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doug strong Windmill Hill Farm is a small family owned business located in the hills below Mount Rainier. My pepper varieties were created with the goal of filling this void.
 
 
We breed and grow a selection of regionally adapted garden seed as well as Andean root crops. My Main focus is on potatoes, legumes, corn, and melons.
 
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Much has been written about growing giant tomatoes, but one of the very best sources is the book, "Giant Tomatoes" by Dr. Marvin Meisner. Dr. Meisner also offers information about this subject at The Tomato Depot, the best online tomato forum. 

 

How to Grow Competition Tomatoes

by Dr. Marvin Meisner

 

Growing in Containers

 
Growing tomatoes in containers is an alternative to growing them in the ground for those who, for whatever reason, cannot have a regular garden. Make no mistake though, the results from growing tomatoes in containers might be acceptable to some but will never be equal or better than those obtained from an actual garden plot.
 
Growing tomatoes in containers differs greatly from growing in actual garden plot.  It’s a whole different ball game. To begin with, the watering and fertilizing techniques are nowhere near the same as those employed in a backyard garden. Also, container plants must have much better soil aeration and drainage. This being the case, the particles in their growing medium will be considerably larger than those usually found in garden soil. In addition, growing organically in containers is far less viable as container plantings need fertilizers that are available immediately and cannot rely on nutrients made available by the breakdown of organic materials in the container. To be successful you will have to adopt some new techniques that differ mightily from those employed in an in-ground garden.
 
Any variety of tomato can be grown in a container but the crowding of roots will likely cause a reduction in the size of the tomatoes grown, especially the giant varieties, unless, of course, the container is quite large. Indeterminate tomatoes can get tall and bushy in larger containers, and so, plant support will be an issue. Despite all the limitations, total crop size can be significant and the taste will be there, particularly when compared to what is available at the grocery store.
 
Choosing your Location
Sunlight is important for the growth of all plants, and this includes your container-grown tomatoes. Be sure to place your plants in a sunny area. Tomatoes require 6-8 hours of direct sunlight a day for optimum growth and production. However, when temperatures are high, it is beneficial for the plant to gets some afternoon shade. Try to choose a spot that is sheltered from wind, as strong gusts can damage new plants, will dry the soil out quickly and might blow the plants over. Once you have selected the area for your tomatoes, it is time to start preparing the containers. Keep in mind that since your plants are in containers, and not the ground, they are mobile.
 
Selecting a Container
What containers should you use and how big should they be? The choices are unlimited and range anywhere from a bucket to a barrel. A 5 gallon container provides what is considered to be the minimum space for a tomato plant’s root system. Don’t try anything smaller. Lots of tomatoes are successfully grown in 5 gallon buckets but anything smaller is certain to result in root crowding. 5 gallon buckets are cheap and easily obtainable. You can purchase them at any garden outlet store. Bigger is better but if you are limited by space or finances, 5 gallons will do. I suggest bigger with 30 gallons as probably the upper reasonable limit.
 
There are many possibilities beyond traditional flower pots or buckets for your container garden. Consider the large variety of buckets, half barrels, barrels, window boxes and other containers available. Use your imagination. Recycle some of the containers you have around your house. Keep your eyes open for other people’s discards. Also keep in mind that light colored containers are your best choice since in hotter climates the darker the container the more heat it absorbs and the more likely the roots will burn or the plants will dry out.
 
Proper drainage is important to prevent root rot. By drilling holes in the bottom of your container you will allow for this. A hole about ½ to ¾ inches in diameter is sufficient. You will need at least 4 holes per container, more if it is a large container. The holes should either be in the bottom of the container or low on the sides. Holes low and on the sides will allow you to use your finger to test the moisture level. If necessary, you can cover the holes with screen to prevent soil from falling out.
 
 Do not sit your containers on bare ground. By keeping them off the ground you will prevent disease from potentially entering and destroying your tomato plants. Sitting the pots on plastic or on a board will suffice. Don’t use dish-like containers as they will hinder proper drainage from the pot. If you are using something that has been used previously for other plants it is important to scrub it out well before use. This will remove any diseases that might be present from the prior residents.
 
