Early Season Red

These are all red slicing tomatoes with early maturity, 45-65 days. They can be grown in very short season areas and as early successions to main season varieties if you have a longer growing season. Many are indeterminate (Indet.) and will continue to ripen fruit all summer long, they just start early. Others are determinate (Det.) in habit, yielding one or two big flushes of fruit, allowing for a planting of salad or other short season crops after the main crop tomatoes are finished but before the growing season ends. Determinate types need minimal trellising or caging, if any at all, and are better for container gardening.

For quick comparison and reference, check out the “Tomatoes At-A-Glance: Early and Main Season Red” chart.

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  • Organic Ararat Flame Tomato Seeds

    Tomato, Ararat Flame (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60 days. Semi-det. Very attractive bushy plants are heavy yielders all through the season of flattened, medium-sized, deep red 4-6 oz fruit. Great rich balanced flavor makes Ararat Flame tomato one of our favorites. For best flavor, we like to pick the fruit when they have slightly yellow-green shoulders.  This kiss of shoulder…

  • Tomato, Aurora

    Tomato, Aurora (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60 days. Det. This was one of our standby farm varieties for producing early red slicers. Known for its rich classic tomato flavor. Medium sized 2-4 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. Grows well…

  • Tomato, Early Willamette (Organic)

    Tomato, Early Willamette (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Det. An early red tomato with great yields on short determinate bushes. 3-7 oz fruit have excellent flavor and appearance. Fruit set in clusters with three or four concentrated flushes. We plant Early Willamette as an early rotation because of its manageable size and concentrated yield. A favorite of many home…

  • Tomato, Fireworks (Organic)

    Tomato, Fireworks (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Det. One of the largest extra early tomatoes. Medium sized, red, juicy 3-6 oz globes on short manageable bushes. Good as an early production tomato due to its high percentage of perfect marketable fruit. Similar to Starfire (listed under Tomato, Main Season Red) but earlier and a little smaller. Bred by…

  • Tomato, Forest Fire (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 45-50 days. Det. Extra early tomato with attractive 2-3 oz red fruit on dwarf bushy plants. Firm and split resistant. Forest Fire is the perfect low maintenance first wave of a long tomato season. The three amigos here are: Forest Fire, Fireworks, and Starfire. They run the gamut from earlier and smaller to…

  • Tomato, Gill's All Purpose (Organic)

    Tomato, Gill’s All Purpose (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60-70 days. Semi-det. Good yields of 3” round, 4-5 oz, red fruit with firm texture that are delicious for fresh eating but also good for processing into juice or paste, or canning whole. Gill’s All Purpose makes a good outdoor market farm tomato, grows to 4′ tall and is easy to trellis. As…

  • Tomato, Gundula (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Det. Dwarf. Dwarf bushes, rugose regular-leafed plants produce medium-sized, 2-3 oz meaty fruit prolifically and early. It always surprises us just how many lovely red-orange fruit grow on such a small stout plant. Very good for container gardening, as plants only reach 12-20” tall at maturity. Gundula is perfect for a…

  • Tomato, Harzfeuer (Organic)

    Tomato, Harzfeuer (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Indet. Potato Leaf. 2-4 oz round, slightly oblate, bright red fruit held in clusters. The best trait of Harzfeuer is the aroma when fruit are ripe – they smell different, adding a delightful note to the already great well-balanced flavor. Very juicy for fresh eating. Harzfeuer translates from German to “resin…

  • Tomato, Marmande (Organic)

    Tomato, Marmande (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60-65 days. Semi-det. Bushy plants produce clusters of 4-6 oz flat, lightly ribbed, red fruit. Good firmness in addition to excellent flavor, two attributes that make Marmande a perfect variety for market farms. Good when eaten fresh or cooked. Very dependably yields outdoors, even in cool summers. Traditional variety from the south of…

  • Tomato, Oldendorf Red (Organic)

    Tomato, Oldendorf Red (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 65 days. Indet. Another excellent European tomato. A medium-early variety with tall plants that are loaded with perfectly round, brilliant red fruit weighing 3-4 oz. The firm, flavorful fruit keep well once picked, making Oldendorf Red an excellent salad tomato for market farmers. Very productive when grown outdoors. Consistently holds better quality late…

  • Tomato, Santiam (Organic)

    Tomato, Santiam (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60 days. Det. Short bushes can set fruit without pollination (parthenocarpic), resulting in earlier fruit that may be seedless. 2-3” globes with good flavor. A little smaller and earlier than Siletz, but still a good size weighing 3-5 oz. Our favorite early determinate tomato variety from Oregon State University, and the second of…

  • Tomato, Siletz (Organic)

    Tomato, Siletz (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 65 days. Det. Superb, early production variety that is ideal for the Pacific Northwest. Heavy yields of big, juicy red slicers weighing up to 10 oz. Easy to grow, even in less than optimum growing conditions. Developed to be an improved Oregon Spring, it is indeed bigger and earlier with better flavor. Siletz…

  • Organic Spring King tomato seed

    Tomato, Spring King (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60-70 days. Det. Produces large, red globes that are slightly oblate. Dual purpose processing and slicing type. Very nice variety for its dark red color, good flavor and blemish-free fruit. When harvested, calyx stays with the plant, not the fruit. Dark green, healthy looking plants provide good leaf cover so there is less…

  • Tomato, Stupice (Organic)

    Tomato, Stupice (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 55 days. Indet. Potato leaf. Flavor is rich and aromatic with that summer tomato taste sometimes missing in early tomatoes. Shrubby plants are short yet viney and continue to yield clusters of 2″, red, 2 oz fruit throughout the season. A very special Czech variety introduced to the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook in…

  • Tomato, Uralskiy Ranniy (Organic)

    Tomato, Uralskiy Ranniy (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 50 days. Det. Dwarf. Unique, super early dwarf plants are very well-suited for container culture. Red, 2-4 oz, mini-beefsteak shaped fruit are juicy with good flavor. Consistently one of our earliest tomatoes to ripen in the field. Uralskiy Ranniy is extremely easy to grow and produces high yields – especially for such small…