Tomato White Currant

Pea sized white open pollinated tomato on compact indeterminate plants.

Description

White Currant  produces large numbers of tiny creamy white fruit on a sprawling plant which (whilst we have defined it as a "compact indeterminate") can grow large under the right circumstances. In general, we grow this in a pot and it grows very similarly to Sweet Pea Currant and produces similar sized fruit so is excellent for snacking (if you can find enough at any one time).

The flavour is quite unusual, and apparently is more akin to a "wild tomato" than the sweet/tart flavours of a traditional red tomato.

Unusual and fun to grow.

White Currant
White Currant
White Currant

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Cherry
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: Tiny
  • Fruit Colour: Very Pale Yellow/White
  • Flesh Colour: White
  • Plant Type: Compact Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Mid (69 - 80)
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Fruit per Truss: N/A
  • Truss Spacing: N/A
  • Alternatives: Tumbling Tom Yellow
  • Our Source: Nicky’s Seeds

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Tomato Vintage Wine

Pink/Yellow small beefsteak open pollinated tomato on potato leafed indeterminate plants.

Description

Vintage Wine is a medium sized pastel-hued golden striped beefsteak tomato with mild flavour. A mid-ripening, indeterminate, potato-leafed, medium sized (5 - 8 oz) tomato with unusual pale pink fruits with golden stripes. It is full of flavour and an ideal companion to the larger beefsteak varieties. The skin is very thin and it is easily damaged which means that you have to be careful both when picking and storing the fruit. However, the taste is excellent.

One of the excellent Tom Wagner’s breeding program introduced in the late 1990’s.

tomato Vintage Wine
Tomato Vintage Wine
tomato Vintage Wine

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Beefsteak
  • Fruit Shape: Flat/Round
  • Fruit Size: Medium
  • Fruit Colour: Pink/Yellow Stripe
  • Flesh Colour: Pink/Red
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Leaf Type: Potato
  • Time to Ripe: Mid (69 - 80)
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Fruit per Truss: 5-10
  • Truss Spacing: 15-24 inches
  • Alternatives:
  • Our Source: Nicky's Seeds

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Tomato Vesennij Mieurinsky

Red Cherry Open Pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.

Description

Red Indeterminate cherry tomato with compact trusses of small salad tomatoes. We grew this for the first time in 2017. It grows very similarly to Christmas Grapes and has a very sweet taste (need to grow both side by side to do a taste comparison).

Produced lots of fruit and they didn’t split too easily (some did split later on in the season but that was after we’d stopped picking them regularly because we were overwhelmed with fruit and run out of capacity to eat or store the fruit.

Vesennij Mieurinsky
Vesennij Mieurinsky
Vesennij Mieurinsky

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Cherry
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: Small
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Mid
  • Taste: Excellent
  • Fruit per Truss: 15 - 20
  • Truss Spacing: 18 inches
  • Alternatives: Christmas Grapes
  • Our Source: Seed Swap 2016

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Tomato Tumbling Tom Red

Small red cherry heritage tomato on determinate plants.

Description

Tumbling Tom Red is a Red cherry tomato “just perfect” for container growing a partner to Tumbling Tom Yellow. The early/mid-ripening, determinate, regular leafed, plant is ideal for hanging baskets and containers. It has lots of small sized yellow juicy and sweet tomatoes and is an ideal companion for Tiny Tim and Garden Pearl.

Tomato Tumbling Tom Red
Tomato Tumbling Tom Red
Tomato Tumbling Tom Red

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Cherry
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: Small
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Determinate
  • Seed Type: Heritage
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Early (55+ days))
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Fruit per Truss: N/A
  • Truss Spacing: N/A
  • Alternatives: Red Robin
  • Our Source: Nicky’s Seeds

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Tomato Tumbling Tom Yellow

Small yellow cherry heritage tomato on determinate plants.

Description

Tumbling Tom Yellow is a yellow cherry tomato “just perfect” for container growing. The early/mid-ripening, determinate, regular leafed, plant is ideal for hanging baskets and containers. It has lots of small sized yellow juicy and sweet tomatoes and is an ideal companion for Tiny Tim and Gartenperle

tomato Tumbling Tom Yellow
Tomato - Tumbling Tom Yellow
Tomato Tumbling Tom Yellow

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Cherry
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: Small
  • Fruit Colour: Yellow
  • Flesh Colour: Yellow
  • Plant Type: Determinate
  • Seed Type: Heritage
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Early (55+ days))
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Fruit per Truss: N/A
  • Truss Spacing: N/A
  • Alternatives: Yellow Pigmy
  • Our Source: Nicky’s Seeds

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Tomato True Black Brandywine

Black beefsteak heritage tomato on potato leafed indeterminate plants.

Description

There’s a little debate about this cultivar. Said to originate from a breeder in the late 1920’s, it pre-dates Black Brandywine and is a potato leafed variety (Black Brandywine is a regular leafed cultivar) and therefore is (in some ways) more like the rest of the Brandywine family of cultivars.

