I will begin starting plants 1st week of Feb. The Plants will be ready for in house sales begining 1 April. I will also be grafting several varieties on Maxifort root stock. I have not decided if I will offer any for sale but I plan to do a side by side growout of these varieties to determine effectivenes and is it worth the cost.I will be at the Pee Dee flower show in Florence the 11-14 April and at the Midlands flower show the next weekend 18-21 April in Columbia at the state farmers market. I hope to see everyone there so save some room in the garden for some heirlooms. For the hot pepper lovers I will Butch T Scorpion peppers and Ghost peppers, the heat is unreal on these peppers. I also have the unusual but good tasting peter pepper
New tomatos this year and a highly anticipate wait is the Dwarf Tomatoes from the Dwarf tomato project. These Dwarfs were bred from well known heirlooms with rugosa plants that produce an heirloom flavored tomato that can be grown in a pot or small garden, most plants top out at 3.5-4ft. Photo credits and information on the dwarfs are courtesy of Heritage Tomato Seed. I will be at Nursurey Caroliniana Sat 6 April in Augusta talking about Tomatoes I will have some plants available first Saturday in April. Please call at 803-924-6084 before coming this is a small family business and I want to make sure someone is home to help you. I you can not make it to one of the plant shows or the house, plants can be found at the following fine garden centers Woodley's two notch Rd Columbia and Hwy 6 in Irmo The Gardeners Outpost 709 Woodrow Street Columbia Nurseries Caroliniana Augusta Millcreek Greenhouses Leesburg Rd. Cousins Ari Center Newberry Happy Gardening Rodger
Indeterminate) 86 days. [Developed in 1985 by heirloom tomato breeder Tom Wagner of Tater Mater Seeds.] 'Green Zebra' is an unusual tomato. Fruits are ripe when the lighter green stripes turn to yellow-gold with alternating dark-green zebra-like stripes. Flesh is an emerald color and of good flavor. This is a tomato that you will either love or hate, has a nice tangy flavor and is great when served with a variety of other tomatoes. Vines are well branched, provide good foliage cover, and have some resistance to septoria leaf spot. Fruits are slightly elongated globes, some slightly ridged at the shoulder and average approximately 3 oz
Very sweet, bright orange cherry tomatoes. taste is not just sugary but also fruity and delicious. Vigorous grower, these tall plants bear long clusters of fruit. Hands down my most popular and best tasting cherry, its only flaw is it is a hybrid. But I will still grow it.
70 days. (Determinate) [A select strain of the old favorite 'Marglobe' originally released by the USDA in 1925. 'Marglobe' was first developed in 1917 from a cross between 'Marvel' and 'Globe'.] 'Marglobe' has been in demand for several generations while many other varieties have come and gone. This selection has been improved for disease resistance. Fruits are red, medium-sized, 5 to 8 oz. with firm walls and good flavor. Plants are stocky, vigorous, and have excellent disease tolerance. Vine growth is uniform and provides good protection from sun scald. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
80 days. (Semi-determinate) [Introduced 1966.] 'Homestead 24' was developed for hot humid coastal areas, especially Florida. It is often grown in the Mid Atlantic region as well, where it reliably sets fruit at high temperatures. Fruits ripen to red 8 oz. slightly flattened globes.This is an old commercial variety with a nice acid tast. Good for a late crop planted in July for Fall.
The original 'Abraham Lincoln' was a late-maturing variety introduced about 1923. This early season introduction (circa 1975) ripens 10 to 12 days earlier, has smaller fruit, and does not have the bronze-green foliage characteristic of the original.] Flavor is slightly acidic but distinctive. Plants have excellent resistance to foliage disease. The red, medium-sized fruits are uniform and free of defects. Highly recommended where foliage disease is a problem.
The multi-colored fruit weigh about 1.5 lbs. In color they are an unusual green, yellow, and purple. The flesh is bright green with deep red streaks. They are beautiful and unique looking, and the flavor is outstanding, being both sweet and smoky, with a hint of citrus. The giant fruit are quite smooth, and the yield is very good This variety was developed by Pascal Moreau, a horticulturist from Belgium 90 days.
Black from Tula
This was the first "black " tomato I ever grew. Rich full flavor, great for slicing. Good yields late June thru July but usually dies out by August which has been my experience with a lot of the black tomatoes.Will make a nice fall crop when cuttings are Taken in Late June. 3-4”, slightly flattened on 3-4’ plants. A unique, dark tomato exhibiting a rich, deep purplish-brown color. Very rich, old-fashioned flavor, sweet and spicy. A rare Russian heirloom. 80 days.
Heirloom developed for the South; great hot weather producer of 8 oz. round fruits; flavorful, rose-pink tomatoes. Nice acidity
80 days. (Indeterminate) [Selected by grower Merlyn Niedens from an accidental cross] The 6’ plants are heavy producers of 4-6 oz blemish-free fruit. Even in the hot dry summer of 2007 the plants continued to set good quantities of fruit. Seed given to me by Merlyn at the annual seed swap in Berea Ky. Merlyn passed in the Summer of 2009. He was a good friend and my mentor in the seed growing buisiness. This tomato is one of my personal favorites. Produced well in the heat of 2010.
