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Tomato, Amber (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Dwarf Det.
This was one of our earliest and tastiest tomatoes in 2010, which was for many gardeners in our area, “the year of late, bland tomatoes.” Very compact and early plants. Yellow-gold globes are plentiful and early, yielding for quite a while despite being determinate. One of the only yellow tomatoes we grew for market and CSA. Dwarf enough for container culture. Russian origin.
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Tomato, Ararat Flame$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 60 days. Indet.
Ararat Geflammte in German. Very attractive bushy plant. Heavy cropper of flattened, medium-sized, deep red fruit all through the season. Great rich tomato flavor. One of our favorites. Looks a little similar to Marmande but with less ribbing. Our research traces this variety to Debrecen, Hungary, & possibly from Armenia near Mount Ararat before that. Originally sourced from Gerhard Bohl, who says that “it grows at the foot of the mountain.”
Tomato, Astrakhanskie (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 70-75 days. Indet.
Big red beefsteak variety from the Astrakhan region of Russia. A big hit in our tomato patch as they are big & beautiful. What really surprised us was the yield & earliness. Large red fruits have a flattened oblate shape with some attractive ribbing & can reach up to 1 lb. Best flavor when slightly under ripe. Tall floppy vines are productive for an heirloom. We received it originally from Tatiana Kouchnareva, the creator of the wonderful website Tatiana’s TOMATObase. She received this variety from Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus.
Tomato, Auld Sod (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Red. 55 days. Det.
Small bushy plants produce plum-shaped, red fruits that are firm walled but juicy with some tang. Large, early & heavy yields with some blight resistance. A great choice for dried tomatoes or anything plum or grape tomatoes are used for, such as pasta sauce or salad. Irish heirloom that grows well outdoors there & here in Oregon. Our original seed source was the Irish Seed Savers Association.
Tomato, Aurora (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 60 days. Det.
This is one of our standby farm varieties for producing early red slicers. We seem to plant it every year. Known for its rich classic tomato flavor. Medium sized 3 oz red fruit have a slightly flattened globe shape. Excellent fresh market slicing tomato, also good for cooking. Small bushy plants provide large early yields. Named after the Aurora Borealis in Siberia where it originates & it grows well in cool outdoor conditions. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by the Irish Seed Savers Association & highly recommended to us by Kate McEvoy & Ben Gabel of The Real Seed Catalogue in Wales.
Tomato, Azoychka (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 65-70 days. Indet.
Not super rare, but Azoychka easily won ‘Tomato of the Year’ in our 2013 grow-outs. Earlier than most other beefsteak types, this gorgeous 3-5″, round oblate yellow beefsteak came on strong in a season where many other tomatoes struggled to ripen their first fruit. In addition to its earliness & productivity, its impressive flavor is much more delicious than other yellow tomatoes, with a slightly acidic & fruity tang. Though indeterminate, production does taper off later in the season when other beefsteaks come on. A non-commercial Russian variety bred by Valentina Petrovna Kruglova. Aka, Zolotoy Borago in Russia. Brought to North America by Kent Whealey of the Seed Savers Exchange in the early 1990’s.
Tomato, Baylor Paste (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 75 days. Indet.
Out-produced all other pastes in our greenhouse in 2009. Blemish free, elongated egg-shaped fruits. Seemingly hundreds of 2-3″ meaty fruits. When the rest in the greenhouse had succumbed to mold late in the season, the Baylor Paste was still rockin’! Also produced well outside, but not as much fruit. No blossom end rot as is common with other pastes.
Tomato, Belmonte Pear (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 75 days. Indet.
Andrew has been looking for a productive early Italian giant pear tomato for years & none of the standards seem to make it here in Oregon. That was until we tried Belmonte. It is the classic red Italian Piriform (pear shaped) tomato found in Italy. Highly regarded for sauces & roasting, these beautiful fruit are strangely captivating & irresistible. Many of the more famous “pears” such as Cuneo have been a little too late & susceptible to blossom end rot. However, Belmonte is perfect. The only trouble is its cryptic origin. We sourced our original seed from a wonderful small seed business called The Sample Seed Shop & they say they received it from a friend who sourced it from an Italian seed company. According to their research it originates from an oxheart/ Marmande cross, which may explain some of its earliness & forgiving nature. There is a pink oxheart Italian tomato out there with the same name, however it is a different variety.
