Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Polish Linguisa Tomato

Susan made a comment on my last post about my huge Polish Linguisa tomato.  They are a variety that I started growing a few years ago when I was looking to try some new heirloom varieties. I must say that I have been really happy with them. They are large, "sausage shaped" paste tomatoes that make delicious sauce.  They are a bit sweeter than the Amish Paste and have consistently produced better for me in the three years I've grown them.  Definitely my favorite sauce tomato at this point.
Of course, they aren't all as huge as the one I showed yesterday (pictured below in the middle of the top row):
But they are reliable producers and frequently produce 'doubles':
 I don't have any large ones quite ripe yet (I made some sauce on Sunday with all the ripe ones) but even with the small ones you can see how meaty they are.
As an added bonus, I have found them to be pretty resistant to blight.  Two years ago when we got hit with late blight they were the last to be affected and survived with no intervention on my part.  And the poor dears were still blooming out there in the frost.
So, there's my two cents worth.  Definitely an heirloom variety to try if you're looking for something new.


  1. Hi Aimee! They aren't that uncommon. I got mine from Totally Tomatoes because I was ordering a bunch of other stuff from them. But I did a quick google search and they are available at Burpee's, Reimer's, Rare Seeds, and West Coast Seeds among others. I'd say check your favorite seed supplier to see if they've got them. Once I looked, I was surprised at how many sources there were. This isn't a variety that I had really heard about before. I tried it on a whim because the description in the catalogue sounded good.
    Good luck.

  2. Ooh, those look good. I'm in the market for new paste tomato, though I wonder if this was just an odd year and I shouldn't make judgments. Then again, any excuse to try new varieties!

  3. I've put them on my garden list for next year. What a bonus that they are blight resistant!


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