Tomato Paul Robeson
Tomato Paul Robeson

Tomato Paul Robeson

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Tomato
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Full Sun
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Height: 4-8'
Spacing: 24-36" Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid May 2016, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

Product Details

Product Details

Truly a handsome, dark maroon Tomato, 'Paul Robeson' will stand out as something special both in your garden and in your kitchen. This heirloom from Russia bears medium-size fruits with a complex taste that is not overly sweet. Indeterminate. Fruits mature about 75 days from transplant.

Our stocky seedlings are grown and shipped in 1 pint pots, so the plants you receive have strong, well-developed root systems.

For more information on growing Tomatoes, click Growing Guide.

Shipping

Shipping
Every state has agricultural regulations that restrict the shipment of certain plants. We're sorry, but we cannot ship this item to the following states: GEORGIA.

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Our Favorite!

McGuirk from Maryland

Of the several varieties of tomatoes we purchased from White Flower Farm, and grew in the mid-Atlantic region, this was our hands-down favorite. We loved it's sweet-tart flavor and relatively large size. Great for eating out of your hand. Don't waste the flavor by cooking with this one -- it's best fresh off the vine.

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Lovely tasting tomatoes

Caryn from Albuquerque, NM

I grew 13 tomato plants last year, and this was my favorite for flavor, abundance, and appearance. They begin to turn a blackish-purple and then suddenly a lovely red color appears at the lower half of the tomato. They produce a small fruit, but the flavor is phenomenal. Put some extra virgin olive oil and Tondo balsamic glaze over it with freshly ground salt and pepper with fresh basil, and you won't want anything else for dinner!

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Paul Robeson Tomato

Deb from Rhode Island

Every year I experiment with a few different varieties of tomatoes--and Paul Robeson has been a stand out for us. Great flavor and a good producer. It will back this summer--me and my neighbors look forward to great tomatoes.

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My Favorite Sweet and Luscious Tomato

Caity from Ross, CA

We love this tomato and it grew quite well in our Southern Marin county garden where it is warm most every day, though we do have cooler early mornings and some evenings. This is our favorite tomato, bar none, and this is one of the few places that I can find it.

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Didn't do well in Coastal California

Plantluver from Santa Monica, CA

This plant is supposed to do well in Coastal California, but it didn't any better than any other variety I bought. I should qualify my report by mentioning that last year was a bad year for tomatoes, but still, I only got about five tomatoes.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

For our general tips and videos about growing Tomatoes, click Tips for growing Tomatoes.

For FAQ concerning Blight Tomato disease, click Late blight tomato-disease.

Care of Plants On Arrival - 

Your plants have just spent up to 3 days without light or water and may have yellow leaves or show evidence of wilting. Through years of shipping experience, we have found that more than 98% of these plants will survive and thrive if you follow the simple care instructions below.

1. Please take your plants out of the shipping box as soon after their arrival as possible, taking care not to damage any stems or leaves as you free the plants from the cardboard packaging.

2. If the soil is dry, water gently but thoroughly from above or set the pot in a saucer of water for an hour or so -- just long enough for the soil in the pot to become thoroughly moist, but not soggy.

3. Place your plants in bright but indirect light indoors or, if temperatures permit, outdoors in the shade, sheltered from the wind. Don't put your plants in full sun right away because their leaves are tender after the trip and could be burned (sunscalded) or fall off if exposed to too much sun too soon. Allow your plants to adjust gradually over the next few days to increasing amounts of sunlight.

4. We've tried to time the shipping of our young plants so that they arrive at or near the frost-free date in your climate zone. If, however, the weather is still raw and a frost seems likely, transplant your plants into larger pots, taking them outside during the day when the weather is mild and bringing them in whenever frost or blustery cold weather threatens. Young plants are more tender than mature plants, and even if the last spring frost is already past, near-freezing temperatures and cold spring winds are capable of killing your new plants. Expose your young plants to outdoor conditions gradually, giving them a chance to harden off before they're planted out. When the weather does settle and both days and nights become reliably mild (night-time temperatures should remain above 50°F), then it's time for planting out.

Planting out: When the weather is warm and settled, choose a planting location in full sun with rich, fertile soil and good drainage. To reduce soil-borne disease problems, plant tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers where you haven't grown them or potatoes in the past 3 years. Dig a hole that will generously accommodate the plant's root ball, and mix compost or aged manure and a handful of low-nitrogen, organic fertilizer into the planting hole. If the weather is hot and sunny, plant in the cool of morning or wait until late afternoon to minimize stress.

To remove a plant from its pot, flip the pot over, tap on its bottom, and slip the plant out. Do not pull the plant out by its stem. Loosen the root ball and tease the roots apart if they are matted or tangled. Set the cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, and squash into their holes so that the tops of the root balls are level with or just slightly below the surrounding soil. For the tomatoes, cut off all but the top 2-3 branches, lay the stem and roots at an angle in a trench about 4-5in deep, then cover the stem with soil, leaving the branches and leaves above ground. Tomato plants will send out roots along the buried stem, accelerating their growth. Grafted Tomatoes should be planted at soil level so that the graft line, indicated by green tie tape, remains above ground.

Push soil back into each planting hole and firm the soil around each plant to eliminate air pockets. Water thoroughly to further settle the soil. Keep the soil around the plants moist but not soggy and provide shade (with row cover, cardboard, or lath) for the first few days. Transplant shock is not uncommon, but within a week or less the plants' roots will regain their ability to provide moisture to the foliage. Remove shading once plants perk up.

Continuing care: If rain is scarce, water your vegetable plants deeply and regularly (weekly, or more often in hot, dry weather).

Once the fruits of peppers and tomatoes start to ripen, water only if plants start to wilt; withholding water at this stage will result in better-flavored fruit. No additional fertilizer is needed, but a mulch of compost or aged manure won't hurt.

Plants can also be foliar fed throughout the season with a kelp- and/or fish-based product, but avoid high-nitrogen fertilizers, which promote lush growth at the expense of fruit production. Provide cages or supports for the tomato plants. Stake pepper plants so heavy yields don't break their branches.

Learn the whys and hows of pruning Tomato plants in a fully illustrated article from Fine Gardening magazine. Click here.

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