FRUIT TYPE BY WEIGHT

Currant - Cherries
: =  ≤ 3 oz
Salad - Slicer: 3 - 8 ozs
Beefsteak: = 8 - 16 ozs
XL Beefsteak : 1 lb +
 



















  




Boetz tomato
BOETZ
Super early at only 50-55 days, large meaty fruits are borne on determinate tree-type vines that are bushy and compact. Dwarfs plants don't exceed 3 ft. in height, making them perfect container candidates. Cold tolerant with very good yields of red, elongated-oval fruits. Tangy, meaty flesh of very good flavor. The name 'Boets' means "Fighter" in Russian.
HISTORY: AKA Buyan & Boets. Originated from the Siberian Research Institute of Plants and Breeding in Russia. First listed in the SSE Yearbook in 2007 by Al Anderson of Ohio (OH AN A), who obtained seeds from Geza Korbely in Hungary.

GROWTH HABIT: Dwarf / Determinate
MATURITY: Early-season
LEAF TYPE: Rugose
FRUIT CLASS: Paste
FRUIT SHAPE: Heart/ Oblong
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Slicing, Sauce, Canning
ORIGIN: Russian commercial


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Czech's Bush tomato
CZECH'S BUSH
Most recommended container variety!

Heavy yields of round 4-6 ounce red fruits early in the season. Attractive stocky plants with rugose foliage will need a sturdy stake for support as these plants may be short in stature, but they will become heavily fruit laden. Excellent choice for containers, but make sure you use as big of a pot as you have, because this is a beast of a (dwarf) plant.
HISTORY: Seed was originally sent to Ben Quisenberry in 1976 by Milan Sodomka of Czechoslovak, and later offered by Seed Savers Exchange.

GROWTH HABIT: Dwarf / Determinate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Rugose
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Slicing, Sauce, Canning
ORIGIN: Czechoslovakia - OP


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Demidov Tomato
DEMIDOV

Beautiful, baseball sized (seed saved from 7.2 ounce fruit) come on early and in profusion. Fruits are nearly blemish-free and resisted cracking even with weeks of rain. The flavor is outstanding - a sweet start with a nice acid finish. This is a keeper!

This is a beast of a tree-type plant. You will need to have heavy duty stakes to keep the plant from falling over. Heavy, rugose foliage cover.
HISTORY: Russian variety from Siberia, introduced by Western Siberian Potato-Vegetable Exp. Lab.

GROWTH HABIT: Dwarf / Determinate
MATURITY: Early to Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Rugose
FRUIT CLASS: Slicer
FRUIT SHAPE: Oblate
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Pink
USE: Slicing, Fresh, Sauce
ORIGIN: OP - Russia


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Duckling Tomato
DUCKLING
Consistently ranked in the top five best flavor of 2015!

Lemon-shaped, golden-orange fruits, have a characteristic nippled blossom end are deliciously fruity sweet, weigh between 1-3 oz.  with just a hint of tang to them. The perfect size and flavor for roasting. I swear this one is a must grow.

Plants are early and compact, staying under two foot tall. The one you see here was growing in only a 2 gallon container. Foliage is unique in that the leaves are often 'cupped' upwards, making you think that they are thristy - not so! This is just characteristic of this variety.
HISTORY: A now open-pollinated Russian commercial variety known as 'Utyonok'.

GROWTH HABIT: Dwarf / Determinate
MATURITY: Early season
LEAF TYPE: Rugose
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Orange
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN: OP - Russia CV


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Dwarf Grandma's Chocolate Tomato
DWARF GRANDMA'S CHOCOLATE
FULL-SIZED BEEFSTEAKS ON DWARF PLANTS!
I'm super proud to introduce this variety! High quality, 4-10 ounce dark chocolate brick-red fruits with classic old-fashioned flavor.

Plants remain under 3 foot tall, with a spread of 3 feet! Large trusses of fruit necessitate this plant need at least a couple of sturdy stakes - the larger the pot you give it, the wider the plant will grow.

HISTORY: A stabilized bee-cross of 'Grandma Oliver's Chocolate' X Unknown Dwarf, discovered here at Michigan Heirlooms in 2014.



GROWTH HABIT: Dwarf - Determinate
MATURITY: Early to Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Rugose
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Oblate
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Brown
USE: Salad, Salsa, Sauce
ORIGIN: Open-pollinated - MI, USA





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Dwarf Stone Tomato
 DWARF STONE (LIVINGSTON'S)
Very prolific, compact plants with sparse, rugose foliage, smooth fruits, which ripen evenly. They are very easy to grow - not very tall and are loaded with 2 - 3" red tomatoes that are mild and sweet.
HISTORY: Introduced in 1902 by A. W. Livingston.  My original seed stock came from GRIN PI 339941.

