Adaptive Seeds

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  • Tomato, Astrakhanskie

    Tomato, Astrakhanskie (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 70-75 days. Indet.

    Big red beefsteak variety from the Astrakhan region of Russia. A big hit in our tomato patch as their appearance alone is all you could want in a beefsteak, and with the flavor to match, they are one of our go-to varieties when harvesting for the kitchen. What really surprised us was the yield and earliness. Large red fruits have a flattened oblate shape with some attractive ribbing and 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, Deutsche Fleiss (Organic)

    Tomato, Deutsche Fleiss (Organic)

    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 and juicy with good tart tomato flavor. Good storing ability both on and off the plant. A Seed Ambassadors Project variety sourced from Gerhard Bohl, a seed collector in Germany. He said that out of the thousands of tomato varieties he’s collected, Deutsche Fleiss is one of his favorites and we can see why!

  • Tomato, Fakel (Organic)

    Tomato, Fakel (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 70-75 days. Det.

    Deep red, 2½” slightly elongated round paste-type fruits with exceptional sweet flavor on vigorous plants. Juicy and thick-walled fruit are good for processing and for fresh use. Fruit detaches without calyx and 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 and author of The Beautiful Food Garden. It then found its way to the Heritage Seed Library in England and we brought it back to Oregon.

  • Tomato, Giant of Siebenburgen

    Tomato, Giant of Siebenburgen (Organic)

    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 and are never disappointed because the flavor is incredibly good, shockingly sweet and 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, Maria Nagy Giant (Organic)

    Tomato, Maria Nagy Giant (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 85 days. Indet.

    Large, perfect globes have a really sweet, rich flavor. Late to come on but very productive once it gets going. The flavor is just incredible, making it well worth the wait. We all have our ideal red slicer tomato and this one meets our ideals for flavor, size, texture, and yield. We received this variety from seed steward Maria Nagy in Turda, Romania. When she gave it to us, during our Seed Ambassadors trip to Transylvania in 2008, she said she had harvested 8 kilos (17.6 lbs) of fruit from one plant! It is one of the heritage tomatoes farmers in her area once grew and all wish they still did.

  • Tomato, Martian Giant

    Tomato, Martian Giant (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 75-80 days. Indet.

    A great market tomato that rivals the hybrids. Bushy plants produce bright scarlet red, big and juicy fruit. This is a good choice for a main season market tomato. Its flavor is balanced and excellent. The yield is a little late but very high. A sister variety to ORLST, Dr. Alan Kapuler’s selection of Martian Giant, which was collaboratively developed by Peace Seeds, Bill Reynolds of Eel River Produce, and Seeds of Change.

  • Tomato, Mashenka

    Tomato, Mashenka (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 75 days. Indet.

    A high quality and high yielding medium-large, main-season red slicer from Russia that is stocky and round just like a tomato should be. The skin is always blemish free and slightly shiny. Meaty beefsteak type with dense, tasty flesh that can be used for slicing fresh or for canning. The size is usually fairly large for us, but not giant, averaging around 12-14 oz. This tomato is part of our growing line of awesome Russian and Siberian varieties. Mashenka is a common Russian woman’s name and this tomato is a popular commercial variety there. According to a translation of the Russian website MirAgro, Mashenka is resistant to alterneria, fusarium, and shows some tolerance to late blight and mosaic virus. We received this variety originally from Tatiana Kouchnareva, of Tatiana’s TOMATObase. She received her seed from Tamara Yaschenko of Biysk, Siberia.

  • Tomato, Perfect Rogue

    Tomato, Perfect Rogue (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 70-75 days. Indet. Potato Leaf.

    5 oz perfect red globes with great flavor. Bred from a commercial standard, early red slicing hybrid tomato and it is now one of our market standard OPs. Dehybridization is fun, if you haven’t tried it, you should. We have had a lot of good feedback about this variety from local gardeners who have tried it after receiving it from us at seed swaps. Now commercially available in its fully refined form. If you are looking for a replacement for the Simenis/Monsanto hybrid Early Girl F1, try this one.

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  • Tomato, Petrillo (Organic)
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    Tomato, Petrillo (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 70 days. Indet.

    Tall plants. Red ruffled, fluted 3-4″ fruit. Productive Costoluto Genovese type. Good flavor with an excellent, slightly tart bite. Perfect diced and thrown fresh into pasta. Originating in Puerto Rico pre-1952, we sourced it from USDA GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network), the US equivalent to a national gene bank.

  • Tomato, Piroka
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    Tomato, Piroka

    Solanum lycopersicum. 75 days. Indet.

    A very delicious main season fresh slicing tomato. The medium-large, bright red globes are 5-7 oz and very productive. Selected for greenhouse production but also performs well outside. Great as a salad tomato or sliced on sandwiches. Bred by Dr. Hartmut Spiess in Germany with the support of Kultursaat, a foundation dedicated to developing biodynamic seed varieties. We sourced our original seed from the German biodynamic seed company, Bingenheimer Saatgut in 2006 during our first Seed Ambassadors trip.

  • Tomato, Pusztakolosz

    Tomato, Pusztakolosz (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 80-85 days. Indet.

    Large 5-6″ wide, 16-24 oz beefsteak fruit. Plants are very vigorous in the heat and have very leafy, thick growth. Originally from Cluj, a city in Transylvania. Many Hungarians live in Romania and the name Kolosz is the Hungarian name for Cluj. Puszta means prairie. Good thing Andrew looked that up because Sarah thought the name just meant “Pretty Colossal.” We saw this type grown by subsistence farmers in Transylvania. Many old timers told us they wish they still grew it because modern hybrids have taken their place in markets, and they don’t taste good. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by Gerhard Bohl, a seed collector in Germany.

  • Tomato, Sasha's Altai

    Tomato, Sasha’s Altai (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 75 days. Indet.

    Another great tomato from Siberia. Perfect main season red for fresh eating. We are starting to specialize in Russian and Siberian tomatoes for a good reason—they’re awesome. Sasha’s Altai comes with a very special seed-explorer-romantic story. It was originally brought to the US from Irkutsk by seedsman Bill McDorman as part of one of the first and most important introductions of tomato diversity from the former Soviet Union. He received it from a very generous gardener named Sasha, who said it was the best tomato in Siberia. Sasha walked 35 kilometers (21.75 miles) each way to his home in the mountains and back just to give the seed to Bill. Famous now for its flavor, it was chosen by Organic Garden Magazine as one of the 10 best early tomatoes in the world.

  • Tomato, Starfire (Organic)

    Tomato, Starfire (Organic)

    Solanum lycopersicum. 70 days. Det.

    With its big yields of 7-10 oz, plump red slicers, Starfire is a really good production tomato for the Willamette Valley. It would probably perform very well throughout the Pacific Northwest, if not the entire northern US. Flavor is very good and nicely juicy. The vigorous bushy plants have a concentrated fruit set that we find very reliable. Starfire is a great name for this fiery red star of a tomato. Developed at the Morden Experimental Farm in Manitoba, Canada in 1963. Our original source is from Victory Seeds who received it from USDA GRIN.