A tall, vigorous plant ;abundant 1”, deep mahogany-brown fruits. Fruits irresistible, complex, full flavors, characteristic of the “blacks”. I have fruit on all my cherries usually into Late November and thanksgiving if covered before a frost.
A vigorous and abundant producer of medium-sized ,slightly flattened, pale-yellow fruits with delicate, light red striping. Flavorful, firm and juicy. Bi colors can vary year to year in flavor. This one is consistant and will always be in my garden.
Seed from 80 year old gentleman from NC. who acquired the seed 50/60 years ago from an elderly gentleman—has been his bread and butter for 50 years. The picture is one that is just over two pounds. 1-1.5lbs is typical.These seeds were given to me by Gary Millwood of Louisville Ky.
85 days. (Indeterminate) [Kentucky heirloom from Rev. Hobart Pearson of Berea, Kentucky.] Tall (7’) vigorous vines yield 1-1.5 lb classic beefsteak tomatoes with a wonderful flavor and texture perfect for tomato sandwiches. Another tomato that will always be in my garden.
75 days. (Indeterminate) [First described in 1805 by Persoon.] Pear-shaped yellow tomatoes about 1-1/2 x 3/4" with mild flavor. Very productive, and heat-resistant. Excellent for popping in your mouth I also have the red version. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
Joe Thienemans Australian Heart
80days.Louisville, KY family heirloom, originally from Australia.brought home by a WWII soldier returning from war. Moderate production of large, meaty, heart-shaped red fruit. 12 oz fruit have few seeds and great taste. This plant has whispy foliage but produces loads of med. to large fruit. The Thienemans run a nursery in Louisville Ky, Gary Millwood helps out with spring planting and provides seeds and expertise. Seed given to me by Gary Millwood..
76 days. (Indeterminate) [Popular heirloom tomato from Virginia and North Carolina.] This is one of the four parent lines of the 'Mortgage Lifter' tomato. It is very similar in flavor. Pink-red fruits average 3/4 to 1-1/2 lbs. with generally smooth tops. Good for slicing or canning. Fruits have few seeds. Plants are very productive and fairly resistant to disease. I have both the Potato-leaf and regular strains. Description courtesy of SESE
75 days, Kentucky Family Heirloom -- Seeds given to me by Georgia Emonds a market grower of heirloom tomatoes in Kentucky . She recieved the seed from an elderly man by the name of Williams from Glensdale Ky. 1-lb flat fruits have beautiful red and yellow stripes inside and out and a wonderful flavor.
(Indeterminate) [Introduced in 1985 by SESE. Mennonite family
heirloom from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.] 'Old German' is a large, very attractive and tasty tomato. Fruit color is yellow with a red center visible on the surface and throughout the core. Best color of several strains of this heirloom. 'Old German' is not a heavy producer, nor does it tolerate drought, but its flavor and color are outstanding. An attractive addition to salads. Fruits often weigh over a pound. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
75 days. (Indeterminate) [Bulgarian heirloom. Introduced in 1995 by SESE. Original seed sent to SESE by Carolyn Male.] 'Druzba' is a productive variety with excellent juicy sweet flavor. Fruits are borne 2 to 4 to a cluster, weigh an average of 5 oz. and measure 2" high by 3" wide. Although the fruit walls are tender, they are resistant to fruit diseases, cracking, and blossom end rot. Produces a large percentage of uniform ripening, high quality blemish-free fruit. Picture and description used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
80 days. (Indeterminate) [Introduced in 1924 as 'Number 400' by Peter Henderson and Co. Renamed 'Wins All' in 1925 after a naming contest.] Large, pink, slightly flattened fruits with few seeds. Great flavor but with loweryeilds in other than ideal years.
Barnes Mtn Pink
Another nice Pink Beefsteak from the Barnes Mountain area of Ky. As with most pinks a nice sweet juicy tomato that makes a good canner and a great slicer. Seed from Gary Millwood of Louisville Kentucky Notice the long sleeve shirt? I took this picture a week before Thanksgiving from a plant started from seed in June. Unfortunately we had a hard freeze just days before Thanksgiving that ended the growing season.
6 to 10 -oz., smooth, round, scarlet-red fruits with little cracking, intense sweet tomato flavor. Heavy producer 30lbs or more per plant. I will always have this reliable plant in my garden
1 lb. pale to deep orange beefsteak tomato; thin-skinned, meaty, have few seeds and a fantastic sweet, tangy flavor. Juice and inside flesh orange. This one and Amana Orange I love as canned Juice tomato. The flavor is that good. I also Have KBX which is a potato leaf version of Kellogg's breakfast and seems to have better production .
