FRUIT TYPE BY WEIGHT

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















Sutton's Best of All tomato
BEST OF ALL (Sutton's)
I received this variety from a friend with this note: "(Sutton Seed Company, UK) *no info other than a rare old English variety." Rare is a word that you don't usually throw around in the 'tomato world'. But, in this case, it is appropriate.

Polite plants produce copious amounts of scarlet red fruits, borne in clusters, in abundance. Its drought tolerance no doubt stems from its Indian roots. More meaty than juicy, and noticeably few seeds. Old time tomato flavor - more tart than sweet.
HISTORY: This is a very old variety appears to have been first sold commercially by Sutton's Seeds (Est. 1806), leading you to believe that it is of English origin. However, it appears that it is actually originates from New Delhi, India. (PI 298602)

GROWTH HABIT: Compact Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, Sauce, Drying
ORIGIN: India > England


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Bloody Butcher tomato
BLOODY BUTCHER
Small globes (2-4 oz.) are produced in profusion in clusters of 5 to 9 fruits. Deep red fruits with a rich heirloom flavor. A must grow for super early and really great taste; they keep on going until killing frost.

A great variety for fresh use and for canning whole.
HISTORY: Bred by Tom Wagner, but introduced by the late Kees Sahin (Sahin Seeds), in 1998, of the Netherlands.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Early-season
LEAF TYPE: Potato Leaf
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, Home-processing
ORIGIN: Unknown, OP - USA


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Bonnie Best / Bonny Best Tomato
BONNY BEST
Over 120 YEARS later, still considered by many to be the 'go to' canning tomato. Bright scarlet fruits are smooth, round and almost completely blemish-free. Meaty, coreless, with small seed cavities and good flavor. Fruits average around 8 ounces; just on the cusp of categorizing them with the beefsteaks. Strong plants are not unruly staying under 5 ft.; Good disease resistance. Performs very well in cooler climates.
HISTORY: Developed by George W. Middleton of Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania from a plant selected in a field of 'Chalk's Early Jewel' in the early 1900s. First commercially introduced in 1908 by Stokes' Seeds, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also known as 'John Baer'.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Slicer
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Slicing, Salsa, Canning
ORIGIN: Commercial Heirloom - USA


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Chalks Early Jewel Tomato
CHALK'S EARLY JEWEL
Small to medium sized red fruits, 2-3” in size, are borne in clusters of 3 to 5 per spray. Fruits ripen to a deep crimson red with a meaty and tender interior. Juicy, with a hint of spiciness combined with some acidity deriving its remarkable flavor. A great standard, main-crop variety.
HISTORY: Created by James Chalk of Norristown, Pennsylvania in 1899. Later offered commercially through at least 2 seed companies. It is a cousin to ‘Bonny Best'. USDA PI1033360

GROWTH HABIT:Indeterminate
MATURITY:Early to Mid-season
LEAF TYPE:Regular
FRUIT CLASS:Salad
FRUIT SHAPE:Globe
FRUIT SIZE:Medium
FRUIT COLOR:Red
USE:Canning, Salsa, Sauce
ORIGIN:Heirloom - USA


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Colleen's Glory Tomato
COLLEEN'S GLORY
Perfect red globes that average 6 - 11 ounces, with thin skin, excellent production, are early and disease resistant!  They grow exceptionally well in containers. Here is what my friend has to say about the 3 plants that he grew at his house:
 
"I'm stammering about how good this one is. I might even go so far as to say that it is better than Brandywine - and you know I'm a Cowlick's snob. Even getting hammered from my neglect, they still had superb flavor! This could potentially be the best tomato (overall) that I have ever eaten." -KennyJ
HISTORY: In the spring of 2015, Colleen Hammond came to pick up plants here at the greenhouse. Colleen tells me about a tomato that she has been growing for the past 12 years that she had bought as an 'heirloom' from Park Seed called "Glory". Naturally, I was super intrigued and asked her if I could get some seed thinking that I would grow it out in 2016. Instead, she brought me seed the next day and I thought what the heck, I'd give it a try - I hadn't started seed in the end of May before, but thought if I grew them in containers I could always move them into the greenhouse if I needed to at the end of the season. From the onset these plants were unique - compact and sturdy with super thick stems. They set blossoms when the plants were only a foot tall!

After a little digging, I found more information. Colleen was partially correct - Glory is actually an F1 hybrid created from two 'heirloom' varieties (purportedly, and the cross is not public knowledge that I am aware of) by Peto Seeds (now owned by Seminis) in 2003.

Glory (025239) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis (BEFORE it was purchased by Monsanto) Vegetable Seeds-Seminis Garden. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: fresh market tomato, large, indeterminate plant. Resistance: Alternaria stem canker; Fusarium wilt races 1, 2; Verticillium wilt race 1; gray leaf spot. Similar: none. Adaptation: NAFTA. 2003.

