Tomatoes - Cherry


Black Cherry
Early 
Indeterminate

Wonderful and very popular “black” cherry tomato. Vigorous plants yield clusters of 1", round, deep purple, mahogany-brown cherry tomatoes. Fruits have that wonderful sweet, smoky flavor that black tomatoes are known for. Disease resistant.

Blondkopfchen
Mid/Late Season
Indeterminate

Good in varying climates

(a.k.a. Little Blonde Girl) Small golden-yellow 1" fruits with a slight citrus flavor and sweet finish. Very vigorous plant that produces clusters of fruit, with enormous yields and never a cracked fruit. Bears until frost, and fruit holds on the vine for a long time.  Give this plant some extra space and a large cage -- it likes to spread!

Chadwick Cherry or Camp Joy 2
Chadwick's Cherry
Mid Season 
Indeterminate

A hardy, prolific plant and one of our favorite cherries. Easy to grow even in tough summers, these plants are practically problem-free and produce sweet yet balanced red, large 1 ounce cherries.

Tomato, Italian Red Cherry
Italian Red Sold Out
Early
Indeterminate
Good for Containers

A robust variety that does well in containers and small gardens, yet produces big-flavored fruit. A good choice for balconies or other small spaces. 

Mexico Midget 

Late 
Indeterminate

This is a little tomato with BIG, intense tomato flavor, way beyond what most cherries produce. Nice balance of sweetness too.  Produces lots of ½-¾" red cherry tomatoes.  


Snow White

Mid Season
Indeterminate

A favorite of ours. 3/4" round fruit is a beautiful ivory, ripening to a warm pale yellow. Fruit is deliciously sweet without being too sweet and mild with a nice clean finish. Great for snacking off the vine, or as a nice contrast in salads.






Whippersnapper 
Very Early
Determinate

Good for Containers



If you've been looking for a tomato to grow in containers and hanging baskets that has great flavor and is very early, you will love Whippersnapper.  Grows very well in a 3-gallon pot and will produce lots of cherry tomatoes, almost covering the foliage. In the ground, it is quite a sprawling plant. Grape-shaped, sweet fruit. Needs less sun than other tomatoes. 




Wild Galapagos

Early

Indeterminate

These real-from-Galapagos heirlooms are yellow-orange, grape-sized cuties.  The plants are very prolific, intensely sweet, pest resistant -- in their native island home they have been found happily growing in harsh, almost soilless conditions.  This plant grows very large, so give it space!




Gardeners Delight
Early

Indeterminate

If you like super sweet cherry tomatoes, this is a great choice.  This red variety produces fruit in clusters, making harvest easy.  Sweet and full flavored, this one can easily replace the sweet hybrid varieties. 



Riesentraube 
Mid Season
Indeterminate

"Giant bunch of grapes" is how the name translates. 1-1/2" fruits produce in large clusters. This variety is full flavored, something hard to come by with cherry tomatoes.  A large, very productive plant.






Tomatoes - Early Season

These varieties are generally very easy to grow, fruit quickly and continue to produce over a long season, in some cases through some soft frost. They will likely do better than other varieties when we have a cool or erratic summer. They usually aren't the knock-your-socks-off taste test winners, but still very good and a staple in our gardens every year. If you are a beginner, or have very limited space, these varieties are a good place to start.


Azoychka 
Heirloom

Mid Season 
Indeterminate

Good for varying climates 
  
A rare and productive Russian heirloom. A staple in our own gardens, it produces lots of smooth, crack-free 3” meaty, yellow/orange tomatoes with a sweet citrusy flavor. Dependably flavorful and very productive.  Unlike most yellow tomatoes this variety has a good acidic balance to its fruity sweetness resulting in well balanced, complex flavors. A great variety suited to both warm to cooler growing regions. 


Black Cherry
Early - 65 Days
Indeterminate

Wonderful and very popular “black” cherry tomato. Vigorous plants yield clusters of 1", round, deep purple, mahogany-brown cherry tomatoes. Fruits have that wonderful sweet, smoky flavor that black tomatoes are known for. Disease resistant.


Black Prince
Early - 65 Days

Indeterminate

This popular black tomato is vigorous and very easy to grow.  Produces early and for a long season, even through the fall.  Juicy, tasty, small to medium fruits hold well on the vine. Will produce well in cool or hot summers.


Brazilian Beauty
Early 

Indeterminate

Very rare variety with sweet tropical flavors.  As the story goes, this variety made it into the US from Brazil 40 years ago in a Hippie van.  It was such a good tomato that it was saved and grown for the next 4 decades.


