Updated On February 10, 2014

Tomatoes, Tomatillos, and Ground Cherries
(Nightshade Family)

Tomatoes grouped by color:
[  Red  |  Pink  |  Yellow  |  White  |  Green  |  Other  ]

Tomatoes grouped by type or use:
[  Cherry  |  Long-keeping  |  Stuffing  |  Paste  ]

Tomato relatives:
[  Tomatillo  |  Ground Cherry  ]

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Tomato

Tomato culture:  Ideally, we start our tomatoes in mid-April to set out in late May. Lately, our tomatoes have been started in early May and set out in mid-June. I've noticed we have virtually no blight problems and, if properly cared for, have lots of tomatoes. Plant outside after all danger of frost is past. On early plantings, we speed growth up by covering new transplants with milk jugs which have had the bottoms cut out and lids removed. We set out plants about 12" apart in a row and cage to support indeterminate types. I have evaluated all of the varieties we offer this year plus some others and discovered that there is no real way for me to properly describe some of them. Even though some appear to have almost identical descriptions in here, each and every one is different. Each summer it is so apparent walking around the seed plots and seeing all of the diversity. I am terrible at describing colors that I see and flavors that I taste. My fondness for growing them comes from my childhood struggles of trying to get a vine-ripened tomato in the mountain valley that I lived in. That is not much of a challenge here in Iowa, but I still realize there are some of you that face that struggle and we will continue to search for early, flavorful types.

Explanation of Terms:  We hope to include the following information for as many varieties as we can in the future.

Days to Maturity - Time from plant set out to first ripe fruits is highly variable depending on many factors (temp., rainfall, soil, etc.), so a range is given.
Very Early - 55 days or less
Early - 55-70 days
Mid - Midseason - 70-85 days
Late - Usually over 85 days

Plant Habit

Det - Determinate means short vines, bushlike, compact, terminal blossom clusters (meaning the top of the stem usually is flowers not foliage). Most produce fruits in a short time span shile others may produce all season.
Ind - Indeterminate means long vines, subterminal blossom clusters (meaning flowers occur along the sides of the stem), usually produce well until frost.
SD - Semi-determinate means a happy medium between the above two. Staking these is a good idea.
Rug - Rugose means the plant is ideal for growing in a pot as the foliage is very thick and dark green and the plant is usually able to support the heavy load of tomatoes they produce.

Leaf Form

RL - Regular leaf; serrations/indentations on the leaf edge, some varieties have crinkled/puckered leaves called "rugose" and some have greyish/fuzzy foliage called "angora".
PL - Potato leaf; smooth edges on the leaf margin like true potato leaves.

Other Abbreviations

oblate - Flattened fruits
excl - Excellent
bicolor - (Means two colors). Some varieties have fruits that have a primary mature exterior color with a blushing of pinkish red that starts at the blossom end and goes upwards. That same second color is also found distributed as swirls in the interior flesh. Varieties that have fruits that have stripes on the exterior only are not bicolors. Some white, yellow and green varieties do sometimes develop a secondary exterior blush of color, but that secondary color is usually located just at the blossom end of the flesh so they aren't considered bicolors either. Most bicolors are gold/red ones.

We have attempted to divide the tomatoes by the color of the ripened fruit or in some cases by the principal use. Please be advised that on occasion an off-type plant may show up. Some of these types we offer are primitive and also on occasion a seed can get mixed during the cleaning process.

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Tomato - Red-fruited Varieties

Note:  All of the tomatoes in this category are in some way or another red fleshed and have red skin color. Packets will contain at least 25 seeds, usually 50 to 100.

Abraham Lincoln:  mid, Ind, 12 to 16 oz. red, oblate fruits. It is noted for its classic old time tomato flavor. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Abu Rawan:  late, Ind, RL, a rather different tomato that has fruit that has a soft feeling, red in color, flattened globe and meaty. Thanks to the folks at Vegetable Land for the donation of this variety. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Agassiz:  mid, Det, RL, red globe with slight streaks. Large salad. From the North Dakota State University breeding program. It is especially adapted to the high plains. Pkt. $2.00 OG

AH3:  mid, Ind, 8 oz. semi-sweet, globe shaped fruit, above average yield. Pkt. $1.50 OG

AHLO:  early, Ind, 8 oz., mildly acid, globe shaped fruit. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Ailsa Craig:  mid, Ind, 3 to 5 oz. fruits. A delightfully productive Scottish variety. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Aker's West Virginia:  mid, Ind, RL, large red beefsteak fruits around one pound. Assertive flavor, very productive, from Carl Aker. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Alaskan Fancy:  mid, SD, 4 to 6 oz., uniform round globe fruits, above average yeilds. Performed phenomenally in a non-irrigated isolation plot this year with high yields of uniform, crack free fruit. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Alicante:  mid, Ind, 2 to 3 oz. flattened globe shaped fruit. Above average yield. English breakfast type tomato. Pkt. $1.50 OG

All Red:  mid, Det, RL, 6 to 8 oz. round, red, flat globe. From the North Dakota State University breeding programs of the last century. Pkt $2.00 OG

Alpine:  early, Ind. Oblate, red flesh, outstanding yields. Fruits average 6 to 8 oz. Developed prior to 1950 at Cheyenne, Wyoming. Was a very impressive yielder in 2013 of continuous, ripening, uniform, nice sized fruits of high quality. The fruits appear to have a good market appeal. Definitely worth a try. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Andrew Rahart Jumbo Red:  mid, Ind, RL, not jumbo but can approach a pound, great flavor, productive. Andrew was a tomato seed collector in Westchester County, NY and others of his varieties are Pink Ping Pong and Myona. (Unavailable for 2014)

Angora:  mid, Ind, RL, bright red flesh; dusty gray, fuzzy foliage, medium sized 2 to 3 oz. fruit. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Arctic Blum:  mid, SD, RL, oblate, 4 to 8 oz., semi-sweet fruits of good flavor. Above average yields. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Atkinson:  mid, Ind, RL, mild flavored, 6 to 8 oz. globe. Bred at Auburn University. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Aussie:  mid, Ind, RL, large, flattened globe with green shoulders, nice flavor. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Aviuri:  mid, Ind, RL, red with bronze/orange stripes, globe-shaped fruits weighing 4 to 6 oz. Pkt. $2.00 OG

AYWC:  mid, Ind, RL, 10 to 12 oz., red globe, above average yields. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Azteca B:  late, SD, RL, 6 to 10 oz., globe-shaped fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Backfield:  early, SD, RL, does well from direct seeding. Shows good disease tolerance. Fruits are a nice shade of red. Large 10 to 12 oz. fruits, oblate, beefsteak type. Fruit is basically ripe all at one time. (Unavailable for 2014)

Baladi:  late, Ind, RL, medium sized plants that produce an abundance of 12 to 16 oz. globe shaped fruits. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Beefsteak:  early, Ind, RL, 10 to 12 oz., oblate red fruits. Pkt. $1.75 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Benewah:  early, Det, RL, 3 to 5 oz. fruits, from the University of Idaho introductions of the 1970's. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Berwick German:  late, round to oblong, tasty fruits. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Big A Sandy:  late, Ind, RL, 1 to 1.5 lb fruits of a nice red color. Pkt. $2.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Big Bite:  mid, Ind, RL, 4 oz. sized, red globe fruits. From Orral Craig of Illinois. This is not the same as the hybrid of the same name. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Big Boy:  mid, Ind, RL, excellent yield of oblate beefsteaks, great taste, an OP version of the hybrid which is a cross between Teddy Jones, a large pink beefsteak from the Midwest, and a red other parent. (Unavailable for 2014)

Big Set:  late, Ind, RL, 12 to 16 oz., globe-shaped fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Bison:  mid, Det, 3 oz. globe-shaped fruits, very productive. Old Oscar Will variety. Bred by Dr. Yeager and released in 1929 from ND State University Pkt. $2.00 OG

Bloody Butcher:  early, Ind, PL, deep red salad tomato, 1 to 3 oz. fruits, good taste, high yields. Resembles Stupice in both plant habit and fruit size, but fruits are a darker shade of red. Fruits start early and bear until frost. Pkt. $2.60 OG

Bonner:  early, high yields of salad sized fruit. Developed and named by Dr. Boe at the University of Idaho in the 1970's for the county in Idaho. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Bonny Best:  mid, old variety, round, canning type, 6 to 8 oz. red globe. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Bounty:  early, Det, RL, high yields of red globe fruits, large salad. An excellent tomato for yield, flavor, and quality. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Box Car Willie:  late-mid, Ind, RL, large, orange/red fruits, good yields. Initially bred by Joe Bratka's father in NJ; other varieties from the same source include Mule Team, Red Barn, Great Divide and Pasture. Pkt. $2.25 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Bradley:  very early, Det, 2 oz. fruits heavy yields. Earliest tomato in 525 grown in 2005. (Unavailable for 2014)

Brandywine - Landis Valley Red:  late, Ind, RL, 6 to 8 oz. globe fruits, not overly productive but good flavor. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Brandywine OTV (Off The Vine):  early, Ind, PL, large red beefsteak fruits of 1 to 2 pounds, excl taste and yields, a natural cross between Yellow Brandywine and an unknown other parent, now OP. Does well in southern areas. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Brandywine Red:  late-mid, Ind, RL, oblate globes about one pound, excl balanced taste and production. Named for the Brandywine river in PA, is Amish and was available by about 1885. Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Brazil:  mid, Ind, oblate, 5 oz., semi-acidic fruits. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Break O'Day:  early, Ind to SD, RL, very good yields and excl taste, globe fruits of about 8 oz. Originally from a cross between Marglobe and Marvel in 1923 and introduced in 1931. (Unavailable for 2014)

Bulgarian #7:  mid, Ind, RL, great production of globe fruits in the 8 to 12 oz. range, great balanced tangy/sweet taste. Originally from a commercial pack from Bulgaria. (Unavailable for 2014)

Bulgarian Triumph:  mid, Ind, RL, a cluster type with red, 4 oz. globe fruits, outstanding taste which typifies so many of the varieties from Bulgaria. (Unavailable for 2014)

Burbank Slicing:  mid, Det, 6 to 8 oz. orange/red, uniform, round globe fruits with above average yields. (Unavailable for 2014)

Burgess Crackproof:  mid, Ind, RL, an old Burgess variety that truly lives up to its name. Plants are unbelievably productive with an abundance of 6 to 8 oz., red globe fruits which are almost 100% crack free. Pkt. $2.25 ,b>OG

Burpee Gloriana:  early, Det, 6 to 8 oz., globe-shaped fruit. Outstanding yields. Pkt. $1.75 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Burpee's Quarter Century (aka Burpee's Matchless):  mid, Det, RL (rugose), 6 to 8 oz. oblate fruits, high yield, very good taste. The masses seem to dictate that this is the proper name despite the fact that my seed came from a USDA packet labeled Burpee's Matchless. (Unavailable for 2014)

Burpee Sunnybrook Earliana:  early, SD, RL, oblate, 6 to 8 oz. fruit, old Burpee selection. The 1920 Burpee Seed Catalog says the following about this tomato, "The entire crop can be gathered generally in about three weeks from the time the first fruit ripens. Sunnybrook Earliana is undoubtedly the very best, earliest, scarlet fruited tomato." Pkt. $2.50 OG

Burpee Table Talk:  mid, SD, RL, 4 to 6 oz. globe fruit. Burpees prominently featured this variety on numerous catalog covers and it was their top variety in their 1943 catalog. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Cabot:  mid, SD, 4 to 6 oz. globe, red flesh, above average yield, excellent flavor. Originated in the Eastern part of Canada. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Cal Culterator:  mid, Ind, oblate, 6 to 8 oz. fruit, red flesh, above average yield. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Cal Lake #4:  mid, Ind, 6 oz. globe, firm flesh, good shipper. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Cal Red and Green:  mid, Ind, RL, unique combination of streaks and shades of red and green. Fruits are mid-sized and rather firm. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Campbell 146:  mid, SD, 7 oz., semi-sweet, globe-shaped fruit, red, canning-type. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Canabec Rouge:  early, Det, red globe, 4 to 6 oz. fruits. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Canabec Super:  very early, Det, 4 to 6 oz. globe-shaped pinkish red fruits from Quebec. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Cannonball:  mid, SD, RL, 10 to 14 oz., round globe, solid, fairly crack-resistant fruits, above average yields. Bred by Dr. Holland and released in 1973 from ND State University. (Unavailable for 2014)

Cavalier:  early, Det, RL, an old Oscar Will variety. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Ceylon:  early, small, oblate (silver dollar sized), 1 to 2 oz. fruits, above average yields. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Chalk's Early Jewel:  early, Ind, RL, good producer of 4 oz. fruits. The 1920 Burpee Seed Catalog says, "The largest, smoothest and finest flavored, extra early, bright red tomato. Without a question, the best early home garden tomato." Pkt. $2.50 OG

Cherokee:  mid, Ind, 8 oz., globe-shaped, mildly acidic fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Cherokee Red Potato Leaf:  late, Ind, PL, oblate, 4 to 8 oz. fruits. (Unavailable for 2014)

Chinese:  mid, 4 to 6 oz. red fruits, huge yields. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Chipollino:  mid, Ind, round, red globe, 3 oz. fruits. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Christmas Ball:  mid, Ind, RL, odd shaped fruits remind me of Christmas tree ornaments. Green stripes on a red fruit. From Donald Branscomb's breeding program. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Clustermato:  mid, Ind, 5 to 7 oz., round, red globe. Large numbers of fruits hanging in clusters on the vine. A selection made by Gleckler's Seedsmen prior to 1954. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Coldset:  early, SD, 6 to 8 oz., red globe. Old catalogs said it was frost tolerant, but it isn't. It does set in cool night conditions though. OG Pkt. $2.00

