2014 Spring Flower Fair Vegetables

Pumpkins to Tomatillo

PUMPKIN

Hijinks
Small-sized, 6 to 7 lb, globe-shaped pumpkins are just right for kids to handle. They're ideal for fall decorations, painting, and carving. The very uniform pumpkins have smooth, deep orange skin, distinctive grooves and strong, durable handles to give them a classy appearance. Notable advantages in AAS trials were very high yields, resistance to powdery mildew, easy fruit removal and excellent stem attachment. Vigorous vines spread up to 15 feet. Allow 10 feet between rows and space plants 2 to 3 feet apart in the row for maximum yields. Fruits are ready to harvest about 100 days from direct sowing or 85 days from transplant.

Luffa Gourd, Pumpkin
Grow these squash for its fibrous flesh and when dried, you'll have the best bath sponges ever! Harvest at 2" long for delectable baby vegetables. Needs at least 90 days to harvest for sponges. North of zone 6, start seeds indoors. Vines spread 12'.

SUMMER SQUASH

Honey Bear
Delicious, small size.  4" round, mini-acorn fruits are just the right size halved for single servings. Weighing just 1-1 1/4 lb. (500gm.), Honey Bear has a deliciously starchy and sweet flavor. Promising for direct marketing by name. Compact bush plant resists powdery mildew.  Avg. 3-4 fruits/plant. AAS winner.

Eight Ball
Dark green, shiny round zucchini.  Open bush plant with a long picking period. For best flavor, harvest when fruit is 2-3" diameter.

‘Golden Delight' Zucchini
Open, semi-spineless plants minimize fruit damage and are easy to pick. Golden-yellow, straightneck, zucchini-type fruits are very uniform smooth and glossy with little to no greening on their tips. Well suited for use as a baby vegetable or let them grow to optimal 7 to 8 inch size. Creamy- white flesh is tender and delicious. Widely adapted with terrific yields.

Cocozelle Bush
HEIRLOOM A bush type heirloom zucchini decorated with a dark and light green stripes. Tender, flavorful and firm greenish white flesh is best picked under 12 inches. In Italy, it is eaten extremely young and picked at 1 to 2 inches long. This variety is great for the small garden or container planting and also good for freezing and canning.

Zucchetta Ramp Tromboncino
HEIRLOOM This tasty zucchini grows like squash and will need a lot of room for its 5 foot runners. The light yellow-green fruit is slender with a bulbous end and should be harvested at about 10 inches.Leaving it on the vine can produce variously twisted squash 3 feet long and 6 inches wide. Firmer than the zucchini we're used to, the flavor is mild and delicious. Can be grown up a very strong trellis.

‘Black Beauty' Zucchini
60 days. A great improvement over the old Black Zucchini. The 3-4 foot open bushes let you see the fruit before it becomes giant-sized. Best eaten when 6-8 inches long the fruit is cylindrical, smooth, dark green, and straight. For a treat, dip blossoms in a beer batter and deep-fry.

Bush Baby
True baby zucchini.  Bush Baby's fruits are true miniatures and ready to harvest at 4-6". At this stage they are more attractive and better proportioned than full-size zucchinis used as babies. Fruits are glossy and medium dark green with stripes. Semi-open plants are relatively easy to harvest.

Sunburst Patty Pan
Yellow patty pan.  Sunburst is a good yielder of tender, rounded squash with a scallop. Appetizing color whether picked tiny, with the blossom still attached, or teacup-size. Vigorous plant. 1985 All-America Selections winner.

Spaghetti Squash
Yellow, spaghetti-like flesh.  Skin is ivory changing to pale yellow at maturity. Bake like squash or boil and fork out the flesh, topping the "spaghetti" with your favorite sauce. 3-5 lb. oblong fruit. Avg. yield: 4-5 fruits/plant.

Zucchetta Rampicante
A variety of Cucurbita moschata and has a vigorous vining growth habit. The prolific vines yield long cylindrical fruits that can reach 3 feet in length, and a single plant can produce over 20 squash. If vines are not trellised but remain on the ground, the developing fruits will curl around on themselves. Firmer texture and nuttier flavor than bush-habit summer squash varieties and range from pale green to beige depending on maturity.

WINTER SQUASH

Buttercup
Dark green, blocky, with a gray "button" on the blossom end. The medium-small, 3-5 lb., fruits have deep orange, fiberless flesh with a rich, sweet flavor. A northern New England favorite.

Delicata
Unique, 7-9" long, 3" wide, 1 1/2-2 lb., cream-colored fruits with dark green longitudinal stripes and flecks. Very sweet, excellent for stuffing and baking, even right after harvest, requiring no curing. This beautiful strain has gained a nice following in the specialty produce trade. Avg. yield: 5-7 fruits/plant.

Sweet Dumpling
Sweet, single-serving size.
Small, 4" diameter, teacup-shaped fruits average 3/4-1 lb. It has the ivory color and dark green stripes of Delicata, but in a round, flat-topped shape and dainty, single-serving size. Very sweet, tender orange flesh. Suitable for stuffing. Medium length vines. Avg. yield: 8-10 fruits/plant.

