Tomato, Saucey (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Red Paste. 70 days. Det.
An early paste variety with small bushes that heavily produce clusters of plumshaped, dense, 2-3 oz red fruit with good flavor. Resists blossom end rot, to which so many other sauce tomatoes are susceptible. Very reliable and early compared to the ubiquitous Roma variety. Released in 1993 by Dr. Jim Baggett of Oregon State University. Aka, Saucy.
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.