Colossal Red:  mid, Ind, 6 to 8 oz., red globe fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Columbia:  mid, Det, 4 to 6 oz., hard, red fruit with point at blossom end. Originally from Washington State University breeding program. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Coop Red:  mid, Ind, 5 to 7 oz., red globe. Originally from an Italian grower in Lathrop, MO in the 1940's. (Unavailable for 2014)

Costa Rica:  early, Ind, round, red, golf ball sized fruit. Huge numbers of fruit on vine. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Cougar Red:  early, Ind, RL, very productive introduction from Washington State University. Excl yields of 4 to 6 oz., flattened globe fruits. Excellent for canning. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Cour di Drago:  mid, SD, RL, productive plants of 3 to 5 oz. globe shaped fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Creole:  mid, Ind, RL, 8 to 12 oz. fruits. bred by LSU in Louisiana and grown primarily in the South. Developed in 1940's especially for hot, humid climates. Pkt. $2.50 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Crimson Cushion:  mid, Ind, RL, very large globe fruits, deep crimson red color. Originally introduced in 1894 as Red Ponderosa. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Culstrage:  late, Ind, oblate, red, 1 pound fruits, rather low yields. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Cuostralee:  mid, Ind, RL, 1 to 2 pound fruit, excl yield for such a large fruited variety, taste excl and balanced, not mild, originally from France. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Cup of Moldova:  mid, round, red, cup-shaped tomato from Moldova. 4 to 6 oz. fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Currier:  mid, Ind, 8 oz. globe, red flesh, excellent yield. Originated in Colorado. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Dana:  early, Det, bright red, 6 oz. fruits, acidic in nature. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Danko:  mid, SD, red, heart shaped fruits, most between 6 and 10 oz., excl taste, nice combination of tart and sweet. (Unavailable for 2014)

Dansk Export:  early, SD, 2 to 4 oz. salad size fruit. Pkt. $1.75 OG

de Barao Red:  mid, Ind, 3 oz., non-juicy, globe-shaped fruits. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Debbie:  late-mid, Ind, RL, good yield of 10 to 12 oz. fruits, very good taste. Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Delicious:  mid, Ind, red, 8 to 16 oz., globe fruits. Some can get very large if thinned. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Dinner Plate:  early, Ind, red, 12 to 16 oz., plate sized fruits. Fruits must be thinned out to get the large sized fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Druzba:  late-mid, Ind, RL, excl yields and great taste, not overly sweet, 8 oz. to 1 pound fruits, from Bulgaria where the word "druzhba" means friendship. Pkt. $2.25 OG

E. H. House:  early, Ind, 3' bush, round or slightly oval 4 to 6 oz. fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Earliana:  early, SD, oblate, 6 to 8 oz. fruits. This is one of the first tomatoes I tried growing in Idaho as a child. It never got ripe on the vine in Salmon, ID, but it ripens fine in most places. OG Pkt. $1.75

Earlibell:  mid, SD, red canning tomato, above average yield, good flavor, 6 to 8 oz. The following is a quote from a 1922 Gurney's Seed Catalog, "We are still waiting for someone to prove to us that they have or can produce an earlier tomato than the Earlibell." Comments like the above were so appropriate for their time period. While the comment was probably true in 1922, there are many earlier tomato varieties now. This is still an excellent variety to try. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Early A Pac:  mid, Ind, oblate, red flesh, above average yield. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Early Glee:  early, SD, 16 oz. fruits, above average yields. Pkt. $2.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Early Jumbo:  mid, Det, RL, semi-globe shape, red fruit, large salad, huge yields. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Early Rouge:  early, SD, huge yields of top grade, uniform 6 to 8 oz. globe red tomatoes. Excellent choice for the market gardener. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Early Wonder:  early, productive, deep scarlet, 4 to 6 oz. fruits. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Ecuador:  mid, Ind, oblate, ribbed, red flesh, above average yield of 6 to 8 oz. fruits. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Edelrot:  early, Det, oblate, 4 to 6 oz. fruits, semi-acidic. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Egg:  mid, Ind, 2 to 3 oz. egg shaped fruits, above average yields. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Elberta Girl:  late-mid, Ind, RL (angora), red fruit with gold stripes, great yield, average taste, 3 to 4 oz. globe fruits, originally bred by Tom Wagner. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Enterprize:  mid, round, red salad size tomato. Large plants with very high yields of uniform 2 to 4 oz. sized fruit. Superb for cold-pack canning. OG Pkt. $1.75

Epoch:  mid, PL (Rugose), oblate, very stalky bush plants. Produce 4 oz. red fruits. (Unavailable for 2014)

Ernie's Plum:  late, Ind, RL, orange/red pear shaped fruits that average over a pound. Pkts. $2.25 OG

Eros:  early, SD, globe-shaped, 3 to 5 oz. fruits. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Ethel Watkins:  mid, Ind, RL, bright colored flesh, 8 to 10 oz. globe fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Eye:  mid, SD, 8 oz. fruits. OG Pkt. $1.75

F. H. Crow:  mid, Ind, PL, round red 4 to 6 oz. fruits. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Fa:  late, Ind, Hungarian in origin, 4 oz. fruit. Though fruit is irregular in shape, it is very flavorful. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Fan-3:  mid, Ind, PL, oblate, 6 to 8 oz. fruit, red flesh, above average yield. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Fargo:  early, Det, RL, medium size, productive red slicer from NDSU. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Fireball:  mid, SD, 4 to 6 oz. size fruits of good quality. First listed in 1952 by Harris Seeds and a parent of many modern lines, superb yields. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Forme de Couer:  mid, Ind, 4 to 6 oz. red fruits of a slight heart shape. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Frosty F. House:  early, SD, oblate, 4 to 6 oz., red flesh, above average yield. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Gail's Sweet Plum Tomato:  mid, super sweet, large cherry sized paste that yields superbly. Flavor is a real attraction. Not what I'd call a paste, but it came with the name. The seed for this variety came from our now-deceased friend Gail and it must have been mis-labeled as there is a real "Grandma Mary's Italian Paste" tomato that looks nothing like this. Since this tomato is so good, we have decided to continue listing it but with the new name so as not to confuse it with the real "Grandma Mary's Italian Paste" tomato. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Gem State:  early, Det, oblate, very stalky plants, 4 oz. fruits, mild flavor. Another of Dr. Boe's varieties. Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

George's Greek:  late, Ind, RL, large red globe fruits averaging 12 to 16 oz. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Germaid Red:  late, Ind. 10 to 12 oz. deep red, elongated beefsteak-type fruits. Pkt. $2.75 OG

Gill's All Purpose:  early, Ind, RL, round, red, slicing tomato, an old Gill Brothers Seed Co. variety. OG Pkt. $2.00

Glacier:  very early, PL, producing small, salad size fruits, sparse foliage. Introduced in 1985 from Sweden. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Golden Girl Marrow:  mid, SD, RL, round globe, medium size, very high yields. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Green Brooks:  mid, Ind, RL, very heavy yields, red globe, medium to large, firm flesh. Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Ham Green Favorite:  mid, Ind, oblate, 6 to 8 oz. fruits, uniform. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Hanky Red:  mid, Det, RL, 6 oz. round fruit, red flesh and skin, slightly acidic, excellent yield. Highest yields of normal-leaved types. OG Pkt. $2.00

Herman's Special:  mid, RL, Ind, medium sized, juicy, red globe. Pkt.$2.00 OG

High Tech Japanese:  mid, RL, medium sized, productive pinkish/red slicer. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Homestead:  mid, SD, round, red, globe, 4 to 6 oz. fruits. OG Pkt. $1.75

Hybrid 18-52:  mid, Det, very good yields of 4 to 6 oz, red slicing tomatoes. This was received from Moldova with this name. Whether or not it is a hybrid remains to be seen. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Imur Prior Beta:  early, Ind, PL, 2 to 4 oz. fruits, high yields, taste on the sweet side, bred in Norway for short season areas and high altitudes. Pkt. $2.00 OG

India:  late, Ind, oblate, 10 to 12 oz., red skin and flesh, above average yield. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Italabec:  mid, Det, RL, 4 oz., red globe fruits, thick flesh. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Italian:  mid, Ind, oblate, 14 oz., red/orange fruits. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Italian Giant:  mid, Ind, oblate, 14 oz. fruit. OG Pkt. $1.75

Julia:  early, Det, RL, round, red fruits, large salad size. OG Pkt. $1.75

Kanner Hoell:  mid, Ind, large 1 pound and up, red fruits. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Kazachka Mini Beef:  mid, Det, RL, thick foliage, medium sized, salad tomato. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Kille #7:  mid, Ind, oblate, 10 to 16 oz., red flesh, above average yield. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Kimberly:  very early, SD, PL, 1 to 2 oz. globe fruits, sweet and juicy, high yields. Developed in the mid-1980's by John de Rocque of Kimberly, BC, Canada from a Siberia x Tiny Tim cross. They've been carefully selected for hardiness, early ripening and quality. Sets fruit at unusually low temperatures. Good also for greenhouse culture, very productive. (Unavailable for 2014)

Kootenai:  mid, Det, patio type with round fruit, excellent quality. Another of Dr. Boe's introductions. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Krasnodor Titans:  late-mid, Ind, RL, prolific set of 8 to 18 oz. globe shaped fruits that have very thick walls so last on the vine a long time, may be best for canning, from Lubov Koniva who lives in the Krasnodor region of Russia to Marianne Belfer, NY, who distributed seeds to many folks. Pkt. $3.00 OG

LaFayette:  mid, Ind, 3 to 5 oz. red globe. Heavy producer performs consistently. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Langada:  late, Ind, RL, firm fleshed, globe shaped. OG Pkt. $2.00

Latah:  early, quick growing for Northern areas, cool tolerant, red salad size fruit. Named by Dr. Boe of the University of Idaho for the county in Idaho. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Lebanon:  mid, Ind, oblate, 2 to 4 oz. red tomatoes. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Liberator:  late, Ind, 16 oz. red, globe-shaped fruits. OG Pkt. $2.00

Lida Ukrainian:  mid, SD, RL, prolific set of globe shaped 4 to 6 oz. fruits, very meaty, very good taste on the assertive side, meaning not mild. OG Pkt. $2.00

Liliana:  mid, Ind, fruit resembles a small peach shape with a small nipple at the blossom end. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Lillian's Red Kansas Paste:  late-mid, high yield of 6 to 8 oz. slightly elongated globes with a pointed end, not a paste variety since quite juicy and with excl taste. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Livingston Favorite:  mid, Ind, 10 to 12 oz. round, red, globe shaped fruits. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Ludmilla's Red Plum:  mid, Ind, RL, giant, fist sized, juicy, red plum shaped. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Lutescent:  mid, Ind, RL, primarily a novelty with yellowish foliage, ivory petals and fruits that ripen from green to white to yellow to orange to red. Plants with all the differently colored fruits at the same time are quite a sight. Taste of ripe red fruits is not bad at all. This variety is probably the original variety released by Livingston as Honor Bright but the name got changed somewhere along the line. Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Lynwood:  mid, Ind, RL, round 2 inch bright red fruits, huge yields that produce until killing frost. Old time variety from VA named after the almost abandoned town of Lynwood on the Shenandoah River. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Lyuda's Mom's Large Red Ukrainian:  mid, Ind, RL, 6 to 10 oz. round, red fruit, average flavor and productivity. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Magnum:  late, Ind, RL, very large plants producing 1 to 2 pound flattened, beefsteak type fruits. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Manalucie:  late-mid, Ind, oblate, 8 oz. fruits, semi-sweet. Developed by the University of Florida and named for Manatee and St. Lucie counties. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Manitoba:  early, Det, 6 oz. red tomatoes, excellent yield. Highly recommended by a customer in the UP of Michigan for earliness and crack resistance. Developed by Morden Experimental Station in 1956. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Manzana:  mid, Ind, very oblate, 3 to 6 oz. red flesh, average yield. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Marglobe:  mid, Ind, oblate, medium to large canning type, 10 to 12 oz. Cross developed many years ago between Marvel and Globe. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Maria:  early, Det, oblate, 10 oz., red fruits. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Maryland Large Red:  late, Ind, red flesh that with care can produce huge fruits 1 pound and above. Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Maskabec:  early, Det, 4 to 6 oz., red globe. Heavy yields. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Matt d'Imperio:  mid, Ind, RL, variably sized plum type fruits and often different shapes from plum, 8 to 16 oz., family heirloom of Matt Moors, PA, whose grandfather brought the seed from Rome, Italy in 1900 and grew them for the restaurant trade in Philadelphia for many years. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Medford:  mid, SD, 6 oz., rather hard, red globe fruits, above average yields. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Mexican Beefsteak:  mid, Det, slightly oblate, 8 to 10 oz., red flesh, average yield. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Mexican Salad:  mid, Det, 6 to 8 oz. fruits, roundish globe, red flesh, above average yield. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Mikado Ecarlote:  early, Ind, RL, 6 to 8 oz., red globe fruit. OG Pkt. $1.75

