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.