Tomatoes – 2005 growing season

as distributed by Steve Morse
at the April 2005 Member Meeting

Source of seed--- Y= Yardbirds (Lake Valley); N= Nichols;

W= WalMart (Northrup-King & Burpee); S= Swallowtail

V-VERTICILLIUM F-FUSARIUM N-NEMATODE T-TOBACCO MOSAIC;

IND-INDETERMINATE DET-DETERMINATE


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Source

Tomato
Variety

Variety Description

1

Y

Ace 55 VF

DET  VF. 80 days. Open pollinated. This variety has a vigorous bushy plant, which sets lots of red, medium size, standard shape fruits. The fruits (½ to ¾ lbs) are ideal for processing. They are excellent for fresh slicing and canning. This variety needs full-sun exposure and is best when allowed to vine-ripen. The plant should be staked or poled, as it grows from 4 to 6 feet in height..

2

Y

Amana Orange

IND. 80 days.  Large late open pollinated. Heirloom variety takes its name from Amana, Iowa, and features large, up to 5" in diameter, beefsteak-type, mild fruits of a distinctive orange color.

3

Y

Beefsteak

These three varieties immediately below, often lumped into Beefstaeak,  are medium and large sized heirloom tomatoes….

3a

Y 

Brandywine Red

IND. 85 days. Amish heirloom with famous distinct flavor, grown since 1885. Fruits are 10 to 14 oz., dark reddish pink, tender and juicy. Give vigorous potato-foliaged vines room to grow.  Open pollinated heirloom.

3b

Y 

Amana Orange )

IND. Large late open pollinated. 80 days This heirloom variety takes its name from Amana, Iowa, and features large, up to 5" in diameter, beefsteak-type, mild fruits of a distinctive orange color.

3c

Y 

Evergreen

IND. 72 days Medium Large heirloom. Just like the name implies - an unusual tomato that actually remains green, even when ripe. Firm, solid fruits have a mild, delicious flavor, and are just right for frying or for that special conserve recipe. Produces medium to large fruits on plants with vigorous vine growth.

4

Y

Better Boy

IND. 75 days. A spectacular, midseason variety with plump, juicy, deep red tomatoes that often weigh more than one pound. And once they arrive they just keep on coming! Fruits are extremely flavorful, with flesh that's juicy, yet firm. Heavy foliage protects fruits from sun-scald. A highly adaptable variety that thrives in nearly any climate. Demonstrates excellent disease resistance, too.

5

Y

Big Beef

IND   73 days. Productive beefsteak type fruits are multiple disease resistance. Large fruits are exceptionally attractive, smooth and round. Flavor is mild.  Hybrid AAS 94.

6

Y

Big Boy

IND. 78 days. The hallmark of this large, crack-free tomato is its absolutely superb flavor. Bright red, firm, meaty fruits often weigh 1 pound or more, and feature smooth, blemish-resistant skins.

7

S

Black Krim

IND. 80 days. A most unusual novelty. Fruits are a dark, deep red (almost a shiny black) with heavy green shoulders. Interior is a deep, reddish-green color. Sweet and tasty.

8

S

Black Plum

IND. 70 days. A very prolific Russian strain, whose brownish-gray fruits are so sweet and meaty that some prefer Black Plum to Roma for making sauces. Also excellent when used in salads or for drying. Oval fruits average 2 to 4 oz., and turn a deep mahogany-brown color at maturity. One of the best yielders for home use.

9

N

Black Prince

IND.  70 Days. Open pollinated heirloom. From Irkutsk Siberia. Like the ruby of the Black Prince this tomato is a deep garnet color. The interior of the fruits glisten dark red to brown with shadings of chestnut. The unusually colored fruits are medium sized smooth and round. Black Prince is tender juicy and full of flavor. Indeterminate vines are restrained in growth and productive. Harvest when shoulders are dark and still showing a trace of green.

10

Y

Bonnie Best

IND. 70 days. Open pollinated. Heirloom. This was the standard canning tomato in the early 1900s.  Round red fruits have good flavor.  Previously known as John Baer, Early Marketeer, Red Bird and Redhead.

11

Y

Bradley Pink

DET. 80 days. It is a short stake type of plant with heavy foliage cover when staked and pruned.  Pink fruit with green shoulders in the 7-ounce range, excellent fresh market quality. Fusarium wilt resistant but can crack. Released in 1961 by Dr. Joe McFerran of the University of Arkansas.

