Below is our list for 2012
It was created based on what we planted
on what actually germinated.
So please understand some may not be available.
Uncle Wayne's Tomatoes, Inc. 2012 Plant List
All General Tomato Varieties
Below is an alphabetical list of all "General" varieties.
1884 Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 85 days
Tomato Grower's Supply 2005 catalog reads, " Seed of this heirloom variety was
supposedly discovered in a pile of debris after the Great Flood of 1884. It has survived to this
day because of the huge, superbly flavored fruit it produces in generous numbers. Dark pink
tomatoes are at least 1 pound, and usually more toward 2 pounds, and juicy, brimming with
delicious, old-fashioned taste."
Abraham Lincoln (regular) Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 77 days
"Each cluster has as many as 9 bright red fruit each weighing 1-2 lbs. Round and smooth,
rather than ribbed, and very meaty with few seeds; taste is mild but not bland." Tomato
Ace Open Pollinated Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
10 oz. fruits with wonderful flavor. Large, firm, and smooth. Good for canning. Well
adapted to growing in Oregon.
Amana Orange Heirloom Slicer Orange Indeterminate 90 days
"Huge orange beefsteak that can grow to 2 lbs. and more, with an average diameter of 5
in. Flavor is mild and quite pleasant." Tomato Growers Supply
Amazon Chocolate Heirloom Slicer Purple Indeterminate 80 days
Large, up to one pound plus, this may become a new classic. The flavor is described as
"sweet, rich, comlex, and having wine-like overtones." It is reputed to hold up well in heat and
Ananas Noire Open Pollinated Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 85 days
Territorial Seed Company 2007 catalog reads, "Also known as Black Pineapple, this is one
of the most interesting tomatoes we offer. The skin has shades of green, purple, orange, and
yellow. Bright green flesh has burst of red streaks … flavor starts out sweet and ends with the
perfect amount of tang ... tremendous amount of 1.5 pound fruits."
Armenian Heirloom Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 90 days
Another variety for us optomists who dream of long summers. TomatoFest offers this
description, "From tomato collector Charlotte Mullens of West Virginia. Large flattish yellow
and orange tomato with some red marbling. A bi-colored beefsteak with great flavor and
unusually strong flavors for a bi-colored."
Atkinson Tomato Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 75 days
From Gary Millwood. "Vigorous, heavy foliage, firm, smooth light red flattened globes with
green shoulders, meaty, 6-16 ounces. Good color and flavor. First breeder, Auburn University,
Auburn, Alabama. Out of production for some years, my friend Ella found some seeds and
thus saved this variety."
Aunt Gertie's Gold Heirloom Slicer Yellow Indeterminate 80 days
Mariseeds.com "Fast becoming a favorite variety. Medium, deep gold, fluted fruits pack a
real flavor punch, much more intense than other golds. Very tomatoey. A Virginia heirloom
found by Chuck Wyatt."
Aunt Ginny's Purple Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 80 days
Tomato Grower's Supply 2005 catalog reads, " This heirloom beefsteak variety has flavor
so excellent and rich that some folks claim it is equal to or better than Brandywine. Deep pink
tomatoes weigh 12 to 16 ozs. and are mostly smooth with very little cracking. Potato-leaved
plants are vigorous and give good yields of these juicy and delicious tomatoes."
Aunt Ruby's German Green Heirloom Slicer Green Indeterminate 80 days
Tomato Grower's Supply 2005 catalog reads, "Large green beefsteaks ripen to pale green
with a tint of yellow and have a pink blush underneath that extends inside the flesh. The flavor
is sweet, yet spicy and quite delicious. Fruit weighs from 12 to 16 ozs., and has the smoothest
shape of any large green tomato."
Aussie Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 85 days
Tomato Grower's Supply 2005 catalog reads, " This is one of those varieties to grow when
you want a really big impressive red tomato to show off to your friends. This fruit is huge, at
least a pound or two, and borne abundantly on large, vigorous plants. Its flavor is as big as its
size, bursting with a great blend of sugars and acids -- a full old-fashioned tomato taste.
Heirloom variety from Australia."
Azoychka Open Pollinated Slicer Yellow Indeterminate 70 days
www.tomatofest.com "A very productive Russian heirloom found at the Bird Market in
Moscow. ("Azoychka" is a woman's name.). Our TomatoFest organic tomato seeds produce
indeterminate, regular-leaf tomato plants that produce an abundant crop of smooth, 3-inch
round, slightly flattened, yellow/orange tomatoes with a sweet citrusy flavor. Azoychka has
become one of the favorites in my garden for harvesting a crop for market. Dependably
productive, delicious and in demand."
Bali Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 75 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "A new Oriental favorite here. Flat, ribbed, 2-3-inch delicious
fruit are a fantastic raspberry-pink in color. In flavor they are sweet and spicy, with a
pronounced fragrance that makes them a delight to eat. Large plants produce loads of fruit.
Good for home and market gardeners. This heirloom comes from the Island of Bali, Indonesia."
Beauty Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 75 days
A customer's comment and Tomato Growers Supply description hoocked me - how about
you? "While the name of this tomato speaks of its lovely ribbed and scalloped appearance, it is
the wonderful, old-fashioned tomato flavor that really sets it apart. Heavy crops of 12 to 16-oz.
beefsteaks mature fairly early on vigorous plants that stay at a manageable size, unlike some
other varieties in this class. Add to this outstanding productivity, great flavor, and ability to keep
well after harvest and you have one beautiful tomato!"
Beefmaster Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
Gurney's Seeds & Nursery says, "Fruits often weigh up to 2 pounds. Meaty tomatoes big
enough to overlap burgers! Nearly seedless, with rich flavor. Great slicer."
Beefsteak Open Pollinated Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
Every year we are asked, "Do you have Beefsteak?" This year we do. Up to 2 lbs., the fruit
is slightly ribbed, flattened, solid and meaty.
Berkeley Tie-Dye Heirloom Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 85 days
8-16 oz. Green w/yellow& red stripes inside & out. Ronald Rodgers, a tomato friend in
New York, sent me a few seeds to trial. With the bad year last year, I only got to see and taste
one fruit. But that was enough to order more seeds. One of the most unique colored tomatoes
I have grown.
Better Boy Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 75 days
Rugged vines produce large crops of bright red, 12 to 16 oz. smooth, flavorful fruit.
Similar to Big Boy, but with additional disease resistance. Firm and perfect for slicing. One of
the best tasting, best producing garden tomatoes available anywhere.
Big Beef Hybrid Salad Red Indeterminate 73 days
All-American winner combines old fashioned tomato flavor with high tech disease resistance
and large, award winning fruits up to 10 to 12 oz. Produces abundant yields of attractive,
uniform, full sized fruits right up to frost.
Big Boy Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 78 days
One of the first hybrid tomatoes to be developed for the home gardener, almost 50 years
ago. One plant can produce over a bushel of large beefy fruit often weighing over 1 lb.
Big Rainbow Heirloom Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 85 days
"What an astonishing feast for the eyes! The flesh inside is marbled with red in the bottom
half of the fruit. It has a big, lumpy beefsteak shape with a very mild and sweet flavor. It's a
knockout on a platter with slices of our other tomato varieties. The large fruits (often 22
ounces) are borne on tall plants." Burpee.com
Big Zac Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
Produces tomatoes up to 4 to 6 lbs. Meaty and delicious, very disease resistant, a cross
between a red and pink heirloom variety.
Big Zebra Open Pollinated Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 85 days
Tomato Growers Supply catalog reads, " A tomato that is red and green-striped is so
unusual that it's safe to say that you've probably never seen anything like it before. Although
deep red and green outside, its interior is green with pink extending up into the middle. ... Fruit
is medium to large with a mild, sweet flavor."
Black & Brown Boar Heirloom Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 70 days
Larger than, but looks of Black Zebra. Great flavor. Ronald Rodgers, a tomato friend in
New York, sent me a few seeds to trial. This is one of several new varieties from a new
supplier, Wild Boar Farms.
Black Early Heirloom Salad Black Indeterminate 75 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "A fairly early, black variety from France that is of medium to
large size. Fruit are round to irregular in shape and of a deep purple-pink color. This variety has
finely flavored flesh that is well balanced and sweet. It is a great choice for home gardeners
with shorter seasons."
Black from Tula Heirloom Salad Black Indeterminate 80 days
A robust Russian heirloom and perhaps the largest of the dramatic blacks with dark green
shoulders. Slightly flattened fruits will grow 3-5 inches in diameter.
Black Giant Heirloom Slicer Black Indeterminate 85 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "Big, purple-black fruit are a favorite of seed collectors, who
rave about this one’s fantastic flavor! The dark, globe fruit weigh 6-14 oz and are borne on
highly productive vines that start producing fairly early. These have a wonderful taste; the
perfect blend of acid and sugars makes this one really stand out; highly delicious!"
Black Krim Heirloom Salad Black Indeterminate 85 days
"Dark Brown-red tomatoes are large, 10-12 oz., and very richly flavored with a hint of
saltiness. Color is darker in hot weather, and fruit seems to set well even in the heat. Prone to
cracking, but a very heavy producer." Tomato Growers Supply
Black Pear Heirloom Salad Black Indeterminate 80 days
From Tomato Growers Supply, "Dark brown tomatoes are shaped like miniature pears and
flavored with an excellent, rich taste. Potato-leaved plants produce an abundance of these
beautiful, 4 to 6 oz. fruit, perfect for salads or as a unique additon to platters."
Black Prince Heirloom Salad Black Indeterminate 80 days
Russian heirloom produces small to medium oval fruit, about 2 in. in diameter. Uniform,
blemish free, very juicy.
Black Sea Man Heirloom Salad Bi-color Determinate 75 days
Seed Savers Exchange 2007 catalog reads, "Small plants with medium-sized deep brown
fruits, rich flavor. Looks incredibly odd when blanched and peeled, revealing skeleton-like
veins under the skin. Potato leaf, but determinate."
Bloody Butcher Open Pollinated Salad Red Indeterminate 65 days
Seed Savers Exchange 2005 catalog reads, "NEW! Very early and high yielding variety.
Great full tomato flavor and exceptional dark red color. Fruits are borne in clusters and average
Blue Fruit Open Pollinated Salad Black Indeterminate 78 days
Truth is I ordered this one because it said "blue" and I don't have a blue tomato. OK, so it is
not a true blue color. But "A distinctive purplish-gray hue is what gives this 'black' tomato its
name." Unlike most black varieties, it has patato-leaved foilage, medium size, but has that sweet
fruity flavor we like in the black tomatoes.
Bonny Best Open Pollinated Salad Red Indeterminate 75 days
Smooth meaty, dark red fruits are excellent for canning or eating fresh. Up to 8 ozs. in
size. An old favorite because it is dependable.
Box Car Willie Heirloom Salad Red Indeterminate 80 days
From mid season to the first frost, you will get a heavy crop of medium sized (6 - 10 oz.)
great tasting, smooth tomatoes.
Brandy Boy Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 78 days
Recommended by Juley in 2006, this Burpee exclusive has proven itself to me. They are
now one of the delights of my garden. Wonderful flavor packed in very attractive large red
fruits. Burpee recomends caging for highest yields and best quality fruit.
Brandywine Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 85 days
Has the flavor to which all other tomatoes are compared. This is the Amish heirloom that
started all the excitement. An indeterminate, potato-leafed variety with a sweet, rich, slightly
spicy flavor. The fruits are large, lobed, and slightly irregular.
Brandywine Red Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
"This is a version of Brandywine that offers red fruit with luscious old-time, red tomato
flavor. Plants are extremely productive, bearing long harvests of the 10 to 16 ounce fruit."
Tomato Growers Supply
Brandywine Red Liam's Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 80 days
Brandywine taste and size, but with smoother fruit and greater production - with claims like
that how could I resist trying it? The plants have regular tomato leaves. This one should make
some really nice sandwiches and/or slices for hamburgers.
Brandywine Sudduth's Strain Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 85 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "Many gardeners consider this strain the best
Brandywine with fruit that is superior in taste and smoothness. Its tomatoes are indeed special,
1 to 2 lb. pink beefsteaks with the delectably complex, rich, sweet flavor that has made
Brandywine justifiably famous."
Brandywine True Black Heirloom Slicer Black Indeterminate 90 days
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (www.rareseeds.com) reads, in part, "Bred in the late 1920's.
... great-tasting tomato that is extra large in size and full of the deep, earthy and sweet flavor
that has made blackish-purple tomatoes so popular. Some fruits tended to crack, but the yield
was heavy, and the plants were vigorous ..."
