Spring Garden Market 2019 • Tomatoes

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classic
Cultivar Description Color Growth Period DTM SMSF Zone
One fat round red ripe tomato sitting on a blue napkin. Carmello

Bears large crops of heavy, juicy tomatoes with flavor that just doesn't stop, even in cooler weather.

Red Ind 70
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Cherokee Purple Classic Tomato - sweet rich complex Cherokee Purple

Beautiful rose-purple fruit has sweet, rich, complex flavor. Consistently productive.

Rose-Purple Fruit Ind 80
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Whole large red tomato with dark green stripes, sitting raised above a dish of freshly cut tomatoes Chocolate Stripes

Large, regular-leaf tomato plants that yield a plentiful crop of mahogany fruits colored with dark, olive green-striping. Fruits have delicious, complex, rich, sweet, earthy tomato flavors. Produces well into the autumn.

Dark Red, green Ind 79
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Defiant Tomato - Bred for earliness, disease resistance, and flavor Defiant

High resistance to late blight and intermediate resistance to early blight combined with great flavor. Globe-shaped fruit are smooth and medium-firm with good texture. Deep-red internal and external color. High-yielding, medium-sized plants are widely adapted. 

Red Det 70
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Basket full of red tomatoes Early Girl

Early slicing tomato. Dependable large harvests. Excellent performance in almost any climate.

Red Ind 52
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Early Wonder Tomato - Good for Foggy and Containers Early Wonder

This extra-early-maturing, compact variety makes an impressive crop of round, dark pink tomatoes. They have excellent, full tomato flavor. Good for containers. 

Dark Pink Det 55
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Golden Queen Tomato - very flavorful Golden Queen

Disease-resistant heirloom introduced by Livingston in 1882. Yields large, waxy yellow tomatoes with mild yet superb sweet flavors. A wonderful, very flavorful tomato. 

Yellow-Orange Ind 75
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Green Zebra Tomato - Sweet, Zingy - good for foggy areas Green Zebra

A unique and delicious salad tomato with green fruits that ripen to amber green with darker green stripes. The light green flesh is very flavorful, sweet, yet zingy. 

Green Ind 75
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Polbig Tomato - Good for Foggy Areas - High Yields Polbig

High yields of flavorful globe shaped fruit with a high solid content and uniform ripening time.  Excellent deep-red internal and external color.

Deep Red Det 60
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Stupice Tomato - Heirloom - Cold Tolerant Stupice

Czech origin, with potato-type leaf, very early, cold tolerant, highly productive, very flavorful fruit.

Red Ind 52
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Taxi Tomato - attractive, sweet, easy to grow Taxi

The best early yellow tomato! Lemon-yellow tomatoes with a high solid content. Smooth, blemish-free, minimal stem scar. Attractive, sweet-flavored, and easy to grow. Concentrated early set, compact, widely adapted, very prolific.

lemon yellow Det 64
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Valley Girl Tomato - early producer Valley Girl

Sets fruit under heat or cold stress. This productive, flavorful tomato has been a top yielder in numerous areas. Maturing early, the globe-shaped fruits are uniformly ripening, firm, smooth, and crack-tolerant. Our best early variety for good fruit set under temperature stress. Widely adapted.… more

red Det 65
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cherry
Cultivar Description Color Growth Period DTM SMSF Zone
stem with 7 purple-black cherry tomatoes Black Cherry

Perfectly round cherry with classic black tomato flavor, sweet yet rich and complex. Fruit picks clean from the stem and is produced in abundance on vigorous, tall plants. A unique addition to the color spectrum of cherry tomatoes now available.

almost black Ind 65
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ildi Cherry Tomato - very sweet Ildi

The earliest, highest-yielding grape tomato in suppliers' trials. Producing 6-foot, regular-leaf, vigorous, prolific plants that yield huge quantities of astoundingly sweet, bright-yellow, oval 'grape' tomatoes with up to 75 per cluster! Ildi is often sold commercially in farmer's markets as… more

bright yellow Ind 54
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Golden and purple cherry tomatoes Indigo Gold Berries

Yellow-gold cherry tomatoes start out as amethyst purple before they ripen to a glowing golden with a hint of purple remaining at their tops.

