Paul Robeson Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Paul Robeson is a Russian heirloom variety named after the African-American actor, singer and civil rights activist, Paul Robeson. It was because of his activism and the unyielding position that he took during the McCarthy-era, that he became a hero in the Soviet Union. Initially introduced to American seed savers in the mid 1990’s by Marina Danilenko, a pioneering private seed seller and tomato seed collector from Moscow. 'Paul Robeson' tomato plants produce medium-large beefsteak-type fruit with maroon-black shoulders that are sweet, very juicy, and extremely flavourful.
80 Days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $3.50
Planting Instructions: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4 inch deep and keep soil warm. Transplant into 1 inch cells or 2 inch pots at 1-2 leaf stage. Staking tomatoes (indeterminate) should be transplanted into 3-4 inch pots. Harden off plants for 4-5 days after risk of frost has passed, then transport outdoors.