Tomatoes

Variety Description Height Spacing Fertilizer Disease Resistance
Aunt Ruby’s Aunt Ruby's German Green Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes!  This outstanding green tomato ripens to a pale green with a tint of yellow and has a pink blush underneath that extends inside the flesh.. Aunt Ruby’s German Green originates from Germany and is a family heirloom tomato, meaning the seeds have been passed down through several generations.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this large, 12-16 ounce beefsteak with a sweet, yet spicy flavor that is refreshingly delicious! use in soups, salads, sauces, cooked dishes, and on sandwiches for lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, juicy, and ready to burst flavor!  Water well in warm weather.  This old-fashioned indeterminate variety will need a stake or tomato tower for support. 80 days to maturity. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
Black Krim Tomato Black Krim Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique colored of heirloom tomatoes!  This heavy producing heirloom tomato originates from the island of Krim in the Black Sea of Russia. This large tomato boasts a rich, dark brown-red color on the outside and a blackish-red meaty inside!  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this 10-12 ounce tomato with rich, sweet flavor, and just a hint of saltiness. The color of this tomato darkens in hot weather, and this fruit sets well even in the heat.  This tomato is beautiful when added to salads. Also use in soups, sauces, cooked dishes, and on sandwiches for lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, juicy, and ready to burst flavor!  This old-fashioned indeterminate variety will need a stake or tomato tower for support.  Water well in warm weather. 75 days to maturity. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
Black Prince Tomato Black Prince This is one of the most popular and favored black tomatoes. The 3 to 4 ounce, globe shaped fruits are crack resistant with very dark red skin. The tender, juicy fruits have a flesh color that ranges from dark red to chestnut brown. Black Prince, a true Siberian tomato, grows well in cooler climates with a flavor that is deliciously different from other tomatoes. I use the unique color in my salads and the rich flavor in my cooked dishes and salsas. This is the perfect size tomato for patio gardens. 72 days to maturity. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results water well in warm weather and feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
Boxcar Willie Tomato Boxcar Willie I am proud to say this delicious tomato is an heirloom variety from the USA and said to be named after the legendary country singer, Willie Nelson. Box Car Willie boats good, old-fashioned flavor with a smooth, red color and dark orange undertones. The extremely juicy, medium-large 10-16 ounce fruits are perfect for using fresh in salsas, salads, sauces or for slicing. It produces high yields over a long season and has good resistance to disease and cracking. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer. DISEASE & CRACK
Brandywine Tomato Brandywine Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes!  ‘Brandywine’, one of the best known and widely grown heirloom tomatoes, has very large fruit with deep pink skin and red flesh.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this amazing tomato.  Water well in warm weather.  May need staking. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
Caspian Pink Tomato Caspian Pink Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes! This Russian heirloom originates from the shores of the Caspian and Black Seas. It is one of the finest tomatoes ever grown with stunning pink skin and absolutely knock-out flavor! You will soon discover this tomato to be a hands down favorite! Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this large, 11 ounce beefsteak fruit with a meaty, tangy taste. Use in soups, salads, sauces, cooked dishes, and on sandwiches for lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, juicy, and ready to burst flavor! Water well in warm weather. This old-fashioned indeterminate variety will need a stake or tomato tower for support. 80 days to maturity. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
Cherokee Purple Tomato Cherokee Purple Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes!  ‘Cherokee Purple’, said to be traced back to a variety used by the Cherokee Indians, has the tangy, sweet, true tomato flavor that nature intended.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this medium-large, distinct fruit with dark burgundy to purple skin and flesh. Water well is warm weather. 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
Green Zebra Tomato Green Zebra Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes! This delicious salad tomato starts out light green and ripens to an amber-green with dark forest green stripes.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this 3 ounce tomato which has a sweet, flavorful, yet tart and zingy taste.  It takes four heirloom varieties to make up the combination of breeding to establish this one unusual looking masterpiece tomato!  You will find it is a real tasty treat with good yields in the garden!  Use in soups, salads, sauces, cooked dishes, and on sandwiches for lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, juicy, and ready to burst flavor!  Very vigorous determinate vines. Crack resistant. Water well in warm weather. 75-80 days to maturity. Determinate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
Jubilee Tomato Jubilee Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes!  Jubilee tomatoes are famous for their mild flavor and meaty texture!  6 oz fruits with attractive, bright orange flesh are a favorite among those who cannot tolerate the high acid content in red tomatoes.  Make your next plate of sliced red tomatoes even more attractive, with a few golden-orange slices from this beauty.  Jubilee adds color and flavor to your summer dishes, whether used in salads, sandwiches, hot dishes, soups, sauces, or even as a wonderful tomato juice.  It is a prolific bearer and should become a regular in any home garden.  This tomato was the All-America Bronze Medal winner in 1943.   Requires staking. 80 days to maturity. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer. A
Marglobe Tomato Marglobe Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes.  Large, globular fruit 4-6 oz each with a great meaty flavor and rich red color.  Ideal for salads, soups, hot dishes and for pickling.  Water well in warm weather. 75 days to maturity. Determinate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer. VFA
Mortgage Lifter Mortgage Lifter This tomato is one of my grandparent’s favorites. It was bred in the 1930′s by Radiator Charlie, the owner of a radiator repair shop that was facing bankruptcy. Charlie had no plant breeding experience, yet he cross-bred 4 varieties to develop this big, tasty tomato. He then sold 1000 plants at $1 each over six years and paid off his mortgage. The large fruits of Mortgage Lifter average 2-1/2 pounds, but can reach 4 pounds when grown in ideal conditions. These slightly flattened, pinkish-red tomatoes are meaty and flavorful with few seeds. The plants are very productive and will continue to bear until frost. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer. VFN
Mr. Stripey Tomato Mr. Stripey Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes.  This unique tomato dates back to the 1800′s and was brought here by Virginia Mennonites from the old country.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this large, 1-3 pound red fruit that has clearly defined yellow-orange streaks running throughout.  The color and rich, tangy flavor make this one of the most popular heirloom varieties available!  This tomato is beautiful when added to salads.  Also use in soups, sauces, cooked dishes, and on sandwiches for lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, juicy, and ready to burst flavor!! Water well in warm weather.  This old-fashioned indeterminate variety will need a stake or tomato tower for support.  56 days to maturity. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
Old German Tomato Old German Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes!!  ‘ Old German’ is medium-large with yellow and red marbled flesh, fruity flavor and smooth texture.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this tomato that has been grown since the 1800′s in Virginia.   Water well in warm weather. 80 days to maturity. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
Orange Oxheart Tomato Orange Oxheart Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes. ‘Orange Ox heart has an intensely aromatic, pure summertime flavor and golden-yellow color of an early sunrise.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this large, heat-shaped tomato. An old canning favorite and excellent slicer. Water well in warm weather. 80 days to maturity. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
Pineapple Tomato Pineapple Originally from Kentucky, this colossal beefsteak type tomato can weigh up to 2 pounds! The color of the ripe fruit will stand out in your garden and in your cooking with beautiful bright yellow and red streaks. Pineapple has a mild flavor, meaty flesh, and relatively few seeds that I like to simply slice and eat with just a sprinkling of salt and basil. I have always enjoyed striped, bi-color tomatoes and this variety has real tomato taste that you just can’t experience with today’s milder-tasting hybrids. 85-95 days to maturity. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results water well in warm weather and feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer. VFN
Rutgers Select Tomato Rutgers Select Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes! “featured in gourmet restaurants across the country”.  Large, rich red fruit is produced on strong vines.   Widely grown and considered ideal for home gardeners.  Perfect for many cooked dishes and superb on sandwiches.  Can also be used for salads, soups and sauces.  Water well in warm weather. 73 days to maturity. Determinate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer. VFA & CRACK
San Marzano Tomato San Marzano Originally from Campania region of Italy in the 1770′s, this Italian classic is one of the best paste tomatoes. It has good yields of large, 9 ounce rid plum shaped tomatoes that enhance traditional Italian dishes. San Marzano has tart flavor, firm pulp, a low seed count, and easily removed skin. For this reason it is widely used in pizzas, pastas, and for canning or drying. The long, blocky fruits mature with a small seed cavity that I like to scoop out, leaving all the tomato meat. This means less boiling to get a first class paste. 78 days to maturity. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results water well in warm weather and feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
Wisconsin 55 Tomato Wisconsin 55 Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes!  Widely grown and considered ideal for home gardeners. Great slicing tomato with excellent flavor and good 1/2 pound sized fruit.  Can also be used for salads, soups and sauces.  Water well in warm weather.  75 days to maturity. Indeterminate 2-3′ For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer. BLOSSOM END ROT, EARLY BLIGHT & LEAF SPOT