Mikado Scarlet:  mid, Ind, oblate, fruits are a deep scarlet red. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Moldovan Bison:  early, Det, RL, 2 to 3 inch round fruit. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Moravsky Div:  early, PL, golf ball sized fruit. Surprisingly, had ripe fruit in about 40 days from 4 inch transplants, remarkable growth rate in 2009. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Morman Worlds Earliest:  mid, Ind, oblate, 6 to 8 oz. slicing type, very productive. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Moscow:  very early, Det, compact plants. Similar to Siberia. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Moskovich:  early, SD, 10 oz. red fruits, round globe shape. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Mrs. Schlaubaugh's Famous Strawberry:  late, Ind, RL, a truly strawberry shape, large 1 to 2 pound. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Mule Team:  mid, Ind, RL, large set of globe fruits near one pound, usually blemish free, great taste, bred by Joe Bratka's father who also bred Box Car Willie, Great Divide, Pasture and Red Barn. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Nectarine:  mid, Ind, unique reddish-orange 6 to 8 oz. fruits that really do have a nectarine appearance in color. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Nepal:  mid, Ind, 12 to 16 oz. red fruit. Noted for yields and flavor, fairly crack free. OG Pkt. $2.00

Neves Azorean Red:  late, Ind, RL, oblate fruits. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

New Hampshire Surecrop:  mid, SD, oblate, 6 to 8 oz., reddish fruits. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Nodak Early:  early, Det, RL, golf ball sized fruit, extremely heavy production. Pkt. $2.00 OG

North Dakota Earliana:  early, Det, RL, flattened globe, large salad, heavy yields. A selection made by Dr. Yeager at NDSU many years ago. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Northern Delight:  mid, cool tolerant, salad size, high yields on fast growing plants. Developed by Dr. Boe and released in 1991 by NDSU. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Nota:  mid, SD, RL, 6 to 8 oz. red globe fruits. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Old Brooks:  mid, SD, 8 to 12 oz. red, round fruit. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Old Ferry Morse Beefsteak:  mid, Ind, oblate, 10 to 16 oz. fruits, beefsteak type. OG Pkt. $1.75

Olomovic:  early, SD, uniform 4 to 6 oz. tomatoes, a Czech variety, huge yields. Bred by Milan Sodomka, originally introduced by Abundant Life in the 1980's. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Optimus:  mid, Ind, oblate, 12 to 16 oz. red fruit. Above average tolerance to blight. Originally from Hungary. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Owyhee:  mid, Det, RL, nice red globe, medium salad. A Univ. of ID introduction in the 1960's. Very stalky plants. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Oxheart Red:  mid, Ind, 6 to 8 oz. red, somewhat heart-shaped fruits. (Unavailable for 2014)

Pantano Romanesca:  late, large, slightly ruffled fruit. Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Patio King:  mid, Det, 4 oz., pot type plant, globe-shaped fruits. (Unavailable for 2014)

Payette:  mid, Det, RL, medium salad, very dense foliage on stalky plants. A Univ. of ID introduction in the 1960's. Pkt. $2.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Pearson Improved:  mid, Ind, medium sized, 12 oz., round, red fruit, heavy producer. Developed by Dr. O. H. Pearson of the University of California prior to 1955. (Unavailable for 2014)

Peron:  early, SD, very large, uniform, red globe fruits. It was developed prior to 1954 by Professor Abelardo Piovano of Argentina. Fairly resistant to fungal diseases. OG Pkt. $2.00

Phil's Fantastic:  late, Ind, RL, good flavor, medium sized fruit, globe, uniform shape. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Picardy:  mid, SD, RL, nice globe shape, high yields of 6 to 8 oz. fruits. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Piennolo del Vesuvio:  Ind, PL, Italian heirloom, 2 oz fruits, distinct nipple, pear shaped, keeps for a long time. Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Pioneer-2:  early, Det, 4 oz. red fruits on bushy plants, heavy yields. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Plainsman:  mid, Det, 6 oz. red globe fruits, high yields, tart tasting. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Polar Baby:  early, Det, large amounts of fruit in a short time. Fruit is the smallest of the "Polar" series. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Polar Beauty:  early, oblate, heavy yields, green shouldered fruits. Fruit does split, sets well in cool conditions. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Polar Gem:  early, uniform fruit size, mild taste for an early type, double crop producer. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Polar Star:  early, SD, oblate, 6 to 8 oz., red fruits. Above average yields. (Unavailable for 2014)

Portuguese Beefsteak:  late, Ind, PL, large globe fruits, 12 to 16 oz. large beefsteak type fruits. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Potentate:  mid, SD, 4 oz. red fruits, originally from New Zealand, skin is firm and resistant to cracking. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Prairie Fire:  early, Det, tart, uniform fruits, high yielding, salad size. (Unavailable for 2014)

Precocibec:  early, Det, 3 to 4 oz. red globe. From the Quebec breeding program. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Pritchards Scarlet Topper:  mid, Ind, oblate, red globe. In the 1943 Burpee Seed Catalog it states, "The ideal, all-purpose tomato for growing in soil of high fertility. The self-topping habit prevents excessive vine growth under all conditions. Developed by Dr. Pritchard of the USDA." Pkt. $1.75 OG

Prue:  late, Ind, RL, high yield of fruits of different shapes ranging from bomb shaped to hearts, but is genetically stable, 4 to 12 oz. fruits, wispy droopy foliage, some say unique, great taste. Mr. Prue was from MA and grew them back in the 1940's and probably earlier. OG Pkt. $2.50

PSR-37:  mid, Ind, PL, exceptionally high yields of 6 to 8 oz. round, red globe fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Puck:  early, Det, very small bushes, salad size. Acid, but not tart. A variety from England developed prior to 1950. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Pusa Ruby:  mid, Ind, small, red salad tomato, plants with sparse foliage. Moderately heavy yields. OG Pkt. $1.75

Ras:  mid, SD, RL, flat, ribby, bright scarlet red fruits, high yields, Spanish heirloom. OG Pkt. $2.00

Rasp Large Red:  late-mid, Ind, RL, good set of 10 to 16 oz. fruits, oblate, excl balanced taste, first listed by T. Rasp of Cheektowaga, NY in the SSE Yearbook. (Unavailable for 2014)

Readheart:  mid, Ind, oblate, average yield, large 8 to 10 oz. fruits. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Red Alert:  early, Det, RL, small red, tart fruit. (Unavailable for 2014)

Red Barn:  late, Ind, RL, large flat globe. (Unavailable for 2014)

Red Beauty:  mid, SD, very uniform, 6 to 8 oz. each. Originally sent to me as a free sample from Twilley Seeds in the early 1970's. I don't think it was ever formally introduced. That was about the same time hybrids took over and new open pollinated varieties fell out of favor. OG Pkt. $2.00

Red Cloud:  mid, Det, 6 to 8 oz. slightly round fruit, red skin and flesh, above average yield. (Unavailable for 2014)

Red Mennonite:  late, Ind, PL, large, flat, red slicer. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Red Paragon:  mid, SD, high yields of red, 12 oz., globe fruits. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Red Penna:  mid, Ind, RL, an outstanding red beefsteak with great taste, fruits in the 1 to 2 pound range. (Unavailable for 2014)

Red River:  early, Det, RL, medium salad, another old Oscar Will variety. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Red Rose:  mid, Ind, small salad, 2 to 4 oz., very uniform. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Red Ruffled:  mid, Ind, 6 to 8 oz. fruits. A continuously segregating gene pool of very ruffled fruits, excellent for salads and unique decorations. The colors are listed separately, but on occasion colors occur where they aren't expected. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Red Russian:  mid, Ind, RL, outstanding yielder of 2 to 4 oz. fruits. OG Pkt. $1.75

Red September:  mid, RL, Ind, very solid, globe shaped fruit, bright red, thick flesh. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Red Smudge:  mid, Ind, RL, 2 to 4 oz. A color variant of Purple Smudge with red fruit instead of pink. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Red Star:  early, SD, RL, plants are loaded with small, ribbed fruits, flavorful and plentiful. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Red Tree:  mid, Ind, PL, oblate, very large, 1 pound and up fruits. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Red Zebra:  mid, Ind, RL, red striped globe fruits, nice size and colorful. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Redskin:  early, Det, red, oblong globe, very productive, 4 to 6 oz. fruits. Developed by Dr. Yeager and released in 1937. Pkt. $2.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Reif Red Heart:  mid, Ind, RL, large perfect red hearts around one pound, spindly plant with the typical droopy wispy foliage that so many heart shaped varieties do have, super taste. J Reif of PA sent seeds he got from an elderly Italian man to Craig LeHoullier who first listed it at SSE in 1994. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Rocket:  early, Det, small, 1 to 2 oz. red fruits. The plants keep right on yielding. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Rousich:  early, SD, PL, 2 to 4 oz. uniformly round, globe fruits with extremely high yields. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Rowpac:  mid, Det, compact plants, 4 to 6 oz. salad size, hard as a rock, excellent for shipping. From the Washington State University breeding program. OG Pkt. $1.75

Roza:  mid, Det, oblate, 8 to 10 oz. fruits, firm shipping type tomato. From Washington State University breeding program. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Russian #33:  early, Det, oblate, very fine feather-like foliage producing 3 to 5 oz. fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Russian #117:  mid, Ind, RL, great yield for a heart shaped variety, fruits from 1 to 2 pounds, most are double flat hearts, good crack resistance, excellent taste. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Russian Bogatyr:  mid, Ind, RL, 1 to 2 pound beefsteaks, sometimes slightly oblong globes, excl taste, great yield, not known if it was bred in Russia or a family heirloom, but OP and great tasting for sure. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Sainte Colombe:  mid, Ind, RL, medium, red, semi-flat globe fruit. (Unavailable for 2014)

Saint Pierre:  mid, Ind, large, 6 to 8 oz. red fruits. French variety. Pkt. $2.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Saladmaster:  early, SD, RL, oblate, 4 to 6 oz. red, high yield, mild flavor. OG Pkt. $1.75

Sandpoint:  early, Det, stalky plants, 3 oz. size fruit, good for direct seeding. A Dr. Boe introduction from the 1970's named for a city in Idaho. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Santa Clara Canner:  late, Ind, RL, 1 to 2 pound beefsteak fruits, credited with being the variety that started the tomato canning industry in CA, origin believed to be Italy, walls are thick, skins not tough, quite juicy, great taste. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Sasha's Altai:  early, Ind, RL, high yields, flat globe shape. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Scotia:  early, Det, bushy plants, red round 2.5" x 2" fruit, above average yield. (Limit 1 Pkt.) Pkt. $2.00 OG

Seattle Best-of-All:  mid, Ind, heavy yields of 4 to 6 oz. round, red fruits. The 1960 Gill Brothers catalog lists this as having been developed by a Seattle market gardener out of the greenhouse variety, "Best-of-All". OG Pkt. $1.75

Sequoia Alpine:  mid, SD, 6 oz. red fruits, tart, continuous cropper. OG Pkt. $1.75

Sheyenne:  early, SD, 8 to 12 oz. globe, red fruit. Bred by Dr. Holland, released in 1960 by NDSU. (Unavailable for 2014)

Shoshone:  early, Det, 2 to 4 oz., round fruit, red skin and flesh, excellent yield. Named for a county in Idaho by Dr. Boe at the University of Idaho. OG Pkt. $1.75

Siberia:  early, Det (Rugose), golf ball sized red fruit. Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Siberian:  early, heavy yields on bushy plants, fruits are 2 to 3 oz. size. OG Pkt. $1.75

Silvery Fir Tree:  mid, Det, beautiful foliage, medium sized, red fruit. Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Sioux:  early, SD, 8 to 10 oz. globe-shaped canning tomato, old fashioned type with superb taste. Pkt. $2.75 OG

Sophie's Choice:  early, Det, RL, good yield of about 8 oz. fruits, nice taste, from Edmonton, AB, Canada. A perfect tomato for growing in pots on the patio. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Starling:  mid, Ind, globe-shaped fruits weighing about 12 oz. Very solid, resists cracking. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Stone:  mid, Ind, rather hard fleshed, round in shape, 10 oz. fruits. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Stupice:  early, Ind, PL, oblate, 2 to 4 oz., red flesh, excellent yield. OG Pkt. $2.50

Stuse:  mid, Ind, PL, 4 to 6 oz. fruits, red flesh, excellent yield. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Sugar Beefsteak:  mid, Ind, oblate, 8 oz., red flesh, above average yield. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Super Beefsteak:  mid, Ind, oblate, 12 oz., ribby fruit, semi-acid taste. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Super Marmande:  mid, Ind, very productive, 8 to 10 oz. size, beefsteak type. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Superbec:  very early, Det, 8 oz. fruits, red globe from Quebec. (Unavailable for 2014)

Sweet Home:  mid, Ind, oblate, heavy producer of 16 to 24 oz. red fruits. From the breeding program of Donald Branscomb, a truly superb slicer and large canner, excellent yields and looks great. OG Pkt. $2.50

Tanana:  mid, SD, oblate, 6 to 8 oz., dark pink-red, fruit. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Teton de Venus:  mid, Ind, large red, heart shaped fruit. Can be up to 2 lbs. (Unavailable for 2014)

Thesaloniki:  mid, SD, meaty, semi-paste type tomato. Originating in Greece, introduced to the U.S. in the 1950's. OG Pkt. $1.75

Togorific:  mid, Ind, half-dollar size, red ruffled, very productive from the Middle East. OG Pkt. $1.75

Tricot Czech:  mid, Det, dwarf plants produce good yields of 2 to 3 oz. salad size tomatoes. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Trophy:  mid, Ind, 6 oz. red globe fruit. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Tropic:  mid, Ind, slightly oblate, 8 oz. plus sized fruits, red skin and flesh. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Ultrabec:  early, Det, 8 to 10 oz. globe-shaped fruit, from the Canadian plant breeding program. OG Pkt. $1.75

Urban Beefsteak:  early, Ind, RL, oblate, 6 to 10 oz. red, very productive, one cropper. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Urbikany:  early, Det, 6 to 8 oz., red-fleshed fruit, above average yield. Another Czech variety. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Usabec:  mid, Det, 6 oz., red globe. Canadian. Pkt. $1.75 OG

