Classic rich flavor, squat lobed fruits to 7″ across! Sudduth strain – the ‘original’ Brandywine. A nation-wide favorite, and the standard against which ‘beefsteak’-type tomatoes are judged for flavor. Irregularly-shaped fruits and cracking are par for the course with Brandywine
Dwarf Indeterminate, Open-Pollinated 60 days
An exciting release from the Dwarf Tomato Project. Very early and productive ‘tree-type’ dwarf plants bear 2-3oz round, chocolate-colored fruits with delicious, balanced, sweet flavor. Perfect for small gardens and containers
Hybrid, Indeterminate 70 days
A classic French slicing tomato, Carmello has a deservedly great reputation both in America and Europe due to its wonderful flavor, perfect sugar/acid balance, and crack-resistant skin. It produces heavy clusters of round fruit on strong, uniform plants. Especially impressive is its generous-size 10-12oz. fruit and well-developed flavor for such an early hybrid tomato. Bright red juicy tomatoes have a beautiful round shape. Expect very high yields on exceptionally disease-resistant plants.
Heirloom, indeterminate, 77 days
Delicious deep pink 3-4″ fruits now on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. A favorite at our 2015 Taste of Tomato, and for many gardeners, the only tomato they will grow because it never disappoints.
Heirloom, indeterminate, 80 days
Abundant, big, rosy-red fruits of the beefsteak type. A crack-resistant Brandywine cross with superb flavor and creamy texture. Vigorous potato-leaf variety, tolerates cool summers.
Open pollinated, indeterminate, 70 days
Appearing in clusters of eight all over the fairly compact vine, the 1” to 1 ¼” fruits ripen from green to lavender to rich mahogany and are extremely flavorful. Fruits hold stems very well, resist cracking and can be picked several days before completely mature and allowed to ripen to perfection off the vine without sacrificing quality.
Heirloom, indeterminate, 79 days
This one is a beauty queen – so lovely and unique, we had to try it. Fruit is deep reddish-brown inside; the outside is covered with beautiful orange and lime colored stripes. Very large regular-leaf plants yield an abundance of beautiful flattened round 3-6” fruits with delicious, sweet yet complex, earthy, rich flavor. Produces over a long season and well into autumn. A great sandwich and salad tomato.
Heirloom, semi-determinate, 65-72 days
Always a taste-test winner, this Ukranian tomato was a clear favorite at our 2012 Taste of Tomato. Compact, prolific plants dependably produce ripe fruits by early or mid-August, even in cold summers. The slightly flattened 8-12 oz (2-3”) globes are deep red with greenish shoulders. Delivers true tomato taste – rich, balanced, both sweet and tangy. Superb home-garden variety and works well in high tunnels.
Heirloom, indeterminate, 78-85 days
An Italian, heat-loving, heirloom tomato that has been a favorite for many generations for both fresh eating and pasta sauce. The beautiful medium to large, glossy deep-red fruits have a singularly fluted profile, are deeply ridged, and heavily lobed. They are meaty, full-flavored, slightly tart, and delicious. Because of their scalloped edges, perfect for use in arrangements of different colored sliced tomatoes.
Open pollinated, indeterminate, 75 days
A small, currant-like cherry tomato that is extremely prolific, producing hundreds to even a few thousand fruits on a single plant. Flavor is rich, sweet and high quality. Fruits ripen to very light yellow–really a creamy, translucent color. This variety was originally found growing wild in Mexico.
Heirloom, indeterminate, 70 days
This curious and striking tomato is sure to turn heads as well as satisfy appetites. Its name is simply Italian for “ox heart” and it’s been a favorite in Italy for many years. The shape is bottom-heavy reminding you of a pouch with a gathered top. A large, 12 oz, sweet and tasty saucing type with dense flesh and lustrous, orange-red skin, it can be eaten fresh as well as cooked. Hard to find.
F1 Hybrid, Indeterminate 59 days
We have added Early Girl in response to many customer requests. Early Girl is a medium-sized (4-8oz), round red slicing/salad tomato, popular with home gardeners because it is reliable, prolific and ripens early, with decent flavor. The tall, rambling vines need support. Early Girl can tolerate temperatures as low as 40 °F and is also well-suited to hot, dry climates.
