All 2023 Varieties
Andrew Rahart’s Jumbo Red (80 days) This beefsteak has exceptional taste and aroma; a great slicer that is very dense and meaty. Andrew Rahart lived North of New York city and collected seeds from the local immigrants. This one is a mainstay. Indeterminate.
Aunt Ruby’s German Green (80 days) Reportedly from Ruby Arnold of Greenville, Tennessee. Beefsteak sized fruits are five inches in diameter and weigh one pound or more. Sweet juicy, refreshingly spicy flavour. A southern favourite for making fried green tomatoes. Indeterminate.
Baxter’s Bush Cherry (60 days) Very tasty 1″ bright red cherry. Great for snacking or salads. Vigorous and productive. Determinate growth habit which eliminated the need for staking. Works well in the topsy turvy tomato growing systems. Determinate.
Beaverlodge Slicer (55 days) Very early, with a wonderful sweet/tart taste. Plants are loaded with smooth blemish-free fruit. Perfect for containers or hanging baskets. Determinate.
Beefsteak (90 days) A very old standard variety. Fruits are large, meaty, ribbed and deep scarlet . Weights average 12 oz. Fairly soft skinned for easy slicing. Indeterminate.
Believe it or Not (85 days) Huge bright red, fantastic flavoured tomato with sweet, juicy, meaty flesh. Beautifully shaped; perfect for sandwiches and making juice. Indeterminate.
Big Rainbow (80-85 days) A spectacular large bicolour beefsteak with slight ribbing. This heirloom has a mottled orange and red exterior with brilliant coloured gold and red flesh. This low acid, firm meaty tomato packs a good old-fashioned, juicy tomato taste. Big Rainbow has vigorous vines and good disease resistance. Indeterminate.
Black Cherry (64 days) This dark 1” tomato is a pure burst of delicious smoky flavour, especially when eaten straight off the vine. Large, vigorous plants. Indeterminate.
* NEW * Black Giant (70-80 days ) Big, purple-black fruit are a favourite of seed collectors who rave about its fantastic flavour – the perfect blend of acid and sugars makes it really stand out. The globe fruits weigh 6–14 oz and are borne on highly productive vines.
Black Pineapple (aka Ananas Noire) (80 days) Ever wonder what the northern lights taste like? This tomato will let you know. Sweet, fruity, rich, smoky-it’s complex flavour reflects the spectrum of deep red-purple, green, yellow and pinkish red that you see. This is a large multi-coloured beefsteak with wonderful taste. Indeterminate.
Black Plum (70 days) An abundant producer of 2", elongated, oval, plum-shaped fruits that are coloured a beautiful deep-mahogany with dusky-green shoulders and garnet red flesh. Fruit resembles a small paste tomato but with thinner walls. Unique, sweet, tangy, rich, complex flavours. Great for snacking off the vine, sliced and scattered into a salad or making a rich, dark-coloured pasta sauce. Indeterminate.
Black Prince (70 days) A beautiful dark red garnet Russian variety. Sweet, rich and fruity, the medium sized fruit are smooth and blemish free. Excellent yield. Indeterminate.
Box Car Willie (80 days) Perfect round red, medium to large tomatoes, extremely tasty and dependable. We first grew this tomato in a drought year, and it did wonderfully. A favourite of many. Indeterminate.
Brandywine, Red (Landis valley strain) (80 days) One of the most famous heirlooms (1885, Amish), the winner of many taste tests with bright tangy flavour. Large beefsteak type, up to 1 lb., ideal for slices, salads and sandwiches. Not a heavy producer. Long vines. Indeterminate.
Chadwick’s Cherry (72 days) An heirloom variety that has been grown for over 100 years. Plants produce high yields of small 1” red cherry tomatoes which grow in clusters. Sweet-tart flavour. Perfect for snacking or salads. Indeterminate.
