Gerald L. Klingaman
(Burpee's Big Boy Tomato, Tomato)
Fast growing and prolific, ‘Burpee’s Big Boy is a popular hybrid tomato that produces medium to large, clear red, flavorful fruit on a vigorous, indeterminate vine. This early hybrid tomato was first introduced by Burpee in 1949. Its fruits appear when days and nights are warm and can usually be harvested within 75 days after germination. Because it is an indeterminate, or vining, variety plants require staking, trellising or caging for trouble-free management and harvest.
Easy to grow and heat-loving,...
(Bush Goliath Tomato, Tomato)
The big slicing tomato ‘Bush Goliath’ is a vigorous, determinate type with VFN pest and disease resistance. Its abundant sweet red fruits are large and produced early, around 68 after germination. The bushy vines are a great choice for containers but require staking to support the large fruits.
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...
James H. Schutte
(Carbon Tomato, Tomato)
A mid-season, indeterminate tomato, 'Carbon' is prized for its large, dark purplish or "black" fruits. The richly flavored tomatoes are a blend of dark red and near-black pigments throughout. Start seeds indoors six weeks before the last frost date and transplant outside after the threat of frost has passed. The fruits are first ready to harvest 76 to 80 days after sowing. The flavorful fruits are good for fresh eating. The riper the tomato, the deeper the color.
The garden tomato is a short-lived...
(Beefsteak Tomato, Caspian Pink Tomato, Tomato)
Those who grow 'Caspian Pink' claim its fruits are more delicious than those of the famed 'Brandywine' tomato! This Russian heirloom beefsteak tomato originates from the region between the Black and Caspian Seas. The globe-shaped fruits are first ready to harvest 80 to 88 days after planting from seed. This variety is among the best for growing where summers are cool and growing seasons short. The mid-season tomatoes are crimson with an underlying hint of rose-pink.
The garden tomato is a short-lived...
(Celebrity Tomato, Tomato)
The award-winning tomato ‘Celebrity’ is a vigorous early to mid-season variety that produces an abundance of excellent medium-sized red fruits and has good disease resistance. Fruits are produced around 72 days after germination, and are ideal for eating fresh.
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. Some vines have thick, potato-like leaves while others have more delicate,...
(Chalk's Early Jewel Tomato, Tomato)
The small crimson to orange-red fruits of 'Chalk's Early Jewel' are produced in abundance. Introduced in 1910, this heirloom was selected and grown by James Chalk of Norristown, Pennsylvania. The mid-season fruits are Two-inches (5 cm) across and first ready for harvest about 75 days after planting. Start seeds indoors six weeks prior to the last spring frost date and plant outdoors after the threat of frost has passed. The slightly sweet tomatoes have little acidity and are perfect for fresh eating.
(Dwarf Tomato, Tomato)
The large slicing tomato ‘Champion’ is a high-yielding, indeterminate type with VFNT pest and disease resistance. Its meaty round red fruits are big, juicy and full-flavored. They are produced around 70 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...
Mark A. Miller
(Cherokee Green Tomato, Tomato)
BLTs, grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup and French fries with ketchup, the American diet is full of tomatoes and tomato products. Everyone knows and loves tomatoes. These New World plants were domesticated, cultivated and enjoyed by Native Americans, from North to South America, but did not make it into Europe until the mid 1500s where they were initial grown as ornamentals but were soon accepted as tasty edibles. They became very popular in Italy around the late 1600s.
(Cherokee Purple Tomato, Tomato)
The large to medium-sized watermelon red fruits of 'Cherokee Purple' are mottled with deep purple and have a smoky sweet flavor and juicy texture. This heirloom slicer is indeterminate, or vining, and produces fruits around 85 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 vines produce distinctive yellow flowers, which are bee pollinated. These...
(Chocolate Stripes Tomato, Tomato)
Delicious when eaten in salads or sandwiches, 'Chocolate Stripes' produces large, flattened globe-shaped darkest red fruits with olive green stripes. It's a vining, or indeterminate tomato that first provides fruit for harvest 79 days after planting. Start seeds indoors six weeks prior to the last spring frost date and plant seedlings outdoors after the threat of frost has passed. These tomatoes are 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 cm) in diameter and have deep red skin decorated with dull green stripes. Flavor...