Tomato Varieties

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Amish Paste

An old Amish heirloom that dates back to the turn of the century!  Generations have used this tomato in sauces and for canning.  Full and rather unusual flavor.  Said to taste the best of all paste tomatoes.  Tasty, solid flesh used for stews, bottling, drying, and sauces.  8-12 oz. plum shaped fruit.  Twice as big as the classic Roma tomato.  Great in salsa, catsup or spaghetti sauce.  Excellent for slicing. Bright red. Indeterminate.

Beefmaster

Strong vines yield large quantities of meaty tomatoes up to tow pounds each.  A large, deep red, full flavored fruit with good disease resistance. Indeterminate. Use in salads, sandwiches, hot dishes, soups and sauces. Indeterminate Disease Resistance: VF1F2TSt

Better Boy

A very useful tomato with 8-16 oz round fruit with great color and flavor.  Ideal for salads, soups, hot dishes, pickling and superb on sandwiches.  Water well to prevent drying out in warm weather. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: VF1NASt

Big Boy

An old time favorite with very large globe shaped fruit about 1 to 2 pounds each.  Dark scarlet red fruit with thick walls and great flavor.  Perfect base for many cooked dishes and superb on sandwiches.  Ideal for salads, soups and for pickling. Water well in warm weather. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: VFT & CRACK

Black Prince

This is one of the most popular and favored black tomatoes. The 3 to 4 ounce, globe shaped fruits are crack resistant with very dark red skin. The tender, juicy fruits have a flesh color that ranges from dark red to chestnut brown. Black Prince, a true Siberian tomato, grows well in cooler climates with a flavor that is deliciously different from other tomatoes. I use the unique color in my salads and the rich flavor in my cooked dishes and salsas. This is the perfect size tomato for patio gardens. 72 days to maturity. Indeterminate.

Boxcar Willie

I am proud to say this delicious tomato is an heirloom variety from the USA and said to be named after the legendary country singer, Willie Nelson. Box Car Willie boats good, old-fashioned flavor with a smooth, red color and dark orange undertones. The extremely juicy, medium-large 10-16 ounce fruits are perfect for using fresh in salsas, salads, sauces or for slicing. It produces high yields over a long season and has good resistance to disease and cracking. Indeterminate. Disease Resisance: DISEASE & CRACK

Bradley Pink

This smooth southern favorite, known as the “worlds best tasting tomato”, has been around for generations.  Grown for its pastel color, tenderness and juicy flavor, this prime eating tomato has inspired its own annual festival in Bradley, AK.  The fruits occur in clusters of 7-10 and ripen at the same time on large, strong plants making this an ideal variety for canning and freezing.  Also a great complement to salads, soups and hot dishes.   Water well in warm weather. Determinate. Disease Resistance: F.

Brandywine

Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes!  ‘Brandywine’, one of the best known and widely grown heirloom tomatoes, has very large fruit with deep pink skin and red flesh.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this amazing tomato.  Water well in warm weather.  May need staking. Indeterminate.

Caspian Pink

This Russian heirloom originates from the shores of the Caspian and Black Seas. It is one of the finest tomatoes ever grown with stunning pink skin and absolutely knock-out flavor!  You will soon discover this tomato to be a hands down favorite!  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this large, 11 ounce beefsteak fruit with a meaty, tangy taste.  Use in soups, salads, sauces, cooked dishes, and on sandwiches for lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, juicy, and ready to burst flavor!  Water well in warm weather. This old-fashioned indeterminate variety will need a stake or tomato tower for support. 80 days to maturity. Indeterminate

Celebrity

Vigorous high yielding tomato with firm, flavorful fruit and excellent disease resistance. Perfect base for many cooked dishes and superb on sandwiches.  Ideal for salads, soups, hot dishes and for pickling.  Water well to prevent drying out in warm weather. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance:VF1F2NTASt

Champion

Large, vigorous vines produce an abundance of superior flavored tomatoes, just the right size for a hamburger! Large, red, 8-12 ounce fruit with a solid and meaty flesh make this tomato a favorite for both taste and production. One of the earliest full-size slicking tomatoes to mature. Multiple disease resistance (VFNT) For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance:VFNT

Cherokee Purple

Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes!  ‘Cherokee Purple’, said to be traced back to a variety used by the Cherokee Indians, has the tangy, sweet, true tomato flavor that nature intended.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this medium-large, distinct fruit with dark burgundy to purple skin and flesh. Water well is warm weather. Indeterminate.

