Tomato Plants – Red Heirlooms

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Heirloom tomatoes have more complex, old-fashioned flavors than hybrids. Usually less acidic, more of the mystical flavors you remember from your childhood.  Indeterminate.  4″ Rootmaker pots. Plants will be ready May 7.  Protect from frost.

Note: Seeds can be saved from open-pollinated and heirloom tomatoes.  Tomatoes are inbreeding plants with self-fertilization usually occurring before flowers have opened. Therefore, you can grow several varieties next to each other and still have a pure seed stock.

Cosmonaut Volkov: 69 days.  8-12 oz.  An early red Ukrainian tomato with sweet, rich,  full-bodied flavor. Wins every taste competition with its rich complex flavor.

Italian Heirloom: 85 days. A wonderful dual-purpose tomato; great for canning and slicing. Excellent flavor with a great sweet/acid balance. Meaty and core-less with few seeds.  Wispy leaves.  Indeterminate.

SIOUX:  70 days.  This heirloom variety was originally released in 1944 by the University of Nebraska. Incredible flavor and reliably large harvests even in hot weather.  6 oz. red tomatoes, sweet yet tangy and full of those rich, complex flavors that make a delicious tomato memorable. Indeterminate.

 

 

 

 

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Heirloom Varieties

Cosmonaut Volkov, Italian Heirloom, Sioux