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Opalka Tomato Plant

  • - Spacing: 32 inches
  • - Days to Harvest: 75
  • - Production: Indeterminate
  • - Considered by many to be one of the best paste tomatoes
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Opalka Tomato Plant
Plant Features

Opalka Tomato Plants produce deliciously sweet, thin skinned, 4-6 inch fruits with a meaty flesh and very few seeds. Makes the richest sauces! This heirloom is said to have originated in Poland around the early 1900's.

Tomato Companion Plants: Carrot, Chive, Garlic Bulbs, Onion, Marigold, Parsley

Tomato Growing Tips

  • Watch for green caterpillars that will eat the leaves and fruits, hand pick and destroy as you find them
  • To prevent blight and other foliar diseases, it is important to avoid watering the leaves and to use Serenade Garden Disease Control or a copper fungicide as needed

Our Opalka Tomato Plants are grown with a commitment to natural methods, ensuring they're healthy and robust. Guaranteed to arrive alive and thriving!

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Watering Needs Consistently moist, but not waterlogged
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then every 3-4 weeks
Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Growing Support Cage, Netting, Stake
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
When to harvest When the skin yields slighty to finger pressure
Production Time Fruit ripens throughout the season
Habit Sprawling
Foliage Color Green
Plant Used for Food Production
Plant Type Heirloom

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Been growing Opalka tomatoes for several years. Love the solid, large fruit with few seeds and excellent flavor. One of 2 main varieties we grow on a Florida Weave system. Perfect for canning and BLT's.

From David | January 09, 2024

Opalka Tomato

Got this to make tomato sauce. Plant came nicely packaged and was very healthy. Transplanted well and seems to be thriving. Looking forward to our first harvest!

From anonymous | May 23, 2019


Prompt service and great looking healthy plants! Buying more!

From Robert | May 04, 2019



From anonymous | June 01, 2018

Opalka Heirloom Tomato

Imagine my shock when I found the box of Opakla tomato seedlings tucked behind the only decorative object on my front porch! (Remember, it's early in the season.) I expected the delivery four days prior and kept looking for it. I opened the box from GrowJoy and the seedlings still looked great, despite unusually high early spring temperatures. Thanks GrowJoy! Plants still looked good after 4 days in the USPS box!

From Michele | May 05, 2017


Easily the finest paste type I've ever grown. Great tasting , easy to peel sweet fruit are virtually seedless. Used in salsa = thick and chunky. Prolific and beautiful plant grows in a way that shields fruit from sun scald. It was the last tomato plant to be pulled from garden last fall and still producing. Will definitely buy again!

From anonymous | December 30, 2016

Can't Be Beat !!

As always, GrowJoy leaves me speechless! Opalka Tomato plants were outstanding, arrived in great shape and is working out well...Highly recommended.

From Chad | May 12, 2016

Beautiful plants

I was very happy with my shipment of Opalka tomatoes - the plants arrived healthy and have continued to thrive in my garden! I will definitely order from GrowJoy in the future!

From Kitty | April 26, 2016

Opalka Heirloom Tomato

Received plants today...Very Healthy large plants....3rd year customer...Thank you!

From torrey | March 24, 2016

Opalka Tomato

GrowJoy comes thru again! These plants arrive strong and produce like nothing else out there - highly recommended.

From Chad | January 04, 2016

Terrific Tomato

The Opalka Tomato plants arrived quickly and in good shape. I planted them in the ground and they have really taken off. I expect them to do very well...thank you again for a fast, accurate and well done job GrowJoy! I will continue to do business with you because of the trust developed over the years.

From Chad | October 20, 2015

Opalka Tomato Plants

First time purchaser with GrowJoy. Product arrived quickly and plants were very healthy and looked great. Very happy with this purchase.

From anonymous | June 08, 2014

Very Pleased!!

Healthy Looking Opalka Tomato Plants...very pleased!!

From Tammy | April 08, 2013

Beautiful Plants

We ordered 7 Opalka Tomato plants after our own seedlings didn't make it. They were shipped quickly and were well packaged. They are growing beautifully now despite our dry weather. I will not hesitate to order again next year!

From Samantha | July 05, 2012

Looking good

I received several tomato plants this year when I received them I was a little worried, because they where pretty small. They are all flowering, except one!

From Nora | June 26, 2012

Very nice Heirloom

The Opalka Heirloom Tomato is a nice, mild tomato.

From Stephanie | June 18, 2012