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Tomato descriptions are grouped as Cherry Tomatoes, Beefsteak/Slicer Tomatoes or Paste Tomatoes.

 

Cherry Tomatoes

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Baby Boomer - hybrid (Determinate—55 days). Cherry. An early, big harvest from a plant that can be grown in a container. Just like boomers, there are lots of them too—as many as 300 fruits/plant! One-inch cherries have a great flavor on a strong, disease-resistant plant. Container friendly.
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Black Cherry (Indeterminate—75 days). Cherry. Vigorous plants with large vines that yield very well and produce dusky purple-brown grape-like 1” tomatoes with a rich, complex flavor. (“My absolute favorite—the best dark cherry tomato.”) *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Cherry Bomb - hybrid (Indeterminate—70 days). Cherry. How can you resist a tomato with a name like this? We couldn’t! Add to that, it’s recommended for your Bloody Mary and its strong meaty walls are perfect for filling with cream cheese. Yum! But, equally important, it’s also blight resistant. Vigorous plants produce lots of uniform cherries. Sweet cherry tomato flavor. Plant by the end of April and serve on the 4th of July. Open pollinated. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Gold Nugget (Determinate—56 days). Cherry. Here’s another wonderful tomato developed by Dr. Jim Baggett at Oregon State University. Vigorous plants are loaded with ¾” round golden fruits from early season ‘til frost. Unusually rich, sweet flavor when mature. Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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Jasper hybrid/organic (Indeterminate—60 days). Cherry. Vigorous, healthy plants bear trusses of cherries with a rich, sweet flavor. Disease and crack resistant. (“Wow! I planted it May 1 and since July we have been eating them for over eight weeksabsolutely delicious and oh-so-prolific—and there are still blossoms on the vines! It is my favorite candy treat when working in the garden. Given a little structural help, this tomato could easily be 10 feet tall, and 6-8 feet across!”) *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Large Red Cherry (Indeterminate—75 days). Cherry. Now that’s a straight-forward name for a 1 ½” to 2” heirloom cherry! Highly productive plants produce throughout the season clusters of richly flavored cherries that are great in salads. Crack resistant and fruit lasts well both on the plant and in the kitchen. Open pollinated. *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange
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Lizzano - hybrid (Semi-determinate—63 days). Cherry. Ideal for baskets, containers and small gardens, this cherry has a non-stop harvest of small 1” fruits, perfect for snacks, and salads. Plants are 16–20" tall/wide and blight-resistant, which lets them produce oodles of cherries to the very end of the season. (“My favorite cherry! Thin-skinned and tender with a sweet, mild flavor and no bitterness. It was prolific in an 18” pot. Just delicious!”). Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Harris Seeds
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Orange Paruche - hybrid (Indeterminate—67 days). Cherry. Early, early, early! And you’ll know exactly when it’s ripe, because it glows a brilliant, neon orange. One inch round fruits are thin-skinned and crack-and-disease-resistant with a superb flavor. Word has it that it tastes better than Sun Gold. Buy both and run your own backyard taste test! *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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Rapunzel - hybrid (Indeterminate—70 days). Cherry. Rapunzel, let down your beautiful tresses. This tomato produces 40 (!) small, bright red cherry tomatoes on long, cascading trusses. So sweet they won’t even make it to your salad bowl without some self-discipline. *Photo courtesy of Totally Tomatoes
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Sugary - hybrid (Semi-determinate—60 days). Cherry. Of course it’s sweet; in fact, it has 9.5% more sugars than most tomatoes!  These small (half-ounce), plum-shaped fruits grow in trusses which makes them easier to pick. Very early and prolific—a great combination. Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Totally Tomatoes
