In 2018 we’re hoping to grow the following tomatoes. If you would like seedlings of any of them, let us know:
- 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.
- 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.
- Dixie Golden: Originated with an Amish family in the 1930s.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?