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August 27, 2012

The biggest Romas EVER

I have been watching this tomato and his partners grow and grow and grow some more. Finally they are ripe enough to pull from the vine. I feel like two or three of these bad mamajammas would make a mean bag of sauce. The taste is way supreme to other paste varieties I've grown in the past. Just chop and toss in a pan with what ever and it's instant sauce for what ever. I've added these to chicken, zuchinni, green beans, on their own even and have been more than happy with the results. I'll dig through my spring plan and get the name of this variety for you. All I remember at this point in the growing season is that they came from the Friends School Plant Sale lol.

I found my catalog from the Friends School Plant Sale and these tomatoes are the Opalka which is described as follows. 

Outstanding for canning and salsa, this 5" sweet paste tomato is meaty with few seeds. It looks more like a long pepper than a tomato! Indeterminate, 75-85 days