Onions and leeks, early April 2015
Tomato plants in May. Six packs on bottom and plants in 4" pots on shelf above.
Brassicas Planted and germinating.
Broccoli - six varieties
Brussels Sprouts - 3 varieties
Cabbage - early, late, red, Chinese, savoy
Cauliflower - white, green, purple
Kale - 7 varieties
Lettuces & Greens Planted and germinating - stay tuned for the list! There will be frequent updates, as time allows.
Leeks Updated April 8, 2018.
BLEU DE SOLAIZE 110 days French heirloom. dark green leaves sometimes develop a tinge of blue during cold spells. Hardy fat medium-long shanks with mild flavor good in soups. Can overwinter.
KING SIEGFRIED 84 days 6” upright shanks with 3” thickness. Blue green color.
LANCELOT 110 days French heirloom. dark green leaves sometimes develop a tinge of blue during cold spells. Hardy fat medium-long shanks with mild flavor good in soups. Can overwinter.
LINCOLN 75 days Elegant, long thick delicately-flavored stalks. Ready in late August. Harvest before really cold nights.
KING RICHARD 75 days 6” upright shanks are ready in late August and can withstand light frosts. They should be harvested before late October.
SiEGFRIED FROST 120 days Open-pollinated. Often withstands the rigors of winter to offer a delectable spring treat. Stalks can grow as much as 4" across. Most will survive winters with good snow cover.
Onions Updated April 8, 2018.
AILSA CRAIG 110 days Open-pollinated. Enormous slightly oval pale straw-colored globes are sweet, mildly pungent and will store a short while. Introduced in 1887, named after Ailsa Crag, a small steep-sided island off the west coast of Scotland.
BORRETTA CIPOLLINI 105 days Sweet, dependable, easy to handle and delectable. Italian heirloom. Shaped like a button, up to 4” wide (normally 3”) but less than 1” thick. Braids beautifully and keeps till late winter.
CABERNET RED 90 days Fancy red onions ready for fresh use in late July. 3½” wide, 8 oz single-centered globes.
CLEAR DAWN 104 days Open-pollinated. Thick necks, dark bronze skins and great storage capability. 8–10 oz average and very hard.
DAKOTA TEARS (112 days) Open-pollinated. Very hard 1-lb yellow-skinned onion with robust flavor. Very long storage ability
NEW YORK EARLY 98 days. Early yellow globe. Good for storage. Very firm, mild may be eaten raw in salads.
PRINCE 105 days Outstanding storage onion. Satiny brownish-yellow skins.
RED BULL 118 days F-1 hyb. Good storage onion: ultra-hard large red globes will keep until May. 3-4” roots with strong tops.
RED MARBLE 95 days F-1 hyb Hard red variety grow as baby red pearl onions or full-sized onions 2–3” across. A few will grow as big as 4” in fertile conditions. Dark red penetrates deep into the rings. Excellent keepers, until February or March.
RED WETHERSFIELD 110 days Open-pollinated. Large deep medium-firm purple-red flattened globes, pink-tinged white flesh with red concentric circles. Long-day variety keeps till late winter. Fine-grained, pleasant flavored and very productive.
ROSSA DI MILANO 110 days Open-pollinated. Excellent red Italian storage onion is shaped like a buttercup squash without the button. It has the flat square-shouldered top tapering like a barrel to a narrower flat bottom. Very hard and keeps a long time. Long-to-intermediate-day type.
TALON 110 days F-1 hyb Bronze-brown–skinned storage onions that averaged almost 2 lb. Very uniform tall blocky globes. TALON 110 days F-1 hyb Bronze-brown–skinned storage onions that averaged almost 2 lb. Very uniform tall blocky globes.
VARSITY 110 days 110 days F-1 hyb. The champion large storage onion every year—big, early, uniform and hard. Sits down in mid-September. Bulbs up to 1-1/2 lb. (12-16 oz. average) with a nice round shape and few doubles.
WALLA WALLA 125 days Large, juicy and sweet with mild flavor. Fresh eating, not for storing.
Peppers updated April 24, 2018
ACE (NEW ACE) 60 d sweet bell. Thin walled, red early
ACONCAGUA 70 days Good yields of 8 ½” long by 2” wide very sweet peppers. A Cuban type sweet pepper used in salads, stir fry, roasted, or stuffed.
AJI DULCE Heirloom from Venezuela, flavor and aroma of Tabasco without the heat - flavor has overtones of black pepper and coriander. 2” fruit. 111 days until red.
ANAHEIM HOT 75 d moderately hot; green to red; 7” long fruit x 2” wide; canning, freezing, drying. For chiles rellenos.
ANCHO GIGANTEA 70 days green 90 days ripe red; standard Mexican variety for sauces and stuffing, excellent for chiles rellenos. Green black heart shaped 4” fruit.
ANCHO POBLANO 65 d green 85 d ripe red; mildly-hot when fresh an green for chiles rellenos; mature dark red; 4” long, wrinkled skin
ARROZ CON POLLO 80 days. Originated in eastern Cuba. Looks like a habanero but remove the seeds and there is no heat, just delicious flavor. High yields; best harvested orange to red.