Tomato, Black Cherry (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Purple. 65-70 days. Indet.
So you might be wondering why this tomato? Doesn’t everybody sell this tomato? Well, our penchant for obscurity sometimes goes too far & this tomato is just too good to pass up. Tall plants with huge yields of medium-sized, round purplechocolate-black cherry fruits that taste so good, you think you are eating a big heirloom slicer. Sarah claims that these are her favorite tomato for flavor & they certainly are the first to be eaten when there is a choice. Andrew says they are “much, much” better than Sungold. A great addition to mixed cherry pints or to add some variation to your market display. Black Cherry can get Fusarium in outdoor production, but it is unstoppable in the greenhouse. A superb modern open pollinated tomato. Developed by Vince Sapp of Tomato Growers Supply & released in 2003.
Tomato, Columbianum Wildform (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Red. 65-70 days. Indet.
Massive tresses of medium-small red cherry fruits that ripen in clusters of 20 or more. Good rich flavor & ability to hold on the plant. Originating wild in Colombia. Some sources say this variety may be a separate species, Lycopersicon columbianum, however we believe it is a semi-wild member of the common tomato species Lycopersicon esculentum, aka. Solanum lycopersicum. Therefore we use Columbianum Wildform as the variety name. Originally given to The Seed Ambassadors Project in 2007 by tomato seed collector Gerhard Bohl when we visited him in Germany.
Tomato, Cyril’s Choice (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 50-60 days. Dwarf Det.
Cyril’s Choice is an early dwarf tomato that is also very productive for such small vines. Dark red colored fruits are little 2-3 bite beefsteaks with good sweet flavor. Good for container gardening and at 16-26” they are a little taller than Gundula. Our friend Tera of Morning Sun Nursery said they were the cutest tomato plants she had ever seen and she used them for container sales. Rugose, regular leafed foliage give these plants very special style. An English family heirloom, kept alive by D. Rankilor, who’s brother Cyril grew it on his allotment before he died. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by the Heritage Seed Library in England back in 2007.
Tomato, Dancing With Smurfs (Organic)$3.25–$6.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Purple Red. 65-70 days. Indet.
Delicious and very unique dark-purple topped red cherry tomatoes. Healthy, disease resistant plants have a purple blush and grow easily to 6 feet. A newer tomato color often referred to as indigo coloration. After we trialed many of these new indigo tomatoes we decided that Dancing With Smurfs is the best tasting. The purple/black color of these tomatoes comes from a natural cross with a wild purple fruited tomato made by Jim Myers, Professor and plant breeder at Oregon State University. His original releases were then further developed by many independent tomato breeders. This particular variety was bred by Tom Wagner from Everett, Washington, the founder of Tater Mater Seed, and the famous breeder of Green Zebra tomato. It was first offered commercially in 2012 by New World Seeds and Tubers.
Tomato, Darby Red & Yellow (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Red with Yellow Stripes. 60 days. Indet.
Fairly early medium-sized, red fruit with yellow tiger stripes. Excellent flavor, vigorous growth & high yields. One of the best of the striped tomato type, it won our tomato tasting in 2008. Brings perfectly beautiful striped colors to the tomato table at farmers market & is a colorful addition when selling mixed tomato quarts. Developed in the 1960s by Dr. Lewis Darby of the Glasshouse Crops Research Institute in Littlehampton, England. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by Lila Towle, fellow Seed Ambassador & member of Frøsamlerne, the Danish seed saving group.
Tomato, Dark Orange Muscat (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Orange. 65-75 days. Indet.
Tall vines produce unique dark orange cherries with bronze shoulders & some green inside. Sweet, fruity flavor. This cherry tomato has traveled across the pond at least twice: Madeline McKeever of Brown Envelope Seeds in Ireland received this seed from a seed saver in Washington State while at an Organic Seed Alliance conference; & while we were in Ireland, we picked it up from her & brought it back to the Pacific Northwest.
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Tomato, De Berao Braun$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 65-70 days. Indet.
Plum-shaped fruit with excellent maroon-brown color & a little green on the shoulders. Fat plum shape, good for sauce. Russian variety named after the hats Russian cavalry once wore. Possibly the same as De Berao Black. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by seed saver Gerhard Bohl in Germany.
Tomato, Deutsche Fleiss (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 70 days. Indet. Potato leaf.
