Roger’s Five Favorites

Tomato of the Year

‘Piglet Willie’s French Black’

Dark, 2-3” fruit weigh 2-3 oz and have a full-bodied meaty taste. A very dark red with chocolate shoulders, juicy flesh and an intense taste. Fruit ripens in clusters of 4 or 5 and can be harvested by snipping the cluster stem. A US garden blogger with the handle ‘Pigletwillie’ collected seed from this variety during a trip to France a few years ago.

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Best Red Tomato

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Madame Marmande

Class: Heirloom – Hybrid

Color: Red

Indeterminate

Maturity: 72 days

Flavor: Juicy and succulent, with an especially rich tomato flavor

Comments: Our Tomato of the Year in 2018. One of the best ever.

Best Cherry Tomato

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Sungold

Class: Hybrid

Color: Golden Orange

Indeterminate

Maturity: 57 days

Flavor: Sweetest tomato currently available

Comments: Very easy to grow in all climates

Best Heirloom Tomato

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Stupice

Class: Heirloom

Color: Red

Indeterminate

Maturity: 65 days

Flavor: Rich and tangy with a full tomato flavor.

Comments: An exceptionally durable and high producing plant. Never fails.

Best Beefsteak Tomato

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Cherokee Chocolate

Class: Heirloom

Color: Deep Red/Purple

Ideterminate

Maturity: 80 days

Flavor: Tasting Champion for fullness and depth

Comments: Prettier appearance, better production than Cherokee Purple

276 Varieties of Tomatoes!

Azoychka
Basinga
Beauty King
Beefmaster 
Berkeley Tie Dye
Better Boy  
Better Bush
Big Beef
Big Brandy  
Big League
Big Mama
Big Rainbow
Big Zac
Black Cherry
Black Ethiopian
Black from Tula 
Black Krim
Black Pineapple (Ananas Noire)
Black Prince  
Black Sea Man
Black Truffle
Black Zebra
Bleeding Heart
Blondkopchen
Bloody Butcher
Blue Beauty
Blue Boar Berries
Blush
Boar’s Tooth
Bosque Blue
Bosque Bumblebee
Box Car Willie
Brad’s Atomic Grape
Brandy Boy
Brandywine “True Black”
Brandywine Sudduth’s Pink
Brandywine, Red “Potato Leaf”
Brown Berry
Brown Sugar
Burbank Red  
Burgundy Traveler  
Buttermilk Falls
Carbon 
Carmelo
Caro Rich  
Celebration  
Celebrity  
Champion  
Chef’s Choice Orange
Cherokee Chocolate
Cherokee Purple
Cherry Chocolate Sprinkles
Cherry Falls
Cherry, Black
Cherry, Napa Chardonnay
Cherry, Red
Cherry, Snow White
Chocolate Pear
Chocolate Sprinkles
Chocolate Stripes
Clementine
Clint Eastwood’s Rowdy Red
Copia
Copia Striped
Copper River
Cosmonaut Volkov  
Costoluto Genovese
Creole Original
Crnkovic Yugoslavian  
Cuor di Bue
Cuostralee
Cyrils’s Choice
Dancing with Smurfs
Dark Orange Muscat
Delicious
Dester
Dr. Wychee’s
Dragon’s Eye
Druzba
Earl of Edgecombe
Early Girl  
Early Pick
Early Ssubakas Aliana
Elberta Peach  
Emerald Apple
Favorie de Bretagne
Fourth of July
Fresh Salsa
Frosted Green Doctors
Fruit Punch
Garden Peach
Gardener’s Delight
German Johnson
German Pink
Giant Belgium Pink
Giant Garden Paste
Giant Pink Belguim
Giant Syrian  
Gilbertie Paste  
Gladiator
Gobstopper
Gold Medal
Golden Fresh Salsa
Golden Mama
Golden Queen
Grape, Green
Grape, Red
Great White
Green Dr’s
Green Gage Yellow
Green Tiger
Green Zebra
Gregorie’s Altai
Haley’s Purple Comet
Hawaiian Tropic  
Hillbilly
Hillbilly Potato Leaf  
Honeybee
Honeycomb
Huge Lemon Oxheart
Hungarian Heart  
Indigo Apple
Indigo Cherry Drops
Indigo Kumquat
Indigo Rose  
Indigo Ruby  
Indigo Sun
Isis candy
Ital. Red Pear
Italian Ice
Japanese Black Trifele
Japanese, Aiko
Japanese, Chica Cherry
Japanese, Momotaro
Japanese, Momotaro Gold
Japanese, Reika
Jaune Flamme
Jersey Boy
Jersey Devil
Jet Star
Jetsetter 
Juliette
Jutland
Kellogg’s Breakfast
Kentucky Beefsteak  
La Roma
Large Red Cherry
Lemon Boy
Lemon Drop
Lillian’s Yellow Heirloom
Little Sicily
Lizziano
Lover’s Lunch
Lucky Tiger
Madame Marmande
Maglia Rose
Marianna’s Peace
Martian Giant
Marvel Stripe
Mary Robinson German Bicolor
Mexico Midget
Michael Pollan
Midnight Snack
Mirabelle Blanche
Missouri Pink Love Apple
Mister Stripey
Momotaro  
Momotaro Gold
Momotaro Pink
Moskvich  
Mr. Stripey
Napoli  
Nebraska Wedding
Neves Azorean Red 
Noir de Crimee
Norwood Meiners
Nyagous
Odoriko
Omar’s Lebanese
Orange Banana
Orange Paruche
Orange Russian  
Orange Strawberry
Oxheart Red  
Patio  
Patty’s Yellow Striped BS
Paul Robeson  
Pear – Red 
Pear – Yellow 
Pearson
Persimmon  
Pierce’s Pride
Piglet Willie’s French Black
Pineapple  
Pineapple Hawaiian  
Pink Ping Pong
Plum, black
Pork Chop
Principe Borghese  
Prudens Purple  
Purple Calabash  
Purple Russian
Raspberry Lyanna
Red Lightning
Red Pear  
Red Racer
Red Zebra
Reisentraube
Rio Grande  
Roma  
Rose  
Rosella
Russian Queen
San Francisco Fog  
San Marzano
San Marzano Gigante
San Marzano Lungo
San Marzano Redorta
Sara Black
Sasha’s Altai
Shimmer
Siberian
Siberian Black
Snow White
Sokolades
Spoon
Striped German
Striped Green Bell
Stupice
Sub Arctic Plenty  
Sugargloss  
Sugary
Sun Cherry Extra Sweet
Sun Gold
Sun Sugar
Sunchocola
Sungold Cherry
Sungold Select
Sunrise Bumblebee
Sunsugar
Super Fantastic
Super Sweet 100  
Sweet 100
Sweet Baby Girl
Sweet Carneros pink
Sweet Million  
Sweet Tangerine
Sweet Treats
Sweetie Seedless  
Tasmanian Chocolate
Taxi
Thessaloniki
Thorburn’s Terra-Cotta
Tiny Tim
Vintage Wine  
Virginia Sweets
Vorlon
Waimea Wild Cherry
Washington Cherry
Watermelon beefsteak
White Beauty
Wild Cherry
Yellow Brandywine
Yellow Perfection  
Yellow Plum  
A Grappoli di Verno
Amana Orange
Amy’s Sugar Gem
Atlas
Aussie
Noir de Crimee