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Old 6 Days Ago   #1
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Default Red Penna tomato - Worth trying??

My son and daughter-in-law brought me some Red Penna tomato seeds from San Francisco. Anyone ever grow or try this tomato? Any information would be helpful. I did read some info from Tatiana's website. Yes, no, maybe ?? Thanks
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I found this at Tatianna's Tomatobase. Three people rated it as "good taste". Anyhow, it is supposed to have some of the "old fashioned" complex flavors.

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One of the 100 varieties noted in Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden"

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Looks to me like you will enjoy this one.
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Yes! It's a great large red tomato! I like it very much!
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It has been many years since Red Penna was in the garden. My journal indicated it was very large, 12 ounce average with 18 ounce the largest tomato. Here RP was a fairly late season tomato and not particularly productive. No indication of flavor and no reason given why it was not grown other than one time. Next year I am going to try it again just to have a better record. Good luck and let us know what you think.
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