Translates as “German Diligence.” One of our highest yielding varieties in 2009. Huge amounts of 1½-2” perfect ball-shaped fruit form in clusters of 7-8 fruits. Red & juicy with good tart tomato flavor. Good storing ability both on & off the plant. A Seed Ambassadors Project variety sourced from Gerhard Bohl, a seed collector in Germany.
Tomato, Early Willamette (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Det.
A great extra early red tomato with good yields on short determinate bushes. Fruit set in clusters with 3 good concentrated flushes, all with good flavor & appearance. We plant this variety as an early rotation because of its manageable size & concentrated yield. It seems to love Oregon weather as it was bred by Dr. Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds, from a cross made by his daughter Kusra, of Willamette & Skorospelka.
Tomato, Egg from Phuket$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 60-65 days. Indet.
Early producer of loads of white-pink, small egg-shaped fruit on rampant vines. Flavor is good for a Thai tomato, being a little tart & not pasty bland. Most Thai tomatoes are meant for cooking in stir-fry, curry, or Thai salad & therefore selected much differently than Western tomatoes. Will hold shape when cut in half & stir fried. Rather unique from other tomatoes. Collected in Thailand by Ulla Grall, proprietor of Bio-Saatgut seed company in Germany.
Tomato, Estonian Yellow Cherry (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Yellow. 65-70 days. Indet.
Multi-flora type with up to 100 fruits in a cluster. High yield of small, round yellow fruits with pointy ends & good sweet intense flavor. Early, decorative, & cold tolerant plants. Fruits hold their quality through late fall when others split or rot, & hold well off the vine. Collected from an elderly Russian woman at a market outside of Tallinn, Estonia. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by Lila Towle, fellow Seed Ambassador & member of Frøsamlerne, the Danish seed saving organization.
Tomato, Fakel (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 70-75 days. Det.
Deep red, 2½” slightly elongated round paste-type fruits with exceptional sweet flavor on vigorous plants. Juicy & thick-walled fruit are good for processing & for fresh use. Fruit detaches without calyx & is extremely prolific, even in cool conditions. Russian variety, first brought from Moscow to Oregon by Kate Gessert, who was a leader of horticultural tours of the Soviet Union & author of The Beautiful Food Garden. It then found its way to the Heritage Seed Library in England & we brought it back to Oregon.
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Tomato, Fantome du Laos (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. White. 80 days. Indet.
White, 3-4″, lobed tomatoes ripen to a very pale cream. Flavor is very mild with a subtle sweetness. Reported to have good keeping qualities & higher than average yields. We have found it to yield well but late. A good variety to add to rainbow tomato dishes. ‘White’ tomato varieties are generally lower in acidity so if that’s a problem for your digestion but you still want to grow a fresh tomato, this is the variety for you. According to Tatiana’s TOMATObase, this variety is from Laos, “where there’s a tale saying that when ghosts are afoot, it will glow in the dark.” This rings true to us as we know there are many ghost stories in Southeast Asia, where the spirit world is taken very seriously, particularly in hill tribe communities. If you think your garden is haunted, this tomato may help you discover the truth!
Tomato, Fireworks (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Det.
One of the largest extra early tomatoes. Big red juicy 6-12 oz globes on short manageable bushes. Good as an early production tomato due to its high percentage of perfect marketable fruit. Similar to Starfire (Main Season Tomato) but earlier & a little smaller. Bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed & Research in Riddle, Oregon.
Tomato, Forest Fire (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 45-50 days. Det.
Extra early tomato with attractive 2-3″ red fruit on dwarf bushy plants. Firm and split resistant. The highest quality ultra-early tomato we have grown. The three amigos here are: Forest Fire, Fireworks, and Starfire. They run the gamut from earlier and smaller to later and larger. This is the perfect low maintenance first wave of the long tomato season. Bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research in Oregon.
Tomato, Galina’s Cherry (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Yellow. 60 days. Indet. Potato leaf.
Bright-yellow cherry with unique, perfectly balanced sweet & tart flavor that we never get tired of. Yields early & heavily all season long. Does well in cool weather conditions & in the heat. Keeps very well off the vine. When picked ripe, this tomato kept for 2 months piled in a tray in our living room & still tasted good (don’t ask, we don’t know why). It is a better keeper than Longkeeper! Andrew’s favorite cherry by far. Introduced to the US from Siberia by Bill McDorman of Seeds Trust in 1991. We sourced it in Wales when visiting Ben Gabel & Kate McEvoy of Real Seeds in 2007, who highly recommend it.
