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This New Jersey canning variety is on the verge of extinction! Large, 6-inch long, pepper-shaped fruit are packed with great tomato flavor. Delicious fresh from the garden. Their large size makes them a snap to can. Their thick, rich flesh is much tastier than modern paste types, and the fruit have very few seeds. One of my personal favorites.
93.3% would recommend this item to a friend.
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Huge, tasty, dry, meaty
What are the cons? late to produce
These are bigger than my hands and the tops for gourmet sauce. They are late in my garden but I still love them.
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By Little Minnie
10 Dec 2013
4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? excellent flavor & yield
What are the cons? none
I have grown Jersey Giant's for the past 3 years & love them. The flavor is fantastic - great for fresh eating, salsa, sauce, canning, freezing, everything... They are big & meaty with few seeds.
We live in the White Mountains in northern AZ at 7000 ft elevation. This year was especially tough for gardening. We had a very dry spring & early summer, late frost, lots of wind. This was followed by 2 months of rain & cool temps. My tomatoes got off to a slow start, but once the rain started, grew like crazy, but due to the rain & cool temps they didn't begin to ripen until mid-August, & got hit with an early frost mid-September. Despite the difficult conditions, the jersey giants produced tons (I had buckets of green tomatoes ripening in the house after the frost). They also did not crack badly & maintained excellent flavor even when other varieties got bland & watery from the rain & lack of sun.
This variety needs to stick around!
By mountain gardener
10 Dec 2013
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:
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I grew these tomatoes to make salsa out of them, there are little seeds, and lots of meat. Did I meant that the plant produce EXTREMELY well. We like to eat them plain and loved canning with them, they are a must every year.
17 Oct 2012
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:
I started these seeds in January. Germination was great. As of April, We have 6 plants that are about 2 ft. tall and already blooming. We gave away lots of transplants to friends who were eager to give them a try.
10 Apr 2012
I had a couple of these plants in the garden along with a mess of san marazanos - I wished I would have planted all jerseys! The sauce made with these huge pasters is amazing. Olive oil, garlic and jersey giants! What a cool looking tomato to boot!
11 Feb 2012
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