Garden varieties are softer then commercial types. If you are growing for a produce auction or
a wholesale account, do not grow these types as they are too soft.
TOMATOES Approximately 10,000 seeds per oz.
A little over 100 years ago tomatoes or Love Apples as they were called then, were grown for ornamental purpose and not for
food. They were looked upon with suspicion as the cause of various diseases & were thought to be poisonous. First used as
food in Italy, then France and England. Modern types appear to have come on the market in this country during the 19th
century. The 1st record of this fruit quoted on the market was in New Orleans,1812. Seed growers 1st offered tomatoes in 1818
PLANTING: Start seeds indoors, 5-7 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Use Jiffy 7’s or flats with inserts with a good soil
substitute, like Berger BM-2. Do not use field or garden soil as it may harbor a disease. Place seeds 1/16″ deep. Cover lightly.
Keep moist, not wet. Germinate at 80F until emerge. Do not start tomato seeds in a cold frame if soil temperatures gets
below 70°F at anytime after your seed has been sown. After emerge reduce temperatures to 60-65°F until transplanted
outdoors after all danger of frost is past and soil has warmed up. Place plants 18-24″ apart in a row spacing of 4-6′
apart. If plants are planted into plastic mulch, make sure you have water supply source like a drip line under the plastic mulch.
Plants can be caged or staked for support. If using the stake method, you can use the weave method. Place a stake in between
2nd or 3rd plant. Now start at the beginning of the row at first stake, tie your string to 1st stake. Take string around the outside of
plants on one side to next stake. Wrap string around stake 2 or 3 times. Now continue down the row with string on the same
side of row until you reach the end. Wrap string around last stake 3 or 4 times and now go back up the other side and do the
same. When you are done, your tomato plants should have a string on either side of them to give them support. Repeat this
process as plant grows. Strings should be 6″ apart. Tomato tying twine is found in the supply section of this catalog. To make
stringing easier, do the following: take a 3/4″ PVC pipe about 3′ long. From top down and bottom up, 4″ drill a 1/4″ hole. Run
your string in top of pipe and out top hole and into bottom hole out the bottom of pipe. Now you have a handy tool and a time
saver. Follow above tying instructions. This tool works as a handle. When you get to a stake, put hand or fingers over string on
outside of pipe. This works as a brake to tighten up your string. HARVEST: Pick gently when fruit is fully developed and of a
good color. Use fresh or can for later use.

After each tomato variety, you will find a letter or a row of letters. See below for examples and what they mean.
1 2 3
1) F1 Hybrid. Better disease tolerance than open pollinated types. Seeds will not be true if
saved from these fruits.
OP Open pollinated. Also called Heirlooms. Seeds can be saved.
PVP Plant Variety Protected. Do not save seed from this variety to be sold as seed. Any part of plant can be
sold, including fruits or pods except seeds to be planted. It is an open pollinated variety that is protected
by law from seed selling. Not a heirloom plant.
2) D Determinate. Plant habit where vine ceases to grow once it reaches a particular
size. Sets fruits at one time and then tapers off. A good choice for short stakes.
I Indeterminate. Plant continues to grow and has fruit set in all stages, from blossom
to mature. Most varieties are bred for a home garden and have soft fruits.

3) Plants are resistant or can tolerate the following disease:
A = Alternaria F= Fusarium wilt race # 1
L= Septoria leaf spot N= Nematodes
ST= Stemphylium T= Tobacco Mosaic virus
TS= Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
PKT size: F1 or hybrids, 25 seeds or 1/450 oz Rest about 100 seeds or 1/70 oz.
You will need 12 to 16 plants per 25 foot row or 3,400 to 4,500 plants per acre.

Beefmaster F1
Beefmaster F1 I VFAN


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Better Boy
Better Boy

BETTER BOY F1 I VFN 70 days.

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Big Beef


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Big Boy
Big Boy

BIG BOY F1 I 78 days.

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Celebrity F1


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Early Doll F1 I

EARLY DOLL F1 I 52 days. True to its name, this red tomato keeps on baring all season long. 4-6 oz almost round fruit with great taste. Popular home gardeners choice. Untreated seed.

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Early Girl F1 IVF

EARLY GIRL F1 I VF 52 days.

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Goliath Hybrid
Goliath Hybrid


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Honeybee F1

Honeybee F1 I6 0 days.

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La Roma III F1

LA ROMA III F1 D VFFNST 76 days This vigorous plant produces red, meaty fruits that range from 5 oz up to half a pound. This variety is great for canning or making paste sauces. Untreated seeds.

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Lemon Drop F1

68 days .

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Patio F1 D F

PATIO F1 D F 70 days.

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Pineapple I

85 days. This mild flavored 5″ beefsteak tomato produces yellowish orange tomatoes with red streaks. This unique coloring makes it a great one to try for something different. Organic untreated seed only .

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Rainbow Cherry Tomato Blend

Just as the name says, a rainbow of colors of cherry tomatoes.
Untreated seeds.

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ROMA OP D VFN 76 days. The ketchup tomato. Plum shaped and bright red flesh with few seeds, heavy yielder until frost. Untreated seed.

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Ruby Crush F1 D

60 days This new exciting grape tomato has much to offer. It can be planted in containers or outside in the field. The fruit is solid, oval, and weighs about 1/2 oz each. They are extra sweet and resist cracking with excellent leaf cover to prevent sun burning.  Untreated seed.

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Sugar Plum F1 I

75 days.

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Sun Sugar F1 I

62 days This great yellow cherry is resistant to cracking even though it has thinner skin. Tall plants grow loads of 1/2 oz golden fruit filled with that undeniable cherry tomato flavor.

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Super Sweet 100
Super Sweet 100


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Sweet Hearts
Sweet Hearts


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Tomato Hook w/Twine

Tomato Hook This stainless steel twine holder comes with 30′ of twine (6′ of freefall twine). You can wind your own by hand during the off season. The Tomahook measures 8.6″ long and hangs from your overhead support wire. One turn lowers the plants the correct distance. Will hold up to 30′ of twine.   RollerPlast Complete Complete units (Body … Read More

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