Opalka

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Opalka
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape plum
Fruit size medium
Fruit type canner, slicer, paste
Variety type family heirloom
Country Poland
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Opalka - ripening fruit. 2007-08-31.

B.C KO T

80 days, indet., regular wispy foliage, long red carrot-shaped and/or bomb shaped fruit, paste type, excellent sweet flavor, fairly productive.

Seed source:

1. Reimer Seeds 05
2. Terra Edibles 04 [1]
3. Seed Savers Exchange 11
4. Fedco Seeds 12

Year grown: 2007, 2011* (3, 4)

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


MI MA D

This tomato was a pleasant surprise to me as I did not believe that it would ripen in zone 3b/4a. However, we had an exceptionally good growing climate this year with an earlier planting period and a late frost period. I planted the seeds May 24 and harvested ripe tomatoes September 1 (100 days). The largest fruit was 5 3/4" long and 13.4 ounces. Most of the others were slightly smaller than that. The tomato sauce that we made with these tomatoes tasted great. The tomatoes were heavy for their size, very meaty, with only a few seeds. The vines were very vigorous and I pruned them to 5 1/2 feet tall. The production was good for such a large tomato. I had many small clusters on my one plant.

Seed source:

Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds / Reimer Seeds 05

Year grown: 2010

Location: Iron River, Michigan


TX GU R

80 days, indet., regular leaf, pointed paste, 2.5 x 4.5", very productive.

Seed source:

 ?

Year grown:

Location: Pasadena, Texas


GERM SC K

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Year grown: 2011, 2012

Location: Quitzdorf am See, Germany


History

  • Family heirloom from Poland, which was brought to Amsterdam of New York, USA in the 1900s by Opalka family. Carolyn Male (NY MA C) got the seeds from her co-worker, Carl Swidorski, whose wife was from the Opalka family. Carolyn Male introduced it at SSE Yearbook in the 1990s.
  • One of the 100 heirloom tomatoes noted in Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden".



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Facts about OpalkaRDF feed
CountryPoland +
Description80 days, indet., regular wispy foliage, long red carrot-shaped and/or bomb shaped fruit, paste type, excellent sweet flavor, fairly productive.
Fruit colorred +
Fruit shapeplum +
Fruit sizemedium +
Fruit typecanner +, slicer + and paste +
Growth habitindet. +
History* Family heirloom from Poland, which was b * Family heirloom from Poland, which was brought to Amsterdam of New York, USA in the 1900s by Opalka family. Carolyn Male (NY MA C) got the seeds from her co-worker, Carl Swidorski, whose wife was from the Opalka family. Carolyn Male introduced it at SSE Yearbook in the 1990s.
Leafregular +
Maturitymidseason +
Member codeB.C KO T +, MI MA D +, TX GU R + and GERM SC K +
Seed source1. Reimer Seeds 05
2. Terra Edibles 04 [1]
3. Seed Savers Exchange 11
4. Fedco Seeds 12
SimilarHoward German +, Gallo Plum + and Polish Linguisa +
Variety typefamily heirloom +
VendorTatiana's TOMATObase Seeds +, Pinetree Seeds +, Tomato Growers Supply +, TomatoFest +, Sand Hill Preservation Center +, Skyfire Garden Seeds +, Reimer Seeds +, Terra Edibles +, Fedco Seeds +, Heirloom Seeds +, Heirloom Tomatoes +, The Sample Seed Shop +, Trade Winds Fruit +, Delectation of Tomatoes +, Heritage Harvest Seed +, Hazzard's Wholesale Seeds +, J.W. Jung Seed Company +, Knapp's Fresh Vegies +, Swallowtail Garden Seeds + and Two Wings Farm +
Year grown2007 +, 2011* (3 + and 4) +
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