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'Stupice' Tomatoes
 
Sub-Category: Standard
Early-Season
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Description: Lycopersicon esculentum. Open pollinated. Early season small standard type from Czechoslovakia. Indeterminate plants bear 2 to 3 inch, 1/4 pound fruit. About 55 days to maturity.
Days To Maturity: 55
Seed Sources: Seed Savers Exchange - updated in 2014
Totally Tomato - updated in 2014
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds - updated in 2014
Reimer Seeds - updated in 2014

 
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Reviewed on 04/17/2017 by lizmom - An experienced gardener

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Franklin, Ohio, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

No earlier than Early Girl, which is a much more productive tomato. Taste of Stupice is Ok, but not great.
 

Reviewed on 08/21/2016 by JohnSVMG - An experienced gardener

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Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Best early tomato we have grown and we have grown most of them. Size is larger than described early in the seaso, but smaller in late season. Taste good very early and quite productive. Most tomatoes have green shoulders. Scored well in our local Sequatchie Valley Tomato Tasting event in 2016. .
 

Reviewed on 08/21/2016 by JohnSVMG - An experienced gardener

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Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Best early tomato we have grown and we have grown most of them. Size is larger than described early in the seaso, but smaller in late season. Taste good very early and quite productive. Most tomatoes have green shoulders. Scored well in our local Sequatchie Valley Tomato Tasting event in 2016. .
 

Reviewed on 11/06/2014 by Lily - An experienced gardener

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Otsego, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I planted stupice in June and they produced fruit from July 17 through the frost in October. The tomatoes were smallish and had a nice touch of acid to them. They were great in salad. I will definitely plant them again because they were fruiting when most others were just in blossom. They not only produced fruit over a long season but they were prolific the entire time. Super easy and reliable. My plant came from the Landreth Seed Co.
 
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Reviewed on 08/25/2013 by sadie - An experienced gardener

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All Counties, Ontario, Canada
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Worth growing for that first tomato in early to mid July. Like other gardeners I have somewhat forgotten them as the bigger tomatoes come on. I am collecting them and freezing them for tomato juice. They will be very good for that. No green shoulders like harbinger.
 

Reviewed on 03/24/2013 by MBHP - An experienced gardener

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Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States
Frost Free Season: Fewer than 103 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: Less than 6 hours per day

I love this tomato. I garden in zone four (8,000 feet elevation). These tomatoes produced the end of July which is unheard of in this climate. I thought they had a really good balance of sugar and acid taste.There are some of the big heritage tomatoes that were bigger and tasted better, but, for us, that didn\'t make up for their lesser production.I did keep them and all the rest of the tomatoes I planted covered at night so that they wouldn\'t drop their blooms because it gets below 55 degrees here almost every night of the year. They didn\'t get any diseases at all. Of course we\'re having a very serious drought and I use drip irrigation. I did put up their night time covers on the rare occasions when it rained. I put them in cages and pruned them and cut off the growing ends four weeks before the first expected frost so the plants were big, but well controlled. I planted all my tomatoes from seed and set them out a few weeks before the last expected frost set in Wall-O-Water teepees. I\'ve recommended this tomato to everybody in our area and they are really catching on!
 

Reviewed on 09/08/2012 by Ferdzy - An intermediate gardener

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Ontario, Canada
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

As the number of reviews attests, Stupice is probably the best early tomato around. Which is not to say that it is without flaws. The tomatoes are on the small side, and the flavour is pleasant but not outstanding. They keep producing steadily for a good long time but I always lose track of exactly how long, because I tend to abandon them for the later tomatoes once they start. Still, it is well worth growing a plant of Stupice to get those first tomatoes, if you have the room. They are a very large and rangy plant, and will need good trellising.
 
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Reviewed on 04/27/2012 by Norah - A novice gardener

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Modoc, California, United States
Frost Free Season: Fewer than 103 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: Less than 6 hours per day

One of the few tomatoes that grow here and actually ripen. We have to keep it covered as the nights are too cold for the fruit to set or ripen without it. Riipe tomatoes are a rarity here, so thesed are a pleasure to grow.
 

Reviewed on 01/09/2012 by IraH - An experienced gardener

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Chenango, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

highly productive i wish the tomatoes were larger but the flavor was allright not like the larger hierlooms but i was gettting tomatoes from them at least 2 weeks beefore the other varieties except sungold..and i the fruits were well formed and did not crack
 

Reviewed on 01/09/2012 by IraH - An experienced gardener

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Chenango, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

highly productive i wish the tomatoes were larger but the flavor was allright not like the larger hierlooms but i was gettting tomatoes from them at least 2 weeks beefore the other varieties except sungold..and i the fruits were well formed and did not crack
 

Reviewed on 08/20/2011 by endresult0710 - A novice gardener

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Orange, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This is the second year in a row that I have grown Stupice. It is early, high yielding, and easy to grow. The taste is just \"ok\". It is the perfect size for salads. I love how early this variety is, so that makes up for the lack of taste. This was one of the last plants in my garden to exhibit signs of early blight.
 