Brandywine Yellow Platfoot Strain Heirloom Slicer Yellow Indeterminate 85
Yellow Brandywine is my favorite yellow tomato because of its taste and size. Most
yellows are sweet and mild. This one if full of "real tomato flavor", and the Platfoot strain is
reported to have greater productivity and a smoother shape than the regular Yellow Brandywine.
Brasrawya Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 75 days
Originally from a southern town of Basra, southern part of Iraq. I got the seeds from Baker
Creek Seeds. The fruit is a medium sized red globe.
Brave General Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 85 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "We are proud to introduce this big, beautiful tomato to
gardeners everywhere. This Russian variety was sent to us by a gardener from Kazakhstan.
Rich, sweet taste and raspberry-pink color make these 1-lb, flattened globes perfect for slicing.
Very productive and a favorite here."
Buckbee's New 50 day Heirloom Salad Red Indeterminate 50 days
Ripening in as little as 50 days, this should be great for our cooler, short seasons. It comes
with a promise of good yields of great tasting 4 oz. round fruit.
Burgess Stuffing Tomato Open Pollinated Stuffer Red Indeterminate 78 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2007 catalog reads, "…this tomato has the appearance of a hollow
bell pepper but the delicious taste of a real tomato. Stuff with cold salads or bake like stuffed
peppers. Very tall, vigorous plants produce an incredible number of large, bright red fruit
having only a few, easily removable seeds up around the core."
Burpee's Big Boy Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 78 days
"The hallmark of this large, crack-free tomato is its absolutely superb flavor. Bright red,
firm, meaty fruits often weigh 1 pound or more, and feature smooth, blemish-resistant skins."
Burpee's Supersteak Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
Harris Seeds 2005 catalog reads, "Burpee's Supersteak tomatoes are high yielding, delicious
and extremely large. They are an improvement over the old beefsteak types and have smaller
blossom end scars. Multiple disease resistance."
Carbon Heirloom Slicer Black Indeterminate 76 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "Winner of the 2005 Heirloom Garden Show" best-tasting
tomato award. This variety has won taste awards from coast to coast in the last few years, so
we were proud to locate a small supply of the seed. The fruit are smooth, large, and beautiful,
being one of the darkest and prettiest of the purple types we have ever seen. They also seem to
have an extra dose of the complex flavor dark tomatoes are famous for."
Carmello Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 70 days
Nichols Garden Nursery 2005 catalog reads, "Gourmet French tomato, very popular in
Europe. Good producer of smooth, large juicy full-flavored fruits with a balance of sugars and
acids. Starts producing early and keeps going until fall. Widely adapted and crack resistant."
Caspian Pink Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
Originally grown in Russia in the area between the Caspian and Black Seas. Outstanding
taste, it has beaten Brandywine in several taste tests. I did not grow it one year, and had so
many customers disappointed that I keep it on my list now.
Celebrity Hybrid Salad Red Determinate 70 days
"Exceptionally flavorful, firm 7 to 8 oz. fruit on strong vines with good cover and
outstanding disease resistance. Highly productive and widely adaptable." Tomato Growers
Champion II Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 70 days
According to Tomato Growers Supply, this one is, "Especially bred as a luscious sandwich
tomato...solid, meaty slices with just the right sweetness. High yields of large fruit, bigger than
Early Girl and earlier than Better Boy. Outstanding performer."
Charlie Chaplin Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 78 days
"Not sure how this one got it's name, but it is unusual. Accordion-shaped, ruffled fruits are
deeply ridged, dark red and weigh 3-4 ounces. Rich, juicy flavor, excellent stuffing variety."
Cherokee Chocolate Open Pollinated Slicer Black Indeterminate 80 days
Tomatofest.com describes it this way, "Craig LeHoullier stabilized this rogue heirloom
originating from the popular old heirloom from Tennessee, Cherokee Purple. This 4-inch
beefsteak variety has developed a great following among celebrity chefs because of its
exceptionally rich tomato flavors and wonderful chocolate mahogany color."
Cherokee Green Heirloom Slicer Green Indeterminate 72 days
Earlier and bigger than Green Zebra, but with bold taste and color. Duck fans certainly
should try this one. Should be a terrific accent color and flavor in salsa and salads.
Cherokee Purple Heirloom Slicer Purple Indeterminate 72 days
Seeds Of Change packet reads, "8-12 oz. fruits, a Tennessee heirloom reportedly of
Cherokee Indian orgin. Vigorous, indeterminate plants produce choice large redish green
tomatoes with a purple cast. Less productive than some, but well worth growing for the
superior flavor. Disease resistant. Grows well in the south."
Chianti Rose Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 78 days
What a combination! Big 1 to 2 pound fruit earlier than most yet delivering the heirloom
look and taste we all want. Patato leafed plants set heavy yields of delicious fruit.
Chocolate Stripes Heirloom Slicer Bi-colored Indeterminate 80 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "One of the most amazing tomatoes we have ever grown. For
both color and taste, this variety excels. Fruit is deep reddish-brown inside; the outside is
covered with beautiful orange and lime colored stripes. One of the most unique looking
tomatoes we have ever tried. It is very sweet and yet has a full-rich flavor, and this is the
reason this tomato places very high in taste tests. A favorite here with the staff at Baker Creek.
Fruit is medium to large and are (sic) of a slightly flattened globe shape."
Church Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 90 days
"An heirloom from the Church family of Hot Springs, Virginia collected by Jack Schaeffer.
Seed came to me through Chuck Wyatt, who thinks this variety may be a descendant of that
great old tomato, Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter. This regular leaf producer delivers
superbly flavored 1-2 lb. fruit. The wonderfully big tomatoey flavor has delicious subtle
undertones." quoted from Tomatofest.com
Copia Open Pollinated Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 85 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "These very beautiful tomatoes are a stunning
combination of fine-lined golden yellow and red stripes. While visually exciting, the real treat
comes when you cut them open. Their gold flesh is streaked with red and is very juicy,
flavorful, and sweet. ... weigh about one pound each."
Cosmonaut Volkov Open Pollinated Slicer Red Indeterminate 75 days
Named for a Russian cosmonaut, vines produce lots of medium to large attractive fruit that
have a full, rich flavor.
Costoluto Fiorentino Heirloom Salad Red Indeterminate 80 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "Produces loads of bright red tomatoes with
terrific flavor. Tomatoes are typically about 8 ounces, but may be larger, with a smooth shape
rather than the heavily ribbed shape typical of Costoluto Genovese. The flavor is high in sugar,
but also high in acid, making for outstanding taste that's wonderful fresh or made into sauces."
Costoluto Genovese Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
"Large, deep-red, juicy tomatoes are deeply ribbed but fully flavored and absolutely
delicious. This variety is hearty and does well in hot weather, but continues to produce even
when the weather turns cool." Tomato Growers Supply
Crème Brulee Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 85 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "A lovely tomato from the former Soviet Union. This variety
produces pretty, globe shaped fruit of medium size. They are a stunning deep caramel color
with hints of red and chocolate. The flavor is rich, sweet and full-bodied, and the texture is
tender and smooth. An attractive tomato that is great for both home and market."
Dafel F1 Hybrid Salad Red Indeterminate 68 days
Johnnyseeds.com reports, "While not large-fruited, we have noted Dafel's outstanding flavor
in our trials in each of the last four years. Smooth, red, 6-7 oz. globes are relatively blemish-
Dagma's Perfecton Heirloom Slicer Bi-colored Indeterminate 72 days
Tomato Growers Supply intoduced this last year and I missed it. Don't miss it this year!
"This beautiful bi-colored heirloom tomato is distinctive among other yellow and red varieties
because of its pastel coloring. It matures to a soft shade of pale yellow painted with subtle
striping of light red. The 12 oz. slightly flattened fruit has delicious, rich flavor with nuances of
tropical fruit that suits it well to simple salads or slices with only a light drizzle of dressing."
Dana Heirloom Salad Red Determinate 65 days
I am trying this one because I have a very good veteran friend named Dana. All I know
about it is this brief descripton, "Bright red, 6 oz. fruits, acidic in nature." Pehaps if you grow
this one, you will say a prayer for our men & women in the armed services each time you
notice it in your garden.
Defiant PHR Hybrid Slicer Red Determinate 65 days
New to me, from Johnny's Seeds, they describe it like this, "This mid-size slicer has high
resistance to late blight and intermediate resistance to early blight combined with great flavor.
The 6-8 oz., globe-shaped fruit are smooth and medium-firm with good texture. Deep red
internal and external color. High-yielding, medium-sized plants are widely adaptable."
Delicious Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
"Huge red fruit is smooth, nearly solid, and often weighs more than 1 lb. Excellent flavor,
tiny seed cavities, and very little cracking." Tomato Growers Supply
Dester Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 75 days
Seed Savers Exchange gives this description, "Winner of SSE's 2011 Tomato Tasting.
Donated to SSE by Missouri farmer Larry Pierce, who received his seeds from an Amish
woman in Seymour, Missouri. Luscious pink beefsteaks weighing up to one pound." BLT's
here we come!
Dinner Plate Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 95 days
These red to pink tomatoes have a taste that is worth the wait! Great taste and size, red to
pinkish color, but short shelf life.
Djena Lee's Golden Girl Heirloom Slicer Yellow Indeterminate 80 days
Totally Tomatoes sent me a free sample of this one. This is how they describe it, "An
heirloom dating back to the 1920's that's rumored to have won 1st Place at the Chicago Fair 10
years in a row. Fruits are golden yellow to deep orange, globe shaped, meaty and weigh 8 to 12
oz. each. The perfect balance of acid and sugars gives it a sweet, yet tangy flavor. "
Dona Heirloom Salad Red Indeterminate 75 days
From Tomatofest.com, "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 (just like the commercial
hybrid) that few modern tomatoes can match. The heavily producing plants yield 6 ounce, juicy
fruits that are smooth, meaty, and deep-red in hue. Good disease resistance. "
Dorothy's Delight Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
Featured by Al's Garden Centers in 2009, I grew it and saved the seeds. It was promoted
as rather ugly but with outstanding size and taste. My results were large, but less taste than I
had hoped for. But worth trying, if you did not try it last year.
Dr. Lyle Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 80 days
Huge pink beefsteak tomatoes weigh up to 2 lbs. and are incredibly rich, juicy, and sweet.
The flavor has to be tasted to be appreciated, but it is very well regarded by tomato
connoissieurs who consider it outstanding.
Dr. Wyches Heirloom Slicer Yellow Indeterminate 80 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "This is undoubtedly one of the best tasting
yellow tomatoes to be found. Fruit is beautiful, very unblemished and smooth, golden-yellow
and varying from 10 ozs. to 1 lb. The shape is that of a typical beefsteak with very meaty
interiors. Huge, vigorous plants produce well, but it is the rich, excellent flavor and large fruit
size that really set this one apart."
Druzba Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
Seed Savers Exchange 2005 catalog reads, "Bulgarian heirloom first offered to SSE
members by Carolyn Male. Translates as 'friendship.' Round 4" fruits are slightly flattened and
blemish-free. Heavy set of smooth red fruits. Good flavor, sweet but tart. Deserves to be
used more as a main-crop red tomato."
Earl of Edgecomb Heirloom Slicer Orange Indeterminate 77 days
"The smooth, 3-inch, round, uniformly ripening fruits are beautiful orange globes, typically
borne in clusters of two or more. Flesh is firm, meaty and exceptionally flavorful." Tomatofest
Earl's Faux Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 80 days
NEW for 2010, from Tomato Growers Supply, "Deep pink, 1 to 1.5 lb. beefsteaks have
delicious rich flavor that is both sweet and complex. In fact, the flavor is so good that this
variety has won awards in tomato tasting contests. Tall, vigorous plants are potato-leaved."
Early Cascade Hybrid Salad Red Indeterminate 60 days
This highly desireable hybrid was off the market for a couple of years. I found a source on
line and am praying they are true. Many customers near me proclaim Earl Cascade matures
earlier and dependably gives heavy yields even in cool locatioins and/or seasons. Expect clusters
of 7 to 9, medium-sized fruit, bright red and delicious for salads, sandwiches or canning.
Early Girl Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 52 days
"This variety is indeed early, but its main feature is an abundance of really delicious, medium-
sized fruits packed with old fashioned full tomato flavor, acid-tasting yet sweet. While most are
about 8 oz., fruit can grow to 1 lb." Tomato Growers Supply
Early Goliath Hybrid Salad Red Indeterminate 58 days
"Superb size, perfect shape, continous production, luscious flavor and broad disease
resistance of the marvelous original. ... extra-large harvest of big, 8 oz., red, sweet fruits that
are deep oblate to globe-shaped." Totally Tomatoes
Eva Purple Ball Heirloom Salad Purple Indeterminate 78 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "Huge yields of sweet, juicy round fruit that is
delicious for salads, sandwiches, and a variety of other uses. Dark pink fruit is smooth and
usually abut 2 inches across. Heirloom variety from Germany."
