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Tomato, Maria Nagy Heart (Organic)

Solanum lycopersicum. Red Paste. 80 days. Indet.

A Transylvanian tomato with exceptionally rich and sweet flavor. Late but productive. Large, meaty, pear shaped 8-12 oz fruit are good for eating raw or for sauce, and taste incredible when roasted with basil, salt and olive oil. Received from seed steward Maria Nagy in Turda, Romania, during our Seed Ambassadors trip. She gestured that the fruit is the size of her two fists together – or maybe she was waving her two fists in the air to show us that this tomato is a champion? Both interpretations would be accurate. A heritage type becoming rare even in its historical home. Aka, Maria Nagy Pear.

Packet ≈ 30 seeds

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1/2 g ≈ 150-250 seeds

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2 g

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1/4 oz

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Geographical Origin


Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Tomatoes are mostly self-pollinating; isolation is not usually needed for seeds to be true to type.

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