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2015 Heirloom Tomato Descriptions Descriptions and pictures from seed catalogs and internet sources All varieties indeterminate unless specified.

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1 2015 Heirloom Tomato Descriptions Descriptions and pictures from seed catalogs and internet sources All varieties indeterminate unless specified

2 USA-WISCONSIN VERY PRODUCTIVE AMISH HEIRLOOM. BLOCKY ROMA-TYPE TOMATOES HAVE DELICIOUS RED FLESH. PERFECT FOR PASTE, CANNING OR FRESH EATING. PRODUCES 6-12 OZ. RED CORELESS FRUIT WITH OUTSTANDING FLAVOR. OXHEART TO ALMOST TEARDROP- SHAPED. Amish Paste

3 UNUSUAL VARIETY WAS DEVELOPED BY PASCAL MOREAU, A HORTICULTURIST FROM BELGIUM. MULTI-COLORED, SMOOTH FRUIT (GREEN, YELLOW AND PURPLE MIX) WEIGH ABOUT 1 1/2 LBS. THE FLESH IS BRIGHT GREEN WITH DEEP RED STREAKS. SUPERB FLAVOR, BEING BOTH SWEET AND SMOKY WITH A HINT OF CITRUS. HEAVY YIELD Ananas Noire

4 BEAVERLODGE RESEARCH CENTER IN CANADA. HIGH YIELDING, 1.5 INCH FRUIT WITH ALMOST MORE FRUIT THAN LEAVES! EXTREMELY COMPACT PLANTS FOR HANGING BASKET OR PATIO CONTAINER. EARLY! (55 DAYS) RICH AND BALANCED FLAVOR. TRULY A GREAT COMBINATION OF EARLINESS, SIZE, PRODUCTIVITY, AND QUALITY. DETERMINATE Beaverlod ge

5 POLAND VARIETY "RIGID STEM" HABIT DOESN'T REQUIRE STAKING OR PRUNING. HANDSOME POTATO-LEAF VINES ARE VERY PRODUCTIVE, YIELDING 3-6 OZ FRUIT. SMOOTH AND BLEMISH-FREE. THE FRUITS ARE WELL FLAVORED AND EXCELLENT FOR SLICING, CANNING, SAUCES OR PASTE DETERMINATE Betalux

6 RUSSIAN HEIRLOOM. SMALL PLANTS PRODUCE MEDIUM- SIZED BROWNISH-PINK FRUITS WITH OLIVE GREEN SHADING. WELL MARBLED FLESH IS ATTRACTIVE WHEN BLANCHED AND PEELED. RICH FLAVOR. POTATO LEAF FOLIAGE. DETERMINATE Black Sea Man

7 AN HEIRLOOM VARIETY FROM THE USA. THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN NAMED AFTER THE LEGENDARY COUNTRY SINGER. PLANT PRODUCES HEAVY YIELDS OF 10 OZ RED TOMATOES. TOMATOES HAVE THE OLD FASHIONED TOMATO FLAVOR AND TURN TO RED WHEN MATURE. CRACK AND DISEASE RESISTANT. Box Car Willie

8 NEW INTRODUCTION FROM KAZAKHSTAN RUSSIAN. RICH, SWEET TASTE AND RASPBERRY-RED COLOR MAKE THESE 1-LB, FLATTENED GLOBES PERFECT FOR SLICING. VERY PRODUCTIVE Brave General

9 AN ELONGATED PASTE TOMATO THAT IS CREAMY WHITE TO PALE YELLOW IN COLOR. THE SWEET FLAVOR IS A HIT WITH GOURMET CHEFS. BUSHY PLANTS ARE QUITE PRODUCTIVE. UNIQUE SAUCE COLOR! DETERMINATE Cream Sausage

10 A LOVELY TOMATO FROM THE FORMER SOVIET UNION. THIS VARIETY PRODUCES PRETTY, GLOBE SHAPED FRUIT OF MEDIUM SIZE. RELIABLE YIELDS WITHSTAND SOME GARDEN NEGLECT. THEY ARE A STUNNING DEEP CARAMEL COLOR WITH HINTS OF RED AND CHOCOLATE. THE FLAVOR IS RICH, SWEET AND FULL-BODIED, AND THE TEXTURE IS TENDER AND SMOOTH. AN ATTRACTIVE TOMATO THAT IS GREAT FOR BOTH HOME AND MARKET. Creme Brulee

11 HEIRLOOM FROM ITALY. THE NAME MEANS “BEEF HEART” IN ITALIAN. DELICIOUSLY SWEET RED HEART-SHAPED 12 OZ MEDIUM SIZE TOMATO. MEATY, EXCELLENT SLICER, HIGH YIELDS. GREAT FOR FRESH EATING OR COOKING. LARGE VIGOROUS VINES. Cuor di Bue -Riviera-

12 FRENCH HEIRLOOM PRODUCE LARGE LEAFY VINES THAT YIELD DEPENDABLY HEAVY QUANTITIES OF HUGE (1-2 LBS.), RED, BLEMISH-FREE, RIBBED TOMATOES THAT HAVE INTENSE, BALANCED, OLD-FASHIONED TOMATOEY FLAVORS. FRUITS ARE TYPICALLY 4-INCHES ACROSS. SMALL GEL SACKS WITH FEW SEEDS. Cuostral ee