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Reviewed on 08/20/2011 by endresult0710 - A novice gardener

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Orange, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Also, if caged, keep up on it. It grows like a maniac.
 
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Reviewed on 10/14/2010 by idahocole - An intermediate gardener

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Lewis, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Tasty, good texture, large yield, easy to grow. I like my stupice tomatoes.
 

Reviewed on 08/17/2010 by GaetanoL - An intermediate gardener

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Westchester, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Easy to grow. Early. Productive. Flavor just average to me.
 

Reviewed on 03/16/2010 by edweather - An intermediate gardener

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Oswego, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Love these! Best tomato I ever tasted...real tomato flavor. Early too. I've had them vine ripen in June.....early July at the latest. I've grown them for the last 4 years. The only reason I gave them a 4 star overall, is because they sometimes have yellow shoulders, but don't let that stop you.
 

Reviewed on 02/01/2010 by genuinefauxfarm - An experienced gardener

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Bremer, Iowa, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Stupice produces volumes of smaller fruit anywhere from a quarter to a third pound, starting very early and potentially going until frost. Early wet and cool weather may result in these tomatoes producing not much earlier than other varieties (like 2008). The taste is good, but they don't stand out when other tomatoes start coming in. Sized for salads or fresh eating. They tend to be susceptible to sunscald and fruit blight. We are hearing from northern Minnesota gardeners (who have tried our plants) that Stupice has done very well for them. Don't make the mistake of assuming they don't need a little TLC because you won't get the results you want. Keep them picked to avoid fruit rot & blight. Keep them up off of the ground for best results. This variety has ridden the edge of being removed from the farm every year and somehow makes the cut - simply because of the promise to produce before any other cultivar. Average is 50 fruit per plant for us - but we often don't keep them picked once other varieties are peaking.
 
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Reviewed on 12/24/2009 by HardRockFarmer - An experienced gardener

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Clark, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

For several years this has been one of my early mainstay tomatoes. It has been carefree, after mulching and trellising, and set a continuous series of fruit up until nearly first frost. It seems resistant to disease. The taste is above average, and is best during long warm periods. They do crack with the heavy rain spells, but not otherwise.
 

Reviewed on 08/15/2009 by Mr Wizard - An intermediate gardener

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Suffolk, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

These are the earliest tomatoes I've found. The taste is acceptable, not outstanding but not pasty either. I'll grow them again. The above reviewer is correct about the green shoulders. I can't figure out why. The foliage seems dense and healthy enough.
 

Reviewed on 05/19/2009 by greengenes -

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Jackson, Oregon, United States
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A good early tomato. Tough plants with tasty fruits. I found the yields to be somewhat stingy.
 

Reviewed on 04/28/2009 by SPANKY - An experienced gardener

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Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

2008 SEASON WAS A TOUGH ONE HERE, TOO MUCH RAIN, THIS PLANT DIDN'T HANDLE IT WELL. REALLY GOT BLIGHT BAD. PRODUCED PRETTY WELL CONSIDERING AND THEY TASTE GOOD. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO IN A GOOD TOMATO YEAR, AND THROUGH BLACK PLASTIC MULCH.
 
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Reviewed on 04/07/2009 by trudy - An intermediate gardener

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Washington, Rhode Island, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Stupice produces early many, many fruits each about 2-3 times the size of a cherry tomato but with real tomato flavor. It is very dependable. A fun thing for children and others of similar nature is that about once or twice a season the fruits will come out joined together in odd shapes.
 

Reviewed on 01/23/2009 by Lewis - An intermediate gardener

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Cumberland, Illinois, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Smaller size fruits than I expected. It was a moderately wet summer last summer, and it did produce well, but not overly abundantly like others have noted.
 

Reviewed on 01/11/2009 by Zone5Gal - An experienced gardener

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Dane, Wisconsin, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: Less than 6 hours per day

'Stupice' ripens several weeks sooner than any other tomato varieties in my Zone 5 garden. As a result, they get the honor of being in the long-awaited, first BLT of the season. The fruits are sweet but small (golf-ball-sized), but the plants churn them out well into September. I've had no problems with disease, even when we've had flooding rains.
 

Reviewed on 08/30/2008 by flowerbill1952 - An experienced gardener

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Prince Georges, Maryland, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Ok for early yields, flavor is pretty good
 

Reviewed on 08/02/2008 by Gardenerd - An experienced gardener

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I can always count on Stupice to be my earliest producer. Always first to flower, fruit and harvest. A great tasting, bright red salad tomato with little to no trouble in all the years I've grown it. I haven't gone a year without it!
 