Waltham Butternut
The standard butternut.  Light tan-colored winter squash with small seed cavities and thick, cylindrical necks without crooks. Uniform fruits avg. 9" long, avg. 4-5 lb. The flesh is smooth-textured and has a unique sweet flavor, particularly after 2 months' storage. This 1970 All-America Selections winner from Massachusetts is still deservedly the most widely grown full-size butternut. Avg. yield: 4-5 fruits/plant.

Long Neck
120 Days. This squash variety is actually a relative of butternut types but with a very long neck that's packed with sweet tasting orange flesh. It matures quite late and is a full vining type. It curls when growing and can get 24-30 in. long.

SWISS CHARD

Bright Lights
Lightly savoyed, green or bronze leaves with stems of many colors including gold, pink, orange, purple, red, and white with bright and pastel variations. The flavor is milder than ordinary chard, with each color a bit different. Suitable for production year round, but somewhat less frost hardy than normal for chard. The late New Zealand amateur breeder John Eaton developed Bright Lights. AAS winner.

Lucullus
Thick, creamy-white 12 inch stalks and crinkled green leaves. Very productive and one of the best for greens.

Rhubarb Chard
A striking purplish stalk and red veined leaves distinguish this popular variety. It is characterized by quick growth, yields over a long period if frequently cut, and has a pleasing flavor.

 

TOMATO

Abraham Lincoln
Heirloom.Developed in 1923, this red, beefsteak-like tomato has delicious flavor – an excellent sandwich tomato. Indeterminate. Maturity – 105 days

Aker's West Virginia
Aker's West Virginia A very pretty, large heirloom tomato, this one tastes as good as it looks. Large, vigorous plants produce big harvests of absolutely delicious red tomatoes brimming with sweet, rich flavor. Each tomato weighs about 1 lb., and is mostly smooth with very little cracking or other blemishes. A treasured family heirloom from West Virginia. Indeterminate. 85 days.

Amana Orange
Huge heirloom beefsteak tomato named for the Amana Colonies in Iowa. These organic tomato seeds produce big, regular leaf plants that produce above average amounts of beautiful light-orange, irregular shaped (fluted) heirloom tomatoes that can grow to 2 pounds or more, with an average diameter of 5 inches. Excellent sweet, almost  tropical fruit flavors. This tomato variety has been included in my tomato garden for more than 20 years.

Amish Paste
Amish heirloom variety produces paste-type fruit with an oblong oxheart shape. 8 ounce tomatoes are solid with an outstandingly good, sweet flavor. Indeterminate. 85 days.

Anna Russian
Heirloom seed handed down to an Oregon woman from several generations of her family, along with the story that it came from a Russian immigrant. Large, juicy pinkish-red heart-shaped tomatoes consistently weigh 1 lb. or just under. Flavor is superb. Small foliage and wispy vines are typical of oxheart-type tomatoes, but this one is distinctive for its size, earliness, and juicy outstanding taste. Indeterminate. 70 days.

Aunt Ruby's German Green
HEIRLOOM Indeterminate The green fruit become amber tinged when fully ripe. Slices are lime green, resembling a sliced kiwi, and the flavor is terrific, spicy and sweet. Fruits are 5 inches by 4 inches and many weigh over a pound. This one is great!

Beefmaster
Beefmaster VFN Hybrid  One of America's favorites for the solid, meaty, flavorful red fruit that weighs up to 2 lbs. Vigorous vines and outstanding fruit taste and quality. Indeterminate. 80 days.

Beefsteak
Beefsteak  Also known as Red Ponderosa or Crimson Cushion. Produces huge, delicious, ribbed fruit on vigorous vines. Grow in wire cages for best results. Indeterminate. 96 days.

Belgium Giant
Giant Belgium #5520 Developed in Ohio, this variety is distinctive for its fruit that averages 2 lbs., but has been known to grow to an enormous 5 lbs. Tomatoes are dark pink and solid meat with smooth blossom ends and a delicious sweet flavor. Some folks make wine from these very sweet tomatoes. Indeterminate. 90 days.

Better Boy
Better Boy VFN Hybrid Rugged vines produce large crops of bright red, 12 to 16 oz. smooth, flavorful fruit. Similar to Big Boy, but with additional disease resistance. Firm and perfect for slicing. One of the best tasting, garden tomatoes available anywhere. Indeterminate. 75 days.

Better Bush VFN Hybrid
Better Bush VFN Hybrid Perfect for large containers or small gardens, this has long been a favorite choice for growing on patios, decks, and balconies. That is because the compact plants are attractive while yielding good-sized 8 oz. fruit with real tomato flavor. Stocky plants grow 3 to 4 ft. tall with an upright habit, making staking needs minimal. Compact indeterminate. 68 days.

Betterbush
These 4" fruits have that "real tomato taste" Container
friendly. Indeterminate

Big Beef (AAS)
Large, avg. 10-12 oz., mostly blemish-free, globe-shaped red fruit. They have full flavor - among the best - and ripen early for their size. Broad disease tolerance. AAS winner. Indeterminate. Packet: 40 seeds.

