Terrific Tomatoes

Heirloom and Open Pollinated Tomato Selection

Photograph Description Fruit Size Fruit Colour Fruit Type Maturity Uses
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Amish Orange Sherbet
Amish Orange Sherbet Heirloom Tomato
Amish Orange Sherbet is a good producer of orange-red beefsteak type tomatoes that are large and meaty with a mild, sweet flavour that is pretty low in acidity as well.

Indeterminate.

Large Bicolor -
Orange
Red
Beefsteak Late (80-100) Fresh
Amish Paste
Amish Paste Heirloom Tomato
Amish Paste is a plum tomato that is often used for cooking and canning.

Indeterminate

Medium Red Plum Mid (69-80) Cooking (Paste)
Canning
Berkeley Tie Dye Pink
Berkeley Tie Dye Pink Heirloom Tomato
Berkeley Tie Dye Pink was developed by Wild Boar Farms, this tomato is a compact plant that produces beautiful round medium fruit with a very sweet, rich, dark tomato flavor.

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Medium Bicolor (striped) Green Red Round Mid (69-80) Fresh (Salad) Canning
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Black Cherry
Black Cherry Tomato
Black Cherry is produced on vigorous vines. Masses of chocolate brown round cherry tomatoes with a deep and sweet taste. Visually a great addition to cherry tomato mixes.

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Small Brown Cherry Mid (69-80) Fresh (Salad) Fresh (Cocktail)
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Black Krim
Black Krim Heirloom Tomato
Black Krim is an heirloom from Russia with very juicy dark red-purple fruit and rich sweet flavour. A firm favourite in taste tests, and unique looking fruit.

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Medium-Large Bicolor - Dark Brown Dark Red Beefsteak Mid (69-80) Fresh (Slicing) Fresh (Salad)
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Black Pineapple
Black Pineapple Heirloom Tomato aka Ananas Noire
Black Pineapple, or Ananas Noire is an unusual variety and was developed in Belgium. The multi-colored, smooth fruit (green, yellow and purple mix) weigh about 1 1/2 lbs. The flesh is bright green with deep red streaks. Everyone loves their outstanding flavor that is both sweet and smoky with a hint of citrus. Very high yielding.

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Large Bicolor - Green Red Beefsteak Mid (69-80) Fresh (Slicing) Fresh (Salad)
Bloody Butcher
Bloody Butcher Heirloom Tomato
Bloody Butcher is rich red inside and out and is a great all-round use tomato with good flavour.

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Medium Red Round Early (50-60) Fresh (Slicing)
Fresh (Salad)
Cooking
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Brandywine Pink
Brandywine Pink Heirloom Tomato
Brandywine Pink is a popular heirloom tomato of Amish origin. The beefsteak rosy pink fruits are loaded with an old-fashioned tomato taste. With potato leaf foliage, the vines are vigorous producers.

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Medium-Large Pink Beefsteak Late (80-100) Fresh (Slicing)
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Carmellita
Carmellita Hybrid Tomato
Carmelita has its parentage in sought after French heirlooms and with its striking red-pink perfectly round fruit, is sure to be a great hybrid choice.

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Medium Red Globe Mid (69-80)
Casady's Folly
Casady's Folly Heirloom Tomato
Casady's Folly Tomato are really striking fruit! With their elongated plum shape and psychedelic orange red wave stripes they look beautiful in salads. With a good shelf life, and thick skin, they do well as a cooking tomato too. Verdicts on taste are split…

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Small Bicolor (striped) Red Yellow Sausage Mid (69-80) Fresh (Salad) Canning Paste Cooking
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Costoluto
Costoluto Heirloom Tomato
Costoluto Genovese is an old Italian favourite. The fruit are attractive with their somewhat flattened structure and deep ribs. Rich red flesh are good for fresh eating and preserving.