Dehybridization is now fairly common place in the tomato world. Finding a tomato that has been grown from saved seed over the last twelve years - "winner, winner Chicken Dinner"!

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY:  Early to Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Slicing, Sauce, Drying
ORIGIN: Open-Pollinated












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Costoluto Genovese Tomato
COSTOLUTO GENOVESE
Bright red (6-10oz.), flattened, globes range from fairly smooth to heavily scalloped and pleated. Fruits are meaty, full-flavored, well-balanced with a bit of acidity.
 
For sauce, nothing beats Costoluto Genovese. It comes through the processor practically finished sauce and it is a tomato that tastes entirely different cooked than raw.
HISTORY: This old Italian heirloom has been a favorite along the Mediterranean for sauces and concentrates since before the nineteenth century.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Oblate / Pleated
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Slicing, Sauce, Drying
ORIGIN: Heirloom - Italy


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D'Jena Lee's Golden Girl Tomato
D'JENA LEE'S GOLDEN GIRL
Plants produce huge amounts of 6 – 8 oz. fruits which have a distinctive clear orange color and a flavor that is sweet, tangy, and richly balanced.
HISTORY: This 1920's family heirloom of the Lee family purportedly won first prize at the Chicago Fair, ten years in a row (1920's to 1930's). It was named for the grand-daughter of Minnesota financier, Jim Lee. D’Jena (pronounced as "Zshena"), his grand-daughter, was part Indian. On moving from Minnesota to Illinois in 1929, D’Jena gave started plants to Reverend Morrow (then 15-years old), who nurtured and preserved this variety. Seeds eventually became available through Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in 1981.

Seed Savers Exchange thinks that D'Jena Lee's Golden Girl is pretty fantastic, too! 

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY:Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular Leaf
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Orange
USE:  Salsa, Fresh, Sauce
ORIGIN:ORIGIN: OP - USA


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Early Wonder TomatoEARLY WONDER
Compact, sturdy, determinate plants around 3 foot tall, produce 3-6 oz. dark pink globes of very good flavor - juicy and sweet; One of the best tasting short season varieties that even do well in cool weather. A great candidate for containers. This variety is well suited for canning whole.
HISTORY: Named and released by the Burgess Seed and Plant Company. Parentage is unknown but original seed is to have come from a home gardener from California in 1947.

GROWTH HABIT: Compact Determinate
MATURITY:  Early-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Slicer
FRUIT SHAPE Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Pink
USE: Fresh, salsa, Sauce
ORIGIN: Commercial heirloom


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Eva Purple Ball TomatoEVA PURPLE BALL
Smooth, round 4-5 ounce blemish-free pink fruits with red flesh. Very good flavor. Healthy plants and foliage, does well in humid areas. This is a real work horse and an excellent candidate for home processing, as a couple plants will provide plenty of fruits at one time.
HISTORY: Brought from the Black Forest region of Germany in the late 1800s by the family of Joseph J. Bratka of Elmwood Park, New Jersey.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Slicer
FRUIT SHAPE Oblate Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Purple
USE: Fresh, Salsa, Slicing
ORIGIN: German Heirloom


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Gee Whiz (Kozula 36) TomatoGEE WHIZ (Kozula 36)
TOP 3 Best Tasting tomato of 2015!

"Five Stars!" Pink oval-shaped fruits average the size of a small lemon. Thin-skinned, juicy and sweet. Meaty with great texture and perfectly balanced flavor profile. Production is above average during main season, jumping into overdrive as the season comes to a close.

This was Georgia's 'go to' tomato all summer. She passed over 350 different plants to get to this one. I decided to name it "Gee" Whiz, in her honor.
HISTORY: In 2010, Anna Jankowska, a well-known tomato breeder in Poland known as "Kozula" on various tomato internet boards, released a large amount of her own crosses to the general public in various stages of stabilization. The original cross for Kozula 36 was from Steak Sandwich X Pink King. Distributed seed was listed as a 'mix', as seed was collected from more than one plant, which assumes the possibility for more genetic diversity in future generations. As far as I know, I did find an out-of-character variety, with Gee Whiz, as most were producing medium-sized pink globes. As such, I feel comfortable naming this variety, as Kozula was hoping would be done. Please note that there is the possibility of continuing segregation. More information regarding the initial release can be read here.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid -season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE Oval
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Pink
USE: Fresh, salsa, juicing
ORIGIN: OP - Poland





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Green Zebra Tomato
GREEN ZEBRA
Fruits are variable in shape, but mostly slightly elongated globes with some slight ridges on the shoulder. Averaging 2 inches wide, and 3 ounces, alternating dark-green zebra-like striped skin will have a slight yellow-blush when ripe. Interior flesh is an emerald color and superbly tangy. Plants show some resistance to Septoria leaf spot. As with all GWR (Green When Ripe) fruits, it is best to pick fruits by feel, rather than by sight.
HISTORY: Developed in 1985 by heirloom tomato breeder Tom Wagner of Tater Mater Seeds.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Oval
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: GWR
USE: Slicing, Salsa, Sauce
ORIGIN: USA - Created OP


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Lanciano Plum TomatoLANCIANO PLUM
This is a 'long keeper' type, which means that you can pick fruits and bring them in the house and they will stay fresh for over a month without degradation to flavor!

