HEIRLOOM OR OPEN POLLINATED VARIETIES
These varieties have been around for a number of years, some over 100 years. You can save your own seeds from these
varieties. Yield will not be as high as the hybrids, however, the flavor most times is better. Fruit is 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.

Ace 55
Ace 55

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

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Amish Paste
Amish Paste

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

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Anna Russian

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

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Arkansas Traveler

85 days. An old reliable variety developedby Arkansas University.

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Beefsteak
Beefsteak

BEEFSTEAK OP I 80 days.

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Black Cherry
Black Cherry

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

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Bradywine Pink
Bradywine Pink

80 days. This heirloom Amish variety datesback to 1885

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Brandywine Black
Brandywine Black

90 days. This delicious tasting fruit is ofunusual color, purple-maroon.

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Brandywine Red
Brandywine Red

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

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Branywine Yellow I
Branywine Yellow I

BRANDYWINE YELLOW I 90 days.

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Cherokee Purple
Cherokee Purple

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

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Coustralee

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

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Delicious

DELICIOUS I77 days.

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Durzba

90 days. This husky plant produces a heavyset of 12 oz fruit to a bright red color.

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German Red Strawberry

85 days. A big Texas strawberry! Not a truestrawberry

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Golden Jubilee

80 days. Bright golden orange colored fruitwith deep globe shape.

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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

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Green Grape

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

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Tomate / Lycopersicon esculentum mixed
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

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
Homestead

82 days. Semi-determinate plant with largeleaves.

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Kentucky Beefsteak

115 days. Fairly smooth, extra large anddeep orange colored fruit that can weight upto 2 lb.

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Large Red Cherry
Large Red Cherry

78 days. Sweet, juicy, bite size red cherrytomatoes.

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Manitoba
Manitoba

58 days. Very early variety developedfor southern Canada by ModernExperimental Farms in Manitoba.

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Marglobe Supreme

75 days. Highly adaptable with almostglobe shaped fruits.

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