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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 $2.00 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.

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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 100 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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Earl’s Faux tomEFa
This pink beefsteak is very popular due to it’s great taste. It won best tasting at the 2007 Buffalo~Niagara Tomato TasteFest. It is similar to Brandywine. Earl is a tomato grower who lives down in the Cincinnati area who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting at a CHOPTAG(Cincinnati Heirloom & Open Pollinated Tomato Associate Growers) gathering. The first plant originally came out a packet of seed he purchased that was suppose to be another variety. Potato leaf.
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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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Ernesto tomErn
This Italian tomato can grow quite large, and it looks like an Oxheart, but is variable in shape. 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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Etoile Blanche D’Anvers tomEBDA
This small ruffle topped tomato from France is a pale yellow/white. The name means White Star of Anvers(Antwerp,) and white star is a good name for it. I somehow missed taking a photo of these tomatoes. Click Here to see pic. $1.75.




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tomato eva purple ballEva 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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tomato fantome du laosFantome 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 fruity 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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TomatoFrogPrincessFrog Princess tomFrP
This tomato did exceedingly well this year (2017) in which was a not so great tomato year. It was rainy and cooler than normal for much of the season. I bought seeds of this variety from Bunny Hop Seeds down in FL as I had to have it for my Tara who’s internet garden moniker is GardenFrog. Bunny Hop Seed said it didn’t do that great for her and wished me well with it up here, so it must not like it where it is too hot for so long. For me though it was early and productive, a very nice beefsteak. A customer in the Indianapolis area grew it this year and it was productive, very happy with it!




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Fruit Punch tomFrP
My tomato friend Randy out in Iowa some times sends me seeds of things that he loves and insisted I grow Fruit Punch. They are ripe at a fairly light pink coloration. These pink cherry tomatoes are fruity flavored so it is an excellent name for this variety. I think it is the best pink cherry I’ve had so far.




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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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tomatoGabrielleF1OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGabrielle 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. The plants start off slow and them go gang busters. The fruit is firm and crack resistant, but the skin is not thick. I like this one a lot more than Juliet.
10 seeds for 1.75.




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Gardener’s Delight tomGDe.
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). $1.75.




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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 small to medium beefsteaks as you can see in the photo. They are green and develop a bit of yellow when ripe. This year (2017) with all the rain, I got more fruit that were bigger. 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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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 $1.50.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGary’O Sena tomGOS
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.’ $1.75.




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German Red Strawberry tomGRS
This is a well known heirloom that was featured in 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden. My friend, Carolyn Male, gives it high praise in the book call the flavor superior, complex, slightly sweet. It is a red heart shaped variety with an often strong pointed end hence the name red strawberry.




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TomatoGiftFromTheWoodlandsGift from the Woodlands tomGFTW
I had a friend searching for seeds of this one as it is quite rare, not sure why, it is a good one. So I decided to grow it out this year (2017.) This med red variety has the many chambered insides like a beefsteak tomato, as you can see in the photo, and it has the rich flavor of a bigger beefsteak tomato. My friend Gary Millwood was the original distributor of the seeds, and unfortunately with his passing, the origins of this tomato seem to be gone. The name might not have to do with woods at all but a family. I had friends down the street when I was a kids with the last name Woodland so it may be there should have been an apostrophe (Woodland’s.) Whatever the origin, it deserves to be better known. UPDATE: The director of the Clark County Public Library in Winchester, KY  wrote to me to say, “Gary Millwood got that tomato in Lexington, KY at the Woodlands Arts Festival, and that’s how it came by its weird name. We’d talked about that a couple of years before he passed away in a phone conversation. ”  Name mystery solved!




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GirlGirlsWeirdThingGirl Girl’s Weird Thing tomGGWT
This dark striped tomato has had a lot of fans over on Tomatoville so that got me intrigued. Some people don’t like the name, but I do. The name Girl Girl reminds me of my dog’s nickname Girlie Girl, and it was a woman’s tomato loving dog Girl Girl who found this crossed tomato growing in her Green Zebra.