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Sun Gold - hybrid (Indeterminate—65 days). Cherry. A positively luscious, bite-size golden cherry that isn’t fully mature until it turns bright apricot-orange with an intensified taste. Tiny globes along 15” fruit trusses on a vigorous vine. Flavor is fruity and tropical. Tendency to crack means you won’t find it in the markets, so you’ll just have to grow it yourself and eat it like a snack! *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Sun Sugar - hybrid (Indeterminate—62 days). Cherry. Very sweet, fruity-tasting orange cherry tomatoes in long clusters on vigorous plants. Very crack resistant. Taste is so delightful, they may not make it into the kitchen from the garden. But what is lovelier than a sun-warmed tomato popped directly in your mouth? (“Produced the most heavenly, sweet, little orange tomatoes I've ever tasted. Hands down, the sweetest, nicest, most productive cherry tomato out there!”) *Photo courtesy of Totally Tomatoes
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Super Sweet 100 - hybrid (Indeterminate—65 days). Cherry. Long fruiting stems produce 100 or more super-sweet, 1” diameter cherry tomatoes. Plants bear fruits throughout the season. Requires staking. Extra-high in Vitamin C. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Sweet Aperitif (Indeterminate—80 days). Cherry. How could we not include this cherry when we read the customer reviews of this British-bred new tomato? They’re simply off-the-charts! Vigorous plants offer non-stop production of thin-skinned, but crack-resistant, dime-sized fruits. But like a fine aperitif, its flavor is balanced, yet complex—delicious, refreshing and tangy. A diminutive delight! Open pollinated. *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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Sweet Gold - hybrid (Indeterminate—60 days). Cherry. Abundant clusters of bright yellow-gold cherry tomatoes on vigorous vines. Delicious flavor that is naturally sweeter than red cherries. Once you’ve tasted them, you’ll be spoiled forever. *Photo courtesy of SchoolPhotoProject.com
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Sweetie (Indeterminate—70 days). Cherry. Bite-sized red, and tomatoes galore are perfect for salads. Vigorous vines will continue to produce through late autumn. Open pollinated. *Photo courtesy of Sustainable Seed Company
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Washington Cherry (Determinate—60 days). Cherry. Developed by Washington State U., here’s an early bird that is prolific and grows well in varying climates. Deep red, meaty, thick-walled and flavorful—all on a compact vine. Crack resistant and keeps well on and off the vine. Open pollinated. Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Yellow Pear (Indeterminate—78 days). Cherry. Miniature pear-shaped tomatoes with a clear yellow color. Wonderful in salads or as “garden candy” with a delightfully sweet flavor. Continuous harvest until frost. Open pollinated. (“Zillions of tomatoes on this plant in my Pleasant Hill garden that must have reached 10+ feet in diameter and soared to the top of my pergola. Tasted good.”) *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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Beefsteak/Slicers

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Abe Lincoln (Indeterminate—87 days). Beefsteak. A wonderful old heirloom first released in Illinois in 1923, this meaty slicer has incredibly dense flesh with a tiny seed core and an old-fashioned tomato flavor. Crack-free fruits weighing up to 12 ounces are ideal for salads, ketchup and juice. Open pollinated. *Photo courtesy of Sustainable Seed Company
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Ananas Noire (Indeterminate—80 days). Beefsteak. Customers love this classic Belgian tomato. A yellow beefsteak with red blush can be 1 to 1½ pounds! Great, sweet, lip-smacking taste with a hint of acidity. (“Black Pineapple" with a distinctive, streaked interior of pink, red, green and yellow. Large and sprawling plant with large, green-shouldered, dark purple fruits. The fruits have a complex, sweet and rich taste. Makes a great tomato sauce.”) Open pollinated. *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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Aunt Ruby’s German Green (Indeterminate—78 days). Beefsteak from “Aunt Ruby” of Greeneville, Tennessee. One-pound lime to yellow-green fruit with a superb fruity, slightly tangy taste. Big producer and quite disease-resistant. (“This green beefsteak was the star in my garden this year. It has a deliciously sweet flavor with a complex undertone. Tomatoes have light green skins at maturity with just a hint of yellow. Flesh is green, blushed with pink. A bit difficult to harvest at the perfect moment, this tomato does not keep well off the plant. But, it’s worth the trouble for its truly amazing flavor and beautiful coloring!”) Open pollinated. *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange
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Ball’s Beefsteak  - hybrid (Indeterminate—76 days). Beefsteak. This highly disease-resistant hybrid has an old-fashioned tomato flavor. 8 to 12-ounce globe-shaped fruits are perfect for sandwiches.
