2015 Tomato Plant Sale List


For event information, Annual Tomato Plant Sale 2015.

The following our are 2015 tomato varieties. Please note that all varieties may not be available due to poor germination or prior sale. There are five categories: Regular Sized Tomatoes; Beefsteak Tomatoes; Gourmet Mini Tomatoes; Cherry Tomatoes; and Paste Tomatoes.

Regular Size Tomatoes

Ailsa Craig Bred by Alan Balch from a cross of Fillbasket and Sunrise, and introduced in 1912 by the seed vendor Alexander and Brown of Perth, Scotland.
According to U.C.DAVIS Plant Sciences, Ailsa Craig is a variety of tomato that has been an experimental staple of tomato molecular biology and biotechnology. Originally Ailsa Craig, named for a small rocky island off the coast of England, was grown for greenhouse production of tomatoes in Great Britain. Apparently this crop is particularly important for English breakfasts
Allegany Sunset An excellent flavoured 12-16 oz yellow/red streaked tomato of generally uniform shape. Very meaty, heavy with few seeds.
Amazon Chocolate Similar to Black Krim;  Distinctive winey, deep, smokey, rich taste and fabulous color.
Anna Russian An heirloom oxheart variety from Brenda Hillenius, of Oregon, who got from her grandfather, Kenneth Wilcox, who received seeds from a Russian immigrant. An excellent, gorgeous tomato. Early maturing for a heart-shaped tomato, the large, visually beautiful, pink-red fruit normally weighs about 1 pound. Superb rich old-fashioned, tomatoey flavors with lots of juice.
Armenian A beautiful bicolor tomato from Armenia. The fruit average 1lb and are gold with red mottling inside. Nice taste.
Azoychka A very productive Russian heirloom found at the Bird Market in Moscow. (“Azoychka” is a woman’s name.). Smooth, 3-inch round, slightly flattened, yellow/orange tomatoes with a sweet citrusy flavor.
Basinga A family heirloom whose origins are unknown, Basinga retains its bright lemon-yellow colour through to maturity. It produces up to 1 lb fruits with a mild, sweet taste.
Belmonte Beautiful fluted tomato. We first grew this one in 2007 and brought it back because it was lovely to look at and delicious the eat.
Black Krim Medium sized dark red-brown fruits that sometimes have green shoulders. Excellent smoky/salty flavour. Great in salads or straight off the vine. From the Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea.
Black Pineapple / Ananas Noir This wonderful Belgian tomato variety (developed by Belgium horticulturist Pascal Moreau) is a true gem as it features extremely smooth fruit that feature a genuine kaleidoscope of colors. Sweet, smokey flavour with a touch of citrus.
Bloody Butcher
Bonny Best Introduced in 1908. This was the standard for canning 50 years ago.
Old-fashioned flavor. Round, smooth red meaty fruits. Reliable with a good, sweet flavor and size.
Box Car Willie Named for the singer Boxcar Willie of the Grand Ole Opry, who’s real name was Lecil Travis Martin. Boxcar Willie is a slightly flattened New Jersey tomato variety by Joe Bratka’s father.  Yield abundant crops of 10 to 16-ounce, smooth, bright-orange/red slicer tomatoes with distinctly delicious well-balanced, rich, sweet that have sufficient acid to push the flavors forward.
Brandywine, Black Originated with William Woys Weaver of Pennsylvania who claimed that his grandfather obtained seed from breeder Dr. Harold E. Martin in the late 1920s. The dark purplish black fruit are 8-12 oz and have a very nice flavor.
Brandywine, Red Heirloom, that dates back to 1885, sets the standard for tomato flavor – big pink Amish variety. Rich, perfectly balanced taste and meaty, smooth texture. Vigorous potato-leaved vines need space, consistent water and lots of compost. Large, firm, clear-skinned, rose-pink fruits often over 1 lb in clusters–need support.
Brookpact Very early. This variety is good for those with limited space. Plants are small and neat but produce lots of large 6-10 oz. red fruit.
Burpee’s Golden Jubilee Burpee’s Jubilee is the outstanding result of a stabilized, six-generation selection from a cross between Tangerine and Rutgers tomatoes. Jubilee was an All-America Selections winner in 1943, and you can taste and see why. Up to 3″ across, the bright golden-orange globular fruits are smooth and solid, with a mild delectable flavor.
Bushwhopper Very high yields of uniform excellent tasting dark red fruit.
