Paste & Plum
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Tomato, Baylor Paste (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Red. 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. Red. 75 days. Indet.
Andrew has been looking for a productive early Italian giant pear tomato for years and none of the standards seem to make it here in Oregon. That was until we tried Belmonte Pear. It is the classic red Italian Piriform (pear shaped) tomato found in Italy. Highly regarded for sauces and roasting, these beautiful fruit are strangely captivating and irresistible. Many of the more famous “pears” such as Cuneo have been a little too late and susceptible to blossom end rot. However, Belmonte Pear is perfect. We sourced our original seed from a wonderful small seed business called The Sample Seed Shop and 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 and forgiving nature. There is a pink oxheart Italian tomato out there with the same name, however it is a different variety.
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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 and 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, Egg from Phuket$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. White/Pink. 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, and is a little tart. Most Thai tomatoes are meant for cooking in stir-fry, curry, or Thai salad and therefore selected much differently than Western tomatoes. Will hold shape when cut in half and stir fried. A very unique tomato. Collected in Thailand by Ulla Grall, proprietor of Bio-Saatgut seed company in Germany.
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 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, Graham’s Good Keeper (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Red. 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, and 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 that 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 and store well for months. We saw this done in Italy and have successfully done it ourselves, making for the perfect homemade pizza topping all winter long.
Tomato, Iraqi Heart (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Pink. 80 days. Indet.
Pink fruit are shaped like an oxheart or Amish paste. Very meaty with a rich flavor. Great for cooking and slicing. Yields heavy fairly late in the season and likes the heat. Possibly brought to England by a military officer after World War II. Received as Irakische Herzformige from Gerhard Bohl, a seed collector in Germany.
Tomato, Jory (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 60 days. Indet.
This tomato had us at Hello! Vigorous vines produce a truly multi-use tomato. Oxheart shaped but much earlier than any other oxheart we have grown. When irrigated well it is juicy, sweet and delicious, and very high yielding. Produces extremely well late into the season, especially for such an early variety. Jory was grown throughout the Willamette Valley for canning in the 1920s, which means they were most likely dry-farmed. The canned tomatoes of United Growers Inc. were proudly labeled with the Jory name at least into the 1950s. This is another variety that comes to us from seed magnet Jeannie Berg of Your Hometown Harvests and Queener Farm – it seems the “old timers” love to give her heritage commercial varieties and we love getting them from her.
Tomato, Lämpchen (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Yellow. 70 days. Indet.
High yielding, thick-walled yellow paste type that is also good eaten fresh. Similar to de Berao types. Seems to be fairly disease resistant and does not suffer from blossom end rot. Holds quality exceptionally late into the season and is perfect for making yellow tomato soup. One of many varieties given to The Seed Ambassadors Project in 2007 by Gerhard Bohl, a seed collector in Germany.
Tomato, Maria Nagy Heart (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 80 days. Indet.
Another Transylvanian tomato with exceptionally rich and sweet flavor. Late but productive. Large, meaty, pear shaped fruit are good for eating raw or for sauce. Incredible when roasted with basil, salt and olive oil. Comparable to Giant of Siebenbergen, but more pear shaped and less oxheart shaped. Received from seed steward Maria Nagy in Turda, Romania, during our Seed Ambassadors trip to Transylvania. She told us the fruit is the size of her two fists together – or maybe she was waving her two fists in the air to show us that this tomato is a champion. A traditional heritage type becoming rare even in its historical home. Aka, Maria Nagy Pear.
Tomato, Principe Borghese (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 70 days. Semi-det.
Classic Italian sun drying tomato. Red pointy plums with thick flesh and skin. They are usually dried for winter use, but they also make a great addition sliced fresh and tossed into tomato sauces or on pizza. Often listed as determinate but plants grow rather tall and yield late into the season, benefiting from some support. Viney plants can be brought in at the end of the season to ripen any remaining unripe fruit. We slice the 1 oz fruits in half and put them in our dehydrator. Many people just hang the pulled plants in a shed or garage. Another way of preserving them is to hang the clusters inside and they will usually keep for weeks or longer.
Tomato, Quadro (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 70 days. Indet.
Vigorous, late blight resistant, medium-sized, multi-use Roma with great flavor. Bred in Germany for late blight resistance and for growing outdoors or in the greenhouse. High yields late into the season. Moderately juicy paste is good for many uses – we love it for salsa! Blocky, almost cubic shape, probably why it is named Quadro. Bred by Dr. Hartmut Spieß with support from Kultursaat, a German foundation that funds biodynamic plant breeding. Collected by The Seed Ambassadors Project in 2007 from Bingenheimer Saatgut, a German biodynamic seed company
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Solanum lycopersicum. 65 days. Det.
Productive early heirloom Italian sauce tomato. 2-3″ red fruit are plump and have a small point. Very good raw flavor compared to other paste tomatoes. A good variety for short season or cool summer locations. Can out-yield Roma, especially in cool summers. Good resistance to fusarium and no blossom end rot.
Tomato, Saucey (Organic)$3.25–$6.00
Solanum lycopersicum. 70 days. Det.
An early paste variety bred by Oregon State University. Small bushes heavily produce clusters of plum-shaped, 3 oz red fruits. Fruit are dense and have good flavor. Resists blossom end rot, to which so many other sauce tomatoes are susceptible. Very reliable and early compared to the ubiquitous Roma variety. Released in 1993 by Dr. Jim Baggett of Oregon State University. Aka, Saucy.
Tomato, Siberian Orange (Organic)$3.25–$12.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Orange. 80 days. Indet.
Plump pear-shaped paste tomatoes are amazing cooked and also delicious for fresh eating. A brilliant orange sherbet color, incredibly sweet and fruity for a paste. Makes candy sweet orange tomato sauce and would probably make a phenomenal ketchup. Tall wispy vines produce fruit with very few seeds. We have planted it in the greenhouse for a bountiful harvest, but it does fine outside when given high fertility. We received it as Sibirische Orange which means Siberian Orange in a strange half transliterated way. Sorry for the slight renaming, we know there are a few people out there who will not approve. Given to us by Gerhard Bohl in Germany and one of his favorites of the over 3,000 tomatoes he grows. (And you thought we grew a lot of tomatoes!?)
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Tomato, Tonnelet (Organic)$3.25–$6.00
Solanum lycopersicum. Red with Yellow Stripes. 75 days. Indet.
A Belgian tomato named after its fruit shape that resembles the antique vases, or kegs, known as tonnelet. Roma-like, 2” long fruit are produced in clusters of 6 or more with beautiful yellow tiger stripes on red. Flavor is fragrant and sweet. A variety developed by Belgian tomato collector, Luc Fichot in 1990. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project in 2007 by the Belgian seed company, Belle Époque.