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Specializing in rare and endangered heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seed.

Heirloom/Heritage Tomato Seed

(Lycopersicon esculentum)

All of our seed is open pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO, untreated, natural heirloom seed.

Indeterminate=staking  Determinate=bush

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Re Umberto (1878)

This historic tomato was named in honor of Umberto 1, King of Italy in 1878. By 1884 the W. Atlee Burpee and Company introduced it to Americans. In Italy, the entire plants were harvested in the autumn and the immature fruit would continue ripening indoors for long periods of time. The tomatoes were also used for cooking and sauces. The plants are very productive and produce many 1-2 oz small red fruit which are fig to pear shape. Indeterminate. (75 days from transplant) EXTREMELY RARE.

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Red Belly

A good gold and red bicolor tomato that grows to about 1 lb. Good taste. Nice sliced in salads. Quite red on the blossom end. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (90 days from transplant)

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Red Fig (1700s)

A historic variety that was grown since the 1700’s as an ornamental and for preserves. In the 1840’s "tomato figs" became popular because it was an inexpensive way to create a substitute for figs. The Red Fig Tomato is 1-1 ½" in length and pear shaped, resembling miniature bowling pins. They are an excellent addition to salads or eating out of hand, not to mention essential for making old fashioned "tomato figs". Very productive. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (70 days from transplant)

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Redhead (pre-1922)

An old heirloom tomato introduced prior to 1922 that produces beautiful medium sized red fruit. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (80 days from transplant)

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Red Penna

An excellent heirloom tomato growing 1-2 lbs with bright red flesh. Delicious old fashioned flavor with meaty flesh perfect for tomato sandwiches. Productive variety. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (85 days from transplant)

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Reisetomate

A German heirloom that is without a doubt the strangest and most interesting tomato available. The medium to large red fruit look like a bunch of cherry tomatoes fused together! To eat the fruit you just tear off a piece at a time which also makes this fun to eat. The fruit also have good flavor and are one of the best tomatoes for snacking. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (70 days from transplant) EXTREMELY RARE.

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Richardson

A wonderful heirloom that was grown by the Richardson family of Tennessee for many years. The large pink beefsteak type fruit can grow to 1.5 lb. or larger under ideal conditions and the flavor is outstanding. An excellent tomato with that "old fashioned flavor" for slicing or tomato sandwiches. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (85 days from transplant)

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Rideau Sweet Cherry

A very sweet open pollinated cherry tomato that was selected from Sweet One Hundred by Ken Allan. One of the best tasting red cherry tomatoes and extremely productive. Very small seed compared to other tomatoes; if you are planning to save seed from this variety make sure that the very small seeds don’t wash through the strainer as you are straining them. ( I learned this the hard way! ) Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (70 days from transplant)

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Riesenstraube

This heirloom from Germany was introduced in the United States in 1993. The seed was obtained from the seed bank at Gatersleben and then brought back to the States. Today, it is one of the most popular heirloom cherry varieties grown, a real success story. Historically, this tomato was used in wine making, which made a wine similar to dry sherry. Today, it is most often used as a salad tomato. The vines are covered with clusters of 1" oval red fruit hanging like grapes in clusters. The small oval fruit have a distinctive pointed tip on the blossom. The name Reisenstraube, is German for "giant bunch of grapes." The vines are also some of the tallest that I have grown, growing over 8 ft tall by August. I actually had trouble harvesting the top bunches because of the height. Extremely productive and highly recommended. Vigorous indeterminate, regular leaf foliage.

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Romana’s Ukrainian

This Ukrainian heirloom comes from the small village of Hyrnik, Ukraine. One of my customers neighbors was visiting relatives in the village of Hyrnik and brought this heirloom back to Canada in the year 2000. The Ukrainian lady’s name was Romana so the tomato is named after her. The large elongated pear and heart shape tomatoes are dark red and make delicious tomato sauce. A true gem! Compact indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (65 days from transplant)

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Rosabec (1975)

Developed by Roger Doucet at the Station Provinciale de Recherches Agricole in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. Rosabec was developed from a cross of Canabec and a pink breeding line selected from a cross between PI263726 and an unknown Japanese Hybrid. Rosabec was the first determinate Quebec variety with pink fruit. The pink blemish free fruit are medium size and mild tasting. Determinate, regular leaf foliage. (70 days from transplant)

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Rose de Berne

A nice medium size globe shaped pink heirloom with great taste. This is one of the varieties that got me interested in heirlooms many years ago. The blemish free fruit are simply beautiful. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (75 days from transplant)

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Russian 117

A Russian heirloom with outstanding flavor and huge red flat bottomed heart shape fruit. The large fruit are very dense and meaty and can be used for sauces or eating fresh. An excellent all purpose tomato. Indeterminate, regular leaf. (85 days from transplant)

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Russian Big Roma

An heirloom paste tomato that produces large red roma type tomatoes that are great for sauce. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (85 days from transplant)

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Russians (cjs)

CJ Piatkowski shared seed of this variety with me. Her husbands Polish aunt obtained seed from a Russian lady years ago and they have been growing the variety ever since. They have always just called them ‘Russians’. The large pinkish red fruit are heart shaped and can reach 1 lb or more in weight. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (80 days to maturity)

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Russian Prince George

I obtained this Russian tomato from Lori Schroeder of Prince George, BC. This tomato was originally brought over from Russia by Lori’s family many years ago. Lori was sorting the personal items from Agnes Huebner’s (Penner) estate and came upon very old papers and letters. There was a folded paper packet that had "Seeds from Russia" written on it. Lori planted the seeds and they germinated! She was then nice enough to share some with me. In Prince George, BC these tomatoes are grown in the greenhouse because of there short season. The vines of this variety are vigorous and produce beautiful large pink tomatoes with great taste. The largest was 2 lb but they average 1 lb and up. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (85 days)

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Russian Saskatchewan

This old heirloom tomato has been grown by Darlene MacMillan’s family for many years in Colfax, Saskatchewan and originally came from Russia. The very compact dwarf plants are ideal for growing in containers and produce nice tasting medium size red tomatoes that are perfect for salads. A nice early season tomato. Determinate. (60 days from transplant)

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