Tomato Profiles

  • Amish Paste Crop Profile
  • Amish Paste

    Known as a sauce tomato, this productive, egg-shaped heirloom is one of the largest paste tomatoes.
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  • Big Beef Crop Profile
  • Big Beef

    The fruits of Big Beef tomatoes are very firm and crack-resistant. This hybrid shows increased disease resistance and is a former “All-America Selections” winner. With an old-fashioned acidic flavor, this is a great tomato for saucing and fresh eating.
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  • Brandywine Crop Profile
  • Brandywine

    The brandywine heirloom matures slower than other tomatoes. One of the most popular garden varieties in the United States, it is easily identified by its unusual potato leaves. .
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  • Celebrity Crop Profile
  • Celebrity

    Celebrity is a beautiful tomato with consistent yields, even coloration, increased disease resistance and a productive habit. Use fresh in salsas and salads, and process for soups, canning and saucing.
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  • Champion Crop Profile
  • Champion

    A meaty, slightly sweet slicing tomato, Champion was bred as a sandwich tomato. It’s a hybrid with increased disease resistance.
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  • Cherokee Purple Crop Profile
  • Cherokee Purple

    The Cherokee Purple tomato is said have originated more than 100 years ago with the Cherokee people. This beefsteak-type fruit is deep purple with green shoulders, is densely textured and has a mild, sweet tomato flavor. Because it is an open-pollinated heirloom variety, seeds are easily saved from year to year and return true to type.
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  • Datterini Crop Profile
  • Datterini

    Essentially a type of cherry tomato mainly found in Italy, these sweet plants grow in clumps of up to a dozen at a time. The name "datterini" means "little dates" in Italian because of its very sweet taste and small size. The skin is thicker than regular tomatoes and they have fewer seeds, which means more flesh.
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  • First Lady Crop Profile
  • First Lady

    With crack-resistant fruits on disease-resistant plants, First Lady’s fruiting occurs in clusters on the vine and production is early.
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  • German Johnson Crop Profile
  • German Johnson

    This heirloom originated in Virginia and North Carolina. Robust in flavor, these huge, beefsteak tomatoes can grow up to 1 pound. Ideal for slicing, canning and juicing, the German Johnson does it all.
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  • Gold Medal Crop Profile
  • Gold Medal

    Attractive in appearance as it is delectable in flavor, the Gold Medal heirloom showcases an orange-yellow exterior splashed with pink marbling. Its super-sweet, well-balanced flavors make it ideal for slicing and tossing into a salad.
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  • Jet Setter Crop Profile
  • Jet Setter

    An early producer, Jet Setter is one of the first beefsteak varieties to ripen. Fruits are perfect for slicing and salads.
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  • Kellogg’s Breakfast Crop Profile
  • Kellogg’s Breakfast

    The fruits of Kellogg’s Breakfast are a brilliant orange and have a tangy flavor. They are thin-skinned and meaty with very few seeds. This tomato variety is the favorite of many gardeners. An open-pollinated heirloom, it hails originally from West Virginia, but was acquired by a Michigan breeder named Darrell Kellogg. Plants must be properly trellised or staked as the fruits are very heavy and the vines alone cannot support them.
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  • San Marzano Crop Profile
  • San Marzano

    Hailing from Italy, these thin and pointy plum heirloom tomatoes are preferred by many for its saucing and canning qualities. Prized for its sweet flavor and low acidity, the San Marzano is the only tomato that can be used for Neapolitan pizza.
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  • Sweet 100 Cherry Crop Profile
  • Sweet 100 Cherry

    The Sweet 100 cherry tomato is a hybrid variety that bears hundreds of super-sweet bright-red fruits all season long. Because the plant can grow quite large, a good staking system or tomato cage is necessary.
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