Manheim Central High School Agriculture Education Program 2010 Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale Descriptions. Abe Lincoln Improved Medium Beefsteak Type.
Abe Lincoln ImprovedMedium Beefsteak Type
A hybrid of the original Buckbee’s Abraham Lincoln. A mild tasting, heavy yielder that became the standard of excellence by which tomatoes have been judged for decades. Fine flavor and vigorous growth habit.
8 oz. fruit are bright red, globe-shaped.
Amish PastePlum/Italian Paste Type
Amish heirloom discovered in Wisconsin. Giant, blocky Roma-type tomatoes have delicious red flesh that is perfect for paste and canning. Produces 6-8 oz. red fruits that are oxheart to almost teardrop-shaped. Meaty fruits are juicy and have really outstanding flavor. Good for sauce or fresh eating.
Bloody ButcherCluster Type
Very early and high yielding variety. Great full tomato flavor and exceptional dark red color. Fruits are borne in clusters and average 4 oz. Rich red colored skin and pulp with excellent flavor.
Box Car WillieMediumBeefsteak Type
Thought to have been named after the legendary country singer. An heirloom variety from the USA . Plant produces heavy yields of 10 oz red tomatoes. Tomatoes have the old fashioned tomato flavor and turn to red when mature. Crack Resistant. Disease Resistant.
CuordiBueOxheart Beefsteak Type
This Oxheart type Italian heirloom from Italy. The name means “Beef Heart” in Italian. Deliciously sweet red heart-shaped 12 oz medium size tomato. Meaty, excellent slicer, high yields. Great for fresh eating or cooking. Large vigorous vines.
DeliciousLarge Beefsteak Type
This tomato was developed many years ago by Burpee's from "Beefsteak" tomato, after 13 years of selection for smoother fruit. This really big tomato produces huge 1-to 3-lb fruit that are fairly smooth for a giant tomato, and, as the name implies, these are delicious! In 1986 it set the world record for weight, with a giant 7 lb 12 oz fruit!
DruzbaMedium Beefsteak Type
Bulgarian heirloom. Translates as "friendship". Round 4“-12 oz fruits are slightly flattened and blemish-free. Heavy set of smooth red fruits. bright red with pink- gold shoulders. High acid content. Good flavor, sweet but tart.
DutchmanLarge Beefsteak Type
The Dutchman tomato is an extremely old variety that dates back to at least the 1920's. By WW2, the variety had all but disappeared and was maintained only by a single family. This heirloom tomato is a producer of huge, solid tomatoes of a purple pink color with a sweet flavor.
The tomatoes weigh up to three pounds.
Garden PeachCluster Type
Offered under a variety of names to American gardeners since the middle 1800’s. Abundant clusters of 2” yellow tomatoes with a pink blush when fully ripe. Skin is somewhat fuzzy resembling a peach and the flavor is sweet and fruit-like. Outstanding flavor, rarely cracks. Indeterminate
German StrawberryLarge Beefsteak Type
Distinctive in appearance, excels in flavor. This German heirloom resembles a strawberry in color and shape, though much larger! 'German Red Strawberry' is excellent in salads and sandwiches. It is meaty with a scant amount of seeds and juice.
Fruits average 10 oz. in weight and average 3". Shoulders smooth to slightly ribbed and slower to ripen.
Giant Valentine Plum/Italian Paste Type
Plant produces good yields of 10 oz deep red heart shaped tomatoes. Tomatoes are very flavorful and very juicy. It is a cross between a paste tomato and an ox heart tomato. Excellent for salads and making tomato paste.
Isis Candy Cherry/Grape Type
Gorgeous fruits are marbled with red. Rich flavor is a complex blend of sweetness and fruitiness. Each fruit has a spectacular cat’s eye starburst on the blossom end. Plants are loaded with 1½" fruits on short trusses in double rows of 6-8. Indeterminate
Japanese Black TrifeleBlack/Purple Type
Originally imported from the former Soviet Union.
Japanese Black Trifele features a wonderful flavor that possesses an extraordinary richness. Unlike many other black varieties, the tomatoes yielded are blemish free and are not subject to cracking. It's an 8 oz., pear-shaped, mahogany-black tomato with green shoulders. Determinate
LegendLarge Beefsteak Type
This is a very early variety with large 8-16 oz fruit that are glossy red and round with a very good flavor that is a nice blend of sugars and acids. Legend has strong resistance against the late blight fungus. It sets fruit well under cool temperatures, and contains few seeds.
