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Tomatoes

 

Tomato

The tomato, is perhaps the most hybridized garden vegetable.  Nearly everyone grows tomatoes in their garden.  As one of the most hybridized vegetables, there are more than 15,000 known cultivars or varieties of the tomato.  From Beefsteak, to Cherry, Paste to Sweet, they all have their uses.  Below we will list the over 30 varieties of tomatoes we carry each season.  Tomatoes can easily be classified into four various types; Cherry or Grape, Salad, Beefsteak, Paste.  In addition to these people also enjoy tomatoes fresh off the vine and sliced in various ways.  We hope you enjoy learning more about growing this favorite crop!


The code letters below will help you identify our various tomato varieties based upon their uses.

Bf = Beefsteak, Slicing
Ca = Canning

Ch = Cherry or Grape
Fr = Fresh Eating

Pa = Paste, Sauces
Sa = Salads, Slicing,


Our Tomato varieties are listed in Alphabetical order below;

Amish Paste - Ca, Pa
Better Boy - Sa, Bf
Big Beef - Sa, Bf
Black Krim - Bf, 
Brandywine - Bf, Sa
Brandywine (Pink) - Bf, Sa
Burpee Big Boy - Bf, Sa
Celebrity - Sa, Bf
Early Girl - Sa, Fr

Early Girl (Bush) - Sa, Fr
Fantastic - Ca, Fr, Sa, Bf
German Johnson - Bf, Sa, Ca,
Cupid (Grape) - Ch, Fr, Sa,
Grape (Red) - Ch, Fr, Sa
Homestead - Fr, Sa, Bf
Jet Star - Sa, Ch, 
Jubilee - Sa, Fr, Ca,
Juliet - Ch, Sa,

Lemon Boy - Sa, Fr,
Mortgage Lifter - Bf, Sa, 
Mr. Stripey - Pa, Fr, 
Oxheart Red - Pa, Fr, Sa
Patio - Fr, Sa,
Pink Girl - Fr, Sa,
Ponderosa Pink - Bf, Sa, Fr, Ca
Roma - Pa, Sa, 
San Marzano - Ca, Bf, Sa, Fr

Sunsugar - Ch, Sa, Fr,
Fantastic - Ca, Fr, Sa,
Sweet 100 - Ch, Fr, Sa, 
Sweet Baby Girl - Ch, Fr, Sa,
Sweet Million - Ch, Fr, Sa, 
Tomatillo - NA
Tumblin Tom - Ch, Fr, Sa,
Yellow Pear - Ch, Fr, Sa,


amish paste

Heirloom. 74 days. Produces up to 12 oz., deep-red oxheart shaped, red plum tomatoes are firm, meaty and juicy with outstanding flavor. The mild and sweet fruit are borne in small clusters. Probably one of the largest paste tomatoes which dates back the the turn of the century and is the best for sauces and canning. Not overly acidic. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance:

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 12 oz
Maturity: 74 days
Parentage: Heirloom


Better boy

(F-1 Hybrid). 70 days. Large, firm red fruit in the 1 lb. range. Will produce deep red, globe shaped fruits, with a red meaty interior throughout the season. Cut in quarters and add to a fresh salad, slice for sandwiches, or eat sprinkled in salt or sugar. Excellent for eating fresh from the vine. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: VFN

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 12 - 16 oz
Maturity: 70 days
Parentage: F1


big beef

(F-1 Hybrid). (All America Winner - 1994). 73 days. Very large and early deep red oblate to globe shaped 12 oz. Beefsteak type fruits. High yielding with excellent meaty flavor. Disease resistant. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance:

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 12 - 16 oz
Maturity: 73 days
Parentage: F1


black krim

Heirloom. 69-80 days. One of our best tasting tomato! A most unusual novelty, 8-12 oz. fruits are flattened, globe shaped, dark, deep-red to dark mahogany with heavy green shoulders. Interior is a deep, reddish-green color. Sweet heirloom from the Crimean peninsula of Russia. It has a rich, earthy taste. Matures extremely early. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance:

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 8 - 12 oz
Maturity: 69 - 80 days
Parentage: Heirloom


Brandywine (pink)

Heirloom. 90 days. Very large, reddish-pink fruits averaging 16-24 oz. each. The exquisite flavor of these very large fruits will delight! Beefsteak tomatoes are meaty and rich. Excellent fresh from the vine or cooked for sauces, pasta dishes or casseroles. Flavor is exceptional and of gourmet quality. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance:

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 16 - 24 oz
Maturity: 90 days
Parentage: Heirloom


Brandywine (red)

Heirloom. 90-100 days. Large, deep scarlet-red, beefsteak fruits. Excellent flavor. Fruits can weigh up to 2 lbs. Excellent fresh from the vine or cooked for sauces, pasta dishes or casseroles. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance:

