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Tommy Toe Tomato Seeds QTY. 25 (Indeterminate)

The Tommy Toe tomato is an old heirloom from the Ozarks. It is a prolific viney tomato that produces red 1 in. size tomatoes. Good hearty old time tomato flavor in fact it has won various awards. Holds up well in summer. A nice one to try in your garden.

  • QTY: 25
  • Seed Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2″
  • Germination Temperature: 70-85
  • Days to Germination: 6-9
  • Row Spacing: 60″
  • Plant Spacing: 18-36″
  • 100′ Row Yield: 75 lb
  • Sun: Full
  • Harvest time: 80 days

How to Save Seeds

Tomatoes are self pollinating, so separate by 50 ft is sufficient. Harvest tomatoes when ripe and you can even let them set for a week or so before saving seeds. Once you are ready to harvest simply cut in half scoop out seeds and pulp into a mason jar of water for fermenting. Then seal jar with a lid and place in and warm place out of direct sunlight. After 5 to 7 days of fermenting pour out seeds floating on top of the water along with mold and then pour rest of the good seeds, on the bottom, over a fine mess strainer to catch them. Dry well in fine mesh or paper towels but turn often so they don’t stick to paper.

TOMATO

Indeterminate – These are the ramblers, producing vigorous vines that can reach 10ft. in height and do best when they are staked or trellised. They produce fruit continuously throughout the season.

Seed count: Average 9000 seeds per ounce (varies widely, however, from 6000 to 15000 seeds per ounce)
All varieties listed are open pollinated, unless indicated.
Plants are individually packed in 2in. pots and will be shipped when available and appropriate for your area. There is no minimum order. Please email [email protected] to check availability and scheduled shipping dates. For more information on plant shipping, see our FAQ’s at the main menu.
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RED SLICING

Abe Lincoln (77 days) Indeterminate. Bright red 1lb fruits are meaty with few seeds. A favorite heirloom for slicing.

#3956 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 30 seeds
#P-3956A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Arkansas Traveler (85 days) Indeterminate. This heirloom slicing tomato can be traced back to the Ozarks in the mid 1800s. Juicy, mild fruits are huge: up to 1-1/2 pounds, and resist cracking.

#316 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 30 seeds
#P316A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Beefsteak (115 Days) Indeterminate. Excellent slicing tomato. Bright red, solid meaty heirloom tomato.

#1024 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 35 seeds
#Bz-1024 Bulk seed 1oz $19.79
#B4z-1024 Bulk seed 4oz $35.42
#B1-1024 Bulk seed 1 lb. $99.35
#P1024A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Belgian Giant (110 Days) Indeterminate. Monster solid red tomatoes can reach 5lbs, with most coming in at just under 2 pounds.Huge yields. Heirloom

#1100 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds
#P1100A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Big Boy (78 days) Indeterminate. Hybrid. One pound red fruit; Firm and thick walled.

#815 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 30 seeds
#B500-815 Bulk seed 500 seeds $19.99
#Bm-815 Bulk seed 1000 seeds $35.99
#P815A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Bigger Girl (75 days) Indeterminate. F-1 Hybrid. Large 12 ounce deep oblate red fruit. Resists cracking and taste great.

#5291 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 30 seeds

Bonnie Best (75-90 days) Indeterminate. This was the standard canning tomato in the early 1900s. Round red fruits have good flavor. Heirloom.

#613 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#B250-613 Bulk seed 250 count $13.79
#P613A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Box car Willie (80 days) Indeterminate. Smooth red 8 ounce juicy fruit. Very heavy cropper. Disease resistant.

#5292 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P-5292A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Celebrity (70 days) Determinate. Hybrid. This AAS winner has 7oz deep oblate fruits with good all-around disease resistance (F 1&2, V, TMV, N, ASC). Favorite Midwest variety. Firm flavorful fruits.

#3944 Packet $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#B500-3944 Bulk seed 500 seeds $28.79
#Bm-3944 Bulk seed 1000 seeds $48.42

Costoluto Genovese (85 days) Indeterminate. Large red tomato with deep ridges. Heavy yields. Good taste. Great for juice. Heat and cold tollerant.

#5293 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 30 seeds

Druzba (80 days) Indeterminate. Round red 4 inch fruit. Tart flavor. Bulgarian heirloom

#5294 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 30 seeds

German Atomic (95 days) Indeterminate. OP. 14 ounce red slicing tomato with thick skin. Good shipping variety.

