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Color Skin

Variety

Season

Leaf

Type

Days

Growth

Size

OP/Hyb.

Black

Aker's West Virginia Black:  Flattened brown/black beefsteaks 6-14oz..  Some irregularity in shape and mild ruffling around shoulders.  Discovered in 2006 by Tatiana Kouchnareva as possible cross of Aker's West Virginia and and unknown black.  Nice meaty core but good juice too.  Seeds from Delectation of Tomatoes and Pascal Antigny of France. 

Mid to late

Regular

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Medium/Large

OP

Black

Cherokee Black Tiger: Small oblate purple black with silver pink stripes.  1-3oz. fruit.  Firm purple flesh.  Good taste.  Chartreuse foliage.  Bears more fruit as the season progresses.  Many are underneath foliage.     Seeds from Marianna's Heirloom Seeds.  

Mid-Season

Rugose

Beefsteak

 

Dwarf

Small

OP

Black

Violet Jasper:  High yields of small 2-3 oz.. perfectly round dark purple-black large cherry tomatoes with metallic green stripes.  Great for salads.  Released by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds in 2010.

Mid-Season

Regular

Salad

 

Vine

Small

OP

Black

Black Japanese Trifele:  Beautiful brick red/brown piriform (pear-shaped) tomatoes with green shoulders.  Size range between 4 to 7oz..  Meaty smooth flesh with very little seeds makes this a nice sauce/canner tomato.   Also wonderful roasted.  The last tomato to hang on the vine for me as we picked all through November.  Nice shelf life too.  Originally a Russian commercial variety and original name is "Yaponskiy Trufel Chernyi" but was translated to it's current title when the seed came to North America.    Seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds.

Mid to late

Potato

Pear/Plum

75-80

Vine

Medium

OP

Black

Brad's Black Heart:  Medium to large fruit with largest fruits producing first at 14oz. then subsequent around 8oz..  Mid-season but not very productive.  Very meaty and small seed vacuoles with little "green gel" which is norm for black tomatoes.  As with most oxhearts some are pointed and others blunt and it will have a little green around the shoulders.  Wonderful flavor.  First known black-oxheart and found by Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms in a patch of Black Krims.   

Mid-Season

Wispy

Oxheart

70-80

Compact

Medium/Large

OP

Black

Wine Jug:  Purple/Black piriform (4-8oz.) that becomes a darker cabernet as it ripens.  Some green spotting.  Good resistance to cracking.   Similar to Black Japanese Trifele.  From Tricia Rosamilia. 

Mid-Season

 

Pear/Plum

 

Vine

Medium

OP

Black

Mystery Black Beefsteak:  I found this beautiful beefsteak in the grocery store in spring of 2016.  It had chocolate colored brown skin with green shoulders and great uniformity.  I thought it would be fun to try to grow it out because it says it's organic and heirloom it will be interesting to see if I can find out what variety it is this summer.   Seeds are mine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unk.

Black

Pink Berkeley Tie Dye:  8-12 oz. dark port wine colored beefsteak with metallic green stripes.  Compact plant performs well under disease pressure and stress.  From Brad Gates and Wild Boar farms.    

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

75-80

Vine

Medium

OP

Black

Carbon:  8-12oz. purple-black globe shaped tomato.  Kept in my garden every year because of it's wonderful "black" tomato taste.  Listed in SSE in 1998.  Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. 

Mid to late

Regular

Beefsteak

80-85

Vine

Medium

OP

Black

Large Barred Boar:  Flattened 8-12oz. pink-brown with metallic green stripes.  Very similar to Pink Berkeley Tie Dye but larger and more irregular in shape.  Slightly more meaty.   Seeds from Wild Boar Farms and Mine.

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

80

Vine

Medium/Large

OP

Black

True Black Brandywine:   8-12oz. smooth oblate dusky brownish black beefsteak.  Complex earthy and sweet flavor.  This is a different strain from most Black Brandywines as it was bred by Dr. Harold E. Martin in late 1920's in Westtown PA.  He finally shared his seed with his Quaker friend who then passed the seed down to his grandson,William Woys Weaver.  Weaver claims that Martin intentionally crossed the Fejee Improved with a Brandywine.  The seed was then shared with Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds which is who I obtained the seed from. 

