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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 Thorburn's 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: 15
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

60.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Springville Homestead
Location:
Springville, NY, United States
Date:
February 2, 2019
          4.0
 
Great tomato
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? early to mature, tasty fruit!

What are the cons? none

Review:

2018 was our first year growing this tomato, and it was by far the earliest to fruit. Tasty and very productive in Western New York!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Heidi
Location:
Pleasant View, CO, United States
Date:
January 13, 2019
          5.0
 
Great Tomato
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Flavor and color

What are the cons? Little bit sprawly

Review:

Though this tomato did not produce tons like some other varieties it still did pretty good here this last year. Saw the unusual color and decided to try it out. I absolutely loved the color and the flavor was very unique and wonderful. Nice juicy tomatoes that were sweet and fruity tasting. Will definitely keep these in our plantings! The plants produced medium to large fruits with more to the large side. It was a bit larger of a plant and I thought that it produces very well with the extremely hot and dry summer we had. We did not get any cracking on our tomatoes but then again we did not get but one day of measurable rain throughout the summer and that was before the tomatoes were ripe. We'll see how they do this next summer!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 4 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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6 out of 6 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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2 out of 2 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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