BANANA SUPREME 68 d tapered green to sweet yellow to red 7” long
BEAVER DAM 80 d Hungarian heirloom named for Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, in 1929. Crunchy and mildly hot, tapered fruits with excellent flavor; sturdy enough for stuffing. Mature bright green to deep red.
BHUT JOLOKIA 100-120 d Also known as Ghost Pepper, Naga Morich. Legendary, one of the world’s hottest peppers, in excess of 1,000,000 Scoville units! Thin-walled, wrinkled, 2”-3” pointed fruits.
BIG JIM NUMEX 80 d up to 4” long; medium hot; good for chiles rellenos
BLACK HUNGARIAN 70-80 days 4” long shiny black ripening to red. Good flavor. Medium hot.
BOLDOG HUNGARIAN SPICE 71 d sweet paprika; bright red
BRAZILIAN STARFISH Unique, star-shaped fruits; variable heat, sometimes exceeding that of jalapenos, juicy and often quite sweet; 2” width, ripen to brilliant red.
BULGARIAN CARROT CHILE 68 d aks Shipkas; bright orange; 3” heirloom, thin-walled and hot
BULL NOSE58 d Large Sweet Spanish heirloom. Early maturing. Unusual combination of sweet and heat. Prolific.
BURAN 70 green 90 days red Sweet and productive Polish heirloom. 4” long bell fruit with three lobes.
CARMEN 60 d green 80 d red bull’s horn, sweet 2006 All-American winner; tapered 6” long
CAROLINA WONDER 75 days Bell pepper, nematode resistant. Premium fruit ripening to red.
CAYENNE (See Long Narrow, Joe’s, Hot Paper Lantern)
CHARLESTON HOT 72 d hot thin, 4” tellow to bright organge to red. 70,000 Scoville units
CHERRY PICK SWEET 68 d green hybrid sweet round. Prolific, pickling, salads.
CHERVENA CHUSHKA 85 d Bulgarian heirloom, used for roasting, but also a great sweet pepper. Bright-red and very sweet, almost candy-like. Tapered fruits are 2” at the shoulder by 6” long, ripen from green to brown to red.
CHIMAYO Thin-walled drying type from northern New Mexico. Uniquely complex flavor. Well known throughout the Southwest in the late 1800s. Heat is typically mild. Ripens green to red, and dries a distinct deep red color. Rare and very special.
CHOCOLATE SWEET 80 days Every plant has at least a dozen fruits, some 20 or 30. 4–6” tapered fruits turn from green to glossy brown. Thick-walled (burgundy-red inside, chocolate outside).
CORBACI Rare heirloom from Turkey; wonderful sweet pepper. Long 10-inch fruit are curved and twisted, very slender, like a Turkish scimitar. Perfect for pickling or frying. Most productive.
CORNITO GIALLO Very early, sweet, and attractive. 1-1 1/2” wide at the shoulders and 5” long. Perfect for grilling and roasting. AAS winner.
CUBANELLE 65 dsemi-sweet frying, waxy yellow-green turning red. Not pungent.
CZECH BLACK HOT 65 d black when immature, ripening to lustrous garnet with red juice. Mildly hot. Early and prolific.
DATIL 100 days Blazing hot, blunt little 3.5-inch fruits ripen to a brilliant orange yellow. Comparable to habaneros, but the flavor is more complex, sweeter and more fruity. Originating in St. Augustine, Florida.
DOUX D’ESPAGNA (Spanish Mammoth) Introduced before 1860. Long, cone-shaped peppers that are perfect for frying and salads. Sweet and flavorful; good-producing; reported to be disease resistant.
EMERALD GIANT 78 days Large, blocky bells; thick sweet flesh. Dark green fruit turn red when ripe. heavy yields.
FEHEROZON 90 days. Sweet paprika, light yellow fruit turning red. Flavorful. Good productivity.
FIGITELLI SICILIA Crisp, thick-walled; sweet and juicy. Almost a pepperoncini type, often pickled and occasionally having a hint of heat. Originated on the sunny Mediterranean island of Sicily.
FIREBALL HOT (5 d F-1 hyb. First impression of sweetness swiftly followed by an expression of searing heat. Small strawberry-shaped fruits turn from shiny green to blazing red, mirroring the fire within.
FISH HOT 80 d African-American heirloom with grren and white foliage, striped fruit. White with green stripes turn to orange with brown stripes to to. Serrano-type.
FLAVORBURST SWEET 75 d F-1 hyb. Citrus flavor, 4-6” blocky bells, thick-walled, crisp and juicy.
GAMBO 80 d Thick-fleshed, flat 3-inch bell-shaped fruit. Rich oxblood-red when fully ripe. For stuffing or fried.
GEORGIA FLAME 90 d Heirloom from Republic of Georgia. Up to 8”, excellent salsa pepper. Hot.
Gilboa Sweet 66 days F-1 hyb. Blocky orange bell loaded with thick-walled crunchy squat bells, prolific with engaging fruity flavor.