Glacier Sold Out

Very Early 
Determinate

Good in varying climates
Good for Containers

A very early variety good for containers.  Produces small, orange red tomatoes on compact plants that have a nice sweetness and are good for salads.  This is a good variety for early production while you're waiting for your other favorites to ripen.  

Stupice

Heirloom

Very Early
Indeterminate

Good in varying climates

Very easy to grow, a very early producer, and will thrive in hot or cool summers!  Produces lots of red, 2-3 inch fruits on clusters over a very long season.  Very good flavor for an early tomato, sweet with light complexity.  Fruit will hold a very long time on the vine, even in the fall.  Will consistently produce good fruit until after the first frost.  This is a staple in our gardens.


Whippersnapper

Early – 60 Days
Determinate
Good for Containers

 If you've been looking for a tomato to grow in containers and hanging baskets that has good flavor and is very early, you will love Whippersnapper.  Grows very well in smaller pots (2 gallon and up) and will produce lots of cherry tomatoes, almost covering the foliage. In the ground, it is quite a sprawling plant. Grape-shaped, sweet fruit.  Needs less sun than other tomatoes.
 




Other Edibles

VARIOUS
Tomatillo Verde







Shungiku - Edible Chrysanthemum
Also known as Chop Suey Greens, leaves are great raw, in stir fries, or in soups.





BEANS

Rattlesnake Pole Beans
Beautiful and tasty snap beans on vining plants.









Dragon Langerie Bush Wax Beans
Multi colored snap beans on bush plants.









Scarlet Runner Beans
Pretty vines produce scarlet blooms perpetually all summer. Pods are edible when very young, and when older produce beans that are beautiful and large.







CUCUMBERS

Beit Alpha 
Tender, crisp mediterranean cucumber.






Armenian 
Dense, mild fleshed cucumber that tastes great and keeps it's texture even as it gets larger.  




Poona Kheera
A beautiful and unique cucumber! Very crisp and refreshing with a lovely potato-like skin.  No bitterness!




Suyo Long
A Chinese cucumber that is crisp, bright flavored and burpless.  Fruits grow up to 16" long.








SUMMER SQUASH

Ronde De Nice Zucchini 
A French heirloom round zucchini.  Tender, tasty, and great for stuffing.



Ortelana Di Faenza Zucchini
An Italian heirloom pale green zucchini that is mild and tender.  






Benning's Green Tint Scallop
Tender green patty pan squash.  A customer favorite.






Early Golden Crookneck
Classic yellow crookneck squash with slightly knobby skin.







WINTER SQUASH

Butternut Rugosa
We love this pretty and delicious butternut squash.  Fruits are larger than average with a ribbed, wrinkled skin and deep orange flesh.






Potimarron
Vines produce beautiful and delicious medium sized winter squashes that are brilliant orange outside and a lovely yellow-orange inside.  One of our favorites.






Boston Marrow
Vigorous vines produce large orange winter squashes with tasty orange flesh.  Fun to grow.







Delicata
Cream colored fruits with green stripes.  These squashes are extra sweet and delicious.





MELONS

Charentais
Very fragrant, sweet melon that is easy to grow.






Noir de Carmes
Another fragrant sweet melon, produces well.






Herbs and Beneficials

Herbs and Beneficials

HERBS: We all know how nice it is to have fresh herbs growing outside the kitchen, but did you know that many of them also provide benefits to a healthy garden? Their foliage and flowers attract beneficial insects and pollinators, providing nectar, shelter, and protection for themselves and their larvae. They help shade soil and many of them are drought tolerant.  Most are very easy to care for.

Basil Napolitano
Prolific salad basil.  




Basil Genovese
Classic pesto basil.






Basil Siam Queen
Clove scented large leafed thai basil.






Basil Purple Delight
Classic basil flavor but with a deep purple leaf.







Tulsi (Holy Basil)
Very aromatic basil used in herbal teas and ethnic dishes.  Amazing scent!






Garlic Chives
Pretty in the garden, with a light garlic and onion flavor.  Produces white flowers.








French Tarragon 
Lovely french herb with a light anise flavor.






Summer Savory 
Must have culinary herb that is great for poultry, soups and sauces.








Sweet Marjoram
Easy to grow herb with a light oregano flavor.







Greek Oregano
A must have herb in Italian and Greek dishes. Pretty in the garden too!








Thyme
A classic herb that is also easy to grow and a wonderful beneficial plant.








Sweet Mace (Mexican Mint Marigold)
A pungent herb loved by Southwest chefs.  A beautiful flowering plant too!






Lemon Balm
Related to mint, this herb makes a wonderful herbal tea and is pretty in a container.






Catmint
An herbal tea plant, bee attractor, and cats love it.





