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Basrawya Tomato (25 seeds) (TM207) $3.00
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Basrawya Tomato

         
 
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NEW! 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: 8
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

87.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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0 out of 0 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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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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Nickname:
ChefNOID
Location:
Parkersburg, WV
Date:
June 13, 2014
          5.0
 
Perfect round tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, Easy to tend

What are the cons? None at all

Review:

First time gardening on my own from the soil to the seeds to the weeds- everything. Started these from the seeds indoor, planted them fairly early in the ground. We endured some late season frosts but covered them and survived perfectly. These are by far doing better than any other tomato plant in the garden. Ground contained a lot of pea gravel and they still grew perfectly. I recommend these to every gardener.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Theekillerbee
Date:
July 24, 2011
          5.0
 
A great little tomato!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

This variety is doing exceptionally well in our desert climate. I started the plants indoors, then transplanted late spring. We had record cold and wet weather in March, April and May, but I was still able to harvest fruit before the 4th of July! It continues to set fruit during the times other plants have flower drop due to warm night time temps. The fruit has a little bit of tang to it, but overall, a very good tomato. No cracking, no deformities, just perfectly round smooth tomatoes. I've yet to see any blossom end rot on any of them. I've been very pleased with this variety. Fruits are a little smaller than a tennis ball. We'll see how they do later this year during canning season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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