Robust plants produce sprays of blemish-free red medium sized fruits that average 6 - 8 ounces. Very good flavor and perfect for die hard tomato lovers as you can literally extend your garden fresh tomato season by at least a month.

An excellent candidate for freezing whole, too!
HISTORY: Seed was directly collected in Lanciano, Italy, 2013, by Russ Aceto.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, salsa, Storage
ORIGIN: OP - Italian


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Livingston's Beauty TomatoLIVINGSTON'S BEAUTY
This variety has been around for almost 130 years.  Medium-sized, 4 to 8 ounce, pink fruits are smooth-skinned and as the name implies, beautiful. Delicious, true "homegrown" tomato flavor. A strong grower, very productive and fairly early. Introduced in 1886.
HISTORY: An actual page from Livingston Seed Company.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, salsa, Sauce
ORIGIN: USA -  Commercial heirloom


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Lizz's Greek Mystery Tomato
LIZZ'S GREEK MYSTERY

TOP FIVE of 2016!

My friend, Lizz Casady, brought seed back in a napkin from a tomato in her salad at a small restaurant in Naoussa, Paros, Greece.

I grew it out in 2014 but it got lost amongst the hundreds of other plants and by the time I got to it, it was terribly late in the season and the fruits were almost rotten. But I saved seed from them as I was fairly certain that they were from a hybrid, so to begin the dehybridization process.

Fast forward to 2016... I grew this one in the greenhouse so to give it my full attention and am I ever happy that I did. "Schoolbus" yellow fruits are variable in size from 2-4 ounces,  unblemished, light and tangy, sweet and well-balanced. They have a long haning life, on and off the vine. Truly a perfect salad tomato.
HISTORY: Unknown varietal name. Brought back from Naoussa, Paros, Greece in 2013.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small to medium
FRUIT COLOR: Yellow
USE: Slicing, Salsa, canning
ORIGIN: Open-pollinated; Greece




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Money Maker Tomato
MONEY MAKER
Round, bright-red fruits weigh about 3 to 8 ounces, and arise by the many dozen on extra vigorous plants. Expect the vines to reach 5 feet or so, just studded with luscious fruit. The flavor is full, meaty, and sweet -- absolutely delicious fresh or cooked! High in antioxidants, and vitamins A and C.
HISTORY: This variety has been popular in England for years for growing under glass. Bred by the F. Stoner Seed Co. and released in 1913. Donated to USDA seed bank in 1963 from United Kingdom.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Slicer
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small to medium
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Slicing, Salsa, canning
ORIGIN: Commercial Heirloom


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Stupice Tomato
STUPICE
This outstanding variety produces red, variably shaped 3 -6 oz fruits which are borne in clusters of 6 to 8. Plants are very early to produce and very prolific, with a high frost tolerance. Excellent tangy and sweet flavor.

Stocky, medium sized (3 - 4 ft.) plants with heavy foliage are great candidates for containers. A good choice for ‘whole fruit’ canning.
HISTORY: Pronounced “STOO-peach-ka”, this variety hails from the Moravian section of the modern day Czech Republic. It was bred by a famous Czech tomato breeder Jaroslav Homola in the 1940's.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Potato
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Globular
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, Salad, Canning
ORIGIN: Heirloom - Czechoslovakia


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Zarca Tomato
ZARCA
The word 'rare' is not one that I use often. But, in this case, it is appropriate. This variety is not commercially available anywhere else in the world that I'm aware of. I'm counting on YOU to remedy this situation. How? By growing this in your garden and saving seed for generations to come. I intentionally chose this photo because it shows just how obscene of an amount of tomatoes this plant pumps out. At the end of this past season (2015), after frost had hit the plants, I counted over 50 ripe fruits still on the vine!

Fruits come on early, and don't stop until frost kills them. They hang on the vine forever, are disease resistant, crack-resistant and nearly blemish-free. Red fruits are borne in clusters of 6 to 8 fruits.
HISTORY: Unknown. This variety was sent to me by my friend 'KYGreg', who received seed from 'Deneka' of Romania.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Plum
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Slicing, Salsa, Sauce
ORIGIN:Romanian Heirloom


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