Other

Variety Description Height Spacing Fertilizer Disease Resistance
Bean Black Wax Pencil Rod Bean Black Wax Pencil Pod An old-time favorite and one of the best beans for the home garden.  These round-podded, black seeded wax beans are snappy, tender and stringless.  Their bright yellow color makes for easy picking.  These meaty beans produce early and continue long into the summer season.  Use for canning, freezing or eating fresh.  Bush bean-no staking required.  53 days to harvest. 2′
Bean Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean Kentucky Wonder Pole This old-time favorite may be the best known and most widely grown pole bean!  Grown for distinctive flavor, heavy yields and a long harvesting season. Slightly rough, 7 to 8 inch pods should be picked when your for best flavor and texture. Support with 5-6 foot poles, trellis, string, fence, or corn: as beans will climb up the corn.  Used for canning, freezing, or fresh from the garden.  Water well in warm weather. Plant 4 inches apart in rows 18-36″ apart. 65 days to maturity. 4″ For best results apply a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
Cucumber Straight Eight Cucumber Straight Eight Still one of the finest- with amazing flavor and vigorous growth!  Dark green, slender and smooth, this 8-9 inch long slicing cucumber has delighted generations of gardeners.  Past AAS winner from the 1930′s.  Water well in warm weather. Open pollinated.  Grow on the ground 2-4 feet apart or for best results shaped fruit grow on a trellis 1 foot apart.  63 days to maturity. 1′ For best results apply a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
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