Late

Potato

Beefsteak

Vine

80-90

Medium

OP

Black

Paul Robeson:  Black/Brown 8-18oz. beefsteak.  High yield.  What makes this tomato great aside from it's dark skin and uniformity, are it's distinctive sweet and smokey flavor.   Many who are fans of the "black tomato" flavor get this because it hold the wonderfully earthy flavors that this tomato holds.  Can have minor radial cracking in stressing conditions like hot weather and inconsistent watering.  Marina Danilenko of Moscow named this after an African-American singer and actor and political activist during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.  He was popular with the Communist government in the former Soviet Union during the Cold War for some of his beliefs were anti-US.  IN spite of his un-popular views against McCarthy and his career nearly destroyed, he stead fast to his political views.  Seeds from TomatoFest.   

Mid-season

Regular

Beefsteak

Vine

70-80

Medium

OP

Black

Noire Charbonneuse:  Medium sized (6-12oz.) smooth purple/black beefsteak fruits with dark very meaty flesh.   I've been told that this is a productive variety.  It's origin is France and it's said to be a cross of an unknown red variety and "Charbonniere".  Blacks are normally late seasons so this is an earlier (mid-season) producer.   Seeds from Tricia Rosamilia of Pennsylvania. 

Mid-season

Regular

Beefsteak

Vine

80

Medium

OP

Black

Cherokee Purple:  Pre-1890 American Heirloom and supposedly Cherokee Indian association and named by Craig LeHoullier.  Deep dusky purple-pink color.  Sweet.  Medium to large (8-16oz.) globe uniform shaped tomatoes.  Some have green shoulders which doesn't affect taste at all.    Heavy producer.  Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, CherryGal and Mine.

Mid to late

Regular

Beefsteak

Vine

80-90

Medium

OP

Black

Black from Tula:  8-12oz. purple black beefsteaks with irregular shapes.  Wonderfully rich complex black taste.  Old Ukrainian heirloom from Tula.  Offered in SSE in 1998.  Seeds from Baker Creek Rare Seeds.

Mid to late

Regular

Beefsteak

Vine

80

Medium

OP

Black

Black Krim:  Flattened irregular and ribbed shoulders of 4" diameter large black beefsteaks that can grow to 1lb.  Turn to purple/black when fully ripe.  More susceptible to cracking.  From Crimea region of Black Sea (Ukraine).   Seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds.    

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

Vine

80-90

Medium/Large

OP

Black

Golova Negra:  This 12oz. pleated deep red mahogany beefsteak is super juicy and mild for a black tomato in taste.  It is from Russia and it translates to "Head of African Man".   Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

Mid-Season

 

Beefsteak

Vine

 

Medium

OP

Black

Chocolate Stripes:  Large 3-4" Mahogany skin with olive green striping.  Another great "Black tomato".   Seeds from TomatoFest.

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

Vine

90

Medium

OP

Black

Cherokee Chocolate:  This 4" (10-14oz.) beefsteak is brown inside and out with yellow skin.  It was one of several stabilized rouge segregates of the Cherokee Purple that Craig LeHoullier developed.   Seeds from TomatoFest.

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

Vine

90

Medium

OP

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Black

Black Zebra:  3-5oz. black fruits with green stripes.  Wonderful for presentation.  Great salad tomato.  Excellent producer.  Created by Jeff Dawson of Sebastopol, California, from a natural cross of Green Zebra.  Went commercial in 2000.   Seeds from Renaissance Farms.

Mid-Season

Regular

Round

Vine

80

Medium

OP

Black

Purple Bumble Bee:  Large oval-shaped cherry fruits.  Purple with dark green stripes.  Purple flesh and two seed chambers filled with green gel.  Bred by Fred Hempel of Baia Nicchia Farm in Sunol, California and offered commercially in 2012.  Seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds.

Mid to late

Regular

Cherry

Medium Vine

75

Small

OP

Black

Chocolate Pear:  Small pear shaped cherry with red-brown color.  Nice flavor.  Good shelf life off vine.  Recently developed by Terroir Seeds's growers.  Seeds form Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Mid-Season

Regular

Cherry

Vine

 

Small

OP

Black

Cameroon Cherry:  This wonderful brown skinned grape tomato has fair yields of wonderfully flavored tomatoes.  It has fairly firm skin with green gel gives it just the right consistency in the mouth.  Holds up well and really represents that complex "black tomato" taste well in a cherry variety.  Seeds from Bill Jeffers. 

Produce Only.  Nursery Stock Unavailable

 

 

 

 

 

OP

Black

Black Cherry:  Dark purple cherry tomatoes with large clusters.  Vigorous grower.  Outstanding taste appraisals from many growers.  Developed by Vince Sapp of Tomato Growers Supply and released in 2003.  There are several crosses that are very similar.  Seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds.

Early

Regular

Cherry

Vine

65

Small

OP

Black

Brownies Cherries:  Seeds from Tricia Rosamilia of Pennsylvania.

