Mar
01
2014

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    • All Tomatoes are OP(Open Pollinated) and/or Heirloom with a minimum of 15 seeds per packet unless stated otherwise.
    • All tomato packets are $1.50 unless stated otherwise.
    • Free seeds with every order!
    • Varieties grown by us (most of the tomato listings) are organic, but not certified. Some varieties are CERTIFIED ORGANIC. To not make mistakes when supplies change, they are not listed as such. If you need to know if your choices are organic, please send an email to SampleSeeds@yahoo.com.
    • All tomato descriptions are from my experience/climate.
      I was asked by a customer about adding DTM(Days To Maturity) to my descriptions. I really don’t like them since so much is variable on the weather and the gardener.
      I try to be as honest as possible in how a plant performs here. I am in one of the most northern spots of zone 6 in the country. So those of you in zone 5 probably can expect experiences similar to mine. Spring comes late here compared to you to the south, and I always hope I can get them out by mid-May. I usually get them out in the second half of May. Sometimes the weather does not cooperate(too rainy), and it is the beginning of June.
      If I say a plant is early, I’m getting tomatoes in good amounts at the end of July/beginning of August. If I say a plant has produced a lot of tomatoes, by the end of August, I’ve thought to myself how good the plant has done. If I’m waiting in Sept. for the first ripe tomato off the plant, or it only grew a few tomatoes, I promise to say so in the description as I did for Beauty King as an example.
    • Plants are indeterminate and regular leaf unless otherwise stated.
    • Because I get asked so often about varieties that can easily be grown in pots, plants that are dwarf or determinate will be highlighted with POT in their title.
      Other varieties are can be grown in pots(a customer told me they have easily grown Stupice and Matina in pots) but pots for indeterminates must be quite large and staking can become an issue.

To read my note about the 2013 season, please Click Here.

Just for fun, I made a Tomato List Challenge, Click Here to take it.
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  • If you need growing from seed tips, or you decide you want to buy plants, please visit Darrel Jones’s site Selected Plants.

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On to to the shopping….
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VIEW ITEMS IN YOUR SHOPPING CART:

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Heirloom Mix tomMix.
Want a lot of seeds and don’t mind if you don’t know the cultivar names? Then this is for you. All stray seeds and seed mishaps end up in this mix so it is full of great varieties. It is not a dumping ground for poor sellers as some may think. I can’t promise you’ll be able to figure out what tomatoes you’ll end up with, but I do promise you’ll end up loving the tomatoes anyway. 100+ seeds for $1.75.




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Cherry Tomato Mix tomCMix
Since the Heirloom Mix is such a good seller, I though maybe people would be interested in just a mix of cherry type fruits. Photo of the mix grown by customer Rae C. of Texas. 25+ seeds for $1.75.




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A Grappoli Corbarino tomAGC
This is a red grape tomato from Italy. It is a bit large for a grape tomato that is. 15 seeds for $1.25.

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ABC Potato Leaf POT tomABC
This a dwarf potato leaf cherry. They taste like regular cherry tomatoes. This is a good variety for pots. The photo of the ripe cherry does not show my hand. I somehow forgot to take a pic! This photo is from my friend Nina who I gave plant to. She is very petite so in her hand the cherry looks deceptively larger.




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Adventure tomAdv
I received seed for this variety from my friend Randy out in Iowa. It is a productive round red. Great for those who want a “normal” perfect looking tomato. Googling for info on this variety is extremely difficult since so many sites that are not relevant show up, and I think that may be partly why this variety is relatively unknown. 15 for $1.25.

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African Queen tomAQu
This variety is a heirloom form North Carolina. My friend Rob, an amazing tomato grower, grew this variety in 2012, and I really liked it. It also happened to coincidentally be the 100 year anniversary of the African Queen Boat being built. It was restored in 2012, and my father rebuilt the green engine, pictured here, getting it back in working condition as part of the restoration. I of course had to grow the tomato! It is a tasty pink beefsteak with good production. Potato leaf.