HABANERO 90 d most fiery pepper 250,000-300,000 Scoville units. Distinct flavor. Matures to bright orange. Grow in warm conditions.
HABANEROCARIBBEAN RED 90 d most fiery pepper 285,000 Scoville units. Distinct flavor. Matures to bright red. Grow in warm conditions.
HABANERO MUSTARD 90 d A uniquely colored Habanero with intense heat and flavor.Fruits ripen from light green with purple blush to orange. Hot, hot, HOT!!
HINKELHATZ 80 d Pennsylvania Dutch heirloom used for pickling and pepper vinegar Small fruits. Hot.
HO CHI MINH HOT 68 days yellow cayenne pepper from Southeast Asia; prolific; good flavor
HOT PORTUGAL 64 d 5”-8” elongated fruit with wrinkled hip. Scarlet fruit hotter than Jalapeno
HUNGARIAN HOT WAX 68 d semi-hot smooth yellow 5” tapered fruit. 700-3000 Scoville units.
JALAPENO, CRAIG’S GRANDE 70 d Big, fat jalapeno. Perfect for making lots of salsa. Thick, flavorful, hot flesh.
JALAPENO, EARLY 75 d hot sausage-shaped from dark green to dark red. 4000-6500 Scoville units.
JALAPENO, TAM 70 d A very tasty mild Jalapeno type, with the same delicious flavor, but a lot less heat. Great yields.
JALUV AN ATTITUDE HOT 75 d Jalapeno type with thick skin and good, hot flavor.
JIMMY NARDELLO’S 76 d thin-walled 8” frying pepper, often preferred to Banana Supreme. Also good for drying. Italian heirloom.
JINGLE BELLShyb 45 d green 65 d red mini-bell
JOE E. PARKER NUMEX 65 d relatively mild to medium in flavor. 7” thick-fleshed. Green to red.
JOE’S ROUND Heirloom from Italy. Clusters of 3/4” fruit ripen from deep green to bright red. Great for pickling or salsa. Very hot.
JUPITER 70 d sweet, blocky bell. Open-pollinated. Green to bright red
KEYSTONE RESISTANT 75 d Heavy yields of large sweet bell peppers. Thick wall; red when mature. Produces well even under adverse weather conditions.
KLARI BABY CHEESE 65 d aka Golden Delicious Apple Pepper. From Hungary squat, thick-walled white to yellow to red. Heirloom.
LADY BELL SWEET 68 d F-1 hyb. Early elongated bell ripen from rich green to attractive bright red. Good producer of 3x5” bells, juicy and sweet with a hint of spiciness.
LEMON DROP 100 d From Peru ripens to a clear lemon yellow, sometimes with a dark purple blush. Slightly citrus flavor with heat. Conical fruits 2-3 inches in length.
LEUTSCHAUER PAPRIKA From Matrafured, Hungary. Lovely medium-hot paprikas; great flavor and make a delicious spicy powder. Very rare.
LIPSTICK 53 d green 73 d red shiny, smooth sweet and thick. Roasting and salsa. Dependable.
LONG RED CAYENNE 75 d often curled and twisted 5”-6” long dark green to red. Heirloom. 3500-5000 Scoville units.
MATCH BOX HOT 75 d Open-pollinated Super Chili-type.
MEGA MARCONI 90 days Heavy early fruit set of 2½” tender-skinned Italian-style Lamuyo peppers. Sweet with good texture and pepper flavor when green, and were especially tasty when ripe.
MEHMET’S SWEET TURKISH 65-70 days From Turkey. Sweet peppers are long, green, yellow turning to red. Tapered fruits; crunchy, 7-8 inches long. Grilling or fresh eating.
MINIATURE RED 90 days red Lovely 2” long with fresh flavor. Great for salads. Sweet.
MINIATURE YELLOW 90 days bright yellow Lovely 2” long with fresh flavor. Great for salads. Sweet.
NAPOLEON 70-90 d Listed in 1923 by L. L. Olds Seed Company as: “Possibly the most productive of all the large peppers, bears consistently until frost. Mild as an apple. Fruit about 8” long and 4” in circumference, standing upright until they get so heavy they sometimes droop.” Good flavor when green, sweeter when red.
NUMEX BIG JIM See Big Jim.
NUMEX JOE E. PARKER See Joe Parker.
ODESSA MARKET SWEET Pepper 87 d Heirloom pepper from Odessa, Black Sea in the Ukraine. 7–12 tapered fruits per plant, crisp, juicy, thick-walled and tasty. Distinct lime color to orange to a deep dark red. Sweet and full-textured whether enjoyed raw, sauteed or roasted.
OSTRA-CYKLON 80 days Blood-red Polish paprika type—thin-walled for easy drying. Good yields; good frying type as well.
OZARK GIANT Huge, long bell peppers with delicious, thick flesh. Start green and turn bright red.
PARADICSUM ALAKU SarGA SZENTES 80 d Hungarian yellow, flat, ribbed, pumpkin-shaped fruit. Flesh is very thick, crisp and juicy.
PASILLO BAJIO also known as Chile Negro 75-80 d 8” to 10” long, thin wallted, dark green ripening to dark brown. Smoky flavor; good for drying; less than 250 Scoville units.
