Oscar Gonthier Tomato - Seeds - Don't skip over the story!


Latin name: Lycopersicon esculentum

The Oscar Gonthier is a very valuable variety due to its history and origin. Very rare tomato. Originally from Drummondville in Quebec and developed by Oscar Gonthier.

He wanted to rediscover the great taste of a cherry tomato (the Ross) that he described as candy in a large tomato (unknown by name) grown in the municipality of Pintendre.

After 12 years of planting these two varieties in the same hole, he got what he was looking for. He stabilized his creation for 3 consecutive years and voilà! - Source, Potager d'Antan.

Mr. Gonthier died at the age of 87, on April 3, 2016 in Drummondville, and left a legacy of his wonderful tomato, a crown jewel of our Quebec seed heritage. Moreover, in 2016, I sent seeds from my own Oscar Gonthier tomato plants to the family in order to perpetuate their family heritage.

The Oscar Gonthier is a very large fleshy tomato with very few seeds and juice, with a texture somewhat resembling an Italian tomato. Excellent fresh, served thinly sliced ​​on a plate with salt & pepper and a drizzle of oil. Equally good for sauces and preserves. Flattened to heart-shaped red fruit. Determinate plant.

± 25 seeds

Sow: Start indoors 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting

Seed depth: 0.5 cm

Germination time: 7-10 days at 27-30°C.

Soil: Light

Location: Sun

Distance between plants: 45 cm

Distance between rows: 70 cm

Height at maturity: 90 to 120 cm

Maturity: 85 days

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews

Germination rate is not very good...one seed out of six...

Pierre Lanouette

Je vous direz cette automne

Yvette Catudall

Tomate Oscar Gonthier - Lisez son histoire! - Semences

Nancy Girard

Tomate Oscar Gonthier - Lisez son histoire! - Semences

Martine Fournier

J’adore cette grosse tomate charnue. Parfaite pour un bon sandwich!

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