Dukat Dill 
A variety that stays in the leaf stage longer than average.









Italian Parsley
Classic flat leafed parsley.









Bronze Fennel 
Beautiful tall lacy leafed beneficial plant.  Can inhibit the growth of other edibles, so place it carefully in the garden.






Winter Savory
More pungent than Summer Savory, this semi-woody perennial is low growing and produces tiny white flowers.  Makes a great border herb.







Lemon Verbena
A tall woody perennial whose leaves make a fantastic herbal digestive tea.  









BENEFICIALS: Plant these varieties between your edibles or in hard to reach areas for beauty and to attract pollinators and beneficial insects.  Your garden will be healthier for it!


Ammi 
Related to the carrot, this annual grows to 4' or 5' tall and produces beautiful white umbels that bees and butterflies love.  An all-around beneficial insect plant.







Phacelia - Bee's Friend
One of the top bee plants!  The prolific nectar and pollen attract bees, and the lacy foliage attracts other beneficial insects.





Cosmos Snow Sonata
A pretty, low growing cosmos that produces white blossoms. Great in the border or in between edibles.
Cosmos Diablo
Brilliant orange blooms on low growing plants.  A good border and companion plant.








Mahogany Nasturtium 
A garden favorite whose leaves and flowers are edible with a peppery flavor. Stunning deep red blossoms!








Tithonia (Mexican Sunflower)
Irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds, this 4' tall drought tolerant plant produces a profusion of brilliant orange flowers throughout the summer.





Yarrow 
An indispensable beneficial plant.  It has a multitude of medicinal uses, is a compost activator, beneficial insect attractor, and a lovely flowering plant.  It does tend to spread, so keep it in check or plant it in a container.




Peppers - Hot

Hot peppers are such fun to grow.  Some varieties produce amazing quantities of fruit, and they are beautiful as they ripen.  How hot they get can be a spin of the roulette wheel, sometimes the hottest looking pepper can be food for a baby, and a month later make you cry like one.

Many hot pepper plants are quite ornamental, so worth growing even if you don't care for the peppers.

As with sweet peppers, they like warmth.  We normally begin offering them 2 or 3 weeks after we begin offering tomatoes.

Ancho Gigantea

90 Days
Heat: Medium
SU:  2500 - 3000

Dark green, heart shaped, 3" by 4" almost black fruits. Called Poblano when fresh and green, and Ancho when red and dried. The standard Mexican variety for sauces and stuffing, distinctive rich flavor with a nice medium heat.  Great for Chili Verde or Chili rellenos.


Arbol

Hot

Easy to grow and a continuous producer of 3" slender, thin walled hot peppers with a smoky flavor.  Dries easily.





Cherry Bomb 

Hot/Sweet

A little cherry pepper perfect for pickling and stuffing.  Bite sized fruits are hot like a jalapeño with a sweet finish.    



Criolla Sella 

70 Days
Hot

These peppers have the lovely, fresh, citrusy flavor that Habaneros are know for, but with less heat!  Great fresh, but can also be dried and ground for a lovely yellow chili powder.


Joe’s Long 

Heirloom


80 Days
Hot


All of the full flavor of the Jimmy Nardello, but with heat. While it is a cayenne type, it is less hot than a standard cayenne, about as hot as a jalapeno.  High yields on strong bushy plants. These beautiful rich red peppers are a perfect choice for stringing and hanging in the kitchen, since they dry so well. Some grow in a spiral.


Korean Kimchi 

70 Days
Hot

Prolific producer of bright red chiles with a perfect amount of heat for pickling, drying, or making kimchi



NuMex Joe E. Parker

Mild

This drool worthy variety was developed at NMSU from a heritage New Mexico variety.  The 6-8" pods can be picked green or better yet when ripened to a beautiful earthy red.  Thick fleshed, as sweet as a bell pepper but with more flavor and just a hint of heat. This do-it-all pepper is fabulous eaten fresh, but is said to be fantastic roasted or stuffed (I wouldn't know because they were my favorite raw eating pepper and none made it past the salad bowl). They produce very well and for a long season.


NuMex Piñata

Medium/Hot

Jalapeño with a little twist--this variety starts out green when young, then ripens to yellow, orange, and finally red.  Same heat as other jalapeños.



Padron 


60 Days
Mild/Medium/Hot


The well known tapas pepper. Traditional to the Galicia area of Spain, Padron peppers are a small, thin-skinned, and mild when young (although about 1 in 20 will be hot).  In Spain, they are traditionally charred slightly in olive oil, sprinkled with coarse sea salt and served warm.   If left to mature to red, the peppers will be hot, and can be dried.