Far Eastern Rose Open Pollinated Salad Pink Indeterminate 75 days
Several years ago, right at the end of the Spring Garden Fair, a lady gave me some seeds
from Russia. This one really surprised my taste buds with a unique sweet, fruity, delightful
taste. Compact plants gave an abundant supply of salad sized fruits. Master Gardners have
rated it very high in two tomato tastings.
Fireworks Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 60 days
Several sources describe Fireworks as one of the largest, earliest red slicing tomatoes
available. It's flavor is described as "excellent". This combination of size, earliness, and good
taste is truly uncommon, its bright red fruit are 2 1/2 inches across, round with a pointed tip,
and borne quite heavily on vigorous plants.
First Lady II Hybrid Salad Red Indeterminate 85 days
"Vigorous plants bear a bounty of 3-4.5 inch mid-summer tomatoes that have a flavor and
texture to match the best. Soft and juicy, yet very crack resistant." Territorial Seed Company
Flamme Heirloom Salad Orange Indeterminate 70 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "Also known as Jaune Flamme', these
beautiful orange salad tomatoes are very juicy and have a good, sweet flavor with fruity
overtones. Tomatoes weigh 2 to 3 ozs. and are a lovely persimmon orange color both inside
and out. Extremely productive heirloom from France."
Fourth of July Hybrid Salad Red Indeterminate 49 days
Fourth of July sounds like a real winner for cool, short seasons. "Firm but juicy" they
claim, so should be great for salads. And, at 2 1/2 inches across, this may be your first tomato
to use on summer hamburgers.
German Giant Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 77 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "This family heirloom variety produces an
abundance of deep pink tomatoes that are just huge and brimming with luscious flavor. The
plant's potato-leaved foliage may remind you of Brandywine, but this one matures fruit that are
earlier, larger, and more plentiful than those of Brandywine. German Giant tomatoes are
smooth in shape, 2 lbs. or more, and full of that rich but sweet taste that make a tomato
German Head Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 85 days
Totally Tomatoes 2005 catalog reads, "Old-time favorite with large, beefsteak-shaped, dark
pink fruits. Excellent yields of fine-flavored, crack-free fruits, weighing 1 to 2 pounds."
German Johnson Pink Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 80 days
"A long-time flavor favorite from Virginia and North Carolina. The large 12 to 24 ounce
fruits have pink skins and yellow shoulders with very mild, low acid, meaty flesh and few
seeds. One of the 4 parent lines of Mortgage Lifter." J. W. Jung Seed Co.
German Queen Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 80 days
"Luscious, sweet pink beefsteak fruit have an incredible flavor and are large and meaty,
making them perfect for slicing. Tomatoes average 1 lb. and grow on tall, vigorous, potato-
leaved plants. Renowned for its fine flavor." Tomato Growers Supply
German Red Strawberry Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 85 days
"They average 10 ozs., but can grow to 1 lb. or more. Tomatoes are meaty with an
excellent taste that is on the acid side." Tomato Growers Supply
Giant Belgium Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 85 days
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.
Gills All Purpose Open Pollinated Slicer Red Determinate 85 days
First bred by Gill Brothers Seed Company, Portland, OR, in 1947, I think this is a must try
one. Being determinate, it will ripen most of its fruit all at once, which would make it ideal for
canning or sauces. But they claim it has the taste of a good sandwich or hamburger tomato,
Glacier Open Pollinated Salad Red Determinate 55 days
This very early salad-sized tomato has a remarkable sweet flavor for an extra early type.
Developed in Sweden, Glacier has a small determinate plant habit and is suited for postage
stamp gardens and raised beds. Deep red 2.5 - 3 inch tomatoes.
Gold Medal Open Pollinated Slicer Bicolored Indeterminate 75 days
"This whopper is unbelievably early for its size. The large yellow fruit have an interior blush
of red and weigh over 1 pound, some reaching 2 pounds. Full, sweet, low acid tomato flavor."
Territorial Seed Co.
Golden Queen, USDA Strain Heirloom Slicer Yellow Indeterminate 75 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "Distinctly different from other Golden
Queens commonly sold, this is from a strain obtained from the USDA seed bank, and is the
original Golden Queen described by the seedsman Livingston in 1882. Tomatoes are 8 to 12
ozs. and yellow with a pronounced pink blush on the blossom end extending up toward the
stem end. What makes this one better than the common solid yellow Golden Queen is its
superior flavor. It is delicious, with a full tomato taste that is also sweet and most pleasant."
Goliath Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 85 days
"Appropriately named, this variety does bear giant fruit. Strong, vigorous plants yield large
to huge red fruit with the classic beefsteak shape and flavor. Tomatoes are solid with few
seeds. Up to 3 lbs." Tomato Growers Supply
Grace Lahman's Pink Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "This variety is a globe-shaped tomato with very good flavor. It
has been one of the most popular tomatoes for tasting at the Heirloom Garden Show. Very
productive over a long season and perfect for canning whole."
Grandma's Pick Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 75 days
Kay found this promising one from Territorial Seed Company. This is how they describe it,
"Heirloom flavor with hybrid production, uniformity, and disease resistance. Grandma's Pick
has an old time look with attractive, large, squat, pleated fruit averaging 3 1/2 inches wide and 1
3/4 inches tall. Their color is a striking orange/red on the shoulders that deepens to bright red at
the bottom. Healthy, indeterminate plants yield plentiful harvests of these robust, slightly sweet
fruit with a rich, true tomato flavor. Grandma's Pick boasts a high lycopene content. Excellent
field holding capacity."
Great White Heirloom Slicer White Indeterminate 85 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2007 catalog reads, "… Beautiful, large white beefsteak tomato
with sweet flavor and lots of juice. Fruit is larger than that of White Beauty. Vigorous plants
have heavy foliage that provides good protection against sunscald ..."
Greek Rose Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 75 days
It is no secret that I greatly enjoy tomato sandwiches. So when I read this description from
Tomatofest.com, I had to try it. Sure hope you will also! "An heirloom tomato originally from
Crete. Large, 4", 16 oz., pink beefsteak tomatoes borne from big, sprawling, regular leafed
tomato plants. Big, complex flavors. A good sandwich tomato."
Green Pineapple Heirloom Slicer Green Indeterminate 80 days
From Tomato Growers Supply, "This heirloom variety is a small beefsteak that ripens to
emerald green with a touch of yellow on its blossom end. What makes it really special is the
unique fruity aroma that is released when you cut open the ripened fruit. Smooth tomatoes
have chartreuse-green interious full of sweet, complex flavor with a hint of spice."
Green Zebra Heirloom Salad Green Indeterminate 75 days
"A unique and delicious salad tomato. 3 oz. green fruits ripen to amber-green with darker
green stripes. The light green flesh is very flavorful, sweet yet zingy." Tomato Growers Supply
Health Kick Hybrid Salad Red Determinate 70 days
Requested by health conscious growers because it has 50% more lycopene than most
tomatoes. The large (4 to 6 ounce) plum-shaped fruit excellent for salads or cooking.
Henderson's Winsall Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 90 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2008 catalog reads, "While there have been a lot of tomatoes
distributed under the name of Winsall, this one is the original grown from stock seed we
obtained from the USDA Seed Bank. The plants have regular tomato foliage and produce large
1 lb. or more pink fruit with absolutely scrumptious taste. Heirloom originating with the
Henderson Seed Company in 1924".
High Carotene Hybrid Salad Red Indeterminate 76 days
"Excellent for canning with 2-3 times the amount of beta-carotene as other varieties."
Territorial Seed Co.
Hillbilly Heirloom Slicer Bicolored Indeterminate 85 days
"Huge bicolored tomato is yellow-orange with red streaking. Fruits have sweet and fruity
flavor and usually weigh from 1 to 2 lbs." Tomato Growers Supply
Honey Hybrid Hybrid Slicer Pink Indeterminate 76 days
Named for its taste, not its color, Honey is reported to yield medium sized, dark pink fruit
that are wonderfully sweet and rich in flavor. The seed company claims the plants are vigorous
Husky Red Hybrid Salad Red Indeterminate 68 days
"Small indeterminate plants that require little if any prunning. Grow in patio containers for
excellent yields of sweet, delicious red tomatoes." Harris Seeds
Imur Prior Beta Open Pollinated Salad Red Indeterminate 65 days
Developed in Norway, Imur Prior Beta is great for short seasons and high altitude gardens.
Potato leafed plants yield small fruits (2oz) with a strong tomato flavor. Great for salads or
Indian Stripe Tomato Open Pollinated Salad Purple Indeterminate 80 days
Sent to me by a new tomato friend, Bill Jeffers. Described as "Similar to but better than
Cherokee purple. Earlier, smoother, better sets."
Italian Heirloom Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 75 days
Seed Savors Exchange 2007 catalog reads, "Beautiful, huge heirloom form Italy. Plants are
completely loaded with fruits weighing over a pound, one of the most productive varieties we
have grown. Excellent full tomato flavor. Easy to peel, ideal for slicing and canning, very little
Japanese Trifele Black Heirloom Salad Black Indeterminate 80 days
It's large, about 8 oz, pear shaped, mahogony and black with green shoulders. They have
absolutely no defects of any kind and taste terrific. It's one of the prettiest tomatoes I've yet to
Jet Star Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 72 days
Gardeners rate this variety as excellent, especially for its superior, very pleasant taste.
Heavy yields of 8 oz. firm, meaty fruit that is generally free of cracks. Vines offer good foliage
cover. Not recommended for canning as Jet Star is low in acid.
Jetsetter Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 64 days
"A real beauty, full size, red ripe 8 oz. fruits are packed with flavor and disease resistance.
We really like the fruit quality and round shape for easy slicing. Jetsetter's vigorous vines start
producing early and keep going until frost." Nichols Garden Nursery
John Baer Heirloom Salad Red Indeterminate 70 days
Totally Tomatoes catalog says, "…this heirloom variety is renowned for its earliness,
enormous productiove and long bearing season. Bright red, meaty smooth fruits weigh 4 to 5
ox. And have very good flavor. Great for fresh eating and canning."
Kellogg Breakfast Heirloom Slicer Orange Indeterminate 85 days
"Lovely, pale-orange fruits are solid and meaty throughout, packed with mild, superb-tasting
flesh. A long-season producer of large, beefsteak-type fruits, up to 16 oz., with solid centers
that have just a few seeds at the edges. Very desirable!" Totally Tomatoes catalog
Lahman's Pink Open Pollinated Slicer Pink Indeterminate 80 days
Another one from TomatoFest.com, described this way, "a.k.a. Grace Lahman's Pink. A
TomatoFest favorite. One of the most popular tasting tomatoes at the Heirloom Garden Show.
Our Tomatofest organic tomato seeds produce indeterminate, big, regular-leaf plants that yield
tremendous amounts of 10-12 ounce, blemish-free, smooth, meaty and juicy, pink tomatoes
that are richly sweet with a clean slightly acidic finish in the mouth. This tomato bears heavily
until frost. Great tomato for slicing fresh or canning whole. Highly recommended as a farmer's
market tomato because of the visual appeal and flavor. A good tomato for cooler growing
Legend Open Pollinated Slicer Red Determinate 68 days
"Legend steadily produces large 4-5" fruits. Early, high quality, richly flavored, fruits are
round, red and seedless (until end of season)." Nichols Garden Nursery
Lemon Boy Hybrid Salad Yellow Indeterminate 72 days
Dependable producer of mild, sweet tasting yellow tomatoes, up to 8 ozs. Favorite among
those who like a "low acid taste".
Lemony (aka Limmony) Heirloom Slicer Yellow Indeterminate 85 days
" An abundant Russian heirloom. Produces 12-16 oz., 4-5", light-yellow beefsteak. Unlike
most yellows this one is loaded with lots of luscious, big sweet tangy flavors. It's been one of
my favorite yellows to grow for market." TomatoFest.com
Longkeeper Open Pollinated Slicer Red Determinate 85 days
Produces 4-6 oz. orange-red fruit late in the season. Picked red and stored at 60-70
degrees, they will keep their flavor far into the winter.
Lucky Cross Heirloom Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 90 days
Victoryseeds.com reads, "Beautiful bi-colored, large (sixteen to twenty ounces) fruits with
some ribbing at the shoulders. Juicy, fruity, similar in flavor to 'Little Lucky'. Although it
shares the same pedigree as 'Little Lucky', with the help of Craig's local gardening friend, Larry
Bohs, it has been stabilized and selected for oblate shape and larger size. A 2004 Victory Seed
Maja Open Pollinated Salad Red Determinate 75 days
The seed packet reads, "Perfect for growing in a container on your balcony or patio, these
compact, bush-type plants bear dozens of juicy and flavorful red tomatoes. Use them for fresh
eating in a salad or for cooking in soups, sauces and stews. Maja is a great variety for
Northern climates as it tolerates cooler growing conditions."