Early Girl

One of the earliest slicking tomatoes available.  Yields a prolific crop of 4 to 6 OZ globular fruit all summer.   Use in salads, sandwiches, hot dishes, soups and sauces.  Water well to prevent drying out in warm weather. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: VF1F2

Golden Boy

Delightful golden tomato with 8-10 oz fruit with great flavor and good disease resistance.  Perfect base for many cooked dishes and superb on sandwiches. Ideal for salads, soups, hot dishes and for pickling.  Water well to prevent drying out in warm weather. Indeterminate.

Green Zebra

This delicious salad tomato starts out light green and ripens to an amber-green with dark forest green stripes.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this 3 ounce tomato which has a sweet, flavorful, yet tart and zingy taste.  It takes four heirloom varieties to make up the combination of breeding to establish this one unusual looking masterpiece tomato!  You will find it is a real tasty treat with good yields in the garden!  Use in soups, salads, sauces, cooked dishes, and on sandwiches for lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, juicy, and ready to burst flavor!  Very vigorous determinate vines. Crack resistant. Water well in warm weather. 75-80 days to maturity. Determinate.

Health Kick

A new, impressive tomato that is power-packed and healthy! In comparison with any other tomato on the market today, Health Kick boasts 50% more Lycopene, the naturally occurring antioxidant normally found in tomatoes. When tomatoes are eaten on a regular bases, studies indicate that Lycopene lowers the risk of certain diseases, including types of cancer such as respiratory, digestive and prostate. Lycopene is what fives tomatoes their bright red color. Lycopene is most actively released through cooking, so use in tomato sauces, soups, or pastes; but is just as delicious in salads. Deep plum shaped, 4 oz fruits are high yielding, large, and have a vigorous growth habit. 72 days to maturity. Determinate. Disease resistance: VF1F2ASt

Homely Homer

Homely Homer is taking the tomato world by storm. This top-performing tomato is big, bold and ugly, with a delicious tomato taste. The deeply ridged, deformed fruits may be ugly, but the summertime backyard garden flavor is so exceptional that it is a favorite among both gourmet chefs and gardeners. This strong, firm, and juicy variety will even outperform many other beefsteak tomato varieties. Homely Homer may need staking as it reaches 5-6′ tall. Pinch out early side shoots to create strong branches. Water well in warm weather. 75-80 days to maturity. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: F1TM

Husky Red Cherry

Solid 4 feet tall plant bears loads of deliciously sweet 1 inch round tomatoes.  Use in salads, sandwiches, hot dishes, soups and sauces.  Water well to prevent drying out in warm weather. Determinate. Disease Resistance: F

Independence Day

This early producing tomato will be one of the first to ripen in time for your barbecue and Independence Day celebration- just 49 days from transplant to harvest. Strong vigorous plants supply bright red fruits that average 3-4 ounces all season long with great consistency and flavor. The sweet, juicy tomatoes produce an abundance of fruit so you can pick several at a time for salads and cooked dishes.

Jet Star

This popular home garden variety has large, 8oz, firm, meaty fruit with sweet flavor and good disease resistance.  Perfect on hamburgers and sandwiches, in salads, hot dishes, soups, sauces for canning, or just eating a plate of fresh, sliced tomatoes.  Bite into a taste of summer with this high yielding fresh garden tomato!  Low acidity.  70 days to maturity. 2-3′ tall. Disease Resistance: VF

Jubilee

Jubilee tomatoes are famous for their mild flavor and meaty texture!  6 oz fruits with attractive, bright orange flesh are a favorite among those who cannot tolerate the high acid content in red tomatoes.  Make your next plate of sliced red tomatoes even more attractive, with a few golden-orange slices from this beauty.  Jubilee adds color and flavor to your summer dishes, whether used in salads, sandwiches, hot dishes, soups, sauces, or even as a wonderful tomato juice.  It is a prolific bearer and should become a regular in any home garden.  This tomato was the All-America Bronze Medal winner in 1943.   Requires staking. 80 days to maturity. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: A

Lemon Boy

This medium-sized, 3-4 inch tomato has intense yellow color inside and out!! Perfect for unique color in salads, sauces, hot dishes, eaten straight from the vine.  Heavy producing with excellent flavor.  Water well in warm weather. 70 days to maturity. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: VFNASt

Marglobe

Large, globular fruit 4-6 oz each with a great meaty flavor and rich red color.  Ideal for salads, soups, hot dishes and for pickling.  Water well in warm weather. 75 days to maturity. Determinate. Disease Resistance: VFA