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Best Boy - hybrid (Indeterminate—75 days). Slicer. One of the best-selling tomatoes, these globe-shaped fruits weighing up to ten ounces are smooth and delicious. Strong, disease-resistant plants produce early and heavy yields. *Photo courtesy of Sustainable Seed Company
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Big Beef - hybrid (Indeterminate—73 days). Beefsteak. An unbeatable combination—big, tasty and early! Throughout the entire season, this highly disease-resistant hybrid produces colossal (10–16 ounce), bright red fruits with a rich tomatoey flavor. It is adaptable to a wide variety of growing conditions, even cool, foggy West County. (“This tomato had so much fruit, more than I have seen on other varieties. I grew it at home and we also grew it at Our Garden where it got so many comments as to how full it was with fruit. I could always count on Big Beef for a yummy tomato. I will now grow this variety every year!”) *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Big Rainbow (Indeterminate—90 days). Beefsteak. Spectacular fruit up to two pounds, delicious and sweet tasting. Quite striking when sliced, as the yellow fruit has neon-red streaking through the firm, meaty, low-acid flesh. Good disease resistance. Open pollinated. (“A show stopper! This tomato is so lovely sliced, you won’t even want to eat it! Beautiful fruit with small seed cavities, a favorite in my garden every year.”) *Photo courtesy of Baker Creek HeirloomSeeds/rareseeds.com
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Black Krim (Indeterminate—70-90 days). Beefsteak. Originally from the Isle of Krim in the Black Sea. With sufficient sunlight and heat, this Russian beefsteak turns almost black with green shoulders. Very juicy. Considered one of the best “black” tomatoes. Open pollinated. (“Finally! A beefsteak that grows in Richmond. Maybe not many, but with a delicious, slightly salty flavor.”) *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Black Prince (Indeterminate—75 days). Slicer. A garden jewel all the way from Siberia! Unusual brown shoulders blend to orange-red at the blossom end. This 7-ounce slicing tomato makes a beautiful table presentation and has a rich, fruity flavor. Open pollinated. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Black Russian (Indeterminate—80 days). Beefsteak. Large tomatoes on a compact plant whose color is actually more like highly polished mahogany. Grows well in cooler areas and is even susceptible to sunburn in hot areas. 10 to 14-ounce fruits with rich, smoky flavor. Open pollinated. Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Restoration Seeds
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Black Sea Man (Determinate—75 days). Slicer. Hardy Russian heirloom that produces in 75 days and does well in containers. Open pollinated. (“The mahogany brown medium sized fruit has a delicious sweet-tart, complex tomato flavor. It has a combination of red, pink, green, and mahogany flesh, yielding the most unusual & beautiful tomato when sliced. A smallish plant, but a very good producer.”) Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange
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Bloody Butcher (Indeterminate—55 days). Slicer. The name alone should make it a favorite! It’s a sensational, multi-purpose slicing tomato, with an unbeatable combination—very early and high-yielding. Strong tomato flavor in medium, 4-ounce fruits that are—you guessed it—deep, dark red inside and out. Also likes West County’s cooler climes. Open pollinated. (What a steady producer! Wonderful tangy taste.”)