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 12 - 24 oz
Maturity: 90 - 100 days
Parentage: Heirloom


burpee big boy

(F-1 Hybrid). 80 days. The most popular hybrid tomato! Large 14-16 oz. bright red fruits. Very productive. The fruits are smooth, firm, thick and meaty. Cut in quarters and add to a fresh salad, slice for sandwiches, or eat sprinkled with salt or sugar. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance:

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 14 - 16 oz
Maturity: 80 days
Parentage: F1


CELEBRITY

(F-1 Hybrid). (All America Winner - 1984). 70 days. Large, 8 oz. deep red fruit that is firm and very flavorful. Multiple disease resistant. Determinate bush habit.

Common Disease Resistance:  VFNT

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 8 oz
Maturity: 70 days
Parentage: F1


cupid

(F-1 Hybrid). 66 days. This is the ultimate in small fruited, grape-shaped tomatoes. Far superior, 1/2 oz. (20 grams) fruits have more natural sugars, with higher productivity. Fruits are 1-inch, firm but juicy and supremely sweet, with just enough tomato tang. Great in salads or for snacking. Disease resistant. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistence: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 1/2 to 1 oz
Maturity: 66 days
Parentage: F1


Early Girl

(F-1 Hybrid). 52 days. Very early, 4-6 oz. tasty fruit throughout the summer. Early, medium-sized red fruits are excellent for eating fresh from the vine. Cut in quarters and add to a fresh salad, slice for sandwiches, or eat sprinkled with salt or sugar. Disease resistance. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance:

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 4 - 6 oz
Maturity: 52 days
Parentage: F1


Early Girl (bush)

(F-1 Hybrid). 63 days. High yielding sister of the traditional Early Girl; but with determinate bush habit. Bright red fruit, 6-8 oz. fruits. Good for areas with a short growing season. Perfect size for fresh salads or snacking. Disease resistant. Determinate bush habit.

Common Disease Resistance:

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 6 - 8 oz
Maturity: 63 days
Parentage: F1


fantastic

(F-1 Hybrid). 70 days. A heavy producer of 10 oz. smooth, solid, red, meaty fruits throughout the summer. Plenty of juice and flavor. Great for fresh eating, cooking or canning. Disease resistant. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance:  VFN

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 8 - 10 oz
Maturity: 70 days
Parentage: F1


german johnson

Heirloom. 85 days. Large, pink skin with yellow shoulders, very mild, low acid, very meaty with few seeds. Size averaging 18-24 ozs. Tall plants with potato-leaf foliage. The Tomato - Johnson was named after Robert Gibbon Johnson. He was declared a hero in 1820 by eating a tomato in public in New Jersey. He attempted to greatly encourage the public acceptance of the fruit as not being toxic or poisonous. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistence: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 18 - 24 oz
Maturity: 85 days
Parentage: Heirloom


homestead

Heirloom. 80 days. Fruits are bright red, 8 oz. and are firm, meaty and very smooth. Slightly larger than a tennis ball. Highly adaptable and extremely well in hot and humid conditions. This is a great tomato for the Southern growers. Excellent for slicing or canning. Determinate bush habit.

Common Disease Resistence: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 8 oz
Maturity: 80 days
Parentage: Heirloom


jet star

(F-1 Hybrid). 72 days. Tasty, mild-flavored fruit matures early with tremendous yields. Large, attractive globes have few scars or cracks. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistence: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 
Maturity: 72 days
Parentage: F1


JUBILEE

(All America Winner - 1943). Heirloom. 80 days. Yellow to Orange, 8 oz., non-acid, solid, sweet, smooth-skinned, medium-sized, golden orange fruits are heavily produced on plants that can be staked. Solid flesh has mild flavor and few seeds. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 8 oz
Maturity: 80 days
Parentage: Heirloom


juliet

(F-1 Hybrid). (All America Winner - 1999). 60 days. Very sweet, red, one ounce cherry tomatoes are produced in clusters like grapes on the long, vigorous, indeterminate vines. Crack and disease resistant. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: .5 - 1 oz
Maturity: 60 days
Parentage: F1


MORTGAGE LIFTER (RADIATOR CHARLIE)

(Radiator Charlie). Heirloom. 85 days. Large, slightly flattened, pink-red fruits that range from 1-2 lbs. Very meaty, great flavor and with few seeds. Legend says Radiator Charlie named the tomato after its excellent crop helped him to pay off a farm about to be foreclosed on. It offers big, delicious slices for sandwiches. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 12 - 24 oz
Maturity: 85 days
Parentage: Heirloom


mr. stripey

Heirloom. 80 days. Yellow beefsteak type fruit with red-streaked flesh. Large flavorful fruits range from 14 oz. to 3 lbs. Also called Old German or Pineapple. Fruit has rich, tangy flavor and low acid content. A tasty and colorful addition to salads, salsas or tomato plates. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 14 - 36 oz
Maturity: 80 days
Parentage: Heirloom


oxheart (red)

