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Abe Lincoln Original Tomato
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Abe Lincoln Original Tomato (25 seeds) (TM260) $3.50

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Abe Lincoln Original Tomato

         
 
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The Original Abe Lincoln Tomato: This wonderful old heirloom was shared with us by Diann Dirks - The Garden Lady of Georgia (Her gardening blog can be found at www.thegardenladyofga. wordpress.com). Diann is a seed saver and seed sharer at heart and received this variety from a gentleman she had struck up a conversation with one day while pumping gas. She writes “A man (in his 80’s?) and I got to talking while pumping gas and I told him I collected seeds. He said he grew the original Abe Lincoln tomato--not the ones that were later sold but from the 1923 seed catalog.” Released by H.W. Buckbees in 1923, this meaty variety has incredible thick flesh with a tiny seed core and great old-fashioned tomato flavor. Vines are indeterminate with medium to large red fruit. Vines in our 2016 trial here in southern Missouri were not excessively vigorous but yielded well nonetheless and with no apparent sunburning. Limited supply.
 
Abe Lincoln Original Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

83.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dee
Location:
bradford, PA, United States
Date:
September 17, 2019
          5.0
 
Love Abe Linclon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? taste, meatiness

What are the cons? nothing!

Review:

Super meaty, excellent, old-timey, tomato taste. Our growing season is short but started early, indoors these tomatoes are just starting to come in well, in mid-September. The wait was worth it! The plants did get very tall. They needed much support- staking, caging and tying- as the heavy tomatoes pull down on the long vines. We've fried the green ones. Delicious. We've also combined them with other tomato varieties for tomato soup. Also delicious. Making green tomato relish with the remaining green tomatoes before 1st frost. Very pleased with the original Abe Lincoln tomato and will grow it again next season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Laura L.
Location:
Kawartha Lakes, Canada
Date:
September 2, 2019
          5.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Thick, sweet, fleshy

What are the cons? A bit soft

Review:

My plants started great and grew really well. I seemed to have a problem with calcium as several of my early tomatoes had end rot but the healthy tomatoes are massive and delicious! So far great in sandwiches. They are a bit soft if very red so I’m trying to harvest them a bit quicker. Hoping to save seeds and share in my community.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
growguru
Location:
Tipton, IN, United States
Date:
August 31, 2019
          5.0
 
Very flavorful
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? flavor and big fruit

What are the cons? hard to grow from seed

Review:

I started these seeds off inside about 3 weeks before the last frost in my area. I planted them in happy frog potting soil and followed the instructions listed on the packet. About half of the seedlings died off due to damping off so be especially vigilant in making sure the moisture is at the correct ratio. After the seedlings grew to proper height I transferred them to nursery pots where another quarter died to damping off. I now have 12 BEAUTIFUL tomato plants growing in straw bales. They are all producing fruit as pictured above. Yes, in my experience I had a rough start getting the seeds to grow but now I have several plants which will produce hearty seeds for next year. The flavor is like no other tomato I have tasted before. Not even a hint of bitterness and actually mildly sweet. I have just tasted my first tomato today and I will no longer buy any other tomato because this beats any others hands down.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Amy
Location:
Buckley, WA, United States
Date:
August 30, 2019
          4.0
 
Good... if you can avoid issue
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Good taste

What are the cons? cracks, rots, breaks stem

Review:

Not the best for western washington climate. Splits EASILY. if they get wet on top, they will rot very fast. Blossom end rot issues, If you have a hot dry climate, you may be fine. I wont bother planting this one here again. I had to cut away most of the tomato just to try a bite.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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33 out of 36 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Leah
Location:
Clarion, PA, United States
Date:
February 11, 2018
          5.0
 
Abe Lincoln Tomatoes
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Large meaty, good all round

What are the cons? Slow to produce

Review:

30 years ago I was given a few of these plants for my garden. For the next 20 years I saved seeds and started them. Sadly about 10 years ago I lost all of my starts and had even used up the emergency seeds I saved for just that kind of loss. I was thrilled to find them again in your catalog and can hardly wait to have them again! Sometimes when canning one tomato would fill a quart jar. My largest one weighed in at 3lbs.11oz!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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