V. R. Moscow:  mid, Ind, 8 to 12 oz. sized canning tomato. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Valiant:  mid, Ind, 8 oz. plus fruits, globe-shaped. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Valorana:  mid, Ind, RL, nice large flattened shape tomato from Spain. (Unavailable for 2014)

Variegated:  early, Ind, 3 to 4 oz. red fruits. Has a unique genetic characteristic that when temperatures are cool, the plants are speckled and mottled. This characteristic is not apparent when grown in the heat. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Vezha:  mid, Ind, 6 to 8 oz. red globe fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Victor:  early, Det, RL, small bush, heavy producer of 4 to 5 oz. red globe fruits. Introduced in 1939 by Michigan State College. Bred by Dr.Yeager at ND State University. An All American Bronze Medal winner. Pkt. $2.75 OG

Victoria:  mid, Ind, PL, 7 oz., flat, red fruits, uniform. Highest yields of the potato leafed plants. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Vita 29:  mid, Ind, 3" x 2", globe, good canner. Pkt. $1.25 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Volgradskiye 323:  mid, Det, solid, 8 oz. globe fruits. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Wayahead:  mid, SD, oblate, 6 to 10 oz., red flesh, above average yield. Pkt. $3.50 OG

Wes:  mid, Ind, RL, good yields of large, heart shaped fruits. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Wilford:  early, Ping pong ball size fruit, small plants not as leafy as most, bears heavily. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Willamette:  mid, SD, 6 to 10 oz. uniform canning type. OG Pkt. $1.75

Window Box:  early, Det, compact plants, salad size fruit. (Unavailable for 2014)

Wisconsin 55:  mid, Ind, good blight tolerance, 6 to 8 oz. size red fruits. Superb canning type. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Yates Beefsteak:  mid, Superb Australian canner. OG Pkt. $2.00

Yorkbec:  very early, Det, red globe 4 to 6 oz. size from Quebec. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Yugoslavian:  mid, Ind, very large, 1 pound plus size, blocky pear shape, thick, meaty. (Unavailable for 2014)

Yuliana:  late, SD, 6 oz. red globe fruits. OG Pkt. $1.75

Zelovu:  late, Ind, RL, large clusters of 4 oz. globe fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Zogola:  mid, Ind, RL, deep red, 2 to 3 lb, beefsteak fruits, ribbed shoulders, very dependable, excellent taste. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

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Tomato - Pink-fruited Varieties

Note:  All of the tomatoes in this category are in some way or another pink fleshed and have pink skin color. Packets will contain at least 25 seeds, usually 50 to 100.

1884:  late-mid, Ind, RL, 1 to 2 pound globe to oblong fruits, nice balanced flavor, found in a pile of flood debris in Friendly, WV after the flood of 1884. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

A C Red:  mid, Ind, PL, large, deep pink, flattened globe, 1 pound + fruits, excl yields. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Acme:  mid, Ind, PL, globe-shaped fruit, 14 oz. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Afghanistan:  mid, Ind, oblate, 6 oz., pink flesh, slight ribs. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Amish Fisherman:  late, Ind, PL, large, deep pink fruits, 14 to 18 oz. in size, flattened globe in shape. Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Anna Maria's Heart:  mid, Ind, RL, wispy foliage, pink heart, most fruits between 6 to 12 oz., excl sweet/tart flavor. From Scott Hamilton in Germany, passed down in his wife's family, originally coming from the former Russia, named for his wife. Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Anna Russian:  mid, Ind, RL, great yields of usually 10 to 16 oz. hearts, wispy, droopy, finely cut foliage as is seen with many heart shaped varieties, original seed from B. Hillenius, OR, who got it from a Russian immigrant. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Aunt Ginny's Purple:  early, Ind, PL, excl yields of deep pink 1 to 2 pound beefsteaks with great taste, on the sweet side, but more complex than that. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Beefsteak Garvey:  mid, Ind, RL, very sweet flesh, pink, beefsteak type, fruits average over 1 lb. Pkt. $2.50 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Bobbie:  mid, Ind, RL, has the wispy wilt gene that makes the plants always look wilty. Fruits are heart shaped and deep pink, averaging about 8 to 12 oz. each. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Brandywine:  mid, Ind, PL, yields vary depending on the location and the grower, notable winey taste, 1 to 2 pound beefsteak fruits. (Unavailable for 2014)

Brandywine, Joyces:  mid, Ind, PL, selected by Chuck Wyatt from the Brandywine (Sudduth strain, see below) for earliness, but most folks have not seen it produce that much earlier. All other traits the same as Brandywine (Sudduth). Approximately 1 week that Sudduth's strain when grown here. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Brandywine, Sudduths:  mid, Ind, PL, yields can vary, superb taste, 1 to 2 pound deep pink beefsteaks, original seeds from Doris Sudduth Hill, who claimed it had been in her family for over 100 years, to Ben Quisenberry (so it's sometimes referred to as the Sudduth/Quisenberry strain), many folks claim it's the best strain of Brandywine. Origin is unclear as to whether it's a family heirloom, or introduced by a seed firm in which case it may still be a family heirloom. (Limit 1 Pkt.) Pkt. $3.00 OG

Brianna:  mid, Ind, PL, moderate set of pink about 1 pound beefsteaks, large plant, great rich taste, on the sweet side. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Brunk:  mid, Ind, large pink, 1 to 2 pound, juicy and flavorful fruit. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Burgundy Traveler:  late, Ind, 10 to 12 oz. pink, globe-shaped fruits. OG Pkt. $2.00

Butterbaugh:  late, Ind, RL, but has the wilty look gene, fruits are large and very deep pink. A very old heirloom from PA. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Canabec Rose:  mid, Det, 8 oz., pink globe fruits. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Caspian Pink:  late, Ind, slightly oblate, 12 to 16 oz., pink fruits. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Cherokee Purple Potato Leaf:  mid, Ind, 12 oz. fruits. Super high yields of purplish pink fruits. (Unavailable for 2014)

Chris Ukranian:  early, Ind, RL, excl yield for a 1 to 2 pound fruit, light pink fruits, good balanced taste with some sweetness, firm dense flesh. (Unavailable for 2014)

County Agent:  early, Ind, large pink fruit, juicy flesh, 16 to 24 oz. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Cour di Bue::  mid, SD, RL, deep pink heart shaped fruit. Fruits average 4 to 6 oz. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Crimean:  mid, Det, 4 oz., rosy colored fruits on thick foliage plants. OG Pkt. $2.00

Crnkovic Yugoslavian:  early, Ind, RL, excl yield of 1 to 2 pound beefsteak fruits, rich, somewhat sweet taste, original seeds from Yasha Crnkovic. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Daniels:  mid, Ind, PL, large tasty globe shaped pink fruits averaging one or more pounds. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Dora:  mid, Ind, RL, 8 to 12 oz. pink oblate beefsteak, usually sets well in heat, excellent taste. A stable OP selection from a deliberate cross between Cherokee Purple and Brandywine done by Keith Mueller of MO. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Dr. Lyle:  mid, Ind, RL, very large plant with excl yield of 1 to 2 pound beefsteaks, under some conditions the foliage may appear grey/green and the petals ivory. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Dr. Neal:  mid, Ind, RL, good set of 1 to 2 pound fruits on a large plant with heavy foliage, very meaty, rich, assertive taste. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Earl's Faux:  mid, Ind, PL, large, 10 to 16 oz. flat pink globe. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Eckert Polish:  mid, heavy yields, pink, semi-pear shape. OG Pkt. $2.00

Eva Purple Ball:  mid, Ind, RL, perfect pink globes about 6 to 8 oz., sweet, juicy and delicious, said to be from the Black Forest area of Germany and arrived in the late 1800's with Joe Bratka's family when they immigrated to the U.S. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Fish Lake Oxheart:  late, Ind, RL, large plants with the wispy wilty foliage, 1 to 2 pounds, deep heart shaped fruits. Pkt. $2.75 OG

Gary O'Sena:  mid, Ind, PL, deep pink, almost purplish fruits, excl flavor, good production of 1 pound or larger fruits. Keith Mueller developed this variety from a cross between Cherokee Purple and Brandywine. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Genuine Italian Potato Leaf:  mid, Ind, oblate, 5.25" x 3", pink skin and flesh, average yield. Originally purchased by Gary Staley in a hardware store in Canton, OH. OG Pkt. $1.25

Gerig:  late, Ind, oblate, 8 to 12 oz. fruits, acidic flavor. A central Iowa heirloom. OG Pkt. $1.75

German Giant:  mid, Ind, oblate, 10 oz. plus, pink flesh and skin. Pkt. $2.50 OG

German Head:  mid, Ind, oblate, large, 10 to 12 oz., pink fruit. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Giant Belgium:  early, Ind, huge pink, somewhat Beefsteak type fruits. Pkt. $2.25 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Giant Rosy:  mid, Ind, oblate, 12 to 16 oz. fruits with pink skin. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Giant Syrian:  mid, Ind, RL, rosy pink globe fruits, average about 1 lb. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Giant Tree:  late, Ind, super sized, large pink beefsteak. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Glesener:  late, Ind, PL, a local family heirloom, semi-sweet fruits. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Gogosha:  mid, Ind, PL, moderate yield of about 1 pound beefsteaks with excl somewhat sweet taste, original seeds from Tanya Gogosha whose family brought it from the Tarnipal area of the Ukraine in the late 1800's. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Goose Creek:  mid, Ind, RL, medium sized, pink globe fruits. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Grandpa Willie:  mid, Ind, RL, large, flat pink fruits. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Gregoris Altai:  late, Ind, 8 to 12 oz. pink fruits. OG Pkt. $2.25

Grosse Cotelee':  mid, Ind, RL, oblate, pink fruits about 8 oz. each. OG Pkt. $2.00

Hays:  late, Ind, RL, deep pink flesh, large oxheart type. Came from Bulgaria originally via Canada. Flesh is thick and meaty, almost what I would term a paste type. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Heatherington Pink:  late, Ind, RL, good yield of 12 to 16 oz. pink beefsteak fruits. Very good flavor. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Henderson's Pink Ponderosa:  mid, Ind, RL, large pink, 1 to 2 pound, beefsteak type fruit. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Holmes Mexican:  late, Ind, oblate, 8 oz. plus, pink flesh and skin, above average yield. From the Ben Quisenberry collection. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Hungarian Oval:  mid, Ind, very meaty with few seeds, reddish pink in color, 8 oz. to 1 pound size. (Unavailable for 2014)

Jefferson Davis:  mid, PL, productive, pink skinned, large globe. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Joe's Portuguese:  mid, Ind, RL, very sparse foliage, super sized pink beefsteak. Pkt. $2.50 OG

June Pink:  mid, Ind, very uniform, 6 to 8 oz. pink fruit. Recommended by a customer and we are very happy to add it. This one would be a cinch to win with when exhibiting at fairs. OG Pkt. $2.25

Khaborovsky 308:  mid, Ind, oblate, 6 oz., bright pink fruits. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Kolb Pink:  mid, Ind, RL, excl pink slicer, sent to us by tomato collector Gary Staley. An heirloom from Storm Lake, IA. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Kornesevsije:  late, Ind, large pink fruits. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Kosovo:  late, Ind, PL, large pink oxheart with green shoulders. (SOLD OUT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2014 SEASON.)

Kraska Pink Bulgarian:  mid, Ind, RL, medium to large flat, pink beefsteak. OG Pkt. $2.50

Laketa:  mid, pink fruits with a slight pear shape. (Unavailable for 2014)

Large Pink:  late, Ind, oblate, 16 oz., pinkish-orange skin, pink flesh, average yield. Pkt. $2.50 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Large Pink Bulgarian:  late-mid, Ind, RL, moderate to high yield of 1 to 3 pound beefsteak fruits with superb complex taste on the sweet side, U.S. source of seeds was John Adams of IL from a local Bulgarian family. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Lincoln Adams:  mid, Ind, PL, large 1 lb and up, pink flat globe. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Lithuanian:  late, Ind, PL, good set of huge 1 to 2 pound beefsteak fruits, excl taste, first fruits prone to catfacing, seeds in U.S. from Don Podolia of WV from a local Lithuanian contact. Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Little Lady:  mid, Ind, RL, a very nice, uniform, pink flesh, salad size tomato. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Livingston Beauty:  mid, Ind, oblate, very productive, pink 12 oz. plus fruits. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Livingston Globe:  mid, Ind, RL, 4 to 8 oz. fruits, good flavor. Introduced as a main crop variety in 1905. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Livingston Main Crop Pink:  mid, Ind, 4 to 6 oz., globe-shaped fruit. OG Pkt. $1.75

Liz Birt:  mid, Ind, PL, good production of 8 to 12 oz. fruits. Keith Mueller developed this variety from a cross between Cherokee Purple and Brandywine. This selection was chosen for an extra tart, tangy tomato flavor as a result of the excellent seed set. Close relative of Gary O'Sena. OG Pkt. $2.00

Ludmilla's Pink Heart:  early, Ind, RL, true heart shape, pound size and up, heavy yields, deep pink, pale shoulders. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Marianna's Peace:  mid, oblate, large pink fruits. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Marizol Purple:  mid, Ind, PL, 10 oz., high acid, thick skin, good flavor. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Marlowe Charleston:  mid, Ind, PL, oblate, huge 1 to 2 pound, pink fruits. OG Pkt. $2.00

