Unique, orange, banana-shaped paste tomatoes that are bursting with fruity sweetness. Perfect for drying, canning, and paste. Also delicious fresh and great for specialty markets. Orange color is rare in paste tomatoes. I never would have believed that the best tomato sauce comes from an orange tomato, but the proof is in the eating and Orange Banana has been a winner and adds a vivid fruity complexity to any sauce with other tomato varieties. (especially the darker heirlooms) Thank you to Kim Delainey, Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds for sharing this!
Orange Banana is also perfect for eating fresh or canning and drying as it makes the sweetest dried tomatoes ever.
Plants are very vigorous, producing enormous yields of these sweetly-flavored fruit. They taste so good that they are perfect for salads as well as making into unusually colored sauces and salsas. An all-purpose plum tomato.
Susceptible to blossom-end rot. Originally offered by Moscow seeds woman Marina Danilenko in the 1996 Seed Savers Yearbook.
80-85 days. Open-pollinated. Indeterminate, sprawling plants with attractive cylindrical orange fruits 3–4″ long average 4–5 oz.