Flavor is rich and aromatic with that summer tomato taste sometimes missing in early tomatoes. Shrubby plants are short yet viney and continue to yield clusters of 2″, red, 2 oz fruit throughout the season. A very special Czech variety introduced to the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook in the late 1970s and it has been a go-to workhorse variety in the Pacific Northwest ever since. We try to specialize in rarities and Stupice is definitely not a rarity any more. However, it is so good, so tasty and so early, that it is our yardstick to measure all other early tomatoes. Seriously, if you have never grown it we recommend trying it at least once. Said to be pronounced “stup-eech” or “stu-peechka.” Originally introduced to the US from the former Czechoslovakia by Milan Sodomka.