 

 

Cherry

 

 

Small

OP

Black

Kamato:  3-6 oz. reddish black fruit with lots of flavor and juice but firm thick walls.  Surprisingly sweet for a black tomato.  Seeds sold by Marianna's Heirloom Seeds and stated that it is a rare variety from Australia.  Unknown affiliation to "Kumato" or  "Rosso Bruno".  I will say that the Kumato is heavily patented by "Syngenta" of Switzerland whose intentions was to restrict the variety from the general public by creating a growing club concept whereby only approved growers under contract could grow the hybrid.  The similar variety I am growing is open pollinated.    Seeds from Marianna's Heirloom Seeds.

Mid-season

Regular

Salad

Vine

70

Small

OP

Black

Sunchocola:  1 1/4 inch round henna colored cherry tomatoes are juicy, slightly smoky and low in acid flavor.  Seeds from Territorial Seed Company.  

 

 

Cherry

 

 

Small

Hybrid

Green

Emerald Apple:   Large green 8-14oz. oblate beefsteaks.  Some will grow to 1lb.  Good uniformity.  Yellow blush to skin as it ripens and flecks of orange inside.  Nice meaty core with small seed vacuoles make this great as a slicer.  Nice tart and sweetness for a green.  Originally from Russia a.k.a. Izrumrudnoe Yabloko and brought to U.S in 2008.  Released commercially by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds in 2016.  Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

80

Vine

Large

OP

Green

Green Giant:  These uniform oblate beefsteaks crank beautiful blemish free 1lb fruit.  Skins will stay green when ripe and will show less yellow than other greens.  Great variety for fried green tomatoes if picked early because it has very meaty flesh and little seed cavities.  Craig LeHoullier obtained the seeds from Reinhard Kraft's in 2004 and grew out a potato leaf strain.  Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and Mine. 

Mid-Season

Potato

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Large

OP

Green

Aunt Ruby's German Green:  Irregular shaped 8-18oz. green beefsteak sometimes showing amber stripes and gold blushing from blossom end as it ripens.  Inside core with have yellow hue.  Family heirloom from Germany that has seen some deviation in it's strain has come to North America.  "First introduced in the SSE 1993 Yearbook by Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B). Bill Minkey received the seed from Nita Hofstrom of Clinton, Wisconsin, whose aunt, Ruby Arnold of Greeneville, TN, grew it for years. The seed originally came from Ruby Arnold's German immigrant grandfather, and Ruby simply called it 'German Green' tomato. Bill Minkey asked Ruby for permission to rename this variety and he called it 'Aunt Ruby's German Green' after Ruby Arnold."  cited from tatianastomatobase.com.  Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Large

OP

Green

Grub's Mystery Green:  Produces 7-17oz. green when ripe beefsteaks and earliest of green beefsteaks.    This tomato has amber skin tones when ripe but has pale green flesh inside.  David Lockwood (a.k.a Grub) of Australia was growing for Paul Robeson from a packet of seeds from the U.S.  One plant grew only to 5ft height, had potato leaf foliage, and was GWR (Green When Ripe) thus it's name.  Seeds from Tricia Rosamilia.   

Early to Mid-Season

Potato

Beefsteak

75-80

4ft

Large

OP

Green

Cherokee Green Yet another segregate line off of the Cherokee Purple and then the Cherokee Chocolate.  Yields 12-16oz. green with ripe beefsteaks with yellow hue when ripe.  Seeds from Bill Jeffers. 

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

80

Vine

Large

OP

Green

Cherokee Lime (German Strain):  This is a classic green when ripe medium 4-8oz. sized beefsteak loaded with flavor and juice.  Clear epidermis.  Bred by Bill Jeffers.   Stabilized by 2011.   Seeds from Bill Jeffers.

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

80

Vine

Medium

OP

Green/Bi-Color

Lucky Tiger:  Elongated green when ripe plum tomato 2oz..  This one is like the Captain Lucky Beefsteak all rolled into a little cherry tomato.  It has orange and red hues both on the skin and in the flesh and the flavor is complex because there is tropical and acidity.  Very great for market and restaurants.   Seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds.

Mid-Season

Regular

Plum

75

Vine

Small

OP

Green

Green Zebra:  3-6oz. round green when ripe round tomatoes with yellow skin and lime green striping.  Wonderful zingy green tart taste with light melon undertones.  Developed in mid-80's by Tom Wagner.  Further became more acclaimed with notable food movement restaurateur, Alice Waters making them a staple on her menus.  Became a parent variety for a lot of the tomatoes Tom has bred for last 30 years.   Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and Mine.

