Apr
02
2016

Buy TOMATO Seeds A-K


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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 2015 season, please Click Here.
To see previously listed tomatoes and their photos, 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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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.
Sorry, now out of stock until Fall 2016.
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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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Cherries, Bondekopfchen and Lemon Drop Mix tomB&LD
So I had a accident, I labeled two containers of seeds Lemon Drop, but one was of course Blondekopchen. ( Photos and descriptions are in their spots alphabetically.) It is good bunch of good seed so I figured some of you may like this mix since it is two good cherries. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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tomAdelaideFestival2Adelaide Festival tomAdF
This Dwarf Tomato Project cultivar “originated from a cross between Pink Berkeley Tie Dye and Rosella Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2009 and named Tidy. Adelaide Festival was selected and named by Patrina. The vigorous dwarf regular leaf plants produce ample yields of medium to medium large (6 to 10 ounce) smooth oblate fruit that are purple (clear skinned black) with vertical green striping, possessing deep crimson flesh. The flavor is rich, well balanced and delicious. Those who contributed to the development of Sweet Adelaide are Patrina, Amanda Fischer, Craig LeHoullier, Ted Maiden, Sue Bailey, Jessica Dubin, Bill Yoder, Doug Frank, and Lisa Moore.” Photo is from Patrina Nuske.
This is an OSSI variety, “Pledge: You have the freedom to use these OSSI seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents, other means, and to include this Pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.”
This starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey. LIMIT ONE per customer.
Sorry, these are now out of stock.
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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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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.




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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.




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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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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAArbuznyi (Watermelon-like) tomArb
This was the beauty winner of the 2011 growing season, and in regrowing (2014), I have to say it I find the deep mahogany color of these 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.
Please note there is a beefsteak called ‘Watermelon’, and it is not the same variety.




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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.
Sorry, now out of stock.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Bear Claw tomBeC
This is a very productive tomato for its size. The pink beefsteaks are mild and sweet, and there were lots of them. If you like Olive Hill, you will like this one. The ribbing  and size of fruit is variable. The origins of this tomato seem to be from Greenbriar County, West Virginia.




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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.
Sorry, now out of stock.
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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 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 Sea Man tomBSM
After a couple years of growing wrong versions of this, I finally got the correct one! This is a determinate plant with potato leaf foliage. The plants are 3-4′ tall. The dark fruits are variable in shape but mostly look like small beefsteaks, and they are tasty. This is Russian cultivar.’Chernomor’ is probably the same variety as it is also from Russia and translates to Black Sea Man. Looking through my photos, I somehow missed taking a shot of this one!




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABufNiatom201554Blondekopfchen tomBlon
This cherry tomato has flower trusses with tons of blooms! as you can see in the photo to the left. The yellow cherries that follow are a tad elongated and often have a tiny nipple. This tomato is originally from Germany and the name (that you can see I forgot how to spell at the Buffalo~Niagara Tomato TasteFest in the right photo) means Little Blonde Girl.




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Blush tomBlus
I tasted this tomato at the 2012 Buffalo~Niagara Tomato Tastefest, and knew I had to grow it. The skin is yellow with pink striping. It has a sweet fruity flavor. It is definitely good for snacking or salads. They hold up well for those of you who have little roadside stands or go to the farmers market. 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.




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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.




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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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BrandyFred tomBrF
This Dwarf Tomato Project cultivar “originated with a cross made between Dwarf Wild Fred and Brandywine by Vince Lavallo in 2008 and named Tasty. BrandyFred was selected and named by Vince. The vigorous potato leaf dwarf plant produces very good yields of smooth oblate purple (clear skinned black) fruit that range between 10-16 ounces, possessing a rich, well balanced delicious flavor. Involved are Vince Lavallo, Linda Black, Craig LeHoullier, Robbins Hail, Bill Yoder, Richard Watson, Patrick Sullivan, Sandra Tipton, and Shawn Conant.” This seed was grown and provided by Bill Minkey. LIMIT ONE per customer.
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Brandywine tomBran
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 may be terrific. Potato Leaf.
I got some Certified Organic seed wholesale of Brandywine so for those of you who want to give it a try…




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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.
My seeds have gone AWOL so these are out of stock. Hoefully they reappear.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABulgarian Triumph tomBuT
I grew this heirloom this year (2015) as I am trying to grow at least one new one every year from my friend Carolyn Male’s classic book 100 Heirlooms for the American Garden. It is an old favorite of her’s.  The small round globes come in clusters of 4-6 and are quite uniform and perfect looking as you might expect from a hybrid, but this of course is an old OP. The flavor is quite good, sweet but not boring. It has good depth of flavor.




