Gerald L. Klingaman
(Golden Queen Tomato, Tomato)
The smooth, round, golden-yellow fruits of this beautiful heirloom are juicy, sweet, and pleasantly tart. ‘Golden Queen’ was introduced commercially in 1882 by 19th century seedsman Alexander W. Livingston of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, who obtained the original seeds from a grower at a county fair. The delicious, thin-skinned fruits are considered to have outstanding flavor, and are wonderful for fresh eating. They are borne on indeterminate vines approximately 75 days from sowing.
(Granny Cantrell's German Tomato, Tomato)
The large, somewhat flattened, red-pink fruits of this tomato are meaty, rich, and full flavored with a pleasant, assertive tartness. It was for decades the only variety grown by Lettie Cantrell of West Liberty, Kentucky, who originally obtained seeds from a soldier returning from Germany during the Second World War. In 2000, Lettie shared seeds with Gary Millwood of Louisville, Kentucky, who began distributing them to gardeners and seed companies. The fruits are borne on indeterminate vines approximately...
(Cherry Tomato, Green Grape Cherry Tomato, Tomato)
This bushy indeterminate cherry tomato produces grape-like clusters of yellowish-green fruits that are renowned for their intense, spicy-sweet flavor. Harvest of the fleshy, small-seeded, 1.5-inch (3.5 cm) fruits begins about 70 days after seedlings are planted out, and continues for many weeks. Plants bear well over a wide range of temperatures. This open-pollinated variety was developed by tomato breeder Tom Wagner of Bakersfield, California. Some plants and seed sold under the name 'Green Grape'...
(Green Sausage Tomato, Tomato)
The novelty tomato 'Green Sausage' produces yellowish, green-streaked, jalapeno-shaped fruits on compact, semi-trailing, determinate plants. Harvest of the 3-inch-long (7.5 cm) fruits begins about 80 days after seedlings are planted out, and continues for 2 or 3 weeks. Production may diminish in hot weather. The tomatoes are suitable for salads and sauces. This open-pollinated tomato grows true to type from saved garden seed.
Tomatoes are short-lived tender perennials that are usually grown...
(Green Zebra Tomato, Tomato)
The small, sweet, tangy fruits of ‘Green Zebra’ are beautifully striped and mottled with patterns of vibrant green and gold, adding a splash of excitement to salads and mixed tomato platters. They are borne generously over a long season on indeterminate plants, and begin ripening approximately 70 to 80 days from sowing.
Plant tomatoes in full sun and fertile, well-drained, slightly acid garden loam after all danger of frost has passed. Seedlings may be started indoors under grow-lights several...
(Health Kick Tomato, Tomato)
The plum tomato ‘Health Kick’ is a vigorous, determinate type with VFFTASt pest and disease resistance. Its tasty oval fruits are very high in lycopene, a potent antioxidant that’s been found to have health benefits. Tomatoes are produced around 72 days after germination. They are firm-fleshed and good for sauces and cooking as well as fresh eating.
The garden tomato is a short-lived tender perennial vine that is grown as an annual crop. Its compound leaves are medium green, hairy and have...
(Heartland Tomato, Tomato)
The slicing tomato ‘Heartland’ is a high-yielding, determinate type with VFN pest and disease resistance. Its round red fruits are large, juicy, sweet and flavorful. They are produced early, around 68 days after germination, and are ideal for fresh eating in salads and sandwiches.
The garden tomato is a short-lived tender perennial vine that is grown as an annual crop. Its compound leaves are medium green, hairy and have a strong fragrance. Mature vines produce star-shaped yellow flowers in...
(Hillbilly Tomato, Tomato)
The heirloom tomato 'Hillbilly' (also known as 'Hillbilly Potato Leaf') produces large, yellow-orange, red-stained fruits. Harvest of the sweet, mild-flavored tomatoes begins about 85 days after seedlings are planted out, and continues until cold weather sets in. Production may diminish in hot weather. The tomatoes make good "slicers" for sandwiches and salads. This indeterminate, vining tomato grows true to type from saved garden seed. It reportedly originated in West Virgina.
(Hogheart Tomato, Hungarian Heart Tomato, Sauce Tomato, Tomato)
The large, reddish-pink, heart-shaped fruits of this heirloom tomato are suitable for fresh eating, roasting, and canning. Harvest of the meaty, juicy, few-seeded fruits begins about 80 days after seedlings are planted out, and continues until cold weather sets in. Production may diminish in hot weather. This indeterminate, vining tomato grows true to type from saved garden seed. It purportedly originated near Budapest, Hungary, before 1900.
Tomatoes are short-lived tender perennials that are...
(Husky Gold Tomato, Tomato)
A 1993 All-America Selections Winner, ‘Husky Gold’ is an indeterminate slicing tomato that bears medium-sized fruits of deep golden yellow. The crack-resistant tomatoes are sweet and mild and produced in abundance. The vines are resistant to Verticillium and Fusarium wilts and bear fruits around 70 days after planting.
Tomatoes are short-lived tender perennials that are usually grown as annuals. Their medium green, hairy, compound leaves have a strong fragrance and are not to be eaten. Mature...