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Heirloom Tomato Seed and Plant Catalog

Welcome to our 2014 seed and plant catalogue. We're excited about some new varieties this year like Black Cherry, Marglobe, and Pantano. AND our seeds are now CERTIFIED ORGANIC. Check out our unusual selection of homegrown treasured heirloom delicious tomatoes!

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Seeds and plants are sold in multiples of 6. A small handling fee will be added to partial orders to cover the additional packaging costs. Mixing of varieties is encouraged!

 

6 packets of seeds @ $3.50 each = $21.00

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6 plants @ $6.00 each = $36.00

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All Plants are shipped in mid- April


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Please see How to Order for more information.

 

If you are in the Asheville area, you can find our products at: Earth Fare, B.B. Barnes, Hendersonville Coop, Fletcher Valley Natural Foods, French Broad Food Coop, West Village Market, Mellie Mac's Garden Shack, Black Mountain Tailgate Market

 

Anna Russian tomatoes

Anna Russian

IND (70 days) Large, juicy, sweet, pinkish red, heart shaped, approximately 1 lb. Superb flavor, early, wispy vines (typical of many heart shaped tomatoes), originally from Russian immigrant, handed down to Oregon woman, from several generations of her family.




Arkansas Traveler tomatoes

Arkansas Traveler

IND (75 days) A University of Arkansas 1960's introduction known for its ability to produce abundantly, even in hot dry weather. Medium sized, 6-8 oz., rose pink, crack and disease resistant, incredibly delicious.



 
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Aunt Ginny's Purple

IND (80 days) Deep pink beefsteak. 12-16 oz. fruit. Smooth with little cracking. Good yields. Juicy and delicious...rivaling Brandywine for taste and more productive.



 
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Aunt Ruby's German Green

IND (85 days) Unique green beefsteak. Scrumptious spicy sweet taste. Pink blush on blossom end creates lovely picture with the neon green fruit. Quite disease tolerant. German family heirloom passed down by Ruby Arnold of Greeneville, TN.



 
Barnes Mountain Orange

Barnes Mountain Orange

Barnes Mountain Orange - IND (90 days) Kentucky heirloom. Large beefsteak, brilliant orange fruits that deliver flavor and yields. Bring some sunshine into your kitchen with this delicious tomato. Some disease resistance; vigorous plants need staking.


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Black From Tula

IND (75 days) Now made famous in Charles Mann's recent book "1493", this tomato deserves major recognition. A delight to eat! Slightly flattened fruits with green shoulders and garnet/purple flesh; the intensity of the flavor bursts in your mouth and finishes on a high note, like a ringing bell whose tone rings higher and higher seeming to go on forever. Try it for yourself and see what everyone is raving about!



 
Black Krim tomatoes

Black Krim

IND (80 days) Dark red purple tomato. Rich, Sweet, full bodied flavor, 10 to 12 oz. heavy producers, popular in taste trials. Heirloom fromthe Crimean peninsula of the Black Sea of Russia.


 
 
Black Truffle tomatoes

Black Truffle

IND (75 days) Medium size fruits of around 8 oz. are nearly pear-shaped, deep garnet with slight green shoulders. Wonderfully balanced flavor, not too sweet or acidic. Very prolific and some disease tolerance.


 
Blue Ridge tomatoes

Blue Ridge Mountain

IND (80 days) Large, 1 lb., pink, beefsteak with good old fashion tomato flavor. Tall, vigorous, potato leaf vines, a personal favorite of ours.


Pink Brandywine tomatoes

Brandywine, Pink

(Sudduth/Quisenberry Strain) - IND (80 days) The most popular heirloom. Prized for it's distinctively flavored fruit. Dark reddish, pink, large 1-2 lb. fruit. Borne on vigorous potato leaf plants. Not particularly disease resistant. "As fine a tasting tomato as ever was grown," said tomato guru Ben Quisenberry who got the seed from Mrs. Sudduth. It had been in her family over 100 yrs. Perennial winner of taste tests around the country. Legendary Amish heirloom from the 1880's.


 
Red Brandywine tomatoes

Brandywine, Red

(Landis strain) - IND (75 days) Big yields of 8-12 oz. perfect, red globes exploding with intense flavor. Vigorous, healthy plants make an excellent heirloom for all to try. Little historical info available, but probably from the Brandywine River in eastern Pa.


 
Yellow Brandywine

Brandywine, Yellow

(Platfoot Strain) - IND (80 days) Moderate yields of deep golden beefsteak tomatoes in the 1 lb. range. Complex and rich taste. Potato leaf variety from Gary Platfoot of Ohio. Tolerant of foliage diseases. Sturdy, vigorous, solid performer. "The" Yellow Brandy to grow.


