|Fruit type||canner, salad|
|Variety type||historic, heirloom|
- red oblate tomato, indet. regular leaf
- Helmut Pummer, Austria
Year grown: 2011
Location: Quitzdorf am See, Germany
- The best performance for the year 2011 in terms of drought tolerance, production, and plant vigor. Formidable against the "stinkbugs". This tomato gets its name from the place of its origin, the Punta Banda peninsula in Baja Mexico. Some say it makes a good snacking or salad tomato, and although that may be the case, Punta Banda excels at paste making. There is virtually no seed cavity in this tomato! No juice! Punta Banda is technically a semi-determinate that will fruit until late summer. The fruit is high in lycopene and the flavor is to par with many reds, easily better tasting than San Marzano or Amish Paste. Will not perform well in wet soils or cold weather.
- Native Seeds SEARCH, Arizona, USA
Year grown: 2011
Location: Zone 5b, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (1000 feet above sea level)
- Collected on the Punta Banda peninsula in Baja, California. Grown by indigenous farmers of the region since the collapse of the Spanish occupation.
Phil Seneca, Good Mind Seeds. Punta Banda - young plant.
Klaus-Peter Schurz (GERM SC K). Punta Banda - green fruit. June 9, 2011.
Klaus-Peter Schurz (GERM SC K). Punta Banda - green fruit. June 28, 2011.
|Fruit color||red +|
|Fruit shape||round +|
|Fruit size||small +|
|Fruit type||canner + and salad +|
|Growth habit||semi-det. +|
|History||* Collected on the Punta Banda peninsula in Baja, California. Grown by indigenous farmers of the region since the collapse of the Spanish occupation.|
|Member code||GERM SC K + and PA SE P +|
|Variety type||historic + and heirloom +|
|Vendor||Good Mind Seeds +|