12

W

Brandy Boy

IND. 75-78 days. A huge pink beefsteak with incredible heirloom flavor and very high yields. Burpee bred. Many gardeners consider Brandywine heirloom tomato to be the best tasting of all tomatoes. But as all tomato connoisseurs know, Brandywine has its drawbacks. The tomatoes are often misshapen with uneven shoulder ripening. The plants grow wildly, set fruit late in the summer and yield a sparse crop at best. Burpee’s Brandy Boy new hybrid Brandywine produces loads of large pink fruits, up to 5½ inches across, that ripen evenly, with soft heirloom texture, thin skin and that same incredible Brandywine flavor. Better yet the plants sport an upright more manageable growth habit.

13

Y

Brandywine Red

IND. 85 days. Heirloom.  Amish heirloom with famous distinct flavor, grown since 1885. Fruits are 10 to 14 oz., dark reddish pink, tender and juicy. Give vigorous potato-foliaged vines room to grow.  Open pollinated.

14

N

Cabernet Greenhouse

IND VFNT. 74 days. Hybrid. Smooth, round, 9-10 oz. Fruits. Variety recommended for greenhouse culture that provides flavor and productivity. Cabernet has a tremendous production, and is clearly the best tasting greenhouse variety grown.

15

N

Carmello

DET. VFNTMV.  70 days. Gourmet French tomato, very popular in Europe. Good producer of smooth, large juicy full-flavored fruits with a balance of sugars and acids. Starts producing early and keeps going until fall. Widely adapted and crack resistant, a beautiful round red tomato with a beautiful taste. Hybrid.

16

N

Celebrity

DET. VFNT. 70 day. AAS Winner for l984. The vigorous stocky plants produce firm, flavorful fruits of 8 to 20 oz. all season long. This plant is strong and productive.  Hybrid

17

N

Cherokee Purple

IND.  72 days. This Southeastern heirloom matures easily and was rated best at a Corvallis, Or. Farmers Market tasting. Rounded, medium-large fruits are a dark pinkish-purple in color. Striking flavor and growing ease make it a good choice for the home gardener. Reportedly grown by the Cherokee People more than 100 years ago.  Open pollinated heirloom.

18

N

Currant

IND.  70 days. These rare heritage, clustered, currant-sized tomatoes are intensely flavored. They make attractive garnishes. May produce 10% yellow currant plants. These have become a favorite of sophisticated chefs. As much a species tomato as it is an heirloom.  Open pollinated.

19

W

Early Girl

IND.  52 days The hybridizers art has produced an outstanding sweet-tart, full flavored tomato. Adaptable to a wide range of climates. Consistently early production of the 4 to 5 oz. fruits is so abundant and the quality and flavor so excellent that you can proudly share with your neighbors. Should be staked.  Hybrid..

20

Y

First Lady

IND. VFNT. 66 days. This extremely early variety produces an abundance of 4 to 5 oz. flavorful red fruits on very disease-resistant plants. Tomatoes are smooth, crack-resistant, and continue to set over a long period of time.

21

N

Green Grape

IND. 75 days.  Open pollinated. A small fruited tomato with great flavor and the appearance of a large green grape. Pick and eat when fruits are green and just beginning to yellow at the base. Snacking tomatoes of varied colors and shape make an appetizing salad.

22

S

Green Zebra

IND. 75 days. 2-3” medium sized tomato ripening to a green color, with cream/yellow spots and stripes. The flavor is generally considered excellent and this variety often makes top ten lists for its taste. The Green Zebra is used heavily in salads and salsa for its mild sweet-acidic flavor blend. This variety creates some of the most beautiful tomatoes you'll ever see -- gorgeous on the table as a centerpiece. They also have a fine flavor and make a great tomatillo substitute in green salsas. Plants are large and productive.

23

W

Jelly Bean

IND. 70 days. A delicious, sugar-sweet grape tomato from your garden. Indeterminate plants produce clusters of 15-30 of the sweetest, bite-sized fruits you can grow.

24

W

Jubilee

IND. 80 days. These glowing, golden-orange, mildly-flavored fruits have been winning over gardners for years. Productive plants provide a bountiful harvest of 8-oz. fruits all season.  All America Selections Winner. Habit: staked. USES: Jubilee's color and flavor add interest to salads and sandwiches

25

Y

Lemon Boy

IND. 72 days. Hybrid. A new type tomato with fruits a lovely lemon yellow rather than gold. Lemon Boy has large smooth 7 oz. fruits with a pleasant mild flavor. Extremely attractive sliced on a tray with red tomatoes and a sprinkling of fresh basil or parsley. Excellent fruit set.

