Seedling & Plant Sale
Toque & Trowel And Friends
Invite you to
February 6th, 2022
10am to 1pm
2350 Holly Avenue
Yuba City, CA
Join us for a fun event to share seeds for our upcoming gardens. Share and swap seeds with others so you’ll have just what you want to be growing this year. Bring envelopes to gather your favorites. Rain or shine!
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(This event will be outside with tents set if needed.)
Season 2022 will begin in late March to early April, depending on the local weather to the Yuba – Sutter Area.
Currently updating this list to include the new varieties for 2022. If you have a favorite that you don’t see listed please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slice ’em thick for a sandwich, pluck ’em fresh for a salad, roast ’em up on the grill. Just enjoy ’em!
There is nothing better than a homegrown, fresh from your own garden, tomato. Once you’ve eaten your own tomato you will forever be spoiled for grocery store picks.
There are two (generally) grow categories of tomatoes – Indeterminate and Determinate. Indeterminates will grow tall, large and until the frost kills them off. That doesn’t necessarily mean they will continue to fruit all that time but the vines will keep going. Determinates have a ‘determined’ growth. They will get to their specified height or put on the selected amount of fruit and then go dormant.
In our local growing area (Sutter, Yuba, Butte & Colusa Counties) determinates are a good choice if you don’t want to risk losing tomatoes to the heat. Grow them early and fast for a lot of tomatoes at one time. However, if you want tomatoes all season long go for an indeterminate that will continue to put on fruit all summer and into fall. They may stall in the hottest of weather (except noted heat tolerant varieties below) but will bounce back as it cools down.
On our mini-farm, we will be growing both. Determinates to give us all our hearts desire in early, tasty goodness. Indeterminates for continued pleasure all season long. Then as the heat comes down we will replant more determinates to fill our freezer.
Indeterminate – Sweet, juicy, and very flavorful. Perfect for salads. Excellent choice for home gardens. Cheerful yellow tomatoes with fuchsia-blushed blossom ends add a fancy touch to salads. Bicolor cherry’s delicately sweet flavor complements, but doesn’t overshadow the flavors of other fresh vegetables and greens in garden salads. Loose clusters of 1-1.5″ fruit are produced abundantly on sturdy plants.
Indeterminate – 2021 Star of the T & T Garden. Produced well into the fall with sweet and robust flavor. Beautiful black cherries look like large, dusky purple-brown grapes; they have that rich flavor that makes black tomatoes famous. They have a robust flavor that can only come from Heirloom tomato seeds. The Black Cherry tomatoes like to climb, so give them something to climb on. You will have more tomatoes than you know what to do with!
Indeterminate – The cheerful, marbled, red and yellow cherry-type fruits, weighing just under an ounce, add a burst of color as they gleam on vigorous plants. Excellent sweet and tangy flavor. Adds a nice pop of color to any mix, but also stands alone as a premium-quality cherry for snacking and salads.
Determinate – High yields of pink pear shaped tomatoes. They are mildly sweet and flavorful. Perfect for salads, garnishes, or culinary creations. Suitable for containers, patios, or small gardens where space is very limited! Excellent choice for home gardens. A heirloom variety from Thailand.
Determinate – 2021 Star of the T & T Garden. These little jewels fit into every crevice of the garden, even light shade and produced huge amounts for its small stature. Tiny Tim Tomato seeds produce adorably small plants that produce incredible yields for such a tiny plant. Tiny, sweet, and fun to eat! A great choice for gardeners with small growing spaces!
Indeterminate – Produces massive fruits that can easily average 1-2 lbs. The fruits are bright yellow to orange with a slightly-flattened shape that is characteristic of beefsteak, heirloom tomato varieties. The yellow to orange color makes this tomato less acidic than red varieties. It has a nice balance of sweetness with just a hint of acidity.
Indeterminate – Johnann’s favorite tasting slicer, however only produces until mid 90’s hit, treat as a cool weather determinate. Russian variety with a dedicated following among tomato connoisseurs. Named in honor of Paul Robeson (1898-1976), famous African-American actor, singer, and civil rights advocate. Dusky brick red fruits with dark green shoulders and red flesh; 6-12 ounces. Known for its distinctive flavor—smoky and earthy with a perfect acid/sweet balance.
2021 Star of the T & T Garden. Produced huge, juicy, perfect for a BLT tomatoes.
Indeterminate – Delicious as it gets in a beefsteak tomato. More flesh and less gel make this giant a perfect addition to your garden. Productive with large fruits, weighing up to two pounds, have small seed cavities, and are borne in clusters of three to five fruits. They are purplish-pink in color, mild flavored, and excellent for slicing and canning.
Indeterminate – This 100 year old heirloom tomato that was grown throughout the South, is esteemed for its ability to produce flavorful tomatoes under normally adverse conditions HIGH HEAT, humidity or DROUGHT. A rose pink, round tomato that produces 8oz slicers perfect for your sandwich. Resistant to cracking and disease.
2021 Star of the T & T Garden. Filled the freezer early with these meaty & flavorful sauce makers.
Indeterminate – Imported from Italy where tomato breeding is a passion, the tall productive vines of Pompeii load up early with heavy clusters of big elongated plum tomatoes with rich flavored meaty flesh. Plant produces heavy yields of red roma tomatoes. They are very flavorful. Perfect for making tomato sauce, puree, paste, and canning. Excellent choice for home gardens.
Determinate – Full abundant production in one beautiful batch enables you to harvest and process these delicious fruits all at once. Prized for its use in tomato paste and sauces, Roma produces a large harvest of thick-walled, meaty, bright red, egg-shaped tomatoes about 3 inches long and with few seeds. This tomato is not juicy. This is not a slicing tomato. Instead, the flesh is thick and drier so that it will cook down into a thick sauce. Cooking intensifies flavor, too. If you can tomatoes, make your own spaghetti sauce, or like to chop a tomato into an omelet, this is a great choice. It’s not too juicy in the pan compared to slicing tomatoes.
Determinate – Italian heirloom, famous for its use in Neapolitan pizza and other Italian dishes. Long Roma-type tomatoes, 3-4 oz fruits with pointed ends. Thick, dry, low acid flesh contains few seeds. Very productive 6 ft. tall plants have good disease resistance. Excellent canning variety.