Paul Robeson Tomato

Paul Robeson (American singer, actor, linguist, athlete and civil rights activist) inspired this heirloom variety of deep red beefsteak tomato that features rich earthy flavors with subtle tanginess. Perfect for cooler climates or regions due to setting fruits at lower temperatures making this variety highly adaptable.

This indeterminate tomato plant grows to 6-8 feet tall and produces large, 7-8 ounce fruits that reach 7-8 inches in weight. With its dusky brick-red hue and dark green shoulders, this striking looking fruit stands out among its peers. When fully ripened, its flesh has an irresistibly smooth texture with an overall sweet, tart and smoky taste – perfect for salads, salsa, soups or stews!

Tomatoes are an excellent source of fiber, calcium, iron and vitamin A; in addition they boast high levels of the natural antioxidant anthocyanin which is known for its anti-aging and disease prevention properties. Lycopene found in tomatoes has also been proven to prevent cancer as well as protecting against prostate and heart diseases; plus their phenolic compounds reduce cholesterol while helping prevent atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.

Paul Robeson tomatoes are easy to grow and make an ideal addition to any meal or snack. As garden crops, they provide consistent yield year after year – providing tomato lovers with endless amounts of satisfying goodness throughout their growing seasons. Tomato lovers especially appreciate this variety for pairing it with herbs like parsley, chives and celery leaves or mint and lemon balm for optimal results.

Paul Robeson was a multifaceted talent whose political activism brought down his life during the McCarthy era. A staunch supporter of unions and civil rights, Robeson condemned violence against African Americans while supporting unionization efforts. A target of House Un-American Activities Committee investigations, Robeson endured ongoing government surveillance until his death in 1977.

Although this period in American history was painful and controversial, its impact still resonates today. Paul Robeson tomatoes serve as a delicious tribute to this brave activist and are an amazing way to commemorate his work.

The Paul Robeson tomato is an heirloom that can thrive in USDA zones 3-11. Tomato plants tend to be resilient, flourishing under many different conditions; however, optimal conditions for them include full sun. Tomatoes require regular watering; however excessive saturation should be avoided. When it comes to fertilizing them properly, consult our ultimate tomato fertilizer guide for guidance. With its sweet, smoky, and slightly tart taste profile, Paul Robeson tomatoes make delicious additions to summer meals – sow indoors 6 weeks before last frost has passed and transplant outdoors when all danger of frost has passed.

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