Choosing a Growing Medium
After choosing your container, you will need to decide what you are going to use as a growing medium. Most growers would agree that a special soil mix is necessary for successfully growing in containers. Soil from your garden, if you have one, will not do. Many use packaged growing materials purchased from their local gardening center. These are highly developed to give your plants everything they need. Commonly used brands include Miracle Grow Potting Mix and Premier Pro-Mix container soil. There are many others on the market.
 
The basic ingredients of soil-less potting mixtures usually include organic material such as peat moss, redwood sawdust, hardwood bark, pine bark, plus other materials as vermiculite, perlite, pumice, and sand, in different combinations and ratios depending on the product. These mixtures all have several things in common. They allow for fast drainage after watering. They retain air and they retain an appropriate amount of moisture. They do so to different degrees depending on their exact makeup. Regular garden soil is far too dense and does not drain properly, hold enough air, or retain enough moisture for container gardening and so is not recommended. Whatever you use in your pots must be fertile and loose so that the roots can develop to their maximum potential in the limited space available. Regular garden soil, simply put, does not measure up.
 
Planting
Plant your tomato plants deep in the containers, at least to the first set of leaves. Better yet, depending on the size of your plants, you might remove the first set of leaves and plant to the second set. New roots will develop along the stems under the soil leading to stronger roots and a healthier plant. Plants grown in containers can be started earlier as you can always bring them inside if there is danger of frost. Be sure to water your plants right after planting.
 
Watering
The most important technique you need to develop, if you want to successfully grow tomatoes in containers, is when and how to water. The goal of watering in container gardening is to saturate the soil. You must apply enough water to at least dampen the entire soil mass in the container. Also you need to know exactly when to water and this is not as simple as you might think. There is a huge tendency to overwater.
 
Exactly when do the plants need water? This is dependent on the growing mix you are using, the weather you are having and the kind of container you chose. You definitely do not want your plants to wilt. There are many ways to decide if it is time to water. Here is one that works. You simply check the water level in your container using a dowel rod. Sharpen a 5/16 inch dowel rod in a pencil sharpener. Push the tip of the rod down to the bottom of your container. If it comes out cool or damp, there is no need to water. If it is dry, then water. Try to use the same hole each time you insert the rod so as not to disturb the roots. With a little practice you will know exactly when to water.
 
Some people like to use moisture meters. You stick the meter rod down into the soil and take a reading. This is better than nothing but understand that water meters measure how much electricity will flow through the soil and are a more accurate measure of conductivity than moisture levels. Still, a moisture meter is better than nothing. You could also use your finger. Stick your finger in a drainage hole to see if it feels moist; this is why side drainage holes were recommended. But don’t depend on this totally to tell you when to water as there can be a lot of difference between the top, middle and the bottom of the container. You could also pick up the container to see what it weighs. This would give you an indication of whether the container is wet or dry.
 
Now that you know the plant needs water, we’ll move on to the watering technique. This will most likely be different than anything you have ever done as far as watering. Use a one or two gallon watering can depending on your strength. As you will note below, the water will already have diluted fertilizer present. The growing medium should be so porous that the water disappears immediately into the mix as quickly as it is applied. If it takes longer than 30 seconds to disappear, your growing medium is too dense. The water should move quickly down through the soil. Wait a few minutes and then add more water until you see 10 to 15 % of the water you have added leaching out through the holes in the bottom of the pot. This prevents salt accumulation in your container by flushing salts from the soil. It is not necessary to flush the soil vigorously each and every time you water but the soil should be porous enough that you can do so whenever you like.
 
Tomato plants must not be allowed to dry out, and outside containers dry out much more quickly in the summer than soil in the garden. During hot weather, you might have to water every day, and, in really hot weather, July and August, maybe more than once a day. To prevent containers from drying out when it is really hot, you may have to move them into the shade or to a spot where they will be shaded partially during the heat of the day. In cool weather you may only have to water every few days.
 
