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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
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
Clare’s Tomato

Clare’s Tomato came to us without a specific name from Jim’s Aunt Clare. It seems to be similar to something out there called “Mystery Keeper.” An excellent storage tomato, but very different in color. Plants have dense foliage hiding the incredible fruit production of this variety. When finally ripe and cut open, insides are quite red in color, compared to the outside which is often a lighter pink/yellow/cream colour. Keeps for months after harvest, some reporting having kept a few fruits until Easter!

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

Dwarf Champion, along with German Dwarf, 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. Dwarf Champion has pinkish red fruits. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Whippersnapper

Whippersnapper is ready before any others. This cherry tomato produces pinkish red oval fruits with a good sweet flavour. The plants sprawl flat on the ground and are literally covered with tomatoes.

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

Zapotec Pink Ribbed is a traditional Mexican variety from Oaxaca. Beautifully ribbed/fluted fruits, most fruits somewhat hollow around the edges which makes them nice for stuffing and baking. Some can make beautiful slices for on a sandwich as well. Good yield.

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