The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Solanum lycopersicum. Said to be pronounced “stup-eech” or “stu-peechka.” Flavor is rich and aromatic with that summer tomato taste sometimes missing in early tomatoes. Shrubby semi-determinate plants are short yet viney and continue to yield clusters of 2″, red, 2 oz fruit throughout the season. A very special Czech variety introduced to the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook in the late 1970s and it has been a go-to workhorse variety in the Pacific Northwest ever since. Originally introduced to the US from the former Czechoslovakia by Milan Sodomka.
Easy to Grow
Rich, well-drained soil, pH 6.5
Regularly; avoid overwatering and wetting foliage
Days to Maturity
60.0 - 84.0" in height
Additional instructions: Cage or stake indeterminate tomato plants to support expected growth. Cage or stake plants to support expected growth. Indeterminate varieties can grow 6 feet tall or more. Roots will form on buried portions of the stems of tomato plants, so vigorous, compact transplants can be planted about 2 inches (5 cm) deeper than they are in the pot. For taller, lanky plants with few leaves, pinch off the lower leaves and set the plants into the soil horizontally with just a few sets of top leaves showing above the ground. 
Harvesting instructions: Pick when tomatoes are beginning to soften and release easily from the stems.