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Adda

Adda has large smooth beefsteak fruits, late mid-season in maturity. It appears to come from Dr. Graham’s tomato breeding program at the University of Guelph but we would like to know more about it. It has some resistance to late blight as the green fruits picked mid-September actually ripened rather than succumbed to late blight.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Alacrity

About 1900 W. J. Macoun at the Dominion Experimental Farm in Ottawa started making selections from Sparks’ Earliana, mainly for early maturity and heavy yield. This selection was carried on for about 10 years and resulted in Alacrity, the first tomato cultivar named in Canada. It produces medium to large red fruits and is mid-season in maturity.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Atom

Atom has small plants and is an early, productive, small fruited, bland tasting, light red tomato from the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Bellestar

Bellestar (1981) is an early paste tomato and has good flavour eaten fresh as well. The fruits are oval, almost “square”.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Blanche du Quebec

Blanche du Quebec has compact upright plants with rugose leaves. The round to slightly flattened fruits ripen mid-season to a very pale yellow.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Brookpact

Brookpact (1970’s) has medium sized fruits with very compact plants.

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Price(s): $3.00, $5.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds, about 100 seeds
Cabot

Cabot (1975) is a selection from a Scotia cross. Determinate plants are productive and early under cool growing conditions.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Canabec Rose

In the 1960’s and ’70’s Roger Doucet led a tomato breeding program in Quebec which tried to breed varieties that tolerated cool nights in spring. Canabec Rose has pink (or at least light red) medium-sized fruits. The plants are large and maturity is mid season.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Canabec Rouge

Canabec Rouge has medium-size red fruits, round to oval in shape, smooth, beautiful and of nice quality, show no cracking and grow on determinate plants. Another of Doucet’s work.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Canabec Super

In the 1960’s and ’70’s Roger Doucet led a tomato breeding program in Quebec which tried to breed varieties that tolerated cool nights in spring. Canabec Super (1975) produces smooth round fruits of an intense red colour on medium-size determinate plants.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Canada Northstar

Canada Northstar is in the Canadian gene bank collection but we have no idea what its origins are. It produces round to slightly oval, red fruits, 1” – 1 1/2” in diameter. The fruit has two locules (seed cavities), thick walls, and good flavour.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Charlie’s Red Staker

Red Staker (Charlie’s Red Staker) (1972) was the last tomato worked on by the late Dr. C. Walkof of the Morden, MB, Research Station.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Earlibright

Earlibright (1980) and Earlirouge (1977), also from Smithfield, have compact plants and give a good yield of round, red, medium-sized fruits, ripening quite early. Earlibright is the earlier of the two but Earlirouge has the larger fruits.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Earlirouge

Earlirouge (1977) and Earlirouge (1980), also from Smithfield, have compact plants and give a good yield of round, red medium-sized fruits, ripening quite early. Earlibright is the earlier of the two but Earlirouge has the larger fruits.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Early Alberta

Early Alberta has its origins in Fruno’s Early Alberta which came from a cross Golden Bison X Bounty, made by Mr. Fruno in Edmonton in 1941. Dr. R.J. Hilton of the Department of Horticulture at the University of Alberta did a number of years of selection and released the result in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s. It has fairly small sprawling plants, is quite early and produces medium to large smooth red fruits.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Early High Crimson

Early High Crimson produces fairly early, full-sized somewhat flattened red fruits, and is probably a selection of High Crimson.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Early Lethbridge

Early Lethbridge VR was released from the Agriculture Canada Experimental Farm in Lethbridge in 1953, with the verticillium resistance (VR) added shortly after by the work of Denby & Woolliams in Summerland, BC. This is a fairly early cultivar with medium-sized fruits, round to slightly pointed.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Early Rutgers

Early Rutgers is an early selection of Rutgers (New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Station, 1934). It produces medium to large, intense red fruits on semi-determinate plants. At one time most of the processing tomatoes in the USA were Rutgers. The strain we are offering was selected by Ernie Kerr at the Horticultural Experimental Station in Simcoe, Ontario.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Forme de Coeur

Forme de Coeur came to us from a Quebec collector. It produces a good yield of somewhat late large smooth heart-shaped fruits on fairly small determinate plants. They are a good cooking/processing solid fleshed tomato and are quite good keepers.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Globonnie

Globonnie was bred in Ottawa, a selection from Livingstone Globe x Bonny Best, named in 1935. The plants are indeterminate and vigorous. The fruits are medium-sized, round, red, and mid-season in maturity.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Harrow

Harrow (1951) was bred by Agriculture Canada at Harrow, ON. The large determinate plants give a good yield of medium-sized fruits that are resistant to cracking.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Herald

Herald (1926), also from Ottawa, is a selection from Alacrity x Hipper. The somewhat flattened red fruits are 2” – 3” in diameter and mature a week or so earlier than Alacrity.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Itabec

In the 1960’s and ’70’s Roger Doucet led a tomato breeding program in Quebec which tried to breed varieties that tolerated cool nights in spring. Itabec has Precocibec as one its parents. It produces a heavy yield of medium-large fruits and is fairly early.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Kanatto

Kanatto is a selection from a wild Filipino tomato tomato with intense crimson colour which was made by Professor T. Graham of OAC, Guelph, ON. It is a late, large, indeterminate cultivar. It produced a heavy crop of large, well-shaped fruits. Using the high crimson gene from Kanatto, Professor Graham developed High Crimson (1963).

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Keystone

Keystone (1978) comes from George Luther’s tomato breeding program at the University of Manitoba. It produces a good yield of red fruits and is quite early.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
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