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Allegheny Sunset tomASun
I had to try this one because of the name. One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen was a sunrise at Red House lake in Allegany State Park. (Yes, the park name is spelled differently than the tomato.) It was Oct. and the mist rising off the water when all the leaves are changing colors. So Sunset was close enough to the memory. Ok enough about that, the tomato is a small yellow beefsteak with a strong red blush radiating up from the bottom. It has typical mild sweet bicolor taste. A few were mid season, but mostly to the later side.
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Amazing Grace Cherry tomAGra
I know many of you have seen this tomato and were waiting for it. It is large bi-color cherry, golden yellow with a small red blush, and it has excellent flavor. It is the best bi-color cherry I’ve had. So I wrote to my friend that I received seeds from as to the history of this tomato. Well, the fruit was suppose to be a beefsteak. As she wrote to me, “Bill Malin gave me what he thought was Quedlingburger Frühe Liebe, but when I grew it out, it was a giant bicolor beefsteak with potato leaves. He said I should just give it my own name, because it really is a very tasty tomato and one of the only compact indeterminate bicolor beefsteaks out there. I named it after my cat, Grace, grew it out 3 more times, and then distributed it.”
Well, I, as you can see, ended up with a cherry, and a fantastic cherry. But this seed must be grown out to become stable. I think it is worth the effort. If any of you who are long time customers/friends who wish to help me grow this out please let me know. Send me a message with your order in the ‘Instructions to Merchant’ area.
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Amish Paste
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This was one of the first heirlooms I ever grew. The red fruit are quite juicy for a tomato with paste in the name. They are sweet and mild flavored. Though the fruits have an elongated plum shape, the plants have that narrow skimpy foliage often associated with hearts. It has been always a good grower for me and given a high yield of fruit. 15 for $1.25

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Ananas Noire (Black Pineapple) tomAnaN
This is an unusual bi-color. Instead of the normal yellow/red combo that is often found in bi-colors, it is a green/yellow/dark red mix. The opinion of this tomato varies greatly. The flavor is very sweet and fruity like a regular bi-color. I think this throws some people off when they taste it, but I like it as many other do, but you will find others who are not fans. It is very productive for its size. Limit ONE per customer.




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Andrina tomAndr
This little cutie came my way via my tomato friend Randy out in Iowa. The plants are very small, just a little bigger than Micro Tom. I somehow missed taking a pic of my plants. The plants produce fruit very quickly. The tomatoes are strong flavored. This variety is originally from Russia.




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Anna Russian tomAnnR
This is a popular heirloom heart shaped pink tomato. As with many hearts, I find it sweet. Also as with many hearts, the foliage is very wispy. It can make you think there’s something wrong with the plants, but they do just fine with thin leaves. 15 seeds for $1.25.

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Arbuznyi (Watermelon-like) tomArb
This was the beauty winner of this year’s growing season (2011.) I found the deep mahogany color of these small beefsteaks just beautiful. They tasted good too. While in the green stage as you can see from the photo from customer Robin B., this tomato displays very prominent dark green striping giving it is a watermelon like appearance. They are still there when ripe, but because of the dark coloration, they are less noticeable. They started ripening on the early side and were quite productive. Limit ONE per customer.
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Aunt Gertie’s Gold tomAGG
This Virginia heirloom is quite tasty. It is a favorite beefsteak of many. Unfortunately for us northern growers it is quite late to ripen. It is also stingy with its fruit which I suspect is not a problem in more southerly locations. I have a local friend that loves it so much she is willing to put up with these faults. I on the other hand am not so forgiving. The fruits average about a l lb. but can get quite big with care. There is northern customer that started plants early and set out sizable plants. They did get an earlier and more productive harvest. Maybe that is the trick for this variety? Potato leaf. 15 seeds for $1.25.
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Aunt Ruby’s German Green tomARGG
This is an old favorite of mine. It makes large green beefsteaks. When they are ripe a pink blush radiates from the bottom which helps to know it is time to eat! They are juicy and have a blend of sweet and tart flavor.




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Azoychka tomAzo
This small lemon yellow(the color in the photo is a tad dark) beefsteak is reliably early for me. I love it for that reason. It is also quite zippy tasting for a yellow. I used to have the wrong assumption that yellows were boring tasting, not so! This variety comes originally from Russia.




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Beauty King tomBK
This is an extremely pretty tomato with its red and yellow striping. I remember the first time I saw it at the CHOPTAG party I attended, I was wowed by its looks. It is a sport or cross from Big Rainbow that was found and developed for the best striping by Brad Gates some time ago. It is assertive in flavor which is the opposite of Big Rainbow’s blandness. It is a late variety, I do not recommended it for short season growers. I won’t be growing it again. 15 seeds for $1.25.




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Believe It Or Not tomBION
If you are looking for good looking and good tasting red beefsteak tomatoes, this is definitely one to try. I do not grow for size, but the fruit can get very big if well tended. The true origins of this variety are unknown, but it is an older OP as it was first listed in the SSE yearbook in 1984.