Open-Pollinated, Determinate, 74-77 days
Our recent summers have featured long stretches of high heat, causing tomato blossom drop and halting fruit set, growth and ripening. Introduced by the U. of Florida in 1976, Floradade was bred to withstand high heat, up to 100F, and still produce high yields. Night temperatures above 75F are not a problem for Floradade. It is also adaptable to both dry and humid climates, and bred to excel in Dade County’s heavy calcareous soils, making it a good candidate for growing in our heavy clay soils. The determinate plants are large (4 to 5’) and require support. The bright red, smooth, globular fruits weigh 5-7 oz. have green shoulders, and they are firm and reportedly very flavorful, slightly more acidic than sweet, perfect for sandwiches, salads, slicing.
Open pollinated, indeterminate, 68 days
Bred in Germany in 1950-51, this is a parent of the famous hybrid ‘Sweet 100′. Abundant 1″ to 1½” deep red cherry tomatoes resist cracking and are meaty, juicy, sweet and richly flavored. The large plants need staking and will bear until frost. One of Eve and Mikl’s top favorites.
Indeterminate, 75-90 days
The beautiful, bi-colored fruit are deep yellow, blushing with rosy red that radiates from the blossom end. The flavorful firm flesh is fruity, sweet and mild, very little acid; great for fresh eating. From the late, legendary seed collector, Ben Quisenberry.
Open pollinated (stabilized from original hybrid), determinate, 55-60 days
Very prolific compact plant bears delicious 1”+ golden-yellow, pretty egg-shaped fruits packed with sweet tomato flavor. The skin is tender yet crack-free, and there are few seeds. Usually the very first to ripen; great for eating out of hand, in salads, or for drying. The healthy plants are great for growing in containers and small gardens.
Open pollinated, indeterminate, 79 days
A sport from a yellow heirloom cherry tomato (Dr. Carolyn). Large vines produce huge yields of delicious oval ¾” x 1 ¼”, sweet, low-acid, frosty kiwi-green fruits that blush gold when ripe. A top favorite at our 2011 & 2017 Tomato Tastings. Named after Dr. Amy Goldman & Dr. Carolyn Male, both writers of great tomato books. Resists Early Blight.
Determinate, Open-Pollinated 60-65 days
An old-fashioned tomato originally developed in 1986 by Tom Wagner of Tater Mater Seed Co. by crossing heirlooms Yellow Pear and Evergreen. The distinctive 1 ½” juicy, golden-green fruits are borne in clusters of 4-12 that resemble large muscat grapes and are translucent pale, lime-green inside. The high-yielding plant makes a compact bush – great for raised beds and small gardens. Green Grape tomato has become popular in restaurants and markets because of its excellent, crisp, fresh flavor and unique attractiveness. Great for snacking!
Open pollinated, indeterminate, 62 days
Originating as a chance sport in the tomato patch of Crabapple Farm in Maine, Rachel and Tevis Robertson-Goldbery selected and developed this OP rival to the ubiquitous Sungold hybrid, with all of its delicious fruitiness but much less cracking. The sweet, juicy, honey-colored, egg-shaped treats taste almost like light grapes and surpass many other cherry tomatoes in earliness, sweetness and complexity. You may see some of the recessive pink fruit off-types (currently being selected and developed as Pink Princess), but these are so yummy too!
Open Pollinated, indeterminate, 75 days
With much better and sweeter flavor than Indigo Rose (the first “blue” tomato), Indigo Apple is deep black-purple when immature, maturing to red with purple shoulders and stripes. The medium-sized fruits are held in showy, pendant clusters. Resists sunscald, cracking, and disease and has excellent shelf life. Very high in anthocyanins, lycopene, and vitamin C, making it an exceptionally healthy choice.
Open pollinated, indeterminate, 67 days
1″ round morsels of red and gold garden candy have a starburst pattern on the blossom end when ripe. Sweet and fruity, in clusters of 6-8, on large, prolific plants. A top 10 winner at tomato tastings, out-shining Sun Gold at our 2016 Taste of Tomato! Crack-resistant, regular leaf. Bred by Joe Bratka of New Jersey.