Mid-Season

Regular

Salad

75

5 ft.

Medium

OP

Green/Tri-color

Ananas Noire:  a.k.a Black Pineapple.  This is a funky tie dye of a tomato.  It's a large tri-colored 10-16oz. beefsteak with greenish yellow skin and both pink and purple blush on blossom red.  Inside it is even more colorful with red and dark pink flesh in the core and green around the sides.   The taste is intriguing and complex.  Hints of earth, melon and acid.  A heavy weight of tomato tasting connoisseurs.  Developed by Pascal Moreau of Belgium.   Seeds from Territorial Seed Company Co.

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

80-90

Vine

Large

OP

Indigo/Green

Muddy Water's:  1-3 oz. green brown salad tomato with striping and antho shoulders.  Flavor very much like Green Zebra and this strain has green flesh with yellow hue.  Not as great a producer as the Green Zebra.  Developed by Tom Wagner.  Seeds from CherryGal.

Mid-Season

Regular

Salad

80

Compact

Small

OP

Indigo/Pink

Pink Siberian Tiger:  Medium to large 8-12oz. pink beefsteaks with antho shoulders and stripes to blossom end.  Smooth blemish free flesh with good balance of meat to juice.  Great shelf life.  Bred by Mark McCaslin of Frogsleap Farm in Minnesota and developed by Blane Horton of Mississippi.  This is a Beauty King x OSU Blue Cross.  Seeds from Marianna's Heirloom Seeds.   

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

80

4ft

Large

OP

Indigo/Pink

Damascus Steel:  Small to medium 3-6oz. round pink saladette with wonderful antho striping.  Bred for enhanced look and the antho flavor.  This is a cross bred with Freckled Strawberry line and the Pink Siberian Tiger (for Size) by Dean Slater of Michigan and involvment of Mark McCaslin of Fragsleap Farm.  I'm personally very excited about this tomatoes potential!   Seeds from Marianna's Heirloom Seeds.

Mid-Season

Regular

Salad

 

 

Medium

OP

Indigo/Red

Sgt. Peppers:  The first Striped antho oxheart which grows anywhere from 12-24oz..  Developed by Jason Haynes.  Looks to be orange red flesh with antho shoulders and blush.  Very excited to see this new variety!  Revolutionary in the tomato world!  Seeds sold exclusively with Marianna's Heirloom Seeds.  

Mid-Season

Wispy

Oxheart

80

 

Medium

OP

Indigo/Red

Indigo Blue Chocolate:  1-2oz. chocolate brown flesh with antho shoulders.  Sweet and rich when ripe.  As with all the anthos this is crack resistant and has long shelf life.  Developed from Wild Boar Farms.  Seeds from Pascal Antigny.

Mid-Season

Regular

Cherry

 

 

Small

OP

Indigo/Red

Indigo Ruby:  Red 1" cherry tomato with antho shoulders.  Cross of a red cherry tomato and the Indigo Rose.  Grows in small clusters.  Seeds from Pascal Antigny. 

Mid-Season

Regular

Cherry

 

 

Small

OP

Indigo/Red

Indigo Cherry Drop: Improved vigor of Indigo Rose to develop a small 1-2oz.. red cherry with antho shoulders in large clusters on vine.   Seeds from Pascal Antigny.

Mid-Season

Regular

Cherry

 

 

Small

OP

Indigo/Red

Dark Galaxy:  Some round and some oblate.  2-3" one to four ounce salad tomato with a little variability in shape.  Red skin and red flesh.  Gold spotting or speckling with antho shoulders and blemishes.  Very similar tomato to the Cascade Lava but with antho elements.   Seeds from Wild Boar Farms.

Mid-Season

Regular

 

 

 

Medium

OP

Indigo/Red

Bing Cherry:  Seeds from Tricia Rosamilia of Pennsylvania.

Mid-Season

Regular

Cherry

 

 

Small

OP

Indigo/Yellow

Bosque Bumble Bee:   This is another antho variety with yellow flesh and blue antho shoulders.  As with any antho, you will see more blue when the tomatoes are exposed to more heat.  It's 1-2" round large cherry.  Mild flavor with lemon undertones.   Seeds from Pascal Antigny.

Mid-Season

Regular

Cherry

 

 

Small

OP

Indigo/Yellow

Indigo Sun:  Another version of a yellow antho cherry tomato at 1" in size.  This one was bred using a yellow cherry and the Indigo Rose.  It has very good tasting flavor with the antho shoulders.   Seeds from Pascal Antigny.

