YELLOW PEAR HEIRLOOM

YELLOW PEAR HEIRLOOM

~YELLOW PEAR HEIRLOOM~

The Yellow Pear tomato yields an enormous number of yellow pear shaped bite-sized fruits. This extremely old variety makes a vigorous plant, that gets tall quickly. The flavor is mild and sweet. Perfect for summer party hors d’oeuvres. These do have a tendency to split, so be sure to pick them just before they are completely ripe.

Height:
4-9 ft.

Spacing:
4-6 ft.

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Growing Habit:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Pear

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Yellow

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

SUPER BEEFSTEAK

SUPER BEEFSTEAK


~SUPER BEEFSTEAK~

The Super Beefsteak is a prolific, vigorous cultivar that produces delicious meaty red fruits averaging 13 ounces. This is a flavorful, late season tomato.

Height:
6-8 ft.

Spacing:
18-24 in.

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Growing Habit:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Beefsteak

Fruit Size:
Medium (12 to 14 ounces)

Days to Maturity:
Late (80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

BURPEE FOURTH OF JULY HYBRID

BURPEE FOURTH OF JULY HYBRID


~BURPEE FOURTH OF JULY HYBRID~

We grew these last year (2011). This is a beautiful, juicy tomato. This early season tomato’s fruit ripens in approximately 49 days after transplant. By the Fourth of July this plant will be loaded with vine-ripened red, tasty 4 ounce tomatoes, and they will continue to produce until frost kills them.

This cultivar would do well in a large container.

Height:
24-36 in.

Spacing:
15-18 in.

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Growing Habit:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Standard

Fruit Size:
Medium (4 ounce)

Days to Maturity:
Super Early (49 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Usage:
Fresh, salad

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

BURPEE BALCONY HYBRID

BURPEE BALCONY HYBRID

~BURPEE BALCONY HYBRID~

We grew these last year, and I was quite impressed. The plant was loaded with beautiful red tennis ball sized fruit early. These plants grew to be about three feet tall and bushy. The Balcony Hybrid is a heavy producer of beautiful, juicy, disease resistant fruit. These can be grown in containers, provided the container is large (at least 3 gal.). Said to be Verticillium, Fusarium, Alternaria and Stem Canker Resistant variety. Very heat tolerant.

This cultivar would do well in a large container.

Height:
24-36 in.

Spacing:
18-24 in.

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Growing Habit:
Determinate

Fruit Shape:
Standard

Fruit Size:
Medium (6 to 7 ounce)

Days to Maturity:
Early (68 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red-orange

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Leaf Type:
Potato Leaf

WARREN’S YELLOW CHERRY HEIRLOOM

WARREN’S YELLOW CHERRY HEIRLOOM


~WARREN’S YELLOW CHERRY HEIRLOOM~

This plant produces heavy yields of golden yellow cherry tomatoes. They are very sweet and grow in clusters. While it is a crack resistant variety it does have a tendency to split. However, if you pick them early enough, after they turn yellow before they get golden they will ripen in a day or two and you won’t have fruit with split skin. It is said to be a mid season tomato, but last year (2011) these were making ripe tomatoes first…even before my “Early Girls”.

This cultivar would grow well in a container.

Height:
24-36 in.

Spacing:
9-12 in.

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Growing Habit:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Cherry

Fruit Size:
Small (1 ounce)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Golden Yellow

Seed Type:
Open-Pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

BURPEE SWEET SNACK HYBRID

BURPEE SWEET SNACK HYBRID

~SWEET SNACK HYBRID COCKTAIL~

This will be the first year that I’ll be growing this tomato. The fruit is described as juicy and sweet. It is said to be great for snacks & salads.

Height:
3-4 ft.

Spacing:
18-24 in.

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Growing Habit:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Cherry

Fruit Size:
Small (<1 ounce)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (68 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Usage:
Fresh, salad

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

ROMA HEIRLOOM

ROMA

~ROMA HEIRLOOM ~

We grew these last year (2011). These Roma’s look slightly different than the ones you find in the supermarket…and taste much better! An extremely productive variety, yielding over 100 tomatoes per plant. Perfect for canning, sauces, and salsa. Although this is a bush variety, it will need staking. These are also disease resistant.

Height:
24-36 in.

Spacing:
15-18 in.

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Growing Habit:
Determinate

Fruit Shape:
Plum

Fruit Size:
Medium (2 ounces)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (76 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Canning

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

Brandywine Heirloom

TOP: RED BRANDYWINE – BOTTOM: PINK BRANDYWINE


~BRANDYWINE HEIRLOOM~

Brandywine is said to be the gold standard of heirloom tomatoes. The large potato leaf vines produce fruits weighing up to 2 lbs. with excellent, mild, balanced heirloom flavor. Brandywine takes a while to produce ripe fruit, sometimes up to 100 days.

We grew both Red and Pink Brandywine tomatoes for the first time last year. I was fascinated with their leaves. They were huge, like something from prehistoric times. I’ve heard of people complaining of blossom end rot with these, but never saw the first sign with any of the 8 plants we grew. They do tend to crack. I have read if you water consistently you can prevent this. I have to disagree. But, so what they crack, what is pleasing to the eye is seldom pleasing to the tongue. These tomatoes were plump and firm and huge and tasty. If you’ve got the room, and can start them indoors, grow these.

Height:
6-8 ft.

Spacing:
24-36 in.

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Growing Habit:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Beefsteak

Fruit Size:
Large (14 to 16 ounces)

Days to Maturity:
Late (80 to 100)

Fruit Colors:
Pale Red or Pink (depending on variety)

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Seed Type:
Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing
Canning

Leaf Type:
Potato Leaf