Carbon Beautiful dark purple-brown tomato with olive coloured flesh. Productive. Fruits are very firm, and crack resistant.
Caro Rich Developed by Purdue University and has a high beta carotene content. A large bushy plant producing bright orange 3-4″ fruit.
Caspian Pink Large, round pink fruits have great flavour and high yields. A good one.
Chateau Rose Fine, sweet and flavourful pink-red French variety. Crack and blemish free. Very productive; excellent flavour. A positively beautiful tomato.
Cherokee Purple Pre-1890. Originally grown by the Cherokee, this tomato is large (12 oz) and dusty-rose in colour and has a rich, sweet taste.
Chocolate Stripes A 3-4 inch, mahogany colored tomato with dark, olive green-striping (similar to black zebra). Fruits have delicious, complex, rich, sweet, earthy tomato flavors.
Cobourg Round slightly lobed red/pink fruits about 2-3 oz, with some yellow shoulders when fruits are exposed to direct sun. The shoulders disappear when fruit is fully ripe. Good producer, excellent sharp taste, nice acidic/sweet balance. A great small tomato with a big taste!
Cosmonaut Volkov This is a very old Ukrainian variety that was re-named in honour of the Russian cosmonaut who died coming back from a mission in 1971. The interesting medium-large sized red fruits are diverse in shape and size – some are flat, others round, others square-shaped. They all share, however, an excellent taste that has people raving and that regularly wins taste tests.
Costoluto Fiorentino Old Italian heirloom with heavily ribbed shiny red dense meaty fruits. An excellent balance of high sugar and acid makes it a full intensely-flavoured tomato. Ideal for sauce or making an unforgettable tomato sandwich.
Cougar Red Sweet, flavourful, low-acid tomatoes of a medium size grow on this vigorous, semi-determinate vine. Fruits are meaty – perfect for home processing – and plants are well adapted to cool season growing, setting plump red tomatoes right until frost.
Crimson Sprinter Brilliant candy-apple red color. Medium-sized 5-7 oz fruits. Developed by Professor T. Graham of OAC, Ontario. Crimson Sprinter is the earliest maturing cultivar to carry the famous ‘crimson gene’ with notably high lycopene content.
Cuban Black Oblate 6 oz. reddish bronze fruit. Good taste and huge yields.
Cuostralee This French heirloom tomato is huge (1-2 lbs) with a robust flavour. The fruits are deep red with ribbed shoulders and tend to be blemish-free.
Dagma’s Perfection A vigorous and abundant producer of medium-sized (3”, 12 oz.), slightly flattened, pale-yellow fruits with delicate, light red striping. Deliciously flavorful with overtones of tropical fruit and subtle hints of lime. Firm, juicy and elegant in the mouth, and jewel-like in appearance.
Djena Lee’s Golden Girl The 400 g smooth and medium sized fruits are yellow gold with an orange undertone. The flavor is delicious with a rich balance of sweetness and tanginess.
Dona This excellent variety was bred by the French specifically for their customers in markets, where flavor and quality standards are uncompromising. Slightly flattened, almost seedless, round tomato with a sweet/acid balance.
Dr. Lyle Very large pink tomato that can reach up to 0,8 kg. Juicy. Praised flavor. From West Virginia, U.S.
Dr. Wyche’s Yellow There was an actual Dr. Wyche, who owned Cole Brothers’ Circus and fertilized his gardens with elephant manure. He apparently had the most luscious gardens that anyone had ever seen. He developed this particular cultivar and donated seeds to the Seed Saver Exchange.
Druzba (aka ‘Drushba’, ‘Druzhba’) An old Bulgarian heirloom (‘Druzhba’ means “friendship” in Bulgarian), highly recommended by Dr. Carolyn Male. The 8 oz. dark red fruits that have a sweet-yet-tart flavour. Dr. Male considers it “one of the finest heirlooms available.
Duggin White This rare heirloom was sent to Dorothy Beiswenger by Lloyd Duggin. The oblate creamy colored 6-10 oz fruit have good flavor, many find this to be their favorite white tomato.
Earl of Edgecomb When the 6th Earl of Edgecombe died in the 1960’s, the heir to the title of 7th Earl was a relative in New Zealand who was a sheep farmer at the time. When he traveled to England to claim the title, he brought this tomato with him.