#3957 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Livingston’s Favorite (76-90 days) Indeterminate. Now a rarely found heirloom, this variety was originally introduced by Livingston’s Seeds in 1886. 6-10oz. red fruits have a wonderful taste.

#615 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds

Lutescent (Possum tomato) (75-80 days) Indeterminate. To ensure its survival, this crazy tomato plays possum and pretends that its ill. The leaves are a pale yellow and curled slightly; the fruit begins a pale green, then turns white, yellow, orange and finally red. Good taste. A real oddity! Recorded introduction in 1897 by Livingston Seed Company.

#317 Packet, $4.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds
#P317A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Marglobe (80 Days) Indeterminate. Fruits are deep red in color weighing about 6 ounces each. Round, slightly flattened shape. Heirloom.

#1108 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1108A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Marmande (75 Days) Indeterminate. An old French heirloom producing 8-10 ounce round red fruits with excellent full tomato taste. Dependable.

#988 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Moskvich (62 days) Indeterminate. Very early variety with 6oz. deep red fruits. Cold tolerant.

#1334 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1334A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Old Brooks (70 days) Indeterminate. Heirloom. Medium sized round red fruits are used primarily for canning or processing. Fruits ripen uniformly and are produced throughout the season. Disease resistant vines.

#4258 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds

Old German (75 Days) Indeterminate. Heirloom from the Mennonites of West Virginia, producing large 1-1/2 to 2-lb. fruits, slightly elongated, yellow with pink stripes.

#1036 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1036A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Oregon Spring (60 days) Indeterminate. Hybrid Seedless ultra early type with 7oz red fruits. Good slicing variety.

#4057 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds

Paragon (80-90 days) Indeterminate. This ancestor of the modern tomato was developed by Livingston Seeds and first offered in 1870. Fruits are round, red, and have a wonderful taste. Dependable producer. Heirloom.

#621 Packet, $4.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds

Patano (80 days) Indeterminate. Heirloom from northern Italy, 12oz red beefsteak type fruits with green shoulders. Sweet & juicy.

#1502 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds
#P1502A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Red Calabash (80-90 days) Indeterminate. Rare variety from Chiapas, Mexico, documented in a 1793 painting by Philadelphia artist Raphael Peale. Thin skinned slightly flattened fruits with some pleating.

#319 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds
#P319A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Red Pomodoro (Red Pear) (70 Days) Indeterminate. Import from northern Italy bears 8-18 ounce pear shaped red fruits with heavy ribbing. Beefsteak type.

#987 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
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Red Strawberry (80 Days) Indeterminate. Large 10 ounce red heart shaped fruits, meaty and solid. Good for sauces or slicing.

#992 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Reif Red Heart (75 days) Indeterminate. 12oz. red fruits. Firm, meaty with few seeds.

#1341 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Rio Grande (80 days) Determinate. Long blocky red pear shaped tomatoes with a rich flavor and disease resistance. Tolerates summer heat and dry weather. Great processing tomato.

#4258 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Rutgers Tomato (Jersey) (74 days) Indeterminate Heirloom variety introduced in 1934. Slightly flattened red fruits mature early. Great for slicing and cooking.

#320 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#Bz-320 Bulk seed 1oz $11.79
#B4z-320 Bulk seed 4oz $29.99
#P320A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Schimmeig Striped Hollow (80 days) Indeterminate. Hollow stuffing tomato. Shaped like a bell pepper. Red with light gold streaks. Heirloom.

#825 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P825A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Silvery Fir Tree (60-70 days) Determinate. This rare heirloom from Russia has lovely feathery silver foliage and produces delicious 6oz red fruits. Heirloom.

#321 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds
#P321A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Stupice (75 days) Indeterminate. This import from the Czech Republic has potato leaves and dozens of 2-1/2in. red clustered fruits. Very early variety that produces well in cooler weather.

#1107 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1107A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Sun Touched (70 days) Indeterminate. Two inch green-orange fruit. The real eye catcher is the varigated foliage (green leaves with white edges).

#5299 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Super Sioux (90 days) Indeterminate. A hard to find heavy producer of 4-6oz fruits. Does very well in a wide variety of conditions (drought,cool weather). Good choice for high altitudes.

#2573 Packet, $4.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#Bz-2573 Bulk seed 1oz $35.79
#P2573A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Thessaloniki (68 days) Indeterminate. Rare heirloom from the Greek island whose name it bears. Fruit is red, round 8-10oz and produced prolifically. Resisant to cracking.