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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.




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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 until Nov. 15th 2016. I (Remy) suggest trying JD’s Special C-Tex as a substitution.
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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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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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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 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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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!
Update~ a customer gave their report of the flavor, “meaty and sweet but not insipid. I would say  med-high brix and medium acid.”
I seem to have had a seed mix up last year as a couple people have reported all PL seedlings. If you bought some  then , please let me know when you order again as we owe you a pack of seeds.  We have a fresh batch of seeds.




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Tomato ‘Clear Pink Early tomCPE
From Russia this heirloom variety is early with its fruit. The tomatoes are small globes averaging 4-6 oz. and are tasty for an early! Determinate.




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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 to the right is from customer N. North. I had to include it; it is such a nice shot!
Sorry, now out of stock.
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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 are 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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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAtomcsikosbotermoCsikos Botermo tomCsB
This is a large striped cherry. Production is very good, similar to other large cherries. The flavor is slightly acidic so it is not a super sweet type cherry, more of a larger tomato flavor.  Update: A friend from Hungary has told me that Hungarian is tricky in translation and Csikos Botermo means Striped Productive. This makes sense as it is striped and productive!




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Cuostralee tomCuo
This is a very good red beefsteak. They have a bit of ribbing on top and are tasty. In 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for The American Garden, Carolyn Male describes them as “superb…intense and pure.” I can not find my photo! They can grow quite large with some care.  When I grew it, I had environmental leaf curling, but these seeds are from a different source so you may not have any curling, but even if you do, it doesn’t hurt the tomatoes in any way.




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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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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 Golden Gypsy tomDGG
This Dwarf Tomato Project variety “originated with a cross made between Golden Dwarf Champion and Elbe made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2006 and named Tipsy. Dwarf Golden Gypsy was selected and named by Wendy Montanez. The vigorous potato leaf dwarf plants produce heavy yields of smooth oblate medium yellow fruit with pale yellow flesh, ranging from 8-18 ounces. The flavor is among the very best among the new dwarfs – intense, sprightly (with a distinct refreshing tang), and simply delicious. Involved are Patrina Nuske Small, Carolyn Keiper, Craig LeHoullier, Wendy Montanez, Susan Dzejachok, Dee Sackett, and Susan Oliverson.” This seed was grown and provided by Bill Minkey. LIMIT ONE per customer.
This is an OSSI seed variety. The Pledge reads: “You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.”




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tomorange creamDwarf Orange Cream tomDOC
This Dwarf Tomato Project cultivar “originated with a cross made between Golden Dwarf Champion and Elbe made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2006 and named Tipsy. Dwarf Orange Cream was selected and named by Craig LeHoullier. The vigorous potato leaf dwarf plants produce heavy yields of uniquely colored pale orange smooth oblate fruit that have a nearly matte, dull finish, ranging from 8-12 ounces. As with most of the Tipsy family, the flavor is superb – intense, rich, and with a lively tang – clearly one of the best of our dwarf releases to date. Involved are Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier, Susan Oliverson, Lisa Moore, and Dee Sackett.” Photo courtesy of S. Oliverson. This seed was grown and provided by Bill Minkey. LIMIT ONE per customer.
This is an OSSI seed variety. The Pledge reads: “You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.”
Sorry, now out of stock.
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tomDwarfRussianSwirlF2Dwarf Russian Swirl tomDRS
This Dwarf Tomato Project variety “originated from a cross between Golden Dwarf Champion and Orange Russian #117 made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2005 and named Dopey. Dwarf Russian Swirl was selected and named by Craig LeHoullier. The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce excellent yields of smooth oblate yellow tomatoes with red swirls and streaks that range between 6-12 ounces. The flavor is well balanced and tasty, reminiscent of the best indeterminate bicolor types. Involved were Patrina Nuske Small, Ray South, Craig LeHoullier, Jay Scott, Amanda Fischer, Antoniette Koshykar, Mike Mauer, Doug Frank, and Nancy Ruhl.” Photo is by Craig LeHoullier. This seed was grown and provided by Bill Minkey. LIMIT ONE per customer.
This is an OSSI seed variety. The Pledge reads: “You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.”