When you do water, be careful not to wet the plant's foliage, as this increases the chances of mold and spreading diseases from the soil to the leaves. Instead, just water the soil directly with a watering can which will also give you an idea of just how much water you are using. It is better to water in the morning to prevent fungus from growing. When it is really hot it is better to water during the heat of the day.
 
Never allow your tomatoes to completely dry out. If they wilt from lack of water, water them thoroughly. Water your plants more as the fruit develops and less as it ripens. Tomatoes watered too much right before they are harvested taste watery and may split.
 
A drip watering system or a water-retaining system with a reservoir such as Earthbox is also an option. This is more complicated than it seems and is beyond our discussion here. However, it is definitely worth looking into and especially for someone who might be absent from their plants for a prolonged period of time and without a friend to care for them.
 
Fertilizing
Regular feedings are essential for container-grown tomatoes as they are heavy feeders. They need nutrients that are immediately available. Organic fertilizers are designed for outside soil gardens and require bacteria to break them slowly down into useable forms. Although they work in containers, they are erratic and unreliable because the microbes that break them down are variable in number depending on many conditions in the container including the temperature. Chemical fertilizers are best for container growing and are best added in a dilute amount on a regular basis. Slow release fertilizers may be used but you will have less control over the situation. My recommendation is the use of either Miracle Grow Liquid All-Purpose Plant Food 12-4-8 or Dyna Grow Foilage Pro 9-3-6 both of which already contain the needed micronutrients. You can use any fertilizer you like but the NPK ratio should be 3:1:2 and micronutrients are necessary as well. The recommendation is that you add ¼ teaspoon of the liquid fertilizer to each gallon of water and use this solution whenever you water your plants. This is a much diluted fertilizer mix but it is all you actually need. Keep in mind that it will be applied every time you water. There are many techniques for fertilizing container plants but the above is recommended here because it gives good results. Others might too.
 
For full and very comprehensive discussions of watering and fertilizing container plants go to GardenWeb.com and enter the Container Growing Forum. There are very detailed and excellent discussions there on both topics.
 
Tomato Support
Either put tomato cages around your containers or stake the tomato plants up once they reach a height of a foot or more. Some tomatoes may not need staking depending on the variety. "Determinate" tomatoes are tomato plants that don't usually require any staking as they grow to a certain height and then stop. "Indeterminate" tomato plants continue to grow and require staking, trellising or cages to prevent their falling over. You are likely to be growing tomatoes that need support and my recommendation is the use of cages. These can be purchased or made from concrete reinforcing wire.
 
Pruning
When the side branches of your tomato plant grow beyond the cage, tuck them back inside the cage. If they extend too far out, you may prune them back. If they extend above the cage it is best to prune them off unless you have a support system that will hold them up. You could also let them grow back down to the ground. Plants can be pruned to one stem and a few suckers or, if you are not going for big, allowed to grow at will. It may take you a season or two of growing to get the hang of pruning.
 
Conclusion
Growing in containers is a definite option for those who do not have the room or the right space for an in-ground garden. Growing on a deck also offers some protection from many of the tomato eating critters.
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Spring Sale - Pick-up seeds and live plants at the ranch.

 

We will be having our Spring Plant Sale again at the ranch starting March 31st through June 2nd 2013.

 

HOURS:  Saturdays  9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. No weekend appointment needed. Weekdays by appointment only. Email for your appointment, or CLICK HERE to use the contact form.

 

Hundreds of folks returned this past Spring to purchase plants, it's very exciting to know that more and more people are able to experience growing these wonderful, great tasting heirlooms!

 

 


 

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We are thrilled to offer this extensive list of transplants for our customers!   These are the very same varieties we sell here at the farm each Spring and therefore are my personal favorites.  There are hundreds to choose from so take your time and pick any varieties that sound good to you. Detailed descriptions and photographs are in online catalog for most varieties. If you prefer not to receive a similar substitute for sold out varieties, order EARLY !!!

