PASTE - A long time favorite plum-shaped sauce tomato. Very meaty tomatoes
avg. 8-12 oz. Good for salads or for processing. Indeterminate.
ARKANSAS TRAVELER –A heavy yielding
variety that will produce 6-8 oz. pink fruits through stressful hot weather.
Outstanding flavor. Indeterminate stake habit.
BIG RAINBOW - The flesh inside is
marbled with red in the bottom half of the fruit. It has a big, lumpy beefsteak
shape with a very mild and sweet flavor. The large fruits (often 22 oz.) are
borne on tall plants. Indeterminate.
BLACK CHERRY - Dark, chocolaty
colored fruits are perfectly round, 3/4-inch diameter. Delicious eaten fresh
from the vine, on salads, or added to sauces and casseroles. Indeterminate stake
BLACK KRIM - One of our best tasting
tomato! A most unusual novelty, 8-12 oz. fruits are flattened, globe shaped,
dark, deep-red to dark mahogany with heavy green shoulders. Interior is a deep,
reddish-green color. Sweet heirloom from the Crimean peninsula of Russia. It has
a rich, earthy taste. Matures extremely early. Indeterminate stake habit.
BLACK PRINCE – From Russia. Small to
med. Size deep red colored fruit about 2” in diameter. Very juicy with a rich
BOX CAR WILLIE – A heavy yielding
variety producing 8 -10 oz. smooth red fruits of excellent flavor.
BRANDYWINE PINK – Potato-leaf
foliage. Very large, reddish-pink fruits averaging a pound or more.
Exceptional flavor of gourmet quality. Indeterminate.
BRANDYWIND YELLOW – Potato-leaf
foliage. Very large yellow fruits averaging a pound or more. Exceptional
flavor of gourmet quality. Indeterminate.
BRANDYWINE BLACK - Potato-leaf
foliage. Maroon- red in color with outstanding tasting flesh. Each oval shaped
fruit can weigh up to 2 lbs. Derived from a cross of Brandywine and either Black
Prince or Cherokee Purple. Indeterminate.
HEART - 87 days. Plant produces good yields of giant 2 lb and large pink
oxheart tomatoes. This variety is very sweet and flavorful. Excellent in salads
and sandwiches. A very old variety from Russia. Indeterminate.
CHEROKEE PURPLE – Unusual tomato with
med – large, flattened globe fruits that are dusky pink with darker purple
shoulders. The interior is also somewhat multicolored. Shorter indeterminate
DELICIOUS – Produces very large, red,
deep glove shaped fruits that resist cracking. Most are 1 lb. fruits but can be
larger. Solid interior, small seed cavities and excellent flavor.
GERMAN JOHNSON – Large low acid
reddish pink fruits. Tall plants with potato leaf foliage. Named after Robert
Gibbon Johnson, declared a hero in 1820 by eating a tomato in public thus
proving it was not toxic. Indeterminate.
GREEN ZEBRA - This is the most
unusual variety you will ever grow. Fully ripened fruits are bright green, with
stripes of a still lighter green. Unique and attractive, round, smallish, 2-4
oz. fruits have an excellent real tomato flavor. Delectable flavor is sweet but
tangy. Determinate bush habit.
HILLBILLY – Huge mild flavored
beefsteak type fruits that average between 1 -2 lbs. The fruit is streaked
orange yellow and mottled in shades of red and pink. Indeterminate.
KELLOGG’S BREAKFAST – Lovely pale
orange fruits that are solid and meaty throughout. Mild and superb tasting.
Fruit up to 1 lb. with solid centers and just a few seeds at the edges.
JUBILEE - Since1943. Orange, 8 oz.,
non-acid, solid, sweet, smooth-skinned, medium-sized, golden orange fruits are
heavily produced on plants that can be staked. Solid flesh has mild flavor and
few seeds. Indeterminate stake habit.
