winter. They are a bit hard-skinned, but that was good: no cracks or rot. Nice taste. They were on the small side, so a bit more work in chopping.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By pulaski 15 Jan 2014

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sis61
Location:
Salinas, CA
Date:
July 14, 2013
          5.0
 
Abu Rawan Tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Sets fruit rapidly.

What are the cons? Sprawls even as a determinate.

Review:

We have cool summers compared to most of the US, but we keep experimenting with tomatoes. We grew four from seed - Abu Rawan, Nineveh, San Marzano and a family heirloom passed down since 1840. All but the family heirloom were started in the same flat at the same time. Eventually transplanted twice, all but the heirloom are in 15 gallon black plastic containers. All three from Baker Creek sprouted, all grew well and 85% were transplanted into containers. The plants set fruit in this order: Abu Rawan, Nineveh and last but not least San Marzano. The Abu Rawan are left on the plant until very ripe (red and medium soft) and the taste is tomato with a good acid character and a sweet finish. We would highly recommend this tomato for large container gardening especially for people who either: 1) have cooler weather, 2)have limited area with full sun/heat and/or 3)want a small to medium size fruit. We suspect that these tomatoes will can well, but we keep eating them as fresh tomatoes!

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By sis61 14 Jul 2013

3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Brandon
Location:
Danville, VA
Date:
July 10, 2013
          5.0
 
Juicy Tomato
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? variations in size of fruit

Review:

This is one of the juiciest tomato's I've seen in years. A favorite amongst everybody that I shared them with, I look forward to bringing in this years harvest.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Brandon 10 Jul 2013

10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
VegetableLand
Date:
March 21, 2012
          5.0
 
classic tomato taste
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

What a tomato! Having grown Rouge d'Irak and Al-Kuffa, we expected the vigorous and strong, healthy plants we found growing Abu Rawan last year for seed. The first fruits (~5-6 days) reminded us of Al-Kuffa in their acidic (unbalanced by sweetness) taste, but then the sugars caught up to produce amazing, rich, powerful, classic TOMATO flavor. The size and shape varied from 3 to 7 oz and from smooth and round to slightly ribbed and squat. Abu Rawan kept putting on until frost, being strongly determinate and producing new blossoms the whole season. We can't overstate HOW MUCH FLAVOR this tomato packs. Be taken back to whatever it is that idealizes red tomato taste to you (i.e. tomato soup, sauce, eaten as it is picked, etc.) with this wonderful tomato.

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By VegetableLand 21 Mar 2012

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