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Did you know there are 2 types of tomatoes?

Determinate

Determinate are bush varieties. They are meant to grow more compact. Once their flowers form at the tips of the vines they stop growing. This means their fruit sets all at once, fairly quickly. Your plant is then done for the season. Some determinate varieties are: Beefsteak, Rutgers, Early Girl & Roma.

Indeterminate

Indeterminate these are vining varieties. They have vines that can grow 6-20′. And they will keep growing and producing until frost. Indeterminate tomatoes should be pruned occasionally to prevent their energy going into vine growth. Pinch out suckers to prevent growth and encourage more tomatoes.. Be sure and give your tomatoes good support at the time of planting.


Feed your tomatoes at planting time, once the fruit sets and then again every 2 weeks after. Fertilizers we recommend are Espoma Tomato!, Fox Farm Grow Big or Tomato Maker.


CANNING:

Amish Paste

Group/Class:
Heirloom-Indeterminate
Description:
The perfect paste variety, with large deep red fruit, a firm texture, and a perfectly balanced flavor; ideal for sauces, paste, purees and soup; high yielding, producing ample amounts of tomatoes until late fall

Better Boy

Group/Class:
Indeterminate
Description:
Known for high yields of fruit, Better Boy produces beautiful juicy scarlet red tomatoes, weighing almost 1 pound each; known as a slicer, its perfect for sandwiches, salads, canning and sauces; leaves and roots are toxic; requires staking.

Black Krim

Group/Class:
Heirloom-Indeterminate
Description:
A beautiful heirloom variety hailing from Ukraine; medium sized, burgundy fruit are produced all season long; rich flavor with hints of tanginess, perfect for slicing, sandwiches and fresh eating; heat tolerant; staking is recommended.


SNACKING:

Sungold

Group/Class: 
Cherry/Grape-Indeterminate
Description:
This variety produces an ample amount of small snack sized golden orange fruit; firm and super-sweet flavor; great for salads, roasting and fresh eating; performs wonderfully in large containers and vegetable gardens; caging or staking is required.

Sweet 100

Group/Class: 
Cherry/Grape-Indeterminate
Description:
This variety produces an ample amount of small snack sized red fruit; firm with a well balanced flavor; perfect for containers or garden; great for salads, roasting and juice; disease resistant; caging or staking is required.

Sun Sugar

Group/Class: 
Cherry/Grape-Indeterminate
Description:
Early maturing and high yielding, Sunsugar produces clusters of golden orange cherry tomatoes; juicy, and very sweet making them perfect for snacking and salads; crack and disease resistant; staking is required; great in large containers and gardens.


SLICING

Mortgage Lifter

Group/Class: 
Heirloom-Indeterminate
Description:
A high yielding variety that produces large, red fruit; fewer seed and meaty insides lend itself to slicing, roasting, stuffing and sauces; perfect for large patio containers and gardens; staking is required.

Jet Star

Group/Class: 
Slicer-Indeterminate
Description:
A high yielding, early variety that produces large, globe shaped red fruit; low acidic with a pleasant flavor, perfect for slicing, sandwiches, salads and even canning; crack and disease resistant; staking or caging is required.

Cherokee Purple

Group/Class: 
Heirloom-Indeterminate
Description:
A perfect heirloom variety for large containers and gardens; deep red tomatoes, with overtones of dark purple, are produced all season long; rich-full flavor, great for sandwiches, slicing, salads or fresh eating; staking or caging is recommended


Some of the tomatoes we carry are:

Beefsteak
Yellow Pearl
Sweet 100
Sweet 1000000
Rutgers
Mortgage Lifter
Heirloom
Hawaiian Pineapple
Heirloom Japanese Black Trifele
Heirloom Eva Purple Ball
Brandywine
Big Boy
Sun Sugar
San Marzano
Juliet
Jet Star
Cherokee Purple
Black Cherry

 

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