Packet - TOMATO- QUADRO, organic seed, heirloom

TOMATO- QUADRO, organic seed, heirloom

Solanum lycopersicum

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Quadro was bred in Germany for late blight resistance, and for growing outdoors or in the greenhouse. High yields late into the season. Moderately juicy paste is good for many uses – we love it for salsa! Blocky, almost cubic shape, probably why it is named Quadro. Strong growing staking tomato with a high yield that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation. Resistant to Phytophthora. Demeter biodynamic seeds.

 The oval fruits are highly marketable and particularly suited to processing. Speciality for amateur gardeners.

Quadro, a medium-sized and highly productive Roma variety, was developed in Germany with a focus on late blight resistance, suitable for both outdoor and greenhouse cultivation. This indeterminate tomato plant, reaching 120-150cm in height, yields 60-100g Roma-shaped red fruits. Known for its impressive productivity and resilience, Quadro continues to produce high yields of juicy fruits late into the season. The tomatoes, slightly rounder than the popular 'San Marzano,' offer a meaty flesh and rich flavor, making them ideal for salsas, tomato sauce, and passata. Bred by Harmut Spiel as part of a Biodynamic vegetable breeding initiative, Quadro was compared to 10 other Roma tomatoes in a field trial, and its overall yield, late-season resilience, and full flavor impressed us. In colder seasons, it outperformed our favorite Roma for passata and jarring, 'Gilbertie Paste,' and exhibited better yield and disease resistance than any other Roma variety we tested.

Demeter is the quality mark for produce that has been grown biodynamically and the products that use both Demeter produce and approved processes. Named after the Greek goddess of agriculture, this quality mark ensures that food meets the highest quality standards, carefully grown, gently processed and packed. Demeter products are always certified to both organic and Demeter standards.
Demeter was founded in 1924 by Rudolf Steiner and is therefore the oldest organic farming association in Germany. The products of biodynamic agriculture are highly regarded by consumers and are produced under strict guidelines.

The Demeter trademark is the only global brand to recognise certified products and produce that is biodynamic. Our strict standards go above and beyond organic, providing you with premium quality products. Demeter products are always certified to both organic and Demeter standards.

The EU organic label sets a minimum standard for organically produced food. Demeter’s philosophy and farming methods, however, go far beyond this standard. This benefits the quality of the food as much as the environment. For example, a focus on soil quality and regeneration with required preservation of biodiversity. The consistent development of the standards and regular inspections results in the highest quality produce and products.

Biodynamic Benefits

  • 100% conversion of the farm to biodynamic land
  • Animals integrated into the arable farming system, supporting soil regeneration
  • All farm animals are fed a 100 percent organic diet of which at least 80 percent of the feed ration for ruminants, and at least 50 percent of all other animals, must be biodynamically produced.
  • A minimum of 50 per cent of the fodder comes from the farm itself or a nearby partner, supporting the ideal of a closed system.
  • No painful dehorning of cows, debeaking of poultry or docking of tails. Animals are treated with respect as sentient beings.
  • Use of biodynamic preparations, from herbs, minerals and cow manure, to stimulate soil regeneration and essential organism growth.
  • Demeter farmers use biodynamic seed, guaranteeing no genetic modification of any kind
  • Only a limited number of absolutely necessary additives are permitted in processing. Iodisation, the use of nitrates and ‘natural’ flavours are prohibited. Only flavour extracts are permitted. The EU organic standard still allows additives that Demeter biodynamic standards prohibit.

Packet 5 seeds