Category Archives: Varieties to Grow

Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomato

Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomato from Seed Savers Exchange

Details Solanum lycopersicum Open-Pollinated heirloom Type: indeterminate Shape: oblate Color: yellow-green Maturity: late season (80-95 days) Size: large 1 lb or more Yield: ? Taste: “intense” (Epic Tomatoes) “excellent flavor” (CCN) “sweet juicy flesh with hint of spicyness” (SSE) Disease Resistance: susceptible to wilt Notes: family heirloom from Ruby Arnold of Greeneville TN ready to […]

Grenadier Cabbage

Details Hybrid Type: early Shape Color: white Maturity: 65 days Size: 2-pound heads Taste: excellent fresh eating; tender; juicy Disease Resistance: resists cracking doesn’t tolerate yellows Notes: recommended early white cabbage by A-Z; prefers cool weather; has long holding qualities Sources Footnote A-Z Title Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food Author(s) Tanya L. K. […]

Green Zebra Tomato

Green Zebra tomatoes from 2014 harvest

Details Lycopersicon esculentum Open-Pollinated Heirloom Type: determinate Shape: round Color: yellow with green stripes Maturity: 80-90 days Size: 2-4 oz 2″ diameter Yield: “productive plants” Taste: bright, acidic Disease Resistance: ? Notes: love these tomatoes: cool coloring and taste great shape of the little tomatoes was kind of boxy at first they were hard to […]

Golden Taxi Tomato

Details Open-Pollinated: ? Type: ? Shape: ? Color: brilliant yellow Maturity: early Size: ? Yield: “fruits abundantly” Taste: “Flavor second to only Costoluto Genovese (KG)” tangy flavor, sugary, intense Disease Resistance: ? Notes: recommended variety by “The Kitchen Garden“ Sources: I am having trouble finding this variety; there’s a tomato called “Taxi” that sounds like […]

Golden Honey Bunch Tomato

Details Open-Pollinated: no Type: indeterminate Shape: grape cherry Color: golden-orange Maturity: 55-68 days, 65 days Size: large clusters Yield: “just doesn’t quit”, “extremely productive Taste: “succulently sweet” Disease Resistance: ? Notes: “Seed saving note: this plant is sterile and does not set seed; plants do not come from true seed” Sources: Territorial Seed Co. Results […]

Gold Currant Cherry Tomato

Details Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium Open-Pollinated: ? Type: indeterminate Shape: cherry Color: yellow Maturity: 70-80 days Size: currant size 0.5 oz 1/2″ Yield: “prolific vine continuously produces steady supply Taste: “finely-flavored, slightly tart” Disease Resistance or Environmental Tolerance: does well even at temps over 100°F Notes: good for direct-seeding in areas with longer seasons reseeds readily attractive […]

German Queen Tomato

Details Lycopersicon esculentum Open-Pollinated Heirloom Type: indeterminate, potato-leaf Shape: oblate slicer Color: pink Maturity: 55-70 days Size: 12-16 oz Yield: ? Taste: sweet flavor, very rich without a lot of seeds, meaty Disease Resistance: ? Notes: “rare plant” Sources: Seeds of Change Results from My Garden: Have not grown this variety yet  SEASON SOURCE DATES […]

Yellow Pear Tomato

Yellow Pear Tomato from Territorial Seed Co.

Details Open-Pollinated Heirloom Type: indeterminate Shape: pear Color: golden yellow Maturity: 75-80 days Size: cherry (1-2″) Yield: “just loaded with hundreds of tomatoes” Taste: ? Disease Resistance: Territorial Seed Co states that it’s resistant to F1, F2, & V, but in my trials it has been extremely susceptible to fusarium and/or verticillium Notes: recommended variety by […]

Pineapple Tomato

Pineapple tomatoes from 2014 harvest

Details Solanum lycopersicum Open-Pollinated Heirloom Type: Indeterminate Shape: oblate beefsteak, sometimes with mild pleating Color: yellow, with orange & red blush; gets more red as it ripens further the flesh inside is bright yellow with bursts of red and orange Maturity: 85-95 days late season Spacing: 24″ (Biointensive) Size: 10-16 oz Yield: not heavy producers, […]