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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.

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1/2 g ≈ 150-250 seeds
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2 g
$14.00

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1/4 oz
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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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  1. One person found this helpful
    Cyndi Anderson

    Saucy tomatoes in '17

    Cyndi Anderson

    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    Fantastic tomato for the Willamette Valley. I slow roasted pounds of them for the freezer. Red gold!

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  2. One person found this helpful
    Mandy Launchbury-Rainey

    Canning and drying

    Mandy Launchbury-Rainey (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Europe

    Made a lovely tasting sauce and was great sun-dried and stored in olive oil. Also good roasted around a chicken. Comes quite early which is an advantage.

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  3. Norm

    Never met a tomato plant I didn't like....until Saucy

    Norm

    Where did you grow this variety? Washington

    I grow lots of different tomatoes in the PNW; both originating from PNW and elsewhere, as well as indeterminate and determinate.

    The Saucy was a smaller plant, with small fruits, on thin stems that if not supported broke. Tendency to want to sprawl everywhere. The plants were LOADED with small green tomatoes, and nearly all of them; both first and second crops (I plucked all the first crop tomatoes hoping the next wave would be better) were nearly all impacted by BER (Blossom End Rot) in the same soils and watering as the rest of my tomatoes. I grew these because a friend said they were the best salsa tomato ever; much better than roma or la roma. Maybe they are….but if you can’t get them to harvest, they have no taste!!

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  4. Bethany Smith

    Productive and fast growing

    Bethany Smith (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Washington

    Started 2 plants indoors and transferred to a terraced backyard. The plant grew very well in full sun with organic vegetable fertilizer. Did not lose any to blossom end rot until the very end of the season due to start up of wet weather.

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