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Tomato Indian Countryside (Nati Tomato / Desi Tomato)

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Embark on a Flavorful Journey with Heirloom Indian Countryside (Nati/Desi Tomatoes) Seeds: Unleash the Essence of Authenticity

Step into the rich tapestry of Indian culinary heritage with our heirloom Indian Countryside (Nati/Desi Tomatoes) Seeds. These seeds bring forth the vibrant flavors of traditional Indian tomatoes, carefully nurtured and preserved for generations. Prepare to immerse yourself in the authentic tastes and aromas of the Indian countryside, where these tomatoes have been a culinary staple for centuries.

Our Indian Countryside tomatoes, also known as Nati/Desi tomatoes, epitomize the essence of authenticity. Their distinctive flavors and robust profiles add depth and character to a myriad of dishes, capturing the true spirit of Indian cuisine. From tangy curries to refreshing chutneys, these tomatoes elevate every recipe, taking your taste buds on an unforgettable journey.

These heirloom seeds carry with them the heritage of Indian farming communities that have lovingly cultivated and saved these treasures over countless seasons. By planting our Indian Countryside (Nati/Desi) Tomato Seeds, you become part of this living legacy, supporting the preservation of indigenous varieties and the sustainable practices that have shaped Indian agriculture for centuries.

Growing Indian Countryside tomatoes is a rewarding experience that connects you to the land and its natural rhythms. These plants thrive in diverse climates and require minimal intervention, embracing the principles of organic gardening. As they flourish, they gift you with an abundant harvest of tomatoes that boast an unmatched depth of flavor and an irresistible aroma.

We take great pride in delivering heirloom seeds of the highest quality. Each packet contains a carefully curated selection of Indian Countryside (Nati/Desi) Tomato Seeds, ensuring excellent germination rates and robust plant growth. Our commitment to preserving the authenticity of these seeds means you can cultivate a true taste of India with confidence and satisfaction.

Indulge in the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine, honor the traditions of rural farming communities, and explore the unparalleled flavors of the Indian Countryside. Our heirloom Indian Countryside (Nati/Desi) Tomato Seeds invite you to savor the genuine tastes and aromas that have delighted generations. From the simplest of meals to the most elaborate feasts, these tomatoes add a touch of authenticity that can transport you to the heart of India's lush farmlands.

Note: The terms "Nati" and "Desi" are commonly used in India to refer to traditional or indigenous varieties of tomatoes. The product content above is inspired by the cultural significance of these tomatoes and their connection to Indian culinary heritage.

Introducing "Heritage Harvest" Heirloom Indian Tomatoes: A Taste of Tradition

Unlock the rich tapestry of flavors with "Heritage Harvest," the epitome of heirloom Indian tomatoes. Our brand, Inherited Seeds, proudly presents these time-honored gems, cultivated from generations of farmers dedicated to preserving India's agricultural heritage.

Why choose "Heritage Harvest" Heirloom Indian Tomatoes?

  1. Exceptional Flavor: Inherited Seeds' Heirloom Indian Tomatoes boast unparalleled flavor profiles. Each bite is a journey through India's diverse culinary history.

  2. Nutritional Abundance: Packed with essential nutrients, these tomatoes not only delight your taste buds but also nourish your body.

  3. Eco-Friendly: Our commitment to sustainability means these tomatoes are grown using eco-conscious farming practices, ensuring a healthier planet for future generations.

  4. Cultural Significance: These tomatoes have been cherished for centuries in Indian kitchens, symbolizing the enduring link between past and present.

  5. Versatility: From savory curries to refreshing salads, "Heritage Harvest" Heirloom Indian Tomatoes add an authentic touch to your dishes.

When you choose "Heritage Harvest" by Inherited Seeds, you're not just buying tomatoes; you're preserving a legacy. Join us in celebrating India's culinary heritage, one tomato at a time. Elevate your meals with the taste of tradition today!

Why Desi Tamatar or Indian Tomatoes Are Better Suited For Curries?

Desi Tamatar are the native Indian tomatoes that have been grown for centuries. They are often smaller in size, with a tangy-sweet flavor, and come in various regional variations.

Tomatoes are an essential ingredient in Indian cuisine, and they come in various shapes, sizes, and flavors. In India, tomatoes are known by different names, such as "tamatar," "tomato," or "tameta" depending on the region. However, when it comes to cooking traditional Indian curries, Desi Tamatar or Indian tomatoes stand out as the preferred choice. In this content, we will explore the reasons why Desi Tamatar are better suited for curries and delve into the unique characteristics of these tomatoes.

Reasons why Desi Tamatar, or Indian tomatoes, are better suited for curries and explore the unique characteristics of these tomatoes.

1. Flavor Profile:

Desi Tamatar are known for their distinctive flavor, which plays a pivotal role in Indian curry dishes. The balance between sweetness and tanginess in these tomatoes adds depth and complexity to curries that other tomato varieties may not achieve. The sweet undertone complements the heat of spices like chili, while the tanginess provides a pleasant contrast to the richness of Indian curries.