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Large Red Deeply ribbed flattened globe Mid (69-80) Fresh (Sliced)
Cooking
Cuor di Bue
Cuor di Bue
Cuor di Bue is a magnificent large oxheart with creamy flesh of superb flavour. Large Red Oxheart Late (80-100) Fresh (Sliced)
Fresh (Salad)
Currant
Currant Heirloom Tomato
Currant Heirloom Tomatoes are some of the smallest tomatoes available. Like cherry tomatoes but smaller, the plants are very productive, and the tomatoes are sweet and tangy, and perfect for fresh eating or preserving.

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Very small Red Currant Early (50-60) Fresh (Salad)
Fresh (Cocktail)
Preserving
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Dr Walter
Dr Walter Heirloom Tomato
Dr Walter is a superior beefsteak type, producing low acid fruit. Grows vigorously and requires staking.

Indeterminate

Medium Red Round Late (80-100)
Gold Nugget
Gold Nugget Heirloom Tomato
Gold Nugget is early producing having gold tomatoes that are rich and sweet in flavor.

Determinate

Small Yellow Cherry Early (50-60) Fresh (Salad)
Fresh (Cocktail)
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Green Giant
Green Giant Heirloom Tomato
Green Giant is a super productive and great tasting tomato. Large emerald-green fruit are uniform, very smooth and blemish-free. Color stays pure green even when dead ripe! Plants are potato-leafed, are very robust and require staking. Outstanding, complex flavor—very sweet and juicy.

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Large Green Beefsteak Late (80-100) Fresh (Slicing) Fresh (Salad)
Green Grape
Green Grape Heirloom Tomato
Green Grape are lime-green on the inside but yellowish on the skin. The tomatoes are the size of a large grape, and are rich, sweet and zingy. Voted the best in our household for taste.

Indeterminate.

Small-Medium Green Plum Mid (69-80) Fresh (Salad) Fresh (Cocktail)
Green Vernissage
Green Vernissage Heirloom Tomato
Green Vernissage is a little striped jewel of a tomato and is loaded with sublime sweetness & taste. A perfect addition to salads, salsas and even desserts! The small fruit have lovely light green flesh.

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Small Green Round Mid (69-80) Fresh (Salad)
Fresh (Snacking)
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Hawaiian Pineapple
Hawaiian Pineapple Heirloom Tomato
Hawaiian Pineapple is a tomato with yellow-and-red mottled flesh and excellent flavour: sweet, fruity and somewhat pineapple-like in taste. Productive and beautiful.

Indeterminate.

Large Bicolor - Yellow Red Beefsteak with deep pleats Late (80-100)
Moneymaker
Moneymaker Heirloom Tomato
Moneymaker is an old English heirloom. Great as a greenhouse variety that produces globular fruit that are intensely red, smooth and of very high quality. This variety grows well in hot humid climates and greenhouses. Very flavourful.

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Medium Red Round Late (80-100) Fresh (Slicing)
Fresh (Salad)
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Indigo Rose
Indigo Rose Open Pollinated Tomato
Indigo Rose Tomato has striking dark purple-almost black colour that make them a talking point. High in anthocyanins and thus with great nutritiional value, the plants produce a good crop of good tasting fruit.

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Medium Black Globe Mid (69-80)
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Jaffa
Jaffa Heirloom Tomato
Jaffa is a plum shaped tomato on a bushy, indeterminate, regular-leaf, tomato plant. Huge yields with gold tomatoes with an impressively sweet fruity flavors.
Meaty and juicy these tomatoes are perfect as a canning tomato and sauce tomato. A fine choice for a market tomato. Also a good container tomato garden.

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Small-Medium Orange Plum Mid (69-80) Fresh (Salad /Cocktail) Canning
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Jaune Flamme
Jaune Flamme Open Pollinated Tomato
Jaune Flamme has been a dependable producer of delicious tasting orange fruit. Winner of taste tests and with some disease resistance, it is becoming a firm favourite orange tomato.

Indeterminate.

Medium Orange Globe Early (50-60) Fresh (Salad)
Fresh (Slicing)
Kiwi
Kiwi Heirloom Tomato
Kiwi tomato has a distinctly, unique flavor that is sharp, spicy with fruit-like overtones that reminds us of kiwi and citrus. One of the more acid green types, but these are also fairly sweet. The medium sized flattened globes are bright lime to olive color and are produced in abundance.

