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Tomato Plants - Heirlooms & Hybrids

Red Zebra Tomato Plants
Sunsugar FT Hybrid Tomato Plants
Green Sausage Tomato Plants

We offer 180 varieties of Tomato Plants in a large assortment of colors, shapes and sizes. About our Plants
Available in spring, shipping April through mid June. Pricing and Ordering Info
Also available for pickup at our nursery, from mid-April to May 31st. Pickup at Nursery Info

 

Tomato Nomenclature Key

Tomato Seasons:

Early = 60-70 days
Mid = 70-80 days
Late = 80-90 days
Very Late = 90+ days

Tomato Sizes:

Very Small = less than 1 oz
Small = 1-3 oz
Medium = 4-9 oz
Large = 10-16 oz
Very Large = 1-2 lbs or more

Indeterminate/Determinate:

Indeterminate means that the plant continues to grow after fruit set, and fruit is harvested over a long period of time. Tomatoes in all stages of development may be on the plant at the same time.

Determinate means that the plant does not continue to grow once fruit has set.
Harvest time is shorter as all the fruit develops at the same time. This is good for those who want to process fruit, and want it all ready at the same time.

Tomato Species:

Botanically speaking, the Genus of Tomatoes is SOLANUM, formerly LYCOPERSICON.

S.lycopersicum = Solanum lycopersicum. Most tomatoes fall into this group.
S.lycopersicum L. = Solanum lycopersicum L. These are wild varieties.
S.pimpinellifolium = Solanum pimpinellifolium. Currant tomatoes.

Disease Resistance:

Disease resistance or tolerance is noted by the initials of V, F, FF, N, T and A.

V = Verticillium Wilt
F = Fusarium Wilt, Race 1
FF = Fusarium Wilt, Races 1 & 2
N = Nematodes
T = Tobacco Mosaic Virus
A = Alternaria
St = Stemphylium Gray Leaf Spot

Heirlooms:

Heirloom tomatoes have become increasingly popular, and are known for their delicious flavors. Heirloom tomatoes are open pollinated varieties that may have been passed down from one generation to another. Some say heirloom tomatoes must have been created prior to 1940, while others say that heirloom tomatoes must be at least 50 years old.

While heirloom tomatoes usually do have a great flavor, there are some drawbacks. Productivity of heirloom tomatoes is often low compared to non-heirlooms and especially compared to hybrid tomatoes. Fruits of heirloom tomato plants tend to be less uniform in shape and size, and have a shorter shelf life. Heirloom tomato plants are often less disease resistant than newer non-heirloom varieties, especially hybrid varieties.