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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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 41
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

95.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jersey devil
Location:
Franklin Twp Gloucester County, NJ, United States
Date:
July 12, 2017
          5.0
 
The Paul Robeson Redemption
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Love everything about this tom

What are the cons? None.

Review:

So here it is: The Paul Robeson tomato is EVERYTHING I was told it is, and more!! By far, the most delicious tomato I've ever had the pleasure to eat. Rich, almost smokey flavor, with nearly a citrus tang. It SCREAMS tomato flavor! Almost a non-existent, thin skin, and as juicy as all get-out. It dripped through my beard and down my chin to my neck. I was awash in Jersey Tomato heaven, and didn't bother to wipe. I stood in my garden and ate the first two that have ripened, and I felt like Andy Dufresne, arms stretched skyward, in complete satisfaction and gardening victory. I certainly apologise for the lack of pictures, but those babies never made it out of the garden. Maybe I can restrain myself tomorrow, and photograph the first sandwich of the season, complete with Hellmann's mayonaise and white bread, seasoned with Jane's Crazy Mixed-up salt..

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
bill
Location:
Rocky Face, GA, United States
Date:
June 7, 2017
          1.0
 
Not hardy
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? good taste

What are the cons? Plants seem very disease prone

Review:

This is the second year growing them. They just don't produce enough and the plants are not hardy. I have been growing tomatoes for about 15 years. I won't grow these again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
emaychzee
Location:
Dallas, TX, United States
Date:
April 2, 2017
          5.0
 
Legendary and worth the wait
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? FLAVOR, texture, color, size

What are the cons? slow to ripen in >90F

Review:

I am part of that cult mentioned in the description. Damn, is this tomato amazing. If other people sing praises to their black beauties, purple cherokees or brandywines, that's just fine, but this tomato can knock even the most beloved heirlooms out of the park. With the hot Texas summer, it's much slower than other varieties in almost all regards (germination, growth, fruiting, ripening), but absolutely well worth the wait. I think I read somewhere that this guy does better with slightly cooler temps (by the time it is ready to start fruiting in the late summer, it often gets into the 100-110s during the day where I live, which definitely delays ripening.) If I plant in March (around the last frost date), I'll get green fruits by late July, but they won't ripen until a month later. Once this guy gets going, you'll get progressively larger and larger fruits. My record is 1.2lb. Worth noting that this variety is somewhat prone to cat facing and splitting in extreme environments.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 17 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

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20 out of 20 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

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