Mama Irene's Open Pollinated Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
This one did well for me even late in the wet and cold 2004 season. Many fruits were over
1 lb. The color was a deep burgandy red, with plenty of good, juicy flavor.
Manitoba Open Pollinated Slicer Red Determinate 60 days
Requested by Kendra, she wants it because the plants yield lots of fruits that are high acid,
good for canning and slicing, and does well here in the Northwest.
Marianna's Peace Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 85 days
"Billed as 'the world's most expensive tomato'...'the world's best tasting tomato.' . Potato
leaf variety producing moderate yields of 1-2 lb. beautiful, pink beefsteaks. Dense, creamy,
sweet flesh with rich complex, old tomatoey flavors." TomatoFest.com
Martha Washington Hybrid Slicer Pink Indeterminate 78 days
"Jonnyseeds.com reads, ""New! Heirloom quality fruit with a more reliable plant. Great taste
like the pink heirloom tomatoes with wider adaptability make it easier to grow under varied
growing conditions. Soft, melting texture will limit the shipping range. Globe-shaped pink fruit
weigh from 8-16 oz."
Marvel Striped Heirloom Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 85 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2008 catalog reads, "This heirloom variety has become one of
gardeners' favorite bicolored tomatoes because of its hearty, size, and taste. Large yellow-
orange fruit are streaked with ruby red and have a sweet, fruity taste that is absolutely
delicious. Tomatoes weigh about 1 pound, although they often become 2 lbs. or even more.
Large harvests on vigorous vines."
Mel's Tomato Open Pollinated Slicer Red Indeterminate 85 days
My good friend Mel gave me two large tomatoes, both over one pound, slightly heart shaped
tomatoes and asked me to save the seeds. These would make wonderful hamburger or
sandwich tomatoes. Very firm, but still enough juice to keep your palet moist.
Mexico Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 80 days
From Tomato Growers Supply, "Very large plants have an excellent set of huge, dark pink
fruit with outstanding taste. It is unusual to find a variety tht bears such large fruit in generous
numbers, and maintains such superb taste. Expect steady, continuous production of tomatoes
that weigh more than 1 lb. throughout the growing season. This family heirloom was brought
into the U.S. by a Mexican family living in the Midwest."
Millionaire Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 80 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "Among the rugged people of the Ozark mountains, rich flavor
has made this variety famous for over 50 years and was used fresh and canned. They have a
delectable sweet flavor and are beautiful coral-pink color. In the summer of 1950, Forrester
Hutsell of Mountain Grove, MO, gave seed to Ed Henson of Champion, MO. He grew it locally
for many years. In 1995, Carol Cleveland of Norwood, MO, sent Millionaire seeds to Neil
Gillard of Ontario, Canada, and he has been preserving it since. He sent us some seed two years
ago for trials. After many years and many miles, we can at last offer the seed again in southern
Missouri, just 20 miles from Mountain Grove!"
Missouri Pink Love Apple Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 80 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "Big, pink fruit are very rich-tasting, certainly a favorite pink
tomato. This potato-leaved variety has a long history in the "Show Me" state. It was grown
since the Civil war by the Barnes family, who grew it as an ornamental, believing (as many
people did at the time) that tomatoes or "love apples" were poisonous.."
Momotaro Hybrid Slicer Pink Indeterminate 74 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "NEW FOR 2005 This is the most popular
tomato in Japan, where gardeners prefer their tomatoes pink and sweetly flavored. Hybrid
plants produce abundant crops of round, medium-sized, perfectly smooth tomatoes with no
blemishes or imperfections. Their taste is wonderful, intensely rich and sweet, with just the
right amount of acid."
Moonglow Heirloom Slicer Orange Indeterminate 85 days
Seed Savers Exchange gives this description, "Winner of SSE’s 2007 Heirloom Tomato
Tasting. Uniform bright orange globes with solid flesh, few seeds, and mild sweetness.
Excellent keeper. "
Moreton Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 70 days
Harris Seed Company has reintoduced this very popular hybrid that produces clusters of
large, slightly flattened fruit with a rich red interior.
Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 85 days
"An old pink variety still in demand by gardeners. Well-shaped, large fruit is very meaty
with few seeds." Tomato Growers Supply
Moskovich Open Pollinated Salad Red Indeterminate 60 days
Customers have told me about this one, and I finally found it. Reports are that it is as good
or better than my favorite early one, Stupice. If its taste is just equal, it will be a bit larger and
well worth trying.
Mountain Fresh Hybrid Salad Red Determinate 76 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "Unusually large and tasty tomatoes with a
flavor that has been rated superior. Firm fruit is resistant to cracking and averages slightly
more than 8 ounces."
Mountain Magic Hybrid Salad Red Indeterminate 72 days
Ever want a vine truss of small to medium sized tomatoes like you see in the stores? This
one may be what you want. What really caught my attention was the claim that it is resistant to
both early and late blight, that wiped out so many of our fall tomato plants in 2010. The fruit is
small, about 2 ounces each, and are said to be crack resistant and still very flavorful.
Mountain Princess Heirloom Salad Red Determinate 50 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "This determinate early tomato is well-suited to short, mountain
climates. It is a heavy producer of small to medium-sized red fruit that has a nice mild flavor.
This tomato comes from the Mountain regions of West Virginia and has been grown by
generations of rugged farmers for its earliness and production."
Mr. Brown Heirloom Slicer Purple Indeterminate 79 days
TomatoFest says Mr. Brown will produce a 6-foot tall regular-leaf plant that will bear
moderate yields of 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. A good slicer that makes for a delicious sandwich tomato, or snacking fresh
off the vine.
Mr. Stripey aka Tigerella Heirloom Slicer Striped Indeterminate 80 days
"Also called Tigerella, these red and yellow-striped heirloom variety adds color to any
gourmet salad bar. Large, ridge-shouldered fruits are mild-flavored and low in acid." Totally
Mule Team Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
Mule Team sounds like an ideal all purpose tomato. Reported to have excellent flavor and
texture, these vigorus plants should yield lots of medium sized (8-12 oz.) bright red fruit right
up to first frost.
Nature's Riddle Heirloom Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 80 days
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (www.rareseeds.com) reads, "A big, bi-color tomato we are
introducing this year from Russia. It is such an attractive one too, having fairly smooth fruit,
golden-yellow with fanciful streaks of blushing salmon-pink! Great taste, being very sweet and
Nebraska Wedding Heirloom Slicer Orange Determinate 90 days
Totally Tomatoes 2005 catalog reads, "An old Great Plains heirloom reintroduced!
Produces huge, globe-shaped fruits of a deep orange color, weighing up to 10 oz. each.
Vigorous plants yield a heavy, concentrated set of fruit."
Neves Azorean Red Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 75 days
NEW. From Gary Millwood. "This terrific red tomato was developed by Anthony Neves,
who brought seeds from the Azores. There he kept selecting for larger size, resulting in a huge,
beautiful beefsteak with 1 to 3 lb. deep red fruit bursting with rich, full flavor. This very big
and acidic tomato is perfect for a tomato sandwich or for adding to your best salad. Good
New Girl Hybrid Salad Red Indeterminate 65 days
Johnny's Select Seeds reads, "First early, great taste. Better tasting and more disease
resistant than Early Girl. Holds better than First Lady II."
New Yorker Hybrid Slicer Red Determinate 66 days
Recommended by Bob Woods for a very productive, good tasting, medium sized tomato
that will ripen early.
Nyagous Open Pollinated Salad Black Indeterminate 80 days
Seed Savers Exchange 2005 catalog reads, "Great black tomato that is virtually blemish-
free! Baseball-sized fruits are borne in clusters of up to six fruits, very productive. Excellent
full flavor, one of our all-time favorites."
Old German Heirloom Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 75 days
From the Mennonite community of Virginia, Old German produces huge 1.5 to 2 lb. fruit
that are yellow with red to pink stripes. Add to the unusual color an unusual boat shape and
great taste for a real attention getter.
Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Heirloom Salad Yellow Indeterminate 80 days
www.mariseeds.com "This tomato will astound you with its productiveness! Plants set out
striking 4-6oz. perfect bright orange globes of superior quality. All season plants set another fall
crop." (Kay's grandmother's name was Olga.)
Omar's Lebanese Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
Totally Tomatoes 2005 catalog reads, "Monster tomatoes, 1 to 2 lbs., from a Lebanese hill
town - luscious and incredible! Taste-tempting pink fruits are huge, meaty and somewhat
irregular - rich, sweet and juicy. … Harvest a prize-winning crop of huge, highly-produtive 5"
Orange Russian 117 Open Pollinated Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 85 days
From Tomato Growers Supply, "This is the first bicolor oxheart tomato we have seen, and
it exhibits the best qualities of both types. Tomatoes weigh 8 ozs. or more and are heart-shaped
with smooth golden flesh marbled with streaks of red. They are delicious and sweet,
somewhat fruity in flavor, and are meaty with very few seeds."
Oregon Spring Open Pollinated Slicer Red Determinate 58 days
Territorial Seed Company's 2005 catalog reads, "This now-famous determinate, slicing
variety was developed at Oregon State University. OSU research shows that Oregon Spring will
produce incredibly early yields of 4 inch oval tomatoes when planted outside the second week
in April and given no protection except on frosty nights."
Oxheart Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 80 days
"An old-fashioned favorite with heart-shaped pink fruits up to an amazing 2 lbs. Firm,
meaty, solid flesh." Tomato Growers Supply
Patio F Hybrid Hybrid Salad Red Determinate 70 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "This dwarf variety is one of America's most
popular varieties ever for growing on patios, decks, courtyards, or wherever garden space is
limited. Plants only become about 2 ft. tall, but produce large harvests of bright red, 3 to 4
ounce flavorful tomatoes. Outstanding for growing in containers - one that measures at least
12 inches wide works best."
Paul Robeson Heirloom Slicer Black Indeterminate 85 days
Named for Russian opera signer, this tomato is smooth, rich in "fruity" flavor. Firmer and
less cracking than many blacks, but with that wonderful fruity flavor.
Persey Hard Red Open Pollinated Salad Red Indeterminate 75 days
From Russia. True to it's name, this is the firmest round tomato I have grown. It would
make great sauce or paste, but if you want tomato taste without a lot of juice in salads or for
sandwiches, this would be a good choice.
Persimmon Open Pollinated Slicer Orange Indeterminate 80 days
"Beautiful, golden-orange tomatoes have one of the best flavors of all orange tomatoes.
Average 5 in. diameter and between 1 and 2 lbs., quite meaty with few seeds." Tomato
Pik Rite Hybrid Slicer Red Determinate 75 days
Requested by Will & Grace because it was "high producing". Harris Seeds describes it this
way, "Quality Pik Red type with improved foliage cover. 75 Days. Similar to Pik Red but with
better fruit protection, produces heavy concentrated yields of smooth, large globe-shaped fruit
that handle well in the market. The determinate plant performs well on the ground or in cages.
Famous Harris eating quality."
Pineapple Heirloom Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 85 days
"This heirloom tomato is a standout in everyone's garden. Bicolored red and yellow fruit
grows very large, up to 2 lbs., and is streaked with red both inside and out. The flavor is
wonderful - rich, fruity and sweet." Tomato Growers Supply
Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye Open Pollinated Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 70
Wild Boar Farms web site reads, "Beautiful, early, and very sweet rich flavor. 10 out of 10
people liked it better then Cherokee Purple in a farmers market taste off. Early to mid-early, 65-
75 days.Compact indet. regular leaf. 8-12 oz. average. Port wine colored beefsteak with
metallic green stripes. Excellent sweet, rich dark tomato flavor. Fabulous. Marginal tomato
Pink Ponderosa Open Pollinated Slicer Pink Indeterminate 80 days
NEW for 2010, from Tomato Growers Supply, "A longtime favorite variety with pink fruit
up to a whopping 2 lbs. Firm and meaty, low in acid. To prevent sunscald, grow the large,
vigorous vines in wire cages."
Porkchop Heirloom Slicer Bi-color Indeterminate 80 days
True yellow w/green stripes. Sweet flavor w/ hints of citrus. Ronald Rodgers, a tomato
friend in New York, sent me a few seeds to trial. Very limited availability.
Primetime Hybrid Slicer Red Determinate 84 days
Harris Seeds 2005 catalog reads, "When everyone else has finished picking tomatoes, you'll
have the best tasting of all with Primetime. Large, smooth, rich red fruit are produced heavily
on large, healthy vines."