Reviewed on 07/04/2008 by papagard - An experienced gardener

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Thurston, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: Fewer than 103 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: Less than 6 hours per day

This is a fabulous variety to grow in this region: abundant fruit, early maturity, little pest or disease when grown under a West-facing cloche. I grew these from seed, under lights in my greenhouse and planted them outdoors when the nights were around 50 degrees, and the days in the 70's. I'm not certain, but I think I got the seed from Vessey's, they often get my business before local seedsmen. However, Raintree has very good varieties for this climate. Stupice is a good tomatoe if you like being flooded with fruit when it starts producing in earnest.
 

Reviewed on 05/23/2008 by containergardener - An experienced gardener

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This is a follow up on an earlier review of Stupice as a fall-winter tomato in Southern California. Now I am growing Stupice as an extra-Early spring crop. I started seeds under shoplights in January, planted out in 5-gallon containers in March and am harvesting excellent small tomatoes in late May. Stupice is the first regular tomato to ripen, along with cherry tomatoes. (Jet-Setters are doing very well too, but are not yet ripe.) With two plantings of Stupice, we have tomatoes nine months a year (May-January).
 
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Reviewed on 04/10/2008 by mcbear - An experienced gardener

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I purchased this one as a "cool season" tomato and my Early Girl lasted longer and into the cooler weather. At first the tomatoes were as advertised but then quickly turned into 1" wonders.
 

Reviewed on 02/01/2008 by mheide - An intermediate gardener

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Jackson, Missouri, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Stupice produced early and heavily for almost the whole season. Once the August heat was turned on, the fruits were pretty small but still tasted great. Great for salads and sandwiches (it takes a few slices) and it really made a good sauce.
 

Reviewed on 02/01/2008 by Kristi - An experienced gardener

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Bonneville, Idaho, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Early in our zone 4 garden - small size but bright flavor. Comapct plant with moderate production. One of two winners in our Sprouts children's garden program taste test.
 

Reviewed on 01/22/2008 by Sarah P - A novice gardener

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Monroe, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I grow Stupice in 3.5 gal containers. I have tried many varieties in containers. This is one of the winners. Nicely disease resistant and early too.
 

Reviewed on 01/08/2008 by Myrto - An intermediate gardener

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

The most delicious tomato in my garden year after year. Puts up with my under-watering and my under-fertilizing.
 

Reviewed on 12/27/2007 by rwkrieger - An intermediate gardener

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Prince William, Virginia, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

A decent early tomato in Northern VA ( much better tasting to me than early girl) but not as early or tasty to me as Matina. Germination seemed to take a while also.
 

Reviewed on 12/16/2007 by Oregon - An experienced gardener

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Lane, Oregon, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Stupice does very well in Oregon. It is dependable, tastes good and does better in our cold, wet western Oregon spring weather than many other varietys. It even did well in the Eastern Oregon high desert where it has a very short growing season. The plants even self seeded and came up volunteer for my friend the next year. She was the only person she knew that had a crop of ripe tomatoes in Eastern Oregon.
 

Reviewed on 12/09/2007 by containergardener - An experienced gardener

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

We tried Stupice as a late, or winter, tomato this year. In early September we put a small plant in a 5-gallon container on our sunny sheltered patio. It is now mid-December and we have been eating the excellent green-shouldered small fruit for several weeks. The sprawling plant, its branches laid out over a plastic chaise longue, has more than 75 tomatoes in varying stages of growth, and it is still flowering and setting fruit. In this protected environment, it does not seem susceptible to any diseases.
 

Reviewed on 07/24/2007 by Gman71 - An experienced gardener

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

A very early tomato. It has a sweet and full flavor to it. I put it out the last week of April with protection here in Connecticut and am picking handfulls by the 4th of July. It is a very good tasting tomato to fill in the gap before main season tomatoes start producing. They are small averaging two ounces but plentiful and tasteful. It is not unusual to pick over a hundred per plant.
 

Reviewed on 04/23/2007 by wyldutah - An intermediate gardener

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Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Great early tomato. One of the best early tomatoes I found so far. Wish I could find them this year- one I would grow every year if avail. Good taste and prolific,. Did well in the 100 's degree in Salt Lake
 

Reviewed on 03/26/2007 by naplesgardener - An intermediate gardener

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Collier, Florida, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

yes it's early and that is it's most valuable trait. not that great tasting, nothing special. I'm trying Bloody Butcher as a contender to replace since it is more prolific.
 

Reviewed on 02/24/2007 by PeterB - An experienced gardener

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Alameda, California, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Always on my list. Early producer of small, but flavorful tomatoes.
 

