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Basrawya Tomato (25 seeds) (TM207) $3.00

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Basrawya Tomato

         
 
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Beautiful, round-globe fruit that have a delicious tomato flavor and are quite smooth and perfect looking. We received this great tomato from Aziz Nael whose brother collects seeds in occupied Iraq. These come from the southern town of Basra and seem to be adapted well to hot weather as Basra is in the hot, southern part of Iraq. Nael Aziz continues to send us seeds from Iraq and continues to write about the vast genetic depletion in vegetable crops since the war.

 
Basrawya Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 10
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

90.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Veggal
Location:
Boise, ID, United States
Date:
September 25, 2015
          4.0
 
Pretty good
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Exceptionally heat tolerant

What are the cons? Not particularly interesting

Review:

Indeed, we are getting smooth, round, perfect little red globes as the description promises. So, not very interesting, but the plants are vigorous and prolific. My focus is on survivor varieties over sheer flavor as our weather is becoming more hot, dry and erratic, and it's better to have lots of good tomatoes than few or none of the "best" tasters that can't take the heat! Grew all my veggies in a straw bale garden under shade cloth and Basrawya did the best. Several varieties haven't even yet set fruit, but the Basrawyas came on despite three waves of 100 degree heat. They also carry their fruit higher on stronger stems, which keeps most of them away from the slugs that have discovered the moist straw bales. Decent as slicers, but would really recommend as very good general-purpose cooking tomatoes -as in tomato soup, pasta fresca, etc. Will definitely be growing these next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sanderson
Location:
Fresno, CA, United States
Date:
July 31, 2015
          3.0
 
Interesting tomato
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Survives in blistering heat

What are the cons? Average flavor

Review:

Because of my HOT summers, I thought I should try this one. Uniform fruit with thick skin and medium flavor. Okay if this is all you can grow in your climate. Better tasting than most grocery store varieties but not as good as other varieties, I'm going to grow them again as insurance for getting summer tomatoes.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Thehappysmith
Location:
Raleigh, NC
Date:
October 10, 2014
          3.0
 
Okay
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? No real problems

What are the cons? Nothing special

Review:

I make a lot of Middle Eastern and North African food and I thought, gosh, a Middle Eastern tomato would be perfect! Too bad not a single one of these came ripe until early September. Now, I planted late--we had a late freeze in Raleigh and I didn't get these in the ground until just before Memorial Day. But when they did come ripe they were the third out of four varieties in my garden this year in terms of flavor, and fourth of four for production. I'll give them another shot next year since supposedly they're good for hot weather and I suspect the odds favor a hot summer in this area next year. Nonetheless I would not say this tomato earned its place in the garden next year; I just have a few seeds left so I might as well plant them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Phillip
Location:
Henderson, KY
Date:
September 2, 2014
          2.0
 
FlavorLESS
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Disease and pest resistant

What are the cons? Tastes like a grocery tomato

Review:

Uniform shape, ZERO pest and disease issues, very heat tolerant. Unfortunately, these positives don't outweigh the fact that these are the most bland tasting tomatoes I've ever eaten. My wife nailed it when she said they taste like a grocery store tomato in the winter. Texture was dry and mushy. Not pleasant. Handed out samples to 5 people with no positive feedback with regards to flavor. I feel sorry for the folks in Basra if this is their go to tomato.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shannon
Location:
Fresno, CA
Date:
August 24, 2014
          3.0
 
Lots of tomatoes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, pretty fruit

What are the cons? Flavor is just so-so

Review:

These have performed well in the the drought. The matured later than our other varieties, but once they started turning red, they have been super prolific. The flavor isn't as good as I expected, so I will probably try a different variety next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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