Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Red
Flesh Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Plum
Fruit Size: Medium
Fruit Weight: 6-8 oz.
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 6 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Early
Days to Maturity: 74-85
Miscellaneous: Heirloom
History: Saved by Amish
Comments by NJ Ag Exp St.: Somewhat sweet, can be bland and mealy
Country: USA

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Plant Spread: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Leaves: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Direct sowing into the garden not recommended. Sow seeds into sterile seed starting mix, 1/8"-1/4" deep, indoors, 6-8 weeks prior to last expected frost date. Optimal germination occurs in 7-14 days with constant moisture and soil temperatures of 75-90F.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Preferred depth: Some tomato varieties, primarily dwarf and determinate varieties, are suitable for container gardening. Large, vining, indeterminate types can be grown in 5 gallon or larger containers but may require extra attention.
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Ark of Taste Variety

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of 'Amish Paste'.

Common names
  • Tomato
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Solanum lycopersicum
  • Synonym: Lycopersicon lycopersicum

Photo Gallery
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2008-09-20
Location: Michigan
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-08-18
fruit of different sizes
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: June 2016
Location: N. Illinois, zone 5b
Date: 2014-07-26

 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

photo credit: Mattwj2002

Courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, OR
Image used courtesy of the Victory Seed Company
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2015-06-14
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-08-07

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
  • Uploaded by vic

Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
  • Uploaded by vic

Date: 2020-08-03
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  • Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Jan 6, 2017 6:28 PM concerning plant:
    We especially enjoyed this tomato low roasted in the oven with olive oil and a splash of Balsamic vinegar, then stored in olive oil in the fridge or in the freezer for long storage. Wonderful flavor. Amish Paste delivered a good harvest.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 7, 2015 8:09 PM concerning plant:
    Tried Amish Paste for the first time this year. Never had grown it before. I thought the taste was quite good for a paste-type tomato. I actually like it because it is not too dry and seedless. I like my paste tomatoes not to be totally dry, like a San Marzano, for instance.

    My plant of Amish Paste is currently producing quite a few ripe tomatoes that are perfect for making fresh salsa.
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Mar 1, 2014 10:16 AM concerning plant:
    80 days. Great tasting Roma-type tomato that is perfect for paste and canning. From the Amish community in Wisconsin.
Plant Events from our members
Imaeus On May 11, 2017 Seeds germinated
More or less reseeded on their own from last year's harvest. We left the plant to die back due to being very busy in 2016 with work.
thepurplebug On May 7, 2019 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Freezing temps killed everything.
thepurplebug On May 5, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
Moved to the back porch.
thepurplebug On March 18, 2019 Transplanted
Into 4-packs
thepurplebug On March 11, 2019 Seeds germinated
thepurplebug On March 4, 2019 Seeds sown
24 seeds sown indoors in the upstairs bathroom. No grow lights. 68-72 degrees.
antsinmypants On April 13, 2024 Potted up
antsinmypants On April 12, 2024 Seeds germinated
antsinmypants On April 12, 2024 Potted up
antsinmypants On May 25, 2021 Transplanted
Into Garden two
antsinmypants On March 17, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On March 10, 2021 Seeds sown
Indoors under lights
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