#322 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds
#P322A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Tiffen Mennonite (80 days) Indeterminate. Large dark pink beefsteak tomato. Smooth texture, sweet flavor.

#5298 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Wisconsin 55 (70 days) Indeterminate. Introduced by the University of Wisconsin in 1955, this all purpose red tomato was bred as a shipper. One of the last commercial open-pollinated.

#5300 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Zapotec Pleated (85-95 days) Indeterminate. Rare heirloom variety from the Zapotec people of Mexico. Large flattened fruits with deep pleating. Prolific and delicious.

#323 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds
#P323A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

PURPLE & PINK TOMATOES

Black From Tula (85 days) Indeterminate. 4-5 inch flattened fruits are a dark mahogany color, bumpy and have a smoky flavor. Good variety for hot weather. Russian heirloom.

#616 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P616A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Black Krim (90 days) Indeterminate. 12oz dark red-purple fruits, slightly flattened on the ends, with green shoulders. Interesting taste with a slight saltiness.

#1257 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1257A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Black Prince (80 days) Indeterminate. Heirloom. Deep red 2 inch fruits are slightly oval, juicy. Russian heirloom.

#3940 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Brandywine (80 days) Indeterminate. One of the best known heirloom varities. Deep pink skin, red flesh.

#612 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#Bz-612 Bulk seed 1oz $50.79
#B4z-612 Bulk seed 4oz $139.31
#P612A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Bull’s Heart (90 days) Indeterminate. Huge 3-pound pink fruits. Originates from Russia. Heirloom.

#617 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P617A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Caspian Pink (80 days) Indeterminate. This Russian heirloom was brought to the US after the cold war ended. Large 10-12 oz beefsteak type fruits ripen from the bottom up. Full flavor, sweet & juicy.

#325 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds
#P325A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Cherokee Purple (80 days) Indeterminate. Heirloom originating with the Cherokee nation. Large slightly flattened beefsteak-type fruit weighing in at 12-18 oz are a dusky rose color and have a smoky flavor.

#326 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P326A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Debaro Red Russian Plum (80 days) Indeterminate. This Russian heirloom tastes very much like the Black Russian Plum, but ripes to a deep red. Makes a good sauce.

#349 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#B500-349 Bulk seed 500 seeds $32.79
#Bm-349 Bulk seed 1000 seeds $49.99
#P349A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Der Dutchman (110 Days) Indeterminate. This old heirloom was nearly extinct until resurected by Gleckers Seedsman in 1958. Fruits are large (up to 3lbs)and pink in color. Good slicing variety.

#1106 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Mortgage Lifter (Radiator Charlie) (80 days) Indeterminate. M. C. Byles operated a radiator shop at the bottom of a steep hill in West Virginia on which trucks would overheat on a regular basis. When the depression arrived in 1927, Byles found himself with a mortgage that he could not seem to pay. Being an industrious sort of fellow, he collected 4 of the largest types of tomatoes he could find, spent 6 years, crossed them and produced this huge red beefsteak tomato packed with flavor and few seeds. He sold the plants at $1 each and paid off his mortgage in 6 years.

#318 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#Bm-318 Bulk seed 1000 seeds $28.99
#P318A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Oaxacan Pink (75-85 days) Indeterminate. This rare variety from Mexico was revived from a single fruit in 1986. Slightly flattened pink fruits have a full tomato taste. Lovely color. Heirloom

#327 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds
#P327A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Pruden’s Purple (85 days) Indeterminate. Heirloom variety with 1-lb dark pink fruits with crimson flesh. Resists cracking and has few seeds.

#1263 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1263A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Soldacki (75 days) Indeterminate. Heirloom with dark pink, slightly flattened fruits weighing 1lb. Thin skin and firm flesh. Low acid.

#1264 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1264A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

STRIPED, YELLOW & ORANGE TOMATOES

Amana Orange (85 days) Indeterminate. Heirloom. Large 12 ounce beefsteak type fruits are bright orange in color with a mild low-acid flavor.

#4251 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Azoychka (80 days) Indeterminate. Heirloom from Russia producing 8oz flavorful yellow fruits. Great for slicing. Very productive vines.

#4252 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Garden Peach (75 days) Heirloom. Round yellow fruits are slightly fuzzy and blushed red, like a peach. Mild sweet 3oz fruits. Good keeping type.