13 BULGARIAN HEIRLOOM. TRANSLATES AS "FRIENDSHIP". ROUND 4“-12 OZ FRUITS ARE SLIGHTLY FLATTENED AND BLEMISH-FREE. HEAVY SET SMOOTH RED FRUITS ARE BRIGHT RED WITH PINK- GOLD SHOULDERS. HIGH ACID CONTENT. GOOD FLAVOR, SWEET BUT TART. Druzba

14 A RARE VARIETY FROM RUSSIA FRESH EATING, COOKING AND CANNING. VERY LARGE GREEN FRUIT OFTEN EXCEEDS 1.5 LBS IN WEIGHT. THIS TOMATO IS DELICIOUSLY TART WITH A SURPRISING SWEETNESS. A WONDERFUL EATING TOMATO. IT IS ONE OF THE BEST AND BIGGEST GREEN TOMATOES IN OUR HIGH SCHOOL GARDEN Emerald Apple -potential seed shortage-

15 USA PRODUCTIVE PLANTS LOADED WITH 7" LONG RED PASTE TOMATOES. RICH FULL FLAVOR AND FEW SEEDS. EXCELLENT FOR PROCESSING-DENSE INSIDE FLESH. ESPECIALLY GOOD FOR SALSA. SIMILAR TO OLPAKA Federle

16 LIGHT, CREAMY-YELLOW, ALMOST WHITE FRUIT HAVE SUPERB TASTE AND TEXTURE! TASTE IS COMPLEX, WITH ITS SPICY, SWEET, AND VERY FRUITY FLAVOR. THE FRUIT ARE SMALL, AROUND 2", AND THE SKIN IS SLIGHTLY FUZZY LIKE A PEACH! THIS IOWA HEIRLOOM IS NAMED AFTER THE WAPSIPINICON RIVER. Wapsipinicon Peach

17 ORIGINATED IN GERMANY THE FRUIT ARE THE SIZE OF A SMALL EGG, VIBRANT PINK, SUGAR SWEET, AND BEGGING TO BE EATEN. PERFECTLY SIZED FOR SALADS OR PUTTING IN THE LUNCHBOX! RESISTANT TO SPLITTING German Lunchbox

18 FAMILY HEIRLOOM FROM GERMANY. BIG, FLAVORFUL 1-LB FRUIT ARE SHAPED LIKE A GIANT, RED STRAWBERRY. THESE BEAUTIFUL TOMATOES ARE LOADED WITH A RICH, SWEET FLAVOR. WITH SOLID FLESH AND ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF SEEDS. THEY ARE GREAT FOR CANNING AND SANDWICHES. SUPERIOR TASTING TOMATO German Red Strawberr y

19 HEIRLOOM BELIEVED TO BE FROM WEST VIRGINIA HUGE, BI-COLOR HEIRLOOM: BRILLIANT YELLOW COLOR WITH RED MARBLING. VERY LARGE WITH A RICH, SWEET FLAVOR. BEAUTIFUL WHEN SLICED. POTATO LEAF. FRUIT AVERAGES TO BE ABOUT ONE POUND EACH. Hillbilly -Flame-

20 THE RICH FLAVOR IS A COMPLEX BLEND OF SWEETNESS AND FRUITINESS. EACH FRUIT HAS A SPECTACULAR CAT’S EYE STARBURST ON THE BLOSSOM END. PLANTS ARE LOADED WITH 1½" FRUITS ON SHORT TRUSSES IN DOUBLE ROWS OF 6-8. Isis Candy

21 ENJOY THIS WONDER FROM NOVOSIBIRSK, SIBERIA. LARGE,HEART-SHAPED TOMATOES CAN GROW TO BECOME ONE POUND OR LARGER. GREAT SLICER OR CANNER THEY ARE DELICIOUS WITH A HONEY-LIKE SWEETNESS. THEY ARE NAMED FOR THE DIAMOND- ENCRUSTED, CORONATION CROWN THAT PETER THE GREAT WORE. Monomak h's Hat

22 DEVELOPED BY M.C. BYLES OF LOGAN, WEST VIRGINIA AFTER CROSSING VARIETIES FOR 6 YEARS THIS BEAUTY WAS INTRODUCED IN THE 1940'S AFTER HE SOLD PLANTS FOR $1 EACH AND PAID OFF THE $6,000 MORTGAGE ON HIS HOUSE LARGE, SMOOTH, 1-LB. PINK FRUIT HAVE A DELICIOUS, RICH, SWEET TASTE. Mortgage Lifter -Halliday’s-

23 BROUGHT TO AMSTERDAM, NY AROUND 1900 FROM POLAND. PHENOMENAL SET OF RED 3" BY 5" OBLONG TOMATOES, EXCELLENT FRESH FLAVOR. VERY FEW SEEDS, GREAT TOMATO FOR PROCESSING. ALSO GOOD FOR CANNING, SAUCES AND EVEN FRESH EASTING! FRUITS HOLD WELL ON VIGOROUS VINES. Opalk a

