Tomato, Ropreco (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Red Paste. 65 days. Det.
Productive and early, this heirloom Italian sauce tomato yields 2-3″ red, plump 2-3 oz fruit that have a small point at the blossom end. Very good raw flavor compared to other paste tomato varieties. A good choice for short season or cool summer locations. Can out yield Roma, especially in cool summers. Shows resistance to Fusarium and blossom end rot.
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.