A solid, medium-sized, green slicer with full mild and delicious flavors. One of the best tasting greens. Green tomatoes actually ripen green. As seen in the picture the skin will get a greenish yellow appearance and some have a slight pink blush. The flesh is green and soft and juicy. Everyone need to try a green.
Eva's Purple Ball
78 days. (Indeterminate) [Late 1800's heirloom from the Black Forest region of Germany from Joe Bratka's grandfather. Seed courtesy of Carolyn Male and Craig LeHoullier. Introduced in 1994 by SESE] An outstanding performer in hot, humid areas with excellent resistance to foliar and fruit diseases. Produces smooth, round, attractive pink-purple fruits weighing 4 to 5 oz. A great all purpose tomato. easily produces 30lbs of tomatoes. Description courtesy of SESE
95 days. Tall, 6 to 8' plants are best staked, caged, or pruned. Vines can be allowed to skim the ground if desired. Berries average 1-1/2" in diameter and are pale yellow green when ripe. Husks are easy to remove and fruits are excellent quality. 'Tomate Verde' adds a unique sweet-sour flavor to Mexican dishes.
Earl of Edgecomb
73 days. (Indeterminate) [Heirloom from New Zealand. When the 6th Earl of Edgecombe died in the 1960's, the heir to the title of 7th Earl was a relative in New Zealand who was a sheep farmer at the time. When he traveled to England to claim the title, he brought this tomato with him. SESE recieved seed from Dr. Carolyn Male who found it the best of her extensive 1996 tomato trials.]I like this one in a salad. perfect size to quarter. Fruits are attractive orange globes, typically borne in clusters of two or more. Uniformly ripening fruits are smooth and regular in shape, defect free, and notably resistant to cracking, blossom end rot, and fruit diseases. sweet and tangy Description courtesy of SESE
Large sprawling plant. Fantastic round 1-inch, ivory-colored cherry tomatoes, borne in clusters, deepens to pale yellow upon ripening. Sweet flavor, balanced acid. I never plant this one in my garden. It is so productive I can never eat all the fruits and each year it volunteers where I had it the previous year. Dr. Carolyn is named in honor of Dr. Carolyn Male, retired professor, seed saver and author of 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American garden. This is my second biggest seller and another personal favorite cherry. Out tastes any red. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
This tomato was a pleasant surprise. I recieved the seed in a trade and was intrigued by the name. I believe Craig Lehoullier of raleigh NC first recieved the seed from the original grower in Tennesssee. My experience is very large tomatoes tend to be watery and lack somewhat in flavor. This tomato is an exception and easily produces 2-3lb juicy fruits with a nice sweet flavor. One tomato fills a quart jar.
Lenny and Gracies Yellow
This is another tomato I recieved from Gary Millwood in Ky. Light yellow with a slight pink blush. Mild sweet taste that is perfect with a dash of salt.
89 days. (Indeterminate) [Introduced in 1990 by SESE. Heirloom from Madison Co., Indiana, since 1940.] large clear yellow fruit and sweet delicious flavor. a heavy producer with some disease resistance. This pale yellow heirloom beefsteak rivals the flavor of the best heirloom red tomatoes. I like to take a quart jar of this one that we canned and place it in the refrigerator over night then blend and Drink for breakfast.
Vincent Watts Large
Large, flattened, pink fruit with excellent flavor, An old Virginia heirloom grown in the Morehead, Kentucky area. The original seed was from Lee County, Virginia and given to Vincent Watts by his work supervisor, Wilson Evans, at Berea College in 1956. Vincent watts grew this tomato for 52 years in Morehead, Kentucky area. Mr Watts died in 2008 but not before his tomato had reach fame. I recieved seed from Georgia Emonds at a seed swap in Berea hosted by Bill Best founder of SMAC "Sustainable Mountain Agricultural Center". www.heirlooms.org This is another one of my personal favorites.85 days
Black Mountain Pink
This is another one of those monster tomatoes that has a great tomato taste. I like to can this one for juice but it is great on a sandwhich. Be sure to have a napkin handy. A family Heirloom from Black Mountain in Harlen Co. Kentucky. Seed recieved from Gary Millwood of Louisville Ky.
A Potato-leaf plant. A fabulous tomato with Red-yellow bicolor fruit. I have found that the flavor is outstanding some years and just plain good in others. good productivity and disease resistance. Developed by Craig Lehoullier of Raleigh NC .My seed came from a plant I bought from Craig at the Raleigh Farmers Market. Craig is credited with bringing a lot of Heirlooms to commerce such as Cherokee purple. Check out his website at http://nctomatoman.weebly.com/
An excellent, gorgeous tomato; Early maturing, heart-shaped, large, pink-red fruit weighs about 1 lb., rich old fashioned flavor with lots of juice.
Many seed savers believe this is the ultimate paste tomato. Giant, blocky, roma-type tomato weighing up to 1lb. Red flesh that is perfect for paste and canning, and on a sandwhich. This is not a true paste but an Oxheart type tomato. It has excellent flavor and comes from an Amish community in Wisconsin. 80 days.
