Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Round
Fruit Size: Small
Leaf Type: Potato-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 4 feet
Best Uses: Salad
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Extra-early
Days to Maturity: 50
History: Forest Shomer, founder of the Abundant Life Seed Foundation received this variety in 1976 from Milan Sodomka, a 70 year old Czechoslovakian seed saver. Abundant Life Seed Foundation named and commercially introduced it in the United States.
Country: Czechoslovakia

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.

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of 'Stupice'.

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

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Date: 2015-08-03

Date: 2015-08-03

Date: 2015-08-03

Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Location: Sherwood Oregon 
Date: 2016-06-20
Immature tomatoes
Location: my garden 
Date: 2016-07-10
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-07-29
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials

 Courtesy Seeds of Victoria
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-06-28
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Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, OR
Image used with permission of the Victory Seed Company

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-08-23
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 2015-07-13
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 4000-07-13
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 2015-07-13
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 2015-07-13
  • Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Nov 6, 2011 3:46 PM concerning plant:
    I am really enjoying my 'Stupice' this year. Sometimes it is better to forget about all of the unusual heirloom tomato distractions out there and just focus on the basics.

    For me, 'Stupice' sets heavily in cold weather, in hot weather (several weeks in mid-90s), in extreme wind and in partial shade. It is always the first non-cherry to ripen and will continue to ripen fruit steadily until the very end of the season when other plants will already have petered out. My plants have never been bothered by pests or disease, and they have a very attractive and manageable compact indeterminate growth habit.

    Considering the abundant fruit set, earliness and size of the tomatoes, 'Stupice' has a wonderful flavor. It is mainly sweet with a slight, nice tang underneath. It is good fresh and good sliced up in salads, but it really truly shines when it is cooked. 'Stupice' made into sauces or baked into tarts will make you curl your toes in delight as you eat it. 'Stupice' soup with freshly baked, homemade bread is one of life's great little-known pleasures. And 'Stupice' juice is wonderfully delicious. Oh, and it is productive enough to be a smallish but excellent canner.

    Just a summary:

    Flavor fresh: 6-6.5/10
    Flavor cooked: 8.5/10, one of the best
  • Posted by RickCorey (Everett WA 98204 - Zone 8a) on May 25, 2012 11:07 PM concerning plant:
    ULTRA EARLY. Cold tolerant. Red, small, slightly oval fruits, 2-4 ounces or. 2" .
    Fair flavor for being so early, but the flavor goes to mush after any cold spell.
    Potato leaf. Indeterminate. Czech family heirloom from Morzuich section.

Plant Events from our members
p1mkw On March 3, 2010 Plant emerged
p1mkw On February 27, 2010 Seeds sown
piksihk On May 28, 2016 Fruit Ripened
piksihk On March 26, 2016 Transplanted
piksihk On March 2, 2016 Obtained plant
piksihk On January 15, 2016 Seeds sown
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