Growing Amish Paste Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
- Other Names: Amish Paste tomato, paste tomatoes
- Days to Maturity: 85 days
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, not intended for overwintering
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 18 - 36”
- Row Spacing: 3’
- Growth Habit: Indeterminate; 6- to 8-oz. oxheart-shaped fruit
- Soil Preference: Slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8
- Temp Preference: Nighttime temperatures above 55 degrees F and daytime temperatures below 90 degrees F
- Light Preference: Full sun, at least 8 hours
- Pests/diseases: Blossom end rot, early blight, late blight, tomato hornworms, aphids, whiteflies, Verticillium wilt, Fusarium wilt
- Color: Red
- Flavor: Meaty, sweet, juicy
Heirloom Amish Paste Tomato Seed Growth Habits:
Amish Paste tomato seeds, unlike Roma tomato seeds, produce plants with an indeterminate growth habit. The vines will grow continuously until the first frost. Using a trellis or tomato cage is recommended to keep the fruit of the ground and encourage proper air circulation for a healthy plant.
Amish Paste tomato seeds should be started indoors roughly 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date in your USDA hardiness zone. Before transplanting into your garden soil, the seedlings should be hardened off gradually so that they can acclimate to sunnier, windier conditions.
Tomatoes love sun, requiring at least 8 hours a day to grow well, and they benefit from a consistent watering schedule, which can help prevent blossom end rot.
Various Uses for Amish Paste Tomatoes:
Because they have a meaty texture and sweet flavor, Amish Paste tomatoes are commonly used to make sauces, tomato paste, stews, and ketchup. They are also quite often eaten fresh on green salads or in caprese salads.
Amish Paste Tomato Benefits:
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, Amish Paste tomatoes can be eaten as part of a healthy diet. They are excellent sources of vitamins C, A, and K as well as an antioxidant called lycopene, which good for the heart. Amish Paste tomatoes also have potassium, niacin, folate, and vitamin B6.
Amish paste tomatoes are heirloom tomatoes with a long history dating back the 1870s. The variety's name comes from its origin within an Amish farming community in Wisconsin.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g - Approximately 352 Seeds
- 0.25 oz - Approximately 2,500 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 10,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 40,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 160,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 800,000 Seeds