Heirloom Tomatoes

         
  Name Description Time to Mature  
  Abe Lincoln Red, delicious, slightly acidic, and organic.
(Indeterminate)
80 days  
  Amish Paste Paste tomato with outstanding flavor for sauces and canning. 85 days  
  Bonnie Best 3-4" fruit, good yields, good for canning. 75 days  
  Brandywine 1 lb. fruit, Heirloom dating to 1885, large beefsteak shape, incredibly sweet flavor.
(Indeterminate)
85 days  
  Cherokee Purple Medium-large dusky rose fruits with full flavor. 80 days  
  Fourth of July 4 ounce fruit, early. (Indeterminate) 44 days  
  German Pink 1-2# fruit, good for canning and freezing. 85 days  
  Great White Large 1# fruit, creamy white, a pineapple-melon flavor, with good yields. 80-85 days  
  Mr. Stripey Red striped yellow, 2" round, rich tangy flavor.
(Indeterminate)
56 days  
  Old German Huge fruit, great for slicing.
(Indeterminate)
75 days  
  Persimmon Large gold and orange fruit with seeds. 80 days  
  Pineapple Very large 2# fruit, yellow with red marbling, very sweet with good yields. 75-95 days  
         
 

Definition - Open pollinated, passed on from generation

Categories - Family, Commercial, Mystery, Created

Heirloom vs. Hybrid - Open-pollinated

Most Popular - Brandywine

Determinate vs. Indeterminate - Harvest length and staking

Pros and Cons of Heirloom Varieties - Flavor, color, texture…

The Growing Zone - We are zone 5

Your Tomatoes - Temperature, hardening, moisture, fertilizer, removing suckers, soil and crop rotation.

Staking vs. No Staking - Deeper root system of an heirloom eases your issues with moisture consistency.

Container or Ground- Consistent moisture is the key.

Disease and Pests - Blossom end rot, leaf spot and speck, blossom drop, cracking, sunscald, and hornworm.

Soil - Crop rotation, benefits of new soil, benefits of mulch, composting and amendments.

Maturity Days:
Early - 55-65 days
Medium - 69-79 days
Late - 80 or more days

Benefits of Gardening:
Control of pesticides
Choice of varieties
Beneficial exercise
Mental, emotional, and physical health