French heirloom, indeterminate, 70 – 80 days
Beautiful, small, deep orange, apricot-shaped fruits are 2-3 oz, great for fresh eating, but also for drying or sauce. Very prolific and dependable.
Hybrid, indeterminate, 60 days
The 1999 All America Selection, this tomato plant produces deep red, 2″ (1 oz), oval, crack-resistant fruit borne in large clusters. A versatile tomato perfect for fresh eating, drying, marinating. Vigorous plants are disease-resistant.
Midwest heirloom, indeterminate, 85 days
Stunning, brilliant golden-orange, meaty beefsteak tomatoes are 4 to 5″ (1-2 lbs) or larger! Old-fashioned flavor is rich, fruity and full, among the best-tasting heirlooms of all time. The vigorous vines require staking. One of Eve and Mikl’s top favorites. In 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden, Dr. Carolyn Male says, “There isn’t another large orange beefsteak variety that I’d rather grow than Kellogg’s Breakfast.” We agree! This fine tomato originated with Darrell Kellogg of Redford, Michigan.
Open pollinated, indeterminate, 70 days
Another favorite at our 2016 Taste of tomato. Bred and tested in Siberia. The early, light-to-olive green, medium-sized fruits have succulent, juicy bright green flesh with truly delicious, bright, perfectly balanced flavor. The vigorous, disease-resistant vines (to 8’) are productive even in the north. Benefits from amendment with calcium to prevent blossom end-rot. Named after the lovely green boxes that are made from this mineral that comes from the Ural Mountains and other areas.
Italian Heirloom, Determinate 70-80 days
This classic paste variety has been aptly described as ‘bullet-proof’. I can attest that Martino’s is immune to blossom-end rot, resistant to early blight, and thoroughly reliable. Big yields of plum-shaped tomatoes on compact, bushy plants with attractive, rugose foliage. The paste-type fruit weigh 2-3 ounces, are dry-fleshed and very meaty with few seeds. Makes great sauces, salsas and pastes. The very heavy set of fruits ripen over a 2 week period
Heirloom, indeterminate, 55-70 days
These small deep red cherry/currant tomatoes explode with intense, sweet tomato flavor! Perfect to sprinkle on a salad. A cultivar ostensibly based on the original wild tomato plants, acquired by a friend of Dr. Matt Liebman in Hidalgo, Mexico. Liebman raised it in Maine, eventually releasing it under his own name. The tall, super-vigorous vines require staking and produce incredible numbers of delicious fruits in clusters. Reportedly resistant to Early Blight and somewhat resistant to Late Blight and frost. Kids love them, and they are highly nutritious!
Heirloom, indeterminate, 60-70 days
Old-time, south-of-the-border favorite that consistently proves its value as a salad tomato. Produces hundreds of little 1/2″, dark red, round, cherry-type fruits packed with irresistible flavor.Very reliable and prolific harvests throughout an extended growing season. Kids love them, and they’re highly nutritious!
Open-Pollinated, Semi-determinate 60 days
Developed in the early 1970s at the famous N. I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry, in Moscow, Moskvitch is very popular with gardeners in Colorado, especially at higher elevations in the foothills. The 4-6 ounce crack-resistant fruits are very uniform, globular and deep red, with outstanding flavor for fresh use or processing, and are produced extra-early and abundantly. Moskvitch performs well in cool conditions, like many of the Russian varieties.
Open-Pollinated, Determinate 58 days
Northern Delight was bred to perform in the short season of the Far North. An early producer at 58 days. Stocky, short, determinate plants yield loads of 1-2 oz., red, juicy, slightly elongated, saladette-type tomatoes. Sweet, but also slightly tart, fruits are produced in clusters of 5-6 that pretty much ripen all at once. A great choice for cooler, shorter growing seasons.
Heirloom, Indeterminate, Open-Pollinated 55-70 days
A striking bicolor tomato, yellow-orange with a red blush on the blossom end and beautiful red patterning in the center, is named for the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. The regular-leaf plant produces good yields of 8-16 oz., 4-inch, irregularly shaped, beefsteak tomatoes with wonderful, intense, well-balanced, fruity and tangy flavors. Usually ripens very early (for a beefsteak type), and bears until frost.