Mexican:  mid, Ind, RL, large pink flat globe. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Mexican Ribbed:  mid, Ind, heavily ribbed, 6 to 8 oz., bright pink fruits. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Mexico:  late, Ind, PL, large sweet, flattened globe. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Mikado Violettor:  late, Ind, PL, 4 oz. pink fruit. OG Pkt. $1.75

Mission Dyke:  mid, Ind, RL, high yields of deep pink, flat, globe fruits that average over 1 pound. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Missouri Love Apple:  mid, Ind, solid, medium sized 8 oz. fruits. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Mortgage Lifter:  late, huge, deep pink fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

New Big Dwarf:  mid, Det, Rugose leaf, great yields of flat, slightly ribbed, deep carnation pink fruits. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Nicky Crain:  late, unusual 1 pound fruits, somewhat oxheart shaped with fine foliage. Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Olena Ukrainian:  mid, Ind, PL, moderate to high yield of 1 to 2 pound beefsteak fruits, rich complex taste, somewhat sweet, U.S. source of seeds from Olena Warshona who was originally from Odessa, Ukraine. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Omar's Lebanese:  mid, RL, Ind, huge pink fruit, can get over 2 to 3 pounds. (Unavailable for 2014)

Oxheart Gianttissima:  late, Ind, 6 to 8 oz., flattened oxheart shaped fruits, pink flesh and skin, above average yield. Thick flesh almost like a paste tomato. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Pale Perfect Purple:  mid, Ind, PL, high yield of 6 to 8 oz. dusky pink globes, juicy, excl taste, bred by Tad Smith from a cross between Purple Price and Ozark Pink. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Peach Blow Sutton:  mid, Ind, RL, moderate to high yields of 6 to 8 oz. fruits that have a sticky matte surface, taste on the mild side, coloration like a peach, first introduced by the English Seed firm Suttons in their 1900 catalog. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Peru:  late, Ind, 4 oz., globe, pink skin and flesh, good tolerance to blight. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Pik's Yugo:  mid, Ind, PL, 8 to 12 oz., slightly oblate, pink fruits with green shoulders. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Pink:  mid, Ind, oblate, large 1 pound, pink fruit. OG Pkt. $1.75

Pink Climber:  mid, Ind, PL, very vigorous vines, 12 to 16 oz. flat globe. We have had many people rave about this variety and I finally figured out why. When I actually took care of it (weeded) it yielded a mountain of pink tomatoes, 1 pound and up. (Unavailable for 2014)

Pink Cuostralee:  mid, Ind, RL. In her book, 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden, Carolyn Male lists Cuostralee as having two colors of fruit. We have selected out the pink one here. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Pink Heart:  mid, SD, RL, deep pink heart shaped fruits averaging 8 to 10 oz. Yields are heavy and could possibly be used as a paste tomato. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Pink Potato Top:  mid, Ind, oblate, 12 to 16 oz., pink flesh and skin, average yield, very sweet, delicious even by my standards. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Pink Ruffled:  mid, Ind, very unique pink ruffled fruits. Very productive. Superb yields, very attractive. OG Pkt. $2.00

Pink Russian:  late, Ind, oblate, large, 10 to 16 oz. fruits. OG Pkt. $1.75

Pink Sweet:  mid, Ind, RL, moderate to high yield of 10 oz. to 1 pound fruits, rich sweet taste, juicy, received by Craig LeHoullier with no name who then named this variety. OG Pkt. $2.75 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Polish C:  early, Ind, PL, moderate yield of deep pink beefsteaks in the 1 pound range, taste is complex, a bit assertive. Apparently at one time there were Polish A, B and C's, but the origin of those is not known. Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Polish Elles:  mid, Ind, PL, large, flat pink beefsteak type with huge yields. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Polish Non-Acid:  mid, Ind, PL, oblate, very sweet, non-acid, 14 to 16 oz. fruits. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Potato Leaf:  mid, Ind, oblate, pink flesh and skin, excellent yield, 2 to 4 oz. salad size, very sweet. Excellent blight tolerance. OG Pkt. $1.75

Prudens Purple:  late, Ind, PL, large, 1 pound plus, deep purple/pink fruit. Pkt. $2.50 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Purple:  mid, Ind. deep pink 16 to 20 oz. fruit, smoky colored, excellent yields. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Redfield Beauty:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of 6 to 8 oz globe fruits, very similar to Eva Purple Ball except fruits of Redfield Beauty are lighter in color and the plant less substantial than Eva Purple Ball. For both varieties the fruits may drop from the vine when fully ripe. USDA seeds and apparently a commercial variety at one time. Said to be a version of Beauty, but the two are not the same. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Rosabec:  early, Det, nice, 6 to 8 oz. pink fleshed tomato from Quebec. Tart tasting, excellent yields. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Rose:  mid, Ind, slightly oblate, 1 pound, pink skinned fruits with intense, deep pink flesh. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Royal Hillbilly:  mid, SD, oblate, very productive with large, 12 to 16 oz., coral pink fruits. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Russian Rose:  mid, Ind, large 16 oz. plus, rosy pink fruits, lush foliage, good blight tolerance. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Sabre:  mid, Ind, juicy slicing tomato, 6 to 10 oz. round globe shape. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Sandul Moldovan:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of deep pink slightly ribbed beefsteaks sometimes with green shoulders, taste quite sweet, foliage is wispy and droopy, which is normal. The Sandul family brought these seeds with them when they immigrated from Moldova to the Albany, NY area in the early 1990's. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Segler:  late, Ind, blocky, 3 oz. fruits of a bright pink color. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Siberian Pink:  early, Det, plants that nearly break down from the amount of tomatoes produced. Our own selection for an early, small fruited, pink tomato, very high yields, tart, 6 to 10 fruits per cluster 1 to 2 oz. each. A Sand Hill Preservation Center introduction in 1998. OG Pkt. $1.75

Soldacki:  mid, Ind, PL, high yield of dark pink beefsteaks in the 1 pound plus range, taste balanced but not sweet, needs to be picked soon after ripening. Seeds from the Krakow, Poland area to Cleveland, OH around 1900. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Stump of the World:  mid, Ind, PL, average yield, excl flavor, large 12 to 18 oz. fruits. Some irregularity in shape but makes up for that in flavor. Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Sweetie:  early, Ind, large, 1 pound plus, pink beefsteak type that continues to be the earliest pink beefsteak. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Tappy's Finest:  mid, Ind, pink to red fruit, 12 oz. plus, rich flavor, firm texture. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Taps:  late, Ind, RL, about 1 pound size, pink beefsteak. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Terhune:  mid, Ind, PL, large, slightly ribbed, deep pink fruits with green shoulders. Fruits average around 1 pound and the yield is outstanding. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Tidwell German:  late, Ind, RL, good yield of 1 to 3 pound beefsteak fruits, sometimes rounded at the top, meaty flesh, excl taste, family heirloom of David Pendergrass of TN whose paternal grandmother's side of the family has grown it since the 1920's. (Unavailable for 2014)

Tiffen Mennonite:  mid, Ind, PL, 1 pound, deep pink fruits, very productive. Superb, crack-free and "picture perfect". Pkt. $2.50 OG

Traveler (a.k.a. Arkansas Traveler):  mid, Ind, RL, pink globe, 6 to 8 oz., semi-tart flesh. Was released under the name of Traveler by the University of Arkansas. OG Pkt. $2.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Trip-L-Crop:  mid, Ind, oblate, 6 to 8 oz., fruit. Most likely the same as Pink Climber. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Trip Lip Sang:  mid, Ind, RL, deep, pinkish purple fruit, very large in size, flattened globe, from the Donald Branscomb collection. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Ukrainian Heart (TNMUJ strain):  late-mid, Ind, RL, wispy delicate foliage, moderate to high yield of about 1 pound heart shaped fruits with excl taste. Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.) (Please indicate you are requesting Organic Seed.)

Ukrainian Heart (TNMUJ strain):  late-mid, Ind, RL, wispy delicate foliage, moderate to high yield of about 1 pound heart shaped fruits with excl taste. Pkt. $2.50

V. B. Russian:  mid, Ind, RL, huge plant with high yield of 3 to 5 oz. deep pink plum shaped fruits. Very good taste for such small fruits. (Unavailable for 2014)

Watermelon Beefsteak:  mid, PL, Ind, large flattened globe, very deep pink with green shoulders. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Wins All:  mid, Ind, RL, pink beefsteak type, 16 oz. fruit. (Unavailable for 2014)

Zade Wilson:  mid, Ind, PL, 10 to 16 oz., large pink fruits. Pkt. $1.75 OG

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Tomato - Yellow/Gold-fruited Varieties

Notes:  All of the tomatoes in this category are in some way or another yellow or orange fleshed and have similar skin color. Packets will contain at least 25 seeds, usually 50 to 100.

Amana Orange:  mid, Ind, oblate, large 1 pound orange fruits. A sport that came up in Gary Staley's garden when he was working for Amana. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Amish Yellow:  late, Ind, RL, flat, slightly ribby fruits of bright yellow color. Fruits are large, a pound or more, and plentiful. Thanks to the Hendricksons for sending us this one. Late, but worth the wait. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Aunt Gerties Gold:  late, Ind, RL, large, golden beefsteak, not a heavy producer here in Iowa. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Barnes Mountain Yellow:  mid, Ind, RL, large, ribby fruits of yellow/orange color, fruits average about 1 pound. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Basinga:  mid, Ind, RL, usually pale yellow beefsteaks about 6 oz. to 1 pound as grown in most locations, mild taste, somewhat sweet, but not bland, excl yield. (Unavailable for 2014)

Big Rainbow:  mid, Ind, very large 1 pound size, slightly ribbed fruits with the pink blush on the blossom end. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Brandywine, Yellow (Platfoot Strain):  mid, Ind, PL, a strain that for many growers yields smoother fruits and more of them than the regular Yellow Brandywine and the two have the same rich, complex wonderful taste. Seeds originated with Gary Platfoot of OH. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Brandywine, Yellow (Abundant Life):  mid, Ind, RL, see above description for the Platfoot strain, seeds for this variety were first listed in the SSE Yearbook by Barbara Lund of OH who got the seeds from Charlie Knoy of IN. (Unavailable for 2014)

Branscomb's Orange:  mid, SD, orange on the outside, very deep orange inside, 4 to 6 oz. globe-shaped fruits. OG Pkt. $2.50

Caro Red:  late, Ind, RL, very deep carrot orange flesh, globe-shaped, 6 to 8 oz. fruit, semi-acid. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Caro Rich:  mid, SD, RL, medium sized, deep orange, high carotene fruits. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Dakota Gold:  mid, Det, 10 oz. globe, yellow skin and flesh, excellent yield. Released from ND State University by Dr. Holland in 1984. (Unavailable for 2014)

de Barao Gold:  mid, Ind, 2 to 4 oz. orange-yellow, elongated globe-shaped fruits. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Double Rich:  mid, Det, RL, deep orange/red, between golf ball and baseball size globe. Pkt. $2.00 OG

De Wiese Streaked:  late, great yields of large, beefsteak type 16 oz+ fruits, red-gold bicolor. Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Dr. Wyche's Yellow:  mid, Ind, RL, good yield of about 1 pound fruits that are gold at maturity, sparse foliage, some green shoulders, nice balanced taste. Dr. Wyche was of Cherokee heritage and made available many Cherokee varieties of vegetables to SSE; he also lived near a zoo and used zoo doo for his lush gardens. Pkt. $2.75 OG

Earl of Edgecombe:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of 6 to 10 oz. globe fruits of vivid orange, usually blemish free, assertive, delicious taste. When the 6th Earl of Edgecombe died his nearest living relative was found on a sheep farm in New Zealand and when that person returned to England to assume the title of 7th Earl of Edgecombe he brought the seeds for this variety with him. Pkt. $2.50 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Extra Eros Zlatolaska:  early, Det, 3 oz., plum shaped, semi-meaty, orangish-red fruits. OG Pkt. $2.00

Farnsworth:  late, Ind, very large 1 to 2 pound fruits, yellow flesh, oxheart shape. Pkt. $2.50 OG

German Gold:  late, Ind, oblate, golden yellow skin with red streaks, approximately 1 pound sized fruits. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Glory of Moldova:  mid, SD, 4 oz., golf ball-sized, orange globe fruits. Huge yields. OG Pkt. $2.00

Gold Ball:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of 2 to 3 oz deep gold fruits growing in clusters of 6 to 8, tangy, assertive taste, introduced by the Livingston Seed Co. in 1892. OG Pkt. $2.00

Golden Bison:  early, Det, RL, very productive, light lemon yellow, medium sized. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Golden Delight:  early, Det, oblate, 6 oz., yellow-orange, slightly acid. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Golden Ponderosa:  mid, Ind, RL, fruits ribbed at top. First introduced in 1914 by the Peter Henderson Seed Company. OG Pkt. $2.00

Golden Queen:  mid, Ind, oblate, 6 to 8 oz., pale yellow fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Goldie:  late, Ind, oblate, yellow, 10 oz. fruits. OG Pkt. $2.00

Herman's Yellow:  mid, Ind, RL, medium yield of 12 oz to 1 pound heart shaped fruits with typical droopy, wispy foliage, very good balanced taste, not sweet. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Hillbilly:  late, bicolor, Ind, RL, excl yield of red/gold bicolor fruits in the 1 pound range, soft flesh, sweet and fruity in most seasons, an heirloom from WV. Pkt. $2.25 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Hourma:  mid, Ind, globe-shaped, peach colored, 6 oz. fruits with heavy yields. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Hughs:  mid, Ind, RL, moderate to high yield of about 1 pound beefsteaks that stay a light yellow at maturity, sparse foliage cover, super sweet and juicy from Madison County, IN. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Jaune Negib:  mid, Ind, RL, moderate to high yield of 6 to 8 oz oblate globes, light taste but not bland. A nice early variety that may have scalloped shoulders at times. OG Pkt. $1.75

