Opalka Paste Tomato Seeds - Solanum  lycopersicum | The Living Seed Company LLC

Opalka Paste Tomato Seeds - Solanum lycopersicum

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Non-GMO, Open-Pollinated Olpaka Paste Tomato Seeds

One of the very best paste/sauce tomatoes! A less known variety  said to have originated in Poland around 1900 by and introduced in the US from the SSE Yearbook by Carolyn Male.   Seed originated from her co-worker Carl Swidorski. Superb flavor.  Dry flesh and few seeds. Holds well.   Vines are wispy but very vigorous, holding great sets of 3’ x 6” fruits.  Not carried by many seed companies due to low seed production.  Rare.  One of our favorites!

Prolific fruit production.

Can be used in any recipe calling for tomatoes.  Enjoy fresh, stewed, sautéed or in sauces!  Excellent for processing due to limited seeds.

  • Rare
  • Non-GMO
  • Annual
  • Sun: Full
  • Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
  • Direct Sow: No 
  • Seed Count: 20
  • Days to Maturity: 75
  • Plant Size: 4'-8'
  • Open Pollinated 
  • Indeterminate


Growing Tips:

Seeds should be planted indoors and kept in a dome with a heated mat for 6-8 weeks. 

It is key that your new starts be hardened off.  This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure. 

  • Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day.
  • One week minimum is recommended.
  • Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight.
  • Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown over.