Paul Robeson Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum | SKU: 1604A P25
2 Reviews
  • Organic
  • Dusky brick red fruits with green shoulders
  • Fruits grow to 6-12 ounces
  • Known for its smoky and earthy flavor with a good acid/sweet balance
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • 80-90 days from transplant

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Item Details

Russian developed variety with a dedicated following among tomato connoisseurs. Named in honor of Paul Robeson (1898-1976), famous African-American actor, singer, and civil rights advocate. Dusky brick red fruits with dark green shoulders and red flesh; 6-12 ounces. Known for its distinctive flavor—smoky and earthy with a perfect acid/sweet balance. Indeterminate, 80-90 days from transplant.

Learn to Grow Paul Robeson Tomato

Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost

Germination: 7-14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart

Support: Cage, stake, or trellis

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.

Ratings & Reviews

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One of the best flavored tomatoes I have grown


BEST FOR FLAVOR: Slow to germinate, plant extra seeds, or presprout. Late ripening - September for me in NW Montana but when they do... excellent old fashioned sweet smokey, excellent acid/sweet balance. Green tomatoes ripened very slowly indoors as picked before a hard frost but even those were the most delicious of my tomatoes this year. Plant extras as they can be a littel low on production but that may have been where I grew it, and late planting.

Not a good variety for N. TX


These did not do well in North Texas. The plants that did come up didn't produce but one or two fruit. Stick with Cherokee purple or other variety that do well in the heat.