Big Boy
This is a big, sandwich-type slicer with smooth, bright red fruit and a flavor that everybody likes. It bears heavily in mid-season, yet the indeterminate vines continue fruiting, though not as heavily, until frost. Plants in our Alabama test garden, where conditions are excellent, have yielded 100 tomatoes each through a 10-week harvest season. Resistant to cracking. Space 24 to 36 inches apart.

Biltmore
(VFFASt) Mid-season variety with jointed stems, managable plant size and uniform ripening. Globe shaped, 8 to 10 ounce fruits are smooth with deep red exteriors and green shoulders. Matures earlier than varieties of similar size, with fully developed flavor that has proven tough to beat in farmer's market taste tests.

Bison
NEW! 65-77 Days. Originally offered by Oscar Will in 1937. Dwarf determinate plants require no staking or pruning. 3-inch, deep red fruits are produced even in cold, damp weather. Has produced as much as 40 pounds of fruit from a single plant!! Another of Dr. A.F. Yeager's triumphs. Our foundation seed came from Todd Wert and Bryce Farnsworth, and originated with the North Dakota State University breeding program.

Black Brandywine
NEW! 65-77 Days. Originally offered by Oscar Will in 1937. Dwarf determinate plants require no staking or pruning. 3-inch, deep red fruits are produced even in cold, damp weather. Has produced as much as 40 pounds of fruit from a single plant!! Another of Dr. A.F. Yeager's triumphs. Our foundation seed came from Todd Wert and Bryce Farnsworth, and originated with the North Dakota State University breeding program.

Black Cherry
One of the only round, black cherries available with a characteristic dark purplish color. One inch fruits average 1-1 1/2 oz, and are great with the sweet, rich, full flavor common to all of the Russian black tomatoes. A striking addition to cherry tomato mixes. Very productive plants. Indeterminate (Lycopersicon esculentum)

Black Early
A fairly early, black variety from France that is of medium to large size. Fruit are round to irregular in shape and of a deep purple-pink color. This variety has finely flavored flesh that is well balanced and sweet. It is a great choice for home gardeners with shorter seasons.

Black from Tula
Russian heirloom imported by SSE and offered to members in 1996. Made available commercially by SSE as part of the Russian Collection in 1998. Described by one SSE member as “the ugliest, most delicious tomato I’ve ever grown.” Good yields of brownish-red slightly flattened globes weighing up to 14 ounces. Rich full flavor, great for slicing and canning. Indeterminate, 75-85 days from transplant.

Black Krim
80 days. Dark red-purple fruit, rich sweet flavor. One of the best. It always places high in tomato taste trials. It's very juicy. An heirloom from Russia with very unique looking, large fruit. I really like the wonderful flavor. It's popular at many markets on the West Coast; also a favorite of many fine chefs.

Box Car Willie
We predict this old-timer might become your main crop variety, due to its prolific yields of smooth, reddish-orange fruits averaging a large 10 to 16 oz.! With an old-fashioned flavor you'll remember from childhood, these high-yielding, multi-use tomatoes will last throughout the season and are ideal for canning, freezing, or for home-cooked meals. Crack-free and disease resistant.

Brandywine Red
The original Brandywine introduced by Johnson and Stokes in 1889 from seeds they received from a customer in Ohio. Named after Brandywine Creek in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Large vines produce deep red 8-12 ounce fruits. Excellent flavor. Very productive. Indeterminate, 80 days from transplant.

Bush Champion
Bush Champion F1 Tomato Seeds produce big meaty tomatoes with a mouth-watering taste and are produced on extra early, compact plants. Definitely an all around winner. This variety was developed to honor the Ball Seed Company 100th anniversary. Grows to 24" tall. Use in containers or small space gardens. Yields plenty of high quality 9 to 12 oz tomatoes. Determinate. 70 days to harvest.

Carbon
90 days.Winner of the 2005 "Heirloom Garden Show" best tasting tomato award. These have won taste awards coast to coast in the last few years, so we were proud to locate a small supply of seed. The fruit are smooth, large, and beautiful, being one of the darkest and prettiest of the purple types we have seen. They seem to have an extra dose of the complex flavor that makes dark tomatoes famous

Caspian Pink
Russian heirloom variety from the area between the Caspian and Black Seas. Large, pink beefsteak fruits average 10 to 12 ounces with a plentiful set and fairly early maturity for a tomato of this type. The sweet yet rich flavor is outstanding and has prompted some tasters to compare it favorably to Brandywine. Unlike Brandywine, this variety has regularly-shaped foliage. Indeterminate. 80 days.

Celebrity (AAS)
70 days from setting out transplants. Determinate. An AAS winner and long-time favorite of Park customers, Celebrity is a superior all-around tomato with such fantastic disease resistance you can put away the sprays and soaps for good! These determinate plants are exceptionally strong, bearing masses of smooth, round, bright red tomatoes. Weighing about 8 ounces, they're very uniform (no green shoulders here!) and resist cracking.