74 days. (Indeterminate) [Russian heirloom. Original seed sent to SESE by Marina Danilenko, a Moscow seedswoman. The tomato was named after Paul Robeson, operatic vocal artist who was an advocate of equal rights for Blacks. His artistry was appreciated world-wide, especially in the Soviet Union, and hence this tomato bearing his name.] 'Paul Robeson' is a 'black' tomato. Like other 'black' tomatoes the fruit is more of a dusky dark red with dark green dusky shoulders. Fruits weigh an average of 6 oz., and measure 2 in. tall and 3-1/4" wide. Description from SESE Catolog. This is another one of my personal favorites does very well and the flavor is phenomenal.
69 days. (Indeterminate) [A local garden jewel from Irkutsk, Siberia.] 'Black Prince' produces medium-sized fruits that are a deep reddish brown color with deep red and brown flesh..Juicy and full of flavor consistant with the black tomatoes Fruits average 2-1/2" in diameter and are slightly pear shaped.The "Black" tomatoes are my personal favorites and this is no exception. Another great salad or small slicer. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
heirloom variety is simply one of the best tasting, best producing gold-red bicolors we have ever grown. On top of that, the tomatoes are stunningly beautiful and enormous, weighing at least 1 pound each. Golden yellow beefsteaks are colored with red stripes that turn into a ruby blush on top of the golden fruit. Flavor is sweet and rich, and harvests are abundant. Indeterminate. 80 days.
85 days. [1920s PA heirloom. Cross between Brandywine and Fejee Improved tomato. William Woys Weaver's grandfather obtained seed from its originator, Dr. Harold E. Martin.] Indeterminate. Large dusky rose/purple fruit with rich, sweet flavor and good yields. Most Brandy wines do not produce well for me here in the piedmont of SC. But this one and Craig Lehoulliers "Brandywine OTV "both do very well here in Little Mountain. This is another one that I like to take June cuttings of for a fall crop. Picture from Google pics can't find it anymore to get or give proper credit. To be replaced when I remember to take a picture
85 days. (Indeterminate) Disease resistant, good for the South. [Pre-1890 Tennessee heirloom, reportedly of Cherokee Indian origin. Introduced 1993 by SESE Seed courtesy of Craig LeHoullier.] Large fruits (10 to 12 oz.) are smooth with slightly ridged shoulders. Ripens to a unique dark, dusky pink/purple. Good resistance to Septoria leaf spot. This tomato has become a greatly sought after variety at the Ashville NC farmers market and roadside stands everywhere in Western NC. The taste is outstanding and will always be in my garden. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
From Czechoslovakia, this is an extremely early cold-tolera Indeterminate potato leaf, 2 to 4 oz., flattened globe, red flesh, excellent te tomato. Flavorful and sweet. A favorite for earliness, productivity, and truly wonderful taste. I start harvesting these in early June for the first non cherry tomatoes of the season. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com67 days.
75days Kentucky Family Heirloom. The only tomato grown by Lettie Cantrell of West Liberty since the ‘40s. Large, 1+ lb, tasty fruit on large plants. vines can be a bit wispy. Delicious for fresh eating, slicing, or canning. Lettie died in November 2005, at the age of 96 . Seed given to me by Gary Millwood of Louisville Ky. Gary first recieved the seed from Lettie and passed it on. Another of my personal favorites. .Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
79 days (Indeterminate) [Developed by M.C. Byles in the 1930's and released to SESE as an exclusive variety in 1985 with all rights reserved. A legendary tomato always in demand in the Mid-Atlantic states. The following history is based on portions of our 1985 taped interview with M.C. Byles who developed this tomato in the early 1930's while in Logan, WV. Mr Byles is affectionately known as "Radiator Charlie". He earned that nickname from the radiator repair business he opened at the foot of a steep hill on which trucks would often overheat. Radiator Charlie had no formal education or plant breeding experience, yet he created this legendary tomato by cross-breeding four of the largest-fruited tomatoes he could find: 'German Johnson', 'Beefsteak', an Italian variety, and an English variety. One of the four varieties was planted in the middle of a circle. Then, using a baby's ear syringe, he cross-pollinated the center plant with pollen from the circle of tomatoes. Next year he selected the best seedlings: he planted the best seedings in the center and the rest in a circle around it. The pollination and selection process was repeated six more years until he had a stable variety. After Charlie developed and named this large tasty tomato, he sold plants for $1.00 each (in the 1940's) and paid off the $6000 mortgage on his house in 6 years. Each spring, gardeners drove as far as 200 miles to buy Charlie's seedling tomatoes.] Fruits of 'Mortgage Lifter' can average 2-1/2lbs and may reach 4 lbs when well grown. Plants are very productive, disease resistant, and continue to bear until frost. These large, slightly flattened, pink-red tomatoes are meaty and flavorful with few seeds. Picture and description used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
80 days.Introduced by Hazelfield Farm in Wheatley, Kentucky .Found as a volunteer in the farmers’ field that was performing better than any of the planted tomatoes! Medium-height plants produce 8-oz flattened red tomatoes. Seed recieved from Gary Millwood of Louisville Ky. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
86 days. Heirloom from Joe Bratka. Seed provided to SESE by Dr. Carolyn Male. Aptly named workhorse of a tomato. 'Mule Team' is notable for its uniform red fruit, weighing 8 to 12 oz., on vines that bear continuously until frost. The fruit is sweet with a slight amount of tang. Does well in the heat and humidity of the South Carolina Peidmont.
