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Early Season Red

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  • Tomato, Ararat Flame
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    Tomato, Ararat Flame


    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, Aurora

    Tomato, Aurora (Organic)

    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.

  • Cyril's Choice Tomato

    Tomato, Cyril’s Choice (Organic)

    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, Early Willamette (Organic)

    Tomato, Early Willamette (Organic)

    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, Fireworks (Organic)

    Tomato, Fireworks (Organic)


    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.

  • Forest Fire Tomato

    Tomato, Forest Fire (Organic)

    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, Gill's All Purpose (Organic)

    Tomato, Gill’s All Purpose (Organic)


    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.

  • Gundula Tomato

    Tomato, Gundula (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Dwarf Det.

    Dwarf bushes, rugose regular-leafed plants produce medium-sized meaty red fruit early in the season & prolifically. It always surprises us how many nice orange-red fruit come from such a small stout plant. Very good for container gardening, as plants only get to 12-20” tall at maturity. Perfect for a pot on the porch. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by Gerhard Bohl in Germany in 2007.

  • Tomato, Harzfeuer (Organic)

    Tomato, Harzfeuer (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Indet.

    2-4 oz round, slightly oblate, bright red fruits held in clusters. The best trait of this tomato is the aroma the fruit releases when ripe. They smell different than other tomatoes, adding a delightful note to the already great well-balanced flavor. Very juicy for fresh eating. Name means Resin Fire in German; however, this refers to the mountainous & forested region of Harz that divides western & eastern Germany. Apparently this is the heirloom predecessor of a common German hybrid variety that was thought to have been lost for many years. Ulla Grall of Bio-Saatgut received it from an elderly woman in former East Germany. A complicated history, at the very least it was a favorite in East German dacha gardens before reunification. Maybe this strain should be renamed Harzfeuer Heirloom. Ulla Grall gave this to The Seed Ambassadors Project on our 2006-2007 trip through Northern Europe.

  • Tomato, Kotlas (Organic)

    Tomato, Kotlas (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60 days. Indet. Potato Leaf.

    Early potato-leaf variety produces small 1½” red globes that are similar to Stupice but reported to be better tasting. We think they both taste great & we want to know what you think. Produces well in cool weather & keeps going late into the season. Compact for an indeterminate, only needs trellising to 4 ft. Said to have some blight resistance.

  • Tomato, Marmande (Organic)

    Tomato, Marmande (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60-65 days. Indet.

    Bush plants produce 4-6 oz flat, lightly ribbed, red fruits in clusters. Good firmness & flavor, perfect for small market farms. Good cooked & sliced fresh. Very dependable yields outdoors & even in cool summer areas. Traditional variety from the south of France, & a favorite of commercial growers there in the 1940-50s. Still very popular in French & English gardens. FW1 & VW resistant. Possibly developed by Vilmorin Seed Co in 1897, though its heritage is shadowy as there are many strains & re-selections. We sourced this from the 2007 Seedy Sunday Seed Swap in Brighton, England.

  • Moscow tomato

    Tomato, Moscow (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 62 days. Indet.

    Plants produce slightly flattened 2 ½” globes. Flavor is a good balance of acidic & sweet when the fruit is at its peak which is just under ripe. Not super juicy, but has good texture & is good for processing or fresh eating. A reliable early season tomato that yields boxes of fruit from just a few plants. Despite the name, this tomato originally comes from Siberia & made its way to us via Seeds Trust.

  • Tomato, Oldendorf Red (Organic)

    Tomato, Oldendorf Red (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 65 days. Indet.

    Another excellent European tomato with a strange name. Oldendorf Red is medium-early with plants that grow tall & are loaded with perfect round, brilliant red fruits that are 3-4 oz (90-120 g). The firm, flavorful fruit keep well once picked, so they are an excellent salad tomato choice for market farmers. Very productive outdoors. Held better quality late into the season than the other 64 varieties we grew in 2011. This tomato is the result of a breeding project supported by Kultursaat, a German foundation dedicated to developing biodynamic seed varieties. Bred specifically for trellised greenhouse production in Oldendorf, Germany, by Ulrike Behrendt. Sourced originally from the German biodynamic seed company, Bingenheimer Saatgut in 2006 during our first Seed Ambassadors trip.

  • Tomato, Santiam (Organic)

    Tomato, Santiam (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60 days. Det.

    Short bushes. Can set fruit without pollination (parthenocarpic), which means earlier & some seedless fruits. 2-3” globes with good flavor. A little smaller & earlier than Siletz. Our favorite early tomato variety from Oregon State University (OSU), & the second of the three rivers releases of early determinate tomatoes along with Siletz & Willamette. Bred by Dr. Jim Baggett & released in1984 along with Oregon Spring. Verticillium & Fusarium wilt resistant.

  • Tomato, Serrewonder

    Tomato, Serrewonder (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 60 days. Indet.

    Aka Miracle of Serre. Medium-sized red globes held in large clusters. Another one of our favorites. Rich, excellent flavor, keeps well on & off the vine. Meaty enough for cooking & tender enough for fresh eating. A Belgian heirloom from at least 1925. Listed in the 1929 Hollandse Zaadhandel catalog of Mechelen, Belgium. Possibly named after the Serre River, a tributary of the Oise River in France. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by Belle Epoque, a seed company in Belgium.

  • Tomato, Siletz (Organic)
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    Tomato, Siletz (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 65 days. Det.

    Superb, early production, massive tomato yields big, juicy red slicers up to 10 oz. Developed to be an improved Oregon Spring—it is indeed bigger, earlier & has better flavor. Siletz is parthenocarpic, meaning it can set fruit without pollination & yields many seedless fruit. Popular on organic vegetable farms in our area. Bred by Dr. Jim Baggett of Oregon State University & released in 1994. Verticillium & Fusarium wilt resistant.

  • Tomato, Spring King (Organic)

    Tomato, Spring King (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60-70 days. Det.

    Dual purpose processing & slicing type. Very nice variety for its dark red color, good flavor & blemish free fruit. At harvest calyx stays with the plant, not the fruit. Produces large red globes that are slightly oblate. Dark green healthy looking plants provide good leaf cover so there is less sun scalding. Yields well late into the season – could just as easily have been called, “Spring Through Fall King.” Bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed & Research in Riddle, Oregon.

  • Tomato, Stupice (Organic)

    Tomato, Stupice (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 55 days. Indet. Potato leaf.

    Flavor is rich & aromatic with a tomatoey taste that is missing in other early varieties. Shrubby plants are short yet viney & continue to yield clusters of 2″ red fruits throughout the season. A very special Czech variety introduced to the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook in the late 1970s & it has been a standby workhorse variety in the Pacific Northwest ever since. We know we specialize in rarities & Stupice is definitely not a rarity any more. However, it is so good, so tasty & so early that it is our yardstick to measure all other early tomatoes. Seriously, if you have never grown it you should try it at least once. We have been growing it in our gardens since 2004. Said to be pronounced “stup-eech” or “stu-peechka.” Originally introduced to the US from the former Czechoslovakia by Milan Sodomka.

  • Tomato, Uralskiy Ranniy (Organic)

    Tomato, Uralskiy Ranniy (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 50 days. Dwarf Det.

    Unique, super early dwarf plants. Great tomato with juicy good flavor. This was our earliest tomato in 2010. A Russian commercial variety, when translated means “Early from Ural.” In 2009 it was introduced commercially to North America by the wonderful seed company, Victory Seeds in Molalla, Oregon. Originally sent from Belarus by Andrey Baranovski of Minsk.