Mid-Season

Regular

Cherry

 

 

Small

OP

Indigo/Yellow

Gold Kamquat:  This is a 1oz. oval tangerine grape/plum cherry with antho present on the shoulders.  Wonderful sweet and tart like the Sungold in flavor.  Produces on clusters of 8 or so.  Cross of Indigo Rose and yellow cherry.  Seeds from Pascal Antigny.

Mid-Season

Regular

Plum

 

 

Small

OP

Indigo/Yellow

Gold Berries:  This small bright yellow cherry tomato starts out green and turns to pale yellow and the antho shoulders build as the fruit is exposed to more sunlight.  Size is anywhere from thumbnail to quarter size and 3-6 per cluster.  Light mild flavor with hint of lemon or tart.  It is my opinion that the antho shoulders give any tomato a hint of earthiness.  It is a good flavor combination on this tomato.   Comes from Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms and Mine which I got from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Blue Berries packet in 2015.

Mid-Season

Regular

Cherry

 

 

Small

OP

Indigo/Yellow

Stripes of Yore:  2-3 ounce unstable tomato.  Some are round and some are globe shaped.  This is deeply colored yellow amber flesh. The same color for skin but with heavy antho striping.  Similar to "Primary Colors".  Seeds from Tradewinds Fruit.

Mid-Season

Regular

Salad

 

 

Small

OP

Orange

Orange Pixie Dwarf:  Orange cherry Tomato.  Sweet orange juicy flesh with pink hues.   Yellow shoulders.  Heavy producer at peak of season.   Seeds from Marianna's Heirloom Seeds.

Mid-Season

Rugose

Salad

80

Compact

Small

OP

Orange

Djena Lee's Golden Girl:  Medium round (3-6oz.) and slightly oval golden fruits.  Family heirloom of Djena Lee recorded and dating back to 1920's.  Shared with Reverend Frank Morrow who shared with SSE in 1981.  Seeds from Mary Hope of Germany.    

Mid-Season

Regular

Globe

80

Vine

Medium

OP

Orange

Justyna:  Small elongated orange plum-shaped tomatoes with pointed tip at blossom end.  Developed and stabilized by Tatiana Kouchnareva by 2013 from a segregate selection from Tom Wagner's hybrid cross of Mountain Roma x F2 Sun Sugar.  Tatiana named it after Justyna Kowalczyk who is a famous Polish cross country skier.   Seeds from Tricia Rosamilia of Pennsylvania.

Mid-season

Wispy

Pear/Plum

 

Vine

Small

OP

Orange

Orange Russian 117:   Orange oxheart with pink flecks inside and pink stripes in blossom end.   First fruit of season start out at 14oz. and taper down to 8oz. as season closes.  Sweet smooth flesh with tropical notes.   Seeds from Renaissance Farms.

Late

Wispy

Oxheart

90

Vine

Medium/Large

OP

Orange

Hess:   Fair yeild of bi-colored orange of 12-16 oz. irregularly shaped beefsteaks with pleated shoulders.  Beautiful red, gold and yellow marbling throughout flesh.   Heirloom from Germany.   Seeds from Alexsandra Bovanovic Wiz of Zagreb, Croatia. 

Late

Regular

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Large

OP

Orange

Persimmon:  Large persimmon orange 14-18oz. meaty tomatoes with juicy sweet flesh (the color of a rich egg yolk) and few seeds.  As with many orange tomatoes there are hints of citrus.  Tolerates heat well.  Grown by Thomas Jefferson in 1781.   Other sources say it comes from Russia.   Seeds from TomatoFest.

Late

Regular

Beefsteak

90

Vine

Large

OP

Orange

Kentucky Beefsteak:  Large (1lb) deep orange beefsteak.  Sweet and fruity.  Found in Eastern Kentucky.   Seeds from TomatoFest.

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

90

Vine

Large

OP

Orange

Cherokee Tiger Orange:  Pastel orange 10-18 oz. beefsteaks with faint pearl striping.  Tasty and productive.  Created by Bill Jeffers and developed by Brad Gates and Terry Kott.  Seeds from Marianna's Heirloom Seeds.

Mid to late

Regular

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Medium

OP

Orange

Amish Gold Slicer: 2-3" round saladette.  Very firm and thick skin.  Very productive and wonderful multi-purpose tomato.   Seeds from Totally Tomatoes.

Mid-Season

Regular

Salad

75

3ft.

Medium

OP

Orange

Amana Orange:  Huge 1-2lb orange irregular shaped and heavily ribbed shoulders.  Sweet firm flesh.  It is unclear as to if Gary Staley who named the seed actually attained it from someone in the Amana Colonies of Iowa.  He worked for the Amana Corporation (Whirlpool) and he named it after the company.   Seeds from TomatoFest.

