The Amana Orange Heirloom TomatoThe Tomato of the Month for May is the Amana Orange Heirloom Tomato. The Amana Orange gets its name from the Amana Colonies of Iowa. It is a bright orange to yellowish-orange beefsteak tomato that can grow to a size upwards of two pounds with a diameter of nearly five inches! The Amana Orange Heirloom Tomato is an indeterminate tomato plant, which means it will continuously grow bigger, and produce fruit, as the season progresses. It has quickly become a favorite among heirloom tomato growers for its ease of growth, large size and exceptional taste. Another sought out attribute of the Amana Orange tomato is its abundance of lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant that is said to help reduce the risks of some cancers, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. Sow Amana Orange tomato seed indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost and they generally germinate in 75 to 80 days.
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