Opalka

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Family heirloom from Poland, brought to Amsterdam, NY in the 1900s by the Opalka family. Carolyn Male got the seeds from her co-worker, Carl Swidorski, whose wife was from the Opalka family and introduced the seeds through the SSE Yearbook in the 1990s. Indeterminate, regular leaf plant with wispy foliage produce some of the best tasting, red, paste tomatoes with 5-inch long fruit shaped like a banana pepper with a pronounced tip on the bottom. Fruit has very few seeds, is extremely meaty and loaded with rich sweet flavors lending to its sauce appeal. The taste is so profound that this is also a good tomato for eating fresh.

Seeds available at store.tomatofest.com.

Varieties
Heirloom
Fruit Colors
Red
Fruit Shapes
Plum/Pear
Fruit Sizes
Medium
Culinary Uses
Paste / Sauce / Canner
Maturities
Midseason
Plant Types
Indeterminate
Origins
Poland
Leaves
Regular
Flavors
Sweet