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Large Fruited


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
Black Russian

The best variety of our “black” tomatoes is Black Russian, which gives a heavy yield of large flattened well-shaped fruits. Unfortunately it is somewhat late but the flavour is wonderful.

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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
Brandywine

Brandywine (1885) is an indeterminate heirloom variety, which has a widespread reputation of being the best tasting tomato grown.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Break O’ Day

Break O’ Day is a heavy yielder of scarlet red, globe-shaped fruits with a tangy old-fashioned tomato flavour. It was introduced in the USA in 1931, a cross between Marglobe and Marvana.

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

Camdown has semi-determinate plants producing medium round red tomatoes.

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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
Djena Lee’s Golden Girl

Djena Lee’s Golden Girl (1920s) is a large intensely dark golden fruit with a semi-thick skin. Excellent flavour balancing acid to sugar making it sweet yet tangy. We loved the juice from this one!

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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
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
Gold Rush

Gold Rush is a large yellow traditional shaped paste tomato. Plants have sparse foliage making fruits easy to see. Fruits detach readily when ripe.

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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
Manitoba

Manitoba (1956), along with Prairie Pride, is one of the latest and largest fruited of the prairie bred tomatoes.

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

Melfort (1973) has large determinate plants which give a heavy yield of flattened, beefsteak-type fruits. Ripening is early mid-season and mature colour is orange-red.

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Price(s): $3.00, $5.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds, about 100 seeds
Merveille des Marches

Merveille des Marches is an indeterminate variety with large firm fruits with good colour. A commercial variety from France from the 1880’s or earlier.

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

Mortgage Lifter produces large, pinkish beefsteak tomatoes with good flavour on indeterminate plants but not as good a yield for us as the Yellow Mortgage Lifter.

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

Oxheart (1925) produces a heavy yield of very big tomatoes. The plants are very vigorous growers, and can be staked and pruned. A solid fleshed variety producing few seeds.

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

Polish is a prolific huge sausage shaped paste tomato mostly flesh and very few seeds. Plants are vigorous indeterminate vines producing fruits somewhat later but pick abundant production green and allow to ripen indoors.

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

Prairie Pride (1978), along with Manitoba, is one of the latest and largest fruited of the prairie bred tomatoes.

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Price(s): $3.00, $5.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds, about 100 seeds
Savignac/Dufresne

Savignac, which is also known as Dufresne, was given by Raymond Dufresne of Joliette to Frère Armand Savignac CSV (Clerics of St. Viator) in the 1930‘s. The indeterminate plants are mid-season in maturity, and give a good yield of 3″ fruits.

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

Sicilian Saucer, a heritage cultivar from southern Italy, was quick to ripen in the plastic tunnel, had very tall plants, and incredibly large fruits, most ranging from 500 grams to just over 1 kilogram.

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

Striped Chocolate is a large fruited variety with vigorous and productive vines. Hard to tell when ripe as fruits remain largely green. However, we had some volunteer plants in the tunnel this year and I picked the fruits when they were still green and they kept really well, slowly ripening indoors, and were much tastier. If you wait until they ripen on the plant, they are overripe and not good tasting. A better experience with this tomato this year!

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

Striped German is a large indeterminate red, orange and yellow tomato. Deliciously sweet and very fleshy beefsteak type. Beautiful sunburst display of colour on bottom  of fruits. Very decorative slices as the marbling of colours inside is gorgeous. Generally a more solid fleshed variety producing few seeds.

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

Sugawara was bred by James Sugawara, a Japanese immigrant who operated a market garden in Vernon from the late 1920’s until about 1950. He bred his tomato in the late 1930’s. It was one of the local cultivars into which was bred verticillium resistance by Denby & Wooliams (Summerland, BC) in the early 1950’s.

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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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