Tomatoes at Hutchinson Farm
Photo: David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm kitchen counter, August 23, 2009
2012 is our 5th year growing heirloom tomatoes, and we have a mouth watering selection for you to enjoy -over two 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.
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2008. Available early August to late September.
|Andrew Rahart's Jumbo Red
||Large beefsteak, red.
A great tasting beefsteak, from Italy via New York City.
|Aunt Ruby's German Green
||Large beefsteak, green.
This heirloom hall-of-famer is ripe when green.
||Medium - large beefsteak, black
The exotic taste of Black Krim has earned it a favourite spot among tomato lovers.
||Medium round, deep orange
with green stripes.
A delightful tomato, great looks, great taste.
||Large beefsteak, pink.
The first heirloom tomato to attain legendary status.
||Medium round, deep orange,
Great taste, blemish free.
||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.
|German Red Strawberry
||Large heart-shaped, red.
Meaty flesh, sweet flavour
|Gold Medal New!||Large beefsteak, yellow with
Winner of SSE's 2008 Tomato Tasting.
||Small round, yellow with
A modern heirloom tomato, amazing colour, tangy-sweet taste.
|Moonglow New!||Medium round, orange.
Winner of SSE's 2007 Tomato Tasting.
||Large Beefsteak, pink.
A whopper of a tomato. Fruit may reach four pounds in weight, with flavour to match!
||Medium heart-shaped, orange.
Meaty flesh, rich complex flavour
||Large beefsteak, yellow - pink bicolour.
This heirloom favourite is sweet tasting and turns from yellow to pink as it ripens.
||Large beefsteak, yellow-red
A popular bicolour.
Note: Not available 2012 -our seed supplier mixed things up and we have a mystery red instead!
||Small round, red.
“Stoo-peach-ka” is the gold standard of early maturing heirlooms.
|Wapsipinicon Peach New!||Small round, yellow with
Winner of SSE's 2006 Tomato Tasting. We can't wait to try it!
||Medium beefsteak, pale yellow
The best tasting "white" heirloom tomato.
|Black Cherry||Medium cherry, purple/red.
Darkest cherry with classic complex flavours of the black heirlooms.
||Very small cherry, light yellow.
The small size makes picking them too slow for production, but the number of fruit on the plant is impressive.
||Medium cherry, yellow.
A good yellow, one of the earliest to ripen.
|Green Grape||Medium grape, yellow with
With it's green interior, "Green Grape" has that spicy green tomato flavour.
|Lemon Drop||Small-medium cherry, pale
Winner of SSE's 2010 Tomato Tasting -quite the feat for a yellow tomato!
||Medium cherry, red.
Huge clusters of tomatoes look like bunches of grapes.
|Sun Gold New!||Medium cherry, deep orange.
Legendary at American farmers' markets. Seed for both heirloom and hybrid versions are available.
||Small-medium cherry, orange.
This is a hybrid, but we're including it here as it has been our favourite cherry tomato for years and years.
|Velvet Red New!||Medium cherry, red, covered
with delicate "peach fuzz"!
Winner of SSE's 2009 Tomato Tasting.
|Black Plum||Small plum, purple/red.
Darkest plum with classic complex flavours of the black heirlooms.
||Medium plum, yellow.
This variety used to have a classic plum tomato shape. This year they are quite round!
|Green Sausage New!||Long plum, yellow with green
Firm flesh, rich sweet flavour.
|Italian Gold||Medium plum, orange.
This is our dehybridized version of the unavailable hybrid Italian Gold. Great colour and flavour.
||Large plum with pointed tip,
Dense, with very few seeds, excellent for sauce
||Medium plum, red.
Classic Italian canning tomato
||Medium plum, red with jagged
Simply too beautiful to eat.