"…produces blemish-free fruits about 33% larger than Early Girl with marvelous flavor that's sweet and juicy. Strong, vigorous plants are capable of tremendous yields. Strong disease resistance." Totally Tomatoes

"Sunny orange fruits with full tomato flavor.​ Round, smooth fruits average 8-10 oz. Their meaty interiors have few seeds. This midseason tomato is among the best for flavor and texture."  Text and picture from Johnny's Select Seeds.


"Potato leaf. Pink skin and yellow tiger stripes with voluptuous, slightly lobed, 6-10 oz, flattened globe-shaped fruit. Good sweet crisp flavor and very productive. Thick enough skin for market farmers, yet still tender. Very eye-catching and popular at markets. Holds its quality well off the vine, better than other heirloom types. Originally one of the breeding lines of Tom Wagner’s Brandy Stripe, it was renamed and introduced to the seed trade in 1998 by K. Sahin, a seed company in the Netherlands." Adapative Seeds, Sweet Home, OR  Picture from Totally Tomatoes.

"When these little Oriental jewels ripen, your eyes will be stunned with color. They have pretty violet-purple fruit with iridescent green streaks! Fruit weigh 1-3 ounces, are smooth and have good tasting, dark purplish-red flesh. This variety will also amaze you with its yield: it’s not only high, but incredibly high, being one of the most productive tomatoes we have grown." Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

"This heirloom variety is simply one of the best tasting, best producing gold-red bicolors we have ever grown. On top of that, the tomatoes are stunningly beautiful and enormous, weighing at least 1 pound each. Golden yellow beefsteaks are colored with red stripes that turn into a ruby blush on top of the golden fruit. Flavor is sweet and rich, and harvests are abundant."  Text and picture from Tomato Growers Supply.

"Plant produces high yields of 3 to 4 oz deep red roma tomatoes. They have thick walls, are meaty, and very flavorful. Perfect in salads, for making paste, sauce, and salsa, tomato soup, ketchup, canning, and freezing. It sets fruit much better in hot weather than other roma varieties." Text and picture from Reimer Seeds.

Dating back to the 1800's, it gets it name from oblong fruits that resemble watermelons. Mild, pink-skinned fruits have firm, purplish-red flesh that weigh up to 2 lbs.  Picture from Totally Tomatoes.

Uncle Wayne used to claim he picked dozens of Wayaheads by the time most people had only grown tomato plants. The plants were not much to look at, but the tomatoes tasted great!  Picture from Reimer Seeds.

For those of you that like a small tomato, White Currant adds both a new color - creamy white - with a big sugar spike, making it an eye and appetite pleaser.  Picture from Trade Winds Fruit.

"Becoming a Northwest heirloom, Willamettte was developed at Oregon State University by the late Dr. Tex Frazier. This very dependable ripener is one of OSU's first early determinate tomatoes. It's medium in size with a mild, low acid flavor." Territorial Seed Company  Picture from Reimer Seeds.

"A disease resistant heirloom named in 1925, in a contest for a name. A personal favorite and consistent choice for my garden year after year. Slightly flattened, beautiful, blemish-free, rose-pink fruits, 1 to 2-pounds with firm flesh and lots of delicious juice. Outstanding true tomatoey flavor, intense, balanced and sweet. A County Fair winner for me. Best enjoyed on its own." TomatoFest

My biggest surprise of 2006! I picked the fruit just before first frost, set them on the kitchen counter, and ate the last one in December. Still good taste! Yellow skin with red fruit inside. Semi-determinant growth, produces solid 6 oz. fruit that are tart in flavor.

Love 'em or hate 'em, these are just like 'em ones Grandpa used to grow. Very prolific production of meaty fruit.

Plant produces high yields of large yellow tomatoes that look like bell peppers. An excellent gourmet variety for slicing or stuffing. From Remier Seeds.

"New! These beauties are yellow cherries to about 2 oz., with pale cream stripes. Fetching companion to Pink Vernissage when paired in salads or on relish trays! A tasty little tomato that comes to us from Ukraine."  Text and picture from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Late season determinate plants are not high on my list. But the looks of these deep red/orange-yellow zebra-streaked beauties caught my fancy. "Generously-sized cherry tomatoes are a burst of robust, full-bodied flavor that is outstanding and unique among its cherry tomato peers." Territorial Seed Company  Picture from Gurney's Seed and Nursery.


Tomato Plant List