Early Large Red A very historic variety that was one of the most popular and best documented tomato varieties in North America prior to the Civil War. Fearing Burr in Field and Garden Vegetables of America (1865) wrote “From the time of the introduction of the tomato to its general use in this country, the Large Red was almost the only kind cultivated, or even commonly known.” The red heavily lobed or scalloped fruit are flat and usually measure 2½-3″ wide. The Early Large Red tomato is best used for cooking. A very beautiful and productive historic variety.
Emerald Evergreen Medium-large olive green fruits ripen to a brighter shade of green with a golden tint. Great taste.
Ernie’s Plump Excellent variety that is similar in shape to the Italian Pear tomatoes. The medium sized pear shaped tomatoes have numerous ridges on the stem end and are a very interesting shape, sort of a fat pear shaped tomato. The flesh is very red and cooks down to make very red, rich tomato sauce. This fabulous variety is also very productive.
Eros Early, 2-3 inch orangy red, plum shaped, semi-meaty tomatoes that produce in large numbers.
The seeds were sent to Forest Shomer, a founder of Abundant Life Seed Foundation by Milan Sodomka from Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1976, who wrote the letter that implies that Eros may have been one of these 7 varieties that he sent.
Eva Purple Ball Originating from the Black Forest area of Germany. A delicious, medium-sized, perfectly spherical pink-purple tomato.
This variety was brought to the U.S. from the Black Forest region of Germany in the late 1800s by the family of Joseph Bratka of Elmwood Park, New Jersey.
Gold Medal One of the favourites of famed tomato breeder Ben Quisenberry, this “new” heirloom has been around c.1976. Skin is smooth golden yellow with red radiating from the central bottom up. This bi-colour effect continues throughout the flesh, giving each slice a kaleidoscope effect.
Golden Danube Huge, golden-yellow meaty tomato. Good for slicing or chopping to add colour (and flavour!) to salads.
Golden Pineapple Huge bicolor than can reach almost one kilogram. Looks like the Pineapple but it is more intensely colored. Orange-golden skin striped with red bands.
Golden Queen a.k.a. Livingston’s Golden Queen. The 1900 Livingston seed catalog says: “Livingston’s Golden Queen. (introduced by us in 1882). “Queen of All the Yellows”, and a real good yellow sort of first-class quality. Its superior flavor has brought it into general favor as a table fruit. It is solid, always smooth, entirely free from ridges, large in size, ripens early, and is the most beautiful yellow variety ever sent out. The larger and riper fruits are sometimes tingled with red at the blossom end. None excel it for eating raw or slicing. The handsome golden-yellow slices make a beautiful contrast in a dish with red sorts. It has very little acid, and the quality is excellent. Makes handsome rich preserves. “
Goldie A very large golden-yellow fruit with excellent flavour.
Said to be a yellow version of Giant Belgium.
Great White The Great White tomato is exactly what it sounds like. Producing a harvest of creamy white globes that can reach up to 2-pounds, but average about a pound each.
Green A medium to large tomato with yellow-green skin and green flesh.
Green Velvet The skin is yellow and green and the flesh is a beautiful lime green. Wonderful flavour and huge yields.
Indische Fleisch East German heirloom. Big, chocolate colored fruits with green shoulders 7-10cm (3- 4”) across.
Iron Lady Fight the blight with this disease resistant red slicer! Impressive disease resistance including Early and Late Blights. Fine textured fruit is both dense and juicy with good tomato flavor.
Japanese Black Trifele Russian in origin. In Russia the Trifele varieties of tomatoes (of which there are several colors) are highly prized and command high prices. The 6 oz. fruit look like a beautiful mahogany-colored Bartlett pear with greenish shoulders.
Limmony Bright yellow tomato with unique lemony taste. Ripe fruits show some pink markings. Large size. From Russia
Medford Medford is on the list to become an Oregon heirloom. It was bred to produce big, crack resistant tomatoes by the late Dr. Tex Frazier of Oregon State University. Determinant.
Meme Beauce An excellent heirloom from Quebec. Meme Beauce produced beautiful large red tomatoes that also had good taste. The fruit were heavily ridged and flattened. The largest tomato weighed in at 3 lbs.
Montreal Tasty Heirloom from Quebec with bright red fruits revealing a nice, tangy old-fashioned flavor. Also high in sugars. Misshapen fruits, sometimes fused together. Very large size. Fleshy.
Moonglow Deep orange, mid to large size oval tomato with a good flavour.