Reviewed on 01/26/2007 by Growsomethinwild - An experienced gardener

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Orange, California, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This is the tomato that opened my world to Heirloom tomatoes. Stupice is a staple in my garden, It produces early and just keeps on giving. The taste is on my top 10 list
 

Reviewed on 01/06/2007 by Penelope - An experienced gardener

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Richland, South Carolina, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This is my early tomato of choice. I've tried lots of others, but Stupice consistently gives me the earliest and best tasting tomatoes. I've had ripe tomatoes as early as the last week of April and the first week of May. It holds up well against the blight that affects all the gardens around here, and makes a grand come back after the heat of August to give me a fall crop most years. I've picked green tomatoes the day before Thanksgiving off a Stupice vine.
 

Reviewed on 01/01/2007 by celeste - An intermediate gardener

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Ada, Idaho, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

This is an excellent variety if you want early & tasty tomatoes. Beats most early varieties for both flavor and earliest tomato produced. It does well in a greenhouse (year-round) even with low light in winter.
 

Reviewed on 12/01/2006 by pajohnso - An experienced gardener

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Marquette, Michigan, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This was the first tomato to produce in our northern climate and kept on producing all summer. The fruits were beautiful and consistent.
 

Reviewed on 11/30/2006 by DD - An experienced gardener

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Linn, Iowa, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I love this tomato. Pretty plant as well. This was a tomato machine last year. The taste was good, very pleasent!
 

Reviewed on 11/24/2006 by Digit - An experienced gardener

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Spokane, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Not a great deal earlier than Early Girl in my garden. The plants were small and not very productive. It was early but the taste was this variety's most pleasing feature. Misshapened fruit was a little annoying.
 

Reviewed on 11/24/2006 by Jess_L - An intermediate gardener

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I will try this one again, because I have heard so much good stuff about it, but I had very bad luck with it this year. The plant was very small, the few tomatos I got were tiny and I really didn't see what all the fuss was about. That said, I had a pretty bad year overall, and I only grew one of these so maybe I got a bad one.
 

Reviewed on 11/15/2006 by gardengalrn - An intermediate gardener

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Kentucky, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

This was an extremely early, easy and productive plant. It kept pumping out golf-ball sized fruits and I couldn't keep up with them all. Great for salads and bragging rights for the first ripe tomato. Taste was very good.
 

Reviewed on 10/22/2006 by MATERGIRL - An intermediate gardener

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York, Pennsylvania, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

An early small tomato with fairly good vigor, yields and flavor. I perferred Bloody Butcher by some some margin, but Stupice is good.
 

Reviewed on 07/23/2006 by plainolebill - An experienced gardener

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Benton, Oregon, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This is a great tomato for the Northwest where nights are cool and the summers are short. The plants get big here, mine are all over 5 foot high as I write this. We picked the first tomato July 4th this year which is far earlier than any Early Girl we've grown . And unlike some of the early varieties (Oregon Spring, Etc.) developed at OSU, these just keep pumping them out until fall. Taste better too. Only negative is that they are small but you'd be happy to get them if you lived here. We only grow Stupice and Jet Star nowadays.
 
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Reviewed on 03/23/2006 by Cowpoke - An experienced gardener

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Stokes, North Carolina, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Heavy yields of salad-sized tomatoes. Earliest and one of most releable for the past five years in my garden (I raise 25-50 varieties per year).I have counted as many as 32 tomaoes set upon a two-foot tall plant. Reasonably tolerant of diseases. One of the few heirloom varieties that I can raise throughout the season in this zone 7 humid climate.
 

Reviewed on 12/13/2005 by sacratomato70 - An experienced gardener

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California, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Definitely one of the first tomatoes of the season and holds up to cold temperatures (32 degrees and above) very well. I had transplants outside in January and in the ground in February. First tomato picked in late April and continued to produce until October until I had enough. It's the little tomato that just keeps on going... Taste is mediocre and is great for salads or fresh eating.
 

Reviewed on 12/02/2005 by Joachim - An experienced gardener

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

The tastiest early variety with staying power throughout the season. However, no match for my main crop or late varieties like Brandywine.
 

Reviewed on 11/28/2005 by Echidne41 - A novice gardener

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St. Lawrence, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Awesome flavor- unlike any other tomato that I've ever tasted. Super early- not a very heavy cropping plant, but I love it anyway. A staple in my garden.
 

Reviewed on 01/21/2005 by BigdaddyJ - An experienced gardener

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Delaware, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

It IS very early. Tiny green shouldered toms with OK only taste. I prefer Early Wonder over it for a nice early tomato.
 
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Reviewed on 01/17/2005 by Listasky - An intermediate gardener

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Idaho, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Stupice is a reliable and prolific producer, one of the first to produce in my zone 5 garden. The flavor may not be quite as good as some of the later tomatoes, but when you are starved for something other than store bought tomatoes, it really hits the spot! This one is a staple in my garden, great for eating fresh and makes a good sauce (it takes a bit longer to cook down as they are juicy) and good for canning and freezing.
 




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