Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum)
Tomatoes with retracted styles (female part) limits cross pollination and may totally exclude foreign pollen. Potato-leaved and beefsteak types tend to have protruding styles so care must be taken when these are grown in proximity. Tomato seed can be fermented to aid in cleaning and disease control. Viable seed will sink in the water.
Available list- 20 seeds for 5.00$ (send a note as to which one(s) you would like):
Hilldale Hutterite- possibly of Montana origin, which would explain why it does good in out short growing season.
White brandywine- Low acid enhances the flavor of the almost pure white fruit.
Brandywine- One of the most adaptable and tastiest tomato varieties.
Hawaiian pineapple – One of my favs. The whole fruit is red-yellow bicolored. Hard to say if it tastes like a pineapple but who am I to make judgments.
Farmer reds- Not too sure the story of this one but it does well for us.
Aunt Gertie’s Gold- Fairly early yellow fruit.
Winsall- Similar to brandywine.
Russian love- Probably derived from the many oxheart types with similar names.
Provenzano – A commercial Italian cultivar similar to Des Andes in shape (yet not as oblong) but higher yielding.
Ignatious paste- From a local gardener in Guelph.
Johnson’s German- Likes it a bit warmer than here but quite adaptable for an indeterminate beefsteak.
Trifele Black- Large brown pear shaped fruits with green shoulders.
Beauty- Fruit live up to your highest expectations.
Romeo- Large paste tomato similar to Provenzano but with more girth. Loves the heat.
Cherry roma- Commercial cultivar with high productivity of cherry sized fruits. Flavor is subpar but very crack resistant.
Scarlett o’herring- Not sure about the origins of this one but it does well for us.
Brown Pear- Similar to Trifele black but smaller fruit.
Babywine- Smaller sized standard red tomato born on clusters of fruit.
Big Red- Large perfect fruit selection from Big Beef.
Oma’s Oxheart- Similar to the Russian love but sourced from Em’s Oma. Seed of unknown origin.
Opas- Considered a German type by Em’s Opa. Large red fruits.
Amish paste- Larger than the typical paste. Multi-purpose following true Amish style.
Cuostralee- Too late for us. We have a few seeds left. Will you save this heirloom for us?
Garden lime- Yellow-green fruit.
Fireball- Late medium red fruits.
Debbie- Mid-season beefsteak; polish heirloom.
Wes- Large heart shaped fruits. Noted for taste however too late for us rot set in during post harvest ripening.
Red Peach- Small red fuzzy sweet fruit.
Earl’s Faux- Mid-season pink beefsteak. Potato leaves.
Velue Striee- Mid-season red and yellow striped medium fruits.
Tidwell German- Mid-season pink beefsteak.
Barnes Mountain yellow- Late season greenhouse type with yellow-orange beefsteak fruit.
Gary O’ Sena- Dark red-purple beefsteak fruit on early plants.
Benewah- Early PNW origins. Small red fruit on determinant plants.
Principe Borghese- High yields of red salad type fruits on early determinant plants.
All Red- Medium red fruit.
Granny Cantrell’s German- Pink-red beefsteak fruits. Large plants that prefer the heat. Known for flavor.
Carbon- Large dark red-purple fruits. Known for flavor.
Cornue Des Andes- late season paste tomato.