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A single slice of these very large, late orange tomatoes with flavorful, low-acid, meaty flesh will cover a full piece of bread for your open faced tomato sandwich. This orange heirloom from the Amana Colonies in Iowa has tall vines that need staking. Indeterminate
Days to Harvest: 80
8/6/2013 5:50:42 PM
I planted about 36 seeds (18 two times) in starts and only 3 germinated. One of those plants is still only 5" tall and likely won't produce any ripe tomatoes at this point. Won't buy these again, unless that two plants really produce a lot.
12/12/2013 9:50:18 PM
I grew Amana for 3 or 4 years in the 1990s and ended up growing a dozen Amana plants among about 50 tomato plants total. The first year the germination from a seed packet was low as noted in the other review -- maybe 20%. So I think the seed has a rather short finicky shelf life for this variety. Beginning in the second year and onward my own saved seed was better, but still only around 60% .
Also the seedlings displayed a wide variation in vigor, so about a month into the process I'd chuck out the least vigorous half or more. I learned to grow a lot of them, then cull out all but a dozen by late April.
The plants aren't prolific, but produce four to six very large, succulent tomatoes. I found the plants, themselves, are indeterminate but the fruit is produced all at once. As soon as the first tomato showed some color, I'd snip off the growing ends of the vines.
The color is exceptional as a pastel yellow orange -- none other like it. The seed pockets in each tomato are nice and small, so the fruit isn't overly laden with moisture. Flavor is on the mild side, very good, rich, and dense. I had no problems with diseases. The tomatoes keep well but are easily bruised.
If you have room for a lot of tomato plants, you might enjoy some of these among the rest. In a small garden I'd choose other more productive varieties. When I grew Amana I was also growing Kellogg's Breakfast tomato, which was quite similar in habit except for Kellogg's pink color.
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