Heirloom Tomatoes at Hutchinson Farm
Heirloom Tomatoes
Photo: David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm kitchen counter, August 23, 2009

Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2008. Available early August to late September. In May, we also sell the plants for many of these varieties.

2016 is our 9th year growing heirloom tomatoes, and we have a mouth watering selection for you to enjoy -over three dozen varieties including all of our favourites from last year, plus a few new ones that you'll be excited to try! These are tomatoes from around the world, passed from generation to generation, in all shapes, sizes, and colours, and most importantly, tasting great.
Slicing Tomatoes 2016 (solid colours)

(Beefsteak and round)
Andrew Rahart's Jumbo Red
Andrew Rahart's Jumbo Red
Large beefsteak, red.
A great tasting beefsteak, from Italy via New York City.
Aunt Ruby's German Green
Aunt Ruby's German Green
Large beefsteak, green.
This heirloom hall-of-famer is ripe when green.
Cherokee Purple
Cherokee Purple
Large beefsteak, dark pink/purple with green shoulders.
Cherokee's rich complex flavours makes it a customer favourite.
Large beefsteak, pink.
Similar to Brandywine. Winner of SSE's 2011 Tomato Tasting.

Indigo Apple New! Small round, blue with red bottom.
A modern heirloom from Wild Boar Farms, Napa CA
Italian Heirloom
Italian Heirloom Large round, red.
Winner of SSE's 2012 Tomato Tasting.

Lemony Large oblate, yellow-orange.
A tasty yellow from Russia.
Moonglow Medium round, orange.
Winner of SSE's 2007 Tomato Tasting.

Snezhno Belyi New! Medium beefsteak, creamy white.
Russian. The best tasting, and palest of the "white" tomatoes.  Snezhno Belyi means "Snow white" in Russian.

Cherry Tomatoes 2016
Chery Tomatoes

Black Cherry
Black Cherry Medium cherry, purple/red.
Darkest cherry with classic complex flavours of the black heirlooms.

Cherry Roma
a plum shaped cherry tomato, doesn't split like the round ones.

Dr. Carolyn Pink Medium cherry, pink
Possibly the only pink coloured cherry tomato

Helsing Junction Blues Large cherry, blue with some red.
A modern heirloom, bred  by Tom Wagner.

Igleheart Yellow Cherry
New for 2016. A Seed Saver's Exchange's winner, we had to try it!
Lemon Drop
Lemon Drop Small-medium cherry, pale yellow.
Winner of SSE's 2010 Tomato Tasting -quite the feat for a yellow tomato!

Mexico Midget
New for 2016. A small red cherry with a lot of taste!

Purple Bumblebee
Our favourite striped cherry tomato.
Sun Gold Medium cherry, deep orange.
Legendary at American farmers' markets and one of our all time favourites.

Sunrise Bumblebee
New for 2016.
Velvet Red
Velvet Red Medium cherry, red, covered with delicate "peach fuzz"!
Winner of SSE's 2009 Tomato Tasting.

Plum Tomatoes 2016
Plum Tomatoes 2012
Banana Cream
Banana Cream Medium plum, pale yellow.
Heavy yields of tasty blemish free tomatoes.

Black Icicle

Italian Gold
Italian Gold Medium plum, orange.
This is our dehybridized version of the unavailable hybrid Italian Gold. Great colour and flavour.
San Marzano
San Marzano
Medium plum, red.
Classic Italian canning tomato.
For canning we actually prefer our standard plum tomatoes, which produce identical sauce and are a better value than the San Marzanos which tend to be hollow.
Speckled Roman
Speckled Roman
Medium plum, red with jagged orange stripes.
Simply too beautiful to eat.

Striped and bicolour Tomatoes 2016

Ananas Noire
New 2015

Beauty Queen
Red-yellow bicolour and it's striped!
Black Zebra
Black Zebra
Medium round, deep orange with green stripes.
A delightful tomato, great looks, great taste.
Gold Medal
Gold Medal Large beefsteak, yellow with red streaks.
Winner of SSE's 2008 Tomato Tasting.
Green Zebra
Green Zebra
Small round, yellow with green stripes. One of the latest varieties.
A modern heirloom tomato, amazing colour, tangy-sweet taste.

Large Barred Boar

Pink Berkeley Tie Dye
Pink Berkeley Tie Dye One of our all time favourites with its gorgeous striped skin, rich dark flesh, and outstanding flavour.

Red Zebra Small round, red with yellow stripes.
A beautiful tomato, a natural cross between Green Zebra and...

Solar Flair

Speckled Roman
Speckled Roman
Medium plum, red with jagged orange stripes.
Simply too beautiful to eat.

Thorburn's Terra-Cotta New for 2016. With honey-brown skin, orange-pink flesh, and green seed mass, this is an eye-catching slicer with an out-of-this-world flavour.