Seedling & Plant Sale
Season 2022 March 25th to May 6th
Tomatoes $4.00 or 3 for $10.00
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 – Elongated and green when ripe. Darker green striping creates a distinctive appearance. Green Tiger has the greenish-yellow flesh color and bold, sweet and acidic flavor typical of green-when-ripe varieties. Great in mixes with the other Artisan tomatoes 25–30 gm. fruits.
Most Highly Requested Indeterminate – Bright red, 1 oz. cherry tomato hybrid with a great sweet flavor that can’t be beat! This tomato variety produces grape-like clusters on long, vigorous vines. The small and elongated fruit has a sweet flavor with an attractive glossy skin that is very crack resistant.
Indeterminate – These heirlooms are longtime favorites of Johnann, with 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.
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2021 MVT – Most Valuable Tomato Award! Most prolific, longest producing and delightful flavor of this tomato won the hearts of all who grew it.
Indeterminate – This heirloom barely notices the heat of the valley. 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 limited! Excellent choice for home gardens.
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 – 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.
Indeterminate – Heirloom connoisseurs regard this as one of the best-tasting tomatoes. A robust Russian featuring dark, greenish-black shoulders on dark, brownish-red, slightly flattened fruits that grow to 3 to 5″. This 8-12 oz slicer has smoky, complex flavor and dark chocolate colored flesh. Great for dry environments. Photo & seeds from Mary’s Heirloom Seeds.
World Record holding giant, bright red beefsteak tomato that can grow to be at least one pound or more (record is 7#). Fairly crack resistant fruits are smooth skinned with some ribbing at the crown with solid interiors and very few seeds. An excellent slicing tomato. The Delicious tomato gets its name for being very delicious of course! Seeds passed on by family friend.
Semi-Determinate – An heirloom, open-pollinated variety that is especially heat-tolerant. Homestead was developed by the University of Florida and released in the 1950s. It was bred to withstand extreme temperatures and continue to set fruit into the summer months. Fruits are large, meaty and average 8 ounces. Provides a concentrated fruit set for large harvests in a small production window. Plants have large, dense vines that help to protect fruits from the sun. Fruits are resistant to cracking and hold well on the vine prior to harvesting.
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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.
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Indeterminate – Large, smooth, 1-lb pink fruit has a delicious, rich, sweet taste. Plants are very productive and disease-resistant, and continue to bear until frost. These heirlooms are large, slightly flattened, pink-red tomatoes that are meaty and flavorful with few seeds.
Indeterminate – Johnann’s favorite tasting slicer, however only produces until mid 90’s hit, treat as a cool weather determinate. Heirloom 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.
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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.
2021 Star of the T & T Garden. Produced all summer – even in heat over 100° heat.
Semi-Determinte – Yields an impressive red slicing tomato with an exquisite blend of sweet, acid and earthy flavors. An excellent variety for areas with hot summer temperatures, since it sets fruit well in spite of the heat and dry conditions. Thick-walled, crack-free, red globes have an acidic flavor.
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Indeterminate – These tomatoes are wonderful for heat and drought tolerance. Be sure to get these for all your sauce making, they are meaty and juicy. Also a tasty and rounded tomato flavor for fresh eating. They are bright red 8-12 oz fruits vary in shape from oxheart to rounded plum.
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Indeterminate – Heirloom Italian tomato with large, deep-red fruits have a singularly fluted that is deeply ridged, and heavily lobed. Delicious full-flavored and meaty. Heat-loving and rich flavors will make it a wonderful favorite for pasta sauce. Seeds and photo from Baker Creek.