A FEW of our NEW TOMATOES
We’re excited about these new-to-us tomatoes for this growing season!
We trial tomatoes for adaptation to Boulder growing conditions, and great taste.
CASCADE VILLAGE BLUE
75 Days, Open-Pollinated, Indeterminate
This lovely indigo saladette type tomato holds well on and off the vine, is beautiful, and tastes great, too. Dark purple-skinned, 3 oz globes ripen to red on the bottom, often with a red star shape that forms under the calyx common to indigo tomatoes. Flesh is red, foliage has a dark purple tinge. Bred by Tom Wagner from a cross between an indigo type and his famous Green
70-75 days, Hybrid, Determinate
A very productive and ‘picture perfect’ large red salad/slicer tomato developed by Burrell’s seed company of Rocky Ford, CO. The flattened globe fruits average 8 oz, 3” x 2.5”, and have excellent sweet, balanced flavor, plump, meaty texture and small cores, good heat tolerance,
and demonstrated ability to set fruit in hot weather. Vines grow to 4’.
70 days, Open-pollinated, Indeterminate
Another gem from tomato breeder Tom Wagner, famous worldwide for his groundbreaking Green Zebra tomato. Flaming Burst is a “small” departure from the streaks and zigs that ornament many of his creations. These are 1¼ x 1" golden orange fruits that look like a cross between a pear tomato and a
cherry tomato cluster on a steadily productive plant. Meaty but not dense; juicy and sweet but tangy, not insipid, delivering the correct flavor combination and nuance that so many yellow cherries and pears lack. The 1 oz fruits are also resistant to cracking. The high-yielding plants are short indeterminates that grow to a manageable 4′ tall.
85 days, Open-pollinated, Indeterminate
Jersey Devil is a brilliant red, very prolific heirloom paste-type variety shaped like a plump banana pepper. These sweet and richly flavored, 4 to 6” tomatoes are solid and very meaty, great for making into sauces and salsas, and even eating fresh, and have very few seeds. Vines grow 3’ to 5’ tall, and if you grow them as cordons, pruned to a single stem, fruits can be colossal! The pendant fruits can be slow to set, but once they get going they yield very heavily.
LARGE RED CHERRY
75-80 days, Open-pollinated, Indeterminate
This famous 19th century cross between a smaller currant-type wild tomato and a domesticated garden tomato bears clusters of sweet, juicy, bright red 1″ to 1.25” diameter round fruits over a long season on tall, vigorous vines. Ideal for salads, stuffing, and snacking.
70 days, Hybrid, Determinate
One of the Mountain series developed by NC State University and similar to Mountain Fresh and Mountain Spring, but plants are more compact with higher yields. Bright red flattened globes weigh 10 oz. and are firm and flavorful, great for salads, slicing and sandwiches. Healthy determinate vines grow 3 – 5′ tall and are resistant to many diseases.
65 days. Open-pollinated, Semi-Determinate
One of the earliest full-size tomatoes to ripen and one of the best producers of early tennis-ball-size, very meaty, bright orange globes that can weigh up to ¾ lb. Blemish-free and durable fruit grow on stocky 3’ bushes that are easy to cage. An excellent short-season slicing variety, it has great low-acid, sweet, fruity flavor. There are a few varieties with the same name but this Orange King was bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research in Oregon.
PINK BUMBLE BEE
65-70 days, Open-pollinated, Indeterminate
Recently bred by Artisan Seeds to perform under tough conditions, these gorgeous, streaked cherry
tomatoes hang in trusses in an alluring combination of pinks, yellows and oranges. Vigorous, tall vines
yield loads of crack-resistant fruit over a very long season. Chefs and home gardeners will enjoy their
stunning visual appeal and bright, sweet flavor. Pink Bumble Bee tolerates cool nighttime temps and
75 days, Open-pollinated, Indeterminate
Originally introduced as Burpee’s Jubilee in 1943, this tomato was awarded an AAS medal that year.
Preserved by famed seed-saver Ben Quisenberry, who gave the seeds to Seed Saver’s Exchange, Sunray
has continued to be a very popular choice for home gardeners. The beautiful golden orange, blemish-
free, 6 to 9oz fruits have a meaty texture and rich, sweet and tangy flavor, said to rival the best reds and
perfect for salads, sandwiches, slicing or canning. Vigorous, leafy, high-yielding vines have strong
resistance to Fusarium wilt. They are known to be very drought-tolerant and thrive in hot, dry climates.
PLUS RETURNING: Anasazi, Aunt Ruby’s German, Azoychka, Bella Rosa, Black from Tula, Black Krim, Black Sea Man, Blush, Carmello, Cherokee Purple, Chianti Rose, Chocolate Cherry, Cosmonaut Volkov, Isis Candy, Japanese Black Trifele, Jaune Flamme, Juliet, Matt’s Wild Cherry, San Marzano, Sasha’s Altai, Sungold, Thessaloniki, Tumbling Tom Yellow, and more!