MORTGAGE LIFTER – Large, pink fruit
is very meaty, great flavor with few seeds. Legend says that “Radiator Charlie”
named the tomato after its excellent crop helped him to pay off a farm about to
be foreclosed on. Indeterminate.
MR. STRIPEY – Yellow beefsteak type
fruit with red-streaked flesh. Large flavorful fruits range from 12 oz to 3
lbs. Also called “Old German”. Indeterminate
NEBRASKA WEDDING - An old Great
Plains heirloom. An old favorite. Plants yield an abundant crop of globe-shaped
deep-orange weighing up to 12 oz. fruits with good sweet/acid balance and lots
of flavor. Days: 100. Indeterminate
PERSIMMON - A persimmon-colored
Russian heirloom beefsteak; high in flavor, low in acidity.
A heirloom originally from Russia, this beefsteak type
has very large, persimmon-colored 1 lb. fruits. Uniform and blemish-free, the
tomatoes have high flavor, low acidity, and a small cavity. Performs well in
short-season areas. Indeterminate. Harvest about 80-96 days after transplant.
Fruit Weight 16 ounces
PINEAPPLE - An heirloom garden favorite that grows to 2 lbs. This bi-colored,
slightly flattened, yellow beefsteak has a red blushing and streaks on the
outside. It's yellow interior contains few seeds and a red star-burst in the
center. Taste is wonderfully mild with tropical fruity-sweet flavors.
PONDEROSA – Old time favorite, extra-large beefsteak type with mild flavor.
Almost seedless with low acid, solid and meaty, deep red flesh. Indeterminate.
PRUDEN’S PURPLE –
Often favorably compared with the illustrious 'Brandywine', the
gold standard of heirloom tomatoes. With dark pinkish-purple skin, this widely
adapted heirloom produces large, slightly flattened 1 lb. fruits with firm,
meaty, crimson flesh and few seeds. Indeterminate potato-leaf plants. Harvest
about 67-85 days from transplant.
ROSE – Deep pink and smoother than
Brandywine. Every bit as large, meaty and flavorful. Good yields.
SAN MARZANO - 85 Days. This
old-style Italian Roma type is later to mature than Roma VF but offers larger
fruit size. The indeterminate plants produce big yields of large Roma type fruit
that hang in large clusters. The bright red fruit measure 3.5-4" in length and
have an extra-high solid content that makes them ideal for canning. San Marzano
tomatoes hold well on the vine and in storage.
TINY TIM - Grows only 10-12 in. tall
and about 14 in. across. A heavy yielder with clusters of 1 in. red,
fine-flavored fruit. Can be grown as a pot plant anytime of the year.
Indeterminate stake habit.
YELLOW PLUM – Small plum shaped sweet
and mild yellow fruits on a vigorous vine. Indeterminate.
A FEW TOMATO TIPS:
Indeterminate tomatoes need to be
staked or supported. They can also be pruned and the fruit ripens over an
extended period. Determinate plants are more compact and usually need no
support and fruit ripens more at once. Tomatoes need phosphorus for good fruit
production and calcium to prevent blossom end rot. Avoid excessive
nitrogen. Any good vegetable fertilizer should work.
Cracked fruit can usually be
prevented by keeping more uniform soil moisture. Mulch helps with that. Fruit
may fail to set at temperatures over 100 degrees. Avoid over head watering to
prevent leaf disease. Since tasty Heirlooms varieties are not very disease
resistant, consider a mixed crop of disease resistant Hybrids and Heirlooms for
a more reliable crop. Also, Heirlooms often take longer to produce and their
mostly indeterminate nature means they will need extra support since they can
grow quite large. Hybrids are NOT genetically engineered! They are
cross-pollinated the old fashioned way – often by hand. The VFN on Hybrid
Tomatoes stands for Verticillium, Fusarium disease resistance (fungus) and
Nematode (root insect) resistance.
Plant tomatoes deep in the soil.
First remove the lower leaves and then plant deeply. Roots will form on the
branches you buried giving a stronger plant.
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