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Manheim Central High School Agriculture Education Program 2011 Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale Variety Descriptions . Amish Paste . Very productive Amish heirloom from Wisconsin Blocky roma-type tomatoes have delicious red flesh. Perfect for paste, canning or fresh eating.

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Manheim Central High SchoolAgriculture Education Program2011 Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale Variety Descriptions
amish paste

Amish Paste

Very productive Amish heirloom from Wisconsin

Blocky roma-type tomatoes have delicious red flesh.

Perfect for paste, canning or fresh eating.

Produces 6-12 oz. red coreless fruit with outstanding flavor

Oxheart to almost teardrop-shaped.


ananas noir
Ananas Noir

Belgian tomato. Know as black or green pineapple.

The multi-colored, smooth fruit (green, yellow and purple mix) weigh about 1 1/2 lbs. Interior color is a tie-dye like mix of pink, red and green yellow.

 Full-bodied, sweet & smokey flavors with a hint of citrus.


aunt ruby s german green
Aunt Ruby’s German Green

Tennessee family heirloom originating in Germany.

Slightly flattened, 1 pound fruit.

Ripens to a brilliant, neon-green flesh ("lime jello green") with a slight pink blush that extends to the inside.

Strong fruity sweet flavor, much tastier than most red tomatoes.



Originated from North Dakota State University

tomato breeding program

Three inch, deep red fruits are produced

even in cold, damp weather.

Has produced as much as 40 pounds of fruit from a single plant!!

Dwarf determinate

black krim

Black Krim

Originally from the Isle of Krim on the Black Sea in the former Soviet Union.

aka Black Crimson and Black Crim

Yields 3-4" slightly flattened dark-red (mahogany-colored) beefsteak tomatoes with deep green shoulders.

Green gel around seeds. Fantastic, intense, slightly salty taste Perfect choice for slicing, salads and cooking.


bloody butcher

Bloody Butcher

Very early and high yielding variety.

Great full tomato flavor and exceptional dark red color.

Fruits are borne in clusters of five to nine 4 oz fruit


box car willie medium beefsteak type

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.


cuor di bue oxheart beefsteak type

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.



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!


druzba medium beefsteak type

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.


dutchman large beefsteak type

Dutchman Large 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 peach cluster type

Garden Peach Cluster 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 inside and out when fully ripe. Skin is somewhat fuzzy resembling a peach and the flavor is sweet and fruit-like. Outstanding flavor, rarely cracks. Indeterminate

german johnson
German Johnson

Originated in Virginia and North Carolina

Produces huge, pink, beefsteak type tomatoes

Potato-leaf vines produce mild- flavored 12 to 24 oz fruits with pink skins and yellow shoulders.

One of the highest rated pinks for flavor and yield.


german strawberry

German Strawberry

German heirloom

Distinctive in appearance and excels in flavor.

Resembles a strawberry in color and shape with fruits that averages 10 oz. in weight and 3“ in length.

Is excellent in salads and sandwiches.

It is meaty with a scant amount of seeds and juice.




Semi-determinate. Intriguing long-keeping variety from Russia. 2- to 4- ounce round fruits are meaty with a red interior and skin that changes from green to yellow as the fruit ripens in storage. Vine-ripened fruits eventually reach

a unique orange color. Reportedly keeps up to 5 months! Originally bred at the Timirjazev Agricultural Academy, Russia



Produce very bushy, indeterminate, regular-leaf tomato plants that give a heavy yield of BIG, 1-2 lb., orange-red, beefsteak tomatoes with a meaty, pink flesh inside that carries deliciously robust flavors and very few seeds. If you slice a big slice of the tomato for a sandwich you better have some BIG bread slices to hold it. A good choice for cooler growing regions as well as moderate to hot areas. Disease resistant.


glacier tomato medium beefsteak

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.


golden king of siberia
Golden King of Siberia

Zolotoy Korol - the original Russian name means “Golden King”.

Big, lemon-yellow fruit are a delightful heart shape.

The flesh is smooth, creamy and has a sweet taste.

Great for slicing

Plants are very productive and have some disease resistance.


green zebra

Green Zebra

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.


isis candy cherry grape type

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 trifele black purple type

Japanese Black TrifeleBlack/Purple Type

Soviet Union.

Japanese Black Trifele features a tasty flesh with a meaty core that produces luscious fruit all summer long. 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. This short potato leaf plant yields prolific quantities of fruit. The Black Trifele is one of the blackest varieties available and is resistant to cracking.


legend large beefsteak type

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.


monomakh s hat ox heart shape

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.


mule team medium beefsteak type

Mule Team Medium 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.


opalka plum italian paste type

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.


pineapple yellow orange bicolor

Pineapple Yellow/Orange Bicolor

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.


riesentraube cherry grape type

RiesentraubeCherry/Grape Type

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.


st pierre large beefsteak type

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.


super snowball
Super Snowball

Plant produces good yields of 5 oz creamy white tomatoes. The skin and flesh is white! Are you allergic to the pigment in red tomatoes? Try this variety as it is less acid than other tomatoes. One of the sweetest white tomatoes on the market. Add color to gourmet dishes by using white, red, pink, purple, and yellow tomatoes. Perfect for slicing, canning, or making tomato juice. Also used to make white spaghetti sauce. Indeterminate.


The Greek tomato that was introduced to the USA in the 1950’s by Glecklers Seedsmen of Ohio. It is a popular large, red uniform fruit with excellent flavor, high yields and disease resistance. An early variety perfect for home or market; keeps well.


tigerella cherry grape type

TigerellaCherry/Grape Type

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.


woodle orange beefsteak

Woodle Orange Beefsteak

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


4 th of july burpee
4th of July-Burpee

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a plentiful harvest of vine-ripened red, luscious tomatoes. The indeterminate plants produce plentiful 4-ounce tomatoes all season long. 49 days. NOT AN HEIRLOOM


sweet seedless
Sweet Seedless

The world’s first seedless tomato is here. This totally new tomato is the perfect balance of flavor, sweetness, meat, gel, firmness and juiciness. Like the seedless watermelons and virtually seedless cucumbers we all now enjoy, seedless tomatoes are first-rate for taste and easy to digest. Since the plants don’t need to store sugars in the seeds, the tomato’s total sweetness is in every rich slice. Indeterminate plants; full-fledged disease-resistance. NOT AN HEIRLOOM.