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Tomatoes (large)

Wait until fear of frost is over before planting.  Putting them in the ground early, when the soil temperature is below 55 degrees will not get you tomatoes any earlier unless you use supplemental heat.  The typical month for beginning to harvest tomatoes is August.  Do not over fertilize or over water as the plants will need a little stress to produce.  In fact you can stop watering for the most part once fruit appears.  Harvest when hungry.

Plant 18 inches apart and stake plants if you don’t want them to fall over.  Cherry tomatoes are more prolific than other tomatoes.  Determinate varieties mean that the fruit sets all at once while indeterminate varieties set over the course of the season.  Harvest when you are hungry.

Tender, cannot tolerate frost. Determinate (Det) bush varieties may be staked, should not be pruned. Indeterminate (Ind) climbing varieties are customarily staked and pruned.

Ananas Noire Also known as Black Pineapple, this is one of the most interesting tomatoes we offer. The skin has shades of green, purple, orange, and yellow. Bright green flesh has bursts of red streaks that will definitely add intrigue to your vegetable platter. The lip smacking flavor starts out sweet and ends with the perfect amount of tang. What’s more, the sprawling indeterminate plant yields a tremendous amount of 1 1/2 pound fruits.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Beauty King Possibly one of the best looking and tasting, red and yellow bicolor striped tomatoes you’ll ever try! Very sweet fruits can grow up to 20 ounces each and have meaty yellow flesh with bright red streaks. A cross between Big Rainbow and Green Zebra. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Big Beef Nice combination of size, taste, and earliness. 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 resistance package.
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Big Brandy Hybrid The result is flavorful, aromatic pink beefsteaks that finish fast and keep going all season on super-vigorous plants! Big Brandy gets its unusual pink color from both parents, as well as the beefsteak size of its 12- to 15-ounce fruits. Boasting a wonderfully knobby, lobed look and bursting with rich tomato fragrance, they are the essence of heirloom goodness: richly flavored, irregular, and packed with real tomato tang. Yet they look like modern hybrids in that the fruit is smooth, glossy, and unblemished. it’s the best of both worlds!NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Black from Tula A unique, large 8-12 oz. dark tomato exhibiting a rich, deep purplish-brown color. Some seed savers say it is the best tasting of all the dark tomatoes. Very rich, old-fashioned flavor, sweet and spicy. A rare Russian heirloom. Plant produces good yields of 10 to 12 oz dark reddish-black beefsteak tomatoes. Tomatoes have a rich tomato flavor and turn to dark reddish black (black tomato) with green shoulders. One of the best of the black varieties on the market. It has the perfect acid-sugar balance. Excellent for salads and sandwiches.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Black Krim Black Krim combines bold, smoky flavor and good texture with an unusual appearance. Deep brown/red, 8-16 oz. tomatoes have brown/green shoulders that get darker with more heat and sunlight. High yielding. Indeterminate.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Black Prince Unusual brown shoulders become orange-red at the blossom end. Color will be deeper and more pronounced in sunnier locations. Distinctive, rich, fruity tomato flavor. Relatively smooth, 3-5 oz., 3″ globes show less cracking than typically seen in most heirlooms.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Black Sea Man A small determinant, potato-leaf plants that yield an abundant set of 12-16 ounce beautiful tomatoes that are rich mahogany colored with olive green shoulders when mature. Inside of tomato is deep, reddish green and loaded with excellent, full-bodied, complex, intense, creamy tomato flavors. This is an outstanding tomato for sandwiches and salads.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Bobcat Impeccable looks, disease resistance, slightly flattened round shape, 6–10 oz. maincrop size, thin skins, midseason maturity and excellent taste. Flavor mild with a spicy sweet accent and slightly acidic complexity, color medium red. A massive plant with huge leaves, thick strong stems and big fruit set. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Bolseno Uniform smooth semi-flat red tomato with attractive slight green shoulders, beautiful blemish free. Medium 6 to 7 oz. fruit. Harvest when shoulders are slightly green.
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Brandywine Meaty with just the perfect hint of tartness, the oblate beefsteak fruits average right around a pound, ripening unevenly throughout the season, often preferring the coolness of early fall to August’s peak heat. We describe Brandywine’s luscious flavor as “very rich, loud, and distinctively spicy.” The large fruits have a deep pink skin and smooth red flesh. The medium-tall, potato-leaf plant is best staked or caged.