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Large Green Flattened globe Late (80-100) Fresh (Slicing) Fresh (Salad)
Marmande
Marmande Heirloom Tomato
Marmande is a popular tomato with chefs. The medium red fruit are slighty ribbed and have a full rich flavour. Produces even in cool weather. Very productive.

Indeterminate

Medium Red Flattened globe, deep ribs Mid (69-80)
Moonglow
Moonglow Heirloom Tomato
Moonglow is a perfect-looking golden-orange tomato: smooth, medium- sized and globe-shaped. Excellently flavoured, rich and fruity.

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Medium Yellow Globe Late (80-100)
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Mortgage Lifter
Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Tomato
Mortgage Lifter has
become very popular in recent years. The productive plant produces fruit that are delicious, rich, and sweet in taste.

Indeterminate

Large Red Beefsteak Late (80-100)
Mr Stripey Tomato
Mr Stripey Heirloom Tomato
Mr Stripey makes huge beefsteak-type fruits that are high in sugar and delicious to eat fresh, and because of the bi-coloring with a yellow to light orange background and radiating red "stripes", they are really pretty too!

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Medium-Large Bicolor - Orange Red Beefsteak Late (80-100) Fresh (Slicing) Canning
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Orange Beefsteak
Orange Beefsteak Heirloom Tomato
Orange Beefsteak produces enormous fruit in bright orange that have a superbly sweet, mild and fruity flavour.

Indeterminate.

Medium-Large Orange Beefsteak Mid (69-80) Fresh (Slicing)
Orange Cherry is a small, orange cherry tomato that has a good yield. Saved from a supermarket punnet, so no parentage available. Small Orange Cherry Mid (69-80) Fresh
Snacking
Salad
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Orange Russian
Orange Russian Heirloom Tomato
Orange Russian is described as large, tasty and abundant, this heirloom tomato has ox-heart shaped and bi-coloured fruit that has proven to be a favourite with tomato connoseurs. Meaty with a sweet-sour balance and fruity tones.

Indeterminate.

Medium Bicolor - Yellow Red Oxheart Late (80-100) Fresh (Salad) Fresh (Slicing)
Indigo Fireball
Indigo Fireball Hybrid tomato
Pleasantly tart and slightly acidic, these bright yellow fruits bear a full purple cap of heavy indigo anthocyanin pigmentation. Fireball is great for fresh eating and cooking, with significantly more vitamin E than similar-sized red hybrids.

Determinate.

Small Bicolor - Yellow Purple Cherry Mid (69-80) Fresh (salad) Fresh (Coctail) Cooking
Purple Cherokee
Purple Cherokee Heirloom Tomato
Purple Cherokee is an heirloom tomato variety that consistently ranks very high in taste tests. Slice Cherokee Purple tomato for rich, dark color and unmatched sweet, rich taste on sandwiches or in salads. The tomato is a beautiful dusky pink with a deep, rich-red interior.

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Large Black Purple Beefsteak Late (80-100) Fresh (Slice) Fresh (Salad)
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Purple Russian
Purple Russian Heirloom Tomato
Purple Russian tomatoes beautiful purple fruit with delicious flavour and few blemishes. Productive producers.

Indeterminate

Medium Purple Slightly elongated Fresh
Preserving
Salsa
Red Cherry produces and abundance of acidy-sweet small, red cherry tomatoes.
Saved seed from a supermarket punnet, so no parentage available.
Small Red Cherry Mid (69-80) Fresh
Snacking
Salad
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Reisentraube
Reisentraube Heirloom Tomato
Reisentraube translates to "giant bunch of grapes" referring to how the tomatoes grow like bunches of grapes.
It is a very popular small tomato with a rich full tomato flavour.

Indeterminate

Small-Medium Red Plum Mid (69-80)
San Marzano
San Marzano Heirloom Tomato
San Marzano is a popular and reliable producer of rich tasting tomatoes that are great for fresh eating, and paste, canning or puree Meaty with no juicy pulp.

