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Early Maturing


Alma

Alma gives very early production on determinate plants bearing medium deep yellow mild tasting fruits.

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

Alpha is similar to Polar Baby but the plants are larger and much heavier producers.

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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
Black Sea Man

Black Sea Man is an excellent early Russian heirloom with, contrary to the other black varieties we offer, small determinate plants and potato leaf foliage. Plants produce a good yield of large delicious brick red/black tomatoes with dark olive green shoulders when mature. Outstanding tomato for sandwiches due to it’s exceedingly pleasant flavour.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 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
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 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
Fir Tree

Fir Tree has beautiful carrot like leaves and compact plants that produce a good yield of medium-sized, fairly early red/orange fruits.

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

Firesteel is an early large smooth globular shaped tomato producing a heavy yield on vigorous determinate plants.

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

Glacier is an early cold tolerant variety originating in Sweden.

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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
Kimberley

Kimberley is an early, fairly tall, sprawling determinate tomato with potato leaves. Fruits are about 1” and yield is moderate. It is a selection made in the early 1950’s by John de Roque of Kimberley, BC from an accidental Siberia x Tiny Tim.

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

A very early large cherry producing a good continuous yield on very small plants with sparse foliage.

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

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. Maskabec, from Precocibec X Canabec, is quite early with good cold setting ability. The medium-sized fruits are very red and show little tendency to crack.

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

Ostravske has compact plants which produce a fairly early heavy yield of medium sized firm round red tomatoes that are easy picking. Probably from the Czech city of Ostrava.

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

Polar Baby is apparently from Alaska. It is similar in maturity to the Sub-Arctics but has surprisingly large fruit for an early tomato.

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

Rocket (Agriculture Canada Experimental Farm, Lacombe, Alberta, 1967) was released in our centennial year and was initially called Centennial Rocket. It is a fairly small-fruited early cultivar.

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

Russian is a tomato that is almost as early as the Sub-Arctics but has considerably larger fruit.

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

Russian Saskatchewan was brought to this province by early Russian immigrants. Produces 1-1 1/2” round, slightly flattened red fruits on very small plants and is very early. Thanks to Tanya (www.heritageharvestseed.com) for collecting this tomato.

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

Scotia was bred at Kentville, NS, and named in 1956. It is a determinate variety producing medium-sized fruit. Very early and adapted to short season cool areas.

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

There has been a fair amount of interest shown in the Siberian tomato. The round, bright red tomatoes are small to medium-sized and are produced on sturdy, upright, bright green plants. This variety is very tolerant of cool growing conditions.

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Price(s): $3.00, $5.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds, about 100 seeds
Sub-Arctic Cherry

Sub-Arctic Cherry (1976) is a small plant with early red cherry fruits. The Sub-Arctic series of tomatoes was developed in Alberta for short season gardening. Most are considerably larger than cherry tomatoes and take about the same number of days to mature.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Sub-Arctic Maxi

Sub-Arctic Maxi (1976) is a few days later than Plenty, with fruits 3 to 4 times as big. The Sub-Arctic series of tomatoes was developed in Alberta for short season gardening. Most are considerably larger than cherry tomatoes and take about the same number of days to mature.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Sub-Arctic Plenty

Sub-Arctic Plenty (early 1970‘s) is a few days earlier than Tiny Tim. The Sub-Arctic series of tomatoes was developed in Alberta for short season gardening. Most are considerably larger than cherry tomatoes and take about the same number of days to mature.

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

Summerdawn has slightly sprawling determinate plants producing early large red tomatoes. Specifically bred for Okanagan growing conditions as a fresh market variety.

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