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Acquinas

Acquinas is a large elongated tomato that was grown by Sister Acquinas OSU at the Bruno Convent.

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

About 1900 W. J. Macoun at the Dominion Experimental Farm in Ottawa started making selections from Sparks’ Earliana, mainly for early maturity and heavy yield. This selection was carried on for about 10 years and resulted in Alacrity, the first tomato cultivar named in Canada. It produces medium to large red fruits and is mid-season in maturity.

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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
Bellestar

Bellestar (1981) is an early paste tomato and has good flavour eaten fresh as well. The fruits are oval, almost “square”.

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

Bonny Best is an indeterminate variety with medium-sized round red good-flavoured fruit. Known as a good canning variety.

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

Bounty (North Dakota Agricultural Experimental Station, Fargo, 1941) is a main crop tomato producing medium to large red fruits on determinate plants.

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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
Brookpact

Brookpact (1970’s) has medium sized fruits with very compact plants.

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

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

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

Camp Joy is an indeterminate beautiful light green coloured plant producing loads of cherry tomatoes and bred by Alan Chadwick.

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

Canabec Rouge has medium-size red fruits, round to oval in shape, smooth, beautiful and of nice quality, show no cracking and grow on determinate plants. Another of Doucet’s work.

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

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 Super (1975) produces smooth round fruits of an intense red colour on medium-size determinate plants.

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

Canada Northstar is in the Canadian gene bank collection but we have no idea what its origins are. It produces round to slightly oval, red fruits, 1” – 1 1/2” in diameter. The fruit has two locules (seed cavities), thick walls, and good flavour.

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

Casino Chips has indeterminate vines bearing loads of delicious red cherry 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
Earlibright

Earlibright (1980) and Earlirouge (1977), also from Smithfield, have compact plants and give a good yield of round, red, medium-sized fruits, ripening quite early. Earlibright is the earlier of the two but Earlirouge has the larger fruits.

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

Earlirouge (1977) and Earlirouge (1980), also from Smithfield, have compact plants and give a good yield of round, red medium-sized fruits, ripening quite early. Earlibright is the earlier of the two but Earlirouge has the larger fruits.

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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 Chatham

Early Chatham (1943) is a mid-season variety with 2” fruit that was bred in Michigan by Dr. Yeager.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Early High Crimson

Early High Crimson produces fairly early, full-sized somewhat flattened red fruits, and is probably a selection of High Crimson.

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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
Early Rutgers

Early Rutgers is an early selection of Rutgers (New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Station, 1934). It produces medium to large, intense red fruits on semi-determinate plants. At one time most of the processing tomatoes in the USA were Rutgers. The strain we are offering was selected by Ernie Kerr at the Horticultural Experimental Station in Simcoe, Ontario.

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