Peppadew 

Mild/Sweet



Known as a delicious pickled stuffing pepper, this little cherry shaped variety is both mildly hot and sweet. A rather hard to find seed, we're excited to offer this little gem.  


Pepperoncini 

70 Days
Mild

A classic pickling pepper. Spicy but very mild. For pickling it is picked very young, but fruits are also good eaten fresh, and turn red and sweeter when ripened fully.




Piquillo 

60 Days
Mild/Medium


A classic in Spanish tapas, this 3" heirloom pepper is a glossy red at maturity that is more piquant than hot.  Translation: flavor! 










Peppers - Sweet

Peppers are great to have in the summer garden.  They are usually polite and pretty plants, and a freshly harvested, crunchy, sweet pepper is just SO enticing.  They like warmth and sun, we believe even more so than tomatoes, so be patient.  They will grow slowly or not at all until they find conditions to their liking.  Even while they are in our greenhouse, they poke along, teasing and frustrating us.  Then, they wake up and kick into gear.


Corno Di Toro Rosso

Heirloom

75-90 Days

Huge heirloom Italian sweet pepper, with long, curved fruits that do look like a bull’s horn. May be the longest stuffing pepper at 6-10” long and up to 2” diameter. Red when ripe. Excellent flavor. Prized for salads, grilling or sauteing. Higher yielding than bell types, up to 20 fruits per plant.

Golden Marconi

Heirloom

80 Days
  
A late, Italian pepper with beautiful, big, thick fleshed, yellow, 7-inch tapering fruit that are very sweet and great for frying or fresh. This wonderful heirloom is delicious and mild.


Jimmy Nardello’s

Heirloom

Ark of Taste variety

60 Days
Sweet

This heirloom pepper is DELICIOUS!  Sweet, crisp, and thin walled, it is wonderful raw off the vine, but also a great frying pepper.  Productive plants, they produce glossy red 6 -10" long peppers.  Originated in Italy, introduced to the U.S. in 1887.

Orange Bell

90 Days

Super sweet, brilliant orange fruit are blocky with and good-sized thick flesh that is flavorful and among the best tasting of all peppers. Plants produce large yields of this most magnificent pepper. Can also be eaten green.






Marta Polka

78 Days


Sweet

A compact, bushy plant that produces thick, elongated yellow bell type peppers. An early producer too!






Paradicsom Alaku Sarga Szentes
60 days
Sweet

A very good producer of crisp, sweet, golden orange, thick fleshed pumpkin shaped peppers. Great raw, or as a small stuffing pepper. Produces lots of fruit over a long season. A particularly good choice if you have trouble growing bells.





Shishito
Shishito 

60 Days
Sweet

Cute, slightly wrinkled traditional Japanese variety that is a chef's standard for tempura.  The 3-4" peppers are a joy to eat fresh, and the plant is a heavy producer.



Topepo Rosso

90 Days
Sweet

This lovely Italian variety looks like, hey a tomato!  But, it's all sweet pepper: meaty, flavorful, and equally good sliced into rings for a raw veggie platter, or stuffed.  Can be eaten green, turns red at maturity while maintaining a green interior.   


Tomatoes - Mid Season, Paste

Mid season tomatoes develop mature fruit beginning 70 - 80 days from transplant.



Amos Coli
Heirloom
Mid Season
Indeterminate

A Local Heirloom!  This variety has been grown for decades in the Santa Clara Valley, and was recently given to Brad Gates to keep the variety alive.  Plants produce very large red pasted tomatoes that make great sauces and salsas.  



Ananas Noir 

Mid Season 
Indeterminate

A customer favorite and also one of ours! French for “Black Pineapple.” The interior of these large tomatoes is a bright mix of pink, red, green and yellow, and each color has a distinct flavor.  Overall a sweet and juicy tomato, this is a truly unique and delicious variety that produces very well over a long season.


Arkansas Traveler
Mid Season 
Indeterminate
A medium-sized tomato with a beautiful rose color. An excellent variety from Arkansas, tolerant to heat and humidity; crack and disease resistant. Good flavor, an excellent hillbilly favorite. Round, 6-8 oz fruits are tart-sweet.

Aunt Ruby’s German Green


Heirloom

Ark of Taste variety

Mid/Late Season 
Indeterminate

Good in varying climates


In our top 3 best tasting tomatoes every year!  Beautiful and delicious heirloom beefsteak variety from Ruby Arnold of Greenville, TN.  Slightly flattened, 1-pound fruits that ripen to a soft green-yellow with a slight pink blush that extends to the inside.  Fruity, subtle, sweet and juicy with good texture.  Great sliced on its own or topped with a bit of Burrata. 