 

 

 

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Simply print a blank order form CLICK HERE.

 

LOTS OF SIX ONLY, WITH A MINIMUM OF SIX PLANTS !

 

You can mix or match tomatoes, sweet peppers, chile peppers or eggplants.

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 We are thrilled to offer this extensive list of transplants for our customers!   These are the very same varieties we sell here at the farm each spring and therefore are my personal favorites.  There are hundreds to choose from so take your time and pick any varieties that sound good to you. Detailed descriptions and photographs are in online catalog for most varieties. If you prefer not to receive a similar substitute for sold out varieties, ORDER EARLY !!!

                                  

 Here is how to order from this list:

1. Choose any varieties you wish, however we are selling these transplants in lots of six only, with a minimum of six plants per order.  You can mix or match tomatoes, sweet peppers, chile peppers or eggplants.  Each lot of six plants are $36.00 including shipping and handling. 

2. To order from this list you must either mail, email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or fax (330-348-5247) your order along with a credit card number or check. Ii is very difficult for us to take phone orders, but if  you will email us your phone number, we will call you when time allows. ****You can not go through Pay Pal.  

3. Simply write your order on a sheet of paper.  If you like you may print out an order form and use that. (disregard shipping on form, it is already included)

4. Make sure your order includes your address and telephone number.

5. Choose from these two shipment dates: APRIL 15th- MAY 1st  or May 1st- May15th  - if you need a specific delivery date email or call.

SORRY BUT WE CANNOT SHIP TO THESE STATES:  ARKANSAS, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, HAWAII, INDIANA, NEVADA, OKLAHOMA, WASHINGTON AND WYOMING.

Sample order :

            John Smith 

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            Tomato City, OH. 44460   

            Phone 1-330 335-6587

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            Delivery Date -  April 15th- May 1st

            1. Angelo’s Red    

            2. Corno Di Toro Red Pepper

            3. Chuck’s Yellow Beefsteak

            4. Red Brandywine

            5. Coyote

            6. Antigua Eggplant      

                 

             6@ $36.00  or  12@ $72.00 etc.

    

                                                                                            LIVE TOMATO PLANTS  2019

                 

 

                                                                                           COMPETITION TOMATOES:

 

PETER GLAZEBROOK

DELICIOUS

                                                                                                    BRAD GATES CROSSES

 

BRAD’S BEAUTY X BERKELEY TIE DYE

 

                                                                                              ANTHOCYANIN VARIETIES

            ***These new varieties have heavy concentrations of anthocyanin that range from deep purple- blue to almost black and have mega health benefits.

DAMASCUS STEEL- 4-6 oz.deep steel maroon and purple stripes.                                   

      

PURPLE DRAGON- One of the most beautiful antho tomatoes out there! Stripes and swirls of black, purple and deep rose. Superb flavor!  4 oz. oval.

PINK SIBERIAN TIGER- Deep purple pink fruits with tiger-like deep purple black striping.

RED SIBERIAN TIGER- Similar to pink . but bright red and blue.

                                    

                                                                                               DWARFS

   DWARFS CAN BE GROWN IN CONTAINERS AND LIMITED SPACE, BUT DIFFER FROM DETERMINATES.  THEY PRODUCE ALL SEASON UNTIL FROSTS AND WE BELIEVE THEY HAVE BETER FLAVOR. 

GREEN MARTIAN DWARF- Green and tasty.

HUSKY GOLD SELECT DWARF- Get to one pound!

POLISH YELLOW DWARF- Delicious highest producing yellow dwarf.

CHEROKEE TIGER BLACK DWARF- Chartreuse foliage! Superb flavor. Raves from all who grow it.

ORANGE PIXIE DWARF- Very productive, sweet and fruity. 4-6 ounces.

RAINBOW DWARF- Super productive Bi-Color. Grow nice size- 6-12 oz.

