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Quebec 2473

Quebec 2473 produces a good crop of large firm oval paste tomatoes which are a light red. It is the first “jointless” tomato I have grown i.e. when the fruit separates from the plant, all of the green part (stem) remains on the plant. The breeding work was done by Roger Doucet in the late 1980’s.

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

Redskin looks like a smaller version of Oxheart. The plants are small and sprawl flat on the ground and they are our earliest full sized tomato. Redskin is an older solid fleshed variety producing few seeds.

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

Rideau, which was trialed as Ottawa 28, is a selection from Meteor x Urbana made at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa and named in 1962. The determinate vine gives a heavy yield of medium-sized red fruit and ripens mid-season.

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

Rosabec is similar to Canabec Rose, but slightly later with larger fruit and was Doucet’s first pink tomato.

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

Ruby Treasure was bred by Tim Peters. It has scarlet red firm medium-sized fruits that keep well into the winter but some may also ripen on the vine.

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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
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
Siletz

A more recent release is Siletz which is nearly identical to Oregon Spring but the fruits are much larger and perhaps slightly earlier maturing.

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

We had not grown Starfire (1963) for over 20 years but it was one of Jim’s mother’s main crop tomatoes and there has been some demand for it. It was released from the Morden Research Station in 1963 and was popular on the prairies.

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

Striped Cavern produces fruits that look like small bell peppers and are red with gold stripes. Fruits are hollow inside except for a small cluster of seeds. Plants are indeterminate and late mid-season in maturity. Very productive.

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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
Summerjet

Summerjet (1970) is a selection from Vinered x Summerdawn. It is part of L.G. Denby’s breeding program begun in the early 1950’s in Summerland, BC, to increase verticillium wilt resistance in commercial tomatoes in the Okanagan.

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

Taxi is a heavy yielding early yellow tomato with round smooth, medium to full-sized fruits and excellent flavour.

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

Ultrabec has small plants producing nice round red medium-sized juicy tomatoes.

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

Victor (AAS 1941) is a mid-season tomato with compact plants and medium-sized fruits.

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

Vineland Bright comes from the Horticultural Experimental Station (HES) in Simcoe, Ontario, probably released in the 1960’s. It produces medium to large, slightly pointed red fruits with quite solid flesh.

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

Our two long keeper tomatoes have firm, medium-sized fruits that keep well into the winter and were bred by Tim Peters Seed and Research. Winter Gold is picked green and ripens yellow over the next few months. Very compact plants.

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

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. Yorkbec has New Yorker as one its parents. It produces a heavy yield of medium-sized fruits in early mid-season and is resistant to cracking.

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