Giant Italian Paste

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Giant Italian Paste
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape elongated, plum
Fruit size large
Fruit type paste, canner, cooking
Variety type family heirloom, open-pollinated
Country Italy
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Giant Italian Paste - sliced fruit. 2014-08-29.


Tall and lanky indet. plants with wispy regular leaf foliage. Beautiful red fruits shaped like fat pears or blocky plums. 5-12 oz. Quite juicy to be a paste tomato, it is great in salads. Delicious full flavor with quite a bit of sweetness. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D) 07

Year grown: 2014

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


70-80 days, det., regular leaf, red fruit up to 1 lb. Late start and hot weather reduced the normal production. Juicy, and meaty fruit, with a good flavour. 10 lbs/plant.

Seed source:


Year grown: 2006

Location: Wynndel, BC, Canada


  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1986 Yearbook by Edward Peabody, West Farmington, Ohio (OH PE E), who said it is an heirloom, brought by friend's grandmother from northern Italy in early 1900s.
  • Introduced commercially in North America by Double Helix Farms in 2014.

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