GROWTH HABIT: Determinate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Rugose
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Oblate
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Salad, Salsa, Sauce
ORIGIN: Commercial heirloom - USA


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Garden Pearl Gartenperle Tomato
GARDEN PEARL
THE PUG'S NEW FAVORITE TOMATO!

The perfect container or hanging basket variety. In fact, I would NOT recommend that you plant it in the ground, unless you had a situation where it would be easily accessible or elevated as fruits are born at the end of arching branches.

This very early maturing, compact determinate variety remains under 12-inches tall. A profusion of shiny pearly pink, slightly oval fruits of excellent sweet flavor.
HISTORY: A now open-pollinated Russian commercial variety where it is sold under the name 'Aiapärl', which translates to 'garden pearl'.

GROWTH HABIT: Dwarf / Determinate
MATURITY: Early-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Pink
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN: Russia


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Micro Tom tomato
MICRO TOM
Considered the world's smallest tomato plant (fact!), with mature plants reaching a diminutive 6 to 8 INCHES tall! What she lacks in height, she makes up for in production, bearing endless amounts of flavorful, 1 oz., deep red fruits with a characteristic pointed blossom end. I found that the best flavor came from fruits that were allowed to fully mature (to a dark red, as opposed to orangey-red) on the plant.

Micro Tom is an ideal house plant for windowsills or patios, letting you enjoy vine-ripened tomatoes year round!
HISTORY: Developed by the University of Florida.

GROWTH HABIT: Micro-Dwarf
MATURITY: Early-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, Drying
ORIGIN: OP - USA


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New Big Dwarf Tomato
NEW BIG DWARF
Hi Karen,

You need a better photo of the New Big Dwarf tomatoes on your website!  It is an awesome plant - very prolific - good tasting - good sized fruit !!  If you decide to use any of the photos - be my guest - I would love to see more gardeners plant NBD just because they will find out what I did - NBD is a great performer!!

Thanks! Hudson England
[Karen says --Thank you, Hudson! ]

Another old timer that should be grown more. I was really surprised at that size of fruits that this plant produced - a couple were well over half a pound! Big pink, oblate mini-beefsteaks with good mild flavor.

This plant likes to be well feed and well-watered (the latter applies more so if being grown in a pot) and will reward you handsomely until killing frost for doing so.
HISTORY: PI 645154 - A cross between Ponderosa X Dwarf Champion, introduced by Isbell's Seed Company in the early 1900's.

(Photo credit: Hudson England)

GROWTH HABIT: Dwarf / Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Rugose
FRUIT CLASS: Slicer
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe, oblate
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Pink
USE:  Salsa, Fresh, Sauce
ORIGIN: OP - USA






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Patio (OP) Tomato
PATIO PRINCESS
Dwarf plants are perfect to grow in pots or in limited space gardens. Only reaching 18 to 24 inches tall, with strong upright habit. Large red cherries. Fusarium Wilt tolerant.
HISTORY: Breeder: Petoseed Co. Parentage: Peto inbreds. Characteristics: F1 hybrid. Resistance: fusarium wilt. Adaptation: wide. (1965).

GROWTH HABIT:  Compact Determinate
MATURITY: Early to Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Rugose
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, Salads, Kabobs
ORIGIN:  USA - Hybrid


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Pennheart Tomato
PENNHEART
This was another standout in my 2013 garden. I was consistently impressed with the size and amount of fruits that this plant put out even under less than ideal conditions. Heavy crops of medium sized (6 to 9 oz.), flattened globes which ripen to a deep scarlet red.

Early, big yields, robust plants and large fruits - what more could you ask for? The perfect 'I only have room for one tomato on my deck' plant!
HISTORY:  Breeder: Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station, Pennsylvania State College. Parentage: Oxheart x Penn State Earliana. Introduced by the Schell Seed Company in 1944. My original seed stock came from GRIN PI 270205.

GROWTH HABIT: Determinate
MATURITY: Early-season
LEAF TYPE: Rugose
FRUIT CLASS: Slicer
FRUIT SHAPE Oblate
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, salsa, Sauce
ORIGIN: US (PA) - Commercial Heirloom


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Whippersnapper Tomato
WHIPPERSNAPPER
If you've been looking for a tomato to grow in containers or hanging baskets that has great flavor and is very early, you will love this one.

Quarter-sized grape/oval fruits seems to be in constant various stages of ripeness (from pale green > orange > dark pink). They grow in clusters of 5-18 fruit and are produced over a short period. The flavor is sweet but not strong.

Very short plants are unusual in that their thin vines tend to grow laterally, as opposed to upwards, making staking nearly impossible. In very good soil and larger containers, plants can produce hundreds of fruit. Needs less sun than other tomatoes. 
HISTORY: Unknown

GROWTH HABIT: Dwarf / Determinate
MATURITY: Early-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Pink
USE: Fresh, Salad, Kabobs
ORIGIN: Unknown - OP


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