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Medium Fruited


German Dwarf

German Dwarf, along with Dwarf Champion, has compact plants which could be grown in 12”-15” pots. The plants are very vigorous with sturdy upright stems and dark green leaves. Plants are 1’-2’ tall and remain upright without staking until they are heavy with fruit when they lean somewhat. The leaf cover is so dense that most of the fruits are not visible, even when they are ripe. The red fruits are 1 1/2” – 2” and round to slightly flattened, maturity is mid-season and yield is good. There is mention of “stakeless” or “tree” tomato varieties in the mid- to late 1800’s in both France and the USA.

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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
Glory of Moldova

Glory of Moldova has wonderfully dark carrot orange coloured medium sized round fruits producing nice clusters on semi-determinate plants. Fruits taste sweet and store well as the flesh is somewhat firm.

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

Grightmire’s Pride is mid-size between Oxheart and Redskin, and considerably earlier than Oxheart but seems to be lower yielding.

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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
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
Large Red

Large Red was one of the first commercial tomato cultivars offered in the USA. The Shakers were selling it through their catalogue around 1830 and by the 1860’s it was the most commonly grown tomato in the country. The round, red, medium to large fruits are borne on compact, fairly upright plants, and mature late mid-season.

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

Legend (2000) is the most recent release from Dr. Baggett. It is quite early, large-fruited, with many early fruits seedless, and has some resistance to late blight.

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

Mac Pink (1973) was bred by Chong, Bible, and Gyapay at Macdonald College of McGill University. Pink tomatoes are popular in Quebec but the varieties available at that time were all rather late. Mac Pink is an early determinate variety with quite large open plants. The medium-sized pink/red fruits are round and smooth and the yield is good.

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

Marmande is a European solid-fleshed tomato, good for eating fresh or for making sauce or paste. The fruits are flat and the yield is good.

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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
Moira

Moira (1972) came from the Smithfield (ON) Experimental Farm where Jack Metcalf was in charge of tomato breeding. The very compact plants give a good yield of round red fruits.

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

Moneymaker is an older greenhouse tomato with medium-sized round to slightly flattened fruits that are red, smooth, and uniform.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Montreal 61

Montreal 61 produces small to medium, round, red, very uniform fruits on a fairly compact plant. Maturity is fairly early. The seed came to us from the USDA who got it from a Mr. Bramhill of Simcoe, ON, in 1956.

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

Morden Yellow (1950) produces a good yield of round to slightly flattened, medium-sized yellow fruits that are somewhat late maturing.

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

James Baggett has done wonderful breeding work at Oregon State University, especially in tomatoes and peas. We have been growing his Oregon Spring for a number of years and are very happy with it. It is nearly full sized and very early, and the first fruits are seedless.

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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
Pembina

Pembina (1973) was bred at Portage La Prairie, MB. Also a good yielder and fairly early but the fruits are smaller than Keystone.

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

In 2006 Jim found one cluster of fruits on one plant of Herald that had lighter coloured fruits. He saved this seed separately and planted a patch in 2007 so now we are offering Pink Herald, the same as the original but with pink fruit and therefore a clear skin.

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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
Precocibec

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. Precocibec (1974) is quite early and produces a good yield of medium sized fruits.

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

Purple Calabash is a very old variety with flat ruffled fruits, rosy purple in colour. The indeterminate plants are very heavy producers, mid-season in maturity. The fruit is identical to pictures in 16th century herbals.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Quebec #13

Quebec #13 is one of a series of numbered cultivars released by J. O. Vandal in the 1950‘s and 60‘s. It produces medium-large round red fruits on tall plants and is a bit late maturing.

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