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tomdwarfwildspudleaf2tomdwarfwildspudleafDwarf Wild Spudleaf tomDWS
This Dwarf Tomato Project variety “originated with a cross between Dwarf Wild Fred and Spudakee made by Vince Lavallo in 2008 and named Frosty. Dwarf Wild Spudleaf was selected and named by Craig LeHoullier. The vigorous potato leaf dwarf plant produces very good yields of smooth oblate purple (clear skinned black) fruit that range between 6-12 ounces smooth oblate purple (clear skinned black) fruit, possessing a rich, well balanced delicious flavor. Involved are Vince Lavallo, Linda Black, Paul Fish, Craig Weber, Robbins Hail, Shawn Conant, Marsha Eisenberg, and Craig LeHoullier. ” This seed was grown and provided by Bill Minkey. LIMIT ONE per customer.
These disappeared quick! Sorry, out of stock.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEarl of Edgecombe tomEOE
I can not say enough goods things about this tomato. I first tried it at the 2013 Buffalo~Niagara Tomato Tastefest and loved the flavor so I had to grow it. I’m happy I did. It is super productive and I love the flavor. It has the strong flavor and mix of sweet and tart that I love. The tomato size is variable from small round fruit to larger slightly flattened globes. It is one of the tomatoes listed in C. Male’s 1oo Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden. This variety originated in New Zealand. It was brought to England  in the 1960’s with the man who would become the 7th Earl of Edgecombe there.




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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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Eva Purple Ball tomEPB
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.
Sorry, now out of stock. hopefully back in 2016.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFred’s Tie Dye large POT tomFTD
This is a Dwarf Tomato Project release. Their description is:
“The vigorous dwarf regular leaf plants are among the taller growing of the dwarfs. Producing a good yield of medium to medium sized (5-6 ounce average) round purple tomatoes with jagged gold and green stripes and the deep crimson flesh of black tomatoes, Fred’s Tie Dye has a rich, intense, balanced flavor.  This variety originated with a cross between Dwarf Wild Fred and Pink Berkeley Tie Dye made by Vince Lavallo and also named by him.” They are beefsteak looking though. If you go to Tatiana’s, you’ll see they look like mine.
Sorry, now out of stock.
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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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Gabrielle F1 tomGab
I get asked a lot for a red grape tomato. This variety seems to fit the bill for what people want, early harvest, small and sweet. The fruit shape is round with just a touch of elongation. To see a proper photo, Click Here.
10 seeds for 1.50.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGarden Lime tomGLi
I tasted this one originally at the 2012 Buffalo~Niagara Tomato Tastefest and was wow by the flavor so it went on my grow list. Last year I had wrong seed, and thankfully this year I got the correct seed. It is a very tasty tomato with a sweet tart combo. The fruit is like mini beefsteaks as you can see in the photo. They are green and develop a bit of yellow when ripe.
There is not much info out there of its history. Dorothy Beiswenger of MN who introduced other varieties (Nebraska Wedding, Dorothy’s Green, etc.) to SSE also introduced this one.




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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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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGary’O Sena tomGary
This tomato was developed by my  tomato friend  K. Mueller out in Kansas City, MO from a cross of Cherokee Purple and Brandywine. It is named after his grandmother. It is early for a beefsteak. The first fruit was under 70 days. The flavor is very good as expected from those parents. PL.




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German Johnson tomGJo
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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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGolden Cherokee tomGoC
This is a terrific tasting tomato. Though called  golden, the fruit are actually bi-color. It is said to be a sport of Cherokee Green which also tastes great, but the shape makes me think it was cross and not a sport. It does have that thin skin like others in the Cherokee family so these need to be eaten quick, but with their flavor that is not a problem.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGolden Queen, USDA tomGQ
This excellent tasting variety from the late 1800’s is a small to medium flattened 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.
A local customer this year (2014) told me that they gave a tomato to their parent, and the parent was so impressed with the flavor, they had to call about it and request their son grow it again next year.




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Goose Creek tomGCr
This variety is a favorite of some of my tomato gardening friends. It produces small pink globes with excellent flavor in very 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.
There is a family history to this tomato that probably has been embellished over time as it is dated to the early 1800’s, and historically tomatoes did not look like this back then. It sort of reminds me when I hear stories on Antiques Roadshow. Somewhere along the way, family members get the story wrong. Explaining the whole controversy would take up a lot of space. In any case, it is a well loved tomato and deservedly so.




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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 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.




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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, but there is always a chance of an off plant.




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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 ONE per customer.
Sorry now out of stock.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHillbilly tomHil
This is a popular old heirloom with large bicolor fruits. With care that can get quite large.  The tomatoes are mild and sweet. It is supposedly from West Virginia.