REDHOUSE FREESTANDING- Extreme producer of perfect blemish free 6-8 ounce globes. Excellent flavor. Strong thick stems do not require staking. 

                                                                                         LARGE REDS 

ANGELO’S RED- Huge 2 lbs. boat shaped  beefsteaks with old time tomato flavor. Great bragging ‘mater. From Italy.                          

GILDO PETROBONI - Gigantic,round to boat shaped monsters are very juicy and flavorful!           

DIXIEWINE- The best tomato I have tasted in years.  Large beefsteaks pack a huge flavor punch! Bred by Bill Jeffers.

INDIANA RED- Mega producer of bright scarlet ox heart tomatoes. One of the meatiest around.

RED BARN-One of the most productive!! Fruits are perfect round shape and grow HUGE.  A great all around and canning type 

REBECCA SEBASTIAN’S BULL BAG -Huge, beautiful fluted, pocket purse type. Brilliant scarlet.

SYLVAN GAUME- Very popular giant red oxhearts.

WILD BILL’S OLD TIMEY- The most acidic intense red out there! Potato leaf. This one will blow your mind by it's intense and concentrated acidity!!

                                                                          

                                                                                            MEDIUM REDS

COSTOLUTO GENOVESE- This Italian variety is famous there for it’s super flavorful quality. Beautiful fruits are fluted an a bit odd shaped, but worth growing for sure. Cooks adore this one.

MARGLOBE- Old time favorite. Great acid to sweet balance

MANALUCIE- Medium size bright red fruits. 

RED BRANDYWINE-  A favorite red of all who try it.  Crisp, bright, old tomato flavor.  Excellent!  My stock is from Dr. Carolyn Male.

SIOUX -  Three things about Sioux, It loves the heat, sets tons of fruits, and tastes very, very good.  This is a good acidic tomato.

STONE - Excellent blemish free, medium size globes, with great acidity.

THESSOLONIKI- Greek.  Prettiest deep red globes you’ve ever seen. Flavor is outstanding. Perfect main cropper.    

          

  

                                                                                                 RED CHERRIES 

BE MY BABY GENEPOOL - Delightful red cherry mix.

CHUCK’S RED CHERRY- I think this is about the tastiest large red cherry around. Sweet!

LITTLE MISS DIXIE- Came from the famous and outstanding Dixiewine. Little 4 ounce red mini beefsteaks. The best flavor. Period.

MATT’S WILD CHERRY-   You’ll never taste ANYTHING  as sweet as this small red cherry tomato. Sets clusters. From Mexico. 

RED CHERRY BRANDYWINE- My exclusive.  the best red cherry out there. Potato leaf. 

                                                      

                                                                                        LARGE  PINKS AND PURPLES

 

BLACK MOUNTAIN PINK- Smooth as silk.  Meaty pink with fabulous mild sweet flavor.  Swirls of rose through interior. This rare gem is from Kentucky and one of my very favorites.

BOONDOCKS- Super production of medium to large pink beefsteaks.

BUTTERWORTH’S POTATO LEAF - Super sweet intense deep pink beefsteaks borne in profusion on pretty potato leaf plants.  Right up there in flavor with Aunt Ginny’s Purple.

BRANDYWINE FROM CROATIA- Everyone loves this tomato. Potato leaf plants. Creamy and silky texture.

CASPIAN PINK- A lot of folks like this one better than Brandywine. High producer of perfect, smooth, deep rose fruits.

just the right hint of acid. Dense flesh.  An outstanding variety!  Potato leaf.

CHEROKEE PURPLE-  Most beautiful tomato you’ll ever see. Cherokee produces an abundance of dusky pink-purple fruits with olive shoulders. Interiors are brick red . Flavor is earthy and  sweet.  Unique!  A real delight!

CHURCH- A favorite pink tomato in 2002 trials.   One of the largest, most substantial, sweet, pink prizes around.  In ‘05 a 5 pounder!  Not only are they huge, but plants are literally covered in fruits. If you are limited in space, but would like to hit the tomato motherlode, this is a gotta try!

CLEOTA PINK-  From East Tn. About the deepest rose color of any pink you’ll see. Large and super sweet. 3 & 4 lbs. possible. This tomato will really impress you in every way possible.

KOSOVO-This is probably the sweetest of all the ox heart shaped tomatoes. It’s meaty and very productive. 

MUSHROOM BASKET- Becoming ever so popular. Giant sized pink fruits with extreme fluting and ruffles. 

PURPLE DOG CREEK- The talk of the garden web. Deep rose purple fleshed beefsteaks.  Heirloom from West Virginia.

 

                                                                                                MEDIUM PINKS 

 

BURGUNDY TRAVELER-  One of my all time favorite pinks 1014 ounces. From Darrell Merrill.

BABYWINE- My exclusive. Egg shaped pinks with the same good flavor of the parent!

GRACE LAHMAN PINK - Grace is incredible.  She has everything. Healthy foliage is healthy and disease free.  Picture perfect globes have nary a flaw and flavor will rock you world!

MRS. BENSON - My favorite this year. The perfect blend of sweetness and acid with creamy, silky texture, make this a tomato that is hot!  Potato leaf vines produce aplenty!

                                                                                             PINK CHERRIES

 

PINK PRINCESS GENE POOL- Delicious sweet cherries. Some will be red.

KOSOVO CHERRY-My exclusive. A grow out from the chose oxheart. Super sweet!!!

FRUIT PUNCH- FROM PKS. sweet and fruity pink cherries.

                                                                             

                                                                         LARGE YELLOWS AND ORANGES

 

AMANA ORANGE - Beautiful!  Deep orange, solid and meaty beefsteaks grow huge. A favorite. 

BRUTUS MAGNUM YELLOW- can easily be a competition type. Gigantic bright lemon beefsteaks will be the high light of your garden!

BARNE’S MOUNTAIN YELLOW- Rare Kentucky heirloom.  Large fruits can weigh in at 3-4 lbs.  Sweet and mild.

FLATHHEAD MONSTER ORANGE- gigantic and super meaty orange beefsteaks that will grow to over two pounds!

SUMMER CIDER - Tied with Amazon Chocolate for first place at our 2008 tomato tasting!  Large potato leaf gold ranks right up there with Spark's, Aunt Gertie's, and Yellow Brandywine. 

YELLOW BRANDYWINE - This is the ultimate yellow tomato and a favorite. Exquisite complex flavors and a creamy texture that is heavenly. Everyone who tries it, loves it!  Potato leaf. 

VERNA ORANGE- Huge production of monster, meaty, brilliant orange beefsteaks. One to three lbs. Sweet and delicious.

                     

                                                                              MEDIUM YELLOWS AND ORANGES

 

CHEROKEE LEMON- Bright lemon, medium size.

BUTTER N EGGS- Perfect blemish free deep yellow. 6 ounces

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                                                               YELLOW AND ORANGE CHERRIES

 

BLONDKOPFCHEN- Little Blond Girl. Pale yellow cherries.

FABLONELYSTYNI- Lemon yellow cherries with all different shapes. Very fun!

LITTLE SUGAR YELLOW

SUN GOLD - The only hybrid worth growing. Orange  cherries are 

tropical, melon, winey. Sweet beyond words. 

TENNESSEE YELLOW CHERRY- I think this is the sweetest of all yellow cherries. 

COYOTE - Currant type.  Pea sized cream yellow fruits. Unique melon, rose, tropical fruit flavor. I’m addicted to them.

                                                        

                                                                              BI-COLORS and TRI- COLORS

 

ANANAS NOIRE - A cross between the bicolor Pineapple and a black variety.  Really a tricolor, red, yellow and purple swirls.  Very tasty.

BANJAN RUMI- Heavy fluted light yellow 2 oz. cherry beefsteaks with red streaking on inside and out. Juicy and very sweet.

