Indeterminate vines with regular leaves. A wonderful beefsteak that Seed Saver Gary Staley found growing in his tomato patch in 1984.
Fruits are cadmium orange, ribbed, measure 3 1/4" long by 5 1/8" wide and weigh from 1-2 pounds.
Amana Orange has a sweet almost fruity flavor.
Late season variety that is a heavy producer.
California Grown Seed Amana Orange really got going mid-September here in the Bay Area. I think it needs the "heat" we get at the last part of summer to really get it going since it was created in Florida. However, don't think it didn't produce! I actually got tired of picking this tomato. It just kept producing huge orange beefsteaks till the first frost.
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.