Prino Red F1 Hybrid Slicer Red Determinate 68 days
I decided to try this hybrid from Harris seeds because they claim it will give us extra-large
good tasting and good looking fruit earlier than most other big fruit varieties, plus it claims good
Pritchard Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
Medium to large red fruit with old fashion taste. Hard to find old favorite that I have
frequently been asked for.
Pruden's Purple Heirloom Slicer Purple Indeterminate 75 days
"Potato leaf vines set out 10 to 16 oz. dark, dusty pink fruits, very similar to Brandywine,
only 10 days earlier. This is another favorite of many tomato enthusiasts." Marianna's
Purple Calabash Heirloom Salad Purple Indeterminate 85 days
"This is the most truly purple tomato we know, not just pink-purple, but it is deep purple-
burgundy. It is also uniquely shaped, extremely fluted and almost ruffled in appearance. Fruit
is flattened, about 3 inches across, and flavor is described by some as distinctively winey and
rich." Tomato Grower's Supply
Purple Russian Heirloom Salad Purple Indeterminate 80 days
"Plum-shaped fruits are 3-4" long and weigh 6 ounces. Great taste, sweet and meaty. Very
productive, good cold tolerance. One of the best purplish-black tomatoes for markets since it
does not crack or have bad shoulders." Seed Savers Exchange
Red Alert Open Pollinated Salad Red Determinate 68 days
Territorial Seeds 2009 catalog reads, "Red Alert is an excellent choice for its early ripening
and high yield. Determinate plants put on an alarming amount of slightly elongated 1 1/2 - 2
inch saladette tomatoes with smooth, stop sign red skin. A word of caution: Red Alert's
refreshing flavor may cause excitement at the table and a stampede to the garden for more!"
Red Boar Heirloom Salad Bi-color Indeterminate 75 days
Top notch performer in looks, taste, production - juicey. Ronald Rodgers, a tomato friend
in New York, sent me a few seeds to trial. Very limited number of plants.
Red Calabash Heirloom Salad Red Indeterminate 80 days
Seeds of Change 2005 catolog reads, "Traceable to Chiapas, Mexico. Delicious, thin-
skinned, ruffled fruits resemble miniature beefsteak tomatoes. Documented by William Woys
Weaver as appearing in a 1793 painting by Raphael Paele of Philadelphia."
Red Zebra Open Pollinated Salad Bi-color Indeterminate 75 days
Seed Savers Exchange 2005 catalog reads, "NEW! Gorgeous 2 1/2 fruits are fire-engine red
overlaid with golden yellow stripes. Top quality, extremely uniform strain, very productive.
Great sweet flavor. Sure to be a best seller at farmers' markets."
Redfield Beauty Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
This heirloom comes from Seed Savers Exchange and dates back to 1885. The vigorous
plants will produce lots of 3 to 4 inch, slightly flattened, red/pinkish fruit that is reported to have
"excellent full flavor".
Reisetomate Heirloom Salad Red Indeterminate 80 days
The fruit is essentially a cluster of 7-14 1.25" plum-shapped cherry tomatoes fussed
together at thetopinto a single warty fruit; individual fruitlets can be easily twisted off and eaten
Rose Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
Seed Savers Exchange 2007 catalog reads, "Heirloom from the Amish in New Holland,
Pennsylvania. Large, meaty, dusty rose colored fruits. Great taste, rivals Brandywine. Strong
healthy plants with lots of leaf cover."
Russian Rose Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 78 days
TomatoFest brought this one from Novorossiyk, Russia, and describes it like this, "This
Russian heirloom tomato variety is aptly named as it bears tomatoes as pretty as a rose. A good
producer of 12 oz., deliciously sweet tomato flavors."
Rutgers Heirloom Salad Red Determinate 75 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "Gardeners throughout the country are
rediscovering this old-fashioned classic for its terrific flavor and productivity. This strain has
some disease resistance, which ensures large crops of crack-free, bright red 6-8 oz. tomatoes
with delicious old-time taste. For many years, this was a favorite for canning because of its
abundance, juiciness and deep red color through and through. Developed in the 1920's, but just
right for today's gardens too."
Sainte Lucie Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 85 days
"Huge, deep red beefsteak tomatoes are blemish-free and very well shaped for such large
fruit. Their flavor is superb, sweet yet rich and deep with solid, meaty interiors. They weigh
about 1 lb., but often become much larger." Tomato Growers Supply
Santiam Hybrid Salad Red Determinate 70 days
Territorial Seed Company's 2005 catalog reads, "Gardeners who grow Santiam for the first
time are always surprised by its earliness and size. Smaller, but maturing a full week ahead of
its sister, Oregon Spring, these rich, delicious 2-3 inch fruit are beautifully round and red."
Sara Black Heirloom Salad Black Indeterminate 78 days
Purplish brown, smooth & blemish free, rich & intense taste.
Sasha's Altai Heirloom Salad Red Determinate 57 days
I'm always looking for early varieties, so I bought these seeds when I read this at
TomatoFest.com, "An excellent variety from Russia. Seeds were given to Bill McDorman when
in Irkutsk, Siberia in 1989, by his dear Siberian friend Sasha who claimed this variety that he
grew in his garden in the Altai Shan mountain range was the "best tomato in all of Siberia."
Sasha's Altai was selected by Organic Garden Magazine as one of the 10 best early producing
tomatoes in the world. Sasha's Altai is a hearty tomato plant that produces very good yields of
4-6 oz., thinned-skinned, bright-red, slightly flattened, round tomatoes with an award-winning
complex flavor. Fruit sets well in cooler coastal climates and high altitudes. Excellent for
canning, salads and making tomato juice. "
Siberia Open Pollinated Salad Red Determinate 48 days
"A native of Czechoslovakia, where its extreme earliness, tolerance to cold, superior flavor
and high yields have earned it worldwide attention. Tests show an astounding average of 87
fruits picked per plant. Fruits are sugary sweet, weighing 1 to 2 oz.
Siberian Heirloom Salad Red Determinate 60 days
Seed Savers Exchange gives this description, "Dwarf sprawling plants with very early fruit
set. Eggshaped 2-3" fruits with good strong flavor. Not the same as Siberia, which is inferior in
all respects." Grown this year because of a customer request.
Siletz Open Pollinated Slicer Red Determinate 75 days
Siletz consistently produces the first ripe beefsteak sized tomatoes for me. Juicy, great
taste, size, and earliness make this the first tomato sandwich almost every year.
Silvery Fir Tree Heirloom Salad Red Determinate 58 days
Totally Tomatoes 2005 catalog reads, "A very pretty patio plant with silver-grey, unusual,
lacy, fern-like foliage. Very early porducer of 3 to 4" flattened, oblate fruits ranging from deep
orange to red, with excellent acidic flavor. Good disease resistance. Requires stakes or cages."
Soldacki Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 75 days
Totally Tomatoes 2005 catalog reads, "Poland sends us this heirloom variety, memorable for
its low acid and intensely sweet flavor. Dark pink fruits, flattened in shape, weight about a
pound and are packed with firm flesh inside thin skins."
St Pierre Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 78 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "A beautiful French heirloom. The tender fruits have a full, rich
tomato flavor and are large in size, great for canning or fresh eating. They are deep red and
excellent producers, even in bad conditions. Popular in Europe."
Stephania's Heritage Heirloom Salad Red Indeterminate 60 days
Thanks for this variety go to Stephania's mother, who saved these seeds and passed them
on to her family. Stephania gave some to Al and his crew at the Heritage Farm in Vancouver.
Al was kind enough to share a plant with me last year, from which these seeds come. The red
fruit are about 2 inches packed with good flavor. Production is early, but "days" listed is my
Stone Heirloom Salad Red Indeterminate 79 days
Requested by Nancy. I found the seeds at TomatoFest.com, and they describe it this way,
"Seeds obtained by Craig Lehoullier from the USDA. An excellent 6 to 8-oz., scarlet red, round
slicing tomato with well balanced sugar to acid ratio."
Stupice Heirloom Salad Red Indeterminate 52 days
The size and shape of Stupice (Stew-pea-chee) can vary, but the taste is consistantly like
the good old days! Bears early and keeps on producing until frost.
Sub-Arctic Plenty Open Pollinated Salad Red Determinate 60 days
Totally Tomatoes 2005 catalog reads, "If your weather turns cold afer you set out plants,
try this variety. Sets hundreds of small, 1-2", red fruits with that tart, 'real tomato' flavor.
Hardier than virtually any other variety we offer. Extremely early maturity. No need to stake."
Sunny Boy Open Pollinated Salad Yellow Determinate 70 days
Sunny Boy is new to me this year. It is reported to yield bright yellow globe-shaped fruit,
apx. 6 oz., that are firm with a decidedly sweet flavor and few seeds.
Super Beefsteak Open Pollinated Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
Like the old "Beefsteak", but far more likely to ripen in Oregon. Good yields of large
tomatoes with old fashion taste.
Super Sioux Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
"An impressive slicing tomato with an exquisite blend of acid, sweet, and earthy flavors.
Produces heavily until frost." Seeds of Change
Supersonic Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 79 days
Harris Seeds 2005 catalog reads, "Supersonic has it all; heavy yields, large fruit, disease
resistance and delicious taste! These big, smooth tomatoes have a slightly flattened globe shape
and a superb deep red color. A dependable high producer on the ground or staked."
Sutton White Heirloom Slicer White Indeterminate 80 days
"The most flavorful of the whites in my opinion. Very good production of cute small to
medium size beefsteaks that blush yellow when fully ripe. Some of the fruits have pretty fluting
on their shoulders." Marianna's
Sweet Cluster Hybrid Salad Red Indeterminate 67 days
Harris Seeds 2005 catalog reads, "Like the tomatoes you see in stores, Sweet Cluster
produces very good yields of 4 oz. fruit that are set in clusters of 6 to 8 per stem. The round
fruit ripen evenly to a deep, glossy red color and have a great flavor and pleasing texture."
Sweet Seedless Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 68 days
Read what Burpree says about this one. "Beyond the lack of seeds to digest, this tomato is
first rate for taste. In fact, precisely because there are no seeds to absorb the sugars, all the
sweetness is immediately available for you to enjoy in every rich slice. This is a totally new
tomato on every level - the perfect balance of flavor and sweetness, meat and gel, solid
firmness and juiciness."
Sweet Tangerine Hybrid Salad Orange Determinate 68 days
Burpee's 2007 catalog reads, "Burpee Exclusive. Bright orange, extremely sweet and mildly
flavored fruits." I grew these about three years ago, then could not find the seed again. One
customer "beats me up" each spring that I do not have them. She claimed they were the best
canning tomato she had grown.
Tangerine Heirloom Slicer Yellow Indeterminate 85 days
"Deep yellow-orange, large beefsteak fruit is shaped like a tangerine. The texture is meaty
and flavor is both sweet and rich - quite delicious. This variety is a heavy producer." Tomato
Taste the Sun Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
A friend gave me these seeds from Romania. The variety name is mine, and is based on the
way the fruit was described to me. All other details are my best estimates, as I have not yet
grown it out myself.
Tasty Evergreen Heirloom Salad Green Indeterminate 75 days
Seed Savers Exhange 2007 catalog reads, "Ben Quisenberry heirloom. Skin ripens from
green to light yellow-brown. Flesh and gel remain green inside when ripe. Luscious and
tender, strong sweet flavor. Medium large fruits, very productive."
Taxi Open Pollinated Salad Yellow Determinate 70 days
Taxi gives you lots of sweet and juicy, mild flavored, medium sized tomatoes. Plant stay
compact, so good for small spaces or containers.
Thessaloniki Heirloom Salad Red Indeterminate 78 days
"Fast becoming very popular. I've added this one to my top ten reds. Very early, perfect,
uniform, medium red globes, non-cracking with no blemishes. Extraordinary delicious tomato
flavor. Add very, very good production. A great red!" Marianna's
Tidwell German Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
Want all the tomato flavor but less juice on your sandwiches and/or hamburgers? I think
we should give this one a try. Reportedly it will give us 1 to 2 pound meaty tomatoes that have
a "sweet and exceptional flavor".
Tiger-Like Open Pollinated Salad Bi-color Indeterminate 72 days
Territorial Seed Co. 2008 catalog reads, "Tiger-Like's vigorous 22 inch indeterminate vines
bear loads of colorful fruit with a sweet, very complex flavor. The 2 inch fruit has orange-red
skin with yellow-green stripes. The tastiest of the striped varieties."
Trucker's Favorite Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 75 days
Seed Savers Exchange traces this one back to about 1912. When I read, "Uniform 3" pink
globes grow in clusters of 3-4. Excellent flavor. Productive plants with good blight
resistance." I thought about all those tomato sandwiches that the blight stole from me in 2010.
