Packet size: 50 seeds/packet
Packet price: $3.00
Amish heirloom from a community in Wisconsin. Large, red, 8oz fruits
are somewhat oxheart shaped and yield high on sprawling vines. Great for
sauces and canning but also have good fresh eating qualities.
Medium sized round, rose fruit with smooth skin that is resistant
to cracking. Heat and humidity tolerant. Great for fresh eating but can
also be used for sauces. American classic.
Distinctly ribbed, somewhat squat, bright pink, medium sized fruit originally
from Indonesia. Fruits grow in clusters and are aromatic with a deep fruity
Orange, yellow, and red streaked beefsteak tomato. Large fruits with sweet
flavor to match! A new Groundswell favorite bred by Wild Boar Farm.
Beauty King is a cross between Big Rainbow and Green Zebra.
Plants bear loads of clusters of medium 4oz red, plum shaped fruit that
ripen early and keep going late. Great northern variety for paste, sauce,
and fresh in salads. Originally developed in Ontario, Canada.
Black From Tula
7oz round, smooth, maroon colored fruit with dark green shoulders.
Stabilized by local farmers in Tula, Russia, this heirloom has intense flavor
with an average yield on tall, sturdy vines.
Vigorous and healthy plants yield prolifically. Large fruit can weigh up to 1lb.
Striking color ripens from green-brown to purple-black when fully ripe.
Excellent flavor is highlighted best when eaten fresh.
From the Crimea Peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea.
If allowed to fully ripen, you can’t find better flavor in a beefsteak.
Very large, deep pink, meaty fruit on potato leaf foliage.
Not a high yielder, but what you get in flavor makes up for it!
Large 10-12 once fruit are smooth skinned with slightly ribbed shoulders.
Ripens to dusky pink/dark purple with green shoulders with a very sweet
tomato flavor packed into dense fruit. Interior gel surrounding seeds is
uniquely green when the fruit is ripe.
Abundant yields of bright red, round fruit averaging 8oz. Honorably named
after Vladislav Volkov, a Russian astronaut who lost his life re-entering
Earth’s atmosphere. Sweet and tangy; great as a slicing tomato.
Beefsteak fruits are large (weighing over 1lb!), rich, and juicy.
Best for fresh eating, plants are productive and yield many pink fruits that
are resistant to cracking. Originally from Yugoslavia.
An excellent, bright yellow cherry tomato. Fruits are sweet, consistently
shaped at 1" round on average, and abundant. Russian heirloom.
Striking, medium sized (5oz) fruit ripen from light green and dark green
striped to dark green and gold striped. Tangy, productive fruit pairs well
visually with Red Zebra. A unique addition to your tomato collection.
Bred by Thomas Wagner.
Hillbilly Potato Leaf
Potato leaf foliage productively bears beautiful, large, juicy beefsteak fruit.
With excellent flavor, the color on this tomato is just as amazing. Deep red
at the blossom end of the fruit gradually tappers to bright yellow-orange
near the stem creating almost a tie-died effect. Similar coloring is reflected
when the fruit is sliced exposing a bright, dense, fleshy seed cavity.
Pinkish red, meaty, oxheart fruit with yellow shoulders yielding fruits
that weigh 1lb on average. Deep flavor great for processing.
Originally from Budapest.
Massive, dark red, oxheart fruit, with minor yellowing on shoulders.
Exceptional flavor excellent for both fresh eating and second only
to San Marzano for preserving.
Japanese Black Trifele
Pear shaped, richly flavored, meaty fruit with green streaked shoulders tapering
to red then deep purple/black at the base. Average fruit size is 6oz. Fruits are
crack resistant and plants are highly productive.
Healthy plants give high yields of orange-gold medium fruits (6oz on average)
that are consistently smooth, round, and uniform. Low acidity and great flavor.
Excellent for fresh eating; can also be used for uniquely colored ketchups, sauces,
and salsas. A Groundswell favorite in the field since we first grew it in 2009.
Matt’s Wild Cherry
Vigorous vines bear a high yield of small, clustered, delicate, bright red fruit
1/2 inch in diameter. Very sweet, delicious flavor. Great for garden grazing!
Has proven to be naturally blight resistant. Named after Dr. Matt Liebman,
formerly of the University of Maine, who first propagated the variety from a
descendant of the first wild tomatoes domesticated in Mexico.
Mortgage Lifter is said to have been developed in the 1930’s by mechanic
Radiator Charlie Byles from Logan, West Virginia. His mission was to breed a
bigger (or perhaps the biggest!) and overall better tomato. Supposedly, he payed
off his mortgage by selling the seedlings for a dollar each! We like this tomato for
its high yields of massive (over 2lbs) bright red beefsteak fruits with excellent,
mild flavor. A classic American heirloom tomato.
Developed at Oregon State University, this was introduced as the very first
commercially available blue tomato. Bred using traditional methods, this small
to medium sized, round tomato has increased levels of antioxidants found in
most foods that are naturally blue/purple . The fruit ripens from green to true
deep blue and will show some red at the blossom end if left to fully ripen on the
vine (interior flesh is red). The blue color of the skin is deepened with exposure
to sunlight, so pruning can help bring out this tomato’s unique color!
Foliage also is a gorgeous deep blue-green.
8-12oz deep red fruits are slightly ribbed near the shoulder and are highly
productive. The intense true tomato flavor lends itself well to sauces but can
also be used like a meaty slicer. Shoulders may remain green on some ripe
fruit. Italian heirloom.
Uniform pink and red striped fruit ripen to deep red and gold striped. High yielding
fruits average 4oz. Good flavor for salads and sandwiches. Parentage includes the
Green Zebra tomato; pair together for a unique visual treat!
Bred from San Marzano parentage in the 1950’s to be resistant to fusarium wilt,
Roma paste tomatoes are great for sauce and have a high yield of medium-sized,
red, plum shaped fruit on plants that can have a purplish hue.
Rose de Berne
Uniform, round, rose colored, sweet fruit weighing 6oz on average. Plants are highly
productive. We found this variety to do exceptionally well trellised
in our hoop-house.
Rare, ribbed fruits reminiscent of a flower when cut in half along the middle
exposing a somewhat hollow seed cavity. Very little water content and great flavor
make this medium sized tomato good for sauce, canning, or paste.
Originally from Sicily.
Mostly deep yellow with marbled streaks of ruby red and pink, these large beefsteak
tomatoes (each averaging over 1lb) have excellent, sweet, non-acidic flavor.
As beautiful sliced as they are whole. Surprisingly high yielding for a beefsteak.
The quintessential Italian paste tomato. Prolific yields of 4-5 inch long plum shaped
tomatoes with a distinct tapered end that grow in clusters of 5-6 fruits.
Dark pink, round fruits grow in a tight cluster of 3 fruits each averaging about 8oz.
Very uniform shape and ripening as well as resistance to cracking made this slicer
stand out as a shipping gem in the early 1900’s.