When you're the oldest seed company in the country, you definitely know what works. Our seed selection represents the best of the best, the tried and true, the proven performers. These are the seeds that have stood the test of time through centuries of weather and for generations of gardeners. Grow ahead and enjoy success!

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2019 TOMATO PICKS

  1. Principe Borghese Tomato - Packet

    An Italian classic for over a hundred years, the Principe Borghese produces a mighty crop for thick, fragrant sauce. Do like the Italians do, harvest the plant and hang them upside d...

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    Principe Borghese Tomato - Packet Solanum lycopersicum
    $2.50
    Per Packet
    An Italian classic for over a hundred years, the Principe Borghese produces a mighty crop for thick, fragrant sauce. Do like the Italians do, harvest the plant and hang them upside down on the side of your garden shed to dry naturally from the heat of the sun. Or slice and slow dry in a low oven, layer with basil and olive oil for a year round treat. Compact determinant plants are stocky and sturdy, bearing clusters of egg-sized tomatoes with thick walls and minimal seeds.
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  2. Abraham Lincoln Tomato - Packet

    If you enjoy a large, beefsteak type fruit that ripens all the way through with no green shoulders, give Abraham Lincoln a try. Slice and serve with a colorful collection of yellow a...

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    Abraham Lincoln Tomato - Packet Solanum lycopersicum
    $2.50
    Per Packet
    If you enjoy a large, beefsteak type fruit that ripens all the way through with no green shoulders, give Abraham Lincoln a try. Slice and serve with a colorful collection of yellow and purple tomatoes, sprinkle with thin slivers of sweet basil and serve for a memorable salad. Originating in the early 1900’s, this bold tasting heirloom has been re-selected to be mostly disease resistant. Late to harvest, these vigorous plants require staking.
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  3. Brandywine Pink Tomato - Packet

    Dating back to 1895, Brandywine is hands-down one of the most popular heirloom tomatoes. Brandywine will easily win a prize at your local state fair for beauty and substantial form, ...

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    Brandywine Pink Tomato - Packet Solanum lycopersicum
    $2.50
    Per Packet
    Dating back to 1895, Brandywine is hands-down one of the most popular heirloom tomatoes. Brandywine will easily win a prize at your local state fair for beauty and substantial form, yet flavor is the real stand out. The plants are vigorous, growing up to nine feet tall, two pounders have been reported, yet the average size fruit is slightly larger than one pound per tomato. Unusual potato shaped leaves distinguish this plant from another, various strains exist, yet we offer the best tasting variety, sure to become your favorite heirloom in the garden.
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  4. Red Fig Tomato - Packet

    If you have ever considered making tomato jam, a thick conserve to lather on soft cheese or grilled vegetables, give Red Fig Tomato a try. An heirloom dating back to the early 1800...

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    Red Fig Tomato - Packet Solanum lycopersicum
    $2.50
    Per Packet
    If you have ever considered making tomato jam, a thick conserve to lather on soft cheese or grilled vegetables, give Red Fig Tomato a try. An heirloom dating back to the early 1800’s, the unusual fig shaped form hints at its namesake, yet this bite-sized fruit was once solely grown for preserving. Bears profuse fruit slightly larger than a cherry or pear tomato, heavy bearing in clusters making them easy to harvest.
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  5. Livingston's Paragon Tomato - Packet

    We have A.W. Livingston to thank for this sweet, juicy, uniform size tomato with flavor that we have come to expect from this iconic fruit. Livingston’s Paragon was released in 187...

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    Livingston's Paragon Tomato - Packet Solanum lycopersicum
    $2.50
    Per Packet
    We have A.W. Livingston to thank for this sweet, juicy, uniform size tomato with flavor that we have come to expect from this iconic fruit. Livingston’s Paragon was released in 1870, one of thirty-five varieties that his company introduced between 1870 and 1941. Paragon tastes the way all tomatoes should: sweet, yet not too sweet. Mid-season and mid-sized fruit will brighten your tomato patch with a bit of history.
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  6. Oxheart Red Tomato - Packet

    If you find yourself talking about your favorite heirloom tomatoes the way oenophiles talk about fine wine, Oxheart should be added to your collection. Shaped like its namesake, sli...

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    Oxheart Red Tomato - Packet Solanum lycopersicum
    $2.50
    Per Packet
    If you find yourself talking about your favorite heirloom tomatoes the way oenophiles talk about fine wine, Oxheart should be added to your collection. Shaped like its namesake, slice to accentuate the heart shape for a distinctive statement on the plate. This popular heirloom tomato become an instant hit when introduced in the mid-1900’s, bred to include pink and orange varieties, yet none taste as good as the original red.
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