Tag: 2011 Heirlooms

Sisters

Large potato leaf plant produces a whopping crop of BIG, 4-inch, beautiful pink, beefsteak tomatoes. I’ve had great success with these in the market for

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Beefsteak

AKA Red Ponderosa or Crimson Cushion) Considered the original heirloom “Beefsteak” tomato. An old-time favorite that has been popular for many years due to it’s

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Rose

A large leafy heirloom that produces deep, rose-pink, 3-inch, meaty globes with a taste that rivals those varieties heralded most for their luscious taste. Seed

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Andrew Rahart

This New York heirloom beefsteak (passed down from Andrew through his son John) has 12 to 16-ounce fruit with intensely red skin and dense flesh.

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Richardson

a.k.a. The Richardson Tomato. Grown by the Richardson family in Tennessee for many years. Produce big, leafy, indeterminate, regular-leaf, tomato plants that yield GIGANTIC, 5-inch,

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Prudent’s Purple

Many folks find this tomato variety comparable in every way to the favorite Brandywine. It has even ranked higher at times in my taste trials.

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Pink Ponderosa

a.k.a. Henderson’s Ponderosa. Heirloom introduced in 1891 by Peter Henderson. From (Grandma Anne) Ponderosa from Luxembourg around 1870 and (grandfather) Wallace Hoss- Tentinger, LeMars, Iowa.

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Mexico

Produces very large, indeterminate, regular-leaf, prolific tomato plants that yield huge sets of 1-2 pound, slightly flattened, irregular-shaped, dark-pink beefsteak tomatoes with terrific bold, tomato

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Lilac Giant

A wonderful BIG Tomato!  Yield moderate to heavy crops of Huge, 1-2 pound, slightly-flattened, pink beefsteak tomatoes with a pretty pink interior and sweet, full,

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Ispolin

One of the biggest Russian heirloom tomatoes. A giant tomato from Siberia. Name means ‘giant’ in Russian. Produce indeterminate, regular-leaf, 8′ vines that yield lots

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