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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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Incredible flavor, color and history! 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. From the collection of Dr. William Woys Weaver. A percentage of each sale goes to support Dr. Weavers work.
 
Thorburn's Terra-Cotta Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

53.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KayZ
Location:
Barrington, IL, United States
Date:
August 27, 2018
          1.0
 
Disappointing
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor okay

What are the cons? Few tomatoes and mostly cracke

Review:

Poor performer in my yard with supplemental watering and feeding with liquid kelp/molasses/ Neptune’s Harvest. Will not dedicate space to growing it again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mellie
Location:
Marion, MI, United States
Date:
August 22, 2018
          5.0
 
This is a Second Review
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor!

What are the cons? Cracks

Review:

This is my second review on this tomato. Had to update it to all "5"'s. Even though the tomatoes were all cracked on top, the flavor just can't be beat. The cracks are worth every bite. Maybe it won't do that next year, but I will grow these again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Patty53
Location:
Shelton, WA, United States
Date:
August 20, 2018
          3.0
 
Tried it
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? color

What are the cons? not many fruit, spindly plant

Review:

First let me say our weather has been hot,dry and smoky from forest fires, but my other tomatoes are doing great. I planted 3 plants, all of which have grown and produced the same. The tomatoes are a lovely color and taste great. The problem is I only have a total of 7 small tomatoes, 3 of which were cracked. My other tomatoes are producing bumper amounts. I may give this tomato 1 more try, just to be sure, but if this is how this plant is, I can understand why it has been lost, as I cannot see any farmer propagating a plant with such low production. I am extremely disappointed in this tomato.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mellie
Location:
Marion, MI, United States
Date:
August 15, 2018
          3.0
 
Flavor Great but...
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Great flavor

What are the cons? Not crack resistant!

Review:

Flavor is great, but every single tomato on 6 plants is cracked, to the point I have to cut half the tomato away. I have 4 other varieties that are growing under the same exact conditions, and this is the only tomato doing this. Otherwise, I would plant this again next year. First tomato to ripen. At this point, I couldn't recommend this variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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15 out of 16 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

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