Indeterminate.

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Small-Medium Red Sausage Late (80-100)
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Scoresby Dwarf
Scoresby Dwarf Heirloom Tomato
Scoresby Dwarf produces round, slightly flattened red fruit with excellent flavour on a bush type plant. Great for cooking or fresh eating.

Determinate

Medium Red Globe Early (50-60)
Small Fry
Small Fry Hybrid Tomato
Small Fry is a dependable hybrid tomato producing large yields of sweet cherry tomatoes.

Indeterminate

Small Red Cherry Mid (69-80) Fresh (Salad / Cocktail)
Snowball
Snowball Heirloom Tomato aka White Beauty
Snowball, or White Beauty are medium sized ivory to yellow coloured tomatoes. Known for their sweet, citrus taste that is richer and more complex than many white types.

Indeterminate.

Medium White Ivory Flattened globe Mid (69-80) Fresh
Sauce
Striped
Striped
Striped is an heirloom gifted to me simply as "striped" - it looks like it may be a Tigerella or a Red Zebra. Medium Bicolor -
Red/Yellow
Small round Mid (69-80) Fresh (Salad)
Fresh (Slicing)
Thai Pink Egg
Thai Pink Egg Open Pollinated Tomato
Thai Pink Egg, as the name suggest bears small egg-shaped and sized fruit that are pink in colour. Bursting with natural goodness, sweet and rich in flavour.

Determinate.

Small-Medium Pink Egg Early (50-60) Fresh
Cooking
Green Sausage
Green Sausage Open Pollinated Tomato
The Green Sausage are defined by green fruit and yellow stripes, revealing kiwi-like green flesh when sliced. Bushy plants produce 6 to 8 fruits per truss, and require only moderate staking for high yields. Very ornamental, but also flavorful enough to hold its own with the best of the paste tomatoes.

Determinate.

Medium Green Sausage Mid (69-80) Fresh (Slicing) Fresh (Salad)
sold-outTiny Tim Hybrid Tomato Tiny Tim Hybrid Tomato is a surprisingly tiny plant, perfect for pots and hanging baskets. The fruit is juicy and has very good sweet/tart tomato flavours.

Determinate.

Small Red Cherry Early (50-60) Fresh
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Tommy Toe
Tommy Toe Heirloom Tomato
Tommy Toe has been a vigorous vine and strong producer of medium to large sized cherry shaped tomatoes with a great fresh taste. Not bothered by heat and humidity.

Indeterminate

Medium Red Cherry Mid (69-80) Fresh
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Tumblar
Tumblar Hybrid Tomato
Tumblar is an open pollinated hybrid perfectly suited to growing in pots or, with their cascading habit, hanging baskets.
Fruit are delicious sweet little cherry type tomatoes.

Determinate.

Small Red Cherry Early (50-60) Fresh
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Voyage
Voyage Heirloom Tomato
Voyage or Reisetomate (translates to traveller's tomato) is a strange-looking tomato with what seems like many fused little cherry tomatoes.
It's truly a novelty variety.

Indeterminate.

Medium-Large Red Multi-fused fruit Mid (69-80) Fresh
White Cherry
White Cherry Heirloom Tomato
White Cherry is a prolific producer of creamy-yellow cherry tomatoes
that are juicy and delicious.

Indeterminate

Small Yellow Ivory White Cherry Mid (69-80) Fresh (Salad /Cocktail)
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Yellow Pear
Yellow Pear Heirloom Tomato
Yellow Pear is a definite favourite with children. The colour, shape and taste make them a great addition to any salad or cocktail plate. Heavy yielding.

Indeterminate

Small Yellow Pear Mid (69-80) Fresh (Salad)
Fresh (Snacking)
Fresh (Cocktail)
Preserving.

A list of the tomatoes we will be growing at MeadowSweet this season (2016) - includes mostly heirloom (heritage) tomatoes, some open pollinated varieties and just a few select hybrids.



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