Heirloom Beefsteak; light-orange fruit; can be 2 lbs; mildly sweet, very pleasant, almost tropical fruit in flavors. My top orange fleshed along with Kellogs Breakfast
I finally got to grow this tomato in 2010 after reading about it for years. Originated in Goose Creek, South Carolina from a family that descended from slaves and have grown it since the middle 1800s. Heat tolerant to say the least, with 2010 the hottest year on record a single plant with two stems trained and tied to a stake produced nearly 30lbs of fruit up to frost . An all purpose mid size tomato 6-8oz. slight acidic but has some sweetness great for slicing or canning, this one needs to be in every garden. My new favorite. Seed from my good friend Darryl Jones of Selected Plants.www.selectedplants.com
Grandma Viney's Yellow and Pink
Hog Heart is a 4-6 oz banana shaped paste tomato, extremely dry flesh with few seeds. Family heirloom from Napfor Hollow, Kentucky, of Italian origin. Good meaty taste, excellent for cooking.seed purchased from friend Maria Stenger of Blue Ribbon Tomatoes. Description and photo courtesy of Blue Ribbon Tomatoes www.blueribbontomatoes.com
This colorful tomato has an equally colorful story. According to Fred Hutchinson, this family heirloom comes from his ancestor, Abe Hall. It seems that Abe was riding the roof of his house down the Ohio river, during one of its periodic floods. He saw a tomato floating by and had the presence of mind to scoop it up, and later save the seeds. The fruit is in the one pound range, is red, and has a bit of an acid bite - it will bite you back if you're not careful seed purchased from my friend Maria Stenger of Blue Ribbon Tomatoes. Description and photo courtesy of Blue Ribbon Tomatoes www.blueribbontomatoes.com
Purple Dog Creek
If they gave out blue ribbons for taste alone, this tomato would be sure to win. It won in our own taste contest - sweet, yes, but a complex blend of sweet tastes all mixed up. Hard to describe! We might call it pink, but in times past this tomato color was called purple. They weigh up to one pound, and produced right through the drought. This is the history according to tomato guru Gary Millwood: "Family heirloom from the tiny community of Dog Creek near Munfordville, in Hart County, Kentucky. A picnic supper was given to a Martinsburg, West Virginia minister and members of his church who went to do home improvements for the low income elderly people in that area. These tomatoes were served and were so good, the man who grew them went home and returned with seed he shared with the minister; he in turn shared them with others. seed purchased from my friend Maria Stenger of Blue Ribbon Tomatoes. Description and photo courtesy of Blue Ribbon Tomatoes www.blueribbontomatoes.com
Kentucky Pink Stamper
James A. Stamper of Dwarf, Ky, said his family has grown this tomato as long as he can remember. Jumbo sized pink fruit on vigorous potato leaf vines. seed purchased from my friend Maria Stenger of Blue Ribbon Tomatoes. Description and photo courtesy of Blue Ribbon Tomatoes www.blueribbontomatoes.com
Depp's Pink Firefly
Beautiful deep pink color with pale specks that may remind you of fireflies. Around 1 lb each, flat top globes, slightly ruffled. Potato leaf plants. Creamy sweet flavor, with a smooth taste of acid too. This Depp family variety has been grown in Glasgow, Kentucky since 1890. seed purchased from my friend Maria Stenger of Blue Ribbon Tomatoes. Description and photo courtesy of Blue Ribbon Tomatoes www.blueribbontomatoes.com
Dwarf Summertime Gold
Summertime Gold is one of the 9 new dwarf tomato varieties released in 2011 by the Dwarf Tomato Project. The large 8-14oz. yellow beefsteaks are very sweet, although, for me the plants were not quite as early or prolific as her sister’s, Dwarf Mr. Snow. The compact 4 foot plants are a good choice for small gardens or patio growing. As with all of the new dwarfs, the plants need to be staked
Dwarf Sweet Sue
Dwarf Sweet Sue is a product of the Dwarf Tomato Project, originating in the Sneezy family (Golden Dwarf Champion X Green Giant, cross made by Patrina in 2005). The tomato originated as a selection of Summertime Gold 3 (which was selected and named by David Lockwood), found and named by Craig in 2007 after his wife, Susan (who loved the tomato and is very sweet!) Dwarf Sweet Sue is an indeterminate potato leaf Dwarf that will reach from 4-5 feet tall by the end of the growing season, and produced variably shaped (oblate to round), smooth, bright yellow fruit in the 5-10 ounce range, that take on a pronounced pink blossom end blush when very ripe. The fruit have a well balanced, full, delicious flavor with particularly sweet overtones. Dwarf Sweet Sue seems to be quite disease tolerant and one of the more prolific of the new Dwarf varieties.