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Belmonte tomBelm
This variety is a favorite of my good tomato growing friend Rob K. They do grow well here with lots of fruit as you can see in the plant photo. They are an Italian heirloom. They are variable in shape, this one often has an elongated neck so it is more of a bell/Bartlett pear shape. Click here to see a a display of  them in Italy. *There seems to be another Belmonte circulating around that is a pink beefsteak type. This is NOT that tomato.* This Belmonte originated from seeds straight from an Italian company.  Because of the unusual shape, I thought this Belomnte was in the piriform/large pear group of tomatoes. After reading more in Italian, they seem to describe it as a Oxheart-Marmande type cross which would explain the variable shape with ribbing. They are meaty and good for canning, but not as dry as pastes so good for fresh eating too. LIMIT ONE per customer.
Sorry, now out of stock. Hopefully back Nov. 2014.
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Berkeley Tie Dye tomBTD
This is an unusual looking tomato. It was developed by my Tomatoville friend, Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms. Some find it very attractive. At first I found it hard to tell when to pick, but I realized it is like a green when ripe tomato dressed up in a crazy suit. If you wait too long for other coloration to appear, it will be over ripe. It is a juicy tomato with excellent flavor.




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Black Krim tomBKr
By customer request~ This is a popular heirloom from the Ukraine. The dark tomatoes are small beefsteaks about 1/2 lb. but sometimes larger.




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Black Cherry tomBCh.
I first encountered this tomato in an heirloom cherry mix. It wowed me with its taste. The fruit are also a very pretty dusky color purple.




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Black From Tula tomBFT
I’ve not grown this one myself but have often read great comments about it. Originally from Russia, it is a favorite of many. The dark fruits average between 8-12oz. Photo courtesy of customer Robin B.




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Black Mountain Pink tomBMP
This was my second large tomato of 2013 to ripen. Despite the crummy weather, it produced very well. It is a deep pink beefsteak. It has great flavor. It is from Harlan County, KY. My dear friend Gary Millwood  was the catalyst for getting this tomato, and many other Kentucky heirlooms, into my hands and the hands of other gardeners. Many of you may not of known him, but if you grow an excellent tasting KY heirloom chances are he was the original distributor of the seed.




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Black Prince, please see Chyornyi Prince
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Black Zebra tomBZe
This tomato is a result of a cross of the very popular ‘Green Zebra’ and a black tomato. It does look like a dark version of Green Zebra, deep red with green stripes.




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Blue Ridge Mountain tomBRM
With so many varieties to try, I chose this one to grow like I did Alleghany Sunset. One of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever seen is driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains in the spring when the Redbuds are in bloom and shrubs with white blossoms are too. It is breathtaking. The flavor of this tomato makes it deserving of its name. Is a very tasty pink beefsteak with potato leaves in the same line of flavor as Brandywine or Prudens Purple. It wasn’t overly productive, but they did come in a timely fashion, and the amount is still better than Brandywine. Limit TWO per customer.




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Blush tomBlus
I tasted this tomato at the 2012 Buffalo~Niagara Tomato Tastefest, and knew I had to grow it. Thew skin is yellow with pink striping. It has a sweet fruity flavor. It is definitely good for snacking or salads. This variety come from my tomato friend Fred Hempel who run Baia Nicchia Farm out in CA. He grows and develops lots of new OP varieties many that are sure to be heirlooms of the future. LIMIT TWO per customer.




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Bonny Best tomBBest
This is an old commercial heirloom. It was introduced in the early 1900′s and has been grown ever since. It has red globe shaped fruits, and is a good producer. It is often used as a canner. Sometimes this variety is listed as the same as John Baer, but it seems John Baer is an offspring from Bonny Best. In this old catalog shown at the Vent Marin site, Click Here, you can see both varieties offered. 15 seeds for $1.25.

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Box Car Willie tomBoxCar
This popular variety bear the same name as the late country performer Boxcar Willie. He played my father’s nightclub in the early 1980′s. So I had some interest in growing this variety when I saw Carolyn Male was offering them back around 2005. I’m glad I did because it seems some companies were offering incorrect seed, and some of those seeds are still being traded around. This are the correct version. The tomatoes are red and vary in shape with smaller ones being more round and larger ones more oblate as shown in my photo. They have an earthy not sweet tomato taste that I like. They are pretty productive.
Sorry, now out of stock. Hopefully back Nov. 2014.
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Bradley POTtomBrad
I really like this unassuming round pink tomato. It has excellent flavor and produces very well. It can have green shoulders. It was introduced in 1961 by the University of Arkansas by Dr. Joe McFerran. He named it after his father, Bradley. He is aware that people might think it is named after Bradley County, Arkansas, as they do have a Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival there each year. Semi-determinate. (Photo of tomatoes grown by me courtesy of Hilde Reineck.)




