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Tomatoes and Cousins

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GroupSubCropVarietyCatDescriptionAvail InDTM
Ground CherryAunt Molly'sSweet, tropical-tasting gold berries wrapped in paper husks add magic to your garden. Bushy spreading plants grow 2.5-3' tall. When ripe, the husk around the fruit becomes papery dry and the fruit falls off the plant to be picked up from the ground. Some people place a tarp underneath the plants to make harvesting easier, but either way the husks keep the fruit clean. Trellis or let sprawl.4.5 inch peat pot75 Days
Ground CherryGoldieBushy plants grow 2.5-3' tall. When ripe, the husk around the fruit becomes papery dry and the fruit falls off the plant to be picked up from the ground. Some people place a tarp underneath the plants to make harvesting easier, but either way the husks keep the fruit clean. Trellis or let sprawl4.5 inch peat pot77 Days
TomatilloGreenToma VerdeSemi-determinateEarly variety with tart flavor when young, becoming sweeter as it ripens. Medium to large size fruits are ready to harvest when husks split and fruit color changes from a yellow green to medium green. Perfect for Salsa Verde or as a special addition to any Mexican dish.4.5 inch peat pot60 Days
TomatilloPurplePurple BlushSemi-determinateRare purple tomatillo with exceptional appearance and excellent distinctive taste. Much sweeter than the green types with superb flavor eaten fresh from the plant, grilled or in salsa. Deep violet skin color bleeds into bright green interior flesh. Harvest after the papery husk has split, when fruits are golf ball-sized and skin has turned purple.4.5 inch peat pot80 Days
TomatoesBeefsteakCherokee PurpleIndeterminateLarge beefsteak fruits with mauve-purple skin, green shoulders and red flesh. The most popular of the "black" tomatoes for its outstanding flavor and texture. Widely grown by gardeners and market growers alike. A popular heirloom for the garden or greenhouse. Believed to trace back over 100 years to the Cherokee tribe.4.5 inch peat pot72 Days
TomatoesBeefsteakKellog's BreakfastIndeterminateLarge orange beefsteak fruits weigh 1-2 pounds. Delicious rich flavor with a good acid/sugar balance. Very productive. These beautiful fruits are a stand out in flavor, production and texture. The interior is a sunny bright color reminiscent of fresh squeezed orange juice with a taste like a barrel full of sunshine. The sweet, but tangy, flavor is a perfect balance for any use and the tomatoes are resistant to sunburn and blossom end rot, developing without blemish almost every time. Originally from West Virginia. Named by Darrell Kellogg of Redford, Michigan who received it from a friend4.5 inch peat pot85 Days
TomatoesCherryBingIndeterminateExceptional rich flavor. What sets Bing apart is that every single plant has exceptional flavor, not only the occasional one. Fruity and sweet with perfectly balanced acid, in clusters of 1" fruit. Does best in hot and dry conditions, as the thin skin will crack with sudden rains. Harvest more frequently in wetter conditions.4.5 inch peat pot65 Days
TomatoesCherryBlack CherryIndeterminateRound, full-flavored cherry with distinctive purple-black color. One inch fruits with the juicy, meaty texture and sweet, rich flavor characteristic of all Russian black tomatoes. A striking addition to cherry tomato mixes. Very productive plants. Prolific.4.5 inch peat pot64 Days
TomatoesCherryPeacevineIndeterminateA de-hybridized selection of Sweet 100, known for its incredible flavor and resistance to cracking. Produces impressive numbers of uniform bright crimson 1" tomatoes. Very high in Vitamin C and amino acids.4.5 inch peat pot75 Days
TomatoesCherrySun GoldIndeterminateF-1 hybrid. To quote one customer, “Without these little babies, there’s no summer.” A perfect combination of deep sweetness with a hint of acid tartness. What is its elusive alluring tang? Quart after quart grace the table, yet we rarely reach surfeit July through September. Small fruits averaging 8.2g, borne in prolific clusters, ripen very early to a rich apricot color and keep producing till frost. Very prone to split so pick early when rains are forecast. Brix 8.4.5 inch peat pot57 Days
