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Tomato, Scary Larry

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Solanum lycopersicum

YES!!! It IS a family heirloom from the iconic Treasure Valley ice cream man, Scary Larry!

The perfect name for this indeterminate and wildly variable paste tomato. Everything from 6”x1” sausages, to large slicers, to smaller plum types. We love the abundant variability this Idaho heirloom provides! Very few seeds--excellent for canning.

Tomatoes are native to northwestern South America and by at least 500 BC they had been domesticated and were being cultivated as far north as modern-day Mexico, enjoyed by Aztec and other civilizations. They spread to Europe and the Caribbean through the Spanish colonizers, where they became staple parts of the food culture in many European countries as well. Their circuitous journey brought them on a wild ride up to and including tagging along with Scary Larry in his ice cream truck! 


You can read a bit about Scary Larry here. 

Seeds grown by Green Phoenix Farm in Salt Lake City, Utah.

30 seeds.

Directions: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost and transplant out after. Bury past first set of leaves, add eggshells to soil for calcium, and provide support.

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