KBX:  late, Ind, PL, high yield of about 1 pound oblate beefsteak fruits. Similar to Kellogg's Breakfast only slightly larger and better flavor. Very productive and vigorous vines. More resistant to disease than Kellogg's Breakfast. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Kellogg's Breakfast:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of about 1 pound beefsteak fruits, outstanding taste, juicy, originally introduced by Darrel Kellogg of MI. OG Pkt. $2.50

Large German:  mid, Ind, high yielding, 10 to 12 oz. deep orange fruits, uniformly round shape, semi-sweet, excellent. (Unavailable for 2014)

Lillian's Yellow Heirloom:  mid, Ind, PL, moderate yield of about 1 pound clear yellow colored beefsteaks at maturity, great rich taste, creamy flesh, tender skin, very few seeds, the variety originated with Lillian Bruce of TN. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Lucky Cross:  late, Ind, PL, moderate yield of gold/red bicolor fruits in the 1 pound range, a stabilized variety from a natural cross between Brandywine and an unknown other parent. One of the best bicolors, taste-wise. OG Pkt. $2.75

Mandarin Cross:  late, Ind, deep orange fruit, 10 oz. average, thick and meaty. OG Pkt. $2.25

Manyel:  mid, RL, high yield of oblate yellow globes that turn gold at maturity, sparse foliage, said to be a Native American variety but no documentation. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Marizol Gold:  late, Ind, RL, bicolor fruit. For years I have struggled to get a decent crop from this variety. 2013 proved to be the year for it as the plants produced an unbelievable amount of huge 1 to 3 pound fruits, so heavy that the fruit covered the foliage. Despite their lateness, there were very few that were not in excellent shape and flavor. Despite the amount of fruit per plant, they were fantastic. Pkt. $2.75 OG

Nebraska Wedding:  mid, Ind, 6 to 8 oz. globe, orange flesh and skin, above average yield. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Old Yellow Candystripe:  mid, Ind, oblate, large pale yellow fruits with a semi-pink center, about 1 pound in size. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Orange:  mid, Ind, 14 oz. globe-shaped bright orange fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Orange Crimea:  late, SD, 8 to 12 oz., large, peach shaped fruits of orange color. OG Pkt. $1.75

Orange Minsk:  early, SD, RL, medium large, carrot orange, globe-like fruit. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Orange Oxheart:  late, Ind, nice 12 to 16 oz. orange colored oxheart type. Exceptional yields. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Orange Russian #117:  mid, Ind, RL, heart shaped fruits, 1 to 2 pound, orange version of the Red Russian #117. Pkt. $2.50 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Orange Strawberry:  mid, Ind, RL, about 1 pound, deep orange hearts, dense flesh. Not related to German Red Strawberry. Orange Strawberry derived from a stray seed in a commercial pack of the tomato variety Pineapple. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Orangeheart:  late, Ind, semi-sweet, 6 to 8 oz. fruits, globe-shaped, pale orange in color. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Paragon Yellow:  mid, Ind, orange-yellow, 8 oz. sized, globe-shaped fruits. OG Pkt. $2.00

Paw Paw:  late, Ind, RL, burnt yellow with slight red streaks, great blight tolerance, yield is not all that great but fruits are all 1 pound or more. An heirloom from WV donated by Randy Sine. This dates back to that area for at least 80 years. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Persimmon:  late, Ind, large, 1 pound slicing tomato, average yields but high quality. OG Pkt. $2.50

Pineapple:  mid, Ind, RL, moderate to high yield of red/gold bicolor fruits in the 1 pound range, usually sweet and fruity, originally offered by Gleckler's of Metamora, OH. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Plum Lemon:  mid, Ind, skin color and fruit shape look like perfect lemons. The plants yield phenomenal amounts of 2 to 4 oz. sized fruit. OG Pkt. $2.25

Red Streak:  late, Ind, bicolored beefsteak type, 12 to 16 oz. fruits. Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Regina's Yellow:  mid, Ind, RL, moderate yield of 1 to 2 pound bicolor beefsteaks, taste as with most bicolors, is sweet and fruity in most seasons, variety originally from Regina Yanicl of OH. (Unavailable for 2014)

Roughwood Golden Plum:  mid, Ind, thick, green foliage, round 2 to 4 oz., bright golden, plum sized fruits, thick, paste-like flesh. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Ruby Gold:  mid, Ind, RL, bicolor type, large beefsteak. OG Pkt. $2.00

Ruby Rakes Yellow:  mid, Ind, 2 to 3 oz. globe, lemon-yellow skin, yellow flesh, above average yield. OG Pkt. $1.75

Schellenberg's Favorite:  mid, Ind, RL, deep yellow skin, darker yellow flesh, large size fruit, heirloom from Germany. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Small Lap:  mid, SD, slightly oblate, 8 to 12 oz. orange globe, very heavy producer. OG Pkt. $2.00

Summertime Gold:  mid, Rug, PL, 8 to 12 oz, smooth and oblate fruits, very stout central stem, growing up to 4 feet, clear bright yellow inside and out though a pale pink blossom end blush develops on many of the fruit. The flavor is intense, balanced and delicious. One of the very best flavored new Dwarf varieties. Fruits are smooth and oblate. Summertime Gold originated from a cross between Golden Dwarf Champion (a medium fruited yellow dwarf) with Green Giant, made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia, and named Sneezy. The variety was selected and named by David Lockwood after his newborn daughter, Summer. Others involved in its development are Michael Volk, Susan Andrson, Howard Kushner, Linda Black, Carol Knapp, Jeff Fleming, Robert Fromm. Lee Newman and Bill Minkey. Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Sunray:  late, Ind, 10 to 12 oz. yellow-orange globe-shaped fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Tangerine:  mid, Ind, orange fruit, 8 to 12 oz. tangerine shaped fruits. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Transparent:  mid, oblate similar to Lutescent in strangeness as the fruits are a clear color, very blight tolerant, golf ball size, mild and juicy, strange feel to fruit, reminds one of "gummy bears". Pkt. $2.75 OG

Turkey Champ:  late, Ind, RL, large, golden/orange globe tomato. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Wisconsin 55 Gold:  late, Ind, RL, 6 to 8 oz. round globe fruits of a medium orange color. Sent to us by Martin Longseth who obtained from a UW student who found a single plant in a field of Wisconsin 55 Red near Kenosha. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Yellow Belgium:  late, Ind, 8 to 12 oz. round fruit, orange flesh and skin, average yield. OG Pkt. $1.75

Yellow Egg:  mid, Ind, RL, nice, bright yellow, hen egg sized fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Yellow Ruffled:  mid, Ind, 8 to 10 oz. fruits. A continuously segregating gene pool of very ruffled fruits, excellent for salads and unique decorations. The colors are listed separately, but on occasion colors occur where they aren't expected. OG Pkt. $1.75

Yoder's German Yellow:  mid, RL, pale orange beefsteak, huge fruits, fabulous yields. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

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Tomato - White to Cream-fruited Varieties

Notes:  All of the tomatoes in this category are in some way or another white or cream fleshed and have similar skin color.

Beaute Blanche du Canada:  late, Ind, oblate, 6 oz., white fruits. Foliage stays lush and beautiful well into the season. OG Pkt. $1.75

Big White:  mid, Ind, oblate, cream colored, 6 to 10 oz. fruits, good yield. OG Pkt. $1.75

Big White Pink Stripe:  mid, Ind, globe shape, pale peach skin, cream flesh with pink blush, 12 to 14 oz. Pkt. $2.00

Etoile Blanche d'Anvers:  mid, Ind, small sized, 4 to 6 oz., white fruits from France. OG Pkt. $1.75

Isis:  mid, Ind, pale, clear white fruits, 1 pound in size. OG Pkt. $1.75 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Snowball:  late, Ind, white, 6 to 8 oz. sized fruit on large plants. OG Pkt. $1.75

Sutton:  mid, Ind, RL, one of the better whites in regards to taste, high yield of 8 to 10 oz oblate fruits that are pale ivory to a deeper yellow, sometimes with a pink blush at the blossom end, but not a tricolor. OG Pkt. $2.00

Wapsipinicon Peach:  late-mid, Ind, RL, high yield of golf ball sized fruits that are creamy yellow with a fuzzy surface, juicy and sweet. OG Pkt. $1.75

White:  late, Ind, oblate, 6 to 10 oz., cream skin and flesh. OG Pkt. $1.75

White Beauty:  mid, Ind, RL, nice white globe slicer, 6 to 8 oz. fruits. Pkt. $2.50 OG

White Potato Leaf:  mid, Ind, PL, 8 to 12 oz. fruits, white skin. OG Pkt. $2.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

White Queen:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of oblate white to pale ivory to pale yellow fruits (depends on the degree of foliage cover), about 6 to 8 oz., sweet and fruity, one of the better tasting whites, probably introduced by Earl May Seed Co. in 1941. Pkt. $2.50 OG

White Wonder:  late, Ind, flat white beefsteak type, 10 to 12 oz. in size. Pkt. $2.75 OG

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Tomato - Green-fruited Varieties

Notes:  All of the tomatoes in this category are in some way or another green fleshed and have similar skin color.

Aunt Ruby's German Green:  mid, Ind, RL, our strain does not always produce large fruits but fruits from this variety should be about a pound, somewhat spicy and sweet, fruits may be irregular in shape and show irregularities, family heirloom of Ruby Arnold of TN. Pkt. $2.25 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Cherokee Green:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of oblate, sometimes ribbed fruits, about 10 to 12 oz., excl taste, a stable mutation from the variety Cherokee Chocolate. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Dwarf Emerald Giant:  mid, SD, Rugose Dwarf leaf type, large, flat fruit between 12 to 16 oz., fruit is sparse but flavorful. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Dwarf Jade Beauty:  mid, Rug, PL, 2 to 4 oz., productive, deep green smooth and round fruits. Barely change color upon ripening though a pale pink blossom end blush develops on many fruit. Bright green flesh, balanced, full and delicious flavor. Very stout central stem growing to 4 feet or more. One of the more productive new dwarf varieties. Dwarf Jade Beauty originated from a cross between Golden Dwarf Champion (a medium fruited yellow dwarf) and Green Giant, made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia, and named Sneezy. The variety was selected and named by Craig LeHoullier after the gemstone Jade, which exhibits coloring similar to the tomato. Others involved in its development are Lisa Moore, Richard Watson (New Zealand), Howard Kushner, and Bill Minkey. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Evergreen:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of 10 to 12 oz. oblate green fruits with an amber blush, juicy and sweet (as are most green when ripes). Pkt. $1.75 OG

Green Giant:  mid, Ind, PL, stays green all the way to the end, not yellowing like most green tomatoes. Large ribby fruits that are not particularly seedy. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Garden Lime:  mid, Ind, oblate, semi-sweet, 12 oz., greenish golden fruits. OG Pkt. $1.75

Green Pineapple:  mid, Ind, oblate, 10 to 12 oz. greenish fruits. OG Pkt. $2.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Green Zebra:  late, Ind, RL, high yield of 2 to 4 oz. fruits, gold/green stripes on dark green fruits, on the sweet side for some folks, but not all, bred by Tom Wagner. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Grub's Mystery Green:  mid, Ind, PL, high yield of 8 to 12 oz., green/gold beefsteak type fruits with excl flavor. From David "Grub" Lockwood of Sydney, Australia. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Lime Green Salad:  mid, Det, bush-type, 2 to 4 oz. salad tomato. Fruits are green streaked with yellow. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Malachite Box (Malakhitovaya Shkatulka):  mid, Ind, RL, wonderful green globe, bottom turns light yellow when ripe. A Russian variety bred in Siberia. OG Pkt. $2.50

Moldovan Green:  mid, Ind, 10 oz., semi-flattened, green-gold colored fruits,above average yields. OG Pkt. $1.75

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Tomato - Black, Gray or Bronze-fruited Varieties

Notes:  All of the tomatoes in this category are in some way or another black, gray or bronze fleshed.