Mortgage Lifter

This tomato is one of my grandparent’s favorites. It was bred in the 1930′s by Radiator Charlie, the owner of a radiator repair shop that was facing bankruptcy. Charlie had no plant breeding experience, yet he cross-bred 4 varieties to develop this big, tasty tomato. He then sold 1000 plants at $1 each over six years and paid off his mortgage. The large fruits of Mortgage Lifter average 2-1/2 pounds, but can reach 4 pounds when grown in ideal conditions. These slightly flattened, pinkish-red tomatoes are meaty and flavorful with few seeds. The plants are very productive and will continue to bear until frost. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: VFN

Mountain Pride

Vigorous vines produce loads of fruit that ripens uniformly and with robust flavor. Use in salads, sandwiches, hot dishes, soups and sauces. Water well to prevent drying out in warm weather and fertilize with liquid or slow release plant food for best results. Determinate. Disease Resistance: VFFASt & CRACK

Mr. Stripey

This unique tomato dates back to the 1800′s and was brought here by Virginia Mennonites from the old country.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this large, 1-3 pound red fruit that has clearly defined yellow-orange streaks running throughout.  The color and rich, tangy flavor make this one of the most popular heirloom varieties available!  This tomato is beautiful when added to salads.  Also use in soups, sauces, cooked dishes, and on sandwiches for lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, juicy, and ready to burst flavor!! Water well in warm weather.  This old-fashioned indeterminate variety will need a stake or tomato tower for support.  56 days to maturity. Indeterminate.

Old German

Old German’ is medium-large with yellow and red marbled flesh, fruity flavor and smooth texture.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this tomato that has been grown since the 1800′s in Virginia.   Water well in warm weather. 80 days to maturity. Indeterminate.

Orange Oxhart

Orange Ox heart has an intensely aromatic, pure summertime flavor and golden-yellow color of an early sunrise.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this large, heat-shaped tomato. An old canning favorite and excellent slicer. Water well in warm weather. 80 days to maturity. Indeterminate.

Patio

Delicious dwarf tomato- perfect for container gardening and patios or yards with limited space! Compact plants with attractive, dark green foliage produce excellent tasting 4 ounce red fruits; similar to cherry tomatoes with a pleasant “tomato paste” flavor.  “lip-smacking good!”  Determinate. Disease Resistance: FASt

Pineapple

Originally from Kentucky, this colossal beefsteak type tomato can weigh up to 2 pounds! The color of the ripe fruit will stand out in your garden and in your cooking with beautiful bright yellow and red streaks. Pineapple has a mild flavor, meaty flesh, and relatively few seeds that I like to simply slice and eat with just a sprinkling of salt and basil. I have always enjoyed striped, bi-color tomatoes and this variety has real tomato taste that you just can’t experience with today’s milder-tasting hybrids. 85-95 days to maturity. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: VFN

Roma Plum

Vigorous vines produce excellent yields of bright red, medium sized pear shaped fruit.  The fruit of choice for many cooked dishes, canning and for making tomato paste.  Water well to prevent drying out in warm weather. Determinate. Disease Resistance: VFNA

Rutgers Select

“featured in gourmet restaurants across the country”.  Large, rich red fruit is produced on strong vines.   Widely grown and considered ideal for home gardeners.  Perfect for many cooked dishes and superb on sandwiches.  Can also be used for salads, soups and sauces.  Water well in warm weather. 73 days to maturity. Determinate. Disease Resistance: VFA & CRACK

San Marzano

Originally from Campania region of Italy in the 1770′s, this Italian classic is one of the best paste tomatoes. It has good yields of large, 9 ounce rid plum shaped tomatoes that enhance traditional Italian dishes. San Marzano has tart flavor, firm pulp, a low seed count, and easily removed skin. For this reason it is widely used in pizzas, pastas, and for canning or drying. The long, blocky fruits mature with a small seed cavity that I like to scoop out, leaving all the tomato meat. This means less boiling to get a first class paste. 78 days to maturity. Indeterminate.

