German Striped heirloom tomatoes
Abe Lincoln: HEIRLOOM Beautiful dark red fruits, sweet, solid and meaty. Fruits are smooth, free from cracks and seams, and – although large – ripen all the way through. Ideal for ketchup, juice or slicing. Sturdy plants, frequently have bronzy-green foliage.
Amish Paste Tomato: HEIRLOOM 80 days. Many seeds savers believe this is the ultimate paste tomato. Giant, blocky Roma-type tomatoes have delicious red flesh that is perfect for paste and canning. World class flavor and comes from an Amish community in Wisconsin.
Belgium Giant: HEIRLOOM Huge, sweet fruits average 1 to 2 lbs. and have weighed in at nearly 5 lbs. Dark pink fruits have smooth blossom ends and a low-acid, mild flavor, so sweet that some growers use them to make wine. Solid meat and size means one slice per sandwich!
Black Krim: HEIRLOOM This medium-sized, very dark maroon beefsteak, with wonderfully rich flavor, originated in Crimea, a peninsula in the Black Sea with perfect “tomato summers”. Extremely tasty.
Boxcar Willie: HEIRLOOM This 10-16 oz, smooth red Tomato evokes memories of a bygone age. A true American heirloom, ‘Box Car Willie’ is most likely named after the famous 1950s singer, and makes an excellent staple or “main crop” Tomato due to its prolific production over a long season. Reliable, tasty, and juicy, this slightly flattened Jersey-type Tomato can grace your table for an entire summer. An indeterminate variety with good disease and cracking resistance. Fruits ripen 80 days from transplant.
Brandywine: HEIRLOOM Brandywine, which dates back to 1885, is the heirloom tomato standard. One taste and you’ll be enchanted by its superb flavor and luscious shade of red-pink. The large, beefsteak-shaped fruits grow on unusually upright, potato-leaved plants. The fruits set one or two per cluster and ripen late—and are worth the wait. Brandywine’s qualities really shine when it develops an incredible fine, sweet flavor.
Celebrity: HYBRID All-purpose variety with superb flavor, disease resistance and heavy yield on determinate plants. Crack-resistant fruits average 7 oz.
Cherokee Purple: HEIRLOOM This large dark purple heirloom tomato from Tennessee is rumored to have come from Cherokee gardeners. With its rich, full flavor, it’s often compared with Brandywine. The flesh is brick-red and very attractive sliced on a plate. Plants produce large vines that yield tomatoes fully 5″ across and 3½” deep.
Giant Tree: HEIRLOOM Vigorous 10 to 18 ft. vines have strong stems and heavy thick leaves. Globe- shaped, pinkish-red fruits, with few seeds, are smooth, tender and weigh 1 to 2 lbs.
Mortgage Lifter: HEIRLOOM 5 days. Large, smooth, 1-lb. pink fruit have a delicious, rich, sweet taste. This variety has become very popular in recent years, after being developed by M.C. Byles of Logan, West Virginia. After crossing varieties for 6 years and selecting the best, he introduced this beauty that he named Mortgage Lifter in the 1940’s after he sold plants for $1 each and paid off the $6,000 mortgage on his house.
Sun Gold cherry tomatoes
Omar’s Lebanese: HEIRLOOM 80 days. 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
Oxheart: HEIRLOOM 85 days. Beautiful big, oval, pointed fruit with a fine sweet old time flavor! Popular with old timers, a good all-purpose variety
Ponderosa Pink: HEIRLOOM 87 days. Huge size, some over 2 lbs., a meaty pink-red beefsteak introduced by Peter Henderson & Co. in 1891, and the most famous of their varieties. Their 1903 catalog said “Quality Beyond Praise, Rich and meaty-sliced. Thick and delicious canned.” Still popular with gardeners.
Rutgers: HEIRLOOM 60-100 days. Determinate. Good for canning; also good fresh; large red 8-oz. globes. Good yields and flavor on large vines. A fine New Jersey heirloom.
San Marzano Paste: HEIRLOOM. Almost no seed cavities—all meat.
The long, blocky fruits mature with a small, discreet seed cavity that can be scooped out, leaving all meat. This means much less boiling to get a first class paste. The shape is also good for canning, and excellent for drying.
Striped German: HEIRLOOM 78 days. Indeterminate plant needs stakes. Huge 2 lb/907 g red and yellow bicolor beefsteak fruit have unique ribbed shoulders and flat globe shape. Complex fruity flavor. Interiors are marbled in gold, red and rose.
Sungold: HYBRID One taste and you’ll know why this gold gem gets such highs marks. The sweet-tart flavor is simply amazing. The beautiful golden-orange fruits are borne in large clusters. The flavor develops early, so this little tomato is great for snacking a week before full maturity, when it becomes very sweet and delicious.
Yellow Pear: HEIRLOOM 78 days. Very sweet, 1 1/2″ yellow, pear-shaped fruit have a mild flavor, and are great for fresh eating or for making tomato preserves. Very productive plants are easy to grow.