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Box Car Willie (Indeterminate—80 days). Beefsteak. Yields abundant crops of 10 to 16-ounce bright orange-red tomatoes with a rich, sweet flavor and enough acid to lend a little tanginess. Highly versatile; good choice for canning, sauce, or salads. With good resistance to disease and cracking, its long season makes it a mainstay of your tomato crop. Open pollinated. (“A great, old-fashioned beefsteak with that old-timey taste.”) *Photo courtesy of SchoolPhotoProject.com
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Brandywine Pink Sudduth’s Strain (Indeterminate—90 days). Beefsteak. An Amish heirloom treasure, still considered the world’s greatest tasting tomato! Flattened pink fruits grow to 7” in diameter and up to one pound on large vines. Open pollinated. (“Excellent flavor and very productive!”) *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange
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Brandywine Red (Indeterminate—75 days). Beefsteak. One of the most popular and best-tasting heirloom tomatoes. Vigorous plants produce large-lobed beefsteaks that are perfect for slicing. Luscious, old-timey red tomato flavor. Long season. Open pollinated. (“This plant does not stop! What a beauty, so BLT-delicious and we don't even eat bacon. It’s in all my sandwiches—tomato/egg, tomato/cucumber, tomato/bean spread. The look, the smell, the taste—it just keeps saying that this is the one!”) *Photo courtesy of Totally Tomatoes
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Buffalo Steak hybrid - (Indeterminate—75 days). Beefsteak. Deep red, 6 to 7-ounce fruits that are meaty and have tangy tomato taste. A highly disease resistant hybrid with a prolonged harvest which is perfect for home gardens. Tomatoes all summer long! *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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Bush Champion II - hybrid(Indeterminate—65 days). Beefsteak. This special variety was developed to honor the 100th year anniversary of the Ball Seed Company and is one of the best tomatoes for small spaces and containers. Compact, 24” plants produce plenty of big, meaty fruits that weigh up to eight to twelve ounces. Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Totally Tomatoes
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Camaro - hybrid(Determinate—72 days). Beefsteak. An early-maturing hybrid, Camaro produces heavy sets of extra-large (10 to 14-ounce) deep red fruits. Compact plants are highly disease-resistant and perform well even in hot weather. Good flavor. Container friendly.
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Carbon (Indeterminate—90 days). Beefsteak. These deep red-purple tomatoes with dark-olive shoulders are worth waiting for because their complex, rich taste has won many taste awards. Plants yield prolific amounts of crack-resistant, 10 to 14-ounce dark fruits perfect for sandwiches and salads. Open pollinated. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Caspian Pink (Indeterminate—80 days). Beefsteak. From southern Russia’s warm Caspian Sea region, this is the first tomato to beat Brandywine in California taste tests! Often called the “Queen of the Pinks,” with an incredibly sweet and juicy fruit that can reach one pound or larger. Great either fresh or cooked. Will do well in cooler areas. Open pollinated. (“A beefsteak that grows in West County! Was one of the best tomatoes in my garden.”) *Photo courtesy of Totally Tomatoes
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Chef’s Choice Orange - hybrid (Indeterminate—75 days). Beefsteak. All American Selections Winner. An orange beefsteak with high resistance to tobacco mosaic virus is more productive and earlier than most orange beefsteaks. It is low in acid and has a good flavor and texture. (“My favorite tomato—great producer, healthy vines, and beautiful, firm fruits that are simply delicious!”) *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Chef’s Choice Pink(Indeterminate—75 days). Beefsteak. A hybrid that is easier to grow than some heirlooms, but just as flavorful. Disease-resistant, rugose-leaved hybrid produces beautiful deep pink, meaty, 12 to 14-ounce fruits with a great old-fashioned tomato taste and early to boot! *Photo courtesy of Totally Tomatoes