Tasmanian Chocolate is one of the 9 new dwarf tomato varieties released in 2011 by the Dwarf Tomato Project. This new introduction was one of the most compact (3’9″ tall) and heaviest producers of the new dwarf releases. The flavor, when allowed to fully develop, was good, . This is a good selection for a container, small garden, or for growing in a climate where fruit set is a challenge.
Dwarf Wild Fred
Dwarf Wild Fred is one of the 9 new dwarf tomato varieties released in 2011 by the Dwarf Tomato Project. The compact plants are just under 4 feet tall and are very good producers of purple/black, medium-to-large, beefsteak tomatoes. I tasted a ‘Dwarf Wild Fred’ in November that was as good as any purple tomato I’ve grown. Especially recommended for small gardens or for growing in 5-gallon (or larger) containers as patio tomatoes. As with all of the new dwarf varieties, this compact tomato will require staking to support the fruit
Dwarf Rosella Purple
Rosella Purple is one of the 9 new dwarf tomato varieties released in 2011 by the Dwarf Tomato Project. Fully ripe fruit from Rosella Purple can rival the flavor of any purple heirloom/OP tomato I’ve tasted. This was one of my top 3 favorite varieties from the new dwarf releases. At 3 feet, this was also the shortest variety of the new dwarf releases. It is easy to grow in containers (I used 5 gallon buckets) but still needs to be staked because it will be top heavy when loaded with fruit. A very nice tomato!
Dwarf Perth Pride
Perth Pride is one of the four 2011 (2012 growing season) releases by the Dwarf Tomato Project. Strong growing plants and delicious 3-5 oz. purple tomatoes History: Developed in the 2006-2011 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between New Big Dwarf and Paul Robeson, made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia and named Happy. This tomato was selected and named by Tessa Millesse who lives in Perth, Western Australia
This is an unknown Black tomato simply called Black Tom. I am not sure I like the name but. Most black tomatoes succumb to the heat of Aug. This one is an exception much longer lived and good disease resistance. Tomatoes are Striped with green/mahogony and are deep red inside. Taste is exceptional which is why I like the Black tomatoes best. Med size fruit a good slicer. Seed came from Gary Millwood of Louisville Kentucky. Another one that I grow every year.
Uncle Mark Bagby
Kentucky Heirloom; Very large pink; mildly sweet flavor; Slightly flattened. These seeds were given to me by Georgia Emond of Glendale Kentucky, a seed saver and grower, during the first seed swap and gathering held in Berea Kentucky. I will always remember Georgia because of a derby pie she brought to the seed swap. Like that pie this tomato also brings back memories of what a good tomato should tast like.
Grant Co. Ky Pink
This heirloom is from Grant County, Ky. Pink beefsteaks around one pound each on long potato leaf vines. Productive in a very hot and dry season seed purchased from my friend Maria Stenger of Blue Ribbon Tomatoes. Description and photo courtesy of Blue Ribbon Tomatoes www.blueribbontomatoes.com
A medium-sized beefsteak tomato that has a strong, fruity taste. This rare heirloom was sent to Dorothy Beiswenger by Lloyd Duggin. The white tomatoes a very mild with a distinct fruity overtones. I think of them as a desert tomato. Slice and sprinkly with a little sugar.
This tomato has been grown by the same familiy for more than 140 years,Newberry Co South Carolina resident David Parr was my source for the original plant. Parr's grandfather, Luther Sease, was the first member of the family to plant the Macardo tomato plant during his life, which spanned from 1836 to 1923. His daughter, Noami Nance, lived until she was 97, and passed down the tradition of planting the “Sease“ or “Nance“ tomatoes to her daughter, who passed them onto Parr.
the plants produce reddish pink tomatoes that weigh at least a pound. Picture and information from Article in Newberry Observer. David Parr is on the right
74 days. [Introduced in 1902.] A dependable producer for decades. Fruits are dark purple, high-quality, and of fine flavor. Well adapted to the Mid-Atlantic area and southern states. Produces up to 15 fruits per plant. May do well in northern areas with longer seasons. Fruits are 6-1/2" long by 5" diameter and may weigh up to 3 lbs., but are best harvested when smaller. Excellent flavor
83 days. 'Rosa Bianca' A beautiful Italian heirloom, somewhat similar to 'Listada de Gandia' with creamy white base color and pink-purple irregular stripes radiating from the top, rounded shaped vice oblong Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
This variety does well in hot, humid areas. The fruits average 5 to 6" in diameter, are slightly oval in shape. Fruits have good flavor. Hardy and productive in Southern areas. Pkt.