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Brandywine tomBrandy
Ok, I’m going to be honest. I’m not a fan of Brandywine. (Sorry Brandywine lovers, please don’t send me hate mail.) This tomato is one of the most famous heirloom tomatoes for its wonderful flavor. It’s dirty little secret is it is a bad producer for many people including me. This tomato gives heirlooms a bad rap when it comes to production. (Many heirlooms pump out tomatoes!) I’ve grown it 2 times before, and both times it was very stingy with the tomatoes. I remember the one plant from about 1996 with only 1 tomato on it so very clearly still. So I made space for one this year (2011.) Third times a charm, right? It made tomatoes more than the other years, but still there weren’t many, and this year was an amazing tomato year for me. So I had about 4 or 5 good big tomatoes, and now that it is the end of the season and the weather is turning, I got, oh, about 8 little ones. I don’t think I’ll be growing it again. Of course somewhere else it could do terrific. Potato Leaf.
Sorry out of stock. I’m going to leave this review here so newcomers know why it is not for sale on this site. Who knows, I may get softhearted and try it again in the future.
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Brown Cherry tomBrowC
By customer request~ Finding info for this tomato other than photos showing a red-brown cherry size tomato is difficult. It is listed on Tatiana’s Tomatobase as being originally from the late Chuck Wyatt who left no description.. There is also a tomato that looks the same called Brown Berry. Whether they are the same I do not know. I do know that it is well like by those who have grown it, and I had a customer ask if I could get a hold of some seed for them, and I did. Notes from a friend I found on an old seed packet, “Large cherry, very productive.” 15 seeds for $1.25

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Bushy Chabarovsky POT tomBushC
This a dwarf with light pink small fruits with matte skin. They sort of look like the pink version of the variety Peach. They should be eaten a tad under ripe. They get soft when appearing totally ripe. A cute novelty type. 15 seeds for $1.25.

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Canadian Dwarf POT tomCDw
I decided to grow this variety since I live next to the Canadian Border, and I have many friends and customers from there. It is a good small plant, though I would say this is a determinate and not a dwarf. It makes very tasty small red globes. It was first distributed by a lady in Kingston, Ontario. Where it actually originated is unknown.




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Captain Lucky tomCLuc
I had to grow this tomato as it a Lucky Cross x mystery baby and had promises of being excellent tasting. It lived up to its hype taste wise. It unfortunately is holding Lucky Cross’s late gene so it is on the late side.  As you can see from the photo, it has looks that are very similar to Ananas Noire. It tastes very different though. The plants are potato leaf.  Limit TWO per customer.
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Carbon tomCar
This is my favorite black. For its size, it is dependably early. It is a smooth shaped beefsteak. I have seen photos labeled Carbon with fruit that does not match this description. Whatever that variety is is not the correct version. The flavor is not strong, but it has a balance of sweet and acid. It is juicy.
Sorry, now out of stock. Hopefully back Fall 2014.
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Carmella’s Yellow Stripes tomCYS
This is a heirloom that I received down in Berea, KY at the seed swap/sale at the Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center run by Bill Best. (Bill just had a book about Seeds published this year, Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste The swap held the first Sat. in Oct. every year is worth attending if you are in driving distance. Anyway, I had to grow Carmella’s Yellow Stripes as Carmella was my grandma’s name. The fruit is a very pretty red and yellow bicolor. It wasn’t overly productive this year (2013,) but of course the weather was not that great so quite a few varieties were lower that expected. I would assume in a normal warm year, production would be higher.




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Carter’s Sunrise tomCSun
This is an old commercial variety was once a popular cultivar from Carters Tested Seeds Inc. in England. Carter’s Sunrise is a heavy producer of small red globe tomatoes and was touted as such in its heyday. It is early and very productive. The old catalog photo shows a huge truss of fruit. I did not get anything that amazing, but I did get nice sized trusses so I think it is possible. To me the flavor is ok, reminds me of a typical old early commercial tomato flavor that hybrids were bred from. 15 seeds for $1.25.




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Cero Blackburn tomCero
This is a big super meaty orange tomato. When searching for info about this variety, all I came up with was the obituary for Cero Blackburn of Pike County, KY. As I received this variety in Berea, he was probably the source of this cultivar. Being it was so meaty and low on seeds there is a ONE Pack Limit per customer.




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Chadwick Cherry tomChC
This red cherry tomato is perfect for those of you who do not want an overly sweet cherry, but want more if a complex tomato flavor. It is vigorous and productive as most cherries are. 15 seeds for $1.25.




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Chapman tomChap
This is an attractive big red beefsteak tomato. The flavor is yummy. This tomato originally came from Maine. It was early for its size so definitely a good one for the northern garden. After having grown this variety twice, I have to say is not the most productive tomato in mid-summer heat. So high heat areas may be disappointed with this tomato. Those of you in cool summer coastal areas will love this one.




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Cherokee Green tomCGre
This is one of the best tasting green tomatoes out there. I think it tastes better than Cherokee Purple. It is very productive, but unfortunately like the regular Cherokee Purple, it does not have a long shelf life. When this variety is ripe, it starts to develop an amber blush. Pick them then. This variety originally came from Craig LeHoullier’s garden back 1997 from Cherokee Chocolate. Though he originally thought is was a mutation, grow outs by other people at the time showed it probably was a cross. Being I like the flavor substantially better than the regular Cherokee fruits, I think so too.




