90 days, semi-determinate — A very productive paste variety. The fruits are elongated, red, thin-skinned, thick-walled, meaty, weighing about three ounces. Unlike typical bland tasting paste tomatoes, 'Heidi' has an excellent, full, rich flavor. Great for sauces.
We received our original seed from Dr. Carolyn Male (NY MA C). She received the variety from a student of hers, Heidi Iyok, from Cameroon, West Africa. In her book, "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden," Carolyn notes that although classified as a paste-type tomato, it does not seem to have a problem with blossom end rot and is "remarkably tolerant of all foliage diseases in (her) zone 5 garden." Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.