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Gobstopper tomGob
This is an unusually colored yellow green cherry. The flavor is a mix of sweet and tang. Bred by Madeline McKeever of Brown Envelope Seeds, Ireland.




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‘Gold Nugget‘ cherry POT tomGoN
By customer request ~ This bright golden yellow early cherry was developed by Dr. James Baggett at Oregon State University. The fruit are slightly oval, not enough to call them grapes and on the larger size for a cherry up to an inch in diameter. This is a determinate so there will be a concentrated set of early fruit, but the plants keep on producing. The early fruit may be almost seedless too. $1.75




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGolden Queen, USDA tomGoQ
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 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. $1.75.




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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. $1.50.




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tomato green zebraGreen 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.) $1.50.




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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 internet 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.
Update: I decided to grow this again  in 2018 as it had been awhile. I had no idea that Grub was quite ill and passed away in May. Besides this great tomato contribution, he was an instrumental part of the Dwarf Tomato Project, and will be missed by tomato lovers around the world. An obituary in Fishing World for him, Click Here.




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Hahms Gelbe Topftomate POT tomHGT
This customer favorite 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.
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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. 15 seeds for $1.50.




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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 a heatmat (71-75 degrees) to germinate well. $1.75.




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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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Huge Black tomHuB
The seeds of this variety originally came to me from a gardening buddy in Kentucky, Bert aka Spider. (He was an extraordinary gardener and seed saver who always won lots of ribbons at his state fair. A couple years ago he died in his garden. If we should all be so lucky…) I don’t have a history of this tomato. It is a black beefsteak that was normal sized for me, not huge, about a pound. If it is an old variety though, it would make sense for a name. The photo does not show the color very well but is a dark bronzy red. The flavor is very good.




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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 is listed in 100 Heirloom tomatoes for the American Garden by C. Male. I’m trying to grow every tomato in the book at least one time. $1.75




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tomato humphHumph 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. $1.75.




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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. Plant grow well 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. They are beautiful. A customer won first place at the Indiana State Fair with fruit grown from out seed. 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. $1.75.




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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. $1.75




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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 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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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. $1.75.




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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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Kentucky Pink Stamper tomKPinkS
This variety makes big beautiful tasty tomatoes. Unfortunately for me, the first time I grew it didn’t make many tomatoes. I re-grew it again this year because of the flavor, and it was a hot, for here, year, and the plants did much better! This variety is probably more reliably productive south of here. Potato Leaf.
Story from Gary Millwood, “In 2006 I tasted the Unknown Kentucky Heirloom aka Kentucky Pink Stamper at our CHOPTAG Tomato Tasting. Carolyn Male shared a few seed with me labeled Unknown Kentucky Heirloom, and I germinated some seed, but the plants did not live to produce. Mary in PNW sent me a few seed and last year Earl (of Earl’s Faux) shared a tomato left over from last years Tasting and I saved seed from it. Mary Klacson of Eugene, OR had received tomato seed called Unknown Kentucky Heirloom from James A. Stamper, who resides in Dwarf, KY said his family had been growing this variety and a Kentucky White Pole Bean for as long as he could remember. Since the tomato had no name, Mary Klacsan, Eugene, OR, named it Kentucky Pink Stamper for the Stamper family. Mr. Stamper retired after teaching High School English for twenty-nine years at Perry County Central High School in Hazard, KY. He said that the family had been growing it for many years; seed were acquired from his mother’s brother who acquired them from another grower. In addition he added: This tomato “never fails” to do well in the valley where he lives and it produces very well! He is pleased that folks are enjoying his family’s tomato and will keep on growing it. He shares the sentiments of heirloom growers everywhere that it is important to keep growing these treasured seed! It took me several years to track down Mr. Stamper. I finally found a picture of him on a Stamper Reunion page and contacted the poster who directed me to James and his sister in Dwarf. We have talked several times at length about his teaching days and gardening.”




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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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