Regardless, we grew this in 2014 and liked the rich flavour that it gave. It wasn’t especially productive or large fruited but was suitable for rich sauces and slicing. Its certainly a different cultivar to Black Brandywine and worth growing.

True Black Brandywine
True Black Brandywine
True Black Brandywine

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Beefsteak
  • Fruit Shape: Round/Flat
  • Fruit Size: Mid/Large
  • Fruit Colour: Black
  • Flesh Colour: Brown/Black
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Heritage
  • Leaf Type: Potato
  • Time to Ripe: Late
  • Taste: Rich
  • Fruit per Truss: 4-8
  • Truss Spacing: 15-18 Inches inches
  • Alternatives: Black Brandywine
  • Our Source: Heritage Harvest Seeds

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Tomato Transparent

Yellow large cherry open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.

Description

One of many yellow, round tomatoes (very similar to Oleron Yellow, Snow White, etc.). However, the skin doesn’t add colour to the tomato being almost completely transparent (hence the name I suppose). The flavour is a little too mild for us (we prefer something with a little more bite) and it had the "mealy" flavour common in some yellow tomatoes (maybe they had gone overripe) and (finally) it was prone to splitting.

Altogether not something we will hurry to grow again (which is surprising because some people rave about them).

Transparent
Transparent
Transparent

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Cherry
  • Fruit Shape: Round(ish)
  • Fruit Size: Small but Variable
  • Fruit Colour: Yellow
  • Flesh Colour: Yellow
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Mid
  • Taste: Mealy
  • Fruit per Truss: 4-6
  • Truss Spacing: 12-18 inches
  • Alternatives: Nikolayev Yellow Cherry, Oleron Yellow
  • Our Source: 2015 Seed Swap

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Tomato Tiny Tim

Red Cherry heritage tomato on compact indeterminate plants.

Description

Tiny Tim produces masses of small tomatoes with excellent flavour. The early ripening, compact indeterminate, regular-leafed, round, plant with a compact habit is ideal for growing in pots on the window ledge or on the patio.

Its compact habit means that it is best grown as a determinate plant, do not take out the sideshoots, grow it in a pot but use short canes to support the plant rather than letting it trail on the ground.

The web seems to suggest that this was developed by the University of New Hampshire, Durham in 1945 as a cross between Window Box and Red Currant. We’ve grown both Red Robin (which we liked a lot) and Tiny Tim but in different years so we haven’t done a direct comparison.

tomato Tiny Tim
Tomato Tiny Tim
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Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Cherry
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: Small (but variable)
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate (but best grown as bush)
  • Seed Type: Heritage
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Early (55+ days))
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Fruit per Truss: N/A
  • Truss Spacing: N/A
  • Alternatives: Red Robin
  • Our Source: Nicky’s Seeds

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Tomato Tigerella

Medium sized red/yellow striped open pollinated/heritage tomato on indeterminate plants.

Description

Tigerella is a sweet flavoured, mid-sized (2 - 4oz) red and yellow striped tomato. Well established, it has nonetheless kept its place in our greenhouses because of its excellent taste and reliable, high cropping.

It was developed in the UK by Dr Lewis Darby as a cross between Ailsa Craig and another(unknown) variety in the 1950s/60s (hence the question about open pollinated/heritage). Its sometimes known as Mr Stripey but there are other different tomatoes also known as Mr Stripey.

The indeterminate, regular-leafed plant produces fruit halfway through the season and complements the other standard varieties with its subtle colours of yellow and red.

Whilst it has an excellent flavour and one that we try to grow, we’ve found that Red Zebra probably just edges it out in terms of both productivity and flavour - difficult choice.

Tomato Tigerella
Tomato - Tigerella
Tomato Tigerella

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Standard
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: 2-4 oz
  • Fruit Colour: Red/Yellow Stripe
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Heritage/Open Pollinated
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Mid (75-85 days)
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Fruit per Truss: 6-10
  • Truss Spacing: 15-18 inches
  • Alternatives: Red Zebra
  • Our Source: T&M

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Tomato Tim’s Black Ruffles

Large purple/black beefsteak open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.

Description

Tim’s Black Ruffles is a large purple/black beefsteak tomato, a cross between Black Krim and Zapotek Pink Pleated. The large indeterminate, regular leafed plants are moderate producers of the 8-10oz fruit which are full of the sweet, well-balanced flavours you would expect of a black tomato.

Excellent for sauce and salad.

We grew this a few times but it didn’t produce very much fruit and the heavy pleated nature of the fruit made it difficult to skin. We preferred Black Brandywine.

Tim's Black Ruffles
Tim's Black Ruffles
Tim's Black Ruffles

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Beefsteak
  • Fruit Shape: Flat/Pleated
  • Fruit Size: 8-10 oz
  • Fruit Colour: Purple/Black
  • Flesh Colour: Purple/Black
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Mid (75-85 Days)
  • Taste: Sweet/Rich
  • Fruit per Truss: 4-8
  • Truss Spacing: 15-18 Inches inches
  • Alternatives: Black Brandywine
  • Our Source: Tomatofest

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