26a

N

Lemon Boy

IND. 72 days. Hybrid. A new type tomato with fruits a lovely lemon yellow rather than gold. Lemon Boy has large smooth 7 oz. fruits with a pleasant mild flavor. Extremely attractive sliced on a tray with red tomatoes and a sprinkling of fresh basil or parsley. Excellent fruit set.

26b

Y

Marglobe

DET. VF. 73 days. Heirloom with improved disease resistant strain. Red, smooth solid 6 oz fruit that is crack resistant. Habit: staked. Developed in 1917 by Fred J. Pritchard of the USDA by crossing 'Marvel' and 'Globe'.  Released in 1925. One of the first disease resistant strains with a good resistance to Verticillium and Fusarium wilt. 'Marglobe' is the parent of many tomato varieties.

29

W

Patio

DET. 70 days. For those with limited garden space and in search of a delicious dwarf tomato that can be grown nicely in a pot or container, try planting Patio tomatoes. Patio is a wonderfully compact and early tomato. The dark green rugose foliage is quite attractive. Deep oblate, green shouldered fruit weigh approximately 4 ounces and are lip smacking good. Patio is also packed with disease resistance to F-1, St and ASC. Great container variety. Patio produces compact, bush-type plants .These plants do not require staking and have disease tolerance (F and alternaria stem canker).  USES: Perfect for patios, decks and small gardens.

30

N

Pineapple

IND. 95 days. Open pollinated heirloom.variety, large, irregular yellow fruits are suffused with red streaks that radiate from a red interior. The flavor is rich and fruity. Slices of Pineapple Tomato are beautiful and eye-catching.

31a

Y

Red Cherry

DET. (Old Fashioned Red Cherry??) 75 days. [Introduced before 1840.] This is the small 'Red Cherry', not the 'Large Red Cherry' commonly used as a salad tomato. Very dependable, full-flavored salad tomato. Grows so vigorously that it tends to outgrow some diseases. Resistant to fruitworm and high temperatures.

31b

W

Red Cherry, Lg

IND. 70-75 days. This variety is one of the most popular in the cherry tomatoes. Fruits are bright scarlet, round smooth, l-l/4 x 1-1/2 inches and very sweet. An excellent salad tomato. The plant is large and vigorous, bearing large clusters of tomatoes.

32a

Y

Roma VF

DET. VF 75 days. Disease resistant, compact plants bears a heavy crop of bright red, plum shaped tomatoes. Exceptionally solid and meaty with few seeds. Ideal as whole canned tomatoes and makes a high quality tomato paste.  open pollinated.

32b

W

Roma VFN

DET. VFN 85-90. Disease resistant, compact plants bears a heavy crop of bright red, plum shaped tomatoes. Exceptionally solid and meaty with few seeds. Ideal as whole canned tomatoes and makes a high quality tomato paste.  open pollinated.

33

W

Rutgers

IND. VF 80-85 days. Highly productive, with a proven track record! Large 7-8 oz. fruits have solid flesh, a small seed cavity, and superior flavor. Open-pollinated. A top canner.

34

Y

San Marzano

IND. Classic Italian Plum tomato for sauce, canning, and salad. Large (5-6 ounce) fruit & large plant. Probably the best tasting of the plum types. This is the tomato Italians "can". Stake or cage. This is the standard tomato used to make sauce in Italy. Good disease resistance.

35

N

Stupice Organic

IND. 65 days. Early, prolific variety with exceptional flavor. This early maturing, reliable Czechoslovakian heirloom has earned a devoted following in the Pacific NW. Glossy red 2-3” fruits grow on compact 2-4’ foot vines. Potao-foliage. Even though vines are small, it is recommended that you use a trellis or other support for best production.

36

Y

Super Sweet 100

IND. VF 65 days. Hardy vines, overflowing with thick clusters of round, plump, 1 in. red fruits. Bursting with terrific sweetness and plenty of juice. Superb for salads and the ultimate in fresh snacking. Outstanding favorite in a cherry tomato.

37

N

Sweet Cluster

IND.VFMT. 72 days. Hybrid. Enjoy an early and extended production of clusters of vine ripe, sweet, glossy red fruits. Suitable for growing in the garden or greenhouse, with very good flavor and holding quality. These are closely set bunches of six to eight evenly ripe tomatoes like you've seen sold in mesh bags. Place strands on a platter with fresh herbs. Each person then “picks" their own 4 oz. tomatoes.

38

N

Yellow Pear

IND. 70 days. Open pollinated heirloom. The small pear-shaped fruits measuring 1½ to 2” long and 1" across are borne in clusters. Their mild pleasing flavor makes them a real treat. They add interest to salads and make delicious preserves. Children love them for snacks. Introduced in 1865.

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