Moskvich Siberian origin. 4″ bright red fruit is round to flat with tasty flavour. Keeps well. Good producer.
Mountain Merit Mountain Merit is a medium-large, 8-10 oz., red slicer with an excellent disease package to keep it healthy in the field. Mountain Merit has one of the best disease packages around for a variety of field conditions. Determinate.
Mr. Stripey Very large, yellow fruit with pinkish-red stripes and ridged shoulders – beautiful sliced on the plate. Very mild, low acid taste.
Mule Team The 8-12 oz fruits are red and uniformly round, tasty and are produced continuously until frost.
Northern Lights Bicolor with a superb taste revealing fruity undertones reminiscent of peach. Delicious. Marbled flesh. Medium size. Earlier than most bicolored. Tastier than most. Developed in Quebec.
Nyagous A rare, Russian tomato variety.  Beautiful, smooth, round, “black” tomatoes that are dark mohogany with dark grey-green shoulders. Nyagous is a wonderfully firm and blemish-free, 6 oz. tomato with lots of sweet, complex fruit flavors and a clean acidic finish.
Omar Lebanese Huge, pink fruit can grow as large as 3-4 lbs! One of the largest tomatoes you can grow. The mammoth fruit have a superb flavor: sweet, perfect tomato taste. Good yields on vigorous plants, good tolerance to disease; a rare family heirloom from Lebanon. Perfect for anyone who wants to grow huge, tasty tomatoes.
Opal Essence Round, uniform fruits with iridescent pink skin. Medium size.
Paul Robeson A curvacious black tomato.This is a very tasty  tomato, juicier than the others.
Russian heirloom which was made available by Marina Danilenko, a Moscow seedswoman; named in honor of the black opera singer star of King Solomon’s Mines, 1937, Paul Robeson, who was also an advocate of equal rights for Blacks and was very popular in the former Soviet Union.
Peche Jaune Also known as Garden Peach. A unique heirloom tomato, it was reputedly introduced to US gardens in the 1860s. The small, velvety-skinned 2-3 oz. fruits have rich full flavor. The prolific vines unleash multitudinous 3-4″ round fruits with peachy-yellow skin and flesh woven with hints of red throughout. Indeterminate.
Peppermint Very large fruit can exceed a pound. Low acid with good flavour.
Peron Sprayless A deep red fruit with great flavour. Keeps well after picking and has a high vitamin C content. Originally from Argentina.
Persimmon 1781. Beautiful, golden-orange, 1 lb fruit with a firm, meaty texture and an exquisite taste. Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.
Pink Grapefruit An interesting Victorian heirloom c.1860, this variety is a moderate producer of delicate fruits 2-3″ (5-7.5cm) in diameter. Skin is golden yellow with a pale pink blush at the blossom end. When cut open it reveals bright pink flesh, just like a grapefruit.
Pink Peach (aka Landreth’s Peach, The Wonderful Peach, Red Peach) Introduced into the seed trade by D. Landreth and Sons of Philadelphia in 1885. The 2 ½ oz pink red fruit have a fuzzy skin like a peach and the flesh is quite sweet.
Polish Egg 6-cm, egg-shaped fruits growing in long clusters, with excellent and unique aromatic flavor. Nice looking, uniform fruits with long petioles.
Ponderosa Large, meaty, flavourful fruits have a small seed cavity. A very old variety- it used to be grown at Upper Canada Village. Excellent sweet flavor. Also known as Ponderosa Pink or Hendersons Ponderosa Pink. Introduced by Peter Henderson & Co. in 1891.
Prudens Purple A large, 1-lb or more, tomato which are a medium-pink colour (despite the name). Often called an early ‘Brandywine’, it has thick, meaty flesh with few seeds and an outstanding flavour.
Purple Calabash These tomatoes have the reputation to be the ugliest tomato ever. But they taste great! A must for the serious tomato lover.
Purple Prince A Russian heirloom tomato with large (10 oz) fruit that is are deep red-brown in colour, with a wonderful taste.
Purple Russian A Russian heirloom tomato from the Ukraine. Regular leafed plant produces huge amounts of purple-red, 6 oz., oblong, (plum-shaped to egg-shaped) tomatoes with a blemish-free skin excellent sweet flavor.
Red Belly A good gold and red bicolor tomato that grows to about 1 lb. Good taste. Nice sliced in salads. Quite red on the blossom end.