Ananas Noire:  mid, Ind, black Pineapple, really quite ugly with a mixture of dark colors. OG Pkt. $2.50

Bear Creek:  large, dark beefsteak, excellent flavor and production. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Black:  mid, SD, oblate, deep purple-bronze colored, juicy fruit, semi-acid, 16 oz. plus fruits. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Black Burgundy:  mid, RL, Ind, bronze-green to purplish cast, globe fruit. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Black Crimson:  mid, Ind, RL, I found this to be the most striking looking of any tomato. Fruits appear to be multi-colored bronze-golden-green at the top to a deep purple, flesh is flavorful and colorful, flat, beefsteak type. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Black From Tula:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of smokey, dark reddish-black fruits, about 8 oz., green shoulders. OG Pkt. $2.00

Black Krim:  mid, Ind, RL, good yield of 10 to 16 oz. dark grey-black fruits. Supposedly from the island of Krim in the Black Sea. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Black Pear:  mid, Ind, PL, 8 to 10 oz. grey brown fruits, Bartlett pear size. (Limit 1 Pkt.) Pkt. $2.00 OG

Black Prince:  mid, Ind, 6 to 8 oz., grey-brown, semi-sweet, globe-shaped fruits. Pkt. $1.75 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Black Seaman:  mid, Ind, PL, bronze-green in color, semi-flattened globe. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Black Zebra:  mid, Ind, RL, 4 to 6 oz., good yield of black fruits with green stripes, good flavor. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Bordo:  mid, Ind, 8 to 12 oz. globe-shaped fruits, red-brown with green undercolor, above average yields. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Brandywine, Black:  mid, Ind, PL, dark, grey-pink fruits with slightly green shoulders, average 10 to 12 oz, from a natural cross between Brandywine and an unknown black variety. OG Pkt. $2.25

Captain Lucky:  mid, Ind, PL, bronze/green globe shaped fruit averaging 8 to 10 oz. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Cherokee Chocolate:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of reddish/bronze fruits in the 10 to 12 oz. range, a stable mutation from Cherokee Purple where the epidermis has gone from clear to yellow. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Cherokee Purple:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of purplish/pink, oblate fruits in the 12 oz. range, represented as an heirloom from the Cherokee Nation. Pkt. $2.25 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Clear Lake Heirloom:  mid, Ind, RL, deep purple/black fruits, 8 to 12 oz. flattened globe. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Cuban Black:  mid, SD, oblate, 6 oz., reddish bronze fruit. OG Pkt. $1.75

de Barao Black:  mid, Ind, 4 to 6 oz., round globe, grayish black semi-sweet fruit. OG Pkt. $1.50

Giant Fiolet:  mid, Ind, 8 to 12 oz., deep ribbed, pink-purple fruit. OG Pkt. $2.00

Green Oxheart:  late, Ind, RL, large, semi-oxheart with deep green shoulders, bronze/purple cast overall. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Huge Black:  mid, Ind, RL, a nice bronzish-black, up to 1 pound or more. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Indian:  mid, Ind, 12 to 16 oz. reddish green (bronzish) fruit with green shoulders, acid taste. OG Pkt. $2.00

Indian Stripe:  mid, Ind, RL, a strain of Cherokee Purple that has fruits of a lighter color, more fruits per truss and slightly smaller in size, all else is the same as Cherokee Purple. Cherokee Purple was from TN and Indian Stripe was found in south central AR where the Cherokee had (and still have) a presence. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

J D's Special C-Tex:  mid, Ind, PL, excl producer of great tasting 3 to 5 inch purple-black fruits. Similar to Cherokee Purple. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Korney's Cross:  late, SD, RL, color is deep purplish-red to almost black and is very unique. Very high production. Please be aware that there still may be some variability in size and shape on this variety. Pkt. $2.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Noir de Crimee:  mid, Ind, RL, deep purple-black. very similar to Black Krim but some folks find the yield to be higher and the taste better than Black Krim. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Noire des Cosebeuf:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of 6 to 8 oz. dark pink/purplish oblate fruits, scalloped shoulders, assertive taste. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Nyagous:  mid, Ind, oblate, 6 oz. grayish brown fruits, globe shaped. OG Pkt. $2.25

Perth Pride:  from the Dwarf Project, a nice, dark colored, intense flavored type. Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Plum Black:  mid, Ind, 1.5 oz., plum shaped, grey-green to blackish fruit. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Poll Robson Angolan (aka Paul Robeson):  early, Ind, RL, greenish red-brown fruits about 6 oz. I received the seed with the name as is listed here and while the assumption is that it's the same as the variety Paul Robeson, that isn't known for sure. OG Pkt. $2.00

Purple Calabash:  mid, Ind, oblate very wrinkled, dark pink-purple, 3 to 4 oz. fruit. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Purple Hillbilly:  mid, SD, deep, dark pink fruits averaging about 1 pound. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Purple Light:  mid, RL, Ind, large, flattened globe with a purple cast. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Purple Russian:  late, RL, wispy foliage, plum shaped fruit, deep purple. OG Pkt. $2.00

Purple Smudge:  late, Ind, pinkish-red, 2 to 4 oz. It is listed here because it is the only tomato that I know of that in the unripe stage the fruits will get a deep, eggplant-purple color when maturing during cool weather. This deep eggplant purple will not show if they ripen during a warm period of time. OG Pkt. $2.50

Purple Wonder:  mid, RL, Ind, beautiful, purplish red cast to fruit. Shape is flattened globe. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Super Black:  mid, Ind, RL, bronze green to deep purple color, flattened globe, medium sized fruit. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Violet Jasper:  mid, Ind, RL, a most interesting fruit color that is purplish/brown with green streaks. Fruits are a large, salad size tomato from 2 to 4 oz. Pkt. $2.25 OG

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Tomato - Keeping Varieties

Culture and handling notes:  Keep the fruits off of the ground when being grown and harvest prior to frost. Fruits have kept until February from an October picking. For best keeping quality, pick as late in the season as possible (but prior to frost) then store (with fruits not touching) in a cool, dark basement.


We were blessed with an abundance of Keeping Tomatoes this year - - - the complete opposite of last year.

Giraffe:  late, Ind, RL, never really ripens, stays hard and green. I am sure the best use for this is for breeding material, but it could be a great joke on someone as a gift of a plant and keep them guessing when it will ripen. Yield is very high. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Green Paint:  late, SD, RL, hard green, slowly changes color. Very firm flesh. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Green Thumb:  late, Det, compact plants producing 4 oz., very hard, green tomatoes. After several months of storage, the fruits ripen to a pale yellow with reddish gel around the seeds. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Old Fashioned Garden Peach:  early, SD, yellowish-red, 4 oz. hard fruits that will keep for some period of time. We have changed the name slightly from just "Garden Peach" as recently another tomato that is not this one is being distributed by that name. This one does not have fuzzy skin and is a true, keeping type tomato. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Ruby Treasure:  mid, a Tim Peters development. Nice, bright scarlet red fruits, slightly firm keeper that doesn't keep quite as long as the others. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Winterkeeper:  late, Ind, RL, 10 oz. fruits, solid green until storage then turn a pale yellow outside and red inside. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Yellow Out Red In:  late, SD, solid 6 oz. globe, tart, the best of the keeping tomatoes. Pkt. $2.50 OG

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Tomato - Stuffing Varieties

Usage notes:  These are almost like a bell pepper in type. They are superb for stuffing with egg, tuna or chicken salad or use your imagination for an elegant entree. Packets will contain at least 25 seeds, usually 50 to 100.

Costolato Genovese:  late, Ind, RL, blocky red stuffing type. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Italian Quadratic Yellow:  mid, Ind, 4 oz., peach sized, bright yellow fruits with a distinctive nipple at the blossom end. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Novogogoshary:  mid, SD, red fruits, 6 oz., 4 lobed, huge yields. OG Pkt. $2.00

Striped Cavern:  late, Ind, RL, yellow and red striped, 5 oz. fruits. Pkt. $2.50 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Tomango:  late, Ind, 2 to 4 oz., not quite as hollow, stuffing type, red with yellow streaks. Shows some variability in size. Pkt. $2.50 OG

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Tomato - Paste Varieties

Notes:  We have separated out these varieties for their thick flesh and because their predominant use is for paste or sauce. We've established this category from our data. A classification here in our catalog does not always agree with everyone's opinion. Packets will contain at least 25 seeds, usually 50 to 100.

Akers Plum Pink:  early, SD, above average yields, 4 oz. sweet, pinkish colored, thick, broad, pear-shaped paste tomato. (Unavailable for 2014)

Akers Plum Red:  early, SD, red version of above, but not as high a yield, slightly more diverse in shape. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Amish Paste:  mid, Ind, 8 oz. red, sweet, heart shaped. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Banana:  mid, Ind, beautiful, persimmon colored, 3 oz. paste tomatoes, excellent yields. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Banana Legs:  early, SD, 3 oz. yellow paste, streaked fruits, nipple on the blossom end, above average yields. The yields and quality of fruits in 2013 were phenomenal. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Bisignavo #2:  late, Ind, RL, wilt gene, large red heart shaped paste tomato. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Casady's Folly:  mid, Ind, RL, 4 inch long paste that is striped cherry red with carrot red zigzags. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Ceman:  mid, Ind, RL, large pinkish, fat sausage-torpedo shape. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Chico III:  early, Det, RL, 3 oz., orange/red, heavy producer. OG Pkt. $2.00

Chinese Red:  mid, Ind, 6 oz., sweet, red paste. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Des Andes:  late, Ind, 6 to 8 oz., long, red paste tomatoes. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Doucet's Plum Producer (Doucet's Q-1121):  early, Det, very hard, 4 oz. blocky plum, red outside with a deep red inside, paste tomato with exceptionally high yields. This is an outstanding early, paste tomato for short season areas. Developed in Quebec. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Doucet's Plum Red (Doucet's Q-200RV):  early, Det, average yield of 3 oz. red fruits, blocky plum shape. Developed in Quebec. Not a true paste type. OG Pkt. $2.00

E.M. Banana:  late, Det, average yields, of big, long 6 oz. red paste tomatoes. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Giannini:  mid, Ind, RL, large, blocky red paste tomato. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Goldman's Italian American:  mid, Ind, RL, high yielding, about 1 pound, blood red, ribbed paste tomato. Fruit is fig shaped and described by Amy Goldman as "very heavy in the hips". Reasonably firm, meaty and juicy, makes a very creamy sauce. Named for Amy's father's grocery store in Brooklyn. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Grandma Mary's Italian Paste:  mid, Ind, RL, high yielding red paste of decent size. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Green Bush Italian:  mid, Ind, RL, large, blocky paste, oxheart type with excl yields of 1 pound plus fruits. A true oxheart type grown for years in the Greenbush area of Madison, WI by both German and Italian immigrants. Thanks to Martin Longseth for sending this to us. Pkt. $2.75 OG

Heidi:  mid, Det, RL, very high yield of 3 to 4 oz. pear shaped fruits, thick walls with tender skin, very meaty and great for sauce. Original seeds from Cameroon, Africa. OG Pkt. $2.25

Hungarian Italian:  mid, Ind, very prolific, red, 3 oz. paste tomato, few seeds. OG Pkt. $2.25

Jersey Devil:  late, Ind, 6 oz. red paste. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Jersey Giant:  late, Ind, RL, large, long red paste. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Kiev:  mid, SD, RL, high yield of fruits, bomb shaped, in the one pound range, some concentric cracking, somewhat meaty but juicy as well, good foliage cover of very narrow leaves. Seed origin is from an immigrant to the US who brought the seeds from Kiev, Ukraine. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

King Humbert (Roi Humbert):  late, Ind, RL, high yield of 2 to 4 oz pear shaped fruits, probably one of the few pre-1800 varieties still around. Skin can be tough. Pkt. $2.00 OG

La Roma:  mid, SD, orange/red, 1.5 oz. Early productive version of Roma, with very hard fruits. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Long Tom:  late, Ind, red, 4 oz. oblong paste tomatoes. OG Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Manchester Plum:  mid, Ind, RL, large, globe shaped paste. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Marianne's:  mid, Ind, 4 oz. paste tomato, pale-red flesh, above average yield. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Marissa's Italian Paste:  late, Ind, RL, very large paste tomato. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Martino's Roma:  late, Det, rugose (puckered) deep green foliage, high yield of about 2 oz fruits, very meaty and good for sauce. Thought to be an heirloom from western NY state. OG Pkt. $2.25

Miracle of World:  late, Ind, red, 3 to 4 oz., long hard red paste. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Morena:  late, Ind, red, 3 to 4 oz., very hard paste. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Napoli:  mid, SD, 2 to 3 oz., red skin and flesh, paste tomato, excellent yield. OG Pkt. $2.00

New Zealand Pear:  mid, Ind, 4 oz. pink pear-shaped fruits. I obtained this one from a lady at the Nez Perce county fair in Idaho in 1982. She had brought the seed back from a trip to New Zealand. I was immediately impressed with the color, shape and texture of the fruit. OG Pkt. $2.50

Nova:  early, Det, 3 oz. red paste, exceptional yields. OG Pkt. $2.00

Opalka:  late, Ind, RL, high yield of 3 to 5 inch long, fat paste tomatoes usually with a knob at the blossom end, great for either sauces (very few seeds and meaty) or fresh eating. Seeds originally from Poland. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Provenzano:  late, Ind, RL, fair yield of 1 to 1.5 pound red fruits. Very meaty, paste type fruits. Old variety brought from Italy. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Roma:  late, SD, 4 oz. red paste tomatoes. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Roman Candle:  late, long, deep golden yellow, paste type tomato. OG Pkt. $2.50

San Marzano:  mid, Ind, 2 to 3 oz. paste type. OG Pkt. $2.50

Sarnowski Polish Plum:  mid, Ind, RL, wispy droopy foliage, heavy set of 8 to 12 oz red fruits, about 3 to 4 inches long, few seeds, knob at the bottom, mostly singles but some doubles and rarely some triples, great for paste, very meaty. From the Sarnow River area of Poland to the US in the late 1890's with the Sarnowski family. Pkt. $2.50 OG

10 Fingers of Naples:  mid, Ind. 2 oz. sweet, red paste type tomato that has fruits borne in clusters. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Tolli Roma:  mid, SD, 2 to 3 oz. red, oblong fruits. OG Pkt. $2.50

Veepro:  mid, Det, average size paste. OG Pkt. $1.75

Vera Pepper Tomato:  late, Ind, RL, large paste, very firm flesh. OG Pkt. $2.75

Vilms:  mid, SD, extremely productive, 2 oz. red paste tomato, juicier than most paste tomatoes, huge yields. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Wuhib:  mid, SD, RL, huge set of 2 to 4 oz red plum, meaty with few seeds, great for sauce. Seeds originally from an open market in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Unavailable for 2014)

Yellow Bell:  late, Ind, 3 oz. paste tomatoes of a pale yellow color. Pkt. $3.00 OG

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Tomato - Cherry/Salad-sized Varieties

Notes:  All of the tomatoes in this category are in some way or another classified as small enough to be a cherry/salad tomato. Packets will contain at least 25 seeds, usually 50 to 100.