Cheroke Chocolate
A stabilized version of Cherokee Purple, this 10 to 16 oz. mahogany-colored variety has excellent flavor and beautiful large fruit. Very productive plants are vigorous and yield a large harvest of these chocolate-colored tomatoes with the ample size and wonderful flavor associated with Cherokee Purple. Indeterminate. 75 days

Copia
These very beautiful tomatoes are a stunning combination of fine-lined golden yellow and red stripes. While visually exciting, the real treat comes when you cut them open. Their gold flesh is streaked with red and is very juicy, flavorful, and sweet. A stabilized cross between Green Zebra and Marvel Stripe, these tomatoes weigh about one pound each. They were named in honor of Copia, the American Center for Food, Wine and the Arts, in Napa California. Indeterminate. 85 days.

Costoluto Genovese
85 days. You may never find a more oddly shaped tomato, but what a great taste! The flavor is the most complex we have ever tasted, a bit on the sweet side and very juicy. A California market grower says it makes the all-time best tomato juice. This Italian heirloom has large, deep red fruit with orange shoulders that are squat and so ribbed they're nearly pleated. This compact indeterminate plant is high yielding, too.

Dr. Lyle
A grayish-green regular leaf plant with a fuzzy Angora type foliage. Very large (1 lb.+) deep pink-red beefsteak fruit that is extremely sweet and juicy. Days: 80 Size: Indeterminate Color: Pink Season: Mid-Season Type: Heirloom

Dutchman
This heirloom strain offers large purplish-pink fruit that are sweetly flavored and almost all solid meat. The tomatoes are much like those of Giant Belgium, but a little flatter in shape. Indeterminate. 85 days.

Early Girl
VF1F2. 57 days from setting out transplants. Indeterminate. Our earliest slicing tomato, Early Girl is a name gardeners have relied on for many years, and it's easy to see why. These 4- to 6-ounce fruits are ready in just 57 days -- red-skinned, smooth, and absolutely delectable! The indeterminate plants are very heavy-bearing and vigorous, with great resistance to Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt Races 1 and 2.

Early Girl Bush
(VFFNT) This "determinate sister" to popular Early Girl (00240) delivers the same desirable qualitites in a compact, patio-sized variety: an extreme earliness and huge yields of firm, meaty, flavorful fruits that are larger than Early Girl - a full 4" in diameter.

Early Girl VFF Hybrid
Comes in first as an early slicing tomato and our customers' favorite early variety. Dependable large harvests of flavorful, solid 4 to 6 oz. fruit. Disease resistance is good, contributing to its excellent performance in almost any climate. A proven variety for delicious, early tomatoes. Indeterminate. 52 days.

Early Girl VFF Improved Hybrid
Comes in first as an early slicing tomato and our customers' favorite early variety. Dependable large harvests of flavorful, solid 4 to 6 oz. fruit. Disease resistance is good, contributing to its excellent performance in almost any climate. A proven variety for delicious, early tomatoes. Indeterminate. 52 days.

Elberta Peach
This very unusual tomato variety has fuzzy grayish-white foliage punctuated by fruit that is bright orange-red, striped with gold. These tomatoes are small, about 3 ounces, and are round to plum-shaped. They have a tangy flavor that is good, but this variety will be mainly grown for its unique appearance, very attractive foliage and fruit. Determinate. 80 days.

Enormous Plum
8 to 16-oz., 3-inch wide x 7-inch long, large, red plum with good acid content. Excellent flavor long producing. A right choice for sauces. Days: 85
Size: Indeterminate Color: Red Season: Late-Season

Gardeners Delight
German-bred and prize-winning, producing long, grape-like, red, sweet, 3/4" fruits in clusters of 6 to 12. Sugar-sweet crack resistant and bears until frost. Hardy vines require staking or caging. Days: 80 Size: Indeterminate Color: Pink Season: Mid-Season Type: Heirloom

German Head
An old-time favorite with large, beefsteak-shaped, dark pink fruits, Excellent yields of fine-flavored, crack-free fruits, weighing 1 to 2 pounds. Nice fresh market variety.  Indeterminate   Maturity: 80-90

German Johnson Pink
Tomato Type: Heirloom Open Pollinated Season: Late Leaf Type: Potato Plant Type: Indeterminate Plant Height: 6 ft. Fruit Size: 12-24 oz. Fruit Shape: Beefsteak Skin Color: Bi-color Flesh Color: Bi-color Taste: Mild Availability: Commercial

German Strawberry
This German heirloom is our choice as the quintessential sandwich tomato. Delicious, uniform fruits resemble strawberries, but are much larger, averaging 10 oz. and 3-1/2" long. Solid meat has few seeds and little juice, yet delivers big on taste. Indeterminate  Maturity: 80

Giant Belgium
85 days. Lycopersicon esculentum. Plant produces good yields of huge 2 lb to 5 lb dark pink beefsteak tomatoes. Tomatoes are very sweet, are meaty, and turn dark pink when mature. A low acidity tomato that is excellent for salads, sandwiches, and canning. So huge you only need one slice per sandwich. A heirloom variety from Ohio, USA. Indeterminate.

Giant Paste
Good production of large, 6-8 oz. red, meaty, fat, elongated fruit up to 5-inches long. A superior paste tomato with good, rich flavors for cooking. More juicy than many paste tomatoes.

