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30 Organic Thorburn's Terra-Cotta Tomato Seeds - Heirloom & Non-GMO

30 Organic Thorburn's Terra-Cotta Tomato Seeds - Heirloom & Non-GMO


75 days. Incredible flavor, color and history! Introduced in 1893 by James Thorburn of New York, this is one of the most sensational tomatoes we have ever grown. With honey-brown skin, orange-pink flesh, and green seed mass, this is an eye-catching slicer with an out-of-this-world flavor. The tomato produces heavily during mid-season and then drops off quickly once cool weather sets in. As a cooker it will yield a pumpkin-orange sauce with a floral aroma. We are excited to have this tomato that was painted in color in Thorburn’s 1893 catalog; at last we can offer this rare treasure! From the collection of Dr. William Woys Weaver. 


Amazing flavor and flair. A real winner! With a rich and sweet flavor, Terra-Cotta is great as a slicer or cooker. It is also a looker: copper brown skin, pink flesh, and shimmering green innards. A big producer in the early season, this was one of the first slicing varieties to ripen in the field. This beautiful heirloom was first introduced in 1893 in full color on the cover of the J.M. Thorburn & Company seed catalog in New York. This variety was revived by William Woys Weaver after he received seed from a lecture attendee in South Jersey in the early 1990s.


It is a semi-determinate variety, the plants growing to a height of about 2 meters. It reaches maturity in 75 days and produces quite a heavy crop, though productivity quickly drops off as cooler weather sets in.


  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 7-14 Days
  • Ideal Temperature: 75-95 Degrees F
  • Seed Depth: 1/8 inch
  • Plant Spacing: 24"
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Solanum lycopersicum


Growing Tips: Start indoors 6-10 weeks before last frost. Heat mat helps to warm soil and speed germination.

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    Seeds will be shipped through the regular mail using USPS and will not include tracking. We try to have germination instructions on all of our listings, though additional online researching is advised. We are not responsible for buyer germination success; seeds have been tested. Seed count is approximate, and packaged by weight. Seeds vary in size, weight is exact, and based upon empirical count, quantity is estimated. Liability of seller is limited to the cost of the item(s).

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