Cherokee Purple (80 days) An old Cherokee heirloom, pre-1890 variety; beautiful, deep, dusky purple-pink colour, superb sweet flavour with a hint of smoke. A very-large-sized fruit. Indeterminate.
Chocolate Stripes (80 days) A consistent taste-test winner, large tomato plants yield a plentiful crop of 3-4 inch, mahogany colored with dark, olive green-striping (similar to black zebra). Fruits have delicious, complex, rich, sweet, earthy tomato flavors. Produces well into the autumn. A great sandwich tomato and salad tomato. Indeterminate.
Earl of Edgecombe (80 days) A beautiful round, large yellow meaty tomato with a smooth creamy flavour. Grows well in both dry and cold weather, resistant to cracking and blossom end rot. A staple in our garden. Compact plant. Indeterminate.
Ernie’s Plump (80 days) An Italian saucer tomato that cooks down to the reddest, richest, most flavourful sauce ever! But just as delicious straight out of the garden. 8-12 oz fruits are a most unique shape: “plump” double pears with a tiny blossom scar. Extreme producer. A very popular plum type. Indeterminate.
Gardener’s Delight (70 days) Large red cherry tomato with good yields in clusters on a large plant. Very sweet and juicy. Indeterminate.
Giant Red Oxheart (90 days) Kentucky heirloom. "Amazing, delicious and beautiful." Huge, 1-2 lbs., red, oxheart tomatoes with full, flavors. Indeterminate.
Golden Cherry (63 days) Incredibly sweet small cherry tomatoes in abundance, perfect for snacking on in the garden, sprinkling on salads or pasta. Indeterminate.
Green Grape (70 days) Ripe green-yellow 1” tomatoes in abundant grape-like clusters of 6-12 tomatoes. Pleasant sweet-tart taste with little seed. Does well in dry conditions; easy but untidy growth. Semi-indeterminate.
Grightmire’s Pride (65 days) A large, early, meaty, low seed, low acid fruit with good taste. Indeterminate.
Harbinger (55-60 days) Terrific flavour, reliable, lots per plant of medium-sized, thin-skinned fruit. Introduced 1910. Does well in cool areas. Indeterminate.
Jaune Flamme (70 days) Prolific French heirloom that bears in clusters of 9 or 10, beautiful, 1-1/2 inch, round golf-ball sized tomatoes that are persimmon-orange coloured inside and out. A delicious, tangy, full-bodied flavour that is great for snacking and salads. I consider this the best tasting tomato we grow. Indeterminate.
Kellogg’s Breakfast (70-80 days) Very large, oblate shaped orange fruit that are both meaty and juicy. Wonderful flavour; our earliest orange tomato. Indeterminate.
Marianna’s Peace (75 days) Large pink heirloom with Czechoslovakian origin.Tomatoes are oddly shaped and incredibly tasty. Does well in drought conditions in our garden. Indeterminate.
Mixteca Yellow Cherry Tomato (70 Days) A yellow cherry tomato given to us by our Cherokee friend Randy Woodley, who runs an Indigenous seed company (elohehseeds.com). Cherry tomatoes are true descendants of wild tomatoes in southwest coastal Mexico. These are a potato-leaved cherry tomato that we have carried for a number of years under the name “yellow cherry.” They are incredibly sweet and extremely high yielding. Slightly larger than other yellow cherry tomatoes. Indeterminate.
Moneymaker (69 days) An old English heirloom; produces 4-6 oz globes that are intensely red, smooth and of very high quality. This variety grows well in hot humid climates and greenhouses, sets in most any weather. Produces up to 60 fruits per plant. Flavourful and becoming rare. Indeterminate.
Mortgage Lifter (71 days) Large (1-2 lbs), meaty and vigorous red beefsteak. Original ‘Radiator Charlie’ strain. Legendary tomato developed in the 1930s by M. C. Byles of Logan, West Virginia. It is said that he sold his remarkable plants for $1.00 each and paid off his mortgage in six years. The fruits are very large, pink, over a pound each and one of the best beefsteak flavours available. A good slicer with few seeds. Plants are highly productive and disease resistant. Indeterminate.
