Tomato 'Polish Linguisa'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Polish Linguisa
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:


Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:


Seed Type:



Fresh, salad


Disease Resistance:

Fusarium Wilt (F)

Tobacco Mosaic (T)

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hollywood, Florida

Jupiter, Florida

Geneseo, Illinois

Hinsdale, Illinois

Provincetown, Massachusetts

Saint Louis, Missouri

Binghamton, New York

Deposit, New York

Elba, New York

Portland, Oregon

Westmoreland, Tennessee

Black Earth, Wisconsin

Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 13, 2016, Sanza from Edwand, Alberta ,
Canada wrote:

I have grown polish linguisa for the past 2 years after receiving one plant from a friend and loving it so much I've saved the seeds. This is a keeper for me and this year I'm planting it exclusively for both my daughters' and my gardens. They are delicious eating fresh, as well as being the perfect tomato for sauces and salsa.
I live in a very dry region that gets under 10" of rain a year, so additional watering is needed every few days (about 2 litres per plant) and I make sure they are planted about a foot deep with a well so there is no runoff. I space them 3' apart and place the heavy cages immediately so as to not have problems later.
My seeds are already soaking and I plan on planting them into plugs tomorrow if I see sprouting. I'm hoping to get them out into m... read more


On May 22, 2012, tangwystl from Limestone Creek, FL wrote:

This plant started out like gang busters. It did start to set fruit but ended up with alot of rotten fruit. We did get a large amount of hard rain, which affected all of my paste tomatoes.More so than the cherry and beefsteak types. But this one seemed to handle the extra water very pourly. I was disapointed because I was really looking forward to this tomato. I may try again but if I have other paste tomatoes that hold up better, I will stick with them.


On Apr 23, 2008, dancingbear27 from Elba, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grow these every year. If you make sauce and want a massive paste tomato, this is the one! They are giants! I even amazed my husband and his 3 brothers who have been crop farmers all of their lives. These were about the size of a large grapefruit for me and then add the pointy end and some were even doubles (twins). Nice tomato flavor, very meaty and few seeds (great for sauce). Plants get big and tomatoes heavy, so need good staking.


On Jun 6, 2006, blackbunny from Provincetown, MA wrote:

I grew this last year from seed, from "Cook's Garden". I must note that this company's seed packets have very little useful information on specific cultivars! In my Cape Cod garden, this plant was a disappointment, having caught some sort of icky wilt before it could yield much fruit. The fruit I got was merely average in taste and texture. I must note, however, that I gave one of my seedlings to my neighbor who planted it in a fancy container system, and Loved the plant...both the yield and the flavor. Because of this I have grown it again from last year's viable to give to her again, and one to try in a container at my own house (not in my garden bed). I'll keep you posted, but for now, I say "Not Worth It".


On Jul 24, 2004, NatureWalker from New York & Terrell, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Vigorous indeterminate vines bear 3 to 4 inch pointed red fruits 1 to 2 inches in diameter that are meaty enough for saucing or drying, but good enough to eat out of hand of slice for salads and sandwiches.

Growing Zones: Zones 4 - 10
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Fruit Color: Red
Fruit Size: 3 - 4 in long
Fruit Diameter: 1 - 2 in
Fruit Weight: 4 oz - 8 oz
Plant Habit: Vining
Uses: Outdoor
Additional Features: Heirloom, Edible

Seed purchased from:

They've made it dispite the fact that I've found Japanese Beetles trying to get at them. I've managed to keep them at bay using a homemade hot pepper spray. Can't wait to taste them; I've not tried them yet.
Growing Se... read more


On Feb 21, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I don't know the origen of this cultivar but it is classified as an heirloom. A giant paste tomato that can reach 10 ounces. Shaped like a sausage tomato with a pointy end.