Rose (Heirloom) Rivals Brandywine for taste. Deep pink and smoother than Brandywine, Rose is every bit as large, meaty, and flavorful.
Rose Beauty Fruit is pale yellow with rose coloured streaks on the blossom end. Good flavour; moderate production. A very pretty tomato.
Rose de Berne Discovered in a market in France, this is actually a Swiss heirloom. Beautiful, 4-8 oz (mid-sized), rose-pink fruits are round and uniform with a rich, robust flavour that consistently wins taste tests.
Ruth’s A family hierloom originally brought to Canada in 1923 by our friend Ruth’s Mennonite ancestors when they fled Siberia. The yellow fruit is firm and fleshy.
Saint Pierre Nice looking red tomato with smooth skin and very few defects. Round, medium size, about 6-7 cm. Good flavor. Popular in European markets. Looks like a supermarket tomato, but with a great flavor.
Sara Black / Schwarze Sarah Attractive, fairly uniform and crack-resistant, purplish-brown fruit have darker streaks in the flesh and are large in size. Earlier than some of the other “black” types. Very rich flavor that is both sweet and spicy with a hint of earthy overtones that make the flavor so good; many consider it to be among the best-tasting tomatoes. Introduced by in the 1990s by Joe Bratka, who received seeds via his great-aunt who lived in Germany.
Sasha’s Altai (Pride) This Russian heirloom tomato is sometimes called Sasha’s Altai. Lacy, regular foliage accompanies sweet and mild 110g (4 oz) scarlet tomatoes. Rated one of the ten best early tomatoes by Organic Gardening Magazine.
Russian origin. Seed was brought to the United States from Irkutsk by Bill McDorman, the owner of Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens [1], and introduced commercially in the early 90s (1991?).
Soldacki Large to very large pink fruits with renowned, sweet flavor. Great for large slices (sandwich, hamburgers, etc.). Polish variety brought by immigrants in Ohio, US.
Southern Nights Old Russian variety with 3.5-inch round and slightly flattened fruits. Dusky deep maroon exteriors, green shoulders and brick-red interiors. Bright, rich and deep flavour.
Tatania says determinant.
Striped German Tomato Beautiful 1-2 lb. fruit with red-yellow stripes and dense, juicy, red-yellow streaked flesh. Excellent sweet, complex flavors.
Stupice A classic early season heirloom tomato for first-of-the-season tasting.
Compact indet., 4′ plant, potato leaf, high yield of small red round fruits, 1-2 oz, very good flavor for such an early tomato, sweet and tangy. Very early.
Taxi Perfect choice for short season growers. Tomatoes are easy to grow and widely adapted to various climates. Plants set fruit and mature early. Attractive, bright, lemon yellow they tomatoes are great for salads and salsa!
Valencia This Maine family heirloom has large (8-12 oz), round, apricot-orange fruit that is quite meaty with few seeds. Rich old-fashioned tomato taste.
Vintage Wine A wonderful new addition to your garden. Pink with gold-striped,  pastel-hued, 1 lb. tomato with pronounced, elegant sweet delicious flavor.
Violaceum Krypni Rozo This European heirloom is an interesting tomato that is heavily ruffled. The dark pink fruit are 8-10 oz and make interesting slices.
White Mikado White Mikado Tomato dates back to 1886. 8-12 oz. flattened globes of creamy, yellow white flesh has a superb sweet full bodied flavor with a hint of pear, becomes noticeably concentrated when dried.
White Queen Baseball sized white fruit has excellent tart acid flavour.
Zebra, Black Very unusual mahogany colour with orangey stripes. Dark interior. Deep delicious tangy flavour.
Zebra, Red This is not an heirloom tomato, but is a red version of the popular Green Zebra. The 3-5 oz fruit is bright red with golden yellow striations – absolutely beautiful, and with that sweet-yet-zingy taste that we love so much about Green Zebra.
Zebra, White White Zebra is very rare. Sweet and juicy 4-6 oz. elongated globes! The color combination is awesome, white with bright lime green stripes.

 

Beefsteak Tomatoes
Amana Orange Originally from the Amana Colonies in Iowa (a National Historic Landmark). A large, orange tomato that grows to about 1 lb, with a mild, pleasing taste. Beefsteak type.
Andrew Rahart’s Jumbo Red Andrew Rahart lived north of New York City and collected seeds from the local immigrants; this is one of the varieties he collected many years ago. Produce heavy yields of deep red beefsteaks that average 1 lb. A great slicer that is very dense and meaty with exceptional taste and aroma.
