Burning Spear

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Burning Spear
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular, wispy
Fruit color orange
Fruit shape elongated, plum, pointed
Fruit size small
Fruit type paste, salad
Variety type


Indet., regular wispy foliage, ... bright orange pointed roma type, said to have Sungold flavor.

Seed source:

NY MA C 10 (Carolyn Male, Salem, New York)

Year grown: 2011

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


  • Developed and named by Jeff Dawson of Napa, California (CA DA J2). Jeff originally crossed SunGold F1 and Amish Paste and developed Amish Gold and Amish Red tomatoes. Burning Spear came from Amish Gold line. For more information, see All in the Family Tomato article by Jesse Hom-Dawson.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook by Jeff Dawson, California (CA DA J2).

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