Heirloom Seeds & Poultry
1878 230th Street, Calamus, IA 52729
Tomato - Red
320 varieties to choose from) UPDATED FOR 2023 This is a very big file and will take sometime to view and lots of computer memory. More pictures will be added in 2023. We lost about 100 when my phone malfunctioned after along day and all of the days work was lost.
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.
2023 Seed special: any 10 different seed packets of red tomatoes $17.50 Any 20 different $32.00, Any 30 different $45.00
Early, Indeterminate, 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. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2023
Andrew Rahart Jumbo Red
Mid-season, Indeterminate, Regular Leaf, not jumbo but can approach a pound, great flavor, productive. Andrew was a tomato seed collector in Westchester County, New York and others of his varieties are Pink Ping Pong and Myona. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic SeedSOLD OUT AS OF MARCH 10
Brandywine-OTV ( Off the Vine)
Early, Indeterminate, Potato Leaf, large red beefsteak fruits of 1 to 2 pounds, excellent taste and yields, a natural cross between Yellow Brandywine and an unknown other parent, now Open Pollinated. Does well in southern areas. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed UNAVAILABLE FOR 2023
Burpee's Quarter Century (Burpee's Matchless)
Mid-season, Determinate, Regular Leaf (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. Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2023
Burpee Sunnybrook Earliana
Early, Semi-determinate, Regular Leaf, oblate 6 to 8 oz. fruits, 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. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed
Mid-season, Semi-determinate, 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 Certified Organic Seed