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Caiman Shiny bright red fruits grow in clusters of 4-6 on vigorous plants and hold well on the vine. Plants have short internodes and good fruit set. Creased shoulders reminiscent of an heirloom. Recommended for unheated greenhouses. Intermediate resistance to root-knot nematode as well as many other resistances.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Carbon 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. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Chefs Choice Orange Attractive orange beefsteak. 8-11 oz. fruits are low in acid and have very good flavor and texture. High yielding. Earlier and more productive than most orange beefsteaks.
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Cherokee Carbon Robust, purple, 10 to 12 ounce, beefsteak fruits are full of rich flavor. Bred for improved yield, earlier maturity, and fewer blemishes while maintaining old-time flavor. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Cherokee Green Craig LeHoullier sent us this seed as a selection out of Cherokee Purple, and we think it is one of the best green tomatoes. Medium-sized, 8+ oz., green fruits acquire some yellowish-orange color on the blossom end when ripe. Lots of bold, acidic, complex tomato flavor. Indeterminate.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Cherokee Purple Fruits are globes to slightly oblate, averaging 10–13 oz, with dusky brownish-purple skin, dark green shoulders and brick-red flesh. Their real attraction is their rich taste, which has been described as “sweet rich juicy winey,” “delicious sweet,” and “rich Brandywine flavor” by aficionadoes maintaining it in the Seed Savers Exchange. Ranks in my top five for flavor. Expect some concentric cracking.
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Copia A great tomato for farmers’ markets and a must-have for selective tomato growers. Unique fine-lined stripes of golden-yellow and candy-red make this tomato an amazing sight. Large fruits average 12-16 oz with sweet, juicy meat and swirling color throughout.
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Cosmanaut Volkov This Ukrainian tomato wins taste test after taste test. Perfect blend of sweet and tart, with a rich complexity. Fruits can range from 8-12 oz and are slightly flattened with a healthy red color and moderately green shoulders. Prone to cracking in wet conditions, but not nearly as much as Brandywine. Produces high yields even in cool conditions.
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Dr. Wyche’s Yellow This heirloom was introduced to Seed Savers Exchange by the late Dr. John Wyche, who at one time owned the Cole Brothers Circus and used the manure of elephants to fertilize his heritage gardens. The 1 lb fruit is solid and smooth; their color is a glowing tangerine-orange that always stands out in the kitchen or off the vine. One of the best heirloom orange types for market, with its smooth texture and tropical, sweet taste. Heavy yieldsNOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Genuwine Hybrid Genuwine is an Heirloom Marriage tomato, selected for the best attributes of old and new. These fruits are smooth, unblemished, and anywhere from 10.5 to 11.5 ounces on average — just the right size for slicing onto sandwiches and into salads! From its parent Brandywine it inherits its large size, slightly flattish shape, and deep pink cast among the red tones. From Costoluto Genovese comes the high acid content and juiciness of the fruit that creates the unmistakable ‘real tomato tang’ we all crave. And from crossing the two varieties, Genuwine gets better garden vigor and bigger yields. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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German Johnson Excellent flavor. Deep pink tomatoes are earlier, more uniform, and slightly smaller than Brandywine at 8-16 oz. Fruits have lots of deep, acidic tomato flavor and a rich, creamy texture.
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Goldie I rate it as the best of all orange tomatoes, impressive for delivering its rich flavor with an extraordinary velvety texture. Deep orange beefsteak fruits, frequently bi-lobed, average 16–20 oz. Very productive. Will catface under cold or excessively wet conditions.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Grandma’s Pick A modern day hybrid combining the look and taste of an heirloom beefsteak with earlier, more productive and disease resistant yields. Fruits are deeply globed, weigh 8 to 10 oz. each, have a excellent flavor and are high in lycopene.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Great White Large, 1-lb giant, creamy white fruit, this tomato is superbly wonderful. The flesh is so good and deliciously fruity, it reminds one of a mixture of fresh-cut pineapple, melon and guava. One of our favorite fresh-eating tomatoes! Fruit are smoother than most large beefsteak types, and yields can be very high.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Hog Heart Hog Heart has won many admirers. So-named because it sometimes produces large heart-shaped double fruits. Its 6–8 oz tomatoes are shaped like banana peppers. A meaty paste tomato noted for its sparse seed cavity, good solids and excellent flavor fresh, canned or frozen. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Indigo Apple Beautiful and early variety with fruits that start deep purple-red and turn nearly black in the sun. Sweet, rich flavored fruits resist cracking and sunscald. A larger Indigo tomato with exceptionally high anthocyanin content; firm, meaty fruits are delicious sliced on sandwiches.
