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. MOUNTAIN FRESH F1 D VFF GOLDEN JUBILEE OP I A
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.
D Determinate. Plant habit where vine ceases to grow once it reaches a particular size. Sets fruit at one time and

2) 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.

Plants are resistant or can tolerate the following disease:
3) A = Alternaria F= Fusarium wilt race # 1 FF= Fusarium wilt races 1 & 2
L= Septoria leaf spot N= Nematodes        FFF= Fusarium wilt races 1, 2 & 3
ST= Stemphylium T= Tobacco Mosaic virus   V= Verticillium wilt
TS= Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus SS= Gray leaf spot XCV= Bacterial spot
You will need 12 to 16 plants per 25 foot row or 3,400 to 4,500 plants per acre.

Ace 55
Ace 55 VF OP D AFD

80 days. Vigorous, semi-determinate typeplant with good foliage cover

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Amish Paste
Amish Paste OP I

74 days. 6-8 oz, flavorful, red paste typetomato.

not rated $1.80$390.00 Select options
Anna Russian I

70 days. Produces extra large 1 lb fruit thatare pink-red, heart shaped and juicyfleshed

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Arkansas Traveler I

85 days. An old reliable variety developedby Arkansas University.

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Beefsteak OP I


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BHN 589 F1 DVT
not rated $4.20$423.90 Select options
not rated $4.00$401.80 Select options
Bigdena F1 I TFF

Greenhouse type. Big Dena produces a fancy 8-10 oz, red, firm and tasty fruit.  Small scar on fruit end unlike some other greenhouse types. Most be supported with strings from roof or some other means. Treated seeds.

not rated $20.60$2,487.50 Select options
Black Cherry
Black Cherry I

65 days. If you love cherry tomatoes,this is the one to plant for that unusualcolor, red-black.

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Brandywine Red

85 days. Vigorous plant has fair yields oflarge, clear skinned scarlet red fruits up to1.

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Carolina Gold F1 D VFF
Carolina Gold F1 D VFF


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Chefs Choice

AAS Judges raved about the quantity of the 10-ounce fruits that each 5-foot indeterminate vines produced. You’ll enjoy harvesting 30 or more fruits throughout the season from this disease (Fusarium Wilt, Verticillium wilt, Tomato Mosiac Virus, Crack, and Scab) resistant plant with dark green leaves and well-behaved form.

not rated $1.30$58.80 Select options
Cherokee Purple
Cherokee Purple OP I

80 days. Burgundy colored fruit with greenshoulders, delicious, sweet flavor.

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Coustralee I

80 days. Large, 1-2 pound meaty,orange-red colored and of a smooth skinnedfruit.

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Delicious OP I

DELICIOUS   77 days.

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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.

not rated $1.20$50.30 Select options
Florida 47

FLORIDA 47 F1 D AFFV 78 days.

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Florida 91

80 days.

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Golden Jubilee OP I

80 days. Bright golden orange colored fruit with deep globe shape.

not rated $1.20$169.00 Select options
Great White

85 days Vigorous lush foliage with large white, 15 oz fruit with a low acid content and very few seeds. This low acid tomato is chosen by many people who like very sweet low acid tomatoes. Untreated seed

not rated $1.90$295.00 Select options
Great White OP I

85 days Vigorous lush foliage with large white, 15 oz fruit with a low acid content and very few seeds. This low acid tomato is chosen by many people who like very sweet low acid tomatoes. Untreated seed

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Green Grape D

80 days. Grape tomato of a different color,yellowish green.

not rated $2.40$465.00 Select options
Heirloom Rainbow Blend

HEIRLOOM RAINBOW BLEND 80-100 days. A blend of several different varieties of heirloom tomatoes including some not stocked by MCS. Untreated.

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Hillbilly OP I

85 days This low acid, bright red flamed tomato produces 1-2 pound fruit on a compact plant.  Also known as Flame Untreated seed

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Homestead OP D F

82 days. Semi-determinate plant with largeleaves.

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