Tomato

Tomato – Aurora

Aurora tomato

Aurora Tomato Seeds from Siberia is named for the Aurora Borealis. Compact, bushy, determinate plants produce impressively heavy crops of 4-6 oz., red, round, blemish-free, oblate tomatoes with acidic but delicious tomatoey flavors. Produces well in cooler climates, coastal climates or high altitudes, in the field, in the greenhouse or containers. An excellent choice for a heavy producing early tomato …

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Tomato – Bison

Bison tomato

Old fashioned American favorite heirloom tomato that was developed by Dr. A. F. Yeager of North Dakota University and was listed by Oscar H. Will & Co. in 1937. TomatoFest organic seeds produce dwarf, compact, determinate plants that were listed in the McFayden Seed Catalog as a “self-pruning,” and needing no staking. Plants produce huge amounts of 2-3″, red, round …

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Dry Farming of Tomatoes

Early Girl is well suited to a technique known as “dry farming”. Researchers at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz, are among those who have described the technique: not watering tomatoes after transplanting, forcing the roots to grow deeper to seek out moisture, producing more “concentrated flavor,” and saving water. Dry-farmed …

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Tomato – Early Girl

Early Girl tomato

The Early Girl tomato is a medium globe type F1 hybrid popular with home gardeners because of its early fruit ripening. Early Girl is an indeterminate variety. It is tall growing and needs support as the plant grows. Fruit maturity claims range from 50 to 62 days from transplanting. Plants are reliable and prolific. The ripe fruit is about the …

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Tomato – Yellow Beefsteak

Outstanding 1-2 lb. yellow/orange beefsteak tomato named for gardener and seedsman Chuck Wyatt. A dependable and prolific producer of large, meaty, deliciously sweet tomatoes. Planted: 2014 Days: 77 Size: Indeterminate Color: Yellow-Orange Season: Mid-Season Type: Heirloom From

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Tomato – Red Fig

The Red Fig tomatoes have been grown in America since the 18th century. The Red Fig is an heirloom tomato named for a sweet delicacy that was made with this tomato and popular in the mid 1800s. Historically they were dried and packed away for winter use in substitute of figs. These TomatoFest organic tomato seeds produce big leafy, indeterminate, …

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Tomato – Pride of Flanders

This unique determinate variety was developed by Tom Wagner around 2000 and named it at the tomato festival in Haveskerque in northern France in 2008. These TomatoFest organic seeds produce short compact plants that yield abundant bunches of 1 1/4 inch, unusual and beautiful purple-black cherry tomatoes that are distinctly tart. A novelty tomato that is sure to surprise your …

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Tomato – Nicholas Doochav

These TomatoFest organic tomato seeds produce big leafy, indeterminate plants that yield big crops of 10-14 oz., red, round fruits that have well balanced sweet flavors with a big clean acidic finish. A good all-purpose tomato especially good as a canning tomato. A Russian heirloom tomato. Seeds sent to Gary Ibsen by Rusian Doochov from the Ukraine a 4th generation …

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Tomato – Mortgage Lifter

Developed by M.C. Byles in the 1930s, this heirloom tomato remains very much in demand in the Mid-Atlantic states. Mr. Byles, affectionately known as “Radiator Charlie” earned his nickname from the radiator repair business he opened at the foot of a steep hill on which trucks would often overheat. Radiator Charlie, who had no formal education or plant breeding experience, …

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Tomato – Gary Ibsen Gold

Gary Ibsen Gold tomato

Tomato seeds for this tall, leafy variety were sent to Gary Ibsen in 1990 from a gardener in Boone County, WV who shared that he had been growing these, and a favorite red variety for 40 years. He was given the tomato seeds from his Uncle who had grown them in Tennessee. Potato leaf plant produces lots of very juicy, …

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