Tomato Varieties 2012


Big Beef


  It is extra meaty with a real "homegrown" flavor and just the right balance of sugars and acids. Produces extra large, "beefy" fruit that average 10-12 oz. in most growing areas. Fruit shape is deep oblate to globe.



Medium large, globe-shaped, red fruit. The size is quite uniform, avg. 6-7 oz. Tomatoes are smooth and firm, with a small stem scar, and resist cracking. The taste is excellent.

New Girl

Taste tops the charts. Medium-sized, avg. 4-6 oz., red fruits with rich, full flavor for sandwiches and salads early in the summer.



Commonly found in supermarkets. The tomato is a meaty, egg- or pear-shaped tomato that is available in red and yellow. It has few seeds and is a good canning and sauce tomato.


Amish Paste

Very productive heirloom from Wisconsin that produces up to 12 oz, deep-red oxheart-shaped, meaty fruit. Lots of sweet, tomatoey flavors from this coreless meaty fruit. A great slicing and sauce tomato.

Black Plum

Russian heirloom from seedswoman Marina Danilenko. Oval 2" fruits are deep mahogany with garnet red flesh. Preferred by some for a richly colored spaghetti sauce.



Probably the first heirloom to achieve "cult status" within the growing popularity of heirloom tomatoes. A pink, potato-leaf, Amish variety from the 1880s. It is legendary for its exceptionally rich, succulent tomato flavor. Fruits are reddish-pink, with light, creamy flesh.

Cherokee Purple


Heirloom from Tennessee cultivated by Native American Cherokee tribe.  Deep red colors to the interior flesh and dark shoulders. A very popular market variety because of it's rich, complex and sweet flavors. One of the best tasting heirloom tomatoes.

Gold Medal


“The sweetest tomato you ever tasted.” The yellow with streaks of red makes them very attractive and a gourmet’s joy when sliced.” Our finest bi-colored tomato—orange-yellow splashed with tomato pink. Winner of the 2008 SSE Tomato Tasting.

Green Zebra 


Characteristic dark green and yellow stripes. Newer variations blush reddish instead of yellow when ripe. It is more tart than regular tomatoes, and it is an early breed.

Jaune Flamme


Beautiful heirloom that originated with Norbert Perreira of Helliner, France. Commercialized by Tomato Growers Supply Company in 1997. Excellent fruity flavor with a perfect blend of sweet and tart. Great for drying or roasting, retains deep orange color.

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.

Red Lightning


Lovely to look at, exquisite to taste. 'Red Lightning' loads up with brilliant red 2 ½-3" fruits covered with “hand-painted” yellow stripes. The flavor is irresistible—sweet, tangy and richly aromatic. Lends a jolt of delectable color to salads.

Speckled Roman


 A cross between Antique Roman and Banana Legs. Very intriguingly beautiful, meaty, 4-6-inch long, orange-red paste tomato with good flavors and wavy yellow stripes.  A great novelty tomato that makes a good tomato sauce, along with other colored paste tomatoes.

Cherry Tomatoes

Black Cherry


Not a Black Plum, but a perfectly round cherry with classic black tomato flavor, sweet yet rich and complex.

Green Envy


A deep shade of emerald green, like no green tomato you’ve ever seen or tasted. The meaty tangy cherry tomatoes are wondrously sweet and juicy.

Lemon Cherry


Pale yellow cherry tomatoes that are juicy, sweet, and flavorful. Each fruit has an average weight is 1/2 oz., a perfect size for adding into salads or for snacking. These cherries offer a beautiful new color and truly yummy flavor.



Sun Gold


Exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes leave customers begging for more. Tendency to split precludes shipping, making these an exclusively fresh-market treat. The taste can't be beat.

Supersweet 100


With the same great flavor that made its predecessor a standard garden favorite for many years, Supersweet 100 also has a higher vitamin C content than any other tomato. The bright red, 1-inch globes are amazingly sweet, and arise prolifically.