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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.  This tomato seems to need heat (75 degrees) to germinate well.




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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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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHugh’s tomHugh
This variety is suppose to be sweet, but I didn’t find it so to my taste buds. I wonder if in a hotter year, it would be sweeter. The fruit are very pale colored more so than my photo shows. It was productive for its size. This variety islisted in 100 Heirloom tomatoes for the American Garden by C. Male. I’m trying to grow them all at least one time.




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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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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHungarian Oval tomHOv
This is a very meaty pink tomato with hardly any seeds. I found the fruit shape to be very variable. They could be more long oval shaped and some where more beefsteak shaped. I somehow missed taking a picture of ripe fruit so this photo I took is from 07/06/14 of a early developing tomato. It was one of the first plants to get sizable fruit. It  unfortunately was not super productive over the whole season. But this variety is listed in 100 Heirloom tomatoes for the American Garden by C. Male. In her book she mentions the first year poor tomato count, but saved seeds produced plants that were quite generous in fruit. So I think it would be worth me trying again.




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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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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJapanese 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 tangy 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 first 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.




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tomKangarooPawbrownKangaroo Paw Brown tomKPB
This Dwarf Tomato Project cultivar “originated with a cross between Budai Torpe and Cherokee Green made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2005 and named Witty. Kangaroo Paw Brown was selected and named collaboratively by Patrina, Tim Warren and Craig LeHoullier (Patrina with the Kangaroo Paw, and Tim and Craig as different colors arose). The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce loads of smooth round brown (yellow skinned black) fruit that are in the 4 ounce range. The flavor is delightful – well balanced, and very tasty. Involved – Patrina Nuske Small, Tim Warren, Craig LeHoullier, Jay Scott, Kevin Taylor, Bob Fromm, Dee Sackett, Howard Kushner, Carol Knapp, and Doug Frank.” Noted at early. Photo by Patrina Nuske Small. This seed was grown and provided by Bill Minkey. LIMIT ONE per customer.
This is an OSSI seed variety. The Pledge reads: “You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.”




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tomKangaroo Paw GreenKangaroo Paw Green tomKPG
This Dwarf Tomato Project variety “originated with a cross between Budai Torpe and Cherokee Green made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2005 and named Witty. Kangaroo Paw Green was selected and named collaboratively by Patrina, Tim Warren and Craig LeHoullier (Patrina with the Kangaroo Paw, and Tim and Craig as different colors arose). The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce loads of smooth round amber fruit (yellow skin, green flesh) that are in the 4 ounce range. The flavor is delightful – well balanced, and very tasty. Involved were Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier, Justin Morse, John Biedler, Carol Knapp, and Doug Frank.” Noted as early. Photo by Tim Warren. This seed was grown and provided by Bill Minkey. LIMIT ONE per customer.
This is an OSSI seed variety. The Pledge reads: “You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.”




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tomKangarooPawYellow.Kangaroo Paw Yellow tomKPY
This Dwarf Tomato Project variety “originated with a cross between Budai Torpe and Cherokee Green made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2005 and named Witty. Kangaroo Paw Yellow was selected and named collaboratively by Patrina, Tim Warren and Craig LeHoullier (Patrina with the Kangaroo Paw, and Tim and Craig as different colors arose). The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce loads of smooth round yellow fruit that are in the 4 ounce range. The flavor is delightful – well balanced, and very tasty. Involved were Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier Doug Frank, Dee Sackett, Carol Knapp, A. Carmichael, and Nancy Ruhl.” Noted as early. Photo by Patrin Nuske Small. This seed was grown and provided by Bill Minkey. LIMIT ONE per customer.
This is an OSSI seed variety. The Pledge reads: “You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.”




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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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tomKookaburraCackleKookaburra Cackle tomKoC
This Dwarf Tomato Project variety “originated with a cross between an early generation Sleepy selection called Wilpena and Cherokee Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 and named Plentiful. Kookaburra Cackle was selected and named by Patrina. The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce lots of smooth oblate brown (yellow skinned black) fruit with a pleasant flavor that is on the tart side. Involved are Patrina Nuske Small, Rich Hawksworth, and Craig LeHoullier.” This seed was grown and provided by Bill Minkey. LIMIT ONE per customer.
This is an OSSI seed variety. The Pledge reads: “You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.”
Sorry, now out of stock. These disappeared quick!
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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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