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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: 12
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

91.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
okdeb
Location:
Tulsa, OK, United States
Date:
July 13, 2016
          4.0
 
Sets Fruit at High Temps
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Sets fruit at high temperature

What are the cons? Not my favorite for flavor

Review:

The tomatoes from Iraq do better than most in our hot, mostly dry summers. This year, I'm saving my own seed from this variety and several others that do well in our climate. Using small organza drawstring bags that are slipped over an unopened blossom and allowed to remain in place until a fruit is set. Sometimes I remove the drawstring bag long enough to tickle the opened blossom to assure pollination and then quickly put it back on to prevent cross pollination. Once the fruit is set, I remove the drawstring bag and mark that tomato with a colorful twist tie. Since I grow a lot of different varieties in a small area, it's my best hope to prevent cross pollination when saving seed. This tomato is not one of my favorites for flavor, but it sets fruit at high temps and doesn't taste bad at all. Any homegrown tomato is better than a store bought tomato. The varieties from Iraq do well in our hot summers and provide tomato insurance.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Texas Miss Molly
Location:
Kingsland, TX, United States
Date:
July 1, 2016
          5.0
 
Great for Hot Climate
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow in the Texas HEAT

What are the cons? None

Review:

I purchased this tomato because of its origin and was not disappointed! Where I live it is HOT and I wanted a tomato that could take the heat. I just harvested a whole bag full of medium sized tomatoes. They have a good, mild flavor and will be perfect for salsa or just eating. I highly recommend them if you live somewhere where heat is a challenge!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 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

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6 out of 7 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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