Heirloom. 90 days. Oxheart type. Extra large, heart-shaped reddish-pink fruit, few seeds, mild flavor. Fine variety, meaty fruits have good old-fashioned tomato flavor. Tomatoes are delicious eaten fresh from the vine, sliced for salads, or added to sauces and casseroles. Non-acid. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 10 - 16 oz
Maturity: 90 days
Parentage: Heirloom


patio f

(F-1 Hybrid). 70 days. A sturdy, dwarf, upright plant with dark crinkled foliage. Medium size deep oblate shaped fruit with good color, smooth firm fruit of quality. Grows 24-30 in. tall and should be staked. Fine for growing in tubs and containers for the gardener with limited space. Disease resistant. Determinate bush habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Determinate
Fruit Size: 3 - 4 oz
Maturity: 70 days
Parentage: F1


pink girl vf

(F-1 Hybrid). 75 days. Beautiful 8 oz. pink fruits that are crack resistant. Medium-sized pink fruits are low acid. Their rich flavor makes them perfect for eating fresh or in cooking. Disease resistant. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 8 oz
Maturity: 75 days
Parentage: F1


ponderosa (red)

Heirloom. 85 days. An old time favorite, extra-large, beefsteak type with mild flavor. Almost seedless, with low-acid, solid, meaty, deep red flesh. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 18 - 24 oz
Maturity: 85 days
Parentage: Heirloom


roma vf

Heirloom. 75 days. Pear shaped 2 oz. fruit, ideal for paste or puree. Fusarium and Verticillium resistant. Determinate bush habit.

Common Disease Resistance: VF

 

Growth Habit: Determinate
Fruit Size: 1.5 - 2 oz
Maturity: 75 days
Parentage: Heirloom


san marzano

80 days. A little later than Roma, with superb flavor in slightly rectangular-shaped fruits, 3-1/2 in. by 1-1/2 in., that are bright red and hang in large clusters. Holds well on the vine and in storage. Extra-high solid content is perfect for canning. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 2 - 3 oz
Maturity: 80 days
Parentage: ??


sunsugar tmv

62 days. Germania voted this the best tasting small fruited variety. Each plant will produce many clusters of 1/2 inch or smaller, sweet golden cherry-sized, gorgeous fruit. A blue ribbon winner at one Fair declared it one of the sweetest and best flavored cherry varieties. Disease resistant. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: .5 - 1 oz
Maturity: 62 days
Parentage: ??


sweet 100

(F-1 Hybrid). 65 days. Huge, multiple-branched clusters of 1/2 in. very sweet fruit with high vitamin C content. Mouth-watering flavor. Vigorous vines bear abundantly until frost and need staking for best results. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: .5 - 1 oz
Maturity: 65 days
Parentage: F1


sweet million

(F-1 Hybrid). 70 days. A very heavy yielding producer of 1 in. cherry red, flavorful, sweet fruits. Vigorous, disease-resistant variety with large clusters of smooth, dark red fruit. Produces early and continues until frost. Cherry-sized tomatoes are sweet, crack resistant, and holds well on the vine. Outstanding variety. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: .5 - 1 oz
Maturity: 70 days
Parentage: F1


tiny tim

Heirloom. 45 days. Grows only 10-12 in. tall and about 14 in. across. A heavy yielding plant with clusters of 1 in. red, fine-flavored fruit. Can be grown as a pot plant anytime of the year. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: .5 - 1 oz
Maturity: 45 days
Parentage: Heirloom


tumbling tom (red)

65-70 days. Weeping habit. No more staking, stooping and searching. Attractive white blooms, then masses of small, bright red 1-2 in. round fruits. A great choice for small space gardens (where it can hang above the ground), urban balconies, hanging baskets, window boxes and tall containers.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: .5 - 1 oz
Maturity: 65 - 70 days
Parentage: ??


yellow pear

Heirloom. 75 days. Small pear-shaped, yellow fruit is produced all summer. Refreshing mild flavor adds zest and color to salads, vegetable trays and pasta dishes. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: 

 

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: .5 - 1 oz
Maturity: 75 days
Parentage: Heirloom


TOMATILLO

Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: .5 - 1 oz
Maturity: 60 days
Parentage: ??

 

TOMATILLO

(Toma Verde). 60 days. Very popular in salsa and picante dishes. Harvest when fruits are green, before turning yellow. Remove the thin husk before using or consuming. Indeterminate stake habit.

Common Disease Resistance: