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.