#4256 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Hillbilly (75-80 days) Indeterminate. This is our favorite slicing tomato. Fruit of this potato-leafed heirloom from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia can weigh as much as 1-1/2 pounds. Slightly flattened, one delicious yellow/red streaked slice will cover an entire sandwich. Heavy producer and the fruits resist cracking. Not a good keeping tomato, however.

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#329 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P329A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Marvel Striped (90-110 days) Indeterminate. Traditional heirloom of the Zapotec people of Oaxaca. Sweet yellow fruits, 10-16oz, slightly flattened and pleated. Few seeds.

#330 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds
#P330A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Mr. Stripey (85 days) Indeterminate. This heirloom from the Appalachian mountains of Virigina dates from the early 1800s. 12- 48oz fruits are yellow streaked with red.

#331 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P331A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Nebraska Wedding (90 days) Indeterminate. 4in. orange fruits with a sweet acid flavor. Good keeper.

#1259 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1259A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Orange Banana (85 days) Indeterminate. 4in.. long paste tomatoes with pointed ends. Excellent for drying.

#1260 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1260A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Orange Jubilee (85 days) Indeterminate. Slightly flattened bright orange 8oz. fruits Heavy yields. Heirloom.

#1500 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1500A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Orange Oxheart (90 days) Indeterminate. Old heirloom rarely seen these days with medium 8oz. fruits, bright orange. Meaty and tasty.

#1261 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1261A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Persimmon (80 days) Indeterminate. Large 2 pound orange fruits resemble persimmons. Heirloom variety from Russia.

#619 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P619A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Pineapple (75-80 days) Indeterminate. An Amish heirloom dating to the early 1900s, this variety bears 8-12oz oxheart shaped fruits with thick flesh and few seeds. Yellow with red streaks. Good for slicing or for paste. One of the sweetest of the striped varieties.

#332 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P332A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Taxi Yellow (64 days) Determinate. Compact vines produce firm baseball-sized bright yellow fruits. Good producer.

#624 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P624A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Yellow Brandywine (100 days) Indeterminate. Fuzzy potato leafed variety with yellow fruits weighing up to 1lb.

#1378 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Yellow Perfection (British Perfection) (75 days) Indeterminate. This rare potato-leafed heirloom variety from England is prolific and produces bright yellow thin skinned juicy cherry tomatoes. Perfect for salads or for snacking.

#334 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds

GREEN & WHITE TOMATOES

Aunt Rubys German Green (80 days) Indeterminate. This heirloom was saved from extinction by Ruby Arnold of Greenville, TN. Beefsteak-type fruits remain green even when ripe and have a spicy flavor.

#335 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds
#P335A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Granny Smith (80 days) Indeterminate. Rich green when ripe, but has a rich tomato taste. 8oz fruit.

#1258 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1258A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Green Grape (80 days) Indeterminate. Prolific cherry type tomato with 1oz yellow-green fruits. Sweet.

#4056 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Green Zebra (80 days) Determinate. Heirloom with 2-1/2in. green fruits with darker green vertical stripes. Sweet acidic flavor. Keeps fairly well after picking.

#1379 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1379A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

White Wonder (75-85 days) Indeterminate. OP – This heirloom tomato was re-introduced in 1982. Round, slightly flat fruits with a creamy white flesh and skin. A low acid variety for those who have problems with other tomatoes.

#336 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P336A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

PASTE TOMATOES

Amish Paste (85 days) Indeterminate. OP – Amish heirloom rediscovered in Wisconsin. 8oz oxheart fruits with great flavor.

#337 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds

Black Russian Plum (80 days) Indeterminate. This rare Russian heirloom is our favorite mid-sized tomato and has an outstanding taste. Oval fruits ripen to brown and the fruits hold their shape when chopped. Makes wonderful salsas and cooks into delicious tomato sauce.

#324 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds
#P324A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Gilbertie paste (85 days) Indeterminate. An heirloom. Seven inch long, slender, solid tomato. Great for sauces or stew.

#5295 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Pearson Improved VF (85 days) Indeterminate. Meaty fruits make the perfect paste. Preferred by growers as it is deisease resistant and prolific.