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Iron Lady Fight the blight with this disease resistant mid-size red slicer! Iron Lady exhibits triple resistance to the three major tomato leaf diseases – early blight, late blight and Septoria leaf spot – as well as tolerance to verticillium and fusarium wilt. Fine textured fruit is both dense and juicy with good tomato flavor. Fruit size is 3-4” in diameter and approximately 5 oz in weight. Determinate plants are 2.5-3’ tall and don’t require trellising.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Italian Heirloom Outstanding heirloom from Italy. Plants are loaded with red fruits weighing over a pound. One of the most productive varieties we have grown at Heritage Farm. Excellent full tomato flavor. Ideal for slicing and canning—very little waste and easy to peel.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Japanese Black Trifele One of the best Russian black tomatoes. High yields of blemish-free fruits that rarely crack. Rich full flavor, great for canning. The size of a Bartlett pear, weighing 4-5 ounces. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Jersey Boy Hybrid We call it “Supertomato.” Superfragrant. Supertasty. Superproductive. Breakthrough hybrid is the delicious offspring of two legendary tomatoes. ‘Jersey Boy’s 8 oz. fruits brilliantly joins together ‘Brandywine’s sublime sweet-sour tang with ‘Rutgers’ classic rich color, shapeliness, yield and performance. Indeterminate. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Jet Star Year after year it was the best early full-sized tomato in our trials, ripening prolific quantities of cosmetically perfect 7–8 oz. globes with outstanding flavor. The smooth firm fruits almost never scar or crack and have excellent interior and exterior coloration.
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John Baer Widely grown by both home and market gardeners, this heirloom variety is renowned for its earliness, enormous productivity and long bearing season. Bright red, meaty, smooth fruits weigh 4 to 5 oz. and have very good flavor. Great for fresh eating and canning.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Kellogg’s Breakfast West Virginia heirloom obtained from Darrell Kellogg of Redford, Michigan. Large orange beefsteak fruits weigh 1-2 pounds. Delicious rich flavor with a good acid/sugar balance. Very productive. Indeterminate NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Martha Washington Great taste like the pink heirloom tomatoes with wider adaptability make it easier to grow under varied growing conditions. Soft, melting texture will limit the shipping range. Globe-shaped pink fruit weigh from 8-16 oz. Indeterminate. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Medford Perfectly rounded, solid uniform fruits with rich tomato flavor. Plants have good leaf cover and prefer a cage rather than being staked or trellised. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Moonglow Winner of SSE’s 2007 Heirloom Tomato Tasting. Uniform bright orange globes with solid flesh, few seeds, and mild sweetness. Excellent keeper.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Mortgage Lifter Kentucky family heirloom grown since the 1930s by three generations of James Halladay’s family. In a trial of 25 Mortgage Lifter types, Halladay’s produced the best crops of 1-2 pound pink beefsteak fruits. Exceptionally meaty and typically crack-free. Great old-fashioned tomato flavor.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Moskovich A wonderful, extra-early tomato. This heirloom yields an abundance of deep red, 4-6 oz., smooth, cold-tolerant, round and slightly flattened fruits with a luscious, rich taste. Fruits are round to slightly flattened with deep red color and luscious, rich flavor. Great eaten fresh or processed. Highly resistant to cracking, making it a great pick for the greenhouse. Like all Russians it can stand up to cool conditions.
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Mountain Fresh Plus Able to tolerate cool and wet conditions, this big red tomato produces attractive, 8-16 oz. slicers with good flavor. Vigorous plants provide plenty of leaf cover.
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Mountain Merit Mountain Merit is an 8-10 oz., red slicer with an excellent disease package.
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Nebraska Wedding The “ultimate love apple” according to Amy Goldman’s colorful story in The Heirloom Tomato. Nebraskan brides reportedly still receive these seeds as a wedding gift. Reliable producer of stunning 4″ round fruits with glowing orange skin. Well-balanced flavor.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Ox Heart Deep rosy-pink heart-shaped fruits are firm and meaty, some weighing up to 2 lbs. The thick flesh has few seeds and a mild flavor. The vigorous indeterminate plants produce high yields of fruits borne in clusters of 2 to 7. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Paul Robeson The maroon-brick 6–12 oz. oblate often bi-lobed fruits with dark green shoulders come closest in flavor to Black Krim, but can claim their own distinctive sweet smoky taste. A sandwich tomato with a tang, an extraordinary tomato for an extraordinary man. Reported to be prone to splitting.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Persimmon Great flavor and eye appeal! Large, plump, golden-orange fruits average 1 to 2 lbs. · meaty, with luscious flavor and only a few seeds. You can expect these vigorous plants to produce good yields.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Pineapple The striped tomatoes have silky smooth textures and complex fruity tastes. They often grow huge fruits in excess of 1 lb that get a little funky cosmetically. Cut in half, it looks like the interior of a pineapple except with yellow and red marbling. It doesn’t taste like a pineapple, though, nor like a typical red tomato, either. Its unique mild low-acid fruity sweetness needs a fruit name all its own.
