Tomato Varieties 2020
4th of July - The Fourth of July tomato variety is a common cultivar of tomato plants. This is the earliest variety of non-cherry type tomatoes which might be ripe by the Fourth of July, in a typical climate.
Amish Paste - The Amish Paste heirloom tomato is, as the name implies, a plum tomato of Amish origins, that is commonly used for cooking, although it's sweet enough to eat fresh.
Anna Russian - The Anna Russian Tomato is a delicious and beautiful heirloom oxheart-shaped tomato that was brought over from a Russian immigrant in the 1980's. This large tomato variety is early maturing for an oxheart variety. The beautiful pink-red fleshed Anna Russian can weigh up to 1 pound.
Better Boy - The Better Boy variety of tomato has been in existence for more than 50 years and is a Guinness record holder for amount of fruit produced from a single plant. Noted for its superior flavor, the fruit grows from an indeterminate plant and is about 12 ounces, typically ripening in 72 days.
Black Cherry - Yields plentiful clusters of perfectly round 1" true cherry tomatoes that are deep red with a blackish hue. The flavor is complex, rich, juicy and sweet.
Black Krim - The Black Krim is an heirloom tomato originating from the Isle of Krim in the Black Sea off the coast of the Crimean Peninsula. The plant is open-pollinated, indeterminate, bearing 8 ounce flattened globe fruits that are dark reddish-purple to black with green/brown shoulders.
Box Car Willie - Named after Boxcar Willie, the singer at the Grand Ole Opry, this tomato originates from New Jersey. It has oblong red fruit, about 12 ounces, is very prolific, and has an old fashioned acidic tomato flavor.
Brandywine - The Brandywine tomato plant is an heirloom cultivar of the species, with large potato-leaved foliage and which bears large pink beefsteak-shaped fruit, popularly considered among the best tasting available.
Celebrity - The Celebrity tomato cultivar is a hybrid that produces long fruit-bearing stems holding 20 or more very plump, robust tomatoes. Fruits weigh approximately 8 oz., and are 4 inches across. Plants need caging or staking, and produce fruit throughout the growing season.
Cherokee Purple - Cherokee Purple is the name of a cultivar of tomato that develops a fruit with a deep, dusky-rose color while maintaining a somewhat greenish hue near the stem when mature for eating. The deep crimson interior and clear skin combination give it its distinctive color.
Damsel - Damsel produces avg. 8-12 oz., globe-shaped fruits with beautiful, pink skin. Shares flavor qualities (sweet, rich, and tangy) with traditional pink heirlooms, such as Brandywine and Pruden's Purple, but is more resistant to disease.
Defiant - This mid-size slicer has high resistance to late blight and intermediate resistance to early blight combined with great flavor. The 6-8 oz., globe-shaped fruit are smooth and medium-firm with good texture. Deep red internal and external color.
Early Girl - The Early Girl tomato is a medium-sized globe-type F1 hybrid popular with home gardeners because of its early ripening fruit.
Glacier - Early maturing plant produces heavy yields of 2 to 3 oz red tomatoes. They are very sweet, juicy, and flavorful. Perfect for salads and snacks. Great tomato for short growing season, cool nights or cooler areas as it will set tomatoes at cooler temperatures It continues to bear the entire season.
Green Zebra - Green Zebra is a tomato cultivar with characteristic dark green and yellow stripes. Newer variations blush reddish instead of yellow when ripe. It is more tart than a regular tomato, and it is an early cultivar. Compared to other tomato varieties, it can produce somewhat mealy fruits depending on growing conditions.
Husky Red - This super sweet cherry tomato is a best seller because of its flavor, productivity, and good looks. If you like to snack on cherry tomatoes, this is a great choice.
Jet Star - Heavy yields of firm, meaty, low-acid tomatoes are crack-resistant and especially popular in the northern US since its introduction in 1969.
Juliet - Slightly larger than the well-known Santa grape tomato, Juliet bears delicious, sweet fruit on indeterminate vines. Some gardeners refer to it as a mini Roma because of the shape. The wonderfully sweet fruit are crack resistant and remain in good condition on the vine longer than most cherry tomatoes.