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Cherokee Purple (Indeterminate—75-90 days). Beefsteak. (Ark of Taste variety). Pre-1890 variety, reputed to be an old Cherokee Indian heirloom. Uniquely colored dusty rose-brown fruit weighing up to 12 ounces. Delicious, old-time flavor. Open pollinated. (“The taste was outstanding. It wants a sunny spot. Very pretty-looking fruit, dark pink with green shoulders.”) *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Chianti Rose (Indeterminate—78 days). Beefsteak. An exceptional beefsteak with rosy-pink, thin skin and a complex, old-timey flavor. Sets heavy crops of 1 to 2-pound tomatoes earlier than most other large-fruited heirlooms. Open pollinated. (“Loved this beefsteak! Deep pinkish red, great flavor—sweet, a favorite in our tomato salads and on sandwiches. It’s on my ‘must-grow’ list.”) *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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Chocolate Stripe (Indeterminate—75 days). Beefsteak. The Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Catalogue says it all: “One of the most amazing tomatoes we have ever grown. Both color and taste excel.” Open pollinated. (“One of our taste test winners, and a new favorite of mine. Large tomato plants yield a big crop of mahogany colored fruit with dark, olive green-striping (similar to Black Zebra). It tends to split, so keep water to minimum when ripening. Fruits have delicious, complex, rich, sweet, earthy tomato flavors.”) *Photo courtesy of TomatoFest.com
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Damsel - hybrid (Indeterminate—73 days). Slicer. Think Brandywine for taste, but this pink-skinned tomato has excellent blight resistance. 10 to 12-ounce fruits also present great tomato flavor, sweet and rich and tangy at the same time. Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Early Girl - hybrid (Indeterminate—57 days). Slicer. By popular demand, we are now offering this hard-to-beat, famous tomato. Vigorous, disease-resistant plants start early and bear dependably all season long, yielding 4 to 6-ounce, bright crimson fruits with a tangy flavor.
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Galahad - hybrid (Determinate—73 days). Beefsteak. Somehow they forgot the “Sir” when they named this tomato after the most renowned knight of King Arthur’s Round Table. But it’s a prestigious All American Selections (AAS) Winner! A high-yielding, great-tasting beefsteak with broad shoulders (like Sir Galahad!) grows on compact, sturdy plants and has a delicious, sweet-tasting flavor. Excellent disease resistance to late blight. Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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German Pink (Indeterminate—85 days). Beefsteak. We are proud to offer this Bavarian heirloom in our collection. It is one of two plants that inspired Diane Ott Whealy to found Seed Savers Exchange in 1975. The seeds of this tomato were brought to US by her German great-grandfather. A massive, meaty beefsteak weighs 1 to 2 pounds! Its large, sturdy plants do require trellising. It is prized for its full, sweet, gourmet flavor. Excellent for canning, freezing and just plain slicing. Open pollinated. *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange
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Green Zebra (Indeterminate—80 days). Slicer. Ravishing, deep green, 3 to 5-ounce zebra-striped tomato. Sweet, zingy flavor. Very productive plants. Favored by chefs like Alice Waters and found at specialty and farmers markets. Open pollinated. (“One of my favorite tomatoes and grew well in my Richmond garden. Flesh is bright, psychedelic green, and the taste is both sharp and sweet at the same time.”) *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange
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Hawaiian Pineapple (Indeterminate—95 days). Beefsteak. The name itself explains how wonderful this tomato is: large, yellow & red, 1-pound fruit with excellent flavor—sweet and fruity, somewhat pineapple-like in taste. Open pollinated. (“Beautiful, large (1 to 1-1/2 pounds) golden yellow tomatoes. Its internal coloring is also a bright golden yellow with red highlights—very eye-catching on its own or as an addition to mixed salads. This size makes for perfect sandwich slices. Fabulous flavor is accentuated when allowed to fully ripen—sweet, juicy, with hints of citrus. If that's not enough, it’s also a prolific producer!”) *Photo courtesy of TomatoFest.com
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Italian Heirloom (Indeterminate—80 days). Slicer. Outstanding heirloom from Italy. Robust plants loaded with fruit weighing up to one pound. Open pollinated. (“An Italian classic…beautiful red, meaty tomatoes with complex, sweet flavor. Just what you would expect from a tomato revered by the Italians. A great tomato and a super choice for cooking, eating fresh or canning. Earliest of the heirlooms to ripen in my garden, and a prolific producer.”) *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange
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Kellogg’s Breakfast (Indeterminate—90 days). Beefsteak. West Virginia heirloom beefsteak tomato with large orange fruits weighing from 1-2 pounds. Open pollinated. (“WOW!!! For a large, delicious, productive and sliceable tomato (think BLT), try the Kellogg's Breakfast. Once this one got started it was a HUGE producer! Very large tomatoes, deep gold in color and a mild sweet flavor…delicious! A good acid/sugar balance.”) *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange
