previous
Hutchinson Farm Flower Guide
next
Heirloom Tomatoes Plants
(and a few special hybrids)
Heirloom Tomatoes
Photo: Assorted heirloom tomatoes, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm kitchen counter, August 23, 2009

Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2008. Plants available May 2019, in 4Ĺ" pots

We love heirloom tomatoes, and so should you! This year we have about two dozen cultivars of tomato plants available. Tomatoes from around the world, passed from generation to generation, in all shapes, sizes, colours, but most importantly, tasting great!
They're grown in 4Ĺ" pots, which we believe is perfect for transplanting in your gardens. The plants are a good size, with an exceptional root system, but they're not so big that they struggle to get established.

We do three plantings.
Planting 1: Ready early - mid May.
Planting 2: Mid - late May
Planting 3: Late May - early June



*******UNDER CONSTRUCTION*******Most of these varieties, plus more!
Large Slicing Heirlooms


Cultivar
Type
Notes
Andrew Rahart's
Andrew Rahart's Jumbo Red Red beefsteak
Winner of our 2016 "Battle of the Reds" tomato tasting
Aunt Ruby
Aunt Ruby's German Green Large green beefsteak
Green in colour when ripe
Brandywine Dester
Large pink beefsteak
Better than Brandywine!
Cherokee
              Purple
Cherokee Purple
Large purple beefsteak A must grow heirloom classic












Italian
              Heirloom
Italian Heirloom
Large red round Winner of SSE's

Lemony
Medium yellow beefsteak
Stunning bright yellow
Moonglow
Moonglow
Medium orange beefsteak
One more colour for your plate, winner of SSE's 2007 Tomato Tasting.






Striped Heirlooms
Cultivar
Type
Notes
Ananas Noire
Green/Pink bicolour (skin and flesh)
Outstanding!
Black Zebra Small round, deep orange with green stripes
Green in colour when ripe
Gold Medal
Large red and yellow splotched beefsteak
Winner of Seed Saver's Exchange's 2008 Tomato Tasting



Pink Berkeley Tie Dye Pink with green stripes, purple flesh
A must grow heirloom classic
Solar Flair Medium beefsteak, red with yellow stripes
Gorgeous



Dwarf Heirlooms - for containers

Dwarf Sweet Sue
Yellow beefsteak

Sweet Scarlet Dwarf
Red beefsteak

Dwarf Blazing Beauty
Orange beefsteak



Cherries
Cultivar
Type
Notes
Austinís Red Pear Red pear
Outstanding!
Beamís Yellow Pear Yellow pear
Green in colour when ripe
Black Cherry Purple cherry
Winner of Seed Saver's Exchange's 2008 Tomato Tasting
Lemon Drop yellow cherry
Earliest to mature
Sun Sugar
Red cherry
New for 2018...will this be the red we've
Purple Bumblebee Striped
Gorgeous



Plums:

Cultivar
Type
Notes
Roma

TSH32 .simply the best Roma
San Marzano Classic canning tomato
Tasteless but popular, we suggest you try TSH32 instead.
Speckled Roman Red with yellow stripes
Too beautiful to eat? No, it's too good not to eat!


Hybrids:

Cultivar
Type
Notes
Sun Gold Golden yellow cherry
Possibly the best tasting tomato in the whole world
Sun Sugar


Terenzo Red cherry
For containers or hanging baskets
TSH32 Red roma type
The best sauce tomato

 
12" Hanging Baskets: Terenzo cherry tomatoes


Remember to come to our farm in tomato season. You can purchase all of the above varieties as fresh picked tomatoes, as well as a "few" others!
Be sure to visit our heirloom tomato page to learn more about all our tomatoes!