One of four tomato varieties sent to the U.S. from the former Czechoslovakia by Milan Sodomka. Compact plants with potato leaf foliage loaded with clusters of 2" fruits. Quite early, great flavor. Heavy yields all season. Produces well in northern climates.
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Clusters of 2" red fruit
- Early maturing and productive variety
- Potato leaf foliage
- Produces well in northern climates
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
Prolific fruiting plant, even in the cold
by Vanessa F
I live in the Pacific Northwest, and it has been a very cold summer so far with a few searing hot days. It has gotten as low as 40 at night some nights. I started my tomato seeds indoors in early February and didn't put my plants out until mid-May. I almost didn't put my stupice starts out as they were TINY compared to my others. Boy am I glad I planted them anyway. They were my first plants to set fruit and the first to ripen. As I type, I have two handfuls of fruit on my counter from one plant. The fruit size varies greatly--some bigger, some cherry-sized--but these things are prolific. The plants have handled the crazy weather without any pampering, and they are the only plants I haven't pruned heavily to encourage more fruit development. I will definitely be planting these again. If they produce this well in such an off/cold year, I can't wait to see what they do in a warmer summer!
Best early tomato, I have been growing Stupice for decades
I have been growing Stupice for decades in the Pacific NW. They are very early but keep producing until September. Tastes is very good--not Brandywine good but better than most. I grew them just to try out one year and have been growing ever since. One of the two tomato varieties that I ALWAYS grow.
Dependable and prolific
I have grown these tomatoes for three years in a row now here in the PNW. I needed a tomato that can tolerate cooler temperatures. This tomato is hardy, dependable and prolific.
I grow Stupice every year. Tastes great, prolific, and can handle our hot and dry climate (Denver.) It can do well in pots.
Stupice tomatoes put Early Girl to shame!
I've been growing Stupice tomatoes for years. They're perfect for my unpredictable Western Washington climate, where summer starts very late and sometimes ends early. They'e very early, prolific, and taste great. They put Early Girl, the most frequently grown early tomato in my area, to shame!
This one is a keeper!
by Theri V
I have been growing Stupice for several years and have enjoyed how prolific the plants are in producing fruit that is almost perfectly round, small enough to be versatile for cutting into salads, make things like salsa, and for cooking into sauces and soups. I used just these tomatoes to make a soup to can this year and what blew me away was how SWEET the soup was with no added sweetener! I am sold on growing those if for nothing else, but to make soup from them!