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Legend (Determinate—68 days). Slicer. One of the earliest-maturing slicer tomatoes, 5-8”, with a sweet flavor and just a little acid to add zing. Developed at Oregon State University, Legend shows strong tolerance to blight strains which makes it particularly well-adapted to West County’s cooler climes. Great taste, early, and disease-resistant—an unbeatable combination! Open pollinated. (“This is an early producer and produced longer than any other variety in my garden the last two years. Plants are loaded with beautiful, red slicers.”) Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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Martha Washington - hybrid (Indeterminate—78 days). Beefsteak. Adaptable to a variety of growing conditions, this hybrid produces globe-shaped 8 to 16-ounce fruits. But like pink heirlooms, its firm, pink flesh also has a great tomato taste. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds 
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Marvel Stripe (Indeterminate—85 days). Beefsteak. Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, it has become one of many gardeners’ favorite bi-colored tomatoes because of its beauty, size and taste. Largest bi-color tomato. Fruits weigh about 1 pound, but may get up to 2 pounds, and have a rich, sweet, fruity flavor. Very prolific. Open pollinated. *Photo courtesy of TomatoFest.com
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Momotaro - hybrid (Indeterminate—70 days). Slicer. The most popular tomato in Japan and named after a hero—“Peach Boy”—in Japanese folklore, it has an unsurpassed taste that is sweet and intensely rich with just the right amount of acid to make it tangy at the same time. Radiant, dark pink, perfectly round globes weigh up to 6 to 7 ounces. Heat tolerant and crack resistant. (“This grew so well in my West County garden. Enough tomatoes to give friends and family.”) *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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Mortgage Lifter (Indeterminate—80-90 days). Beefsteak. As its name indicates, a prolific family heirloom from 1940s Kentucky where, using the proceeds from its sale, “Radiator Charlie” Byles paid off his $6,000 home mortgage (those were the days!!) in just six years. Produces 1 to 2-pound big, red, very flavorful beefsteak tomatoes. Plants are very productive, disease-resistant and long-bearing. Open pollinated. (“Just all around perfect tomatoes, no problems, good yield, medium-to-large fruits with that wonderful, old-fashioned tomato taste.”) *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange
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Nepal (Indeterminate—80 days). Slicer. If it grows in the Himalayas, it’s sure to thrive in West County. Strong plant produces abundant 6 to 10-ounce bright red, meaty fruits with intense flavor. Equally important for West County, the fruits ripen off the bush if picked green in late summer and kept in a paper bag. Open pollinated. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds 
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Patio (Determinate—70 days). Slicer. Popular? You bet! Compact 2’ plants with beautiful rugose leaves are perfect for a large container. May produce up to 50 (!) 3-4 0unce fruits in an 8-week harvest season. Good flavor. Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Totally Tomatoes
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Paul Robeson (Indeterminate—90 days). Beefsteak. A Russian heirloom that was named to honor the American opera singer and racial equality/social justice advocate, Paul Robeson (1898-1976) who was idolized in Russia. It produces 7 to 10-ounce, blackish brick-red fruits whose sweet and smoky flavor is unparalleled. Open pollinated. (“We love this variety in East County!”) *Photo courtesy of Baker Creek HeirloomSeeds/rareseeds.com
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Persimmon - organic (Indeterminate—79 days). Beefsteak. Vigorous and prolific heirloom produces 12-ounce to 2-pound persimmon-colored beefsteak tomatoes. Right at home in short-season gardens. Very meaty with few seeds. Low acid. Open pollinated. (“Beautiful, large slicer with rose/orange skin and flesh. Real eye candy in a tomato salad. Sweet, rich tomato taste—another taste test winner. Persimmon is said to have been grown in Thomas Jefferson's garden.”) *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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Phoenix - hybrid (Determinate—72 days). Slicer. With a name like Phoenix, naturally it’s heat resistant. A proven performer in the South, you may want this patio tomato if you live in the warmer areas of the county. We loved it at Our Garden. Produces lots of 8 to 12-ounce bright red fruits, great for slicing and with very good flavor. Container friendly.
