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Paul Robeson Tomato
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Paul Robeson Tomato (10 seeds) (TP110) $2.50
BULK SEED 1/8 oz (TP110H) $8.50

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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: 38
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

97.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Missy Ames
Location:
Reno, NV, United States
Date:
December 6, 2016
          5.0
 
Worth the Wait
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor and Versatility!

What are the cons? September Harvest

Review:

Whenever I sell these as seedlings, I warn customers: Don't expect fruit until September. But you'll be glad you grew them. With last frost mid-May to early June, we don't have a long season for tomatoes. Paul Robeson are ALMOST pushing it. Where other varieties may give us July fruit, we're fortunate if we see a PR in late August. But though they come on late, they come on STRONG! I use these for everything: fresh eating, sauces, etc. They're so deep and meaty that I cut them in half, roast in the oven, then puree into marinara. That simple. They hardly need other herbs. And if you grow them in fertile soil, they'll reward you. I harvested 35lbs of tomatoes from a single Paul Robeson plant, using a mixture of rabbit manure, coffee grounds, and cheesemaking whey in my soil.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Diane H
Location:
Bristol, south west england, United Kingdom
Date:
September 17, 2016
          5.0
 
Simply the best
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavour is wonderful

What are the cons? Does get blight

Review:

My area is prone to blight in all its forms, but I will give up valuable greenhouse space for these tomatoes and risk losing all or part of the crop rather than going for a resistant variety. The flavour needs no accompaniment, no salt, no messing. Eaten straight from the plant they are a delight and rarely make it home from the plot. I must build another greenhouse... I need more. Seeds can be saved successfully and I try to persuade every gardener I know to grow them, as they demonstrate so well why we should preserve heirlooms, and grow our own whenever possible. Thin skins and odd shapes mean they will never make it to a supermarket. Plants need staking firmly and you may need extra supports ( old tights made into hammocks) for some of the trusses as they can break their stems. Feed well for good yields Grow some - even if you have to annexe your neighbours garden or sneak some into a municipal planting bed to do so

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jonib
Location:
Bixby, MO, United States
Date:
July 15, 2016
          5.0
 
WOW
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, taste and taste

What are the cons? No dislikes whatsoever

Review:

I see what all the hype is about now. Excellent flavor, texture and appearance. The flavor is unique; acidic and sweet; vaguely salty and like other's have said, smokey. The flavor is rich and complex. I will always and forever have these in my garden. To say that this tomato is better than or as good as Brandywine is a misnomer because this is like comparing apples to oranges. Brandywine is just as complex as Robeson but the flavors are very different. As different as Green Zebra is from Golden Dixie. Time of picking is crucial to this variety. If picked a day or two too early, then you'll have an ordinary, good tomato. If you let the fruit become dead ripe then you will experience the magnificent complexity that is Paul Robeson. You'll have to experiment with picking them at different stages until you find that magical perfection period. You'll find that the trouble you go through in order to find that sweet spot is WELL worth the trouble. Check the Robeson's at least twice daily.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Biz Markie
Location:
Nashville, TN, United States
Date:
July 5, 2016
          4.0
 
Best Tomato So Far
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor!!

What are the cons? Smallish? Average yield

Review:

I'm a novice gardener, only in my second ever summer garden. But I grew these last year and was in love with the meaty, umami flavor of these maters. Easily the best I've ever tasted (not that I'm a connoisseur, but I don't eat grocery store maters). Growing again this year and these have been my earliest except for some cherry tomatoes.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
spikedart
Location:
Natick, MA, United States
Date:
June 28, 2016
          3.0
 
Healthy bush over a year old.
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? sweet and smokey and dense

What are the cons? bug like 'em almost as much

Review:

We started our tomatoes late last year but kept our one remaining plant indoors. It produced no fruit but we kept it more or less as a houseplant. This year it has grown 3 feet in a month and is flowering. I hope we can get some fruit off "Roger" as he is now over a year old but extremely healthy and towers over this year's crop.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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