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Pink Beauty Perfect, pink, medium-size, 6-8 oz., flattened globes have full, rich tomato flavor. One of the best tasting tomatoes in our Albion trials. Healthy plants produce firm, blemish-free fruit.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Pink Berkely Tie Die Large beefsteak fruits are the color of port wine with metallic green stripes and weigh 8 to 12 oz. Its excellent sweet flavor was put to the test against Cherokee Purple in farmers markets taste tests and was preferred every time.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Pork Chop While most “yellow” tomatoes are actually orange, this is a true yellow that starts off yellow with green stripes that ripen to gold. The medium sized, slightly flattened beefsteaks have sweet tomato flavor with hints of citrus. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Prudens Purple 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.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Rose Deep pink and smoother than Brandywine, Rose is every bit as meaty and flavorful. Fruits weigh 10+ oz. Good yielding.
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Rose de Berne Dark rose-pink hue and well-loved heirloom flavor that is not too tart, nor too sweet. A tomato taste test topper at Phillies Bridge Farm Project in New Paltz, New York as well as in the HMS trial gardens. Round fruits are 4-8 oz with meaty flesh perfect for slicing. Soft-skinned, but not overly fragile and holds up well against cracking.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Ruby Gold As aesthetically appealing as it is delicious, Ruby boasts prolific beautiful huge red-streaked yellow fruits with marbled interior flesh, meaty with superb mild sweet flavor, smooth melting texture and not a bit of acidity. Fruits slightly flattened with red spot on the blossom end, seldom cosmetically perfect, prone to radial cracking.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Rutgers Our taste tests confirmed that the original indeterminate strain is better, so that’s the strain we offer of this famous New Jersey tomato, developed by Campbell’s Soup Co. in 1928 as a cross between Marglobe and JTD. Long considered an outstanding slicing, cooking and canning tomato, the medium-sized 4–6 oz mostly uniform and unblemished deep oblate fruits with rich red interior and pleasing texture have that great old-time flavor, delicious and juicy.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Schimmeig Striped Hollow Despite its scant sales, we refuse to drop this beautiful mostly hollow stuffing tomato, a spectacular gem in the fall garden. Sturdy plants filled with clusters of 2-1/2–5 oz red fruits delicately painted with thin stripes of gold. Perfectly shaped like small tri-lobed bell peppers, Schimmeigs stand up straight, hold their shape and melt in your mouth.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Skyway Heavy, high quality field tomatoes with good flavor for vine ripening on vigorous, semi-determinate plants. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Soldacki Poland sends us this heirloom variety, memorable for its low acid and intensely sweet flavor. Dark pink fruits, flattened in shape, weigh about a pound and are packed with firm flesh inside thin skins.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Striped German Bicolor red and yellow fruit. The flat, medium to large, variably ribbed-shoulder tomatoes are shaded yellow and red. The marbled interior looks beautiful sliced. Complex, fruity flavor and smooth texture.
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Tasty Evergreen A favorite of Ben Quisenberry. Originally introduced by Glecklers Seedmen of Metamora, Ohio, in 1956. A green-when-ripe variety with medium-sized beefsteak fruits. Grapefruit yellow when fully ripe; flesh and gel remain green inside. Luscious and tender, strong sweet flavor.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Taxi Meaty, 4-6 oz., baseball-sized, lemon-yellow tomatoes. Smooth, blemish-free globes with a small stem scar. Attractive, sweet-flavored, and easy to grow. Concentrated early set. Compact, dark green vine.
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Truckers Favorite Pink Uniform 3″ pink globes grow in clusters of 3-4. Excellent flavor. Productive plants with good blight resistance. Indeterminate NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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True Black Brandywine We thank Will for entrusting us with this 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, but the yield was heavy, and the plants were vigorous and did well in our hot Missouri summer.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Trust High Production of large, uniform · ripening fruits averaging 6 ½ – 10 oz. Fruits are firm with good shelf life. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Ultimate Opener Plant produces high yields of flavorful red tomatoes. The best season opening tomato in the world! One of the earliest tomato varieties on the market. These tomatoes are a third larger than Early Girl. They are so sweet and juicy you can’t stop eating them.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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Yellow Brandywine An orange old-timer with rich flavor. An orange version of Brandywine. The fruits are larger than Valencia. This potato-leafed variety can be finicky to grow, with roughly shaped fruit one year and smooth the next.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
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