TomatoesCherrySweetieIndeterminateSuper sweet red cherry tomato with high sugar content for eating right off the vine! Masses of 1-1.5" round cherries in long clusters. Firm texture similar to grape tomatoes; ideal for eating fresh or canning. Impressive vigor and reliability, ripening first and perfectly even during six weeks of rain and cold - an absolute standout! Vigorous. 4.5 inch peat pot65 Days
TomatoesContainerMicro-TomDeterminate 'World's smallest tomato variety,' developed by Drs., J.W. Scott and B.K. Harbaugh at the University of Florida. Grows 5 to 8 inches tall in a 4 inch pot bearing flavorful miniature tomatoes about the size of salad croutons. Plants are truly diminutive and wonderful for patios, windowsills or garden borders. Determinate. 85 days from seed.4.5 inch peat pot85 Days
TomatoesContainerPatioDeterminateThis dwarf variety is one of America's most popular varieties ever for growing on patios, decks, courtyards, or wherever garden space is limited. Plants have attractive, deep green foliage and only become about 2 ft. tall, but produce large harvests of bright red, 3 to 4 oz. flavorful tomatoes. Outstanding for growing in containers -- one that measures at least 12 inches wide works best. Beautiful plant.4.5 inch peat pot70 Days
TomatoesContainerTumblerDeterminateSpecially bred for hanging baskets. Bushy plants have pliable stems, and look fantastic when mixed in containers with Lobelia or Ivy. Sweet, bright red fruits. Bite-size tomatoes have a sweet flavor for fresh eating. Try them sautéed and served over pasta, too!4.5 inch peat pot50 Days
TomatoesGrapeFlaming BurstIndeterminateOpen-pollinated. Indeterminate. 1¼ x 1" golden mini pears cluster on a steadily productive plant. Meaty but not dense; juicy and sweet but tangy. Delivers the correct culinary combination that so many insipid yellow cherries and pears lack.4.5 inch peat pot70 Days
TomatoesGrapeHoney BunchIndeterminateF-1 hybrid. Indeterminate. No complexity here, just a luscious over-the-top sweetness with a honeyed nuance that could be habit-forming. For maximum enjoyment, wait until it ripens fully to a bright red in the field. That’s easy because they are very crack-resistant and seem to hold field quality forever. Bright red 8–14g 1x1½" fruits, the size of cherries, but the shape of grapes. “Like small Juliets.” Brix 9. High-yielding vigorous vines are tolerant to EB.4.5 inch peat pot62 Days
TomatoesGrapeMoonbeamIndeterminateGlowing white, translucent grape tomato with oblong frame and delicious, fruity bite. This remarkable tomato has dramatic visual appeal and packed with a tasty punch of unbeatable flavor. Ideal for the tomato grower seeking a fruit with both style and exceptional eating quality. .4 oz fruit. Indeterminate.4.5 inch peat pot68 Days
TomatoesGrapeSupernovaIndeterminateSupernova impresses with both aesthetics and flavor. A marbled mini-Roma shape with constellations of yellow stripes on a red flesh background. Fruit holds well. .25-.5 oz. Indeterminate.4.5 inch peat pot63 Days
TomatoesPasteGilbertieIndeterminateLong, slender shape with characteristically green shoulders and a slight crook in the neck. Narrow fruits average 7" long with very solid, richly flavored flesh that makes excellent sauces and soups. Very small seed cavity.4.5 inch peat pot85 Days
TomatoesPasteOpalkaIndeterminateExpect copious yields of 3x5" massive solid bull’s horn–shaped red fruits with dry texture and few seeds. Also dries well. While some tomatoes falter during hot dry spells, Opalka produces consistently. The crinkly foliage is normal and not an indication of plant disease. Polish heirloom brought by the Opalka family to Amsterdam, NY, around 1900. A shy seed producer for seed savers.4.5 inch peat pot83 Days
TomatoesPasteRomaDeterminateProductive plum tomato with great disease resistance! Vigorous and strong, producing heavy yields of picture-perfect, thick-walled fruits with deep red color and mild flavor. A good choice in the garden. Vigorous4.5 inch peat pot65 Days