Black from Tula 
Heirloom

Mid Season 
Indeterminate

A wonderful Russian heirloom.  Produces beautiful 3-4” meaty purple/black, slightly flattened beefsteaks.  A great black tomato with smoky, salty, sweet flavors.  We're happy to bring this one back. 



BLUE BEAUTY
Blue Beauty
Mid Season
Indeterminate
We are having so much fun with the blue tomatoes, and this one is a winner.  Another Brad Gates variety, this gorgeous variety is like many of the blues -- high in anti-oxidants, sunburn & crack-resistant, great production, and hangs well on the vine.  The flavor is bright and clean with a lovely sweetness. Plus, this one ripens earlier than many of the other blues. 



Chocolate Stripes

Mid Season 
Indeterminate

This beautiful bi-colored black tomato is top rated with gardeners, and rates very high in taste tests.  These are large plants that produce 3-4” mahogany colored tomatoes with olive striping.  The flavor is  rich, sweet, and earthy, as we’ve come to expect from great black tomatoes. 


Cuor Di Bue

Mid Season
Indeterminate


We love this Italian Oxheart variety.  It is one of the first medium sized tomatoes to ripen in our garden each year, and it produces steadily all season.  Tomatoes are juicy with few seeds and the flavors are lovely and well balanced.  A great do-it-all tomato and a good staple variety to have in the garden.


Dester

Mid Season
Indeterminate

A rival to Brandywine flavors, this variety was collected from an Amish woman, who received it from a German family. Produces large, pink/red full flavored beefsteak tomatoes that have been winning quite a few taste tests, and are consistently good from year to year. 


Giant Syrian 
Heirloom
Mid Season
Indeterminate

This West Virginal heirloom is uncomonly super-versatile.  The 1-3 pound, true-tomato-taste fruits are good for slicing, sauce, paste, and canning.


Heidi
Heirloom

Mid Season 
Indeterminate

A highly respected and prolific tomato from Africa that bears 2-1/2-inch, pear-shaped, bright-red fruit with rich tomato flavor.   Fruits are thick walled and meaty, making for a great sauce, salsa, or canning tomato. Resistant to BER, unlike so many paste tomatoes.  Produces over a long season. 

Julia Child
Mid Season
Indeterminate

Named for you-know-who, this lovely girl could be a staple in any kitchen.  These deep-pink, gently-fluted 4" beefsteaks have a bold, clean flavor enhanced by its sweetness and balanced acidity.  This hard-to-find variety was introduced by TomatoFest in honor of the legendary American champion of good-eatin'.



Opalka
Heirloom
Mid Season
Indeterminate

An heirloom originally from Poland around 1900.  Vigorous vines produce some of the best tasting, 5-inch long red past tomatoes.  Very meaty with few seeds, fruits are loaded with rich sweet flavors perfect for making sauces.

Rutgers
Heirloom
Mid Season
Indeterminate

Developed in the 1930's for the Campbell Soup company, Rutgers is a versatile variety that produces red, globe shaped fruits with a lovely interior that has a good balance of flesh to gel.  Plants are polite and stay on the smaller side yet produce very well.  

San Marzano
Mid Season 
Indeterminate

This is the mama of the San Marzano family.  It is the plum-shaped, heavy-producing variety that is more familiar to many people than the larger SM Redorta variety we have been carrying.  In addition to its fame as a superior paste tomato, it also has a more, well, comforting look to its leaves -- those of us who have had anxious moments over the deceptively wispy look of the SM Redorta will not lose sleep over this variety.


Soldacki
Heirloom
Mid Season
Indeterminate

A vigorous potato-leafed variety from Cleveland via Poland. Deep pink fruits are large, thin skinned and meaty.  The flesh is firm, low acid, and sweet.  A memorable variety! 

Sudduth Strain Brandywine 
Heirloom

Ark of Taste variety

Late Season 
Indeterminate

Our absolute favorite Brandywine. This wonderful Heirloom Brandywine strain was handed down by Dorris Sudduth Hill whose family grew them for 80 years. Large pink beefsteak fruits. Incredibly rich, intense, complex tomato flavors, very well balanced.  This variety of Brandywine produces consistently well every year.  Fruit tends to ripen in flushes. We grow it every year!



Thieneman's Australian Heart
Heirloom
Mid Season
Indeterminate

Brought home from Australia by a WWII U.S. servicemember, these rare and beautiful fruits are moderate to heavy producers of gigantic 1 pounders.  A showcase tomato that has complex, sweet flavors and is meaty enough for a sandwich OR a paste.