2. Thickness and Texture:

One of the standout features of Desi Tamatar is their thicker skin and flesh compared to many other tomato varieties. This thickness translates into a richer, creamier consistency in curries. When you cook Desi Tamatar, their pulpiness releases a natural thickness, eliminating the need for excessive cooking or added thickeners. This attribute ensures that your curry has the ideal texture, neither too thin nor too watery.

3. Nutritional Value:

Desi Tamatar are not just a flavor enhancer; they are also a powerhouse of essential nutrients. They are particularly rich in vitamins A and C, which contribute to the overall nutritional value of Indian curries. These vitamins are crucial for maintaining good health and can be easily incorporated into your diet through Desi Tamatar-based curries.

4. Adaptability:

Indian cuisine is incredibly diverse, with regional variations in flavors, spices, and cooking techniques. Desi Tamatar's adaptability makes them the go-to choice for chefs and home cooks across the country. Whether you're preparing a fiery Punjabi curry, a fragrant Bengali dish, or a coconut-infused South Indian creation, Desi Tamatar seamlessly blend with a wide range of flavor profiles.

5. Cultural Significance:

In Indian households, Desi Tamatar hold cultural and sentimental significance. They are often associated with the aroma of home-cooked, authentic Indian food. Many traditional family recipes passed down through generations specify the use of Desi Tamatar, reinforcing their importance in preserving culinary traditions.

Desi tomatoes are incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of Indian dishes to enhance flavor, texture, and nutritional value. Here are some of the best uses of desi tomatoes in Indian cuisine:

  • Curries: Desi tomatoes are a staple in Indian curry recipes. They provide a balanced sweetness and tanginess that forms the base for many curries, such as butter chicken, paneer tikka masala, and dal makhani.
  • Sauces: You can use desi tomatoes to make flavorful tomato-based sauces for dishes like pasta, pizzas, and Indian-style gravies. These sauces add depth and richness to your recipes.
  • Chutneys: Desi tomatoes are often used in making tangy and spicy chutneys. Tomato chutney, especially when combined with spices and herbs, can be a delicious accompaniment to dosas, idlis, and various snacks.
  • Salsas: In Indian cuisine, tomato salsa is used as a condiment or accompaniment to dishes like kebabs, tandoori preparations, and even with traditional Indian bread like naan and parathas.
  • Rasam: Tomato rasam is a popular South Indian soup made with desi tomatoes, tamarind, and spices. It's a comforting and tangy dish often served with rice or enjoyed as a hot beverage.
  • Pickles: Desi tomatoes can be used to make tangy tomato pickles that are a delightful addition to a traditional Indian meal. They can be spiced up with various seasonings and preserved for extended use.
  • Salads: Sliced or diced desi tomatoes are a common ingredient in Indian salads. They add freshness and a burst of flavor to salads made with cucumbers, onions, and other vegetables.
  • Stuffed Tomatoes: Hollowed-out desi tomatoes can be stuffed with a mixture of spices, vegetables, and sometimes even meats or paneer. These stuffed tomatoes are then cooked until tender, creating a delicious and hearty dish.
  • Sorbet: For a unique twist, you can use desi tomatoes to make a refreshing tomato sorbet. It combines the natural sweetness of the tomatoes with a hint of spice for a delightful dessert or palate cleanser.
  • Rice Dishes: Desi tomatoes can be added to rice dishes like biryani and pulao to infuse them with a sweet and tangy flavor. They also add moisture to the rice during cooking.
  • Toppings: Sliced or diced tomatoes can be used as toppings for various Indian snacks like chaat, bhel puri, and sev puri, providing a juicy and flavorful element.
  • Stir-Fries: Tomatoes can be included in stir-fry dishes with other vegetables and spices to create a quick and nutritious side dish.


Tomatoes are available in a wide variety of shapes, color and sizes. They are broadly classified into two categories:

  • Determinate are those that grow to pre-determined height. They are good choices for canning and sauces.
  • Indeterminate are those that continue to grow in height and produce fruits throughout the growing season.


  • Select a site with full sun. For northern regions, it is VERY important that your site receives at least 6 hours of daily sunlight.
  • Tomatoes will grow in many different soil types, but it needs to be well drained. They prefer a slightly acid soil with a pH of 6.2 to 6.8.
  • Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the average last spring frost date.
  • Two weeks before planting tomato plants outdoors, dig into soil and mix in aged manure or compost. 
  • Harden off seedlings for a week before planting in the garden. Set young plants outdoors in the shade for a couple of hours the first day, gradually increasing the amount of time the plants are outside each day to include some direct sunlight. 
  • Place tomato stakes or cages in the soil at the time of planting to avoid damaging roots later on.


  • Apply fertilizer such as 5-10-5, or 10-10-10 per package instructions. Do not apply high nitrogen fertilizers, as they promote luxurious foliage growth but will delay flowering and fruiting. 
  • Space tomato transplants at least 2 feet apart.
  • Plant the root ball deep enough so that the lowest leaves are just above the surface of the soil. 
  • If transplants are leggy, bury up to ⅔ of the plant including lowest leaves. Tomato stems have the ability to grow roots from the buried stems.
  • Be sure to water the transplant thoroughly to establish good root/soil contact and prevent wilting.
  • Newly set transplants may need to be shaded for the first week or so to prevent excessive drying of the leaves. 

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