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Pink Boar (Indeterminate—75 days). Slicer. May be the most stunning slicer out there—deep wine color with hints of metallic, olive striping. Gorgeous! Strong plants are loaded with irresistible fruits, even in cooler climes, perfect for salads, garnishes and hors d’oeuvres, but it may not make it to the kitchen. Pink Boar is from the Wild Boar Series bred by Brad Gates. Open pollinated. *Photo courtesy of High Mowing Organic Seeds
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Pomodoro Canestrino di Lucca (Indeterminate—80 days). Beefsteak. Found in every garden in Italy, we bring this heirloom directly to you from the Italian province of Lucca. You won’t find it any place else! Part of the traditional “Basket of Lucchese”—products selected for their authentic expression of Lucca—it has a beautiful ribbed-basket shape. These fruits are red with a blush of green at the collar, have firm flesh, low acidity and high sugar, and aren’t watery. Very versatile—great in salads or pasta, fresh or cooked. Viva Italia! Open pollinated. (“Added it to tomato salads, made tomato sauce and threw it straight into pasta dishes for authentic sauces. 2-3” in diameter, scalloped in shape, deep orange in color, dense and very flavorful. The flavor was rich and not overly acidic. The plant itself was very hardy, growing to over 6’ tall with strong, thick stems. I would definitely purchase this one again!”)
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Poseidon - hybrid (Indeterminate—78 days). Slicer. It may look like one of those store-bought tomatoes with its smooth, air-brushed exterior, but Poseidon’s fruits have nothing in common with those tasteless varieties. This deep pink tomato packs a powerful punch! Vigorous plants are disease-resistant and produce unblemished, round, 8 ounce fruits throughout a long season. Many pink tomatoes are highly prized in Asia for their low-acid levels. You’re sure to enjoy Poseidon’s delicious, sweet flavor. New in 2020.
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Siletz (Determinate—70–75 days). Slicer. Reliable and early! Flavor-packed, 4 to 5-inch, deep-red slicing tomatoes are nearly seedless, weighing up to 1 pound. Vigorous plant. Good acid taste in an early tomato. Developed by Dr. Jim Baggett at Oregon State University, these plants yield well in cooler weather. Open pollinated. (“I decided this last year to grow this tomato in a grow bag and was amazed at the results compared to previous years growing it in raised beds. Maybe it was the new soil or a better location, but it was the first to produce the most beautiful clusters of red 14 to 16-ounce (!) tomatoes. It is a determinate, but for me it produced all summer long and was one of the last to survive in my garden. Very compact and not much staking needed. Easy to slice, juicy and delicious. This will definitely be a mainstay in my summer garden.”) Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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Stupice (Indeterminate—55(!)-75 days). Slicer. Originally from the former Czechoslovakia. Forms a compact plant with potato leaf-like foliage. One of the best early tomatoes with good yields. Very cold-tolerant, disease- and drought-resistant and bears until frost! What else could you want? Oh yes, 3 to 4-ounce delicious fruits in clusters. Open pollinated. (“I chose this tomato in particular to honor my paternal grandparents, both immigrants from Czechoslovakia, who passed through Ellis Island on their journey to the United States. Stupice fared well under widely fluctuating temperatures in Orinda all summer long with high yield. Naturally salty and very tasty!”) *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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Super Bush - hybrid (Determinate—75 days). Slicer. 2-3’ plants are perfect for large containers and produce juicy fruits with sweet, tomatoey flavor. Tough, disease-resistant. Container friendly.