Tobolsk
Heirloom
Mid Season
Indeterminate

 A 100 year old Russian heirloom from near the arctic circle, this tomato is rare, yet a favorite of those who have grown it. A productive plant that produces beautiful yellow orange fruits with lovely balanced flavors.  A must try! 


Valencia
Heirloom
Ark of Taste Variety
Mid Season
Indeterminate

This is a wonderful, medium sized, bright golden orange tomato that is beautiful on the vine and on the plate.  It has a sweet, yet well balanced flavor profile, has a smooth shape and skin and rarely cracks.



White
Mid Season
Indeterminate

We LOVE white tomatoes.  We grew this one our first year and thought it was fantastic. Medium sized beefsteaks have a lovely ivory color and subtle, nicely sweet flavors.  Try slicing this one and layering it between slices of black tomato--stunning! 

Tomatoes - Late Season

Late season tomatoes are the ones we wait impatiently for.  When people think of big, beautiful, juicy, highly flavored tomatoes, often they fall into this category.  Most large beefsteak varieties are late, and many people associate the big colorful beefsteaks with "heirloom" status.  There are some truly delicious varieties here that, given a good growing season, will give you that knock-your-socks-off tomato experience.



Brad’s Black Heart

Mid Season 
Indeterminate

Good in varying climates

Originated from Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms. Wispy-droopy plants that yield lots of 12 oz., pink-black, heart-shaped tomatoes (mostly flattened hearts...some pointy, some blunt) with rich sweet complex flavors, typical of the best of the black tomatoes. A good producer in cooler growing regions as well as warmer regions. If you like the big, robust flavors of the black tomatoes you will want this one in your garden. 



Dr Wyche's Yellow Tomato
Dr. Wyche
Heirloom
Late Season
Indeterminate

The Seed Savers story on this variety is priceless, including elephants, lions and tigers.  However, it is also an amazing tomato: 1 pound slicers that are golden-yellow, meaty, richly flavored and heavy yielders. A favorite at our Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm.


Orange Russian 117

Late Season 
Indeterminate

Beautiful!  A cross between Russian 117 and Georgia Streak producing 1 to 2 lb., heart-shaped fruit, yellow-orange with a pink blush, very meaty with a red center. Flavor is big and fantastic, and well balanced.









   

Tomatoes - Container

Varieties that work well in containers have a strong central stem or are naturally compact plants.  Still, they like a roomy container.  With the exception of Whippersnapper, 5 gallons is the minimum size for these, and larger is better.  Choose a deep container over a shallow wide one, and be sure to feed your plants regularly.  "Weakly weekly" is a good rule of thumb--a weak feeding once a week. 

While many of our other varieties will do well in containers, these were chosen because of their compact nature, so are well suited for smaller spaces.


Arctic Rose SOLD OUT
Early/Mid Season 
Determinate

Good for containers
  
Expect to get a heavy crop of delicately pink, well-balanced, mild-flavored and firm fruit from this deceptively short-statured plant. We are possibly the first in the Bay area to offer this 2012 release from the Dwarf Tomato Project 


Orange King
Early
Determinate
Good for Containers

One of the very best early tomato varieties.  Large -- up to 3/4 pound -- slicer, tasty-sweet, and tolerant enough of temperature extremes that it is a favorite of a Michigan grower.


Tomato, Italian Red Cherry
Italian Red SOLD OUT
Early
Indeterminate
Good for Containers

A Bountiful Gardens recommendation (the seed source for this variety) because it is a robust plant that does well in containers and small gardens, yet produces big-flavored fruit.

Whippersnapper SOLD OUT


Early 
Determinate
Good for Containers

 This little cherry variety does well in hanging baskets, medium sized containers or in the ground.  Produces ripe fruit very early and is quite prolific.  All that versatility and the fruit has good, sweet flavor and texture too!  This variety seems to do well with less sun than other tomatoes.  

Beneficial Flowers

Edible Gardens are more beautiful and alive with flowers mixed in, and they serve an important purpose.  They attract pollenators, provide shelter and safety for "good" bugs, and many attract butterflies and hummingbirds along with the bees.
We like to plant taller varieties in the center of beds where it's harder to reach and harvest the edibles.  Shorter varieties we plant on the edges or between edibles.  