PEACEWORK 65 d Sweet early red bell pepper. Small plants with six peppers each on average. Medium-thick walls with good flavor .
PEPPERONCINI 62 d 4”long slightly wrinkled mildy hot. Good for pickling, often used in Greek salads. Abundant.
PIMIENTO DE PADRON Small-fruited, originated in Galicia, northwest Spain. Most are relatively mild, with an occasional unpredictable hot one. Fine for pickling.
POBLANO 75 d From Mexico. Heart-shaped fruits, gentle heat, around 2000 scovilles. For chili rellenos. Dried, may be ground into red chili powder. Plants reach 2 feet or so.
POLOSTRA-ROKITA 70 d Large thick-walled; medium heat. Ripens to deep red color. Medium heat, at 30,000 to 50,000 scovilles. About the size of Anaheim. Very productive imported European seed.
PURPLE BEAUTY 74 d Sweet, blocky bells. Green to purple to deep red. Purple will turn green when cooked. Good yield.
QUADRATO ASTI GIALLO 70-80 days from transplant.Large, blocky bell from Italy. Green ripens to olden yellow. Thick, crisp with sweet spicy flavor.
RED BELGIAN Early and high yields. Pale yellow, then slowly turn red. Wedge shaped and 3 1/2’’ long. Very sweet and rich in taste. Heirloom from Belgium.
RED ROCKET 65 green 85 red. Early ristra pepper. Tapered, thin-walled, 5-6” long fruits. Dries quickly to a bright crimson red. Dried fruits have tender flesh which is nice and soft when cooked. Early, high yieldin
SANTA FE GRANDE 75-80 d Mild hot conical blunt-tipped fruits, 1” wide by 3” long, medium-thick walls. Ripens from yellow to orange to red. Sturdy 24” tall plants, heavy yields. Good for pickling, canning and salsa. Introduced in 1965 by Peto Seeds.
SERRANO TAMPIQUENO 75 days. (glossy green > orange > red- orange) Attractive 30” plants with pendant, thin-walled fruit (2” x 1/2”). This flavorful pepper is ideal for chili sauce, salsa, hot pepper vinegar, and for pickling. Very hot whether green or red. Dries easily.
STADDON’S SELECT 74 d large, glossy bell. Dark green to red.
SWEET PIMIENTO 80 days Open-pollinated. Early and productive with an enjoyable rich fruity taste.
TABASCO 80 d fiery hot light green to red. Thin, tapered fruit.
TANGERINE PIMIENTO 85 days Prolific producers of beautiful orange-sherbet pimientos, round to slightly flattened, 3–4 lobed, thick-walled sweet and juicy. Great for eating fresh or roasting. More than a dozen of these small 2–3” squat fruits per plant in a good year.
TEQUILA SUNRISE 60-78 days Carrot shaped 5” long peppers are borne on sturdy plants. Fruits ripen from deep green to golden-orange. Firm crunchy flesh is mildly peppery and sweet. Delicious as a frying pepper or eaten fresh.
THAI HOT 90 d thin-fleshed, hot for Oriental cooking. Green ripens to red. Small plant, good for containers.
TIBURON 65 green, 85 red ripe Sweet, thick flesh. Ancho type.
TOLLI’S SWEET ITALIAN Heirloom scarlet fruits grow to 5 inches long
TOPEPO ROSSO Italian heirloom. Tasty, blood red, round pimento-type. Very sweet, thick and crisp. Huge yields; great fresh or cooked.
TROMPE DE ELEFANTE (Elephant Trunk) Spicy cherry red heirloom from Central America. Curving pods are 10 to 12 inches long and taper to a point or a three-lobed “nose” like an elephant’s trunk. Plants should be well staked. Well adapted to pot culture or eventable top gardening. Excellent for pickling, catsups, and bottled sauces.
TUNISIAN BAKLOUTI The traditional pepper of Tunisia. Large red, tapering pods have a wonderful hot flavor. Delicious for roasting and drying. Rich taste.
WISCONSIN LAKES 75-85 days from transplant. Developed in the 1960s. Great choice for an early maturing bell pepper. Reliable yields of thick-walled, 4-6 oz. sweet fruits ripen from green to red.
WORLD BEATER (Ruby Giant) 72 days. (green > red) [Introduced before 1912.] Tall plants produce very large, blocky, non-tapering fruits averaging 3- 1/2” x 4”. Fruit is thick-fleshed, and very sweet after turning from green to red.
XANTHI CITY RED 80 days Thin-walled, frying/seasoning type from northeastern Greece. Slim peppers ripen from green to medium red, resembling Cayenne type, but more robust. Compact plants and very productive. Superb for drying into pepper flakes.
YELLOW MONSTER 90 d Gigantic, elongated yellow bell peppers can grow 8 inches long by 4 inches wide! Sweet, meaty and wonderful. Great fresh, fried or roasted
Tomatoes Updated May 1, 2018.