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Cherokee Green Grape POTtomCGGrap
This variety has made its appearance at the Buffalo~Niagara Tomato Tastefest every year courtesy of tomato grower/breeder and co-founder of the TasteFest, Mark Korney. He bred this variety. It is very cute looking, and I finally decided to grow it. The fruit are good sized grape shaped cherry tomatoes. They develop a strong amber blush when ripe, but unlike the larger Cherokee counterparts, they do not start to deteriorate. So you can pick them and keep them for a few days. They are a sweet variety. Plants are productive small determinates.




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Cherokee Purple tomCPu.
This well known heirloom is very popular due to its flavor. The dark fruits that average a little under a lb. are lauded by many people. The fruits are thin skinned so they must be eaten soon after maturity. With the flavor they have, this should not be a problem.(Photo courtesy of Hilde Reineck.)




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PPChocChampChocolate Champion tomChCh
This is a creation from the Dwarf Tomato project that I am honored to be offering for sale. It is a midseason regular leaf dwarf producing medium to medium large oblate chocolate brown fruit and lots of them. The flavor is nicely balanced and very tasty, and both appearance and flavor resemble Cherokee Chocolate. A member of the Cheeky Dwarf family (Golden Dwarf Champion X Cherokee Chocolate), Big Green Dwarf is the collaborative work of Patrina Nuske Small, Ray South (who named it), David Lockwood, Denise Bath, Bill Yoder, Mark Gladney, Ruth TenBrink, Craig LeHoullier and Bill Minkey. LIMIT TWO per customer.




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Chocolate Stripes tomCStr
This is a very beautiful tomato. It won the Prettiest Tomato contest at this year’s(2012) Buffalo~Niagara Tomato Tastefest. Somehow, I missed taking a pic of it. It is dark red with deep green striping. Being it was in the beauty contest, we never did sample it. (Let me know your flavor opinions if you have them.) A generous blogger has donated the use of their photo! *It is important to note, there is a chance of  growing a crossed seedling. A customer reported back they had one not true to type. I sent out a mass email and one other customer reported one also.
Update~ a customer gave their report of the flavor, “meaty and sweet but not insipid. I would say  med-high brix and medium acid.”




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Chyornyi Prince aka Black Prince tomCPrinc
I was lucky enough to get the seed of this straight from the Ukraine with an actual seed packet(photo to the left.) The dark fruit of this variety vary in size from small globes to almost baseball size. The plants are fairly productive starting early mid season to frost. They were not my favorite in flavor, but it is popular with many growers so there are many who disagree with me. There’s a tomato for everyone. (Photo to the right is of tomatoes grown by me courtesy of Hilde Reineck.)
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Costoluto Genovese tomCosG.
This is the well known Italian ribbed variety. The red fruit varied in size. It is productive. The third photo is from customer N. North. I had to include it; it is such a nice shot!




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Crnkovic Yugoslavian tomCrnY
This variety is a big dark pink beefsteak. The photo is not indicative of Crnkovic’s fruit which is normally much bigger. If you like sweet ones, this is for you. Crnkovic is the surname of the person who had seeds for this variety sent to the US from relatives in Yugoslavia.




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Currant, Red (Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium) tomCur
These plants produce tiny red fruit with abandon! When you bit into one, you are surprised by a juicy sweet burst of flavor reminiscent of cherry tomatoes. This is a great one for kids to grow. The plants can grow massive, so I planted mine in pots, and this did keep them to a manageable size.




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Currant, Yellow (Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium) tomYCur
Same as above but in yellow.




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Czech Bush aka Czech’s Bush POT tomCzB
The cultivar with small red fruit is originally from Czechoslovakia. It was introduced by Ben Quisenberry so this variety has been known to heirloom seed savers for quite some time. It has stayed popular because it is early and productive. The determinate plants have rugose foliage. 15 seeds for $1.25.




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Dr. Lyle tomDrL
This is a well known heirloom. It was one of the varieties listed in 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden by my friend Carolyn Male. The flavor is complex as she says. The fruit are large deep pink beefsteaks with ribbing.
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Druzba tomDruz.
This tomato is a wonderful medium size red. The flavor is great, and the production is good too. It is originally from Bulgaria.