Arbuznyi Stunning tomato showing a unique pattern of lines similar to watermelons, hence the name Arbuznyi (watermelon in Russian). Beautiful dark red-brownish fruits with green shoulders. Medium to large, beefsteak-style, flattened and slightly ribbed. Delicious, tender flesh. Sweet, aromatic flavor.
Aunt Ruby’s German Green This old German heirloom is the only true large green “beefsteak” tomato in the trade. The 1 lb, juicy fruits have a zesty, sweet-spicy flavour.
Believe it or Not An old-time favorite Heirloom tomato. Famous for being a big leafy tomato plant that produces dependable large crops one of the largest beefsteak tomatoes, (1-2 lb.) , red, smooth-shouldered slicer with excellent flavor.
Big Rainbow A gold/red bi-colour beefsteak.
Brandywine, Yellow A tangerine-colored beefsteak with excellent flavor that perfectly balances high sugar and high acid. Potato leaf plants produce good yields of slightly irregular, meaty, juicy 1 pound fruits.
Chianti Rose Incredible flavor, delicious and bursting with taste. To be ranked up there with Brandywine and Prudens Purple. Beefsteak style tomato, medium to large, with deep pink-reddish skin.
Cleota Pink An excellent pink beefsteak tomato with great taste. The large fruit are similar to the Pink Brandywine tomato except earlier. Produced much better under extreme heat conditions compared to Brandywine as well.
Costoluto Genovese A Italian beefsteak heirloom  of huge (1-2 lbs.), red, blemish-free fruits that have intense, balanced flavors. Fruits are typically 4-inches across.
Giant Romanian Regular leaf plant with a good yield of 12-20 oz red beefsteak to oxheart fruit with outstanding flavor.
Hazel Mae Large, 1 lb., yellow with dark red, striped fruit. Some red marbling on blossom end. Sweet & juicy beefsteak. Very flavorful.
Henderson’s Wins All Introduced in 1924 as ‘Number 400’ and renamed Wins All as a result of a naming contest in 1925 by Peter Henderson. Wins All resulted as an improvement of the well known pink beefsteak Ponderosa. Wins All is a beautifully shaped flattened pink beefsteak with superb flavor. The fruit are large and average 1lb and up.
Kellog’s Breakfast One of the best large, orange beefsteak tomatoes, with 1 lb fruits that are both meaty and juicy. The taste has been described as “blockbuster”. Originating in Michigan, this tomato has been in the Darryl Kellogg family for decades.
Mennonite A meaty beefsteak type tomato with very small seed cavities. An excellent slicing tomato with orangey colour and sweet flavour.
Moldovan Green A very rare heirloom variety from Moldova. The healthy plants produce 10-12 ounce green beefsteak fruit. The lime green flesh is sweet with a refreshing taste.
Mr. Brown A beautiful mahogany-colored (or chocolate-colored), 8 to 12 oz., slightly flattened, irregular-shaped, beefsteak tomatoes  that have big, wonderful, fruit-sweet, earthy, complex flavors.
Old German Huge bi-color beefsteaks with very good sweet flavor and meaty flesh, 12-24 oz.
Pork Chop While most “yellow” tomatoes are actually orange, this is a true yellow that starts off yellow with green stripes that ripen to gold. The medium sized, slightly flattened beefsteaks have sweet tomato flavor with hints of citrus.
Sandul Moldovan This heirloom comes from the Sandul family of Moldova. The large pink beefsteaks with green shoulders have good taste and the healthy plants are productive.
Tangerine Not much is known about Tangerine, other than it is a family heirloom tomato that was re-introduced in 1992. It’s a large beefsteak-type tomato that is shaped somewhat like a tangerine and is the same colour. The tomatoes are meaty and have a rich, tangy flavour.
Tennessee Britches An American heirloom with large pink fruit and old fashioned flavor. A very nice pink beefsteak tomato.
Tondolissia Beefsteak. Deep oblate fruits weighing approximately 8 ounces.

 

Gourmet Mini Tomatoes
Blush Another tasty beauty from Fred Hempel.  The 2″ long ‘julienne cherries’ have an unforgettable tropical sweet flavor reminiscent of pineapple and are ready to pick when the pink blush starts to appear over the yellow background.