Brown Berry tomatoes

Brown Berry

IND (80 days) One of my favorites in our trials for 2012. These oblong grape type fruits are incredibly tasty, with a sweet flavor and aromas of cinnamon and Indian spices. Would make a lovely ketchup or tomato chutney. Prolific fruits and some disease tolerance.


 
 
Cherokee Purple tomatoes

Cherokee Purple

IND (80 days) Pre 1890 Tennessee heirloom reportedly of Cherokee Indian origin. Passed down from J D Green to Craig LeHoullier to Seed Savers Exchange. Large, 10-12 oz, beautiful, deep dusky rose color. Absolutely delicious, sweet and rich flavor. Disease resistant, Southern heirloom.


 
Costoluto Genovese tomatoes

Costoluto Genovese

IND (78 days) Unique, Italian, main season tomato. A classic component of the cuisine of the Piedmont region of Italy. 8 oz deep red flattened globes with heavily scalloped edges, juicy and full flavored. Great for slicing, or cooking down into rich and pungent sauce. Disease resistant and heat loving, vigorous vines bear heavy yields of this specialty tomato.


 
Dr. Wyche's Yellow tomatoes

Dr. Wyche's Yellow

IND (85 days) One of the best yellow beefsteaks, turning golden yellow when mature. Meaty and dense with a deep and richly complex taste. Dr. Wyche lived on a mountainside near a zoo and liberally fertilized with zoo doo creating lush gardens.



 
Eva Purple Ball tomatoes

Eva Purple Ball

IND (75 days) late 1800's heirloom from Black Forest region of Germany. Smooth, round, tender, 6-8 oz pinkish-red fruit, juicy, delicious, all purpose tomato. Outstanding performance in all climates, with excellent disease resistance.



 
Garden Peach tomatoes

Garden Peach

IND (80 days) Small, 2-3 oz yellow tomatoes with pinkish blush and slightly fuzzy, just like a peach. Sweet and fruity flavor. This heirloom must be grown to be appreciated.


 
German Johnson tomatoes

German Johnson

IND 78 days. Old heirloom from NC and VA. Large, nicely shaped 1 lb. red fruit. Meaty with few seeds. Great old time flavor. Good for slicing and canning. Very productive.


 
Green Grape tomatoes

Green Grape

IND 78 days. What a delicious tomato! These small grape size fruits are green when ripe, a vibrant, magical green like a forbidden fruit. The flavor is out of this world - sweet yet rich and balanced. Harvest when the fruits begin to turn slightly gold-yellow. Great yields and some disease tolerance. My favorite 'new' find!


 
Green Zebra tomatoes

Green Zebra

IND (80 days) Unusual, and visually exquisite tomato, beautiful chartreuse, with deep lime green stripes, delicious, tangy, 3-4 oz fruit, perfect for slicing into wedges for salads. Developed by tomato breeder Tom Wagner of Tater Mater Seeds. A favorite of chefs and specialty markets


 
Hungarian Paste tomatoes

Hungarian Paste

IND (80 days) We love paste tomatoes that are good to eat fresh, and this one is delicious both fresh and in sauce. Beats Amish Paste hands down for flavor and texture. Rich red color, abundant fruits and a hard to find variety make this one an excellent choice for your garden.


 
Jaune Flamme; tomatoes

Jaune Flammé

IND (70-80 days) Small, 2-3 oz. tomatoes with very big taste that bursts in your mouth. Uniquely colored tomato, orange skin with reddish interior, like a blood orange. Very high yields on this fairly resistant plant from France.



 
Jersey Devil tomatoes

Jersey Devil

IND (80 days) Hard to find, old variety fondly remembered by many gardeners for its 4-6" long, tapered red fruit, shaped like banana peppers. Very meaty and sweet, with few seeds. Great for sauce, salsas and fresh eating. Gorgeous red, impressive yields, wonderful taste.


 
June Pink tomatoes

June Pink

IND (85 days) Beefsteak size with a rich, deep garnet color. Like Cherokee purple but bigger! Delicious fresh tomato, excellent balance of flavors, lots of 'meat' but juicy too. Great yields of large fruits will keep you and your neighbors in tomato sandwiches all summer long!


 
Large Pink Bulgarian tomatoes

Large Pink Bulgarian

IND (85 days) Gorgeous, deep pink fruit against rich green foliage combined with superb taste. Flavor is big and bold yet complex, sublime. Flesh is firm and dense. Average 1 lb. but can reach 3 lbs. Loads up early with blemish free fruit in tight clusters.



 
Martino's Roma tomatoes

Martino's Roma

DET (75 days) This Italian heirloom produces overwhelming yields of 2-3 oz Romas on plants with heavy cover of deep green, rugose foliage. Typical paste tomato flavor.


 
Matt's Wild Cherry tomatoes

Matt's Wild Cherry

IND (85 days) Finally we're offering this amazing tiny cherry tomato. Legendary producer and disease resistant tomato. Matt's Wild Cherry is the only cherry you'll need, with enormous clusters of fruits giving you delicious fruits all the way to frost, and beyond! An incredibly tough tomato with great flavor. Join the team and cheer for Matt's Wild!