24 USA INTRODUCTION IN THE EARLY '50S BY GLECKLER SEEDSMEN. ONE OF THEIR MOST DISEASE RESISTANT VARIETIES. BRIGHT RED, 3 1/2 INCH GLOBE SHAPED FRUIT IS FIRM WITH A WONDERFUL FLAVOR. STRONG, INDETERMINATE VINES PRODUCE RELIABLY IN MOST CLIMATES. NATURALLY DISEASE AND CRACK RESISTANT. Peron Sprayless

25 AN HEIRLOOM VARIETY FROM THE USA. IT IS A LARGE PLANT THAT PRODUCES GOOD YIELDS. THE TOMATOES WEIGH AROUND TWO POUNDS. YELLOW TOMATOES WITH RED STREAKS BOTH ON THE OUTSIDE AND INSIDE. THE TOMATO HAS A SWEET AND FRUITY FLAVOR. PLANT BEARS AN ABUNDANT CROP ALL SEASON LONG. Pineappl e

26 WILD BOAR FARMER BRAD GATES, CALIFORNIA, SAYS IT IS THE "BEST YELLOW I HAVE EVER HAD." WHILE MOST "YELLOW" TOMATOES ARE ACTUALLY ORANGE, THIS IS A TRUE YELLOW THAT STARTS OFF YELLOW WITH GREEN STRIPES THAT RIPEN TO GOLD. MEDIUM SIZED, SLIGHTLY FLATTENED BEEFSTEAKS HAVE SWEET TOMATO FLAVOR WITH HINTS OF CITRUS. Pork Chop

27 ORIGINALLY FROM EAST GERMANY GROWN BY THE PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH AS EARLY AS 'RIESENTRAUBE' TRANSLATES FROM THE GERMAN AS "GIANT BUNCH OF GRAPES". OUTSTANDING FEATURES IS THE LARGE NUMBER OF FLOWERS PRODUCED PER CLUSTER (UP TO 350 FLOWERS!). THE CHERRY-SIZED TOMATOES ARE APPROXIMATELY 3/4 OZ. DISTINCTIVE RED FRUITS HAVE A ROUNDED PEAR SHAPE WITH SHARP POINTED END. VINE GROWTH IS COMPACT, HIGHLY BRANCHED, WITH GOOD FOLIAGE COVER FOR DEVELOPING FRUITS. EXCELLENT SALAD TOMATO, GREAT FOR SNACKS. Riesentr aube

28 ITALIAN HEIRLOOM BROUGHT BY A SICILIAN MAN TO THE U.S. IN 1987; GIVEN TO ANN FULLER OF MITCHELL, INDIANA, WHO SAID ITS SLICES LOOK LIKE RED-PETALED FLOWERS (ROSSO MEANS “RED”). STRIKING CRAYFISH RED COSTOLUTA (RIBBED) FRUITS WEIGH UP TO 6 OUNCES. FIRM FLESH IS PERFECT FOR MAKING TOMATO SAUCE OR PASTE. THIN SKINNED DETERMINATE Rosso Sicilian

29 ORIGINATES FROM CALIFORNIA, USA. VERY PRODUCTIVE ROMA TYPE; VIGOROUS PLANT YIELDS BRIGHT RED PEAR-SHAPED FRUIT THAT ARE UNIFORM AND PERFECT FOR PASTE OR CANNING. VERY RESISTANT TO DISEASE; PERFECT FOR THE HOME GARDEN OR MARKET. DETERMINANT Royal Chico

30 ITALY THIS IS A NEWER SELECTION OF THIS FAMOUS ITALIAN COOKING TOMATO. LONG, CYLINDRICAL FRUIT ARE FILLED WITH THICK, DRY FLESH AND FEW SEEDS. THIS HEAVY PRODUCING VARIETY IS A STANDARD FOR MANY ITALIAN FARMERS AND CHEFS. USED IN SAUCES AND FOR CANNING. San Marzano 2

31 CHEFS LOVE THE LUMINOUS SWIRLS OF YELLOWS, REDS AND ORANGES, INSIDE THE FRUITS AND OUT! EVERYONE LOVES THE SWEET, FRUITY TASTE, TOO! OBLONG LITTLE FRUITS WEIGH BARELY AN OUNCE, SOMETIMES SHOW A PRONOUNCED BEAK AT THE BLOSSOM END. Sunrise Bumble Bee

32 ORIGINATED IN WESTTOWN, PA AND BRED BY DR. HAROLD E. MARTIN. BLACK BRANDYWINE WAS A CROSS BETWEEN BRANDYWINE AND THE ORIGINAL BROWN BEEFSTEAK TOMATO GREAT-TASTING TOMATO THAT IS EXTRA LARGE IN SIZE AND FULL OF THE DEEP, EARTHY AND SWEET FLAVOR THAT HAS MADE BLACKISH-PURPLE TOMATOES SO POPULAR. SOME FRUITS TENDED TO CRACK, HEAVY YIELD WITH VIGOROUS PLANTS. SUPERIOR FOR SALSA AND COOKING. True Black Brandywi ne


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