Calabacito Red A very old heirloom tomato that was documented in Philadelphia gardens as early as 1795. The bushy indeterminate plants can grow quite large and the small red fruit is flattened and slightly ribbed. The fruit has a sweet unique flavor.
Cuban Small Good tasting fruit about the size of a toonie.
Green Tiger This new class of elongated cherry tomatoes is sure to create excitement with its extraordinary beauty and superb flavor. Fruits are striped with yellow and green and have a green interior.
Indigo Cherry Drops Tremendous yields of cocktail-sized deep red fruits with purple shoulders and excellent sweet flavor.
Indigo Rose Darkest tomato bred so far, exceptionally high in anthocyanins.cAnthocyanins are powerful anti-oxidants. In the early stages of fruit development, Indigo Rose develops a dark purple pigment in its skin where exposed to direct sunlight. Green when unripe, purple-red when ripe, the 1-2 oz., cocktail-sized tomatoes have good flavor with ‘plummy’ overtones.
Lime Salad A small to medium size lime green tomato that ripens to an amber colour. It has a juicy, tangy flavour – great in salads.
Lucky Tiger Elongated green striped cherry tomato with a striking red blush.
Maglia Rosa Truly unique ‘long cherry’.  Mottled pink, egg-shaped fruits with bright, lightly sweet acidic flavor. Harvest just as fruit turns light pink for optimum flavor.  Developed by independent plant breeder Fred Hempel from Callifornia.
Pink BB
Pink Tiger Elongated pink cherry tomato with yellow-orange striping.
Purple BB
Red Calabash Red Calabash is originally from Chiapas, Mexico. This small, nifty tomato will surprise you with it’s intense flavour and adorable appearance. Resembling a tiny red pumpkin, these little guys have thin skin which is sometimes prone to radial cracking in a wet growing season.
Sara Goldstar Sara Goldstar is named for obvious reasons…she is golden in color and has a star pattern blushing on her bum. She is gorgeous and delicious! Flavour is light and tangy. Tomatoes are usually just over 1″ diameter and are slightly flattened.
Thai Pink Egg Very prolific and great taste. Cream colour with a blush of pink.
Tigerella 2″ to 3″ sweet-tart red fruit with orange stripes. One of the classic heirlooms.
Violet Jasper A remarkable tomato for its beauty, Violet Jasper bears 1-3 ounce fruits with a jewel-like glow. The flavor of the fruit is very mild, similar to a number of the tomato varieties popular in Asia. Flavor is lacking in tartness and acidity. Appearance wise, this variety is practically without equal and is worth growing for this alone.
Zebra, Green Yellow and green 2″ fruits with dark green vertical stripes. Emerald green flesh is juicy, sweet and mild.

 

Cherry Tomatoes
Anna Aasa A family heirloom from Sweden. They are deep red and hand in clusters on the vine.
Black Cherry A purple/black cherry tomato that have the great flavour of all those black tomatoes. Fruits are irresistibly delicious.
Brown Berry A new and exceptional plant with long herringbone trusses of identical-sized, chocolate-coloured, sweet and juicy fruits which simply refuse to split.
Champagne Very pale yellow almost white tomato, 1/2” wide and grows in clusters. It is similar to Matt’s Wild cherry but not as heavy yielding.
Coyote A Mexican heirloom. Originally it was a wild Mexican tomato called Coyote Tiny Yellow. A jewel-like cherry, that bears 6 to 8 on a branch. Very flavorful!
Esterina Hybrid Golden yellow cherry with outstanding sweetness and crack resistance…Compared to Sungold, Esterina is sweeter, very crack resistant and a brighter yellow.
Gold Rush Currant Masses of bright golden-orange, sweetly flavoured grape-sized fruit set in trusses of 10-12. A very high yielding plant that can also be trained to quite a height which improves the yield of fruit greatly.
Green Cherry Large green cherry (cocktail-size: 3 to 3,5 cm) ripening to amber. A selection from Aunt Ruby’s Cherry. Best tasting when not too ripe. You really have to pick them before they turn completely amber.
Isis Candy A family heirloom. A tiny gold fruit swirled with red and possessing a wonderfully sweet taste.
Miel du Mexique Round, red cherry fruit in clusters of 15 to 20 fruit. Juicy with some acidity. Good productivity. Good for late harvesting to first frost. Originally from Mexico.