Nepal (78 days) This long-vined plant produces prolific clusters of beautiful unblemished 7–8 oz. fruit with an excellent rich flavour. A favourite of ours. From the Himalayan Mountains.
Old Ivory Egg (70-75 days) This rare, ivory cream tomato that is shaped and about the same size of a chicken egg originated from a Swedish seed saver. Abundant quantities yield a tomato with flesh that is creamy, sweet and rich.
Paul Robeson (70 days) Named in honour of the famous black singer and social justice advocate, this famous tomato has almost a cult following among seed collectors and tomato connoisseurs. The fabulous-tasting distinctive, sweet and smokey fruit are a dark red colour with green shoulders. Indeterminate.
Roma (75 days) Long renowned for delicious sauces and pastes, the classic Roma tomato has a heavy yield, meaty flesh with few seeds, and excellent taste and texture. Compact vines. Determinate.
Romeo (70 Days) A very early giant red Roma variety, great for sauces and salsas with some blight resistance. Indeterminate.
Rose (80 days) Strong leafy plants bear beautiful large meaty beefsteak tomatoes that are smooth and incredibly tasty (some say they rival Brandywine for taste). Showed strong blight resistance in our garden this last year. Long yielding, this tomato is great in salads and for canning and sauces. Indeterminate.
San Marzano (78 days) This Italian heirloom traced back to the 1700s is perhaps the best known paste tomato in the Italian community. A compact and prolific producer of bright red, 3 inch fruit over a long season, this plum type tomato has heavy walls with few seed so it’s great for tomato sauce. The San Marzano tomato is reputed to be the only tomato that can be used for sauce on a true Neapolitan pizza. Indeterminate.
Siberian (48 days) Very productive of 5 oz. bright red sweet flavourful tomatoes. Russian origin, sets fruit well in cool climates. Determinate.
Tangerine (80-85 days) Delicious orange tomato, large, with a sweet and intense flavour. Resistant to cracking; a favourite in our garden. Indeterminate.
* NEW * Tasmanian Chocolate (85 days) Loads of delicious beefsteak type tomatoes on sturdy compact plants. Large, dark mahogany- red fruits have satisfying, rich flavor and a perfect sweet/tart balance. Thick slices are perfect for summertime tomato sandwiches. Plants top out at 1-1.5m and are happy in a five gallon container or in a garden bed. Small cages or stakes lend a little support to these sturdy plants. Dwarf Indeterminate.
Teton de Venus (65 - 75 days) We have grown this variety for over fifteen years and use it for salsa and sauces. The excellent sweet taste, however, means that it often finds its way into salads as well. The large paste-type fruit is juicy and the large plant is very productive. Indeterminate.
Thai Pink Egg (75 days) An heirloom from Thailand, true pink, firm, oval salad-size fruits with terrific flavour and abundant production. Does well in hot humid weather. Great for snacking and salads. Indeterminate.
Tigerella (70 days) Lovely striped golf ball size fruit. Sweet, juicy, incredible flavour. Red skin with yellow-orange stripes. A favourite in many gardens. Indeterminate.
White Currant (70 days) The fruit is tiny, barely an inch across, and creamy white, with skins having a pale yellow tint. One of the sweetest tomatoes, with superb flavour. The fruit grow in clusters, and the yield is huge! Large vining plants that trails well in a hanging basked. A wild type. Indeterminate.
Yellow Cherry (75 days) A productive yellow cherry tomato with 6 ft. vines. Excellent sweet taste, like eating candy! Indeterminate.
Yellow Currant (70 days) The tiniest edible tomato, these abundant currant tomatoes have an intense sweet-tart flavour. Growing in easy-to-harvest clusters. these are the closest relative to the tiny ancestral special of wild tomato, hence are able to withstand extremely hot conditions. A favourite with gourmet chefs. Indeterminate.