Tomato Page


In 2018 we grew these tomatoes. Many of them have found their way into our delicious heirloom tomato sauce and a great collection of jams, chutneys, and relishes, all available at Gilmanton’s Own Market.


  • Aussie: from (yes) Australia: Huge 1-2 lb. tomatoes.
  • Carol Chyko’s Big Paste: From Pennsylvania introduced in 1988. 1-3 pounds.
  • Clint Eastwood’s Rowdy Red
  • Costoluto Genovese: Ribbed tomato originating in Italy. Some say Thomas Jefferson grew this.
  • Giganteqsue: Origins in Ukraine. Big 1-2 lb tomatoes.
  • Greek Domata: From a monastery in Athos, Greece. 8-12 oz.
  • Kennington’s Big Red: 12-16 oz. tomato from Oregon.
  • Large Red: A popular big tomato from before the Civil War. 1-2 lbs., ribbed.
  • Neves Azorian Red: From, yes, the Azores. Huge 1-3 pb. tomatoes.
  • New Yorker: 4-6 oz. Contrary to name, they don’t talk back.
  • Pantano Romanesco: from around Rome. 8-12 oz.
  • Holland: Juicy round red fruits, 5-8 oz.
  • Red Pear: 10-12 oz beautiful red pear-shaped fruit.
  • San Marzano Redorta: Roma type from Lombardy. At least 8-12 ozs.
  • Stupice: Very early small tomatoes originally from Czechoslovakia.


  • Dixie Orange: Grew in my garden some years ago where a Dixie Golden was supposed to be. It’s regularized after a couple of generations.


  • Black Ethiopian: Russian heirloom originally from Ukraine. 5 oz each.
  • Black Vernissage: 2 oz.


  • Wapsipinicon Peach: Lovely small yellow tomatoes with peach fuzz all over them.
  • White Queen:  A little yellowy, introduced in 1941.  85 days.

Pink (and sometimes more purple)

  • Aunt Ginny’s Purple: German originally, deep pink 1 lb tomatoes
  • God Love: cute little tomato with a sweet name.
  • Marianna’s Peace: Originally from Czechoslovakia. Big 1-2 lb tomatoes. Romantically saved by a young woman about to be deported to Siberia in 1945, but jumped out of the truck and saved herself and these tomatoes.
  • Mortgage Lifter: Popular tomato developed in the 1940s in West Virginia. 1 lb fruit.
  • Pink Pondorosa: Huge 2 lb or more introduced in 1891.


  • Green Zebra: 3 oz stripey tomato introduced in 1983.


  • Ananas Noir: aka Black Pineapple. Big: about 1.5 lbs each.
  • Gypsy: 3-5 oz. purple-black fruit with green shoulders. Originally Russian, from the early 2000s.
  • Indigo Apple: Black shoulders on a red tomato, 2-4 oz.
  • Lucky Cross: Beautiful yellow and pink tomato introduced in the 1990s.
  • Solar Flare: Red with gold stripes. 10 oz beauty.

Cherry Tomatoes

  • Amy’s Apricot: orange. Like Sungolds, but heirloom.
  • Black Cherry
  • Blush: Oval golden tomatoes with a pink blush.
  • Pearly Pink: introduced around 1980s.
  • Red Pear Cherry
  • Sungold: Those sweet little orange snacking tomatoes.
  • Yellow Pear

Why grow so many?  Why not?

Gorgeous, delicious heirloom tomato sauce from these tomatoes available at Gilmanton’s Own Market!


Lemony Blush & Yellow Pear Jam

Ancho Poblano Tomato Relish

Moroccan Spice Cherry Tomato Preserves

Rich Heirloom Tomato Relish