Listada de Gandia
75 days. [Heirloom from France about 1850.] This egg-shaped Italian beauty has 5 to 6" long fruits, purple with irreguílar white stripes. A unique eggplant pleasing to both the eye and the palate. Seedlings of 'Listada de Gandia' are not as vigorous as other varieties, but mature plants set well under high heat and tolerate drought well. Does best in areas with a long warm growing season. Thin skin does not need to be peeled for cooking
70-80 days. [Heirloom from Puerto Rico.] Plants produce excellent yields of lavender-pink teardrop-shaped fruits with white shoulders. The white flesh is mild and sweet. The fruit skin is tender without a trace of bitterness. Good all-purpose eggplant.
75 days. Fruits of 'Long Purple' are long and slender (2" x 10") and slightly bulbous on the blossom end. Best harvested when 1" in diameter, the dark purple fruits can be sliced like a cucumber.
[Introíduced 1990 by SESE. Heirloom originally from Turkey and more recently from Italy.] Miniature orange-red fruits (2 oz) look like tomaítoes. Tall 4' plants are spineless and are very attractive when laden with fruit. Harvest before fruits turn red, otherwise the skins will be bitter. At edible harvest, the fruits are green-striped and sweet flavored. Bite-sized, may simply be cut in half for cooking. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
2 days. [Introduced before 1827.] A choice, fiery-red hot seasoning pepper. Use fresh or dried, especially in salsa or chili. Pendant fruits are 3/4" wide by 5 to 6" long. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
72 days. (green > red) The classic salsa chile. Small, hot, thick-walled peppers are usually harvested green, but can be left on the plant to mature to red. A teaspoon of jalapeno vinegar makes an excellent seasoning for bean soups. Jalapenos filled with cream cheese and fried are a Southern specialty Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
75 days. (glossy green > orange > red- orange) Attractive 30" plants with pendant, thin-walled fruit (2" x 1/2"). This flavorful pepper is ideal for chili sauce, salsa, hot pepper vinegar, and for pickling. Very hot whether green or red. Dries easily. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
Sweet Pickle. Very compact plants are crowned by a profusion of upright peppers in colors of red, orange, yellow, and purple, all at the same time. Peppers are about 2 inches long and chunky, making for a spectacularly colorful display. While highly ornamental, this fruit is also very edible and sweet, especially when fully ripened to red. As the name suggests, would be beautiful pickled in clear glass jars. 75 days
Corno di Toro
[Italian heirloom -- "Horn of the Bull"] 80 days. (green > crimson red) Extremely productive, tall plants produce so much fruit that the plant will do well with a good staking! Thin, 8-10" long fruit, slightly curved. Great flavor, good for frying and cooking Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
77 days. (green > orange) Sweet and ornamental, the thick-fleshed fruits average 5" long x 1" wide and are borne upright on the plant. Use fresh in salads or cooked. Produces good yields of attractive peppers Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
70 days. (pale green > yellow > orange > crimson red) Very dependable. [Introduced 1941.] Heavy yields of attractive, sweet peppers pointed in shape, 6" long, 1-1/2" wide. Eaten at any ripeness stage, but sweetest at the crimson stage. Great for colorful salads, frying, and freezing. A joy to grow because of its dependable high yields and ornamental value. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
80 days. Fabulous yields with this 7" horn shaped Italian heirloom pepper. Great for frying, drying, or fresh in salads. Flavor is very sweet whether green or red, stands up well to the heat. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
Golden California Wonder
72 days. (green > gold) Widely adapted and similar to 'California Wonder'. The thick- walled, golden ripe fruits average 4" across and 5" long.
86 days. (green > chocolate brown) Sweet flavor with a hint of spiciness. Fruits averaging 2.6 oz., are large shiny brown, blocky-shaped chocolate-colored bells, 3- or 4- lobed. Adds an unusual color to salads. Has no "grassy" or "green" taste typical of peppers if harvested in the green stage. Unusual dark maroon interior fruit color. Extremely productive and disease resistant, this one of the easiest medium sweet bells to grow to full ripeness. Picture used with permission from Southern Exposure Seeds www.southernexposure.com
Chinese Five Color
70 to 90 days. (purple > creamy yellow > yellow > orange > red). A highly ornamental hot pepper with a stunning palette of five bright fruit colors -all present at the same time. The foliage is green with purple veins and a purple blush on some leaves. Thirty inch tall plants bear upright conical fruits measuring 5/8" to 3/4" wide and 1-1/2" long. An arresting ornamental with hot fiery fruits
Ghost Pepper (Bhut
This was the worlds hottest pepper. over 1million scoville units. I have grown this for two years and now enough seeds to pass on plants to others. These plants are $5 each. It is more not so much because of its rarity but it is hard to get good germination on the seed.
Scopian Butch "T"
The hottest chilli is the Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T" which was grown by The Chilli Factory (Australia) and rated at 1,463,700 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) according to tests conducted by EML Consulting Services in Morisset, New South Wales, Australia, on 1 March 2011.