Indeterminate, Open Pollinated, 78 days
Top winner for outstanding flavor at our 2016 Taste of Tomato, this heirloom vine to 4-6’ tall bears huge (1-2#) ‘beefsteak’ flattened round fruits with ribbed shoulders, yellow with red marbling inside and red striping outside. The complex flavor is rich and fruity. Quite early for the size of the fruits. Provide strong support.
Open-pollinated. Indeterminate 85 days
A Russian variety brought to the Seed Saver’s Exchange in 1996, Orange Banana has been a perennial winner of tomato sauce and paste taste-offs. Comments from tasters include, “the best flavor and sweetness yet, wow!” and “gourmet candlelight.” Its sprightly sweet flavor, reminiscent of Sun Gold cherry tomato but with more depth and diverse tones, makes an ambrosial sauce by itself and adds a vivid fruity complexity to any sauce with other tomato varieties. She claims It also “makes the sweetest dried tomatoes ever.” Attractive cylindrical orange fruits 3–4″ long average 4–5 oz. Vulnerable to blossom-end rot, so be sure to add a bio-available form of calcium to the soil, and water consistently.
Heirloom, indeterminate, 78-90 days
This rare, maroon-brick 6-12 oz slicer boasts prize winning distinctive sweet smoky flavor. We tasted this one in 2009 for the first time and were very impressed. Pick while shoulders are still green and the fruit is firm.
Open pollinated, indeterminate, 78 days
Selected from old favorite ‘Sweet 100’ hybrid and almost identical in fruit size, flavor, and rampant vining habit. The rampant vines bear gazillions of sweet 1″ nutritious red fruit in clusters, very high in vitamin C and gamma-amino butyric acid (a natural nervous system sedative).
Beefsteak, Compact Indeterminate, Open-Pollinated 68 days
Regarded as the best of the Wild Boar series from breeder Brad Gates, this tomato has everything going for it: great heirloom flavor, early productivity, size, disease tolerance, and gorgeous good looks! These are ‘beefsteak’ tomatoes, averaging 9 oz, with the color of port wine and metallic green stripes. Many of our local market farmers have had great success with this variety and make it a mainstay of their tomato production.
Open-Pollinated, Indeterminate 70-80 days
This gorgeous 4-ounce gem is port-wine colored with metallic green stripes and is borne on strong, vigorous, healthy plants. A great mid-season producer of smaller, juicy, rich and sweet tomatoes that are perfect for dazzling salads. From famed breeder Brad Gates.
Heirloom, indeterminate, 72 days
Large, dark pink, wonderful flavor, exceptionally early and delicious Brandywine-type.
Open Pollinated, Dwarf Determinate 72 days
This attractive miniature cherry tomato, studded with bright red fruit, is so compact, you can put it in a 6-inch flowerpot or let it billow over the sides of a window box or hanging basket. Red Robin is a charming ornamental that also happens to set a nice crop of sweet, tangy fruit. Setting all of its crop at once, Red Robin sports 1-inch-diameter round fruits that resist cracking and offer a nice tangy-sweet bite. The semi-weeping plants are well-branched, and the dark green leaves offer some protection from sunscald. Red Robin actually prefers afternoon shade or dappled shade.
Open-Pollinated, Determinate 80 days
A classic pear-shaped sauce, paste, juice and canning tomato. Large, vigorous, determinate plants produce heavy yields of blemish-free, 4-7oz. deep red plum tomatoes, resistant to Verticillium and Fusarium wilts. Thick-walled fruits are meaty, with few seeds
Heirloom, Determinate 65-70 days
Productive and early, this old Italian heirloom sauce tomato yields 2-3″ bright red, plump 2-3 oz fruit that have a small point at the blossom end. Suitable for sauce, canning, drying and salads. Very good raw flavor and texture compared to other paste tomato varieties. A good choice for short season or cool summer locations. Can out-yield Roma, especially in cool summers. Resistant to Fusarium and blossom end rot. No staking is required, as plants are 24-36” tall and produce their fruit in a concentrated set.