 
Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter tomatoes

Mortgage Lifter, Radiator Charlie's

IND (79 days) A legendary tomato developed by M C Byles (Radiator Charlie), in the early 1930s in Logan WV. It was in such demand that he sold the plants for $1.00 apiece. His grandson, Edward Martin, is working to provide us the REAL story and the REAL seeds from this classic tomato. The large, slightly flattened, pink-red tomatoes can average 2-1/2 lbs. They are meaty and very flavorful. A must grow.



 
Opalka tomatoes

Opalka

IND (75 days) One of the best long, red, paste or sauce tomatoes. Sweet, refreshing taste, can be eaten fresh off the vine. Vigorous plant with high yields of 6-8 oz., 4-6", red, elongated fruit. From Poland.



 
 
Peacevine Cherry tomatoes

Peacevine Cherry

IND (75 days) Unbelievable cherry tomato. Produces tresses of small 3/4" delicious red tomatoes. Just keeps on producing. Uniquely high in vitamin C, and gamma amino butyric acid, a body sedative that calms jitters!



 
Persimmon tomatoes

Persimmon

IND (80 days) Beautiful, persimmon colored , rose-orange fruits, range from 1 - 2 lbs. Deep oblate fruit, quite meaty, with few seeds, and a taste that's fruity, and out of this world. A real favorite.



 
Principe Borghese tomatoes

Principe Borghese

DET (75 days) "The traditional Italian tomato for drying!". Traditionally grown in Southern Italy, these 2" long, red, plum shaped tomatoes bear heavily, ripen early, and hold well on the plant. Meaty with little juice and few seeds. Unbelievable! Sweet, tart, tomato essence is beautifully concentrated when dried!


 
Red Peach tomatoes

Red Peach

IND (75 days) We loved Garden Peach so much we had to trial Red Peach and were very pleased with the results. Like Garden Peach, this one is fuzzy and sweet, but a lovely rose/red instead of peach/yellow. Appears to have more disease-tolerance than Garden Peach and is just as prolific. These are more than just a novelty tomato. They are delicious fresh and great for sauces though they are not a paste tomato.


 
 
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Riesentraube

IND (75 days) Most unusual German heirloom red cherry saved by Carolyn Male. Originally from East Germany, but also grown by PA Dutch as early as 1850's. The name means "giant bunch of grapes." Bouquet type blossoms turn into bunches of 20-40 small, oval, red fruit with pointed ends. Excellent, full flavored taste similar to that of beefsteak tomatoes.



 
Rutgers tomatoes

Rutgers

IND (75 days) An old fashion classic developed in the 1920's. Delicious old timey flavor, highly productive. 6-10 oz juicy red tomatoes. Great for canning.


 
 
Striped German tomatoes

Striped German

IND (78 days) Incredibly beautiful tomato with flavor to match. Huge, bicolored and ribbed fruit. Yellow with red starting at blossom end. Striking slicer with fruity taste. A must!



 
Tappy's Heritage tomatoes

Tappy's Heritage

IND (78 days) What a great, old-fashioned tomato. The flavor is so balanced and fresh it won my heart in this year's trials. Such a great, all around tomato. Beautiful, juicy, rich, good producer. In our efforts to offer more red globe tomatoes we sought this one out and it beat Tappy's Finest hands down for production, flavor, and disease resistance. Great canning tomato or fresh off the vine. Try this one, you will be so pleased!



 
Thai Pink tomatoes

Thai Pink

IND (75 days) One of our favorites! Small, oval, 2 inch, iridescent pink fruit. Flesh is smooth and sweet with real tomato flavor. Incredible yields. Heirloom from Thailand. Hard to find, but definitely worth growing.



 
Vinson Watt's tomatoes

Vinson Watt's

 

This is our favorite 'new' variety for 2013
IND (75 days) The only thing 'wrong' with this tomato is the name starts with a V so you're just now getting to it. This is THE taste test winner of all 62 varieties we grew in 2012. This is the tomato that makes you fall in love with heirloom tomatoes all over again. Perfect balance of flavor and texture with a glowing rose color that seduces you from halfway across the field. Disease tolerant, great production, huge beautiful beefsteak fruits. Effusive praise falls from your lips in between bites. I can't believe it took me so long to discover this heirloom! Try it for yourself and you'll be writing long paragraphs about it too!

 


 
Yellow Pear tomatoes

Yellow Pear

IND (75 days) Eye catching heirloom documented pre-1800's, shaped exactly like little yellow pears. 1-2 oz fruit is sweet and mild, low in acid. Children might think of them as garden candy. Fruit born in heavy clusters on large sprawling plants.


 

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