Kellog's Breakfast - The Kellogg's Breakfast Tomato is an heirloom variety that produces big, bright orange fruits that are meaty and juicy with only a few seeds! This large tomato can weigh 1 pound or more! This variety has thin skin and a sweet tangy flavor.
Lemon Boy - Lemon Boy hybrid is an eye-catching tomato with wonderful color and flavor. The deep globe fruit is slightly tangy, but also sweet and mild, meaty, and smooth — perfect for slicing.
Marglobe - Marglobe Tomatoes are a disease and crack resistant heirloom variety which are a good producer of 7 to 10 ounce deep red juicy fruits. Superb tasting fruit. Marglobe tomato can claim parentage of many of today's hybrid tomatoes.
Martino's Roma - You can't go wrong with this Italian heirloom, no matter what you have in mind: sauces, salsas, pastes, farmer's market--bring it on! Richly flavored, meaty, pear-shaped fruits set heavily on compact plants with rugose, dark green foliage.
Matt's Wild Cherry - These small, 5 gm. cherry tomatoes are deep red, have a tender, smooth texture, and sweet, full flavor. High sugar content. Though the flavor is superior, it doesn't yield as well as modern varieties, and the fruits are soft. Fantastic in salsa and for fresh eating.
Mortgage Lifter - This huge heirloom beefsteak (up to 4 lb.; average 2 1/2 lb.) consistently wins taste-tests. Developed in the 1930s by a gardener who planted the four biggest varieties he knew and crossed one with pollen from the other three. He did this for six seasons and created a variety that produced immense, tasty fruit. He sold the plants for $1 a piece and paid off his $6000 mortgage in 6 years.
Mountain Merit- Mountain Merit is a medium-large, 8-10 oz. tomato produced on a determinate plant that has a high level of resistance to late blight. It has good adaptability, deep red colored, firm fruit and also offers intermediate resistance to early blight and Nematodes.
Mr.Stripey - Mr. Stripey is a type of heirloom tomato with unusually small leaves and a mix of a yellow and red color that can fool some growers into thinking they are picking an unripe tomato.
Pineapple - Pineapple Tomato. Named for its shape, not flavor, the Pineapple tomato is a bi-color beefsteak tomato. Its outer ribbing is reminiscent of a pineapple's ribbed exterior. The tomato's size, too, places it in the category of large tomatoes.
Pruden's Purple - This heirloom tomato is our favorite. Pruden's Purple is outstanding in every aspect. It is exceptionally early for a large tomato. Average fruit weighs 1 pound, is 4 inches across, and 3 inches high. Distinctive ridges, like the ribs of a cantaloupe, grid the fruit longitudinally. The color is more of a deep pink than a true purple. Flesh is firm and meaty and the flavor is wonderful.
Red Grape - It's just too tempting to pop the sun-warmed, super-sweet fruits right into your mouth, fresh off the plant! Red Grape is a high-quality variety that produces long clusters of 20 or more bright red, crack-resistant tomatoes. Cherry-type tomatoes do very well in sunny patio containers and hanging baskets.
Riesentraube - Originating in Germany, this heirloom cherry tomato was grown by the Pennsylvania Dutch (who were in fact German) as early as the 1850s. The variety's name, fittingly enough, translates from the German as "giant bunch of grapes".
Roma - Roma tomato or Roma is a plum tomato popularly used both for canning and producing tomato paste because of its slender and firm nature. Commonly found in supermarkets in some countries, Roma tomatoes are also known as Italian tomatoes or Italian plum tomatoes.
Rutgers-Heirloom. An old favorite, Rutgers is proven to be highly productive. The large, red fruits have a thick flesh with superior flavor. Strong determinate vines yield a large initial crop followed by several flushes of fruit.
Stripped German - The Striped German Tomato is a beautiful large sliced variety with very attractive, brilliant and bright orange-marbled stripes! The flat, medium to large, variably ribbed-shoulder tomatoes are shaded yellow and red. The marbled interior of this variety looks absolutely beautiful sliced!
Sungold - One of the most popular varieties of cherry tomatoes, Sungold ripens early to a golden orange, ready to harvest throughout the summer. These extra-sweet tomatoes stay firmer longer than other cherry varieties and will be ready to harvest twice a week once they begin producing fruit.
Sweet 100 - When Sweet 100 tomato was first introduced it created a buzz among gardeners because it is so tasty and produces for such a long time.
