2010 Tomato Varieties
These plants are available at
the nursery, or at venues where we sell.
We do not ship plants at this time, neither can we return long distance calls regarding our
plants. (We get a lot of calls, and those charges add up...)
Grappoli Corbarino 75 days
Grape, very large Pomodorini
type, bright red, long, oval, very sweet, thin skin, fresh or canned
Lincoln Original Heirloom Tomato 87 days
Beautiful dark red fruits
are meaty and sweet. Uniform fruits are free of blemishes and cracks. Great for
slicing, ketchup or juice. Strong plants produce lots of fruit.
Paste Heirloom Tomato 85 days
Very productive, flavorful
and reliable. Bigger and better than Roma. Makes the ultimate sauce. Flavor is
complex and slightly tart.
Ruby’s German Green Heirloom Tomato
Yes, they’re green, but they have a wonderful flavor you won’t believe!! Fruits
up to a pound have an amber pink tinge on the blossom end when ripe. Sweet,
tart, rich and spicy. From Ruby Arnold of Greenville, TN.
Tomato 80 Days
By popular demand.
Large, meaty fruits weigh in around 2 pounds. Bright red, juicy, slightly
ribbed fruits have excellent flavor. Great for tomato sandwiches!
Krim Heirloom Tomato 80 days
Iridescent purple with dark
green-black shoulders. Very productive. Grows to 1 ½ pounds, but
most are medium sized. Juicy yet meaty texture, rich smoky flavor.
Indeterminate. Although this one says 80 days, it is usually among the
first if not the first tomato in the garden to ripen, and it always bears all
Brandywine Heirloom Tomato 80-120 Days
favorite and category winner in Kingsport's 2008 tomato fest.
Expect large yields of
well-formed, oval shaped, deep black fruit. Flavor is excellent.
Butcher Heirloom Tomato 55 Days
You gotta love the name!
of the earliest ripeners we grow, and supposed to have a large yield. Medium
sized, around 4 ounces. Potato leaved plants. Deep red fruits, inside and out.
A complete sell-out last year, with good results in the garden, too.
Willie Heirloom Tomato 80 days
Expect a very heavy crop of
good-sized, smooth, delicious, red tomatoes from this heirloom. Fruits range
from 6 to 10 oz, and are borne over a long season. A good choice for your “main”
Brandywine Heirloom Tomato Sudduth's Strain 85 days
The pink beefsteak that
inspired the heirloom tomato revival. The perfect blend of sweet, tart, and
rich tomato flavor. Meaty, 1 ½ pound fruits. Honestly, this has never been a
personal favorite, but I am trying a new strain this year in hopes of achieving
better yields and more disease resistance out of this customer favorite. When
I say new strain, I mean new to me, as this one is one of the oldest, possibly
the original Pink Brandywine strain.
Heart Heirloom Tomato 87 days
This is a very old Russian
variety bearing large, pink oxheart-type tomatoes with excellent, sweet flavor.
Strong plants produce abundantly, with some fruit growing to 2 lbs. and more.
Many people around here are really fond of ox-heart tomatoes; they do tend to
have an especially rich flavor,
Pink Heirloom Tomato 80 Days
I was inspired had to start growing this one again by the poetic praises heaped
upon it in the Cook's Garden catalog this year. I think I must have just
run out of seeds for it and kind of forgotten it for a couple of years. It
produces large, flavorful tomatoes that some people call Caspian Footballs.
They often crack to some extent, but the flavor makes them worth growing.
Purple Heirloom Tomato 77 days
A Tennessee treasure. A top
10 heirloom. Flavor is outstanding; rich, smoky, and wine-like. 10-13 oz
fruits are dusky brownish-purple with dark green shoulders and brick red flesh.
Indeterminate, but with short vines.
Giant Heirloom Tomato 77 days
This family heirloom produces
an abundance of deep pink tomatoes that are just huge and brimming with luscious
flavor. Potato leaved. Smooth in shape, 2 lbs. or more, and full of that rich
but sweet taste that make a tomato scrumptious.
Johnson Heirloom Tomato 80 days
An old heirloom probably from
Virginia or North Carolina. Mild, sweet, pink tomato that is one of the parents
of the famous Mortgage Lifter. Meaty fruits often exceed 1 pound. A favorite of
many of my local customers.
Red Strawberry Description coming soon.
Queen Heirloom Tomato 80 days
Luscious, sweet pink
beefsteak fruit have an incredible flavor and are large and meaty. Perfect for
slicing. Tomatoes average 1 lb. and grow on tall, vigorous, potato-leaved
Belgium Heirloom Tomato 90 days
Fruits AVERAGE 2 pounds, but
have been known to reach 5 (FIVE). Deep pink, meaty, sweet and delicious. One
to grow if you’re looking for a whopper.
Zebra 75 Days
Unique salad type, 3 oz amber
with green stripes, real taste treat. I'm growing this variety at the
request of several customers.
Tomato 85 days
From, (where else?), West
Virginia. Huge yellow-orange tomato with red streaking. Sweet, fruity flavor.
Fruits usually 1 to 2 pounds. It’s a good’un.
Paste Heirloom Tomato 86 days
Large and meaty fruit are
often double and resemble hearts. Great flavor fresh, frozen or canned.
Originally from Italy, via Massachusetts.
German Heirloom Tomato 80 days
Local tomato guru Sandee
Cook’s favorite tomato. The Amish also call them "Pepper Tomatoes". Prolific
harvests of 5-1/2 inch long, weirdly pointed paste tomatoes that weigh about 5-8
oz., very meaty with a good, rich flavor. An old variety great for canning,
paste, or sauces. Also delicious right off the vine in salads. Just the best all
purpose tomato. Very resistant to disease and bugs, as well!