Maybe this one would have helped save a dismal year.
Ultimate Opener Hybrid Slicer Red Indeterminate 57 days
Sure hope I can believe what I read in Totally Tomatoes catalog. "…produces blemish-free
fruits about 33% larger than Early Girl with marvelous flavor that's sweet and juicy. Strong,
vigorous plants are capable of tremendous yields. Strong disease resistance."
Valencia Heirloom Salad Orange Indeterminate 76 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "Heirloom variety from Maine. This variety
has beautiful, large orange fruit with good true tomato flavor. 8-10 oz. tomatoes are smooth
and firm. Valencia ripens earlier than most other tomatoes, making it a good choice for
gardeners with shorter seasons."
Valley Girl Hybrid Slicer Red Determinate 65 days
I am always looking for varieties that will produce in the cool/hot/cool springs we have in
the Willamette valley. This one sounds promising. It should set and ripen its medium sized (7-
8 oz.) fruits even if the tempertures jump around. Reported to be a good producer of firm,
smooth, crack resistant fruit.
Victor Heirloom Salad Red Determinate 65 days
Requested by Harold. He remembers its great taste and high production. First I learned that
it was an All American Bronze Award winner in 1940, and that seeds were rare. When I was
about to give up, I found the seeds. It is described as a compact plant that produces a lot of 4
to 5 ounce red fruit. It was introduced by Michigan State College in 1939, and was first bred
by Dr., Yeager at ND State University.
Violet Jasper Heirloom Salad Bi-color Indeterminate 75 days
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (www.rareseeds.com) reads, "When these little Oriental jewels
ripen, your eyes will be stunned with color. They have pretty violet-purple fruit with iridescent
green streaks! Fruit weigh 1-3 ounces, are smooth and have good tasting, dark purplish-red
flesh. This variety will also amaze you with its yield: it’s not only high, but incredibly high,
being one of the most productive tomatoes we have grown."
Virginia Sweets Heirloom Slicer Bicolored Indeterminate 80 days
Back by request! Tomato Grower's Supply catalog reads, "This heirloom variety is simply
one of the best tasting, best producing gold-red bicolors we have ever grown. On top of that,
the tomatoes are stunningly beautiful and enormous, weighing at least 1 pound each. Golden
yellow beefsteaks are colored with red stripes that turn into a ruby blush on top of the golden
fruit. Flavor is sweet and rich, and harvests are abundant."
Wapsipinicon Peach Heirloom Salad Yellow Indeterminate 80 days
Seed Savers Exchange gives this description, "(aka Yellow Peach, White Peach) Originated
with Elbert S. Carman in 1890 under the name White Peach. This strain came from Dennis
Schlicht and is named after the Wapsipinicon River in northeast Iowa. Heavy producer of 2"
round fuzzy yellow fruits. Sweet, juicy, well-balanced flavor. Winner of SSE’s 2006 Heirloom
Tomato Tasting. Rot resistant."
Watermelon Beefsteak Heirloom Slicer Pink Indeterminate 75 days
Dating back to the 1800's, it gets it name from oblong fruits that resemble watermelons.
Mild, pink-skinned fruits have firm, purplish-red flesh that weigh up to 2 lbs.
Wayahead Heirloom Salad Red Determinate 63 days
Uncle Wayne used to claim he picked dozens of Wayaheads by the time most people had
only grown tomato plants. The plants were not much to look at, but the tomatoes tasted great!
White Beauty Open Pollinated Salad White Indeterminate 85 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2007 catalog reads, "Creamy white color inside and outside make
White Beauty a rarity. Extremely mild and sweet because of a high sugar content. Fruits
average 8 ounces and are quite meaty with few seeds."
Willamette Open Pollinated Salad Red Determinate 75 days
Territorial Seed Company's 2005 catalog reads, "Becoming a Northwest heirloom,
Willamettte was developed at Oregon State University by the late Dr. Tex Frazier. This very
dependable ripener is one of OSU's first early determinate tomatoes. It's medium in size with a
mild, low acid flavor."
Wins All Heirloom Slicer Red Indeterminate 80 days
From TomatoFest.com. "A disease resistant heirloom named in 1925, in a contest for a
name. A personal favorite and consistent choice for my garden year after year. Slightly
flattened, beautiful, blemish-free, rose-pink fruits, 1 to 2-pounds with firm flesh and lots of
delicious juice. Outstanding true tomatoey flavor, intense, balanced and sweet. A County Fair
winner for me. Best enjoyed on its own."
Yellow Stuffer Heirloom Salad Yellow Indeterminate 85 days
Plant produces high yields of large yellow tomatoes that looks like a bell pepper. An
excellent gourmet variety for slicing or stuffing. From Remier Seeds.
All Paste Tomato Varieties
All Paste (roma) type varieties are listed below.
Amish Gold Heirloom Paste Yellow Indeterminate 80 days
From TomatoFest.com. "Cross between Amish Paste and Sungold. Fruit is 1 1/2"-2" long,
oblong shape with sharply-pointed end. Fruit has the gold color and flavor of the Sungold and
the meatiness of the Amish Paste."
Amish Paste Heirloom Paste Red Indeterminate 85 days
"Amish heirloom variety produces paste-type fruit with an oblong oxheart shape. 8 oz.
tomatoes are solid with an outstandingly good, sweet flavor." Tomato Growers Supply
Bellstar Heirloom Paste Red Determinate 70 days
"Extremely productive paste tomato has fruit almost twice the size of regular plum types. 4
to 5 oz. tomatoes are borne on compact plants that become nearly covered in fruit. Tomatoes
are resistant to cracking and excellent for paste, canning, or juice."
Berkeley Tie-Dye Heart Open Pollinated Paste Bi-color Indeterminate 80 days
This plant will have wispy droopy leafs, may look like it needs water when it does not.
Very meaty, almost no juice. Strong assertive flavor like Berkely Tie-Dye.
Big Mama Hybrid Paste Red Indeterminate 80 days
My tomato buddy Al keeps telling me how great this one is. The seeds are only offered by
Burpee so they are expensive seeds. But nothing is too much for a good tomato buddy! So if
you like to make delicious, creamy, thick sauce give Big Mama a try. Burpee claims is peels
very easily after boiling.
Blush Heirloom Paste Bi-color Indeterminate 75 days
The seeds arrived too late for last years list, but I did grow out a couple of plants. The 2"
long fruit have an unforgettable tropical sweet flavor reminiscent of pineapple. Pick when the
pink blush starts to appear over the yellow background. While nearly all of the fruit I picked
cracked, the taste was wonderful and well worth dealing with the split flesh.
Classica Hybrid Paste Red Determinate 76 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, " A beafutiful new pear tomato that may
become the replacement for Roma. Fruits weigh about 3-1/2 ozs. and are nearly twice the size
of roma. They also have significantly more flavor, which makes them great for eating fresh as
well as canning, freezing, or making into sauce or salsa. Very strong plants set a heavy crop
and have less tendency for blossom end rot than other pear tomatoes."
Cream Sausage Open Pollinated Paste White Determinate 80 days
Seed Savers Exchange 2005 catalog reads, "NEW! A unique new variety. Creamy white to
light yellow sausage-shaped fruit, very productive busy plants. Nice sweet flavor, great for
salsa and for a fabulous colored sauce!"
Cuore di Bue Open Pollinated Paste Bi-color Indeterminate 85 days
When I saw this one featured in several catalogs, I figured I had to have it. It certainly fits
the "unusual" category. One of the largest saucing/paste tomatoes I've found, it is a squat pear
shape, measuring almost 4 inches. The dense flesh in nice, but they say it also has better flavor
than other sauce types. Add the orange/red skin, and you have a real eye and mouth catcher.
Debarao Open Pollinated Paste Red Indeterminate 72 days
Requested by Debbie. She told me it was "the best tomato I've tasted". Great taste
combined with early ripening and all season production should make this perfect for salsa
lovers, but it should also be great for salads and omlets.
Federle Heirloom Paste Red Indeterminate 85 days
"Beautiful 6-7" long paste tomato, rich full flavor unlike most other banana pepper-shaped
tomatoes. Very few seeds, excellent for processing, especially good for salsa." Seed Saver's
German Lunchbox Heirloom Paste Red Indeterminate 80 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "This heirloom was brought into the seed store a few years ago
by a local gentleman who had been saving this tomato for many years. His family brought this
variety to the USA when they immigrated here. The fruit are the size of a small egg, vibrant
pink, sugar sweet, and begging to be eaten. Perfectly sized for salads or putting in the
lunchbox!" Seems like a good canner, also.
Giant Paste Open Pollinated Paste Red Indeterminate 75 days
While roma shaped, Giant Paste is larger and juicer than the average roma type. Claims of
plentiful yields and outstanding flavor made this one a must try.
Golden Rave Hybrid Paste Yellow Indeterminate 85 days
This may be the best replacement for the hybrid Italian Gold that I liked, but cannot get
seeds for anymore. Indeterminate plants produce buckets of dandelion yellow, 3 inch long,
meaty fruit on concentrated clusters of 4-5. Of course it is good for gourmet sauces, and its
color and flavor make it excellent for salsa, but I like to eat the fruit fresh.
Heinz 2653 Open Pollinated Paste Red Determinate 75 days
They claim this Heinz out produces other paste types in cool weather. 3 1/2 - 4 foot plants
will give you an abundance of 3 to 3 1/2 inch firm fleshed deep red fruits just right for juice,
paste and/or salsa.
Icicle Black Heirloom Paste Black Indeterminate 85 days
I had the other three "Icicle" paste tomatoes last year, but the black seeds were sold out
before I got my order in. While our short season and late ripening made a disappointing
combination last year, I am hopeful planting all four colors could make for the most colorful
and tasteful salsa you have ever made. Come long warm summer, please!
Icicle Orange Heirloom Paste Orange Indeterminate 85 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "Sweet, rich and flavorful with strong citrus overtones made
this Jere’s favorite eating variety last season. We just couldn’t get enough of the sweet,
luscious, glowing orange icicle-like fruit that are like an extra long paste tomato. This variety
also makes a lovely orange ketchup and a superb salsa. It was a definite winner, and plants
were quite productive."
Icicle Pink Heirloom Paste Pink Indeterminate 85 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "Very delicious, bright pink fruit are shaped like a dazzling pink
icicle. The flavor is very sweet and rich, being one of the best tasting pink paste types we’ve
tried. Perfect for salsas and preserving, but also one of our favorites last season to eat fresh out
of hand right in the garden. This variety was an incredible producer, and even though it has a
small amount of seeds per fruit, we were still able to get a large crop of seeds due to its
productiveness. Developed in the former Soviet Union, this is truly a masterpiece of tomato
breeding. Introduced by us from the Ukraine along with its yellow, orange and black sisters."
Icicle Yellow Heirloom Paste Yellow Indeterminate 85 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "Bright lemon-yellow fruit are a little thicker in shape than the
other icicles in this series, being filled with cream-yellow colored flesh that is thick, sweet and
perfect for paste and canning. It is a very pretty tomato that is one of the best yellow paste
types you can grow, having a fine flavor and some juiciness; this variety also is incredible to eat
fresh. Another variety of the icicle tomatoes that we are introducing from the Ukraine this year."
Italian Gold Hybrid Paste Yellow Determinate 75 days
It is back! I seldom put "good taste" and "paste/roma" in the same sentence except for
Italian Gold. I really enjoyed eating these yellow/gold jewels right off the vine. Territorial Seed
catalog use tp describe it as a cooking tomato, saying "The bright gold color of this Roma-style
tomato will give you some of the richest, thickest homemade sauce you have ever made. Italian
Gold is a compact, determinate plant that is highly disease resistant." Then they stopped
offering it. This year I found it again from another source. I sure hope it is as good as I
Italian Red Pear Open Pollinated Paste Red Indeterminate 80 days
Dee asked me to find an Italian Pear tomato, and I found this one from Tomato Growers
Supply, who describe it this way, "…this one is large and somewhat ribbed with thin skin and a
delicious, slightly sweet flavor. Delicate and flavorful enough to eat fresh, but also perfect for
cooking into a fragrant tomato sauce."
Italian Roma Open Pollinated Paste Red Determinate 80 days
Bob Woods saved these seeds last year and was kind enough to share them with us. He
says the fruits are very flavorful, meaty and are large for a roma type.
Jersey Devil Open Pollinated Paste Red Indeterminate 80 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "It's back! This variety was made popular
many years ago by a seed company that is no longer in business. Many gardeners still
remember fondly this prolific variety with 4 to 6 inch long, tapered red fruits shaped like banana
peppers. The tomatoes are very meaty and sweet with few seeds -- great for sauces, salsas, or
even eating fresh. Color is a gorgeous bright red and yield is impressive."