Gourmet Heirloom Blend
A mixture of popular heirloom varieties. Colors include yellow, orange, red, pink, green and purple as well as some bicolors. Fruits range from 6 oz. to 2 lbs. Indeterminate.

Grape
Intermediate resistance to Late Blight. 70 Days. Red Grape tomatoes offer protection to Late Blight, which other grape tomato varieties lack. The large, indeterminate plants have good leaf cover and produce big yields of grape-size fruit on multiple clusters. Red Grape's shiny red fruit is consistent for size and shape, and has the firm texture and good sweetness that grape tomatoes are known for.

Green Zebra
75 days. One of my favorite tomatoes. Beautiful chartreuse with deep lime-green stripes, very attractive. Flesh is bright green and very rich tasting, sweet with a sharp bite to it (just too good to describe!). A favorite tomato of many high class chefs, specialty markets, and home gardeners. Yield is excellent. The most striking tomato in our catalog, a real beauty. Around 3 ounces. This is the tomato colored for the Green Bay Packers.

Hillbilly
85 days. Lycopersicon esculentum. Plant produces good yields of large 2 lb orange-yellow beefsteak tomatoes with red and pink streaks. Very flavorful. Excellent for salads and sandwiches. A heirloom from West Virginia, USA. Indeterminate.

Howard German
Large harvests of 5-1/2 inch long, pointed paste tomatoes that weigh about 5 ozs. and are very meaty with a good, rich flavor. The shape is somewhat variable - most appear like a plump banana pepper, although some may look more like an elongated pear. This is an old variety, extremely productive, and great for canning, paste, or sauces. Indeterminate. 80 days.
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Hungarian Heart
Oxheart tomatoes have been popular for generations because of their excellently flavored, meaty, large tomatoes that provide lots of solid good eating with very few seeds. The fruit of Hungarian Heart follows suit, with large, pink heart-shaped tomatoes that become 1 lb. and are just luscious. As a bonus, these plants are not shy bearers, but rather quite productive for an oxheart type. Hungarian heirloom. Indeterminate. 85 days.

Husky Red
(VFFASt) The unlimited production potential of an indeterminate and the controlled growth of a determinate combine for season-long production! Compact plants are only 4 to 4-1/2 ft., with dark green, rugose foliage and strong, thick, central stems. Attractive fruits typically weigh 5 to 7 oz., and are ideal for small spaces, patios, planters and even larger pots. Dwarf indeterminate.

Isis Candy Cherry
73 days. This variety is a real taste treat! Its golden-yellow fruit, marbled with red, contains a complex blend of richness, sweetness, and fruitiness. The indeterminate plants are loaded with 1 1/2 inch fruit on short trusses in double rows of 6-8. Season-long production. Bred by Joe Bratka.

Jasper
Round, 7-10 gm. fruits are crack resistant, borne on small trusses, and store on the plant well, resisting cracking and rot. The texture is pleasantly chewy, and the flavor is sweet and rich. Plants are extra vigorous and tall, staying healthy for a long picking period. Intermediate resistance to early blight, Septoria Leaf Spot, fusarium races 1 & 2, and late blight. Indeterminate. AAS winner.

Jersey Devil
It's back! This variety was made popular many years ago by a seed company that is no longer in business. Many gardeners still remember fondly this prolific variety with 4 to 6 inch long, tapered red fruits shaped like banana peppers. The tomatoes are very meaty and sweet with few seeds -- great for sauces, salsas, or even eating fresh. Color is a gorgeous bright red and yield is impressive. Indeterminate. 80 days.

Jetstar
(VF) Prolific producer of big, globe-shaped fruits that ripen all the way through. Excellent flavor with low acidity. Nice, compact habit.

Juliet (cherry)
1999 AAS Winner. Famous for yielding the first elongated, grape-like fruits that don't crack! Clusters of unusual, sweet-flavored fruits cling to the vine longer than any other cherry tomato. Glossy, red-skinned fruits weigh 1 oz. each.

Legend
68 days. If late blight has been a problem in your garden, you should try growing Legend. Legend has shown strong tolerance of late blight fungus US8 and US11. So even in the most virulent areas, gardeners have a great chance of harvesting ripe tomatoes. Legend not only demonstrates tolerance of late blight, but is also one of the earliest maturing slicing tomato we know of. Legend produces amazingly sweet tomatoes, with just the right amount of acid flavor. The big 4-5 inch parthenocarpic fruit are glossy red, with a uniform round shape. Please keep in mind that being tolerant of blight is just that: tolerant-not immune. Bred and released by Dr. Jim Baggett at Oregon State University. Determinate.

Missouri Pink Love Apple
85 days. Indeterm. Heirloom from the Ozarks. You can't go wrong with a name like that! MPLA is a big, pink, wonderfully flavored tomato that produces plenty and is well adapted to our climate (Ozarks). Grown in the Ozarks since the civil war, this tomato has stood the test of time.

Moby Grape
Determinate. Distinctively sweet 2 inch red grape tomatoes are delicious eaten by the handful right off the vine or added to salads. Suitable for large containers. 70-80 days from transplant. F1

Moneymaker
75-80 days. An old English heirloom; greenhouse variety that produces 4-6 oz globes that are intensely red, smooth and of very high quality. This variety grows well in hot humid climates and greenhouses; sets in most any weather. Flavorful and becoming rare.