TomatoesPasteSan Morzano typeIndeterminateClassic Italian favorite with high yields; excellent richly flavored tomato for preserving. Prized for its firm pulp, low seed count and easily-removed skin. Medium-sized fruits are slightly larger than Roma but smaller than Gilbertie and Amish. Resists cracking and holds well both on the vine and in storage. Heavy yields of 4 oz fruite with few seeds.4.5 inch peat pot80 Days
TomatoesSaladJaunne FlammeIndeterminateProlific French heirloom that will set your heart on fire with its sweet, fruity flavor. Like a grown-up Sungold with larger apricot-sized fruits. 1.5-2" fruits hang in neat clusters. A terrific salad tomato that is also great for sauces and for drying. Versatile, Prolific.4.5 inch peat pot75 Days
TomatoesSlicingBetter BushCompact indeterminatePerfect for large containers or small gardens, this has long been a favorite choice for growing on patios, decks, and balconies. That is because the compact plants are attractive while yielding good-sized 8 oz. fruit with real tomato flavor. Stocky plants grow 3 to 4 ft. tall with an upright habit, making staking needs minimal.4.5 inch peat pot68 Days
TomatoesSlicingBlack PrinceIndeterminateOpen-pollinated. Indeterminate. In 1997 when we were among the first to offer this émigré from Irkutsk, Siberia, we were way ahead of our time. These iridescent 5–7 oz garnet-colored globe-shaped fruits are among the most uniformly handsome in the tomato kingdom. This prince has earned a reputation for outstanding flavor similar to that of Black Krim, but without Krim’s fragility and tendency to crack. A superior home-garden tomato that is also a reliable heavy-yielding field-to-market choice for growers without high tunnels.4.5 inch peat pot75 Days
TomatoesSlicingCosmonaught VolkovSemi-determinateWins every taste competition with its rich complex flavor! Sweet and tangy fruits are slightly flattened with a healthy red color and moderately green shoulders. Prone to cracking in wet conditions, but not nearly as much as Brandywine. Originally from Ukraine; produces high yields even in cool conditions. Works well in low tech tunnels.4.5 inch peat pot68 Days
TomatoesSlicingGolden JubileeIndeterminateIts flavor has been described as “sprightly” and was a favorite of Ben Quisenberry of Big Tomato Gardens in Syracuse, OH, who offered it under the name Golden Sunray. The best medium-sized open-pollinated orange tomato, Golden Jubilee ripens smooth-textured sweet mild meaty 8 oz globes. Pruning will produce larger fruits. Almost on a par with Goldie both for texture and flavor, Golden Jubilee is smaller than Goldie and less prone to blemish. A cross between Tangerine and Rutgers, it won an AAS for Burpee in 1943. Resistant to ASC.4.5 inch peat pot80 Days
TomatoesSlicingJohn BaerIndeterminateIntroduced in 1914 by J. Bolgiano and Son of Baltimore. Bright red, meaty, smooth fruits with very good flavor. Once a leading canning variety, also great for fresh eating. Heavy producer. Indeterminate, 60-80 days from transplant. Plant produces high yields of 6 oz bright red tomatoes. They are very meaty and flavorful. Perfect for sandwiches, burgers, salads, slicing, and canning. Crack resistant. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers.4.5 inch peat pot75 Days
TomatoesSlicingMedfordDeterminateBig, round, crack-resistant field tomatoes with good disease resistance. Perfectly rounded, solid uniform fruits with rich tomato flavor prized by growers. Plants have good leaf cover and prefer a cage rather than being staked or trellised.4.5 inch peat pot80 Days
TomatoesSlicingMoskvichSemi-determinateHigh quality, early season red heirloom that rivals hybrids. Fruits are round to slightly flattened with deep red color and luscious, rich flavor. Great eaten fresh or processed. Highly resistant to cracking, making it a great pick for the greenhouse. Like all Russian tomatoes, it can stand up to cool conditions.4.5 inch peat pot80 Days
TomatoesSlicingRutgersDeterminateHearty tomato flavor and meaty texture developed in 1934. Bright red fruit with a small seed cavity and good color throughout, good for slicing or canning. Widely adapted and crack resistant. Developed in 1934 by Rutgers University.4.5 inch peat pot75 Days
Micro Tom Tomatoes