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Dwarf Kelly Green tomDKG
I’m very honored to be chosen as a vendor to offer a tomato from the Dwarf Tomato Project. Vendors had the opportunity to pick which variety they might like to carry. I chose Dwarf Kelly Green because of my affinity for green tomatoes.
Dwarf Kelly Green originating in the Sneezy family of the Dwarf Tomato Project (Golden Dwarf Champion X Green Giant, a cross made by Patrina_Pepperina of Tomatoville in 2005). It is an indeterminate regular leaf dwarf that will reach from 4-5 feet tall by the end of the growing season, and produce nearly round green-fleshed, clear skinned fruit in the 3-6 ounce range. The fruit have a well balanced, full, delicious flavor. Dwarf Kelly Green seems to be quite disease tolerant and one of the more prolific of the new Dwarf varieties. This variety was named by Craig Lehoullier in 2007 after his wife Sue’s beloved uncle, Edward Kelly, who had recently passed away. Photo is from my friend T. Maiden. Limit TWO per customer.




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Earlibell POT tomEarlib
This historic variety was first available in 1905 from the Isbell’s Seed Company. Click Here to see a scan from their 1906 catalog that is part of Craig Lehoullier’s collection. I’m glad he has a copy because I can comment on what I thought compared to the ad. I’ve not grown Earliana so I can’t say whether I think it is an improvement. I did find it to be a very pretty red globe tomato that didn’t crack of a nice size(many were a bit larger than the one I photographed) so I would say they are spot on on that point. It wasn’t really super early for me though. I think there was a bit of fudging going on there. I found the flavor reminded me of round hybrids that I’ve tried, a bit acidic flavored. Determinate. 15 seeds for $1.25.

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Early Glee POT tomEG
I can see why someone named this variety Early Glee. It is early, the tomatoes are good sized for an early, and being smooth red fruit they look pretty. Some early fruit had green shoulders. It is a good producer of fruit too. It more acidic tasting than sweet. These were grown only in pots by me and seemed to have a determinate habit, but I’ve seen them listed as semi-determinate so in the ground maybe they would grown more. 15 seeds for $1.25.

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Eckert Polish tomEcP
This tomato was a real winner this year(2009.) It produced lots of pink beefsteaks, way more than I normally get from beefsteaks. It also tasted great too. I found they held their quality a bit longer than many other heirloom beefsteaks too. So there is no confusion, there is also an Eckert Polish from Sand Hill Preservation(an excellent seed company) that is heart shaped.




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Emerald Evergreen aka Evergreen tomEver
This is another green when ripe variety. It a beefsteak that develops an amber cast to it when ready to pick and has a sweet taste. Photos courtesy of customer N. North. 15 seeds for $1.25.

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Ernesto tomErn
This Italian tomato can grow quite large and it looks like an Oxheart or Giant Pear depending on the individual fruit. What doesn’t vary is the great tasty meaty quality. It is a good paste or canner too. This tomato along with Rinaldo came from an old Italian Immigrant couple in the Detroit area. They brought this seed with them when they came to America. (Right photo courtesy of Hilde Reineck.)




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Eva Purple BalltomEPB
This a very popular heirloom from Germany. It produces lots of small to medium pink globes that are sweet and juicy so it is no wonder that is loved my many. It has the name pink attached to it because in the old days pink was often called purple. Word meanings sometimes change over time, and it can lead to confusion.




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Fantome Du Laos tomFDL
I’m impressed with this white tomato. It is very productive, and though mild tasting, it is by no means flavorless. I found them having a very pleasant fruit flavor, and I would choose to grow them again before some other pink or reds I have grown. The color stays very light. Some of the fruit develop a pink blush on the bottom, but not all, so don’t use that as an indicator of ripeness.




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Frazier’s Gem POT tomFGem
This determinate make good tasting and good looking deep red nice sized (about like a baseball) slightly flatten globes. It is a mid season tomato so it is a tad later than many determinates that are early. It was bred by the late William “Tex” Frazier, a breeder from Oregon State University. I somehow missed taking a pic, sorry.




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Gajo de Melon tomGDM
This variety was a real winner this past season. It was early with its first fruit and didn’t stop. The flavor runs somewhere between a cherry and a beefsteak if that makes any sense. They were on the large end of what I would call a cherry, a bit too big to pop in your mouth, but I enjoyed them still. The skin is very pretty looking like a bi-color, but the red does not appear on the inside(in very few tomatoes it did.) Many customers who have tried this variety have been very happy with it.




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Garden Huckleberry (Solanum melanocerasum,) and Ground Cherry (Physalis pruinosa) can be found on the Buy VEGETABLE Seed page
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Gardener’s Delight tomGD.
This well known heirloom cherry has been grown in gardens for a long time. It is originally from Germany and is sometimes called ‘Sugar Lump’. As with most cherries, the fruit come early and keep getting pumped out until frost. This variety is also a parent of many hybrid cherries on the market today. (Photo of tomatoes grown by me courtesy of Hilde Reineck). 15 seeds for $1.25.

