Here's What's New for 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

   New for 2018!

Aftershock ($6.50) 78 days.

 

Aftershock is a new dwarf variety introduced this year. Look at this beauty! Fabulous flavor, succulent, rich and perfectly balanced.

 

Big striking, striped tomatoes on a shrubby 3 to 4 ft. plant. A stunning red bulls-eye in the center of ripe fruits  -- the flavor is a mind blower. Beyond delicious! 

 

Sweet with perfect tang found in some of the green when ripe tomatoes like Green Giant.  Loves the heat. Great for containers or in the ground.

 

 

Black Beauty Tomato  New for 2018!

Black Beauty ($6.95) 85 days.

The World’s Darkest Tomato!

A dark, meaty, very rich-fleshed tomato with extreme anthocyanin content, the same antioxidant in blueberries and blackberries. Beautiful to look at and flavor is deep, rich and complex. Combined in a tomato salad with red, orange and yellow tomatoes - a real mind-blower!

So dark that some tomatoes turn solid blue-black on the skin. Deep red flesh is among the best tasting of all tomatoes. Rich, smooth and savory with earthy tones.

Be sure and wait for true ripeness! Black beauty takes a while to ripen but is definitely worth the wait.

Keeps well on the vine and stores very well, and the flavor improves with room-temperature storage. Baker Creek's Dave Kaiser tasted it at the 2015 National Heirloom Exposition and proclaimed it as the BEST tomato he had ever eaten!

Photograph from Baker Creek Rare Seeds.

 

 

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Brandywine, True Black ($6.50)

 

Look at this gorgeous tomato!  Its deep, earthy sweet flavors will blow your mind. This one is a challenge to share--you'll want to hide them for yourself before they disappear into the hands family and friends!

 

True Black Brandywine is a workhorse of a tomato plant -- grows loads of big beautiful tomatoes in clusters of 3 or 4.

 

Incredible tasty and productive --producing dozens of ripe fruits every few days. Loves the heat, stands up to diseases and is a treasure for your tomato garden.

 

A cross between Brandywine and an old time brown variety called Fejee Improved, the seeds were given to the folks at Baker Creek Rare Seeds by William Woys Weaver from his grandfather's seed collection from the 1920's.

Photograph from Baker Creek Rare Seeds.

 

 

 

 

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Braveheart (H) ($6.50) 65 days.

 

Here is a marvelous cherry tomato for your garden. Braveheart is a strong, sturdy plant that gives you copious harvests of delightfully sweet and tangy deep-red cherry tomatoes on a more compact plant. The fruits have thin skin but are crack-resistant. They ripen early and produce scads of yummy tomatoes all season The medium-size plants are easy to manage.

 

High production, smaller plants and deep sweet flavor are the endearing qualities of this showcase variety for your garden.

 

 

 

  New for 2018!

 

Lavender Lake ($6.50) 88 days.

 

These gorgeous deep purple-black beefsteak size tomatoes are sweet and luscious with tangy gel and sweet meat making it the perfect tomato for sandwiches and fresh eating.  Lavender Lake does beautifully in large containers as well as in the ground.

 

One of the most beautiful tomatoes in the world, it backs that up with its astounding flavors and fragrance. This beauty belongs in your garden.

 

 

 

 

  Organic Lucky Cross Bicolor Beefsteak Tomato Seeds - 20 Count - Click Image to Close   New for 2018!

Lucky Cross ($6.50) 85 days.

 

This golden-red bi-color tomato has Brandywine in its parent line so the depth of flavor is stunning, rich and sweet with a perfect balance of tang in the background.

 

Another astonishing variety from Craig Lehoullier, Lucky Cross is one of the best tasting bi-colors you'll ever find.

 

Disease resistant, delicious--a fabulous tomato.

 

 

 

PINK BUMBLE BEE  New for 2018!

 

Pink Bumble Bee ($6.50) 68 days.  F/C (VSM)    

 

These gorgeous 1˝" perfectly round cherry tomatoes are deep pink and with sunshine yellow streaking -- perfect for fresh tomato salads!

Sweet flavor and distinctive looks make them a great choice for home gardeners and for market growers to use in colorful pints of mixed cherry tomatoes. Crack-resistant fruit develops on strong plants.  Add this to your Bumble Bee collection along with Purple Bumble Bee and Sunrise Bumble Bee! The Triad of Bumble Bee-ness!

 

    

  New for 2018!

A Laurel's TOP PICK for 2018!

 

Queen of the Sea ($6.50) 80 days.

 

This huge, luscious ruby-red jewel comes to us from the fertile fields bordering the banks of the Adriatic Sea at the northernmost fork of the Mediterranean Sea.

These big, hearty tomatoes are heavy-in-the-hand and grow in clusters of 3 or 4, each weighing 10 oz. to 2 lbs. and have the depth of flavor and fragrance we long for in our tomato gardens. Sweet, rich and meaty with silky texture and incredible flavors and huge production, I am tasting one as I write this--right now--true story. Sweet! Wow. This tomato is fabulous!

I’ve called it Queen of the Sea to honor the generations of gardeners and farmers in the countries surrounding the Adriatic Sea who have grown, and are still growing, this outstanding tomato.

Seeds of this high-producing beauty are from Meri Jelenic Bijelic of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The tomatoes in the photograph were grown by my friend who helps me grow out new varieties, 'Tomato Foster Mom' Barbara Kraus, from the same town.

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

           New for 2018!

      Sweet Leilani ($6.50) 65 days.

This little sweetie is a fabulous cousin of Purple Haze, yet this one grows tomatoes that are twice the size. Not a cherry, tomatoes this size, 2", are called saladette. Sweet Leilani is a very heavy producer with clusters of 6 to 10 incredible delicious purple tomatoes.

 

It surprised me in my garden as a cross of Foxy Lady and I'm not sure what! Maybe Amy's Sugar Gem? Showing up in shades of deep mahogany, purple and brick red, Sweet Leilani lives up to its name. Sweet!  Growing to 2" on a hearty plant, it produces loads of yummy tomatoes with that tropical, smoky sweet flavor we love in the purple and black varieties.

      I am happy to name it for my granddaughter Leilani who is beautiful, dusky, sweet (usually) and a sassy little thing.    

 

 

 

 

           New for 2018!

       Tomatoberry ($6.25) 55 days (H)    

These perfectly charming deep-red strawberry or heart shaped fruits average 1" x 1" with very sweet flavors, very tender flesh and more juice than most cherry tomatoes. The flavor is divine and the appearance is stunning.

 

Ripening in only 50 to 60 days, Tomatoberry is an outstanding addition to your garden. A heavy producer, hearty vines, a real show-stopper with the flavor to match!

 

        

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