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Super Fantastic - hybrid (Indeterminate—70 days). Beefsteak. Heavy yields of ten-ounce fruits with a super-rich tomato flavor are borne all season long on disease-resistant vines. (“We are excited to bring this tomato to you this year, now that we have field-tested it. We think its over-the-top name is well deserved.”)
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Valley Girl - hybrid (Determinate—65 days). Slicer. Reliable—a top producer in both cooler and hotter climes. What’s more, it starts early and continues to produce 7 to 8-ounce, globe-shaped fruits right up to frost, longer than many early varieties! Very flavorful. Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds 
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Vorlon (Indeterminate—80 days). Beefsteak. No wonder this is named for a fictional alien race on TV! It’s one weird tomato—a stunning purple-black beefsteak with a rich, smoky-earthy taste that Baker Creek called its “best tasting tomato” the last few years. 1-pound fruits appear mid-season. Open pollinated. (“Even in Richmond, Vorlon produced the most delicious and strangest looking tomatoes in my garden.”) *Photo courtesy of Baker Creek HeirloomSeeds/rareseeds.com 
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Paste Tomatoes

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Big Mama - hybrid (Indeterminate—80 days). Paste. Produces heavy yields of flavor-packed 5” long paste tomatoes that are meaty, easy to peel and have very few seeds. That makes them perfect for sauces, soups and salsa. Mama mia!!
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Italian Roma Bush (Determinate—85 days). Paste. Best “small space” paste tomato. Produces enormous yields of large red tomatoes. Very meaty and perfect for canning and sauces. Open pollinated. Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Sustainable Seed Company
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La Roma III - hybrid (Determinate—76 days). Paste. Every grower has called this the best paste tomato on the market. So we had to try it ourselves. High yields of 5 to 8-ounce plum tomatoes on healthy, disease resistant and vigorous vines. This tomato is quite resistant to blossom end rot. If you like pasta, as we do, you’ll want to try this variety. Container friendly. *Photo courtesy of Totally Tomatoes
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Mama Leone (Indeterminate—75 days). Paste. First listed in Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook in 2005 as “seeds given by one of their local customers who had immigrated to the US from Italy,” these 5 to 6 ounce, meaty, bright red tomatoes have very few seeds—perfect for your favorite sauce. Its name may honor the famous Italian restaurant in NYC’s theater district, now long-closed. Some of its acclaimed pasta recipes can still be found on the web. Wouldn’t it be fun to make one with its namesake tomato! Open pollinated.
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Margherita - hybrid (Determinate—72 days). Paste. A paste tomato named after that famous pizza we all love. 5-7-ounce bright red tomatoes are also great for roasting. Their thin skins make them good in salads and on sandwiches.
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Pomodoro Piramide (Indeterminate—80 days). Paste. This is a rare Italian paste tomato. Piramide’s seeds were bought by a Master Gardener during her visit to Italy, where it is very popular. Slightly tapered, five inch fruits look like bulls horn peppers and are filled with almost seedless, richly flavored meat. Terrific for sauces! Open pollinated.
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San Marzano (Indeterminate—80 days). Paste. Famous Italian cooking tomato filled with thick, dry flesh and few seeds. Superb flavor in slightly rectangular fruits hanging in clusters. Solid flesh is perfect for canning/freezing for rich pasta sauce all winter. Open pollinated. (“Excellent yields that continue way into the fall.”) *Photo courtesy of Whiteonricecouple.com
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San Marzano Gigante 3 (Indeterminate—90 days). Paste. A heftier version of the classic Pomodoro San Marzano with a magnificent, robust flavor to boot. Large, open plants produce enormous, meaty, ruby-red tomatoes, measuring 2½” wide and 7” long. Open pollinated. (“What a big paste tomato with hardly any seeds! Makes excellent sauce.”) *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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