AMISH PASTE 85 d indeterminate Wisconsin heirloom; Sauce and canning tomato, heavy yield, good flavor, large, meaty, bright red, up to 8 oz. Larger and better than Roma.
AOSTA VALLEY 65 days indeterminate. From NW Italy comes a short-season tomato with exceptionally rich flavor. Prolific clusters of 10–12 small (1½”) shiny red tomatoes. Excellent fresh, stewed or added to sauce. Blight resistant
AUNT RUBY’S GERMAN GREEN 80 d indeterminate. Heirloom large beefsteak, 12-16 oz, excellent unusual flavor, chartreuse when ripe.
AUSSIE 85 d indeterminate. Heirloom from Australia. Dependable 1 lb-2 lb, glossy-red, meaty, fluted, beefsteak tomatoes. Great disease resistance.
BE MY BABY 65 d indeterminate Productive cherry with a rich sweet flavor.
BELLSTAR 70 d determinate. Round paste, 4-6 oz., compact plants can be grown in containers, resistant to cracking.
BIG BEEF ( VFN hyb) 72 d indeterminate. Bright red, 12 to 16 oz, smooth, flavorful, good slicer, good producer. Also, see BOBCAT.
BLACK CHERRY 65 d indeterminate Abundant black cherry fruit. Abundant, sweet fruit.
BLACK KRIM 75-90 d indeterminate. Heirloom, 10-12 oz, solid, rich flavor, dark brown-red color.
BLACK PRINCE 75 d indeterminate. 75 days) From Irkutsk, Siberia. Iridescent 5–7 oz. garnet-colored globe-shaped fruits are among the most uniformly handsome in the tomato kingdom. Outstanding flavor.
BLACK SEA MAN75 d determinate. Russian heirloom with rich flavor. Brownish-pink fruit with olive-green shading medium fruit.
BLACK VERNISSAGE 75 d indeterminate 2-to 3-ounce saladette; fresh eating, salads, drying or making sauces. Deep mahogany, striped with green. Productive, rich flavor.
BLOODY BUTCHER 54 d indeterminate, vigorous, potato-leaf plants, 2” 4-oz, fruits that are deep-red. Rich heirloom tomato flavor. Produces until frost. Ripens quickly. A good canning tomato.
BONNY BEST 75 d indeterminate. Heirloom, red 8 oz, smooth, good flavor.
BOX CAR WILLIE 80 d indeterminate Prolific yields of smooth, reddish-orange fruits averaging a large 10 to 16 oz. Ideal for canning, freezing, or for home-cooked meals. Crack-free and disease resistant.
BRANDYWINE, Sudduth Strain 85 d indeterminate Potato leaf plant, 1 lb-2 lb. large, pink fruit with wonderfully rich, intense delicious flavors. Believed to be of the original Brandywine strain. Excellent flavor!
BRANDYWINE, Weaver’s Black 85 d indeterminate Also known as True Black Brandywine. Could be the oldest and is likely the best flavored of the Brandywines. Crimson, with shadows of green, purple and brown.
BRANDYWINE YELLOW 80 d indeterminate. Amish heirloom with legendary flavor. Warm yellow fruit, 16 to 24 oz.
BULGARIAN TRIUMPH 78 d indeterminate Bulgarian heirloom, very productive, extra-sweet, juicy, red, 2-inch, 3-4 oz., oxheart-shaped, thick-walled fruits. Great for canning.
CEYLON 75 d indeterminate. Unique, multi ribbed, flat shape. Productive and disease resistant. Great taste, 2-3” across.
CHEROKEE GREEN 76 d indeterminate One of the best green tomatoes. Medium-sized, 8-plus oz., some yellowish-orange color on the blossom end when ripe. Bold, acidic, complex tomato flavor.
CHEROKEE PURPLE 80 d indeterminate. Heirloom from Tennessee, rose/purple fruit, 10-12 oz sweet rich fruit.
CHERRY BOMB 64 d indeterminate Vigorous plants, high yields of uniform, vivid red fruits with ideal cherry size. Firm, sweet, and well-balanced. High resistance to late blight.
CHESTNUT CHOCOLATE 75 d indeterminate Great flavor, high yields, and marked disease resistance. The indigo colored cherry-sized fruits with sweet, rich flavor, dark-fruited. Great keeper.
CHINESE TEA 72 d indeterminate Prolific, pinkish, red, 2-inch, round red tomatoes. Fruit is well balanced in its sweet to acid ratio and finishes with a pronounced fruity sweetness. Wonderful salad tomato.
CHOCOLATE STRIPES 79 d indeterminate 3-4 inch, mahogany-colored with dark, olive green-striping. Flavor is delicious, complex, rich, sweet, earthy. Produces well into the autumn A great sandwich tomato and salad tomato.
COSMONAUT VOLKOV 65 d indeterminate. Considered by Fedco to be “the best.” Will produce even in cold weather, red, sweet flavor, Russian heirloom.
COSTOLUTO GENOVESE 78 d indeterminate. Italian heirloom, deeply ribbed, flavorful, full flavored and delicious.
DEBARAO 72 d indeterminate. Russian plum, good for sauce or fresh eating. Deep red.