Moreton
MoretonF1Hybridseeds -In cooperation with Eastern Seed Services and Harris Seeds,we have restored Moreton F-1 hybrid, another old-time, early maturing, tasty Jersey Tomato variety long absent from the market. Moreton makes a good earlier maturing garden companion to Ramapo.  Early season, resistant to Verticillium. Indeterminate plants mature in 70 days. Medium - large sized fruit. A heavy feeder on less fertile soil. Favorite in extreme climates with short growing seasons.

Mortgage Lifter
85 days. Large, smooth, 1-lb. pink fruit have a delicious, rich, sweet taste. This variety has become very popular in recent years, after being developed by M.C. Byles of Logan, West Virginia. After crossing varieties for 6 years and selecting the best, he introduced this beauty that he named Mortgage Lifter in the 1940's after he sold plants for $1 each and paid off the $6,000 mortgage on his house. See the article in the Spring 2003 issue of "The Heirloom Gardener" magazine!

Moskvich
HEIRLOOM High quality, early-season heirloom that rivals hybrids. Excellent producer of 4-6 oz red tomatoes in just 60 days. Fruits are round to slightly flattened with a deep red color and luscious, rich flavor. Great eaten fresh or for processed. Highly resistant to cracking, making it a great pick for the greenhouse. Like all Russians, Moskovich can stand up to cool conditions. Semi-determinate (Lycopersicon esculentum)
Days to maturity: 60 days

Mountain Magic
Mountain Magic produces high yields of 2 oz., bright red, round salad tomatoes with very sweet flavor. The uniform, crack-resistant fruits may be truss harvested. Great in salads or right off the vine. Indeterminate. Days to Maturity or Bloom:   66

Mr. Stripey
Mr. Stripey's mild, sweet-tasting fruits have a high sugar content and grow to over 1 lb. each. Pretty and luscious, this tomato has rich yellow undertones covered with pinkish-red striping. Indeterminate.

New Zealand Paste
90 days. Lycopersicon esculentum. Plant produces good yields of large pink pear shaped tomato. It is unlike any other paste tomato as it has a fabulous flavor. Excellent making thick sauce and paste. Does well in adverse weather including brutal heat and drought. A heirloom variety from New Zealand. Indeterminate.

Omar's Lebanese
Monster tomatoes, 1 to 2 lbs., from a Lebanese hill town - luscious and incredible! Taste-tempting pink fruits are huge, meaty and somewhat irregular - rich, sweet and juicy. This variety has already become a favorite of American tomato aficionados because of its excellent yield and their superb flavor. Harvest a prize-winning crop of huge, highly- productive, 5" monsters!

Patio
Patio hybrid is excellent for containers and small gardens, bearing tasty 3 to 4 oz tomatoes on strong, compact plants that grow only 2 feet tall. The stout stems generally do not need much staking at first, but it won't hurt to have stake or small cage to keep them upright in wind and rain, especially when loaded with fruit. This little plant is surprisingly productive. In our Alabama test garden, where growing conditions are very good, it yields 50 or more tomatoes per plant over an 8-week harvest period. Space plants 24 inches apart in a garden. Perfect for containers.  Patio is resistant to fusarium wilt (F), alternaria stem canker (A), and gray leaf spot (St). Widely adapted throughout the US.

Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson is a dark black-purple beefsteak that grows in a flattened 4” size with deep crimson center flesh.  Succulent, earthy, smoky and rich are just some of the words I've heard people use this year when tasting Paul Robeson.  A favorite slicer at the Farmers Market Cafe.

Persimmon
This vigorous and prolific heirloom, introduced around 1983, yields lots of fruit. One of the better flavors of all the orange tomatoes. Rose-orange (persimmon colored) fruits range from 12-ounces to 2 pounds. Meaty, very sweet, and few seeds.

Pineapple
90 days. Pineapple will remind you of those visits to Grandpa's garden when you were a kid. Huge meaty tomatoes are safer held in two hands rather than one. The 1 pound red-and-yellow streaked tomatoes look beautiful cradled in a long-tailed shirt. One taste will transport you back in time with that great old-fashioned, full bodied tomato flavor. Indeterminate.

Pink Cherry Tomato
68 days. (F1) Lycopersicon esculentum. Compact dwarf bushy plant produces good yields of small pink cherry tomatoes. Developed for elderly citizens. These tomatoes are very sweet, but low acid. Suitable for containers or pots. Determinate.

Pink Girl
(VFASt) Heavy producer of pink fruits, averaging 6 to 8 oz. Fruits are extremely crack-resistant and low in acid. Rich flavor and superior quality in a disease resistant variety. A season-long high yielder.

Prudens Purple
Early Brandywine type. Large to very large (many over 1 lb.) fruits are flattened and smooth (except for shoulder ribbing on some), and resist cracking. Vivid dark pink skin with crimson flesh. Medium tall, potato-leaf plants. Indeterminate.

