Nice combination of size, taste, and earliness. Still unsurpassed as the top choice for fresh beefsteak tomatoes. Large, 10-12 oz, mostly blemish-free, globe-shaped red fruit. They have full flavor, among the best, and ripen early for their size. Hybrid.
Black Krim combines bold, smoky flavor and good texture with an unusual appearance. Deep brown/red, 8-16 oz. tomatoes have brown/green shoulders that get darker with more heat and sunlight. Heirloom.
Famously rich flavor and texture make this a unique and colorful favorite among heirloom enthusiasts. Medium-large, flattened globe, 8-12 oz fruits. Color is dusky pink with dark shoulders. Interior coloring ranges from purple to brown to green. Relatively short vines. Heirloom.
Unique large gold fruits with a blend of orange/red and green/red striping. Sweet, juicy flesh is swirled with color throughout. This Green Zebra and Marvel Stripe cross is named for COPIA, the American Center of Food, Wine and the Arts in Napa, CA. Heirloom.
Damsel produces 8-12 oz, globe-shaped fruits with beautiful, pink skin. Shares flavor qualities (sweet, rich, and tangy) with traditional pink heirlooms, such as Brandywine and Pruden's Purple, but is more resistant to disease. Compact indeterminate plants require minimal pruning. Hybrid.
Pink heirloom tomato that originated in Czechoslovakia. Plants produce 1-2 pound pink beefsteak tomatoes. Dense, creamy, sweet flesh with rich, complex, old fashioned tomato-y flavors. The seeds of this variety have been saved in Antrim County for over three decades. Heirloom.
Large, smooth, 1-lb pink fruit has a delicious, rich, sweet taste. This variety has become very popular in recent years and was developed by M.C. Byles of Logan, West Virginia. After crossing varieties for 6 years and selecting the best, he introduced this beauty that he named Mortgage Lifter in the 1940s, after he sold plants for $1 each and paid off the $6000 mortgage on his house. Heirloom.
This vigorous and prolific beefsteak slicer yields lots of heavy fruit. One of the better flavors of all the orange tomatoes. Rose-orange (persimmon colored) fruits range from 12 ounces to 2 pounds. Heirloom.
Tall and very strong indeterminate plants are loaded with very good yields of 6-16oz, orange tomatoes, round and oblate, with excellent, sweet, rich, and bold tomato taste. Very meaty flesh, small seed cavities, and very few seeds. Resists blemishes and cracking. Bred in Iowa. Heirloom.
Originally a wild Mexican tomato called Coyote Tiny Yellow. A pale, jewel-like cherry, that bears 6 to 8 on a branch. Very flavorful. Heirloom.
Large clusters of small red cherries grow abundantly on these quick growing vines. Plants grow extremely tall and have a vigorous branching habit. Heirloom.
Massive trusses of pink to purple cherries with a smoky blush. The tiny cherries are a half-inch across, contain very few seeds--superb for fresh eating, yet solid enough for cooking or for making a deep, rich red tomato paste. Superior balance of sweetness and acidity, with a rich, lingering aftertaste. Heirloom.
Excellent larger cherry with perfect, uniform, bright red fruits. Juicy and flavorful fruits hold well on the vine, allowing for harvest of entire trusses. Yields an impressive 10-12 fruits per truss. Hybrid.
Intense fruity flavor. Exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes leave everyone begging for more. Vigorous plants start yielding early and bear right through the season. Tendency to split precludes shipping, making these an exclusively fresh-market treat. The taste can't be beat. Hybrid.
The classic, sweet, red cherry tomato. Supersweet 100 is a reliable cherry tomato with prolific yields of great tasting, 15-20 gram fruits produced in large clusters. Widely adapted. High resistance to fusarium wilt and verticillium wilt. Indeterminate. Hybrid.
Vigorous plants bear heavy crops of beautiful rosy-pink colored grape tomatoes, 8-15 fruits per branch. These tomatoes get sweeter as their pink color deepens. The seeds of this variety have been saved in Antrim County for over three decades. Heirloom.
A longtime favorite plum. Large for a sauce tomato, Amish Paste's slightly irregular plum to strawberry-shaped fruits aren8-12 oz with excellent flavor. These meaty tomatoes are good in salads and great for processing. Heirloom.
Plants produce excellent yields of 10 oz red tomatoes. Taste is very sweet; huge sausage shaped tomatoes are excellent for making paste and sauce. Heirloom.
Very productive plants produce sausage-shaped, lemon-yellow paste tomatoes. Wonderful flavor for canning and fresh eating. Heirloom.
Sweet, fruity flavor has universal appeal. Beautiful, bright yellow snacking tomato. Red stripes appear as blossom-end red marbling develops. Strong plants tolerate tough conditions. Heirloom.
Salad size 3-6 oz amber green fruits with dark lime striping. Flesh is crisp and bright tasting with a wonderful sugar to acid ratio. Heirloom.
Unique look and exceptional flavor. As Lucky Tiger ripens, the green striping becomes more defined and the background turns red as the interior marbling develops. The overall effect when ripe is of a red tomato with prominent green striping. Excellent sweet, tart flavor. Heirloom.
Early striped snacking tomato. A delicious, small saladette with fruits 1.5oz. Beautiful shade of red with yellow stripes, this prolific early producer is crack-resistant and performs well even under heavy disease pressure. Hybrid.
Chefs love the luminous swirls of reds and oranges, inside the fruit and out! Everyone loves the sweet, fruity taste, too! Oblong little fruit weighs barely an ounce, and sometimes shows a pronounced beak at the blossom end. Heirloom.
A fairly rare tomato variety known for its superior quality fruits which ripen to a deep red-black color and pear shape. Originally from Russia, this variety bears medium-sized fruits with a rich flavor. Can also be used for paste. Heirloom.
The most widely-grown market tomato in the East and Midwest. Able to tolerate cool and wet conditions, this big red tomato produces attractive, 8-16oz slicers with good flavor. Vigorous plants provide plenty of leaf cover. Hybrid.
Beautiful rose-pink Swiss heirloom with big flavor and crack resistance. A chart topper in taste tests, the medium sized fruits, with soft yet durable skin, have an even balance of acidity and sweetness that is perfect for a sandwich or in a quick tomato sauce. Earlier to ripen that other larger varieties and a consistent producer well into the season. Heirloom.
Plants produce good yields of 2-4 inch red, slightly flattened tomatoes. Foliage is fuzzy and fern-like; similar to carrot tops. As a determinate variety, Silvery Fir Tree makes an attractive patio tomato plant and ideal for hanging baskets. A variety from Russia. Heirloom.
With honey-brown skin, orange-pink flesh, and green seed mass, this is an eye-catching slicer with an out-of-this-world flavor. The tomato produces heavily during mid-season and then drops off quickly once cool weather sets in. A great cooking tomato that produces a pumpkin-orange sauce with a floral aroma. Heirloom.
Pale yellow 5oz tomato with pink blush, lightly lobed, flattened fruit (shape and markings like a cat’s paw) with thin skin, a tropical-sweet flavor and a distinct hint of citrus. Exerted stigma so must grow away from other varieties to avoid hybridization if you want to collect seed. Heirloom.
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