Tomato Plants – Heirlooms in Yellow & Terra Cotta


Heirloom tomatoes in yellow and terra cotta.  Indeterminate.  4″ Rootmaker pots. Plants ready May 6; protect from frost.

Thoburn’s Lemon Blush:  NEW.  Sweet, lemon colored fruit is blushed in lovely salmon pink.  The Thorburn’s Lemon Blush tomato is a beefsteak from antiquity with such magnificent flavor it is a true wonder how it was lost for 107 years!  Thanks to Willliam Woys Weaver, legendary seed saver and heirloom expert, for saving and growing out this outstanding tomato. The variety was developed by Elbert Carman, and first offered in the Thorburn’s catalog in 1893. It remained a favorite offering until 1912 when it was reselected and renamed Lemon Queen tomato. The variety fell into obscurity until Weaver received the seeds from a rare collection in New Jersey and decided to grow it out and offer it, exclusively through Baker Creek. This large, juicy tomato has tropical fruit notes and perfect acidity balance. It is nearly coreless, with firm juicy flesh and few seeds. 

Thoburn’s Terra Cotta: Incredible flavor, color, and history! Introduced in 1893 by James Thoburn of New York, a sensational tomato. Honey-brown skin, orange-pink flesh, and green seed jelly.  An eye-catching slicer with an out-of-this-world flavor. As a cooker, it will yield a pumpkin-orange sauce with a floral aroma.  (Photo)


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Solar Flare, Striped German, Thoburn's Lemon Blush, Thoburn"s Terra Cotta