Tomato, Gardener’s Sweetheart (Organic)$3.25–$6.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Red. 65 days. Indet.
This adorable little tomato has a lot to o er. Cute, heart- shaped fruit are large for a cherry and have a really good rm texture and a lovely sweetness to match. This variety quickly became a favorite eld snack tomato. Vigorous plants produce long trusses of split- resistant fruit. Bred by Will Bonsall in Maine from a cross between a cherry and a paste, and released in 2014. Thanks to Fruition Seeds for turning us on to this one.
Tomato, Giant of Siebenburgen (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 80-85 days. Indet.
Big, red oxheart fruit with tender skin. This is a giant tomato, good for fresh eating but best broiled or cooked into soup or sauce. Sometimes too much for one person to eat at once. Late but high yields. We wait every year for this one to ripen & are never disappointed because the flavor is incredibly good, shockingly sweet & rich. Did we mention this tomato is huge? Originating in Siebenburgen, the seven medieval cities established by the ethnic German Saxons in Transylvania, Romania. Siebenburgen is not synonymous with Transylvania but is part of its cultural makeup. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by Gerhard Bohl in Germany.
Tomato, Gill’s All Purpose (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 65-70 days. Semi-det.
Good yields of 3” round, red fruit with firm texture that are delicious for fresh eating but also good for processing into juice or paste, or canning whole. Disease resistant plants yield well late into the season. Another treasure from the Gill Brother’s Seed Company of Portland, Oregon, released in 1947.
Tomato, Gobstopper (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Yellow/Green. 60 days. Indet.
Strong vines grow very tall. Early yellow cherry with green flesh that is slightly visible through the skin. Fruity & sweet, de-hybridized Sungold with a unique outcome. Less fruity than Sungold & with different flavor characteristics that everyone seems to like. Andrew has started to prefer this one to the ubiquitous hybrid, as he can delightfully eat many more of them without getting an overloaded tomato-belly. Other improvements are that the fruit is split resistant & keep very well before & after harvest. Along with Galina’s Cherry this is one of our favorites. Thrives in climates such as western Oregon & Ireland. Bred by Madeline McKeever of Brown Envelope Seeds, Ireland, & she was our original seed source. Introduced to the US by the Seed Ambassadors Project in 2008.
Tomato, Golden Bison (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 60 days. Det.
Bushes grow fairly tall but manageable. We like this kind of old school determinate. Medium-sized globes are golden-yellow with occasional orange blush on the bottom & green blush on the top. Great flavor & high yielding. Perfect variety for the Pacific Northwest. We have recently experienced a slew of tasty American & Canadian prairie tomato varieties & this is one of them. Bred in North Dakota by A. F. Yeager, released in 1932.
Tomato, Golden Currant (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum pimpinellifolium. Yellow. 70 days. Indet.
An excellent currant tomato. Flavor is more fruity than Yellow Currant & sweeter than Orange Currant. Currant type tomatoes are quite sprawling & require either a lot of space or a very sturdy trellising system as plants can grow to 8-10′. Suspected to be a parent of Sungold. If you plant a few of these plants you will have currant tomatoes coming out of your ears—in a good way. You will be sprinkling them into every salad, yum!
Tomato, Graham’s Good Keeper (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 65 days. Indet.
An excellent variety for eating fresh, cooking, or in sauces. Fat oval 3” fruits are firm, meaty, slightly juicy but not at all watery. Most varieties that are “keeper” types come on late but this one is on the earlier side which is nice. Fruit are beautiful, resist cracking, & store well on the counter. Reported to be a very old variety, but no information on its history is currently available. It is offered by one Canadian seed company but currently not otherwise available commercially in the US.
Tomato, Grappoli d’Inverno (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Red. 60-70 days. Semi-det.
Not for fresh eating. Small bushes ripen plum-sized fruit early & keep very well once picked. The mushy bland flavor when fresh is transformed into deliciousness once roasted. Also good dried. A selection of a type of tomato with strains grown in many regions of Italy for winter storage. Fruit is tied in ristras, hung in a cool place & store well for months. We saw this done in Italy & have successfully done it ourselves, making for the perfect homemade pizza topping all winter long.