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67 days. The quintessential flavor of summer is captured in these sweet and flavorful fruit. Orange Paruche excels in productivity with astonishing quantities of brilliant, glowing orange fruit that are irresistible and vitamin packed. The 1 inch round fruit crowd branched trusses on the indeterminate, vigorous plants. The winner of our in-house taste test. F 1, TMV, ToMV.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Tomato B.
Best Flavor of All My Cherry Tomatoes

Orange Paruche has become one of my two favorite cherry tomatoes. Always very sweet, it has a very strong umami tomato flavor. They are like candy. The vines grow very tall (6+ feet) in a short amount of time and typically produce dozens of one-inch fruits when the plant remains healthy. Keep the leaves of the plant dry. When planted in early April, they provide ripe fruit starting in mid-June through mid-September (mid-east coast USA).

Dr. S.
VIgorous plants, great flavor

I grew these from seed (started indoors of course) for my part-sun Tacoma area yard these because a lot of people said they had better flavor than Sungold, which I like a lot. The Orange Paruche plants are long and tall, more vigorous in my yard than Sungold and Sweet Millions, but the production was similar enough to the other two that I wouldn't choose based on any huge difference there. The skin is definitely thinner and the fruit a little softer than Sungold; my wife likes the flavor and softer texture better than Sungold. I admit the flavor is more complex (and perhaps better) than Sungold, but I prefer the firmer pop/texture of Sungold. I am surprised that someone said Orange Paruche was earlier than "Candyland"; I grew both simutaneously for two years and don't think that's normally true. Orange Paruche is definitely a very good cherry, enough that I had to give it a 5, definitely worth growing if you're not happy with what you've got and want to try something slightly different, but -- along with Candyland Red, which are very fun but a little tedious to pick because they are so small -- I might not grow it again

Delish and easy!

These grew well and were delicious little balls of sweet orange jewels. Not super prolific, but what i grew and ate were yummy. Full Sun in Portland Or. Will be ordering again and hope for more volume of harvest.

Brittany S.
Best tasting-disease resistant-heavy producer!

I'm in zone 8b and have grown this lovely variety for 7 years! Out of all my tomatoes I've shared with friends and family this is the one everybody wants more of! My dad calls them "Orange candy bombs"� they are THAT good. It's October and my plants are grown outside in all the elements in the ground with no disease issues whatsoever, continuing to give me at least a quart of fruit per week off of only 2 plants. I even quit growing Sungolds because of these dependable, huge, prolific, delicious, sweet Orange Paruche! Fantastic!

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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