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Garden Peach tomGPea
This novelty has yellow 2 oz. fruit with fuzzy skin. To me it looks more of a Japanese plum, but whatever you think it looks like, it is still cute. There is sometimes a red blush to the fruit when ripe. Known to be a good producer. (Photo courtesy of Hilde Reineck.) 15 seeds for $1.25.

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German Johnson
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This variety has been a popular heirloom for some time. It makes big pink beefsteaks. There seem to be conflicting reports of between it originating in North Carolina and Virginia. It is known to be one of the parents of ‘Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter.’




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Golden Queen, USDA tomGQ
This excellent tasting variety from the late 1800′s is a small yellow globe with a pink blush on the skin that radiates up from the bottom. The USDA part of the name denotes that the seed for this variety originally came from the USDA seed bank. It seems there were Golden Queens in circulation that did not have the characteristic blush or flavor which came with the original description in antique catalogs. Fortunately the seed bank stock was the correct version and a great old variety has been preserved. (Photo courtesy of Hilde Reineck.)
Sorry out of stock. Hopefully back fall 2014.
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Goose Creek tomGoCr
This variety is a favorite of a few of my tomato gardening friends. It produces small pink globes with excellent flavor in good quantities. Winner of Best Tomato Buffalo~Niagara Tomato TasteFest 2011 and 2013. There is a red version of this tomato but everyone I know says the pink is superior in taste.
Sorry, now out of stock. Hopefully back Nov. 2014.
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Grapette F1 Hybrid tomGra
I’m offering this grape tomato since the description reads “thin-skinned and juicy…sweet…clusters of 16-40 fruit.” This sounds like something worth growing, a great deal better than Juliet/Juilette(which I have grown) that is thick-skinned and not juicy. Semi-determinate. 10 seeds.




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Great White tomGW
This large white(pale yellow) variety is a favorite of many. Some claim it has more flavor than many tomatoes of this color category. The fruit are large and can reach 2lbs. The plants are vigorous. 15 seeds for $1.25.

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Green Doctor Frosted tomGDF
This green cherry has clear skin giving it a really cool looking appearance. This tomato developed as a skin mutation of Green Doctor which has a yellow epidermis. Green Doctor was a mutation from the cultivar Dr. Carolyn(named for my friend Carolyn Male) which is a white cherry. There is also a Dr. Carolyn Pink! Anyway, this variety causes arguments over whether or not it tastes good to growers. I like it. It is not a productive as some other cherry cultivars which are know for their ample harvest. Limit ONE per customer.




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Green Zebra tomGZ
This tomato was created by another Tomatovillian, Tom Wagner. It has been a very popular variety since he introduced it 25 years ago. It is a small globe tomato striped in light and dark green that develops an amber hue when ripe. It has a strong sweet and tangy flavor. (Photo courtesy of Hilde Reineck.) 15 seeds for $1.25.

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Grosse Cotelee tomGroC
It took some time to acquire seeds of this variety since it is not widely available. I’m baffled as to why. It is an excellent red. The plants are vigorous and the fruit comes in good quantities for it size. The fruit do vary in looks. I found the earlier fruit was strongly ribbed while the later fruit was smoother. In the photo, you can see the transitioning of the fruit. The fruit to the left is very ribbed compared to the one on the right. For anyone newer to growing tomatoes that might be reading this~ The cracking you see on the fruit, though ugly, does not affect edibility. It was caused by the large monsoon like quantities of rain that occurred previous to picking. LIMIT ONE per person.
Sorry out of stock. Hopefully back Nov. 2014.
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Grub’s Mystery Green tomGrub
As with other green when ripes, I really love this variety. I first tasted it at the 2007 CHOPTAG get together. If memory serves me correct, it won best tasting. The fruit develop some yellow color, but I find this variety tastes best when still looking pretty green as in my photo. The fruit can get very large. This variety gets its name from a forum member from Australia who’s handle is Grub. He purchases seed for another variety and got this green instead. There were subsequent grow outs and some seed may have been passed around that was not completely stable. General consensus seems to be that it is stable now, and my seed is a few generations completely potato leaf, so I’m going with that assumption. If by some chance I’m wrong, and you find a rogue regular leaf plant, please weed it out.
Sorry out of stock. Hopefully back Nov. 2014.
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Guernsey Island tomGuIsl
This is a really neat looking tomato. The small globes are a dark bronzy green with red stripes. The plants start producing fairly early and in large quantities. The fruits are juicy and the flavor is on the acidic side. It is a New Zealand heirloom. 15 seeds for $1.25.

