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Tomatoes

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We love our tomatoes!  Here are the latest varieties.

 TOMATO VARIETIES 2014

Beefmaster – 20 ounce, Italian beefsteak tomato, indeterminate plant

Ball's Beefsteak - Big tomato, 8-12 ounce globe shaped, disease resistant, no cracking, old fashioned flavour, great for sandwiches, indeterminate

Bobcat – Beefsteak type tomato, determinate size, 10 ounce average size tomato, 68 days

Black Cherry – 75 days to mature, indeterminate, smoky flavour, dusky purple brown

color, clusters of grape type tomatoes

Brandywine - 78 days. Old time favourite of the Amish, distinct taste. Heirloom icy favourite, indeterminate, pinkish flesh, 450 gram size

Burpee Big Boy – Large sized tomato, 10 ounces to 1 pound in size, 78 days to

mature, some may find mushy

Caspian Pink – Heirloom variety, wonderful flavour, originated in Russia, large fruit, 11

ounces, ripens from the bottom up, indeterminate, 80 days to mature

Classica - Versatile Italian pear tomato, good for canning, freezing, salsas, sauces. Thick Walls and excellent color, determinate plants, Matures in 76 days from transplanting

Chocolate Cherry - Heirloom, chocolate i.e. deep purple color, indeterminate, very

sweet

Cherokee Purple - Heirloom variety from the Cherokee Indians of US. Deep dusky

purple with sweet, large fruit

Celebrity – Determinate. Amazing crops in moderate space. Crack resistant

Early Girl – Great flavour, 50-62 days to maturity, considered early, 4-8 ounce

tomatoes, heavy producer

Heirloom Rambling Bush

with chefs

Ildi – A grape tomato, large masses of small grape tomatoes, yellow color, up to 50 tomatoes in a cluster, vines grow 4-5 feet tall, 60-65 days to mature

Jet Star – 65 days. midseason variety, 25 years old, reintroduced at Dominion Seed House. Large sized 200-220 grams. Globe shape, indeterminate. Low acid.

Jetsetter Big meaty tomatoes, early ripening, tall indeterminate plants which mature in 65 days after transplanting

Juliet – Red Saladette type tomatoes on a vigorous vine. 1-2 oz tomatoes with great flavour and the meatiness of a saladette tomato. Resistant to cracking, cluster of 10-12. Produces all season

Lemon Boy - (VF) Lemon color, very productive, mild flavour

Old Wyandotte - Heirlook, large, (5") golden yellow beefsteak with good sweet/acid balance

Patio The perfect tomato to grow in a pot on your deck. Thick stock, smaller size but produces regular sized tomatoes

Pilgrim – Well suited to northern climates, vigorous, compact growth, determinate habit, excellent crack resistance/tolerance, 68 days to maturity from transplanting

Pink Lady  --  70 days, best picked when pink in colour 8 oz, indeterminate

Roma- Perfect tomato for making tomato paste, sauce, canning, freezing because of thick Walls and few seeds, Pear shaped plums, determinate growing habit

San Marzano – Classic plum/paste type tomato on indeterminate vines. Clusters of elongated tomatoes, best staked

Scotia – Most popular old time favourite, great for green relish. Early maturity. Plants not so large.

Siberian 60 days. Handles cool conditions well. Determinate tomato bears a heavy yield of smaller good tasting, 2-3 ounce tomatoes

Striped German - 78 days. Unique heirloom variety. Bicolored fruit – red and yellow strips. Indeterminate. 175-185 grams

Super Marmande - A taste of "Provencal", large, irregular shape, early, determinate

Sugary – 60-65 days. Red grape tomato. ½ oz crack resistant fruit produced in clusters of up to 15 to 20 tomatoes. Indeterminate

Sweet Mojo - Grape tomato. Long clusters average 20-21 fruit with high sugar flavour. Staking required, some tolerance to cracking.

Sweet 100 – Very sweet and very productive

Sweet ‘n Neat Tomato - Compact high yielding cherry tomato, good for containers

Tigerella, Mr Stripey -Bicolored tomato, develops as a green fruit with dark green stripes,

matures to a bright red color with greenish yellow stripes, indeterminate

Tiny Tim – Dwarf type plant that produces acid cherry tomatoes, the orginal cherry

tomato

Tomande – Slightly smaller than a beefsteak tomato, 6.5 ounces, less acid, sets more

fruit and matures in 68 days

Toma Verde Tomatillo – Perfect for Mexican Green Salsa, papery husk, green in color when mature, indeterminate

Tumbling Tom – 50 days. Hybrid. High yields, sweet flavour, mass of 1-1/4"fruit round red fruit. Use in hanging baskets or gallon containers.

Ultra Sweet - (VFT), Beefsteak type tomato, 10 oz size, early, indeterminate

Venus - Bush type tomato, good for containers, orange skinned cherry

tomato size

Yellow Pear - 78 days so considered quite early, 1-1/2" in size, very sweet, pear- shaped, very productive

Recommended use –  

Containers: Patio, Sweet ‘n Neat, Venus

Cold Climate: Pilgrim and Siberian

Beefsteak: Beefmaster,  Burpee Big Boy, Jetsetter, Ultra Sweet, Super Marmande,Ball's Beefsteak

Heirloom: Brandywine, Caspian Pink,  Chocolate Cherry, Cherokee Purple, Striped Caravan, Striped German,Old Wyandotte

Grape: Ildi, Sugary, Sweet Mojo

Yellow: Lemon Boy, Yellow Pear,Old Wyandotte

Cherry: Sweet 100, Tiny Tim

Determinate: Celebrity

Plum: Classica, Juliet, Roma, San Marzano

Low Acid: Jet Star, Tomande

Early: Scotia, Early Girl

Flavorful: Cherokee Purple, Brandywine

Novelty: Tigerella

Hanging Basket: Tumbling Tom

Blight resistant:  Ultra Sweet

Tomatillo Toma Verde

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