Tomato, Quadro (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Red Paste. 70 days. Indet.
Vigorous, medium-sized, 2-4 oz, multiuse Roma with great flavor. Quadro was bred in Germany for late blight resistance, and for growing outdoors or in the greenhouse. High yields late into the season. Moderately juicy paste is good for many uses – we love it for salsa! Blocky, almost cubic shape, probably why it is named Quadro. Bred by Dr. Hartmut Spiess with support from Kultursaat, a German foundation that funds biodynamic plant breeding. Collected by The Seed Ambassadors Project in 2007 from Bingenheimer Saatgut, a German biodynamic seed company.
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.
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.