Asclepias - Butterfly Weed

Cosmos, Dancing Petticoats

Cosmos, Little Ladybirds

Marigold, Signet Starfire

Sunflower, Lemon Queen

Sunflower, Ring of Fire

Tithonia, Torch

More Edibles

General

Tomatillo Verde

Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

Beans

Bush Beans

Royalty Purple

Dragon Langerie Wax

Pole Beans

Purple Podded

Rattlesnake Snap

Soybeans/Edamame

Midori Giant

Lucky Lion

Cucumbers

Armenian

Beit Alpha

Poona Kheera

Grains

Amaranth, Burgundy

Quinoa, Colorado

Quinoa, Linares

Melons

Carmes De Noir

Charentais

Coban Orange Flesh

Blacktail Watermelon

Orangeglo Watermelon

Squash

Benning's Green Tint Scallop

Early Golden Crookneck

Lemon Squash

Patisson Golden Marbre Scallop

Potimarron

Waltham's Butternut



Tomatoes - Our Faves

Each year we have a couple of varieties that just really blow our skirts up.  Here's our list.  
We're drooling while writing this.



Aunt Ruby's German Green
Heirloom
Ark of Taste variety

Mid/Late Season - 80 Days
Indeterminate

Good in varying climates

One of our best tasting tomatoes 2 years in a row!  Beautiful and delicious Heirloom beefsteak variety from Ruby Arnold of Greenville, TN.  Slightly flattened, 1-pound fruits that ripen to a soft green-yellow with a slight pink blush that extends to the inside.  Fruity, subtle, sweet and juicy with good texture.  Great sliced on its own or topped with a bit of Burrata. 

Gajo De Melon

Mid Season - 80 Days
Indeterminate

Sweet Sweet Sweet!  These beautiful little cherry tomatoes are orange-yellow with a hint of pink.  No acid, and as sweet as Sungold but with much better complexity to back it up.  The skin was a little thicker than the average cherry in our 2011 garden, but the flavor was well worth it.  Our plants were polite, not overly large, but produced well.

Gold Medal
Heirloom

Late Season - 85 Days
Indeterminate


A stunning, wonderful, 1 ½ lb. yellow and red bi-color beefsteak tomato with pink marbling in the blossom end, thin skin and luscious sweet, well balanced flavors. Our absolute favorite tomato in 2010.   Likes a warm summer.

Sudduth Strain Brandywine
Heirloom

Ark of Taste variety
Late Season - 85 - 90 Days

     
This wonderful Heirloom Brandywine strain was handed down by Dorris Sudduth Hill whose family grew them for 80 years. Large pink beefsteak fruits to 2 pounds. Incredibly rich, intense, complex tomato flavors, very well balanced.  We love this tomato, and this variety of Brandywine has produced well for us.  We will grow it every year!

San Marzano Redorta

Mid Season - 75 – 80 Days
Indeterminate

There a several San Marzano strains, popular and famous as a paste tomato.  A staple in both our gardens, this strain produces large fruit AND great taste for a paste tomato.  Fantastic for salsa too.  The fruit is meaty with few seeds and little gel. These tomatoes can get as big as your hand. Named for a mountain, Pizzo Redorta in Bergamo, Italy. 
                        
Wild Galapagos

Mid Season - 76 Days
Indeterminate

One of our surprise favorites last year!  Originally, we decided to grow this one purely out of a romantic image of Galapagos Tortoises snacking on these little wild tomatoes.  It’s back this year because it’s such an impressive variety. This was a happy, healthy, very vigorous, very heavy producer of great tasting cherry tomatoes for us in 2011. The first cherry variety to produce last year, the flavor is a nice balance of sweetness and complexity.  Not tart, but not overly sweet, we found ourselves snacking on these more than any other cherry.  Give this one a little extra room and an extra large cage, it will sprawl! 

Tomatoes - New 2012 Varieties

Azoychka
Heirloom

New for 2012

Mid Season - 70 Days
Indeterminate

Good for cooler summers or varying climates

 A rare and productive  Russian heirloom.  Produces lots of smooth, 3” meaty, yellow/orange tomatoes with a sweet citrusy flavor. Said to be dependably productive.  Unlike most yellow tomatoes this variety has a good acidic balance to its fruity sweetness resulting in robust, complex flavors. A great variety suited to both warm to cooler growing regions.

Beaverlodge

New for 2012

Very Early – 55 Days
Indeterminate
Good for Containers
Good for cooler summers or varying climates

One of the earliest maturing tomato varieties.  Great for hanging baskets and patio containers, this short, compact plant will produce 2”, smooth, red, round tomatoes with rich, balanced flavors.  This is a good choice for cooler or foggy regions, or a summer like 2011…wish we had this variety last year!

Big Rainbow


Heirloom

New for 2012

Late - 85 Days
Indeterminate

This variety produces beautiful 1-2 lb. bi-colored beefsteak tomatoes with gold flesh and red streaks running throughout. As these beautiful fruits ripen they have a rainbow appearance: greens on the shoulder, yellow, orange, gold in the middle, and red on the blossom end. Fruit often has dynamic red splotches inside and on bottom. Very juicy and fruity sweet. Good disease resistance. A late producer. 