DEFIANT PHR FF OG 70 d High resistance to late blight and intermediate resistance to early blight. Great flavor. 6-8 oz., globe-shaped, smooth and medium-firm with good texture. Deep red, high-yielding
DIXIE GOLD GIANT 85 d Huge, lemon-yellow beefsteak-type. Mild and sweet fruits often reach 2 lbs. Some disease-resistance. Old Amish type. Very productive.
DONA (VFFNT hyb) 65 d indeterminate. French variety, large harvests, flavorful, red, 6 oz.
ESTERINA CHERRY 60 d F-1 hybrid. Indeterminate Large for a cherry, productive over a long period, disease resistant, crack-free Sweet. Bright yellow.
EVA PURPLE BALL 74dindeterminiate Creamy texture with a balanced flavor. Round, dark pink, and blemish-free. 4-6 oz. fruits. Heirloom from the Black Forest of Germany.
GARDENER’S DELIGHT 68 d indeterminate. German, also known as Sugar Lump. Parent of Sweet 100. Rich sweet deep red 1”+ cherries. Large plants need staking and will bear till frost. Tendency to crack.
GERMAN JOHNSON 70 d indeterminate. Heirloom, pinkish, excellent flavor. Fruit is up to 1 lb.
GERMAN LUNCHBOX 70-80 days Heirloom; the size of a small egg, vibrant pink, sugar sweet, and begging to be eaten. Perfectly sized for salads or putting in the lunchbox.
GERMAN STRIPED 78 d indeterminate. Beautiful, large red and yellow. Fruity flavor, smooth texture.
GERMAN YELLOW (YODER’S) 80-90 d indeterminate Large yellow/pale orange beefsteak type Amish heirloom. Fairly crack resistant and can grow as large as 1 pound. Good flavor.
GEZAHNTE 80 d lovely paste-type, originating in Naples, Italy. Lavishly pleated up to 6 ounces. Semi-hollow,firmand mild-tasting; great for stuffing. Very productive.
GLACIER 56 d determinate. Rich-flavored early red tomato.
GOLD MEDAL 75-90 d indeterminate 1-lb fruit are among the smoothest, bi-colored yellow fruit; blushing with rosy red that radiates from the blossom end. Firm flesh is of superior quality, being sweet and mild. Very little acid; great for fresh eating.
GOLDIE 90 d indeterminate. Heirloom believed to be yellow version of Giant Belgium. Huge tomatoes, wonderful flavor. Vigorous vine.
GRANDMA MARY’S PASTE 68 d indeterminate. Heirloom paste. Good production in cool weather.
GREEN DOCTORS FROSTED 79 d indeterminate Oval cherry. Blush gold when ripe. 5’ rambling plants; prolific producers.
GREEN KIWI 80-85 d indeterminate Lime-kiwi colored fruits with a great, sharp acid-sweet flavor. Complex flavor, with citrus and kiwi overtones. 6-14 ounces.
GREEN ZEBRA80 d indeterminate. 4-5 oz green and yellow with sweet flavor. No cracking.
HEATHER 73 d compact indeterminate Replacement for Celebrity. Round red and medium-sized, 6–8 oz.
HEINZ 2653 68 d determinate. Early red plum for sauce.
HILLBILLY POTATO LEAF 85 d From West Virginia in the 1800s. Beefsteak, weighing 1-2 pounds. Round, heavily ribbed; skin and flesh isorange-yellow with red streaks. Sweet and fruity; low in acid.
HONEY BUNCH RED GRAPE 45 d F-1hyb. indeterminate Luscious grape tomato, bright red. Good crack resistance in a wet year. High-yielding vigorous vines. Tolerant to EB.
HONEYDROP CHERRY 62 d indeterminate Open-pollinated. Compared to Sun Gold, with less cracking in wet weather. Sweet juicy fruity honey-colored, taste almost like light grapes.
IDA GOLD 59 d determinate. 2-bite gold, low acid. Good producer.
JAPANESE BLACK TRIFELE 70-80 d indeterminate One of the best black tomatoes. Rich full flavor, great for canning. The size of a Bartlett pear, weighing 4-5 oz., bred in Russia.
JASPER CHERRY hyb 60 d F-1 indeterminate Deep red globes on small clusters. Vigorous vines defy Late Blight. Almost never crack. Very early, very prolific.
JAUNE DE FLAMME 75 days indeterminate Flame-colored French heirloom is a significant improvement on old Ida Gold. Productive, flavorful and disease resistant. 2 oz round fruits.
JERSEY DEVIL 80 d indeterminate American heirloom. Abundant crops of 5-6” long, tapered, bright red, paste tomatoes with pointed end, few seeds; very good taste Meaty sauce tomato and a good choice for making salsa.
JET STAR 72 d compact indeterminate Prolific quantities of cosmetically perfect 7–8 oz globes with outstanding flavor. Resistant to F1 and V.
JUBILEE 80 d indeterminate. 8 oz, heirloom, orange, excellent flavor, fine texture.
JULIET (F1hyb) 60 d indeterminate. Sweet plum cluster, 12-18 fruits per cluster, deep red.
