My "tomato house" hardly has any "big" tomatoes left, and many customers have resorted to taking home heirloom tomatoes when they are accustomed to buying 'Big Beef' and 'Early Girl.' I have been asked to print the list of tomatoes I sold here because some folks have no idea what they purchased.
I would love to hear the results of the plantings, as many of these varieties are new to me as well. (I will be planting quite a few.)
I'll start with a photo of 'Box Car Willie', a variety I didn't have on the list, but I did sell. It is described as follows:
"Very prolific over a long season it is well suited for use as a "main crop" tomato. Indeterminate vines."
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MY LIST (most sold out) HEIRLOOMS - Individual plants - $1.50 each
Aunt Ginny’s Purple - Heirloom Beefsteak - some prefer to Brandywine. Indeterminate - 75 - 80 days. 12 - 16 ounces. Big!
Black Cherry - 75 days. Look like large, dusky purple grapes - rich flavor that makes black tomatoes famous. Large vines yield very well. This one lasted the longest in the late blight season.
Black Krim - 80 days. Dark red-purple fruit, rich sweet flavor. Always places high in tomato taste trials. It’s very juicy. An heirloom from Russia with very unique looking, large fruit.
Brandywine - 80 days. The most popular heirloom vegetable. Superb flavor. A great potato-leafed variety from 1885! Pink fruit up to 1-1/2 lbs. each.
Burpee Gloriana - 70 days - Early determinate with 6-8 ounce globe shaped fruits. “Outstanding yields.”
Cabot - 75 Days. semi determinate -4 to 6 oz. red globe, excellent flavor.
Cherokee Purple - 80 days. An old Cherokee Indian heirloom, pre-1890 variety sweet flavor very large sized fruit. “Real old-time tomato flavor.”
Cosmonaut Volkov - 75 days. A smooth and attractive, medium-large red tomato that has a full, rich flavor. The productive vines yield well even in hot weather, good for canning or slicing.
Cuostralee - 75 Days. 1 to 2 pound fruit, French heirloom with excellent balanced taste - “not mild”.
Delicious - 90 days. Huge 1-to 3-lb fruit that are fairly smooth for a giant tomato, and, as the name implies, these are delicious! In 1986 it set the world record for weight, with a giant 7 lb 12 oz fruit.
Early Rouge - Excellent yields of “top grade” 6 - 8 ounce globe tomatoes.
Earl of Edgecomb - 70 Days High yield of 6 to 10 oz. globe fruits of vivid orange, usually blemish free, assertive, delicious taste.
Kimberly - Very early cherry tomato - sweet and juicy. Set fruit in cooler weather. Productive.
Koralik - 65-70 days. 1" Russian cherry tomato is bright red and borne on heavy trusses of 6-8 fruit, which are sweet and flavorful. Good for small gardens.
Moskvich - Early and recommended for its taste. 6 oz.
Opalka - 80 days., Ind, high yield of 3 to 5 inch long, fat paste tomatoes usually with a knob at the blossom end, great for either sauces (very few seeds and meaty) or fresh eating.
Orange Banana - 80-85 days. Unique, orange, banana-shaped paste tomatoes. These tomatoes are bursting with fruity sweetness. Delicious fresh and perfect for drying, canning and paste.
Paul Robeson - 75 days. Purple-black beefsteak - can grow to 4 inches across. Has won taste awards.
Plum Lemon - - 80 days. Bright canary-yellow 3" fruit, looks just like a fresh lemon. from Moscow. Delicious, sweet taste.
Prudens Purple - 75 Days Purple pink, developed from Brandywine, comparable in taste, but matures earlier.
Red Penna - Huge tomatoes - medium maturity - Indeterminate.
Rief Red Heart - Heart-shaped 1 pound tomatoes.
Siletz - 52-75 days. One of the better early tomatoes. Dwarf, determinate plants produce good yields of perfectly shaped, 8 oz. fruit that are loaded with old-time tomato flavor and are sweet.
Sweet Home - Heavy producer medium maturity - indeterminate - 16 - 24 ounce fruits.
Urban Beefsteak - Early, Ind, oblate, 6 to 10 oz. red, very productive, one cropper.