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Tomato 'Amish Paste'     

Solanum lycopersicum

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Amish Paste is a variety of Tomato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Amish Paste'. 'Amish Paste' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   White. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Red and   Venetian red. Leaves usually appear in   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

The best for sauces and canning. Bright red fruits, about 8 oz., are large for canning types, with “real tomato” flavour. Slightly long and pointed at the end giving it an ox heart shape. Excellent for slicing fresh-not too acidic.

Amish Paste grows as an Annual and is a Fruit. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Amish Paste is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

United States is believed to be where Amish Paste originates from.

Amish Paste Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Amish Paste have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Amish Paste

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Does best when staked or caged. This variety can get 6-feet tall.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Amish Paste is generally regarded as a tender plant, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 14 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Amish Paste needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Amish Paste from seed

Start indoors 6 weeks before last frost date

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) between Tomato plants. For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 12°C / 54°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Amish Paste about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Amish Paste

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high. Plant to first set of leaves to promote strong root growth.

Amish Paste is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Amish Paste

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in mid summer.

Amish Paste folklore & trivia

An old Amish heirloom from Wisconsin dating back to the turn of the century.

Other Names for Tomato 'Amish Paste'

Amish Paste Roma

Latest Tomato 'Amish Paste' Reviews

  • Don’t bother growing this tomato if you live in a hot, dry climate as it doesn’t do well. We tried it several years in a row, and it seriously underperformed and died. Best grown in the moist, cooler climates where the Amish live!

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