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..
75 days. Here’s a small cherry variety from Brad Gates, Wild Boar Farms. Very dark purple color, which means it’s super-rich in anthocyanins. Unripe, the fruit is a glowing amethyst purple. At maturity it turns deep red where the fruit was shaded; the areas that received intense sunshine are a purple so deep it’s almost black! The flavor is intensly fruity and sugar-sweet! Plants are very productive, yielding all season in elongated clusters that look so beautiful. A new favo..
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 82 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.
EXCLUSIVE – Bite sized, beautiful and early bearing, these 3 different colored cherries are the sweetest of all tomatoes and yield abundant harvests in all climates. Our mixed seed packet offers an easy way to have tall plants of luscious orange Sungold, bright yellow Sweet Gold and rich red Supersweet 100 in your garden. You’ll pick big baskets of this pretty trio of delicious treats.
Seeds are color coded with food grade stain to distinguish varieties; make sure to plan..
Organic Glacier TomatoOrganic Glacier Tomato - Our earliest tomato and darn good flavor too! Produces high yields of medium sized, 2-3 oz orange-red saladette tomatoes. Flavor is superior to other extra-early varieties, winning all early-season taste tests. Sets fruit at 24” tall and keeps producing all season long. Great for the small garden or containers. Potato-leaf foliage. Semi-determinate (Lycopersicon esculentum) Days to maturity: 55 days
80 days. Brilliant reddish-pink oxheart type fruit is large—frequently exceeding one pound! The fruit of this heirloom is firm and meaty like all oxheart types—great for paste, canning or fresh use. The crack-resistant fruit contains very few seeds and shows very little tendency to develop cores—just rich tasting, solid flesh across each hefty slice! Heavy production all season long. Originated outside of Budapest, Hungary, around 1900.
EXCLUSIVE - These delicious “Roma” style container tomatoes are bred for extra-heavy yields on space-saving 3 ft. plants. Ideal to grow in large pots or in smaller garden spaces. You’ll have an abundance of plump fruits bursting with juicy flavor, delicious right from the garden or made into rich, thick, homemade sauce. Perfect to eat fresh; make sauce or grill; to put up in jars; or just freeze the tomatoes whole in bags to defrost and make sauce as needed at a later da..
Jaune Flamme is a prolific French Heirloom that will set your heart on fire with its sweet, fruity flavor.Like a grown-up Sungold with larger apricot-sized fruits that we loved in our trials. 1.5-2” fruits hang in neat clusters. A terrific salad tomato that is also great for sauces and for drying. Indeterminate • Versatile • Prolific • 2-3 oz.. (Lycopersicon esculentum). Maturity 75 days.
EXCLUSIVE – Bred in England, where tomato conditions are tough, Litt’l Bites is the ultimate patio tomato, bearing scrumptious fruit on compact, productive plants. These fast-growing little powerhouses are soon covered with multiple cascading sprays of bite-size fruits that can only be described as truly delicious little sweet morsels of goodness. Pretty Litt'l Bites plants form dense, mounding canopies about 20 in. wide and 12 in. tall and produce till frost, making t..
Heirloom with strong, climbing vines bearing large sunny gold fruits shot through with rose-red, giving them a beautiful marbleized effect. Flavor is mild, sweet & smooth.
STARTING SEEDLINGS: In early spring, start indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 50-55°F (10-13°C). Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm, 80°F(27°C). Provide a strong ..
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
Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Tomato was developed in the early 1930s by Mr. Byles of Logan, West Virginia. He cross-bred the largest tomatoes he could find there and sold the resulting plants for one dollar each. He was able to pay off his mortgage in six years, hence its name! This sweet-flavored tomato is large and meaty with few seeds and ripens to a deep pink. Maturity 70-80 Days
75-95 days. Very large, up to 2 lbs each. The yellow fruit has red marbling through the flesh and is one of the most beautiful tomatoes we sell. The flavor is very sweet and fruity; good yields! A Baker Creek family favorite.
Gorgeous wine-colored fruits with metallic green striping on vigorous vines.
Strong plants loaded with rich, sweet juicy fruits perfect for slicing in salads or as an hors d'oeuvre with basil and mozzarella. Deep pink skin is stunning with contrasting olive stripes and luscious deep red flesh. An irresistible treat for chefs and farmers markets! From the Wild Boar series; bred by famer/breeder Brad Gates. Indeterminate. Open Pollinated. 75 Days to Maturity.
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.
Prolific yields of bright red, perfectly pear-shaped fruits. Firm, sweet tomatoes that pop in your mouth. Couple with Yellow Pear for an attractive complementary display. Vigorous, prolific plants produce abundantly right up until frost.
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
Classic Italian favorite with high yields; excellent rich-flavored tomato for preserving. Prized for its firm pulp, low seed count, and easily-removed skin. Mediumsized fruits are slightly larger than Roma. Resists cracking and holds well both on the vine and in storage. Heavy yields. Indeterminate • Few seeds • 4 oz.. (Lycopersicon esculentum). Maturity 80 days.
80-90 days. Stunning and unique, this long, pointed, red fruit has wavy orange stripes! People were really excited about this one at our Heirloom Garden Show. It’s a specialty grower’s dream; just what chefs and today’s buyers are looking for. A perfect midsize beauty with brilliant color, meaty flesh, and excellent flavor. This variety was developed by John Swenson.
Renee's EXCLUSIVE - We've chosen a luscious, widely adapted trio of treasured heirlooms. Medium-size, richly flavored Black Krim is from the Russian Black Sea area. It is the most reliable and delicious of the "black" tomatoes. Sweet Persimmon's big, meaty, globe-shaped fruits ripen up to a beautiful glowing orange. Deep-red, lobed, and heavy with juice, Costoluto is a traditional Italian favorite for fresh eating. Maturity 80 Days.
USDA food grade dyed seeds distinguish..
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..
This scrumptious hybrid is specially bred for high yields of heavy fruits. It has juicy-sweet fruit with a rich tomato flavor. Container Super Bush has space-saving 3 foot Determinate plants. Perfect for pots and patio containers. Maturity 75 Days (approx. 28 seeds/pack)
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.
Strong-yielding, short, sturdy vines offer beautiful, plump mahogany red/orange, faintly striped tomatoes with delicious, well-balanced flavor. Great for pots and small spaces.
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) range. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm, 80°F (27°C). Provide a strong light ..
Yellow Pear Tomato. These pretty little pear shaped tomatoes are very mildly flavoured and beautiful in salads. Children love them. The indeterminate plants will grow to 2m tall and bear hundreds of fruit until frost. Maturity 70 days.