Paul Robeson Tomato

Paul Leroy Robeson (1898-1976) Born in Princeton, NJ to Maria Bustille Robeson and the formerly enslaved Rev. William Drew Robeson, Paul Robeson went on to become a prominent global figure: Valedictorian and two-time All American Footballer at Rutgers; Law degree from Columbia; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award; Hollywood Star; Record holder for longest Shakespearian play on Broadway; and Black activist for universal human rights, labor rights, and decolonization.  Local Resources: Portage Lake Library: Grandpa Stops a War: A Paul Robeson story by Susan Robeson Calumet Public and Houghton High: Paul Robeson: Hero before his time by Rebecca Larsen MTU Library: Here I Stand by Paul Robeson 		Paul Robeson Speaks edited by Philip Foner Finlandia University: Paul Robeson: The great forerunner by Freedomways 		The Peace Advocacy of Paul Robeson by Charles Wright
Paul Robeson Tomato; Originates from the Soviet Union – few other details known of origin.  Indeterminant (will continue to grow given space) Plant spacing 24’’ ; Row spacing 36’’ Produces large dark beefsteak tomatoes  Prefers cooler climates. Fruit in 75 days from transplant. Full sun, regular heavy water, strong support system (trellis, cage, or pole)  Seed Saving:  Choose a healthy plant and fully ripe fruit, remove the seeds and place in a jar with water (filled about halfway). Cover with a paper towel, wait about 2 days for a mold to form on top. Add more water, stir or shake vigorously, and very slowly pour off the liquid and any floating seeds. Pour all seeds which sink to the bottom into a colander and rinse with running water. Place cleaned seeds on a plate in a warm dry spot for about a week before transferring to an airtight container.