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Paul Robeson Tomato

One of the Best Black Heirlooms

Russian heirloom produces brick-red to black fruits with a smoky, sweet flavor! Vigorous, indeterminate plants bear 7- to 10-oz. beefsteak-type fruits that are great for slicing, salads and sandwiches. One of our staff's all-time favorites, it enjoys a cult following among seed savers. 85 DAYS.

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For each offer ordered, get approx. 30 seeds per packet Pkt.

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Paul Robeson'
  • Height: 5- 8 feet, Indeterminate
  • Spacing: 2 - 4 feet.
  • Depth: 1/4 inch for seeds. When transplanting, set the plant deep, up to the first true leaves, by digging a deep hole or trench.
  • Spread: 2 - 4 feet.
  • Light Required: Full sun
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: High-yielding
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Fruit: 7-10 oz. brick-black colored, beefsteak type fruit.
  • Days To Maturity: 85 days from transplant.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual
  • Germination: 7-10 days.
  • Form: Vining
  • Flower Form: Small yellow flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 30 seeds per packet.
  • Pruning: Prune by cutting out suckers (auxiliary shoots between the stems and the leaves) to produce larger fruit. Fruit also ripens earlier since the sun can reach it more easily.
  • Comments: Smoky, sweet flavor. Has a cult following amongst seed savers. Flavor most closely relates to Black Krim. Brick-black color with dark green shoulders. Fruits are often bi-lobed. Russian heirloom lovingly named in the honor of a famous singer/performance artist and equal rights advocate, Paul Robeson.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE SEEDS
1A-4A 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
4B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
5A 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
5B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
6A 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
6B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
7A 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
7B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
8A & B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
9A & B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
10A & B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
Last Order Date 6/14/2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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