Sir Speedy

Sir Speedy is a great new early tomato with medium size 4 to 6 ounce tomatoes that will likely be among the first of the season! Even though this plant starts to bear a large crop of fruit early, it does continue to bear throughout the season. This variety is juicy and tender with full tomato flavor. The compact, vigorous plants are perfect for planting in the garden or in pots on your patio. I use this tomato to get a head start on my summertime cooked dishes, salads, salsas, sauces, and for canning. This season see if you can be the first in your neighborhood to enjoy fesh tomatoes from the garden! 59 days to maturity. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: VF1F2

Steakhouse

Steakhouse™ is the perfect tomato to grow to creat this easy and delicious summer salad recipie. Strong fines produce mammoth yields of 12 to 16 ounce, deep red meaty fruits. Add the thick hearty flavor of this tomato to all of your traditional cooked dishes, salads and soups. You’ll even find one large slice is perfect on your sandwiches and hamburgers. Disease Resistance:VF1F2T

Summer Sun

This very meaty special Roma type tomat is perfect for eating fresh, making pastes and sauces and exceptional for drying. Very dense, meaty and nearly seedless this plum shaped toato is produced on prolific, compact, uniform plants. If you live in a sunny dry climate you can dry tomatoes on screens placed in the full sun each day and brought indoors in the evening. Keep in mind that drying tomatoes outdoors can take as long as 2 weeks. It is easy to dry your own tomatoes in the oven or food dehydrator. For each 5 pounds of fresh tomatoes expect 2 cups of dried. The amount of time it takes depends on the water content of the tomatoes, the thickness of the slices, and how well the air is able to circulate around them.

Sun Sugar

Try this golden cherry tomato for a great summer snack. Incredibly sweet, Sun Sugar has a brix reading of 10, about as high as you can go. It’s almost like eating a piece of candy! The flavor is awesome and they are continually productive all season. Tomatoes average ½ ounce in weight, and the vigorous vines produce hundreds of fruit. Although thin-skinned, they don’t crack open when ripe. These tomatoes are so good I eat them as I pick them in the garden.

Superfantastic

Smooth, solid, and meaty, a good slicer with delicious flavor!  Large, round, perfectly formed, 8-10 ounce red fruit that adapts well to all parts of the country. An outstanding early tomato that produces abundant harvests continuously until frost.  An improved Fantastic tomato, with stronger disease resistance. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: VFN

Sweet 100

Outstanding tomato for containers! Small sweet cherry like fruit are produced in large clusters on strong disease resistant vines.  Delightful eaten straight from the vine.  Ideal for salads, sandwiches, soups and in many cooked dishes. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: VF

Sweet Cluster

Easy to grow tomato with juicy 5 oz fruits which grow in clusters of six to eight per branch.  Fruits holds superbly on the vine increasing your harvest.  Perfect for salads, sauces, hot dishes or eaten straight off the vine.  Water well in warm weather. 67 days to harvest. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: VFNT

Tomatillo Toma Verde

With its fruity lemon and tomato flavor, the tomatillo can be added raw to salads or used in salsas, sauces, guacamole, and other Mexican cuisine. 2-3oz fruits grow within a husk and mature to light green and yellow color outside with a white, meaty inside. They are ripe with the paper-like husk turns brown and breaks open. Remove outer husk and wash thoroughly before using. Excellent source of Vitamins A and C. Native to Mexico. Indeterminate.

Tomato Delicious World’s Largest

The name of this grand tomato also describes the taste- Delicious! This gigantic tomato currently holds the world record for being the largest tomato ever grown! The red fruits are often more than 2 pounds with smooth, solid flesh and a rich, fruity flavor that ends with a tangy tomato zing! This tomato has tiny seed cavities and is crack resistant. It is excellent for slicing, salads, tomato juice, and canning. The aroma of this tomato is heavenly. Water well to prevent drying out in warm weather. 77 days to maturity. Indeterminate.

Whopper

Incredibly large, luscious fruits are produced in huge quantities right up to the end of the season, setting a new standard for taste, size and yield.  Perfect for salads, hot dishes, or eaten straight from the vine.  Water well in warm weather.  Matures in 65 days. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: VF1F2NT & CRACK

Wisconsin 55

Widely grown and considered ideal for home gardeners. Great slicing tomato with excellent flavor and good 1/2 pound sized fruit.  Can also be used for salads, soups and sauces.  Water well in warm weather.  75 days to maturity. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: BLOSSOM END ROT, EARLY BLIGHT, & LEAF SPOT

Yellow Plum

This unique heirloom cherry tomato is a beautiful golden color and shaped exactly like a tiny pear! Abundant 1-2oz fruits with a sweet, mild taste are borne on vigorous vines. Use in salads, hot dishes, soups and sauces. Indeterminate. Disease Resistance: VF1F2A

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