Joe's Plum Heirloom Paste Red Determinate 80 days
Huge, 4 by 5 inch red fruit that is very meaty. Very good for canning or sauces.
La Roma Hybrid Paste Red Determinate 62 days
"One of the very best 'Italian-type' tomatoes for its outstanding hybrid vigor and uniformity.
Large yields of 3 to 4 oz. fruit. Produces 7 times more fruit than the standard Roma in field
trials." Tomato Growers Supply.
Opalka Heirloom Paste Red Indeterminate 85 days
Seed Savers Exchange 2005 catalog reads, "Given to Carolyn Male by a Polish co-worker,
brought to Amsterdam, New York around 1900. Phenomenal set of red 3" by 5" paste
tomatoes, excellent fresh flavor. Very few seeds, great tomato for processing. Fruits hold well
on the vine. Wispy, vigorous vines."
Oregon Star Open Pollinated Paste Red Determinate 85 days
Territorial Seed Company 2007 catalog reads, "Large, vigorous, determinate vines will
produce huge fruit, 3 inches wide by 5 inches long when well grown. ... Makes the most thick
and creamy tomato juice we have seen."
Oroma Heirloom Paste Red Determinate 70 days
"Oroma peels easily to make thick tomato sauce and paste. One of the earliest to mature, the
fruit sets early in clusters of 4-7 and keeps very well on and off the determinate plants. The
smooth, cylindrical tomatoes are gradually tapered at the blossom end."
Principe Borghese Open Pollinated Paste Red Determinate 80 days
"A small plum to grape-sized tomato. Fruit are 1 to 2 oz. and very meaty. An ideal variety
for drying with low moisture and few seeds." Ed Hume Seeds, Inc.
Roma VF Hybrid Paste Red Determinate 76 days
"One of the most popular varieties for paste, sauces and canning. Compact vines yield large
harvests of 3 in. long, bright red fruit ... Thick-walled and solid with few seeds." Tomato
Roughwood Golden Plum Open Pollinated Paste Orange Determinate 75 days
2.5-3" meaty, orange paste tomatoes on small plants. Cross of yellow Brandywine &
San Marzano Heirloom Paste Red Indeterminate 85 days
"A little later than Roma, with superb flavor in slightly rectangular-shaped fruits that are
bright red and hang in large clusters. Holds well on the vine and in storage." Totally Tomatoes
San Marzano Gigante Open Pollinated Paste Red Indeterminate 90 days
Admitedly I am not a paste tomato fan. I like mine juicy. But San Marzano has caught my
taste buds attention. So when I read that there is the same taste available in a much larger
package, 2 1/2 inches wide, 7 inches long, I want to see and taste it myself. Yes, it is a late
season one, so don't bet all your sauce/salsa recipes on just this one. But if you are up to a
tomato adventure, you just might like to try it, too.
San Marzano Redorta Heirloom Paste Red Indeterminate 78 days
This one was highly recommended to me because of its size and flavor, so I want to give it
a try. Named for a mountain in Bergamo, the fruit is larger than San Marzano. It is reported to
be meaty enough for cooking, but with flavor that will have us eating it fresh. Being
indeterminate and flavorful should make it great for salsa.
Saucy Open Pollinated Paste Red Determinate 70 days
"Paste tomato, very productive of plum-shaped fruits. Compact plants. Fruit quality holds
on or off the vine. Easy to peel. Fruits are sparsely seeded making them a good choice for
home canning." Nichols Garden Nursery
Sausage Heirloom Paste Red Indeterminate 78 days
"Red paste tomatoes up to 6-in. long are very meaty and perfect for mixing in with canning
tomatoes or adding to catsup to provide body." Tomato Growers Supply
Speckled Roman Open Pollinated Paste Striped Indeterminate 85 days
Seed Savors Exchange 2007 catalog reads, "Developed by SSE member John Swenson as a
result of a stabilized cross of Antique Roman and Banana Legs. Gorgeous 3" wide by 5" long
fruits with jagged orange and yellow stripes. Meaty, great tomato taste. One of the best for
processing. Very productive, few seeds. Still throws an occasional yellow striped fruit."
Striped Roman Open Pollinated Paste Striped Indeterminate 75-80 days
Territorial Seed Company 2007 catalog reads, "Very unique. These long, roma-shaped
tomatoes have orange stripes running down the length of the fruit. Tomatoes are very thick
and meaty with a nice rich flavor. Plants stay moderately compact and have a good yield."
Super Italian Paste Heirloom Paste Red Indeterminate 70 days
Large fruit average six inches long and have a reddish-orange color. It is described as firm
and meaty with a sweet taste.
Super Marzano Heirloom Paste Red Indeterminate 78 days
"The large, 5 inch tomatoes feature a high sugar content and rich flavor. They are very high
is pectin, giving sauces and pastes a natural creamy thickness." Territorial Seed Co.
Viva Italia VFN Hybrid Paste Red Determinate 76 days
Territorial Seed Company's 2005 catalog reads, "A beautiful Italian sauce tomato with
outstanding fresh flavor and abundant mid-season yields. Vigorous determinate vines deliver
decidedly firm, pleasantly juicy fruit that ripen uniformly and store well for 2-3 weeks if not
overly ripe when picked."
All Small Fruited Varieties
All small fruited varieties (cherry, grape, current) are listed below.
Amish Salad Heirloom Cherry Pink Indeterminate 80 days
"Small pink, 2 oz., oval cherries seem to last forever on the vine without rotting or losing
flavor. Flesh is very firm, mild and sweet. Up to 6 blemish-free fruits per cluster, with many
clusters on large plants ... with heavy foliage." Totally Tomatoes
Austin's Red Pear Open Pollinated Cherry Red Indeterminate 80 days
2010 Seed Savers Exchange catalog reads, "A real standout among all of Seed Savers' red
pears. Extra large 2" red tomatoes with excellent flavor. Very productive; occasonally a plant
with yellow fruit appears."
Beam's Yellow Pear Heirloom Cherry Yellow Indeterminate 75 days
Seed Savers Exchange 2005 catalog reads, "This was our favorite when we compared 25
different yellow pears in 1998. Endless supply of 1 1/2" pear tomatoes with great taste, ideal
Black Cherry Open Pollinated Cherry Black Indeterminate 65 days
Perfectly round fruit, that have both the classic black color and fruity taste. Vigorous
plants, good production, sweet, fruity, and juicy taste.
Black Plum Heirloom Cherry Black Indeterminate 82 days
Small elongated oval fruits are deep mahogany and sweet and fruity. I find these wonderful
for snacking off the vine or for adding color and flavor to salads. 6-foot tall plants produce a
steady, large crop.
Blondkopfchen Heirloom Cherry Yellow Indeterminate 75 days
Seed Savers Exchange 2005 catalog reads, "Small golden-yellow fruits with excellent sweet
taste. Fruits are borne in giant clusters, enormous yields, and never a cracked fruit. Bears until
frost." "Plant produces phenomenal clusters of 20-30 very-very-very tasty gold/yellow grape-
sized (1/2") cherries. Put this in your mouth and see if you can keep from smiling."
Brown Berry Open Pollinated Cherry Brown Indeterminate 70 days
"Earthy-brown color ... More than a novelty - the fruits have very good flavor and are sweet
and juicy. A very different look for fresh and cooked cuisine." Totally Tomatoes.
Cabernet Hybrid Grape Red Indeterminate 70 days
Territorial Seed Co. 2008 catalog reads, "Performed very well even into the cool nights of
the late season; did not crack, and the flavor stayed intact without becoming washed out. High
yields, with nice grape-like truss presentation on a sprawling plant."
Camp Joy Hybrid Cherry Red Indeterminate ? days
From Tomatofest.com, "Heavy bearing heirloom variety that offers an abundance of
luscious 1" fruit with huge, well-balanced, sweet tomato flavors. One of Gary Ibsen's favorite
cherry varieties. Strong disease resistant. Perfect for snacking or salads." aka Chadwick
Chadwick Cherry Heirloom Cherry Red Indeterminate 85 days
From TomatoBob.com "This is a wonderful large red cherry tomato.....very prolific! Great
flavor...you'll be eating them as you pick!" aka Camp Joy??
Cherry Roma Heirloom Cherry Red Indeterminate 75 days
Good taste, cherry, and roma are not normally put together to describe a tomato. But this
productive heirloom really needs all three words to describe it. Meaty, almost crunchy, plum-
shaped taste delights!
Chocolate Cherry Open Pollinated Cherry Black Indeterminate 70 days
Territoral Seed Company 2008 catalog reads, "These cherries have both skin and flesh
shaded an attractive combination of port wine and chestnut with a comparably delicious and
multifaceted flavor. The super productive, indeterminate plants produce trusses of 1 inch
round fruit nonstop."
Christmas Grapes Open Pollinated Grape Red Indeterminate 75 days
Seed Savers Exchange 2005 catalog reads, "NEW! Better by the bunch! Highly productive
plants yield a steady stream of 1" fruits that are borne in clusters of 10-20. Incredibly sweet
Five Star Grape Hybrid Grape Red Indeterminate 60 days
Johnny's Seeds describes it this way, "Five Star Grape has excellent, sweet flavor and firm,
meaty texture with few seeds and little juice. Healthy plants bear high yields of bright red, 15-20
gm, crack resistant grape tomatoes."
Flamingo Hybrid Grape Pink Indeterminate 70 days
Territorial Seed Co. 2008 catalog reads, "A rosy pInk tomato that's a beauty to behold and
tantalizing to taste. These chunky, juicy fruits burst with sumptuous, exotic, pineappely
nectar. The vigorous, indeterminate plants yield flocks of 1 3/4 inch, oblong treats. ..."
Gardener's Delight Open Pollinated Cherry Red Indeterminate 72 days
Totally Tomatoes 2005 catalog reads, "German-bred and prize-winning, producing long,
grape-like, red, sweet, 3/4" fruits. Clusters of 6 to 12 sugar-sweet cherries are crack-resistant
and bear until frost. Hardy vines require staking or caging."
Gold Nugget Open Pollinated Cherry Yellow Determinate 60 days
Among the first to ripen, fruit is amazingly sweet. Plants are compact but very productive
early, but fade out by late summer. Great for containers, or for the first ripe tomatoes in the
Gold Rush Current Open Pollinated Currant Orange Indeterminate 75 days
Seed Savers Exchange catalog reads, "Chosen for its managiable growth habit and heavy set
of 1/4" fruits borne in trusses of 10-12. Excellent tomato flavor. Plants do not drop fruit."
Golden Honey Bunch Grape Hybrid Grape Yellow Indeterminate 75 days
"This is the first golden grape tomato. Bite size fruits are crisp and exceptionally sweet with
a concentrated flavor. Vigorous vines produce multiple clusters of 10-20 fruits." Nichols
Grape Tomato Open Pollinated Grape Red Indeterminate 55 days
"Long, grape-like clusters of brilliant red elongated cherry tomatoes. Very sweet, complex
flavor is delicious and has made these tomatoes a favoirte of people everywhere. Crack-
resistant and tolerant of heat and a number of tomato diseases." Tomato Growers Supply.
Green Grape Heirloom Grape Green Indeterminate 75 days
Large grape-sized fruit are pale green with hint of yellow when ripe. They are juicy and
very pleasant tasting.
Haley's Purple Comet Heirloom Cherry Black Indeterminate 75 days
Large black (dark purple) with green shoulders. Ronald Rodgers, a tomato friend in New
York, sent me a few seeds to trial. Very limited number of plants.
Honey Bunch Grape Hybrid Grape Red Determinate 76 days
"Only 30 to 36 inches tall, tie to a small stake, short fruit laden branches will dangle down
carrying clusters of 10 to 20 fruits. This intermediate type is a 'pole determinate' and production
continues through the season. Extra early maturity, and smaller growth habit make this an
outstanding garden selection." Nichols Garden Nursery.
Ildi Open Pollinated Grape Yellow Indeterminate 68 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2005 catalog reads, "These lovely oval yellow cherries are about
the size and shape of a large grape, with well balanced flavor that is a delicious combination of
sweet and acid. Vigorous plants are quite prolific, producing large bouquets of these yellow
morsels of sweetness. Ildi is definitely in a class by itself. Its fruit is also being sold
commercially as Yellow Grape."
Indigo Rose Open Pollinated Cherry Purple Indeterminate 75 days
This is totally new this year! Claimed to be the darkest tomato ever, these 1-2 oz. fruits will
turn a deep purple/red - the more sunlight exposure the darker the fruit. This should really be
Isis Candy Open Pollinated Cherry Yellow Indeterminate 73 days
"This variety is a real taste treat! Its golden-yellow fruit, marbled with red, contains a
complex blend of richness, sweetness, and fruitiness." Territorial Seed Co.