Nova F1 Borne on long trusses, Nova is a bright orange color with excellent, sweet flavor. Firm, meaty, 15-20 gm. fruits resist cracking.
Peacevine Very sweet red cherry tomatoes that have a very high vitamin C content.
Pink Bumble Bee Excellent sweet flavor. Pink Bumble Bee is an alluring combination of light pinks, yellows and oranges. 20-25 gm. fruits.
Purple Bumble Bee Excellent sweet flavor. Purple Bumble bee is an eyecatching combination of the dusky purple seen in heirloom tomatoes with metallic green striping.
Red Pear A very old variety, known since the early 1800s. Fruits are red, pear-shaped, smaller and juicier than bell tomatoes. Productive with long, rambling 6 ft. vines.
Riesentraube Pre-1856. A German heirloom whose name translates as “giant bunches of grapes”. This wonderful variety produces clusters of 1″ fruits, 20-40 to a cluster. Excellent flavour.
Rojita F1 Rojita produces high yields of beautiful pink, exceptionally sweet fruits avg. 15-20 gm. Makes a colorful mix with Golden Sweet, Nova, and one of our red grapes. A more vigorous, high-yielding plant than Chiquita, which it replaces.
Sakura Real sweet tomato flavor and firmness without being hard. One of the first varieties to ripen in our greenhouse, Sakura keeps going all season long because of its excellent disease resistance. Prolific yielder of bright red, shiny, medium-sized cherry tomatoes that average 15 grams.
Sungold Hybrid Intense fruity flavor. Exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes leave people begging for more. Vigorous plants start yielding early and bear right through the season. Tendency to split precludes shipping, making these an exclusively fresh-market treat. The taste can’t be beat.
Sunpeach Sunpeach, sister variety to Sun Gold, is not as tangy and acidic as its famous orange relative, but is very sweet with excellent flavor. Deep pink, shiny cherries are borne on long trusses. Vigorous, healthy, high-yielding plants.
Sunrise Bumble Bee Sunrise Bumble Bee is a gorgeous combinations of yellows and reds, inside and out. Excellent sweet and tangy flavor. 20-25 gm.
White Cherry This is early and productive with beautiful pale 1 ounce fruits that range from yellow to cream to white (determined by how much sun exposure with the paler color coming in shade).
Yellow Pear A very old variety (early 1800s) which is low in acid. Fruits are pear-shaped, sweet, small and juicy. Popular with gourmet chefs.

 

Paste Tomatoes
Cream Sausage I love the look of these. They’re 4 inches long and are a beautiful cream colour.
Giant Paste Big round fruits are very fleshy with few seeds. Good for canning or sauce.
Opalka Resembling red peppers more than tomatoes, the long 9–11 oz. fruits are very solid and meaty, contain few seeds, are flavourful and great for sauces or fresh eating. Originally from Poland.
Orange Banana This heirloom tomato from the former Soviet Union is a very rare cultivar – it’s one of a few orange paste tomatoes. These tomatoes have excellent taste and can be eaten fresh, used in sauces or dried.
Plum Regal A productive plum tomato with late blight resistance. Medium-size plants with good leaf cover produce high yields of blocky, 4 oz. plum tomatoes. Fruits have a deep red color with good flavor.
Principe Borghese Principe Borghese Tomato is the definitive classic tomato for sauces and sun drying, traditionally grown in the south of Italy. Small plum shaped fruits, averaging 1-2 oz. grow in clusters, very meaty with little juice and few seeds. Deep rich classic sun dried tomato taste, they are also excellent for eating fresh.
Red Striped Roman A stunning and unique orangey/yellow to red/yellow zigzag or wavy striped ovular-shaped tomato. Mid-sized, excellent flavour, meaty, good for drying or for salads.
Roma VF Paste Productive plum tomato with great disease resistance! Vigorous and strong, producing heavy yields of picture-perfect, thick-walled fruit with deep red color and mild flavor. A good choice for a commercial variety, as well as in the garden. Determinate.
San Marzano A classic plum/paste type tomato from Italy.
Sicilian Saucer Unusually large, flat beefsteak/paste type.
Family heirloom from Italy that has been passed around by Mr. Cook, from Mississauga. Mr. Cook received the seed from his Sicilian neighbor who has had it in his family for generations.
Yellow Striped Roman A stunning and unique yellow and orange striped ovular tomato. Mid-sized, excellent flavour, meaty, good for drying, sauces and for salads.

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