BERKELEY TIE DYE- Another tricolor .  One weird and whacky tomato from Wild Boar farm in California.  Will amaze you!

CAPTAIN LUCKY- Amazing flavor and three different colors! Very large.

DAWSON'S RUSSIAN OXHEART - Oh, a winner, this.  So very pretty. Diamond yellow hearts glisten in the sun with their swirls of ruby. Each a masterpiece of nature. Flavor is the best.

COPPER RIVER-Tri- color with superb flavor.

EVIL OLIVE-The most unusual cherry I have ever seen. Green rimmed, then a layer of deep yellow followed by brilliant green. Intense flavor.

FIRST MATE- Bi -color.  Sweeter than Captain Lucky. Grows large.

HARVARD SQUARE- Tri color. Red, green and deep yellow. Delicious!

HOLLY LAND- The biggest and prettiest Bi-color out there!

YELLOW STAR- The prettiest and biggest of the bi colors!

                                                                                        GREENS

 

AUNT RUBY'S GERMAN GREEN- The cotton candy of all greens! Very large boat shaped greens with a pink blush throughout the flesh.

AUNT RUBY’S GREEN CHERRY- My favorite green cherry.

CHEROKEE GREEN- Enormous amounts of medium sized green beefsteaks with A plus flavor.

GREEN BLUSH- Blush pink when ripe. Very sweet.

GREEN PINEAPPLE- similar to Evergreen. Blushes amber when ripe

POCKET STAR- Clear skinned green cherries are super sweet and productive medium size.

WILD THYME GREEN WHEN RIPE- The most beautiful and tastiest of all the greens!

 

                                                                                            BLACKS

AMAZON CHOCOLATE - The winner at my 2008 tomato tasting. Very productive plants produce green shouldered purple-red -blue fruits that taste incredible!  Potato leaf..

BLACK CHERRY-Yummy!  Very rare. Gorgeous burgundy sweet cherries for snacking or dramatic salad presentations.

BLACK FROM TULA- An excellent flavored, high producer of smooth medium to large beefsteaks. Favorite with myself and seed savers.

BLACK KRIM -  Nice large beefsteak, mahogany-brown-red with olive shoulders. Interiors are garnet and olive. Spicy. 

BLACK MASTER- Large beefsteaks.

BLACK EARLY-  Very productive. 

BLACK ZEBRA - Very popular. 6 oz. chocolate - ruby fruits with orange and green stripes.  Juicy, tangy, awesome production.

BRAD'S BLACK OXHEART- Wow, a black oxheart tomato!  Intense earthy flavor.  Meaty with few seeds. Beautiful.

CHEROKEE CHOCOLATE- Beautiful variety. Fruits grow very large and are a breathtaking copper, olive, ruby. If the summers are hot with many sunny days, flavor will rock your world!

CARAMEL CORDIAL- Chocolate 4-6 ounce fruits are very sweet, but with nice acidity.

DANA’S DUSKY ROSE- Rare . One of the tastiest of the dark varieties.Very beautiful.

DEBARRAO BLACK-Pear shaped. 5-7 ounces.

EVERETT'S RUSTY OX HEART- The most beautiful tomato I have EVER seen!  Neon colors of green red, pink, green, and russet.  Meaty and fabulous!

GRANDMA OLIVER CHOCOLATE- found in a row of greens. This is a favorite of a lot of growers.!

KAMATO- Much sought after 6 oz. zesty sweet black.

SINISTER MINISTER- Black selection from Reverend Michael Keyes. We think it is the best tasting of the black cherries. Pear shape. 

                                                                           WHITES

 

BIANCA GRANDE - Will take your taste buds by surprise! Do you think the whites are bland?   Bianca is a huge beefsteak and tastes as sweet as cotton candy. Pink swirls throughout.

GREAT WHITE -Very low acid. Giant white beefsteaks are sweet and very meaty. When fully ripe they blush pink.  

SWEET SHARON- We think this white cherry is sweeter than Sun Gold. Flavor is very complex for a cherry. A personal favorite. Pear shape.

