Oma's Orange Tomato
The delicious, dark-orange flesh of this large beefsteak tomato has a great balance of sweetness and acidity. Juicy fruits mature mid-season, weigh a half to full pound, and measure 3-4.5"" wide. Tall, indeterminate plants grow 5-6' tall and bear fruit singly or in a cluster of 1-3. Betty Moore of Stow, Ohio, has stewarded this variety since 1983, when she received it from her mother, Oma Rachel Lively Miller, who was given the variety from a relative circa 1937 when she married.
- From the Collection
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Dark orange fruits weigh from 1/2 to 1 lb
- Well-balanced acidity and sweetness
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Store your tomatoes at room temperature. The flavor and texture of tomatoes suffer when the fruit is chilled.
Heirloom tomatoes are bred for their flavor and simple preparation best allows that intense flavor to shine through. Tomatoes can be sliced and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper or layer slices with basil and mozzarella for a Caprese salad.
Roasted tomatoes have a richer, concentrated flavor.
There are hundreds of salsa recipes to try and most are dramatically improved with the use of heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are also the main ingredient in Gazpacho, a cold soup that is perfect for summer.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
- Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Ratings & Reviews
by Jerrie Jo
These are the best low acid tomatoes.
by Jerrie Jo
This is the best tomato I have ever grown. It tastes like candy. I eat them as fast as they ripen
A superb orange tomato
I planted Oma's Orange summer 2021 and it was quite a good producer! Very nice shape, little/no cracking, and a nice low acid mellow flavor. I will plant this again next year. I can pick when they are slightly orange and they are delicious or wait until a deeper orange and they are great too. A versatile tomato!
Best Tasting Tomato
by Jenifer Brown
This is the best variety of tomato that I have ever tasted! I am growing them from August to June in a heated, glass greenhouse. These beautiful tomatoes are a treat for the eyes, and the plants produce an abundance of fruit with nice shapes.
THANK YOU SEED SAVERS!!
OH MY GOODNESS!!! I LOVE THESE HUGE BEAUTIFUL TOMATOES!! I gave some to family and they all came back for MORE!! I canned them and they are DELIGHTFUL!! Read the history on this LUCIOUS tomato!! I bought more this year to start plants for family so I can have plenty to can and share with everyone! You wont be sorry! THANK YOU SEED SAVERS!!
Will not plant this again.
I planted this variety in 2023 for the first time and have am extremely disappointed. Only three tomatoes were produced and they were fibrous and not at all juicy or sweet.
A tad too mild
I love the size of this tomato. However, I felt this tomato didn't have enough "tang" or "pow"... Almost too mild. Not sure if I would grow it again.