Tomatoes (Lycopersicon lycopersicum). This crop, native to the Americas, has become the most popular garden crop over the last 200 years. We offer an amazing selection of many of the finest old varieties in lots of delicious colors! A few heirloom varieties have plants that don't get quite so large. Called "determinate" varieties, these get to a certain size and then set all their fruit more or less at once. Determinates may be a better choice where tomatoes are grown in a very small garden, or in containers. All varieties are believed to be 'indeterminate' (long vines), unless specified 'determinate' (short vines). The best tasting varieties tend to be indeterminate, as most of ours are unless otherwise noted.
Round, full-flavored cherry with distinctive purple-black color. One inch fruits with the juicy, meaty texture and sweet, rich flavor characteristic of all Russian black tomatoes. A striking addition to cherry tomato mixes. Very productive plants. Indeterminate • Prolific • 1-1.5 oz.. (Lycopersicon esculentum). Maturity 64 Days.
Black Krim Tomato - Organic. One of the best black tomatoes. Rich, sweet complex taste with a hint of saltiness. These beefsteak tomatos are mahogany coloured with green shoulders and green gel around the seeds. The slices are beautiful in a tomato salad or tomato and bacon sandwiches! Yield is high. Water evenly to reduce concentric cracking. Indeterminate. Maturity 80 days. (approx. 45 seeds/pack)
STARTING SEEDLINGS: In early spring, start indoors about 6..
The most popular heirloom Tomato variety is Brandywine. A favorite of many gardeners & cooks, Brandywine has large fruit with superb old fashion flavor. A great potato-leafed variety from 1885 with beautiful red fruit up to 1-1/2 lbs. each! Indeterminate. Maturity 80 Days.
STARTING SEEDLINGS: Start indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures 50-55°F (10- 13°C). Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting m..
Unique large gold fruits with a blend of orange/red and green/red striping. Sweet, juicy flesh is swirled with color throughout. Eye-catching variety for farmers’ markets. Stabilized by Jeff Dawson, this Green Zebra and Marvel Stripe cross is named for COPIA, the American Center of Food, Wine and the Arts in Napa, CA. Indeterminate • 12-16 oz.. (Lycopersicon esculentum). Maturity 85 days.
Cosmonaut Volkov. This Ukrainian tomato is the hands down taste test winner in our trials. The large, deep red globes have a complex sweet/tart flavour and a wonderful aftertaste that leaves you wanting more. It is comparable to many of the large and tasty heirlooms but with very little cracking or yellow shoulders. This is a favorite sandwich tomato and we add it to all our sauces. The large indeterminate plants produce early and continue until frost. Maturity 68 days.
Brilliant candy-apple red fruit and strong performance in cool conditions. Medium-sized mild fruits are early, abundant and ripen well on the vine. The earliest cultivar to carry the famous crimson gene for high lycopene. Holds well due to its thick skin. A Canadian Heirloom, developed in Guelph by Professor T. Graham of OAC, Ontario. Semi-determinate · Prolific · 5-7 oz (Lycopersicon esculentum). Maturity 65 days.
Popular succulent green fruits with sweet and zingy flavor. Medium-sized fruits start out pale green with dark green stripes that soften and turn yellow when ripe. Perfect exteriors; fruits hold up under adverse conditions and rarely crack. Grows well in the greenhouse, too! Indeterminate • Field or greenhouse • Resists cracking • 4-5 oz.. (Lycopersicon esculentum). Maturity 78 days.
Indigo Rose Tomato - Purple-black tomato that contains the antioxidant anthocyanin in its flesh. Anthocyanins are also found in blueberries and were crossed into cultivated tomatoes from wild tomatoes using classic plant breeding— no GMO nonsense here. Vigorous plants produce loads of saladette-sized tomatoes in clusters of 6 to 8. We found the fruit really tasty, on the tangy side but with a healthy dose of sweetness. Pick when the green patch at the bottom of the..
Renee's EXCLUSIVE - Pandorino’s vigorous, tall vines are covered early with multiple cascading clusters of cherry-bright, sweet fruits to harvest all summer long. Best of all, these little grape shaped beauties have a wonderful full tomato flavor that’s nicely balanced and not just sticky sweet. This delicious and high-yielding Italian variety is extremely disease-resistant and widely adapted and will bear bountifully in all climate zones. Maturity 70-75 days. ..
Copious quantities of small, deep red cherries with exceptional flavor. Matt's keeps producing prolifically when every other tomato in the field is down for the count with early blight. Pick frequently as skin is thin and cracks easily. Trellis or let sprawl and naturalize. Shows moderate field tolerance to late blight. Indeterminate · .25 oz (Lycopersicon esculentum). Maturity 55 days.
Disease Resistance: Early Blight
EXCLUSIVE - Imported from Italy where tomato breeding is a passion, the tall productive vines of Pompeii load up early with heavy clusters of big elongated plum tomatoes with rich flavored meaty flesh. This great tasting, traditional “Roma” type tomato has been endowed with new hybrid vigor and disease resistance for heavy harvests over a long season. You’ll fill baskets with delicious fruit to use fresh or simmer in thick tasty sauces with plenty to can or freeze to warm up wi..
Rivals Brandywine as the best-flavored heirloom tomato with silky texture. Pruden’s is not really purple, but rather a deep pink with slight shoulder ribbing. Fruits are large, often close to 1 lb each, but smaller than Brandywine. Plants have potato-shaped leaves. Indeterminate • 12-16 oz. fruit. (Lycopersicon esculentum). Maturity 72 days.
Productive plum tomato with great disease resistance! Vigorous and strong, producing heavy yields of picture-perfect, thick-walled fruit with deep red color and mild flavor. A good choice for a commercial variety, as well as in the garden. Determinate • Vigorous • 4-6 oz.. (Lycopersicon esculentum).Maturity 65 days.
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt, Veriticillium Wilt, Alternaria Stem Canker
Tomato - Sungold ~ Orange Cherry Tomato - A Customer Favorite! Sungold's heavy yields of rich-tasting, juicy orange fruits consistently offer exceptional quality cherries with superb sweet tomato flavor. Indeterminate vines are vigorous, early to bear, crack-resistant and bred to resist both Fusarium and TMV. (approx. 18 seeds/pack)
STARTING SEEDS: In early spring, start indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 50-55°F (10-13°C) ra..
Super-sweet red cherry tomato with high sugar content for eating right off the vine!Masses of 1-1.5” round cherries in long clusters. Firm texture similar to grape tomatoes. Ideal for eating fresh or canning. Standout vigor and reliability, ripening first and perfectly during six weeks of rain and cold in 2008—an absolute standout! Indeterminate • Vigorous • .5-1 oz.. (Lycopersicon esculentum). Maturity 65 days.
This standard, determinate growth, dwarf cherry tomato introduced in 1945 is ideal for pots and windowsill containers. Compact 45 cm (18") high plants are loaded with clusters of sweet, scarlet red 2.5 cm (1") diameter fruit. Harvest in approximately 70 days.
How To Grow
Sow seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before last spring frost date – use a peat moss based growing mix for germination and growing seedings. The temperature of the seeding mix should be 21-24 C (7..