WHITE OXHEART- Huge, meaty, mild tasting white oxhearts. Can grow to 2 lbs.

MIRABELLE BLANCHE- Small cream cherries. Blush yellow and pink when ripe.

WHITE RABBIT-  Currant type. Tiny tropical, pear, wine flavor. Intensely sweet . One of my very favorites.

WHITE ZEBRA -  Small to medium white fruits with green stripes!  The stripes fade as the fruits ripen to creamy yellow.  Very rare.

 

                                                                      STRIPES

 

ANDY'S STRIPES -Beautiful black striped. 1 ib

 

BERKELEY TIE DYE- Amazing tricolor tomato with the most unusual color patterns!

BERKELEY TIE DYE PINK- Deep rose and green stripes. Beautiful and tasty.

BERKELEY TIE DYE GREEN- Three shades of green and orange stripes.

METALUNA- A selection from Brad’s Berkeley’s. Metallic gold stripes.

BIG CHEEF STRIPES- Gorgeous cream colored beefsteaks with shocking pink stripes. 8- 10 oz.

JEALOUS DRAGON- bright purple stripes on lime green fruits. A gwr Purple dragon. Gorgeous. At F4, so will show some surprises.

RAMBLING RED STRIPE- Very pretty and interesting trip color striped cherries. Juicy with a nice acidity.Try to pick them all!!!!

 

                                                                                                     

                                                                     ITALIAN PASTE TOMATOES

 

COW'S TIT- Great for canning! Mega producer of very meaty, and super tasty, large sausage shaped paste tomatoes. Becoming a favorite of all who try it.

AUNT MERILYN’S GIANT SICILIAN- Giant red canning type.  Mostly large, fat oxheart and plums.

DARTH MATER- Black paste, some hearts. Makes awesome sauce.

ERNIE’S PLUMP- My favorite plum. Extreme producer of fat plums, many double. Makes the best home canned tomatoes and sauces. Rich, sweet and deep dark red. Very rare.

SAN MARZANO Redorta Strain-  This is the variety in the expensive imported canned plum tomatoes.  Known to be one of the very best for flavor.  Very popular with good reason.  This is the largest fruit stain of this type.  

SAN REMO - The highest producing true paste. Red,  5’’ long, heavy, seedless fruits. Excellent flavor. My largest selling paste seed!  My strain will set  20 percent round hearts with the sausages that are very dense. A + canner.

JUMBO ROMA - Huge meaty roma tomatoes are produced all summer long. Fill up your canning kettle quick! 

LILLIAN'S RED KANSAS PASTE- Sausage shape.

SWEET ORANGE ROMA - Yes, there are orange roma tomatoes and this is my favorite. An extreme producer.  

ROMAN CANDLE -Screaming yellow, pepper shaped paste tomatoes. How about some yellow salsa?

 

                                                                            STUFFING TOMATOES 

 

SCHIMMEIG STRIPED HOLLOW- Pepper shaped hollow fruits. Red, orange stripes.                        

LIBERTY BELL - Bell pepper shaped hollow stuffer. Red.

YELLOW STUFFING - Same as the above, but bright yellow.

       

                                                         

                                                                           SWEET  PEPPER PLANTS

CHOCOLATE BELL- Garnet- red- brown bells. Sweetest of all the colors!

CRIOLLA SWEET- Green to red bells with thick walls.

ORANGE BELL- The ultimate in orange bells. You won’t believe the sweet intense flavor and production. 

SOKO SARI-Super sweet, thick walled, crisp and juicy. White to red.

CHERVENA CHUSHKA- One of the sweetest. Curled heart shape. White and pale yellow to bright scarlet. A favorite.

 CHINESE GIANT-Green to red. Very large.

 

                                                                       CHILE PEPPER PLANTS 

NUMEX BIG JIM- Substantial sized medium hot chiles are fab grilled, for rellenos, or salsas.  Very prolific plants.

LIMON CHILE

 

                                                                                                                   

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