Jelly Bean Hybrid Grape Red Indeterminate 66 days
Gurney's Seeds & Nursery say, "These little gems have a fantastic, sweet flavor you're sure
to love! Disease-resistant vines bear multiple clusters of 15-30 grape-sized fruits that resist
Jelly Bean - Yellow Hybrid Grape Yellow Indeterminate 72 days
Totally Tomatoes 2007 catalog reads, "A prolific yielder of oblong fruits, true yellow in
clolor. Bite-sized fruits grow in groups of 15 to 30 per cluster, and can be harvested later in the
season than most."
Jolly Hybrid Grape Pink Indeterminate 75 days
"Abundant clusters of 1.5 ounce pink fruit that is delicious, juicy, and sweet. This one is a
prolific bearer, typically offering 10-14 tomatoes per cluster." Tomato Growers Supply
Juliet Hybrid Cherry Red Indeterminate 60 days
Tomato Growers Supply 2007 catalog reads, "… vigorous vines. The 1 oz. fruit is about
twice the size of a Grape tomato, but is shaped like a grape or elongated plum with a different
taste and texture. Juliet's wonderful, full tomato flavor is high in both acid and sugar ... expect
Koralik Heirloom Cherry Red Determinate 61 days
"These cherry tomatoes are borne on a truss of 6-8 fruits, all consistently ripe at the same
time!" Territorial Seed Co.
Lemon Cherry F1 Hybrid Cherry Yellow Indeterminate 58 days
Tomato Growers Supply offer this description, "Expect large yields of these pale yellow
cherry tomatoes that are juicy, sweet, and flavorful. Each fruit has an average weight of 1/2
oz., a perfect size for adding into salads or for snacking. These cherries offer a beautiful new
color and truly yummy flavor."
Lemon Drop Open Pollinated Cherry Yellow Indeterminate 85 days
Seed Savers Exchange 2005 catalog reads, "This variety was hardly bothered by the record-
setting wet and cold season at Heritage Farm during the summer of 2004. Heavy sets of 1/2 -
3/4" translucent yellow cherry tomatoes. Nice clean tart-sweet flavor."
Lillan's Yellow Heirloom Heirloom Slicer Yellow Indeterminate 90 days
Late season, but worth waiting for. Tomato Growers Supply describes it as, "Beautiful,
clear yellow beefsteak fruit weighs at least a pound with a flavor that is rich and complex, yet
refreshingly sweet. Very meaty tomatoes have few seeds while still being juicy and absolutely
delicious. Considered one of the finest tasting yellow heirlooms and unique for its pale yellow,
not golden, color."
Lollipop Heirloom Cherry Yellow Indeterminate 70 days
www.rareseeds.com reads, "Delicious, light yellow translucent cherries. The flavor of these
is really good--both sweet and fruity. These pretty fruits are popular at farmers' markets.
Plants set good yields. A real winner." OK, but I'm trying it because of the name. Come on all
you adult kids!
Matt's Wild Cherry Heirloom Cherry Red Indeterminate 75 days
Very popular cherry heirloom. Loads and loads of small red fruits on very vigorous vines.
Great for salads.
Mexico Midget Heirloom Cherry Red Indeterminate 75 days
"Very prolific plants continue producing heavily throughout the entire season. Round dark-
crimson ½" fruits give an incredible flash of rich tomato flavor, great for salads." Seed Savers
Napa Grape Hybrid Grape Red Indeterminate 65 days
1" fruit, claims highest sugar content of any grape tomato.
Olivette Jaune Open Pollinated Cherry Yellow Indeterminate 80 days
Large olive shape, yellow, juicy fruit.
Peacevine Cherry Heirloom Cherry Red Indeterminate 70-80 days
Seeds of Change web site reads, "Seeds of Change Original Highest Vitamin C cherry
tomato we've found. Uniquely high in gamma-amino butyric acid, a body sedative that calms
jitters. Tresses continuously grow many delicious red (occasionally yellow) fruits. Sow seed in
flats indoors and plant out in garden in 6-8 weeks when all danger of frost has passed. Plant in
rows 24-36 inches apart. Needs trellising. Harvesting tips. Pick individual fruits as they ripen.
When frost threatens, entire plant can be lifted, including roots, and hung upside down indoors
to ripen remaining fruits."
Red Cherry Open Pollinated Cherry Red Indeterminate 65 days
This is a good, generic red cherry tomato that will yield lots of about one inch bright red
fruits for snacking or salads.
Red Currant Heirloom Current Red Indeterminate 60 days
Parent type of modern tomatoes, pea-sized fruits borne on large clusters. These tiny fruits
have intense flavor, and often have 1,000 fruits per plant. From South America.
Red Pear Open Pollinated Cherry Red Indeterminate 78 days
Miniature pear-shaped tomatoes are 1 3/4 to 2 inches long and bright red. Flavorful and
sweet, they are great for salads.
Red Robin Open Pollinated Cherry Red Determinate 55 days
Sturdy but very compact plants are great for sunny windows. 12-18 inch plants will be
loaded with 1 in. red fruits. Great for office or small appartment.
Snow White Open Pollinated Cherry White Indeterminate 74 days
Sweet, fruity flavor in a pale yellow fruit that can have a hint of orange at full maturity.
Vigorous plants, good production.
Sugar Lump Heirloom Cherry Red Indeterminate 72 days
An heirloom from the 1800's, sugar lump is one of the sweetest red cherry tomatoes.
Abundant crack-resistant 3/4 inch fruits ripen on long, grape-like trusses. Vigorous vines
should be caged or staked.
Sugar Plum Hybrid Grape Red Indeteminate 67 days
From Harris Seeds, "The sweetest grape tomato we know of. The Sugar Plum tomato has
been rated the best tasting grape tomato in many taste tests. Its indeterminate plant sets heavy
yields of 1 in. grape-shaped fruit that have a rich red color. The firm fruit has a pleasing texture
and its sweetness will [please] your customers. The fruit form in long clusters, which allows
for an easy harvest."
Sugary Hybrid Cherry Red Indeterminate 60 days
This description in the 2009 Park Seed Co. catalog persuaded me to try them. "Scoring 9.5
on the Brix scale, this is by far the sweetest cherry yet. And they arise in huge clusters on
vining plants so vigourous, you may have to cut them back in midseason! Super flavor and
nonstop yields make this a 'gimme'!"
Sun Gold Hybrid Cherry Yellow Indeterminate 65 days
These apricot yellow-orange tomatoes are as sweet as they come. Bet you can't eat just
one! Heavy producers all season.
Sun Sugar Hybrid Cherry Orange Indeterminate 62 days
Thin-skinned and super sweet, yet more crack resistant than Sun Gold. Such good flavor
that it is hard to keep from eating them all in the garden.
Supersweet 100 Hybrid Cherry Red Indeterminate 70 days
"Exceptionally sweet and high in Vitamin C, this improved Sweet 100 type is ideal for home
gardening. Each plant produces hundreds of small cherry tomatoes in clusters, and has better
disease resistance." Harris Seeds
Sweet 100 Heirloom Cherry Red Indeterminate 70 days
Very productive, sweet 1 inch cherry tomatoes. Left to grow natural, it needs to be caged
or supported as it will grow over six feet tall.
Sweet Baby Girl Hybrid Cherry Red Indeterminate 65 days
"The ultimate in super-sweet cherry tomatoes has arrived! Incredible sets of luscious red
fruits in long clusters on compact plants. Crack-resistant, bright red fruits weigh less than 1
oz., and keep well after harvest." Totally Tomatoes
Sweet Hearts Hybrid Grape Red Indeterminate 70 days
From Harris Seeds, "Sweet Hearts is a grape tomato that produces big yields of fruit that
have a brilliant red color, an excellent uniform shape and a superb flavor. Its indeterminate
plants produce impressive yields with continuous sets and full clusters to the top of the plant.
Sweet Hearts is very sweet and has excellent shelf-life. Resistant to cracking."
Sweet Million Hybrid Cherry Red Indeterminate 70 days
This tomato reminds me of my childhood, in my Uncle Wayne's garden. Classic cherry
tomato vines produce classic fruits with classic tomato taste.
Sweet Pea Heirloom Current Red Indeterminate 75 days
At least one seed company claims this is the best current sized tomato avaliable. These
plants tend to spread, so caging will help contain them. But you will have to deal with the
hundreds of small fruits and their excellent flavor. Some say they have a hint of wine.
Sweetie Open Pollinated Cherry Red Indeterminate 70 days
"Sweetie is an earlier and much sweeter alternative to Sweet 100. The small 3/4 - 1 inch,
round, red fruit have a classic tomato flavor, reminding one of rich tomato juice, and are
delicious in salads or as snacks." Territorial Seed Co.
Tomato Berry Garden Hybrid Cherry Red Indeterminate 60 days
I saw these in several catalogs, and their unique strawberry shaped fruits kept calling to
me. The fruit is described as 1 inch in size, heart shaped, firm with a meaty texture, but its
flavor really impressed me. When snacking in the garden, this one will be one I visit often, and
stay for a while.
Tumbler Hybrid Hybrid Cherry Red Determinate 49 days
"Bred for hanging baskets. Bushy plants will produce lots of nicely flavored cherry
tomatoes. Tumbler tends to fill in a basket instead of producing lanky growth. We also like it as
an edging for planting beds." Nichols Garden Nursery
Tumbling Tom Yellow Open Pollinated Cherry Yellow Indeterminate 70 days
Tumbling Tom (Yellow & Red) is for hanging baskets, and will send branches down 20
inches or more. The fruits are 1 to 2 inches in size and are wonderful juicy snacks.
Velvet Red Heirloom Cherry Red Indeterminate 75 days
Seed Savers Exchange gives this description, "Winner of the 2009 Tomato Tasting at SSE’s
Heritage Farm. From Joe Bratka of Elmwood, New Jersey. Striking silvery gray dusty miller-
type foliage. Heavy yields of 1" cherry tomatoes, excellent sweet flavor. Occasionally a non-
silvery plant will appear. " Caution, this is later ripening than most cherry tomatoes. The flavor
may be well worth a few weeks extra wait.
Washington Cherry Open Pollinated Cherry Red Determinate 60 days
Developed by Washington State Univ., this should do well for containers and getting you
that first fix of great tomato flavor. The fruit is descirbed as deep red, thick-walled, meaty and
flavorful with good keeping quality.
White Currant Open Pollinated Current White Indeterminate 75 days
For those of you that like a small tomato, White Currant adds both a new color - creamy
white - with a big sugar spike, making it an eye and appetite pleaser.
Yellow Gooseberry Heirloom Cherry Yellow Indeterminate 75 days
Seed Savers Exchange gives this description, "Originally from the J. M. Hartman and
Daughters Seed Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hundreds of large yellow cherry tomatoes
per plant. Mildly sweet flavor, adds good color to salads and salsa."
Yellow Pear Heirloom Cherry Yellow Indeterminate 75 days
Love 'em or hate 'em, these are just like 'em ones Grandpa used to grow. Very prolific
production of meaty fruit.
Zebra Cherry Hybrid Cherry bi-color Determinate 80 days
38.25 Late season determinate plants are not high on my list. But the looks of these deep
red/orange-yellow zebra-streaked beauties caught my fancy. Then the Terrietorial Seed catalog
added, "Generoulsly-sized cherry tomatoes are a burst of robust, full-bodied flavor that is
outstanding and unique among its cherry tomato peers."
Uncle Waynes Tomatoes, Inc.
23430 SE Filbert Rd
Eagle Creek, OR 97022-8687
cell 503-367-4230 - res. 503-637-6721
Tomato plants are $2.50 each in 3.5 inch pots.
See us at
Clark County Event Center, April 27th, 28th & 29th.
Canby County Fair Grounds, May 5th & 6th.
Gresham Farmer's Market, Saturdays starting May 12th.
Or, come to the farm on Filbert Road, Eagle Creek. Please call or
email first to be sure we are home.
48", 60" & 72" square, folding cages will also be available. 2011
price list coming soon.
|Our 2012 list is here ... now if spring would just show up!
Availability can change without notice!
Plants will be $3.00 each in 3.5 inch pots.
Yes, we will be at the Spring Garden Fair, in Canby, May 4th & 5th.
We will also be at the sale at the Clark Co. Fair grounds
April 26th, 27th & 28th.
On Saturdays, starting May 11th, we plan on being at the Gresham Farmer's
Peppers offered by "ChiliDr" will be available again this year.
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Just email us with your list, and tell us when you want to pick up the plants.
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No prepayment is required. Pay for them when you take delivery.