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

80

Vine

Large

OP

Orange

Kellogg's Breakfast:  Large 1-2 orange meaty and wonderfully flavored sweet orange beefsteak with pleasant aromatics.  Originated in West Virginia and preserved by Darrell Kellogg from Redford Michigan.  One of the more popular orange heirloom beefsteaks.      Seeds from Territorial Seed Company.

Late

Regular

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Large

OP

Orange

Dr. Wyche's Yellow:  Yellow/orange 8-16oz. meaty orange.  Meaty interior.  No core.  Some have green shoulders.  Heavy yields.  American heirloom sent to John Green from Dr. John Wyche just prior to 1985.  Dr. Wyche called it "Hot Yellow".  Craig LeHouiller listed it in 1992 with SSE.   Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

Late

Regular

Beefsteak

80

Vine

Large

OP

Orange

Yellow Brandywine:  This 10-16oz.. True yellow isn't a large producer of fruit but the flavor makes up for it.  One of the most well rounded yellow tomatoes with a layered flavor profile.  Sweet crisp flesh and juice with good acid and tart finish.  Variable ribbing on shoulders but the Platfoot strain has less ribbing for me than noted by other growers.  Seeds from TomatoFest.

Mid-Season

Potato

Beefsteak

80

Vine

Medium/Large

OP

Orange

Sunrise BumbleBee:  Swirls of reds and oranges inside and out of these tasty 1" cherry tomatoes.  Small production.   Seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds.  

Mid-Season

Regular

Cherry

70

Vine

Small

OP

Orange

Sungold:  Orange 1/2"-1" in 3-6 clusters.  Many people have tried to stabilize this hybrid to make it OP.  It is hands down one of my favorite tomatoes because of it's sweetness and acidity, thin skin and pop when you eat it.  Seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds.

Mid-Season

Regular

Cherry

70

Vine

Small

Hybrid

Orange/Bi-color

Copia:  This Green Zebra & Marvel Stripe developed into 10-12oz. red and yellow striped slicer with wonderful fruity sweet flavor.  It was created by Jeff Dawson and named in honor of COPIA (American Center of Food, Wine & Arts).   This is a wonderful example of a bi-colored tomato with green and gold stripes and red flesh with a meld of bi-colored flesh inside.  Some strains of COPIA have more green stripes (Tiger Copia) that don't completely fade when fully ripe.  This strain doesn't possess the green.  Seeds from Pascal Antigny

Late

Regular

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Large

OP

Orange/Bi-color

Oaxacan Jewel:  Beautiful 12-16 oz. bi-colored beefsteak with irregular shapes.  Skins are variations of yellow with orange and red hues and flesh is a delightful marbling medley with red, orange and yellow.  Said to do well in cooler climates as well.  Old Mexican pre-Columbian variety a.k.a "Joya de Oaxaca".   Seeds from Marianna's Heirloom Seeds.       

Late

Regular

Beefsteak

100

Vine

Large

OP

Orange/Bi-color

Mary Robinson's German:  Beautiful large 8-14oz. bi-colored beefsteaks.  Yellow colored flesh with pink blush and marbling through core.  Skin is a dark yellow with orange hue and pink blossom end.  Sweet and mild.  Good producer.  Given to a collector in 1994 by G. Fitzgerald.   Limited commercial availability on seeds.  Seeds from Renaissance Farms.

Late

Regular

Beefsteak

80

Vine

Large

OP

Orange/Bi-color

Beauty Princess:  One of my favorites because of it's wonderful tropical orange flavors and its potential for entertaining when presented on dishes and in salads.  This 2-3" or 2-6oz.. perfectly round saladette had orange skin with red stripes and inside it has pink flecks in orange flesh.   Seeds from Marianna's Heirloom Seeds & Mine.

Mid to late

Regular

Salad

80

Vine

Medium

OP

Orange/Bi-color

Blush:  Elongated 2 oz.. orange plum with both pink and red stripes.  You will see a little red flesh marbling inside.  Another fun artisan colored tomato with tropical notes.   Seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds.

Mid-Season

Regular

Plum

70

Vine

Small

OP

Orange/Bi-color

Beauty King:   Another wonderful bi-colored cross from Brad Gates which resulted in very large 12-20oz.. orange beefsteaks with red stripes and bi-colored flesh inside.  A cross between Big Rainbow & Green Zebra.  Seeds from Marianna's Heirloom Seeds.   