LEMONY 85 d indeterminate An abundant Russian heirloom. Produces light-yellow beefsteak. Luscious, big sweet tangy flavors.
LUCIA 54 d indeterminate Super crunchy red grapes. Tastes like a red Sun Gold. Good crack resistance.
LUCID GEM 80-85 d indeterminate Five-ounce, beefsteak-type fruits, ripen yellow, then more toward orange when very ripe. Sweet, juicy flesh marbled yellow to red; flavor is fruity and superb.
LUCKY TIGER Elongated green striped cherry tomato with a striking red blush. Overall effect when ripe is of a red tomato with prominent green striping. Excellent sweet, tart flavor.
MARGLOBE (VF) 70 d determinate classic French, good flavor, abundant producer, 8 oz scarlet fruit.
MARIANNA’S PEACE 85 d indeterminate Czechoslovakian dark pink heirloom 1-2 lb., beefsteak; dense, creamy,flesh, flavorful.
MARK TWAIN 85 d indeterminate Deep red interior color and full-bodied flavor. Good-sized and crack free, ribbed 8–24 oz. oblate fruits in September. One of the best-tasting heirloom beefsteak tomatoes.
MARMANDE (VF) 67 d semi-determinate Good flavor, abundant producer, 5-8 oz scarlet fruit, dev.1925.
MATT’S WILD CHERRY 60 d indeterminate. Very small red and extremely sweet. Grows wild in Mexico. Abundant.
MOSVICH 60 d indeterminate. Heirloom; 4-6 oz. red. Rich taste, cold-tolerant.
MOUNTAIN MAGIC 66 d indeterminate Late blight resistant. High yields of 2 oz., bright red, round salad tomatoes with very sweet flavor. Uniform, crack-resistant.
MOUNTAIN MERIT 75 d Late-blight resistance. Medium-large, 8-10 oz., red slicer. One of the best disease resistance around.
MR FUMAROLE PASTE 65 d indeterminate Large elongated 3–6” pinkish plum, very flavorful, sweet meaty good.
NEBRASKA WEDDING 90 d indeterminate Nebraskan brides were given seeds of this tomato as a wedding gift. Brought by pioneers in the late 1800s via covered wagons. Apricot-orange, 3-4”, can weigh up to a pound.
NEPAL 75 d indeterminate Heirloom from India’s Himalaya Mountains. Abundant, 6 to 10 -oz., smooth, round, scarlet-red fruits; little cracking and intense sweet flavor. A great keeper.
NEW GIRL 62 d indeterminate. Better tasting and more disease resistant than Early Girl.
OMAR’S LEBANESE 79 d indeterminate. Disease resistant, vigorous heirloom. Large, beefsteak; complex flavors.
OPALKA 75 d indeterminate. Heirloom from Poland. Long, paste tomatoes. Meaty, sweet. Also, fresh eating.
ORANGE BANANA 80 d indeterminate. Orange, paste-type, 3 to 4 inches long. Vigorous producers, sweetly-flavored. Good for salads, salsa, sauce.
OREGON SPRING (V) 58 d determinate. Cold-tolerant, compact plants, medium to large red fruit, good flavor.
PAUL ROBESON 78 d indeterminate. Russian heirloom. Maroon-brick red with sweet smoky taste/ Sandwich size.
PEACEVINE(from Sweet 100 stock) 78 d indeterminate. High producer of sweet red cherry tomatoes.
PERON 68 d Compact, semi-determinate. Deep-red, smooth, slightly oblate, very dense-fleshed and meaty, and show very little core. 3-6 ounces; good flavor. Heirloom from Argentina.
PINEAPPLE 85 d indeterminate. Heirloom with red and yellow streaks, up to 2 lb fruit, Flavorful. Abundant.
PINK BERKELEY TIE DYE 65-75 d indeterminate. Beautiful 8-12 ounce fruit with a very sweet, rich, dark flavor. Port colored with metallic green stripes.
PINK PRINCESS Rampant Indeterminate. Pink-fruited, deliciously sweet cherry.
PLUM REGAL 75 d determinate productive plum tomato with Late Blight resistance. High yields of blocky, 4 oz. plum tomatoes. Deep red color with good flavor. Intermediate resistance to early blight.
POCKET STAR 74 d indeterminate. Attractive green cherry tomato with little flecks of gold around its crown; an abundance of 1” round fruits. Slight golden yellow at the base when ready for harvest.
PREMIO 60 d indeterminate Hybrid early cluster, round red uniform thick-skinned 4 oz. fruits. Nice texture,sweetness and flavor.
PRINCIPE BORGHESE 75 d determinate. Plum-shaped meaty for drying. Very prolific.
PRUDENS PURPLE 72 d indeterminate. Flavorful heirloom, dark pink fruit, delicious flavor, good production.
QUEDLINBURGERFRUE LIEBE Old German variety. 1-1/2-inch, round, 4-lobed fruit in clusters of 4. Great flavor with good acidity. Prolific even during colder summers.
RED PEAR 78 d indeterminate. Miniature, pear-shaped. Bright red and flavorful.
