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Paul Robeson Tomato
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Paul Robeson Tomato (10 seeds) (TP110) $2.50
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Paul Robeson Tomato

         
 
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90 days. This famous tomato has almost a cult following among seed collectors and tomato connoisseurs. They simply cannot get enough of this variety's amazing flavor that is so distinctive, sweet and smokey. 7-10 oz. fruit are a black-brick color. Named in honor of the famous opera singer star of 'King Solomon's Mines', 1937. Paul Robeson was an equal rights advocate who stood up the the infamous McCarthy committee in the 1950's and had his career nearly destroyed as a result. He was idolized in Russia as well as all around the world. This Russian heirloom was lovingly named in his honor. We are proud to offer such a wonderful variety.

 
Paul Robeson Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 24
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

95.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Colchester CT
Location:
Colchester, CT
Date:
August 19, 2014
          5.0
 
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Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? best taste of all varieties

What are the cons? none at this time

Review:

Another great season with Paul Robesson, my third in a row. Sold out at rareseeds.com, I was fortunate enough to find packets of this not-so-well kept secret on the shelves at Comstock Ferre in Wethersfield. It is happy and sad at the same time, more and more people are finding out how awesome Paul Robesson is, but this makes the limited seeds more sought after. The first to form grown alongside Pantano Romanesco, Kellogg's Breakfast, Blue Beauty and Cour di Bue. A little longer to mature and ripen than all the others but well worth the wait! Compared to other purples I have tried in the past such as Black Krim and Cherokee Purple this one is the clear winner in terms of taste. Also unlike Black Krim and Cherokee Purple, Paul Robesson has no thick core at all, just an even amount of flesh to gel throughout. The tomatoes will reach a decent size, very similar to that of a standard beef steak variety. Baker Creek if you are listening, please increase seed production for this one!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Colchester CT 19 Aug 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
David
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Date:
July 23, 2014
          5.0
 
outstanding flavor
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor!

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is the second year that I've grow Paul Robesons in containers. To me, this is one of the tastiest heirloom tomatoes I've encountered. I had my first ripe one of the season last week, and it reminded my why I was going through all the other of growing container tomatoes. The fruit is a lovely dark red and green, with some bronze to it as well. It has a lump shape with a little cat-facing on the underside, but they've never cracked on me. They have a good balance of acidity and sweetness, along with a natural saltiness that I find delectable. They're not the most productive, and seem prone to dropping their flowers in the high heat of summer, but have given me decent production in 10-gallon containers. I'd like to try growing them in the ground next year, as this is easily me favorite tomato for taste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By David 23 Jul 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
kkusnier
Location:
Ovid, MI
Date:
July 22, 2014
          5.0
 
Earliest producer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early Producer

What are the cons? none

Review:

This year we have been bombarded with a colder and than normal summer. The part of my garden that I have the Paul R. tomato is the wettest and it has done well there, it did lose some bottom leaves as to be expected but out of all the varieties, this one ripened first, Even prior to the Early Girl and 4th of July tomatoes i grew. I am happy with this one.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By kkusnier 22 Jul 2014

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rebecca
Location:
Stuart, FL
Date:
May 28, 2014
          5.0
 
Amazing
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? size, flavor

What are the cons? prone to splitting after rain

Review:

These are the most flavorful tomatoes I've ever grown! We had one recently that weighed in at 1.5 pounds and it was perfection. Pretty hardy little suckers and stood up to heavy winds and rain but tended to split and need to be picked early due to that. They also withstood a fungal infection that plagued my cherry tomatoes right next to them. Be careful, though...if you don't keep them in check, they can exceed 7 feet. Completely worth the climb, though!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Rebecca 28 May 2014

6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chatham preservation farm
Location:
Buffalo, MN
Date:
October 24, 2013
          5.0
 
Mn good usually
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Size, color, taste

What are the cons? Sun damage

Review:

When they are on, wow, great rich taste and color. Dry weather and blight took out some leaves and the sun damaged the fruit quite easily, but they were laded and there was plenty of tomato. Just not marketable.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Chatham preservation farm 24 Oct 2013

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