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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
Stupice

Stupice is a very early potato leaved indeterminate variety, good for short seasons, producing an excellent yield of small to medium sized red fruits over a long period. Originates from Czech Republic.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Sub-Arctic Cherry

Sub-Arctic Cherry (1976) is a small plant with early red cherry fruits. 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
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
Sub-Arctic Plenty

Sub-Arctic Plenty (early 1970‘s) is a few days earlier than Tiny Tim. 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
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
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
Swift

Swift (1961) is the earliest of the prairie bred tomatoes with round fruits a bit larger than a golf ball.

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

Another Roger Doucet variety. Small plants with small sized round red fruits.

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

Also from France is Valentine, thanks to a seed customer, whose father brought it from France, for this variety. It is a potato-leaf variety giving a good yield of large beefsteak-type fruits.

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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
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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