REISETOMATE 75 d indeterminate Like a big bunch of cherry tomatoes all fused together. “Traveler tomato” originated in Central America. Bright red rather sour, strong and acid. Very rare.
RIESENTRAUBE CHERRY 70 d indeterminate)German heirloom. Large bunches of 20-40 red fruits. 1½ -- 1¼ in. fruits with pointed blossom ends. Compact vine growth. Excellent, full flavor. A great salad tomato.
ROSE 70-80 d indeterminate Rose-colored fruit weigh 1 lb each; very productive. Amazing flavor that many prefer to Brandywine! Amish heirloom.
ROSE DE BERNE 80 d indeterminate. French medium-sized smooth pink globes; robust flavor; rich sweetness.
RUTGERS (FVAG resistant) 75 d indeterminate Developed by Campbell’s Soup Co. in 1928. Outstanding slicing, cooking and canning tomato. Old-time flavor.
SIOUX 70 d indeterminate. Heirloom with incredible flavor and large yields. 6 oz round red.
SOLDACKI 80 d indeterminate heavy producer, sandwich size, pink, flavorful. Heirloom from Poland.
SPECKLED ROMAN PASTE 85 days indeterminate. Red cylindrical fruits covered with orangey-yellow striations. Abundance of meaty 4-5 oz. fruits which make a flavorful sauce.
SPRING SHINE F-1hyb. 72 d indeterminate. Deep red globes, good flavor, early ripening.
STRIPED ROMAN 80-90 days. Stunning and unique. These long, pointed red fruit have wavy orange stripes.
STUPICE 52 d indeterminate. Heirloom from Czechoslovakia. Cold-tolerant, 1 to 2 oz, flavorful, sweet. Long producer.
SUN GOLD (hyb) 57 d indeterminate. Apricot-colored, Delicious & sweet cherry tomato. Vigorous producer.
SUPER SWEET 100 (See Peacevine).
SWEET OLIVE 57 d Determinate. Oval-shaped red grape.
SWEET TREATS 75 days indeterminate Phenomenal flavor; incomparable gorgeous deep ruby color with matte finish. Low acid and mellow. Tolerant to cracking. Ripens from pink to deep rose.
TIFFEN MENNONITE 86 d indeterminate. Comparable to Brandywine.
TIGERELLA 55-75 d Tasty round, bright red with orange stripes. The 2-inch tomatoes are quite beautiful. High yields early producer. Good disease resistance. Originating in England.
TINY TIM 60 d determinate. Perfect for containers. Cherry tomato, flavorful & good producer.
TOMADOSE DES CONORESindeterminate Heirloom from France. Cherry fruits with very good balanced flavor. Resistant to late blight.
TROPHY 80 d indeterminate. Introduced in 1870 in Rhode Island. Sweet, mild flavor, 5-7 ounce, round tomatoes are ideal for slicing.
TRUCKERS FAVORITE 70d indeterminiate Classic heirloom. Easy-to-grow, with loads of uniform, smooth-skinned fruits on attractive plants. Pretty, 3 inch globes; hearty and flavorful. Golden-red.
VILMS PASTE 82 d indeterminate Small vibrant 4 oz. blood-red, firm with excellent tart-sweet flavor and meaty solids. Pear-shaped, plum-shaped or double-lobed. Very productive. From Sweden.
WEISNICHT’S UKRAINIAN 85 d compact indeterminate Scrumptious pink tomato; somewhat flattened globes; rich and somewhat tart,notreal sweet.
WISCONSIN 55 78 d indeterminate Great all purpose tomato. 4-8 oz, red, round, highly productive, uniform size, strong skin and wonderful flavor. Heirloom.
YELLOW PEAR (Fargo) 82 d indeterminate 1934 in North Dakota. Each plant produces about three dozen sweet tasty 1 oz fruits. About twice the size of regular pear tomatoes. Crack resistant.
ZAPOTEC PINK 80 d indeterminate. Beautiful, pleated shape. Sweet mild flavor.
ZOGOLA 85 d indeterminate. Heirloom beefsteak from Poland. Crimson red, 1-lb abundant, sweet.
Tomatillos All are around 75 days. Easily grown and prolific. Planted - watch for updates on varieties.
Husk Cherries, Sunberries & Other Unusual Fruit
HUSK CHERRY Also known as Cape Gooseberry or Ground Cherry. Sweet, tiny fruit in papery husk. Great in salads or for fresh eating.
AUNT MOLLY’S GROUND CHERRY 72 days. Though native to Central America, this heirloom was widely grown in Poland.SUNBERRY Small purple berries; mild flavor akin to a wild currant.
AMARYLLA 60 d Polish. Green to yellow. Firm, juicy and very sweet, perfect for jams, jellies and salsa.
DWARF TAMARILLO fragrant fruit tropical flavor South American.
NARANJILLA Really unique heirloom from the Andes; delicious sweet and sour taste, orange flavor; 2" fruit are round and yellow-orange in color, perfect for making delicious juice. Called it "Nectar of the gods." Takes at least 6 months to bear and is quite attractive as a potted plant.