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Large

OP

Orange/Bi-color

Big Rainbow:  High yield of large bi-colored beefsteaks.  Skin and flesh mainly yellow.  Skin will have orange red blush concentrating towards blossom end.  Flesh will have pink/red marbling in the core.  These can range between 18-26oz. and are meaty large beefsteaks.   They are one of my top 5 favorite large beefsteaks.  Dorothy Beiswenger of Crookston, Minnesota found this nameless family heirloom from Polk County and decided to name it.  She offered it to SSE in 1983.   Seeds from Ferry Morse and Mine.      

Late

Regular

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Large

OP

Orange/Bi-color

Gold Medal:  Large 12-18oz. orange Bi-color.  Yellow fruit with red marbling inside and out.  Sweet dense flesh with small seed cavities.  This used to be called "Ruby Gold" but was renamed by the late Ben Quinsenberry in 1976.  Is said to have several commercial varieties.  Grows well in climates with cool summer evenings.  Seeds from Territorial Seed Compnay.

Late

Regular

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Large

OP

Orange/Bi-color

Hillbilly:  Medium to 10-16oz. large bi-colored fruit with red mottled skin and red streaks.  More red coloring than a lot of the other bi-colored varieties.  Heirloom from West Virginia.  Great slicer.  Firm flesh.  Seeds from TomatoFest.    

Late

Regular

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Large

OP

Orange/Bi-color

Old German:  Large 12-24 oz. bi-color.  Meaty and sweet.  Heirloom of the Mennonites from Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  Not a heavy producer but the fruit are large and sweet.   Seeds from Territorial Seed Company.     

Late

Regular

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Large

OP

Orange/Bi-color

Pineapple:  Another two pound orange bi-color.  This yellow beefsteak has light orange flesh with red blushing and streaks on the inside and out.  It's yellow interior contains few seeds and a red star-burst in the center.  This is my favorite bi-color because of the tropical sweet taste, firm flesh and the wonderful full range of taste for a bi-colored.  It has many small seed cavities and is great for slicing on burgers.  Seeds from Territorial Seeds Company.

Late

Regular

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Large

OP

Orange/Bi-color

Lava Flow:  Compact plant produces 2" round, light orange tomatoes with settle green stripes around shoulders and darker orange vertical striping around sides.  The inside flesh is an easel of yellow and pink.  Named by Gary Cass based on the color being similar to the look of the lava that flows from Pu'U 'O"o" of the Kilauea Volcano.  Seeds from TomatoFest.  

Mid-Season

Regular

Salad

70-75

Vine

Medium

OP

Pink

Donkey's Ears:  Pink elongated paste tomato with green shoulders.  Produces clusters of sweet juicy flesh with few seeds.  Seeds given to me by Curtis Jackson of Renaissance Farms and this will be my first season growing.  

Mid-Season

Wispy

Pear/Plum

80-90

Vine

Medium

OP

Pink

Hippie Zebra:   Beautiful show of color variation from one tomato to another on this 8-12oz. beefsteak.  Pink flesh but with hot pink skin and lime green stripes that change to yellow and orange as the fruit ripens.  Good uniformity with little irregularity.  One of my earliest beefsteaks to ripen in August and produced all season in California tapering off the first week of October.  Flavor was sweet with good amount of juice.  Makes a nice slicer and is fun for anyone who admires unusual varieties.  Seeds from Marianna's Heirloom Seeds. 

Mid-Season

Potato

Beefsteak

85

Vine

Medium

OP

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Pink

Bread & Salt: Medium 7-12oz. meaty pale pink dense flesh.  Smooth skin and very little seeds.  Introduced by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds in 2010 is translated to "Khlebosolnye" which is a Russian commercial variety that describes a bright red oblate tomato.  The Bread & Salt sold in North America more resembles the "Khlebosolnyi Roz.ovyi".   The tomatoes are named for the long held tradition in Russia to give special guests a loaf of bread and salt when they arrive.  Bread in Russian culture symbolizes the importance of long term friendship and the value of hospitality.   My seeds produce pink oxhearts pictured left.   Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

Mid-Season

Wispy

Oxheart

80-90

Vine

Medium

OP

Pink

Domaca Pfarrgarten:  Red Skin and Pink flesh variety grows to be large 4" meaty beefsteaks with amazing yields for large beefsteaks.   Tomato has German name meaning "Garden Parish" because it was taken to Austria at the end of the Patriotic War where it was preserved in a seed bank by Arche Noah but it's origins are Drenovci, Mayor, Slavonia, Croatia.  Seeds from Alexsandra Bovanovic Wiz of Zagreb Croatia. 

