An heirloom sent to Gary Ibsen by Bob Kieser of Pekin, IL. Bob got the seeds from an old friend Les Gauwitz, who planted them for many years and claimed, “they were the sweetest tomatoes I ever tasted.” He called them ‘Japanese tomatoes.’ Bob, who has been growing this variety for more than 20 years said, “if you make tomato juice from these tomatoes it almost tastes like you added a bit of sugar to each jar.” Renamed in 2015 by Gary Ibsen to Les’s Sweet Japanese. Indeterminate, Regular leaf plant produces heavy crops of HUGE, red, paste-shaped tomato, 10-14 oz., 4-6″ long and 2-3″ wide. A wonderful choice for sauce or tomato juice or adding to cooked tomato dishes.
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