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Heirloom Tomato Plants for 2015

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Note, in order for the flowers of tomato plants to be successfully pollinated, they need 3 days/nights above 50 degrees. In our climate, we recommend waiting until the second or third week of May before planting. Before that time, keep them in a sunny window indoors. In the descriptions below, determinate means the plant sets fruit once, usually one heavy yield that ripens at the same time. Indeterminate means it keeps on producing fruits up until frost.


(52 days) A native of Czechoslovakia, where its extreme earliness, tolerance to cold, superior flavor and high yields have earned it worldwide attention. Tests show an astounding average of 87 fruits picked per plant. Fruits are sugary sweet, weighing 1 to 2 oz. Indeterminate.

(55 days) Very early and high-yielding. Strong tomato flavor in medium, round, 4 oz. fruits that are a deep, dark red inside and out. Potato-leaved plants are fast growing. Indeterminate

Sungold hybrid

(57 days) Not an heirloom, but we still treasure it as perhaps the best tasting cherry tomato out there. We know you will love it as much as we do. Indeterminate.
manitoba Manitoba (58 days) An extremely early variety developed by the Morden Experiment Farm in Manitoba for southern Canadian prairies. Particularly well suited for extreme northern areas of Montana, Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and New England. Fruits are bright red, slightly flattened, good-flavored, and weigh about 6 oz. each. Easily grown in a small area.

Black Krim

(69 days) Russian tomato named for the island of Krim in the Black Sea. Slightly flattened 4-5" globes with dark greenish-black shoulders, can turn almost black with enough heat and sun. Excellent full flavor. Indeterminate.
pic Lemon Boy
(72 days) Not an heirloom, but perhaps the best of the lemon colored tomatoes. The taste is bright and unique and it cooks up very well. It's also early! Plant produces good yields of large 8 oz fruits. Indeterminate.

Amish Paste

(74 days) Dates back to the turn of the century, and is the best for sauces and canning. Its deep red fruits are large for canning types (about 8 oz.), with "real tomato" flavor. Not overly acidic. Indeterminate.
Principe Borghese
(75 days) Italian heirloom variety very popular in Italy and California for splitting in half and sun drying. They maintain color and flavor well. The plants produce heavy yields of small, red plum-shaped fruits. Determinate.
Green Zebra
(78 days) Starts out green with dark green stripes, softening and blushing yellow when it ripens. It might have remained a mere curiosity, but for its scrumptious sweet rich flavor. Small-medium fruits are emerald green inside. Fairly early with a lot of zesty, refreshing flavor. Makes for a very lovely color in sauces.Indeterminate.
Wisconsin 55

(78 days) Bred by the University of Wisconsin in the 1940s, this is an excellent and versatile tomato with great flavor and lots of sweetness. Smooth, large tomatoes are about 8 ounces and as pretty as can be. Plants are extremely productive and thrive in a wide range of growing conditions. Indeterminate
flammee Jaune Flammée
(80 days) This French heirloom is one of the most beautiful and delicious tomatoes. Beneath its deep blushed orange skin the flesh is a mottled red, giving it an exotic and incredibly appetizing appearance. The flavor is huge—even explosive—and satisfying, with lots of sugar and acidity in perfect balance. Plants are very productive, early, and seemingly quite disease resistant. One of our best sellers. Indeterminate.
Aunt Rubys German Green

(80 days) This is a gorgeous tomato with hues of green, gold and red. A large beefsteak tomato with delicious sweet, spicy flavor. Large and meaty, this tomatoe is sure to please and is one of our favorites. Indeterminate.
cherokee Purple

(80 days)Beautiful dark red fruits that shade to black/purple . High in acid, these fruits are extremely flavorful. Productive plants produce large crops of 12 oz. fruits. Indeterminate.
pic Mr. Stripey (80 days) Gorgeous large slicer that is a stunning red with yellow stripes. This heirloom is low in acid with a very pleasing taste.
opalka Opalka
(85 days) Very meaty. Great for sauces and canning. More flavorful than most paste tomatoes. A long, pepper-shaped type with fruits that grow to 4 to 6" long, clustered in groups of two to five fruits. Sweet flavor is great eaten straight off the vine. Indeterminate.
pic Hillbilly (85 days) Huge, full-flavored, beefsteak-type fruits weigh 1 to 2 lbs. Fruits are colored a most unusual orange- yellow, streaked and mottled in attractive shades of red and pink. Indeterminate

Red Brandywine

(88 days) By far the best seller, and the flavor is the key to its success. Large, beef steak tomatoes packed with flavor. More uniform size and shape then other Brandywine varieties. Indeterminate.
brandywine Brandywine (90 days) An Amish heirloom that dates back to 1885 and is generally considered to be the world's best-flavored tomato. This is a big beefy slicer. Plants look like potato vines with good yields of extra-large (weighing up to 1-1/2 lbs.), firm, clear-skinned, light rosy-pink fruits.
Mortgage Lifter
(95 days) Very popular, medium to large heirloom. Very meaty and full of flavor. Indeterminate.

Last updated 7 May 2014