Heirloom Seeds & Poultry
1878 230th Street, Calamus, IA 52729
Tomato - Pink
(147 varieties to choose from) UPDATED FOR 2023
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.
2023 Seed Special: 10 different packets of any pink tomatoes $17.50, any 20 different $32.00
Anna Maria’s Heart
Anna Maria’s Heart- Mid-season, Indeterminate, Regular Leaf, wispy foliage, pink heart, most fruits between 6 to 12 oz., excellent 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. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2023
Anna Russian - Mid-season, Indeterminate, Regular Leaf, 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, Oregon, who got it from a Russian immigrant. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed UNAVAILABLE FOR 2023
Brandywine, Joyces- Mid-season, Indeterminate, Potato Leaf, 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 one week earlier than Sudduths strain when grown here. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed
Brandywine, Sudduths- Mid-season, Indeterminate, Potato Leaf, 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. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed UNAVAILABLE FOR 2023
Eva Purple Ball
Eva Purple Ball- Mid-season, Indeterminate, Regular Leaf, 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 US. Pkt. $2.25 Certified Organic Seed UNAVAILABLE FOR 2023
Lynn of Jones County
Lynn of Jones County- midseason- An old family heirloom from Jones County Iowa, this variety nearly became extinct when only two seeds remained. Both sprouted and produced an amazing crop, causing all seeds available today to descend from those two seeds. This variety came from Hans and Lynn Jess, but little is known of its origins. A producer of large fruits ranging from 1- 3 pounds. Fruits resist cracking and are nice and round without odd deformities, potato leaf type, Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed LIMIT 1 PACKET UNAVAILABLE FOR 2023
Peach Blow Sutton
Peach Blow Sutton- Mid-season, Indeterminate, Regular Leaf, 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 Certified Organic Seed
Pink Climber- Mid-season, Indeterminate, Potato Leaf, 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. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed.
Redfield Beauty- Mid-season, Indeterminate, Regular Leaf, 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 Certified Organic Seed
Sandul Moldovan- Mid-season, Indeterminate, Regular Leaf, 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, New York area in the early 1990’s. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed.
Siberian Pink- Early, Determinate, 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. Pkt. $1.75 Certified Organic Seed OSSI pledged variety
Tidwell German- Late, Indeterminate, Regular Leaf, good yield of 1 to 3 pound beefsteak fruits, sometimes rounded at the top, meaty flesh, excellent taste, family heirloom of David Pendergrass of Tennessee whose paternal grandmother’s side of the family has grown it since the 1920’s. Pkt. $2.75 Certified Organic Seed