Tag Archives: indeterminate

Tomato – Zebra

Zebra Tomato. Developed in 1985 by tomato breeder Tom Wagner, this is an unusual and exquisite green tomato chosen by Alice Waters for her restaurant, Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California. The 2-inch round fruit ripens to a yellow-gold with dark-green zebra-like stripes. The flesh is lime-emerald in color that has an invigorating lemon-lime flavor. A great green tomato for brightening …

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Tomatillo – Green

If you’ve sampled a salsa or jam containing these green wonders, you should consider adding tomatillo (toh-mah-tee-yo) plants to your garden. Most years we grow a couple of tomatillo plants along with our tomatoes. Our 2019 tomatillo plants are courtesy of a Sunnyvale garden meetup. Originating in Mexico and Central America, this citrusy plant has been an important food crop …

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Tomato – Indigo Apple

Indigo Apple tomato

Indigo Apple is an extraordinary tomato. An eye catcher, to say the least. Related to the now famed OSU Blue Fruit tomato. TomatoFest seeds produce sprawling indeterminate plants that produce beautiful pendant clusters of 3-4 oz., tomatoes deep purple to black colors (caused by high levels of anthocyanin…a naturally occurring anti-oxidant found in blueberries.) The gradual color changes appearing in …

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Tomato – Grandfather Martino

Grandfather Martino seeds were sent to Gary Ibsen in 2009 to include in their TomatoFest trials. The person sent Gary Ibsen these seeds with a note of its history within his family for more than 50 years as their favorite tomato. They have grown this tomato for the past several years and have found it wonderful red/pink, 1-2 lb, lobed …

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Tomato – Stupice

Stupice Tomato

This potato-leaf heirloom from Czechoslovakia is a cold-tolerant tomato that bears an abundance of very sweet, flavorful 2 to 3-inch, deep red fruit. A 1988 comparative tasting in the San Francisco area gave it first place for its wonderful sweet/acid, tomatoey flavor and production. Days: 52 Size: Indeterminate Color: Red Season: Very Early Season Type: Heirloom First planted by J. …

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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 – 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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