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Thorburn's Terra-Cotta Tomato (10 seeds) (TP500) $5.00
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Thorburn's Terra-Cotta Tomato

         
 
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Introduced in 1893 by James Thorburn of New York, this is one of the most sensational tomatoes we have ever grown. With honey-brown skin, orange-pink flesh, and green seed mass, this is an eye-catching slicer with an out-of-this-world flavor. The tomato produces heavily during mid-season and then drops off quickly once cool weather sets in. As a cooker it will yield a pumpkin-orange sauce with a floral aroma. We are excited to have this tomato that was painted in color in Thorburns 1893 catalog, at last we can offer this rare treasure! Very limited seeds this year. Fifty percent of each sale go to support Dr. Weavers work.
 
Thorburn's Terra-Cotta Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

66.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ShaunHansel
Location:
Camp Hill, PA, United States
Date:
February 14, 2017
          5.0
 
An amazing Slicer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy Growing, tasty

What are the cons? None

Review:

This was one of four varieties of Tomato I planted in my first ever garden. Even though they all did well, these were easily my favorite for a couple reasons. They grew very large, flopping over the top of my 7' trellis by early July. We were picking 3-5 ripe tomatoes every day or two. If you keep the plant trained and pruned, you'll wind up with plenty of juicy, medium sized tomatoes from the middle of July through the middle of September. After that they didn't do too well for me, but this may have been a water issue. These tomatoes stay pretty green even when ripe, so you'll want to look for any other color to indicate you can pull them. This is the best tasting, juiciest tomato I've ever had. As a slicer, it was my go-to all summer. I grew these in a newly tilled garden with State Extension recommended amendments. I hope Baker Creek keeps these genes around, as they're most definitely worth preserving. An amazing heirloom plant with amazing produce.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KMAC5701
Location:
Hunterdon County, NJ, United States
Date:
December 8, 2016
          5.0
 
GREAT tomato. Beautiful color.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Color, flavor, yield, easy!

What are the cons? a little slow to mature?

Review:

I really enjoyed this tomato! I started seedlings in my southern window in mid-March, 2015. They grew slowly, but steadily. Transplated into raised bed when it was consistently warm out. Absolutely no problems with disease. Bugs an birds never bothered them. No blight, blossom end rot... nothing. perfect tomatoes. Great stems and vines. Plants grew to about 7ft. tall. I fertilized/replenished my soil mid-summer to keep everything healthy and strong. These plants were the last to bear fruit, but it was worth the wait!! Tons of fruit all the way into late October (i live in Hunterdon County, NJ). The color is a beautiful rusty brown/orange, and the insides have a super cool ring of greenish seeds. Flavor is perfectly balanced, and makes for a BEAUTIFUL slicing tomato (it makes murky colored tomato sauce, salsa, etc, but the flavor is still GREAT.). I truly enjoyed this tomato and will be purchasing another packet for 2016! THANK YOU!! :-)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dan
Location:
Macungie, PA, United States
Date:
September 29, 2016
          3.0
 
Not a bad tomato
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to Grow/ Sturdy plants

What are the cons? Some Splitting

Review:

Very easy to grow, Plants were sturdy and yields were pretty good. Personally, i was not impressed with the taste though, but that could be a matter of preference. I did have some problems with splitting with these tomatoes that i did not have with my other varieties. I will only be growing these in limited quantities going forward but this is still not a bad variety to grow, especially for beginner gardeners as this was very easy to germinate and take care of

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lauren
Location:
Stroudsburg, PA, United States
Date:
September 11, 2016
          5.0
 
nice producing tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? good yield, no disease

What are the cons? some splitting

Review:

This plant out produced my other tomato plants, was one of the first to ripen, and yielded many large tomatoes. While I had a lot of splitting this year with other tomatoes, these tomatoes did not seem to experience as much. The coloration was exactly as described and made a delicious orange sauce. I will definitely be planting this again next year.

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:
susan
Location:
dexter, IA, United States
Date:
August 25, 2016
          3.0
 
Thornburg tomato
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? poor quality fruit, blemished

Review:

Taste is not what I expected. I guess everyone likes something different. Yield was good but fruit quality not so good with lots of blemishes on fruit. There are many other varieties that I would prefer to this one, I will not try this one again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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