Heirloom Tomato 85 days
Large and luscious red
beefsteak tomatoes. Original seed came from a 3 pound tomato found at a
farmer’s market. Incredibly juicy and sweet, and full of that old-fashioned
tomato flavor. This was new to my list last year, but it has gotten rave
reviews from customers who grew it. (The rush of spring and our limited space
for tomatoes in last year's garden combined to make me neglect to grow it out
myself, a situation which I plan to remedy this season.)
Greene County heirloom. The
story is that a man traveled to Israel, and brought these seeds back with him.
Large, firm, meaty oxheart type, with few seeds and not a great deal of juice.
Great for slicing. The best tomato for California Pie. Rich flavor is
fantastic- the perfect blend of sweet and acid. Vines are quite manageable, and
very productive over a long season.
Yellow Heirloom Tomato 88 days
Tennessee heirloom unique for
its pale, not golden, yellow fruit. Superb, creamy consistency, meaty flesh,
and complex, rich flavor. Sweet & juicy, but with few seeds. A top 10
heirloom. Make a yellow tomato soup, salsa or pie.
Leone Heirloom Tomato 75 days
This excellent, large pointed
plum tomato comes from Italy via a family who immigrated to New York. You can
expect a large harvest of these 5 to 6 oz. bright red tomatoes.
Twain Description coming soon.
Heirloom Tomato 80 days
It is rare to find a
beefsteak tomato with outstanding flavor that is produced in large numbers over
a long season, but Mexico does just that. Fruits are 1 lb. plus, and
wonderfully tasty. From the Midwest, where it was grown by a family from
Lifter Heirloom Tomato 85 days
Pink, well-shaped, large,
meaty fruit famous for its flavor. An amateur plant breeder developed this
tomato over years of selection. He paid off a $30,000 mortgage in thee years
(way back in the day) by selling plants and tomatoes from his radiator repair
Stripey (Tigrella) Heirloom Tomato 56 days
HUGE crops. These 2 inch
tomatoes are red with clearly-defined yellow stripes. Rich, tangy flavor.
Beautiful in salads, either whole or sliced.
Brooks Description coming soon.
German Heirloom Tomato 75 days
Yellow with orange center,
oblate 16 oz, sweet flavor.
Heirloom Tomato 85 days
So sweet and refreshing, it
can be eaten straight off the vine, but is highly prized for sauces and
canning. Fruits are far richer and more flavorful than most paste tomatoes. A
long, pepper-shaped type, fruits grow to 4 to 6" long.
Heirloom Tomato 80 days
One of the best flavored of
the orange tomatoes. Beautiful, golden-orange and BIG- between one and two
pounds, and averaging 5 inches in diameter. Meaty with few seeds. Vigorous and
Pineapple Heirloom Tomato 82 days
My favorite bicolor tomato.
Originally from Kentucky. Meaty and smooth texture, with lots of juice. Fruity
and sweet, low acid flavor. Large, up to a pound or more. Fruits are
absolutely gorgeous; yellow with red streaking. Especially pretty sliced.
Linguisa Heirloom Tomato 73 days
Loaded with vitamins, fiber
and potassium, but low in fat and sodium! This 19th Century heirloom has
vigorous plants that set loads of fruit. Fruits are large, 7 to 10 oz. and
pie-shaped. Flesh is soft and very sweet.
Russian Heirloom Tomato 80 days
Plum shape, purplish black
3-4", 6 oz, sweet meaty taste, crack resistant, good shoulder.
Borghese Heirloom Tomato 75days
Grow this variety for
fantastic sun-dried tomatoes. From Italy. Determinate, but has a long season
anyway. This is the seed strain with a nipple at the blossom end, generally
considered to have the best flavor.
Purple Heirloom Tomato 72 days Seed failure
Not really purple, but pink.
Great old-time flavor. Silken texture. Productive, disease resistant, and
early for its size.(1 lb. on average) A top 10 heirloom.
Oxheart Description coming soon.
Heirloom Tomato 70days SOLD OUT
Medium-sized plants yield
plenty of small, red, pear-shaped fruits with very few seeds. Perfect for
salads, sauces or pickles. One of the rarest of the heirloom varieties.
Reisentraube Heirloom Cherry Tomato 80 days
The most true tomato flavor
you will find in a cherry type. The name means a giant bunch of grapes, and
that is just what they remind one of. Red fruits are oval and pointed at the
blossom end. Extremely productive.
Roma Description coming soon.
Berne Heirloom Tomato 80 days
A superior medium-sized pink
tomato with the robust flavor of the beefsteaks. A rich sweetness that other
smaller tomatoes just can’t match, and very pretty, too. Productive plants
yield a heavy crop. A Swiss heirloom.
Marzano Description coming soon.
Roman Heirloom Tomato 85 days
A cross of Antique Roman and
Banana Legs. Orange-red, 5" long fruits are a speckled paste-type, marked by
irregular yellow stripes. Meaty fruits, real tomato flavor and few seeds. One
bite is sure to make it one of your favorites!
German Heirloom Tomato 80 days
Large crops of 1 to 2 lb.
pink, meaty beefsteak tomatoes with a sweet and exceptional flavor. The variety
is a family heirloom from David Pendergrass of Tennessee, whose family has been
growing this tomato since at least the 1920's.
Mennonite Heirloom Tomato 80 days
Large, dark pink, great
flavor, smooth texture.
County Amish 85 Days
Pure heaven on a plate!
Big, luscious dark pink fruit. Handed down from an Amish family living in
Minnesota. Flavor is rich yet sweet, and the interior is almost as meaty as an
ox-heart type. Excellent productivity.
Cherry 75 days
cherry tomatoes are a pretty, creamy white. Very sweet and mild flavor, and
extremely productive. Often requested by name. Really pretty in salads with
Pear Description coming soon.
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