Purple turns to yellow gold Ind 75
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Photo of 30 or so clustered oval tomatoes of varying shades of ripeness hanging vertically from tomato vines. Juliet Hybrid

Elongated cherry tomatoes grow in grape-like clusters and really load up on vigorous vines. Fruit has red, glossy skin and wonderful sweet flavor. As a bonus, the fruit is crack-resistant and holds on the vine better than most cherries. Expect high yields from plants that are tolerant to late… more

Red Glossy Ind 60
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2 full and one half ripe Mountain Magic tomatoes next to a ruler showing size. Mountain Magic

A cross between a large-fruited tomato and a very sweet grape tomato. Similar to the cultivar “Campari” found in specialty markets. Abundant long clusters of tomatoes are crack-resistant, so they hold up very well after harvest. Their wonderful flavor combines bold acid perfectly balanced with a… more

deep red Ind 72
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Photo of a small square basket with 10 or so round red tomatoes. Pink Bumble Bee

Excellent sweet flavor. Pink Bumble Bee is an alluring combination of light pinks, yellows and oranges and looks great in a mix with the other artisan varieties. Grown using certified organic seeds.

Pink, striped with yellow and orange Ind 70
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Two small square baskets of ripe yellow-orange cherry tomatoes. Sun Gold

Exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes. A favorite with children, very popular.

Bright tangerine orange Ind 57
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Large cluster of dozens of cherry tomatoes Sweet 100

Huge, multiple-branched clusters, with high vitamin C content. Mouth-watering flavor. Vigorous vines bear abundantly until frost and need staking for best results. 

Tomato red Ind 65
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Photo of a ruler next to one whole small tomato and a halved tomato. Sweet Chelsea

Jumbo-sized cherry tomatoes with extra sweet taste. Resist cracking better than the fruit of Sweet 100. Clusters of 15-20.

Bright red Ind 67
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Clusters of red cherry tomatoes Washington Cherry

Developed by Washington State University for cooler growing regions. Compact, prolific, regular-leaf tomato plants that yield huge amounts.

Red Det 60
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beefsteak
Cultivar Description Color Growth Period DTM SMSF Zone
Three whole red Big Beef tomatoes on a white plate Big Beef

Large, full-flavored, and early-ripening for its size.  Produces globe-shaped, blemish-free fruits.

red Ind 70
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Black Krim Tomato - Heirloom Black Krim

Dark brown-red tomatoes are large and very richly flavored, with just a hint of saltiness. Color is darker in hot weather and fruit seems to set well even in the heat. Some cracking possible, but a very heavy producer. Heirloom from the Black Sea of Russia.

Black Ind 90
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Large red tomato on a plate Brandywine OTV

Developed from a natural cross between Yellow Brandywine and an unknown red tomato. 'OTV' stands for 'Off the Vine,' an heirloom tomato newsletter once published by Carolyn Male and Craig LeHoullier. Plant foliage is potato-leafed, and yield is often greater than that of regular Brandywine,… more

red Ind 85
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Paul Robeson Tomato - Heirloop - complex, sweet, tangy Paul Robeson

One of the most highly-regarded black tomatoes. Features deep-maroon fruits, free of most blemishes and cracking. Complex, sweet, tangy, and characteristic of that distinctive richness that makes black tomatoes special. A Russian heirloom. 

black Ind 75
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Pruden's Purple Tomato - Widely adapted heirloom Prudens Purple

Often favorably compared with the illustrious Brandywine, the gold standard of heirloom tomatoes. With dark pinkish-purple skin and potato-plant-like leaves, this widely adapted heirloom produces large, slightly flattened fruits with a high solid content, firm flesh and few seeds.

Red Ind 67
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A single, large, orange-red striped, multi-lobed tomato on a kitchen scale weighing in at 13.5 oz. San Francisco Sunrise

A must-try, fog-friendly beefsteak! Developed by our own UC Master Gardener in SF, Bruce Neal Goren. 

Performs very well in the Bay Area's fog zones, uniquely attractive coloration, produces large tasty fruit in the long cool growing season of Sunset Zone 17 - Pacific Coastal. Multi-… more

striped orange & red Ind 90
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Striped German Tomato - complex fruity flavor Striped German

These yellow-red tomatoes have a flattened globe shape and variably-ribbed shoulders. The marbled interior looks beautiful sliced. Complex, fruity flavor and smooth texture. Medium-tall vines.

Pink Yellow Ind 78
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Virgina Sweets Beefsteak Tomato - prolific gold-red bicolor tomatoes Virginia Sweets

This heirloom variety is one of the best-tasting, prolific gold-red bicolor tomatoes. Stunningly beautiful and enormous, golden-yellow beefsteaks are colored with red stripes that turn into a ruby blush on top of the golden fruit. 

yellow-red Ind 80
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paste
Cultivar Description Color Growth Period DTM SMSF Zone
pear-shaped bright red tomatoes in a strainer Roma VF

Thick-walled, few seeds, good for paste, sauces, canning.

Bright red Det 78
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