#3488 Packet, $4.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#Bz-3488 Bulk seed 1oz $49.79

Polish Torpedo (Olpaka) (85 days) Indeterminate. A sweet, meaty paste tomato from Poland. Shaped like elongated plum tomatoes, these odd looking fruits are packed with a great tomato flavor. Heirloom

#338 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds
#P338A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Porter (90 days) Indeterminate. Heirloom. 2oz plum tomatoes on vigorous vines. Drought resistant. High yields. A favorite for canning, sauces and juice.

#4053 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Principe Borghese (75 days) Determinate. The perfect tomato for drying. Fruits are plum shaped, meaty with few seeds. Heirloom.

#1262 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P1262A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Red Fig (85 days) Indeterminate. This early American heirloom bears 1 1/4 inch red pear shaped fruit. It was often preserved by drying like a fig. Excellent drying tomato.

#5297 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Roma VF (80 days) Determinate. The old standard paste tomato with rich, meaty plum type tomatoes on heavy yielding plants.

#3489 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#B4z-3489 Bulk seed 4oz $29.89
#B1-3489 Bulk seed 1lb. $53.79

Yellow Plum (95 days) Indeterminate. Bright yellow, plum shaped 3in. fruits with 2 distinct chambers. Good sauce tomato. Heirloom.

#1380 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#Bz-1380 Bulk seed 1 oz $24.39
#B4z-1380 Bulk seed 4 oz. $50.79
#P1380A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

CHERRY AND SALADETTE TYPES

Bonsai Tomato (65 days) Determinate. Hybrid. Midsize 1/2inch red fruits on very compact vines perfect for patios or containers. Productve and disease resistant.

#4253 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Black Cherry (65 days) Indeterminate. Tall vigorous plant. 3/4inck black fruit

#5288 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Brown berry (75 days) Indeterminate. Earthy brown cherry tomatoes are very sweet. Heavy producer.

#5205 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Ildi (53 days) Indeterminate. Super early red grape tomatoes. Huge yield, sometimes over 650 fruits per plant. Long lasting on or off the vine.

#5289 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Jelly bean red tomato (66 days) Indeterminate. Bite size 3/4 ounce red grape fruit. Large clusters of 20 to 30 fruit. Very sweet. Highly disease resistant.

#5273 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Mexican Midget (65 days) Indeterminate. Hundreds of 1/2″ fruits. Heirloom tomato with rich flavor.

#5427 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 30 seeds

Micro Tom (80 days) Determinate. Super small dwarf plant. Bear tiny red fruit. Perfect for pots or window sill.

#5285 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Snow white Tomato (75 days) Indeterminate. Ivory-white 1 1/2 inch round fruit. Ripens to pale yellow. Very sweet. Great for snacking.

#5287 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
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Snowberry (74 days) Indeterminate. Creamy yellow 1 to 2 ounce fruit. Great salad variety.

#5284 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Tumbling Tom (45 days) Determinate. Cascading red cherry tomatoes are perfect for patio basket. High early yields.

#5286 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Sweet Pea Tomato(75 days) Indeterminate. Teenie weenie red fruits, under 1/2″. Clean tomato flavor. Large trusses. High yields with 100s of fruits. Great garnish.

#5428 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Broad Ripple Currant (75 days) Indeterminate. This unusual variety was discovered growing in a crack in the street at 56th and College in Indianapolis, IN. Actually a cherry tomato, not a currant variety, this type is prolific, producing literally hundreds of 1/2in. yellow fruits.

#339 Packet, $4.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds

Chadwick Cherry (85 days) Indeterminate. Heirloom. Large 1-1/2 inch red fruits are produced in abundance and are sweet and juicy. Full tomato flavor.

#4254 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds

Fox Cherry (80-90 days) Indeterminate. This rare potato-leafed variety is the perfect cherry tomato! Hundreds of 1/2oz red fruits with full tomato flavor. Heirloom.

#340 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds

Juliet Tomato(80 days) Indeterminate. Vigorous vines produce fruits that resemble tiny plum tomatoes. Sweet & juicy.

#341 Packet $3.50 Approximately 20 seeds
#P341A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Reisentraube (80 days) Indeterminate. Heirloom from the Pennsylvania Dutch grown as early as 1856. Dozens of 1 inch red fruits with a nipple on the blossom end.

#618 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P618A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Sungold (57 days) Indeterminate. Hybrid. Orange sweet cherry type tomato with a unique taste. Vigorous plants and a prolific producer.