Purple Calabash
75 days. One of the most interesting looking and complex tasting tomatoes you can grow. The Cinderella pumpkin-shaped tomatoes are about 3 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches tall and very deeply ribbed. Light green-purple at the shoulders gives way to dark purple at the base and an equally dark purple interior. Very complex deep swirling tomato flavors, reminding this taster of a fruity cabernet wine. Indeterminate.

Purple Russian
Dark purple to black, oblong-shaped tomatoes are meaty and quite delicious, with that special rich flavor characteristic of black tomatoes. They are about 4 inches long and in the shape of an elongated plum. A beautiful dusky dark purple color and good production add to the appeal of this tomato. Heirloom variety from the Ukraine. Indeterminate. 80 days.

Ramapo
The Ramapo F1 hybrid tomato was developed at Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) and released in 1968. It was prized by gar- deners for its great flavor, fruit quality, reliability, and productivity. While Ramapo seed was unavailable for many years, Rutgers NJAES continued receiving requests for this popular tomato and eventually reintroduced Ramapo F-1 seeds in 2008.
Mid to late season; resistant to cracking and Verticillium and Fusarium wilt. Semi-determinate plants approximately 80 days to maturity. Medium - large sized fruit. Gardener feedback from 2008 survey indicates that Ramapo tomato grows well in a variety of US regions.

Red Cherry Large
An excellent salad tomato, with clusters of 5 on spreading, hardy vines, with dark green foliage. Full-season, high yields of deep scarlet, round, 1 to 1-1/4" diameter, flavorful fruits. Green fruits may be pickled, while ripe ones are used fresh or for preserves.

Red Rose
Red Rose #5818 (30 seeds) This cross between Brandywine and Rutgers produces good yields of 6 to 10 oz. delicious dark pink fruit. Disease and crack-resistance are inherited from Rutgers, and the tomato's taste and texture is more like that of Brandywine. Indeterminate. 85 days.

Roma
You can't go wrong with this Italian heirloom, no matter what you have in mind: sauces, salsas, pastes, farmer's market--bring it on! Richly flavored, meaty, pear-shaped fruits set heavily on compact plants with rugose, dark green foliage. So heavily productive, the 2 oz., 3" fruits tend to drop from the vine when ripe. Most often used for cooking, but perfectly suited to eating fresh.

Rose
An Amish heirloom from Pennsylvania. Large, crack resistant, 10 oz. fruits are meaty and dusty rose colored. Flavor is excellent, and is considered by some to rival Brandywine. Plants are vigorous and strong with good leaf cover.

Rutgers
(VFASt) All-purpose variety,ideal for canning. Ripens evenly from inside out. Bright red fruits with heavy walls average about 7 oz. Attractive, old-time favorite. Full-bodied flavor and disease resistant.

San Marzano
A little later than Roma, with superb flavor in slightly rectangular-shaped fruits, 3-1/2" x 1-1/2", that are bright red and hang in large clusters. Holds well on the vine and in storage. Extra-high solid content is perfect for canning.

Speckled Roman
Indeterminate Developed by John Swenson, this tomato is a cross between Antique Roman and Banana Legs. The fruit are quite uniform and we noticed few disease problems. About 3 inches by 5 inches in size and quite heavy. The red color is flecked with short attractive orange stripes. The dense tomatoes are great for paste or processing, but flavor is so good you'll also want to eat them fresh.

Sugary (AAS)
2005 All-America Selections Winner! 60 days. Lycopersicon esculentum. (F1) Plant produces high yields of glossy red grape shaped tomatoes. Tomatoes are very sweet and perfect for salads and gourmet dishes. Grows in clusters like grapes too. Indeterminate.

Sun Gold F1
Exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes leave customers begging for more. Vigorous plants start yielding early and bear right through the season. Tendency to split precludes shipping, making these an exclusively fresh-market treat. The taste can't be beat. Indeterminate.

Sun Sugar
FTÂ Indeterminate. Incredibly sweet almost like a piece of candy, Sun Sugar has a brix reading of 10, about as high as you can go. It is also exceptionally high in Vitamin A. The golden cherry size tomatoes average 1/2 ounce in weight, and the vigorous vines produce hundreds of fruit

Sunny Boy
70 days. Lycopersicon esculentum. (F1) The plant produces good yields of 7 oz golden yellow globe shaped tomatoes. These attractive tomatoes will and lovely addition to your home garden! These tomatoes are favorful and make great gourmet dishes! Excellent for salads, sandwiches, and gourmet dishes. This variety is a good shipper variety as it holds well. Great variety for East Coast cultivation. Suitable for home gardens and market growers. Indeterminate. pk/20

Super Sweet 100 VF Hybrid
This is a home gardener favorite that has more disease resistance than Sweet 100 while keeping the same fabulous taste. Small round 1 oz. cherry tomatoes are deliciously sweet with a high Vitamin C content. Long clusters of fruit load up on tall, vigorous plants and continue to bear until frost. Indeterminate. 65 days.

Sweet 100
Huge, multiple-branched clusters of 1/2 inch very sweet fruit with high vitamin C content. Mouth-watering flavor. Vigorous vines bear abundantly until frost and need staking for best results. Indeterminate. 65 days.