Heirloom, Determinate 80 days
Old-time flavor that is more acidic than sweet from globe fruits saturated with bright red color. Large, vigorous and productive plants produce early. Crack resistant. Widely adapted for hot climates. Great for canning and slicing.
Heirloom, Indeterminate, Open-Pollinated 78 days
Here’s a case where a Super-Sized food is a good thing! We offered San Marzano Redorta for the first time in 2017, and got rave reviews. A very large paste tomato with even better flavor than the renowned San Marzano, but twice the size – weighing 8 – 10 oz, and at least 4” long. The large, vigorous, disease-resistant plants grow to 4-5’ tall, and are very prolific, both in heat and in cooler weather. SM Redorta is an excellent paste tomato that is great for canning, salsas, sauces and roasting, and delicious enough to eat fresh off the vine! The flavors are even richer than San Marzano, with a balanced sweetness and tanginess with a touch of salt. Thick walls have lots of meaty flesh with an easy to peel skin and a small seed cavity. Named for the Pizzo Redorta mountain outside Bergamo, in Northern Italy.
Siberian Heirloom, indeterminate, 59 days
These slightly flattened 3”, 5-8 oz bright red fruits are incredibly early, sweet, flavorful and prolific, consistently winning blind taste tests. It performs really well in the foothills, where the growing season is short. Bred by a home gardener in a small Siberian town, Sasha’s Altai has a good story behind it, so if you ever get to hear seedsman Bill McDorman speak, be sure to ask him about it.
Heirloom, Dwarf 50 days
Yes, it’s true – fruits ripen only 50 days from transplant, and they’re really delicious!! The bright red, perfectly balanced sweet and flavorful little tomatoes, ranging from 2 to 5 oz., are borne in clusters on compact plants. They’re wonderful for salads, slicing and drying. ‘Siberian’ has been a great favorite at our tomato tastings, and I grow it every year. The dwarf plant sets fruit very early; it is reportedly capable of setting fruit even at 38 degrees. A great choice for small gardens, large containers, and cooler, short-season/high altitude gardens.
Russian Heirloom, Indeterminate 72-78 days
Our friend and customer, Jim Y., has been growing this luscious oxheart-shaped tomato in his Boulder garden for several years and urged us to try it. We can attest to its rich, sweet flavor and meaty texture, which make it perfect for salads and sandwich slices. The vigorous plants are very productive, bearing fruits that weigh 12 to 14 ounces, with some smaller ones, especially late in the season.
Open-Pollinated, Indeterminate 74-80 days
A traditional French salad and canning tomato, a staple of markets in France and very popular elsewhere in Europe. The 4-5ft. tall plants produce high yields of 4 to 6 oz deep red tomatoes. They are very flavorful, perfect for salads, slicing, sandwiches, sauces, and canning. St Pierre does well under adverse weather conditions including cold weather and dry conditions. It is easy to grow and an excellent choice for home gardens.
Czech heirloom, compact indeterminate, 65 days
A great potato-leaf variety that comes from the former Czechoslovakia. So early, so productive, so tasty, and such a healthy plant, tolerant of cold and heat! One of the best early tomatoes, this is among the earliest. Excellent flavor for an early type; these produce lots of 2” red fruit over a very long season. Highly popular in areas with short summers.
Hybrid, indeterminate, 57 days
Candy on a vine! Plentiful, plump, tangerine-colored, 3/4″ fruit, verysweet and juicy. The earliest and most famous cherry tomato, usually winning 1st place at our Taste of Tomato event, and a customer favorite. Fully ripened fruit have best flavor but are very prone to cracking. Vines can grow very large and are extremely productive until frost.
Heirloom, semi-determinate, 71 days
This versatile tomato has old-fashioned flavor, combining complex, earthy flavors and sweetness with a pronounced tartness. The 4oz. round, bright red fruits are meaty and thick-walled, crack-free, and are great for sandwiches & burgers, canning and sauce. Very dependable and highly productive, continuing to set fruit even in extended hot, dry spells as well as cool weather. ‘Super Sioux’ was developed by D. V. Burrell Seed Growers of Colorado and is an improved version of the old variety ‘Sioux’ which had been bred at the Nebraska Experimental Station and introduced in 1944.