Mortgage LifterLarge Beefsteak Type
A family heirloom variety from West Virginia. This variety was developed in the 1930's by Mr. Byles of WV to help pay off his home mortgage. He was able to pay off his mortgage in 6 years by selling the tomato plants. He crossed German Johnson and Beefsteak varieties to come up with this unique variety. Plant produces good yields of 1 to 2 lb beefsteak tomatoes. Tomatoes have a sweet rich flavor and turn deep pink when mature. Excellent for slicing and salads. Disease Resistant
Mule TeamMedium Beefsteak Type
Medium sized plants produce perfect 8 oz red globes that have very little cracking, making this a good choice for market growers. The fruit have a sweet but acid flavor; a good all-around standard red variety. Good resistance to heat and disease, and the vines bear heavily over a long season.
OpalkaPlum/Italian Paste Type
Brought to Amsterdam, New York around 1900 from Poland. Phenomenal set of red 3" by 5" paste tomatoes, excellent fresh flavor. Very few seeds, great tomato for processing.
Fruits hold well on vigorous vines. Indeterminate
An heirloom variety from the USA. Plant produces good yields of extra large 2 lb yellow tomatoes with red streaks both on the outside and inside. The tomato is very flavorful. Plant bears an abundant crop all season long.
Originally from East Germany, grown by the Pennsylvania Dutch as early as 1855.
'Riesentraube' translates from the German as "giant bunch of grapes".
One of 'Riesentraube's' outstanding features is the large number of flowers produced per cluster (up to 350 flowers!). The cherry-sized tomatoes are approximately 3/4 oz. Distinctive red fruits have a rounded pear shape with sharp pointed end. Vine growth is compact, highly branched, with good foliage cover for developing fruits. An excellent salad tomato, great for snacks. Indeterminate
Royal Hillbilly Large Beefsteak Type
Very large fruit are exquisitely flavored, being sweet with just enough tang to make them perfect; purplish-pink in color.
St. PierreLarge Beefsteak Type
A beautiful French heirloom. The tender fruits have a full, rich tomato flavor and are large in size (8-16 oz), great for canning or fresh eating. They are deep red and excellent producers, even in poor growing conditions.
Tasty round fruit are bright red with orange stripes. The 2" tomatoes are beautiful. The yields are high even in cool summers and it starts producing very early. It also has good disease resistance.
Originated in England.
Large, round, smooth fruit are nearly perfect in shape, being a brilliant tangerine color. A super fancy-looking variety that has an incredible rich and sweet complex flavor that is among the best. This fine heirloom comes from Iowa, and has proven to be a favorite for flavor and yield
Beautiful chartreuse with deep lime-green stripes, very attractive. Flesh is bright green and very rich tasting, sweet with a sharp bite to it, (just too good to describe!). A favorite tomato of many high class chefs, specialty markets and home gardeners. Yield is excellent. Around 3 ounces each.
This very sweet, little cherry is popular in Europe. Light, creamy-yellow 1 inch "berries" have a nice mellow, fruity taste that makes them perfect to eat in fruit salads or right out of the hand. Productive plants set large trusses of fruit.Indeterminate
Glacier TomatoMedium Beefsteak
Extremely early, cold-tolerant, high-yielding special strain of tomato plant. Begins flowering when only 4" high and bears tasty tomatoes only 45 days from flowering. You can expect higher-than-average yields of 2 to 3 oz. fruits with outstanding flavor for such an early tomato.Indeterminate
A reliable producer of unusual, medium pink-purple fruits that appear brown in color, and average 8 to 12 oz., apiece. Fruits are round to oblate, with no cracking. Exhibits tolerance to mild drought as well as to common diseases.
Dixie Golden Giant TomatoYellow/Orange
An unusual heirloom, grown by the Amish since the 1930's. Huge, golden-yellow beefsteak tomatoes have a delicious, fruity flavor with few seeds. These 1 to 2 pound fruits mature earlier than some others of its type, and may feature a pink blush on the blossom end. Very vigorous vines.
Monomakh's Hat Ox heart shape
They are so delicious with a honey-like sweetness. Big, huge and heart-shaped. They are named for the diamond-encrusted, coronation crown that Peter the Great wore. Enjoy this wonder from Novosibirsk, Siberia.
Truly unique, large pink fruit is ruffled like an accordion. The cut slices are stunning. This tomato is semi-hollow, so it is excellent for stuffing; the flavor is sweet and mild.
Named for the Gypsies who live in Russia, this is one of the deepest, purplest, maroon tomatoes grown. It has a gorgeous color and good taste. Perfect, medium-sized globe fruit make this one of the nicest dark varieties. A colorful introduction from Soviet plant breeders.