Thai Hot Extremely hot variety originally from Thailand. Plants become covered with 1-1/2 inch long peppers that are green at first but ripen to red. Both colors appear on the plant at the same time making this variety ornamental as well as edible. Thin fleshed peppers are used especially in Oriental dishes. 90 days
Fatalii Fiery hot, wrinkled yellow peppers are related to habanero, and are at least as hot if not hotter. The searing heat has an excellent, citrus-like flavor that can be appreciated in the seconds before the heat sets in. Originally from Africa, these plants become 3 to 4 feet tall, maturing abundant crops of fruit earlier than plants of habanero. Peppers are 2 to 3 inches long with a wide top that tapers down to a point, and are shriveled all over. 80 days.
95 days. (green > orange-red) Very hot. [Cultivated in the Yucatan, Trinidad, and West Indies.] Very aromatic, flavorful, powerful pepper used in Caribbean curries and "jerk sauces".
For those who want something a little different. this is it the name says it all. These are a hot pepper similar heat to a cayenne with a good flavor makes good pepper flakes for seasoning.
Corno Di Chevre
This “Goat’s Horn” hot pepper is from the Basque people of Spain, who grow and dry it, and make it into wonderful sauces that season many local foods. It is often strung and dried on the walls of many homes.
Plant produces high yields of purple hot peppers. The peppers are hot and turn from deep purple to bright red at maturity. The plant have leaves with shades of white, green and purple in a never-ending, variegated display, with no two leaves the same. It has purple stems and purple flowers. The peppers are used as a garnish or pickled. A very beautiful ornamental variety which can be planted in containers
Pimento De Padron
Pimiento de Padron This pepper from Spain is traditionally used in its immature green stage, when it is picked quite small and fried in olive oil and served as an appetizer called a 'tapa.' When harvested small and green, peppers are mild, but get hotter as they grow. At full maturity, they are about 2 1/2 in. long and 1 1/4 in. wide, deep red and fiery hot. 65 days.
Quadrato D'Asti Rosso Pepper is a heirloom sweet bell pepper from Asti Italy that is beautiful bright red in color. The thick walled fruit have a sweet, rich flavor. The Peppers large size makes it a great choice for stuffing.
[African-American heirloom from MD.] White and green mottled leaves. Most of the 2 in. long fruits have variegated colors before ripening to red. Beautiful edible landscape plant. Great heat tolerance. Very hot, used traditionally in shellfish and fish cookery. Also good for drying
Tiny lustrous red bird peppers borne on decorative 12" plants. Fruits look lovely strung up like cranberries. Native to southwest Texas. Introduced in 1813 by Bernard McMahon from seeds given him by Thomas Jefferson. Ideal for container growing; plants can be overwintered indoors.
77 days. (green > deep red) A versatile medium-hot pepper used fresh, canned, fried, or dried. Pendant fruits are borne abundantly on productive, vigorous plants
75 Days. A large Jalapeno pepper that turns deep purple before maturing to red. Full Jalapeno flavor and heat; great for salsa and other Mexican foods. Plants both productive and ornamental. My favorite pepper stunning in a planter with other flowers
Dark green peppers mature to almost brown and are 5 inches long and 2-1/2 inches wide with a slight taper and blunt end. These are a little longer and milder than Ancho 101, with Scoville units from 600 to 1,800
The popular little, thin, pickling pepper. 3-5-inch fruit have a superb flavor and just a little heat. Small plants. This heirloom comes from southern Italy.
. Orange Sun’s thick flesh is intensely sweet and fruity. These plants produce good yields of 5" long, slightly elongated, sweet peppers that are perfect for salads, stir fry, and gourmet dishes.
When fresh, this pepper is called 'chilaca;' it is also known as 'chile negro.' 8 to 10 inch long cylindrical peppers are thin walled, and dark green ripening to dark brown. They have less than 250 Scoville units and are mainly used dried for their rich, smoky flavoring in sauces.
Beautiful clear lemon-yellow cayenne peppers really load up on compact plants. Slightly curved peppers become about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. This is an unusual color in a hot pepper, making it a real standout in the garden. 72 days
Quadrato D' Asti Giallo
The giant yellow Quadrato bell pepper. The huge fruit are a favorite here. The largest variety we have grown, beautiful and blocky, with very thick walls; the flavor is outstanding--sweet and rich! This Italian variety gives very heavy yields;
When fresh and still green, these mildly hot, heart-shaped peppers are stuffed and made into chiles rellenos. When mature they are dark, rust red, richly flavored, and often dried and ground into chili powder. Peppers become 4 inches long, tapering to a blunt point. Wrinkled skin takes on even more character when dried. May be strung into long ropes or made into wreaths. 76 to 80 days.
A giant Jalapeño ,grows up to 4.5in this one will make whopper poppers. Peppers have a smooth skin and thick flesh, which makes them easier to stuff. Or, use them in salsa, dips, or other recipes as you would normal-sized jalapeños.
Yellow-green, frying type pepper. Six inch long fruits have thin walls and waxy flesh. Excellent split and fried in olive oil