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Hahms Gelbe Topftomate POT tomHGT
This is a a very dwarf yellow cherry, very cute for pots. The fruits are packed on trusses like grapes and ripen very early. They are sweet and very mild. LIMIT TWO per customer.
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Homestead tomHom
I decided to carry this tomato since it seems to be a good one for Southern growers. It was developed in in Florida. I’m not positive if it is named after Homestead, FL. There is a lot of agriculture in that area, and Homestead is the Pole Bean Capitol of the World at least that’s what the sign going into town says. Anyway, the tomato was developed to do well and produce in heat. The fruit are red globes. It is also wilt resistant. Semi-determinate.




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Hoskins-Barger Large POT tomH-B
This is a very unusual tomato to me. It is a determinate with very large pink globes. I’ve never grown a det. with such big round tomatoes. They do ripen pretty much all at once like a true det. and for being a bad year, it produced really well. The fruit are juicy and not sweet, but not overly acidic. So for canning, I think they would be good for making tomato juice/V8.  Unfortunately there is no info on the web about this cultivar. I have sent an email to the person I received seeds from, but have not heard back.




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Humph tomHum
This tomato is not very well known, but it should be. It is my favorite Green. Maybe it is the name that is holding it back? It is a family heirloom from Binghampton, NY, and how it got the name I do not know. I’m going to guess it is short for a man named Humphrey.  I do know the fruit are very tasty and the plants are pretty productive. You can tell when they are ripe by the amber cast the fruit gets. They do not develop a pink blush like Aunt Ruby’s.




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Indigo Rose tomInR
A good friend of mine sent me seeds of this variety to grow because her daughter’s name is Indigo Rose, and give her plants. I received them late after I had started all my other tomatoes. I planted a few and only 1 sprouted so I kept it since next year, I will be able to start plants better from seeds I saved. The plant that did survive grew very fast and set fruit early. The heat of this year didn’t phase it at all. The small globes start off green with a deep blue black top. The bottoms turn to red as they ripen. It is high in anthocyanin which is an anti-oxident. The flavor is not super mild like Orange Flesh Purple Smudge, but it isn’t that great to me. An interesting plant to grow nonetheless. Bred at Oregon State.




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Isis Candy tomIsis
This tomato has some resemblance to Gajo De Melon, but this one truly is a bi-color. I don’t know whether it was an odd occurrence or not, but it produced fruit fairly late. I’ve not seen other report of lateness(Let me know if you grow it,) but because of how it fruited for me, I can not recommend this for short season growers. For its lateness thought, it did make up for lost time pumping out lots of fruit. I actually liked this quality since many cherry varieties already hit their peak.




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JALTOMATE aka Jaltomato (Jaltomata procumbens) can be found on the Buy VEGETABLE Seed page.
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Japanese Black Trifele aka Japanese Black Truffle tomJBT
This is a dark pear shaped tomato at about the 1/2 lb. range sometimes a little smaller.  It is a Russian variety despite the Japanese name. Potato Leaf.




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Jaune Flamme aka Flamme tomJaF
This French heirloom is well know for its taste and production. The fruit are small round globes of deep orange that are bursting with flavor.




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JD’s Special C-Tex tomJDs
This tomato came recommended to me by customer Rae C. of TX. She even came to my rescue and mailed me seeds when I could not find my packet of them. This was my fisrt tomato of the year to ripen, and if you read the link above with my note about the 2013 growing season, you also know that my dog Charlie enjoyed it. It seemed to be his favorite tomato. (sigh.) So I didn’t get many of the, but I can say that thy do taste great! I understand why Rae wanted me to try it. This variety is an OP developed by a J.D. Brann of Conroe Greenhouses in Conroe, Texas. LIMIT TWO per customer.




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Joe’s Plum tomJoP
I decided to switch it up and try different pastes this year in stead of Romeo. (Also see Santa Maria on the Buy Tomato Seeds L-Z page.) This is a large paste averaging over 1/2 lb, but I’ve seen much bigger. It is also very tasty for a paste.




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Kellogg’s Breakfast tomKBr
This tomato is a very well known and well loved big orange beefsteak. I grew it a couple years back in the late 90′s. It was productive for its size, but I wasn’t overly happy with the taste. Now going down to the CHOPTAG party and tasting the same tomato grown in Kentucky, it was phenomenal. So, much is to be said for climate and soil affecting taste. This tomato originated with Darrell Kellogg of Michigan. It is not a W.Virginia heirloom as some sites state.




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KBX (Kellogg’s Breakfast Cross) tomKBX
This variety sprung up as a noticeable crossing of Kellogg’s Breakfast from a commercial source as it has potato leaves in the garden of gardenmama, a Tomatoville/GardenWeb member. This is a favorite orange of many tomato growers.




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Kosovo tomKos
This is a very popular pink heart, and for good reason. It tastes great. It also is fairly early for its size. The foliage is thinner than many regular leaf varieties, but it is not as wispy as some other hearts so it doesn’t have that sickly look that bothers me so.
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