#1199 Packet $4.50 Approximately 20 seeds
#P1199A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Super Sweet 100 (65 days) Interminate. Hybrid. Hundreds of 1 inch red fruits cover these heavily producing plants. V,F tolerant. Sweet flavor with high vitamin C content.

#3953 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 20 seeds

Tommy Toe (70-80 days) Indeterminate. Plants are vigorous and produce hundreds of 1-1/2in. red fruits – Great for salads or snacking. Wonderful taste. Heirloom.

#342 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#P342A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Yellow Pear (70-80 days) Indeterminate. OP – This heirloom has been a favorite cherry variety for over 150 years. Low in acid, high in flavor, the bright yellow fruits are sweet and juicy – the perfect snack. Fruits appear all season long. The vines are extremely vigorous and can grow up to 8ft. long.

#343 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 30 seeds
#Bz-343 Bulk seed 1oz $21.79
#B4z-343 Bulk seed 4oz $52.31
#P343A One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50

Tomatoes belong to the Nightshade family, Solonaceae, along with peppers, eggplants and potatoes. Wild ancestors of today’s tomatoes originated in South America and were introduced into European gardens in the 16th century as ornamentals. The Mesoamericans used the fruits as food, but Europeans did not, believing the fruits to be poisonous and preferring to use them as table centerpieces. The first varieties seem to have been yellow and the fruits were called Love Apples or Golden Apples. The Italians may have been the first to promote the fruit as food. Thomas Jefferson sent seeds back to America from France and mentioned growing tomatoes at Monticello in 1781, but they were still relatively unknown in America. In the middle 1800s their popularity increased and by the early 1900s they were a garden staple, being grown in hundreds of varieties, shapes and colors.

Tomatoes can be propagated either by seed or by taking cuttings. Cuttings can be taken from side shoots and placed in sand in a cold frame where they are kept warm and the sand moist. The cuttings will root readily. Seeds can be sown directly into prepared soil in the spring once the soil has warmed to about 65F (see the Propagation – Soil temperature Graph below) or transplants can be grown for planting in the garden. For transplants, sow seed in pots or trays in a greenhouse or warm place in the spring 8-10 weeks before outdoor planting is expected. Prepare the soil by placing sand or drainage material in the bottom, then topping with a fine sifted soil (equal parts of sterile sphagnum peat and loam or humus is an excellent choice) or use a commercial soilless peat based medium. Shade the trays and keep the soil moist, but not soggy at about 70-80F. Seed will germinate very slowly when the soil is cool. When the seedlings emerge, remove the shade cover and allow them full sun. Grow on in the greenhouse or warm location at 60-75F at night and 70-85F during the day. When the seedlings have developed their second pair of leaves, transplant to larger containers or flats that allow them adequate space to grow. Use a soil consisting of equal parts humus or peat moss, loam, and sand. Add bone meal at the rate of 1 pound per bushel of soil mix. Water just enough to keep the soil from drying out. Gradually harden off the plants, lowering the temperatures.

Transplant in full sun to the garden when all danger of frost is past and the soil has warmed to about 60F. Soil should be worked with compost, humus, peat moss or leaf mold. Plant seedlings 18-36 inches apart in rows 36-48 inches apart. Try to avoid transplanting tall leggy plants – look for seedlings with a deep green color with leaves closely spaced. When planting, dig a hole deep enough to bury the plant up to the first set of leaves. Either ‘puddle‘ (fill the planting hole with water) or water thoroughly after planting. Keep the plants free of weeds and mulch the plants to conserve water and keep weeds down.

Plants may be staked using a single 2 x 2 x 8 board pounded into the ground and left projecting 5-6 ft above the ground (most commercial ‘tomato stakes’ are much too small to accommodate a full grown heirloom plant). Teepees are often used for heavy growing heirloom types. Trellises or fences can also be used. If staking the plants, as they grow, choose several main shoots and prune side shoots, then fasten the main shoots to the stake with loose ties. When the harvest season is almost over, many growers cut out the tops of the plants. This promotes the development of the final fruits of the season.

Avoid blossom end rot by keep the plants well watered during the growing season. Watch for tomato worms and other insect pests as well.

Planting companion plants such as onion, chives, garlic, mints, basil, oregano and marigolds among your tomatoes can discourage some damaging insects. Queen Anne’s Lace, parsley and dill have been used to attact predatory wasps that feed on harmful insects.

Tomatoes have been used medicinally to treat skin problems, toothache, prostate problems, headache and are a concentrated source of lycopene that can protect against heart attack.