Tomato, Lost Treasure Roma

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Quick facts

  • Rare variety
  • Super-dwarf plant
  • Very productive, great for containers

Solanum lycopersicum

Super paste tomato! A gift from its steward member of the Seed Savers Exchange, Kris Fox.  We grew this for the first time in 2019 and just loved it! Small 4” bright red paste tomatoes are borne ABUNDANTLY on dwarf plants. Heat tolerant and reliable, we’ll grow this lucky discovery again and again!

Kris writes of IPKT 1176:  "I picked it our of the obscure list of unnamed tomatoes that Seed Savers maintained for years (but are now dropping).  I first grew these about 12 years ago and have grown them every year since.  It's a great Roma-type tomato with a ridiculously heavy set of fruits that never crack or blemish.  I'm trying to find the right "real name" for this tomato- something like "Lost Treasure", I think."

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


4-6 w.

6-9 d.





Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before average last frost date. Plant seeds in sterile potting soil and provide 7-10 hours of direct light each day. Thin to the strongest plant per pot. Transplant 24"-36" apart in full sun, benefits from trellising. Harvest tomatoes at full red. Suitable for container gardens.

Seed specs:  Packet size- 30 min.