Sweet Treats
Large-fruited cherry tomato is deep pink with amazingly good rich, sweet flavor and crisp texture. Highly productive plants grow long clusters of tomatoes that are crack resistant yet still very juicy. Great disease resistance and beautiful pink color that is hard to find in cherry tomatoes make this variety a very special newcomer. Indeterminate. 70 days.

Terenzo
At only 16 to 20" high, this compact bush variety adapts easily to hanging baskets and containers, and thrives without a lot of attention. Juicy, red, cherry fruits average 1-1/4" across and just under 1 oz. Compact plants are trailing but tidy, with a low spread of about 20". Fruits resist cracking even in direct sun for near-perfect yields all summer long. Determinate. 2011 AAS Winner.

Tigerella
55-75 days Tasty round fruit are bright red with orange stripes. The 2-inch tomatoes are quite beautiful. The yields are high even in cool summers, and it starts producing very early. It also has good disease resistance. So smooth, so pretty! Originating in England; this is a good greenhouse crop.

Tlacalula Pink
75-85 days. A unique tomato collected by a friend in Tlacalula, Mexico; the pear-shaped fruit have deep ribs and ruffles that give them a distinctive look. They have a mild, sweet, pink flesh and pink skin with gold-splotched shoulders. A rare tomato grown in Mexico for several generations.

Tomatoberry Garden
Melt-in-your-mouth fruits could be mistaken for large strawberries in appearance and taste - extremely sweet once mature, when skins turn a deep red, with thick flesh and a small inner cavity. Petite, tapered fruits are ideal for snacking at just over 1 inch in length, with more juice than some cherry tomatoes. Holds well on the vine and resists cracking.

Tumblin Tom Red
This magnificent red variety cascades to 20" or more, making it ideal for hanging baskets and container gardens. Sturdy, evenly branched plants are loaded with juicy, 1 to 2" fruits, perfectly sized for snacking and salads. A true ornamental that may seem too pretty to pick, but one sweet bite will have you coming back for more.

Tumblin Tom Yellow
This magnificent yellow variety cascades to 20" or more, making it ideal for hanging baskets and container gardens. Sturdy, evenly branched plants are loaded with juicy, 1 to 2" fruits, perfectly sized for snacking and salads. A true ornamental that may seem too pretty to pick, but one sweet bite will have coming back for more.

Viva Italia
(VFFNASt) The very first of all hybrid paste types! Very adaptable, with the classic, blocky pear shape. Exceptionally high yielder. More disease resistance than other paste types.

Wapsipinicon Peach
The "peach" tomatoes are so named because their skin is covered with a light fuzz similar to a peach. All of the "peach" tomatoes are exceptionally sweet, but the Wapsipinicon is the best of all. The indeterminate plants produce heavy yield of creamy yellow, 2 inch fruits. This tomato was introduced by Dennis Schlict, a seed saver, who named it after the Wapsipinicon River in Northeast Iowa.

White Tomesol
80 days. An amazing heirloom that is bursting with fragrance and natural goodness that's hard to beat. One of the best tomatoes I have tasted, being both sweet and rich. The cream colored fruit are beautiful, smooth and weigh about 8 ounces each. The vines set heavy yields of this rare treasure. It's sure to become a favorite of gourmet growers.

Yellow Pear
75-80 days. This pear tomato is a real overachiever! A great tomato just loaded with hundreds of small 1-2 inch yellow pear-shaped fruit. Indeterminate, so a good cage or trellis is recommended for heavy production. An old-time favorite from Grandma's garden. F1, F2, V.

GRAFTED TOMATOES

Grafted Brandywine Tomato
Heirloom / Indeterminate / 80-90 days to fruit
This famous heirloom produces 1-2 lb., scarlet-pink beefsteaks with high acid and sugar content. Considered one of the world’s best-tasting tomatoes!

Grafted Sun Sugar Tomato
Indeterminate / 60-65 days to fruit
Abundant candy-sweet orange cherry tomatoes with high levels of sugar and vitamin A. Possibly the world’s sweetest tomato!

Grafted San Marzano Tomato
Heirloom / Determinate / 80 days to fruit
Famous Italian heirloom yields bright red, tapered 3” fruits. Meaty & flavorful –ideal for canning or sauce.

Grafted Cherokee Purple Tomato
Heirloom / Indeterminate / 75-85 days to fruit
Dusky rose, 8-12 oz. round fruits with complex, old-time flavor. 19th century heirloom. Perfect for slicing, sandwiches.

TOMATILLO

Toma Verde
Early-maturing, large, flat-round green fruits. Use in salsa or Mexican cooking.

Pineapple
Physalis Pruinosa. It really tastes like a pineapple! The large spreading plants are 3 feet across and covered with hundreds of fruit that are quite different from other tomatillos. They are only about 3/4 inch in diameter and soft so they are great for eating fresh. They tend to fall from the plant when ripe. Great for preserves and pies. 40 seeds.

Purple de Milpa
(Physalis ixocarpa) The tomatillo that grows wild in Mexican cornfields. Very small (3/4") purple-tinged fruits borne on 3-4' tall plants. Fruit typically does not burst through husk when ripe. Sharp flavor preferred by some cooks over other tomatillos. 70-90 days from transplant.