Sweet Million - Hybrid. Grow some of the first cherry tomatoes in the neighborhood! Plant begins bearing early and continues on through the growing season, producing many clusters of small, bright red fruit. Tomatoes are sweet-tasting, making them just the thing for snacks and salads. Crack-resistant. While vines don’t tend to get as tall as many other cherry tomato varieties, plants will still need to be staked or caged.
Taxi - Taxi is a low acid tomato. Tomatoes are one of the most common plants grown in the garden, but they are usually grown from transplants bought at the store and not seeds.
Tumbling Tom Red - Tumbling Tom Tomato rolls off the tongue just about as easy as its bright red cherries cascade out of a patio pot or hanging basket. You'll appreciate how little effort it takes to keep these sweet and juicy fruits coming in abundance throughout the season. No need for staking or training as this well-branched, determinate plant stays compact all by itself. The only thing you need to do is enjoy the bounty of blossoms and 1–2″ red fruits. Hybrid. Ripens about 50–65 days from transplant.
White Cherry - 'White Cherry' produces loads of pale-ivory to yellow colored, one-half to one ounce fruits that have a sweet, fruity flavor. The less sun exposure the fruits receive, the paler the color.
White Wonder - White Wonder tomatoes are creamy-white oblate shaped beefsteak tomatoes that weigh about 1-2 pounds. The meaty flesh has few seeds and is also yellowish-white in color with high sugar content and low acidity, creating an exceptionally sweet melon-like flavor.
Yellow Pear - Possibly the most popular yellow heirloom variety of tomato, the Yellow Pear gets its name from its color and shape. This variety dates back to the 1800s and is a vigorous indeterminate. It produces generously with an abundance of small, yellow pear-shaped tomatoes that are sweet, but mild in flavor.
Basil - Amethyst, Cinnamon, Elenora, Genovese, Greek mini, Holy, Large leaf, Lettuce leaf, Lime, Siam Queen and Sweet Dani (lemon).
Mint - Peppermint, and Spearment.
Oregano - Common, and Greek.
Parsley - Curly, Flatleaf, and Giant of Italy.
Sage - Traditional and White.
Thyme - Traditional and Winter.
Beans - E.Z Pick, Fortex, Pole, Provider, Yellow Wax.
Beets - Boldor, Chiogga Guardsmark, Early Wonder, and Red Ace.
Broccoli - Diplomat
Brussels Sprouts - Dagan
Cabbage - Super Red, and Tendersweet.
Cantaloupe - Sarah's
Cauliflower - Snow Crown
Celeriac - Mars
Celery - Tango
Cucumber - Burpless, Bush Crop, Homemade Pickle, Lemon, Olympian, Pepinex, and Saladmore.
Eggplant - Beatrice, Classic, Fairy Tale, Gretel, Hansel, Orient Express, and Rosa Bianca.
Endive - Bianca Riccia
Escarole - Natacha
Husk Cherry - Goldie
Kale - Toscano, and Winterbor.
Kalette - Autumn Star
Kohlrabi - Quickstar
Leeks - American Flag
Lettuce - All-star, Buttercrunch, Drunken Woman, Flashy Trout's, Mesclun Mix, Parris Island, Red Sails, Simpson Elite, and Summer Crisp.
Okra - Clemson
Onion - Bridger, Cabernet, and Sierra Blanca.
Peas - Shelling, Snap, and Snow.
Peppers - Alma Paprika, Bananarama, Baron, Carmen, Cayenne, Gourmet, Habenero, Hungarian Hot, Jalafuego, Jalapa, Mixed Color, Mixed Hot, Mixed Mexican, Red Hot Cherry, Red Knight, Scotch Bonnet, Serrano, Shisito, Sweet Sunrise, and Thai Hot.
Pumpkin - Baby Bear and Howden
Scallion - White Spear
Spinach - Reflect and Seaside.
Squash- Acorn, Astia (zucchini), Blue Ballet, Bon Bon, Butterscotch, Delicata, Spaghetti, Sunburst Patty, Waltham Butternut, Yellow Straightneck, and Zucchini Green.
Swiss Chard - Bright lights, Fordhook, Peppermint, and Rhubarb.
Strawberries - Berry Basket White, and Berries Galore Pink