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75-80 days. Oregon Star is back by popular demand! Thanks to years of our farm's maintenance breeding program, we've developed this exceptional strain with improved fruit shape and earlier ripening. The vigorous, determinate plants produce huge fruit, 3 by 5 inches that are the meatiest sauce tomatoes imaginable. A signature characteristic of Oregon Star is its variability in fruit shape. Regardless of appearance, your harvest will make the richest soups and sauces. PAT.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

If you can, you want these. Been growing and canning my own tomatoes for a decade, and these are far and away the most bang for your buck paste tomatoes. San Marzanos were my fave until I met the Oregon Star. Wowie!

Martha E.M.
Total failure

I bought 5 plants of different varieties from Territorial this year, and I used exactly the same potting soil, fertilizer, watering routine, etc. for all of them.
The only one with blossom end rot was the Oregon Star.
The plant flowered as early as the others, but it didn't set the first fruit until two weeks or longer after my other varieties. Every singe tomato had blossom end rot.
After I realized that this was an issue, I started dissolving calcium supplements in water and watered the plants with this intense calcium solution for a month. It took about two weeks before I started to get fruit in which the blossom end rot was sufficiently reduced to have a reasonable amount of edible tomato.

In addition to this problem, I found the taste mediocre. My other varieties were Siletz, Early Cherry, and the Beaverlodge Plum and Slicer types. All had far better flavor than the Oregon Star.

So sorry to hear you didn't love Oregon Star! At Territorial our products are backed by our full guarantee. We want you, our customers, to be 100% satisfied with the seed, plants and supplies that you purchase from us. If anything you buy from Territorial proves to be unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item or refund the purchase price, whichever you prefer. Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or

Big Thumbs Up!

Large, fleshy fruit in high yields. Very pleased with the plant's performance given the strange heat wave. No blossom end rot. Will absolutely purchase again!!

Oregon Star a star

Wonderful tomato! Almost solid with distinct sweet flavor. The perfect caprese tomato. Ate them as fast as they came in. Started producing and ripening early and still going strong in mid September.

Soil Temp for Germ 70-90°F
Seed Depth 1/4"
Days to Emergence 6-14
Soil Temp for Transp 55°F
Plant Spacing See below
Row Spacing 3-4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 280-320
Seed Life 3 years

Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well-drained raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcium amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

• HR indicates high resistance.
• IR indicates intermediate resistance.
• Aal | Alternaria Stem Canker
• AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
• B | Bacterial Wilt
• F* | Fusarium Wilt
• FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
• L | Gray Leaf Spot
• LB* | Late Blight
• LM* | Leaf Mold
• N | Roundworm | Nematode
• PL | Corky Root Rot
• PST | Bacterial Speck
• RK | Root-Knot
• TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
• ToANV* | Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
• ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
• TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
• TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
• V* | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers and letters indicate specific disease race.

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