ABC Potato Leaf:  early, Ind, very small, very sweet red cherry. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Alberto Shatters:  mid, Ind, currant type, tough skin, seedy and crunchy, very high yields, good flavor, very tiny fruit in abundance. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Amish Salad:  mid, Ind, RL, high production of pink oval cherries, mild pleasant flavor, fruits stay well on the vine. Originated with an Amish family in IL. OG Pkt. $1.75

Anait Red Cherry:  mid, Ind, RL, very large cherry, red flesh and skin, very heavy yields, low cracking, originally from Tasmania. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Andrina Cherry:  mid, Det, RL, extremely compact plants that make a solid mound of hard cherry tomatoes. The fruits are a typical cherry in size, very firm and have very few seeds. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Black Cherry:  mid, Ind, RL, very productive, deep purple/bronze colored cherry. Thanks to David Asher from HI for sending us this. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Blush:  early, Ind, PL, perhaps a bit large to be called a cherry, but a smaller salad tomato. Red flesh, soft skin, streaked skin at the top. A continuous cropper. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Borgo Cellano:  early, Ind, large, red cherry with nipple on blossom end. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Brownberry:  mid, Ind, reddish-brown, semi-sweet, large cherry with above average yields. OG Pkt. $1.75

Burgess Lemon:  early, Ind, RL, tiny, very high yielding, bright yellow cherry. OG Pkt. $1.75

Camp Joy:  early, Ind, RL, very prolific, large red cherry, 0.75 to 1 oz., very good, sweet flavor, steady production all season. Developed by Alan Chadwick. This tomato is also known by the name of Chadwick's Cherry. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Casino Chips:  mid, Ind, RL, very large red cherry of good flavor, plants can get quite large. A sport of a variety from Italy. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Cheesemans (L. cheesmanii):  early, Ind, looks and tastes like the "grape" tomatoes from the grocery store. Red/orange fruits in huge masses. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Chocolate Cherry:  mid, RL, Ind, deep color, perfect size cherry tomatoes that are a nice chocolate brown. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Cluj:  early, Ind, RL, small, high yielding medium yellow-orange cherry. Originally from Romania. OG Pkt. $1.75

Coyote:  early, Ind, RL, high yield of 0.5 inch round fruits, pale yellow to translucent, fruity taste. Seeds originally from Dominga (Maye) Clement from Vera Cruz, Mexico. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Cook's Island:  late, Ind, RL, larger, harder flesh red cherry. Pkt. $2.25 OG

Dr. Carolyn:  mid, Ind, RL, medium, 0.5 oz. cream-yellow cherry. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Dr. Carolyn Pink:  mid, Ind, RL, prolific set of cherry tomatoes with excl taste. Still some variability as to size of cherry tomatoes. Smaller ones seem to have the better flavor. Pkt. $2.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Ester Hess Yellow Cherry:  early, an Iowa heirloom, Ind, large, deep yellow cherry. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Fargo Yellow Pear:  early, Ind, RL, a slightly larger yellow pear, unbelievable yields. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Farthest North:  early, SD, RL, orange/red cherry that produces an unrealistically large amount of fruit. When the plants bloom they can be spotted from a great distance by the yellow mound of flowers. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Fence Row:  mid, Ind, large sized, red, cherry tomatoes. OG Pkt. $1.75

Fox Cherry:  mid, Ind, RL, large sized, very productive cherry. Thanks to the folks at Vegetable Land for their donation of this variety. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Galina's:  early, Ind, PL, high yield of bright yellow cherry tomatoes throughout the season. Excl sweet flavor, heirloom from Siberia. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Gleckler's Yellow Cherry:  early, Ind, RL, super high yields of nickle sized, bright yellow cherry tomatoes. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Golden Egg:  mid, Ind, RL, oval, deep gold out, lemon yellow in, 1 1/2" long, semi-sweet. Pkt. $1.25 OG

Grape:  early, Ind, similar to the grocery store grape in size, color and texture, very productive. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Green Doctors:  early, Ind, RL, good yield, green cherry sport of Dr. Carolyn, excellent, sweet/tart flavor. Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Green Gage:  mid, Ind, RL, good yield of 2 to 3 oz. round fruits that are yellow when ripe. The gel capsule around seeds is green and changes color when the fruits are ripe. If eaten when the green gel capsules are still green the taste is not good. Widely believed to be a pre-1800 variety and not named after the Green Gage plum which is green when ripe. OG Pkt. $1.25

Green Grape:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of green fruits with an amber blush when ripe, inside is neon green, excellent taste, thick foliage, very tiny seeds. Bred by Tom Wagner. OG Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Green Zebra Cherry:  mid, Ind, RL, cherry version of Green Zebra. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Guernsey Island Pink Blush:  mid, RL, large grape tomato producing an abundance of oval fruits. 1.5" to 2" long, the fruit has a pinkish-red blush under satin gloss skin. Best used as a salad tomato or for fresh snacking. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Hawaiian:  early, Ind, large pea sized, extremely sweet and tasty red cherry, thick foliage and high yield. For ease of picking, plant it along a fence. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Ida Gold:  early, quick growing, deep orange, large cherry sized fruit. (Unavailable for 2014)

IM 83-1 Tall:  mid, Ind, round, flattened, tiny sized cherry type, red skin and flesh, above average yield. OG Pkt. $1.25

Jaune Flammee':  mid, Ind, RL, great production of 2 to 3 oz. round deep orange fruits, wonderful, rich taste. Originated in France. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Jungle Salad:  mid, Ind, high yielding, medium sized semi-sweet red cherry. Superb for greenhouse. OG Pkt. $1.25

Kazachka Cherry:  mid, Ind, RL, pink colored cherry. Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Kazachka Purple Cherry:  mid, Ind, RL, a unique shade of purple pink. Pkt. $2.50 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Lee Williams:  early, a selection that produces mainly orange with occasional yellow and red fruits. Very productive. OG Pkt. $1.75

Livingston Golden Ball:  mid, Ind, golden, plum sized fruit, globe shape, tart, meaty, some blight tolerance. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Matina:  mid, Ind, PL, larger than average red cherry tomato. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Medovaja Kaplyla:  early, Ind, RL, a superb tasting yellow pear type. Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Mexican Cocktail:  early, Ind, huge yields of tiny, very sweet, red cherry tomatoes. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Mini Orange:  mid, Ind, small round salad, brilliant orange color, fruits in clusters of 4 to 6, mild flavor. OG Pkt. $2.00

Mirabell:  early, Ind, very tiny, super productive yellow cherry. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Momentado:  early, Ind, very productive, large red cherry. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Olive Loose Cluster  early, Det, RL, very compact plants that produce an abundance of small cherry tomatoes. Excellent disease tolerance. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Olivette Jaune:  mid, Ind, large olive shaped yellow cherry tomatoes. From France. OG Pkt. $1.25

Packhouse:  mid, Ind, large sized red cherry fruits. (Unavailable for 2014)

Peacevine Cherry:  early, Ind, RL, regular sized cherry with 16 to 20 in a long cluster all ripening at once, excl flavor. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Pearly Pink Cherry:  mid, Ind, very nice medium sized pink cherry tomato, excellent yield. OG Pkt. $1.25

Petitbec:  early, Det, RL, globe, red, large cherry, huge yields. From Quebec. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Pink Ice:  mid, Ind, RL, very high yield of pink oval fruits, mild tasting, good foliage cover. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Pink Ping Pong:  mid, Ind, RL, large yield of pink round fruits, about 3 to 4 oz, mild taste with sweetness. Seeds collected by Andrew Rahart of NY who also collected seeds for what's known as Andrew Rahart Jumbo Red and for Myona. OG Pkt. $1.75

Pink Plum:  mid, Ind, excellent flavored plum sized fruits, deep pink. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Pink Snow:  mid, Ind, RL, a 2014 Sand Hill Preservation Center introduction. A large, pink cherry that develops a frosty look as it develops in cooler conditions. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Porter:  mid, Ind, deep pink, oblong, large cherry, sweet, productive. OG Pkt. $1.75

Principe Borghese:  mid, Ind, a hard, crack-resistant large sized, red cherry tomato. OG Pkt. $1.75

Red Current:  early, Ind, parent type of modern tomatoes, pea sized fruits borne in clusters of up to 18. 1000's of fruits per plant. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Red Pear:  early, Ind, red, pear shaped, 1/2 thumb sized fruit. OG Pkt. $1.75

Riesentraube:  mid, Ind, RL, high yield of red oval fruits with pointed ends, huge blossom clusters can form with several hundred blossoms, usually about 30 to 40 fruits to the cluster, excellent tomato taste. The name translates from the German as "giant bunch of grapes" or "large grape" and the variety is known by other names in different countries of Europe. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Rouge Flammee':  mid, Ind, RL, very large, bright red, drop shaped cherry, selection from Juane Flammee'. OG Pkt. $2.00

RP 23-2:  mid, Ind, large globe cherry, red skin and flesh, above average yield. OG Pkt. $1.25

Russian Currant:  mid, not a true currant, a small, nice sized bright red cherry, cascading clusters of 10 to 12 fruits, mild flavor, heavy producer. OG Pkt. $1.25

Sara's Galapagos:  late, Ind, huge plants with clusters of tiny red currant type fruits that have a huge burst of wonderful tomato flavor. Collected by Amy Goldman in the Galapagos Islands and named after her daughter. Dr. Chatelet at UC Davis feels it could well be a stable interspecies cross, but to be safe it should be treated as a currant type. Pkt. $3.00 OG

Snow White Cherry:  early, Ind, RL, an abundance of ivory to pale yellow fruits, superb flavor. Bred by Joe Bratka and similar to his Super Snow White, Ghost and Rabbit varieties. One of our favorites, does well grown in a greenhouse. OG Pkt.$2.25

Sweet Pea Currant:  early, Ind, a nice yielding, refreshing tasting, currant tomato. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Tangella:  mid, Ind, RL, excellent production of 2 to 3 oz deep orange fruits with a non-sweet, rich flavor. Originated from a cross made in England and sister varieties are Craigella and Tigerella, the last one being the original Mr. Stripey. OG Pkt. $1.75

Thai Pink Cherry:  early, Ind, RL, hazy pink, thumb sized, firm flesh. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Thai Pink Plum:  early, Ind, RL, an almost frosted pink color, small plum shaped cherry tomato. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Thompson Seedless Grape:  mid, SD, bushy plants, compact foliage, closely resembles Green Grape. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Tiger Tom:  mid, Ind, large sized red striped gold cherry. OG Pkt. $1.75

Tigerly:  mid, Ind, Moldovan variety that is a large striped red cherry. OG Pkt. $1.75

Tom Boy:  early, Ind, red cherry of average size, good flavor. Pkt. $2.50 OG

Tommy Toe:  mid, Ind, large red cherry. OG Pkt. $1.75

TSAC:  mid, Ind, high yielding, medium sized red cherry. OG Pkt. $1.25

Unas Yellow Cherry:  mid, Ind, large lemon yellow cherry, with very good flavor and high yield. OG Pkt. $1.75

Wheatly's Frost Resistant:  early, Ind, large plum shape, pink-red skin and flesh, excellent yield. OG Pkt. $1.25

Whippersnapper:  very early, Det, pink/red cherry, plants seem to have more fruit than leaves. OG Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Wickline Cherry:  mid, Ind, high yielding, good tasting pink colored fruit, large cherry size. Pkt. $1.75 OG

Yellow Cherry:  early, Ind, round, yellow cherry, high yields. OG Pkt. $1.75

Yellow Currant:  early, Ind, globe shape, yellow flesh and skin, small with above average yield, plant size and foliage make it not a true currant. OG Pkt. $1.75

Yellow Marble:  early, Ind, very vigorous yellow, marble sized fruits in abundance. OG Pkt. $1.75

Yellow Pear:  mid, Ind, old-fashioned, thumb sized pear shaped, yellow fruits. OG Pkt. $2.00

Yellow Ping Pong:  early, Ind, very large, yellow cherry. Yellow version of Pink Ping Pong. OG Pkt. $1.25

Yellow Pygmy:  early, Det, RL, very tiny plants suitable for pots, fruit are very tiny. Pkt. $3.00 OG

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Tomatillo

Tomatillo culture:  Plant 3 to 4 weeks ahead of time inside and set out as young transplants. Plants grow like weeds. We have a large number of wild plants in this botanical family of plants that grow on our hillside and as a result have numerous insects that attack them. We frequently lose the crops to a worm that consumes the fruit inside the husk.

Giant Yellow Tomatillo:  70 days.  Huge, pale yellow fruit. Good yields. Pkt. $2.00 OG

Green Tomatillo:  75 days.  A relative of tomatoes and ground cherries. The fruits are borne in a husk. Used in salsa and other Mexican dishes. Pkt. $1.50 OG

Merida Market Tomatillo:  80 days  Smaller fruits, but a nice purple color. More dependable yielder than Purple. For some reason the husk worms bother these less. (Unavailable for 2014)

Purple Tomatillo:  85 days  I had searched for years for a truly purple tomatillo and had never found one until now. This one still had a few green fruits, which I quickly rogued out, but the majority of the plants produced large sized fruits, deep purple all the way through. Plants get to nearly 3 feet tall and spread out 4 feet. Pkt. $2.00 OG

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Ground Cherry

Ground Cherry culture:  Set out transplants about 1 foot apart. (25 to 50 seeds/pkt.)

Aunt Molly's:  85 days.  Best Ground Cherry we have ever grown. Resists husk worms better. Sweet, tasty fruits. OG Pkt. $2.50

Pineapple  80 days.  Superb pineapple flavor. Pkt. $2.00


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