 

 

 

 

 

Large

OP

Pink

Roz.ova Maghija:  Bulgarian tomato.  Seeds from Alexsandra Bovanovic Wiz of Zagreb Croatia. 

 

 

 

 

 

Large

OP

Pink

Yasha Yugosalvian:   Seeds from relatives Yasha Crnkovic in Vojvod area of Yugoslavia.  These large pink oxhearts can grow up to 2lbs and are reportedly a crack resistant variety.  Both pointed and blunt fruit off one plant.  Seeds by way of Dr. Carolyn Male.  Seeds from Pascal Antigny. 

Mid-Season

Wispy

Oxheart

80

Vine

Medium

OP

Pink

Gregori's Altai:  High yield of large (10-18oz.) flattened pink beefsteaks.  Perfect globe shaped tomato.  An earlier producer and one of the first for a seasonal beefsteak.  Originally from Altai Mountains on the Russian Chinese border.  Seeds from TomatoFest. 

Early

Regular

Beefsteak

Vine

80

Medium

OP

Pink

Aunt Ginny's Purple: 7-16oz. pink beefsteak.  Very sweet.  Not Productive.  Late bloom set.  Introduced by SSE 1991.  Many claim it originated in Germany.  Seeds from CherryGal. 

Mid-Season

Potato

Beefsteak

Vine

85

Large

OP

Pink

Omar's Lebanese:  Flattened picture perfect 18-24oz. pink beefsteaks with sweet firm flesh.  A Lebanese heirloom shared by Omar Saab and introduced by Carolyn Male in 1996.  Grows well for me in warmer dry weather.  Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. 

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

Vine

80-90

Large

OP

Pink

Pink Elephant:  Has potential to be very big 1-2lb. Meaty fruit with very small seed cavities.  Russian commercial variety called "Roz.ovyi Gigant".   Said to be regular leaf but the Roz.ovyi Slon (segregate sister) is potato leaf.  Seeds from Renaissance Farms. 

Mid-Season

Potato

Beefsteak

Vine

80-90

Large

OP

Pink

Pruden's Purple:  10-16oz. smooth meaty texture of dark pink tomatoes.  Sweet pink tomato.  Medium to high yields.  19th Century American Heirloom.  Seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds.  

Mid-Season

Potato

Beefsteak

Vine

80-90

Large

OP

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Pink

German Johnson:  8-16oz. pink beefsteaks.  Meaty.  No core or shoulders.  It's said to be one of four parent lines of Mortgage Lifter from Virginia and North Carolina.  Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.  

Mid-Season

Regular

Beefsteak

Vine

80-90

Large

OP

Pink

German Pink: 1lb pink beefsteak.  Diane Ott Whealy's paternal great grandfather, Michael Ott brought to U.S. from Bavaria in 1883.  Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.  

Mid-Season

Potato

Beefsteak

Vine

80-90

Large

OP

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Pink

Rose:  3" Meaty rose pink flesh.  Globe shaped.  Slight ribbing around shoulders.  Likes cooler weather.  Dr. Grace Kaiser of Pennsylvania was given the seeds by an Amish friend in 1960.   Seeds from Totally Tomatoes.

Mid-Season

 

Beefsteak

Vine

80-90

Large

OP

Pink

Eva's St. Wendell:  Pink Salad Tomato with wonderful flavor from a pink.  More "acidic taste" than most pinks I've grown.  Bred by Bill Jeffers of Indiana.  Seeds from Bill Jeffers. 

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Salad

Vine

75-80

Medium

OP

Pink

Sweet Pink Carneros:  This 2-4oz. is rose pink with gold colored stripes is another wonderful saladette with sweet pink flesh.  Developed by Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms.    Seeds from Wild Boar Farms.

Mid-Season

Regular

Salad

Vine

75

Medium

OP

Pink

Pink Tiger:  Elongated dark pink plum tomato 2 oz.. with gold stripes.  So this one is like a Red Zebra in taste so be looking for classic red tomato taste with a little tart.  Great little snacker or fun for dressing up a salad.   Not a heavy producer.  Seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds.

Mid-Season

Wispy

Plum

Vine

75-80

Small

OP

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Pink

Vintage Wine:  Medium to large (8-12oz.) pale pink with thin yellow stripes that warm up to gold when it's ripe.  These beefsteaks have fairly smooth shoulders.  This one started producing big beautiful fruit 1st week of August and cranked through September.  A meaty pale pink flesh and sweet flavor.  Seeds from TomatoFest & Mine.      

Mid-Season

Potato

Beefsteak

Vine

75-80

Large

OP