Chocolate Stripes

New for 2012

Mid Season - 80 Days
Indeterminate

This beautiful bi-colored black tomato is top rated with gardeners, and rates very high in taste tests.  These are large plants that produce 3-4” mahogany colored tomatoes with olive striping.  The flavor is rich, sweet, and earthy, as we’ve come to expect from great black tomatoes.
  


Dagma's Perfection

New for 2012

Mid Season - 70 Days
Indeterminate

A vigorous and abundant producer of medium-sized 3” slightly flattened, pale yellow fruits with delicate, light red striping. Delicious, with overtones of tropical fruit and subtle hints of lime. Firm and juicy and jewel-like in appearance.

Dwarf Wild Fred

New for 2012

Mid Season
Indeterminate
Good for Containers

Dwarf Wild Fred is one of the 9 new dwarf tomato varieties released in 2011 by the Dwarf Tomato Project. The compact plants are just under 4 feet tall and are very good producers of purple/black, medium to large, beefsteak tomatoes, with a taste said to be as good as any highly regarded purple/black.  Especially recommended for small gardens or for growing in 5-gallon (or larger) containers as patio tomatoes. As with all of the new dwarf varieties, this compact tomato will require staking to support the fruit.

Heidi


Heirloom

New for 2012

Mid Season - 75 Days
Indeterminate

A highly respected and prolific tomato from Africa that bears 2-1/2-inch, pear-shaped, bright-red fruit with rich tomato flavor.   Fruits are thick walled and meaty, making for a great sauce, salsa, or canning tomato.  Said to be resistant to BER, unlike so many paste tomatoes.  Produces over a long season. 


Mexico Midget

New for 2012

Early - 60 - 70 Days
Indeterminate

Described as spicy and well rounded with big flavors, this variety is a real favorite with gardeners all over the country.  A prolific producer of 1/2 - 3/4" red cherry tomatoes.  Can't wait to try them this year in our own gardens. 



Mrs. Maxwell’s Big Italian


New for 2012

Early - 69 Days
Indeterminate

We chose this variety because of its history, and because it produces large pink/red tomatoes quite early.  Very early for a beefsteak.  30 years ago Mrs. Maxwell of Mexico, Missouri, was given tomato seeds by a friend from Italy. She valued the tomato so much that for the next thirty years she saved the seed, choosing the largest, earliest, non-cracking tomatoes each year. Plants produce 3 to 4-inch, dark pink beefsteak tomatoes with incredible flavor. A perfect tomato for eating fresh off the vine or as a canning tomato or for cooking into a tomato sauce. 


Neves Azorean Red

New for 2012

Mid Season - 75 Days
Indeterminate

This tomato packs a wonderful flavor punch.  Plants produce lots of huge, deep red beefsteak tomatoes with bold, complex flavors.  This has become a very popular variety with gardeners.  Plants have a large central stem.  Brought to the US by the Neves family who migrated to Boston, bringing their prized family heirloom seeds.  Great disease resistance and produces till frost. 


Silvery Fir Tree

New for 2012

Early - 60 Days
Indeterminate

A pretty variety with distinctive carrot-like silvery gray foliage on compact 24" plants. Heavy crops of round, slightly flattened 3-3½" red fruits. Unique decorative variety that is a real eyecatcher. Does well in hanging baskets or on patios.



Snow White

New for 2012

Mid Season - 75 Days
Indeterminate

1/2-inch, round fruit is a beautiful ivory, ripening to a warm pale yellow.  These are deliciously sweet without being too sweet, and mild with a clean finish.  Nice snacking or salad tomatoes. Provides a nice contrast with other tomatoes and in green salads. 



Rose Quartz Multiflora



New for 2012

Mid Season - 75 Days
Indeterminate

A rare variety!  Multiflora refers to the way the plant produces flowers and fruit—in clusters.  The clusters can be quite large, and will produce deep pink, iridescent cherry tomatoes with an aromatic, fruity flavor.  Said to be very productive, we’re looking forward to growing them in our own gardens this year.  



Whippersnapper

New for 2012

Early – 60 Days
Determinate
Good for Containers

 If you've been looking for a tomato to grow in containers and hanging baskets that has great flavor and is very early, you will love Whippersnapper.  Grows very well in a 3-gallon pot and will produce lots of cherry tomatoes, almost covering the foliage. In the ground, it is quite a sprawling plant. Grape-shaped, sweet fruit. Needs less sun than other tomatoes.