This heirloom variety bears 8 to 10 oz. burgundy-purple tomatoes that have an exquisite taste with the richness and complexity of fine wine. The fruit found growing in an Arkansas garden gets its name from the faint green stripes that fade as tomatoes ripen. This variety has been compared to Cherokee Purple, but Indian Stripe bears more heavily and the fruit is a bit lighter in color. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Very productive plants bear loads of 10 to 12 oz. dusky rose/purple fruit with deep brick red interiors. The tomatoes are absolutely delicious with a pleasantly sweet and rich flavor. With thin skin and soft flesh, the fruit is somewhat perishable, but they taste so good they will be eaten quickly anyhow. Heirloom from Tennessee. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Dark brown tomatoes are shaped like miniature pears and flavored with an excellent, rich taste. Potato-leaved plants produce an abundance of these beautiful, 4 to 6 ounce fruit, perfect for cutting up for salads or using as a unique addition to platters. Heirloom variety. Indeterminate. 80 days.
This Russian heirloom variety is well loved for its unusual appearance and outstanding, rich flavor. Pear-shaped, blemish-free fruit weigh 4 to 6 ozs. and are beautiful deep mahogany-brown with green shoulders. Highly productive plants have potato-leaved foliage, which seems to contribute to excellent flavor. Recent research shows that green shoulders are also an indicator of superior flavor, so it's no wonder that this tomato is famous for its incredible taste. Indeterminate. 75 days.
Dark brown-red tomatoes are large, 10 to 12 ozs., and very richly flavored with just a hint of saltiness. Color is darker in hot weather, and fruit seems to set well even in the heat. Prone to cracking, but a very heavy producer. Heirloom from the Black Sea of Russia. Indeterminate. 75-90 days.
This is an open-pollinated stabilized cross between New Big Dwarf and Paul Robeson. The result is a tomato with the same size, color, and shape of Paul Robeson growing on a dwarf-sized plant. Plants have dark green rugose foliage and grow 3 to 4 feet tall, bearing deep-maroon tomatoes with rich, complex flavor. This is one of the varieties shared by the Dwarf Tomato Project. Indeterminate. 75 days.
This deep burgundy tomato has jagged green stripes on the outside and solid mahogany-colored flesh inside. Sweet and juicy, its flavor also carries the rich complexity associated with black tomatoes. This is a natural and stabilized cross between a black tomato and Green Zebra, and its size and shape are like Green Zebra. Surely a unique and stunning variety, these will be a hit at farmers' markets as well as in your own garden. Vigorous plants produce an abundance of 3 to 4 oz. tomatoes. Indeterminate. 75 days.
A stabilized version of Cherokee Purple, this 10 to 16 oz. mahogany-colored variety has excellent flavor and beautiful large fruit. Very productive plants are vigorous and yield a large harvest of these chocolate-colored tomatoes with the ample size and wonderful flavor associated with Cherokee Purple. Indeterminate. 75 days
Another winning variety from the Heirloom Marriage(TM) series that crosses two heirloom varieties to create an offspring that is higher yielding and earlier but retains all the great flavor of the parents. This robust deep purple beefsteak is a cross of Cherokee Purple and Carbon, both of which are famous for their unique and delicious flavors. Expect 10 to 12 oz. unblemished tomatoes with exquisite taste. Indeterminate. 75 days.
One of the most highly regarded black tomatoes, this one features medium sized deep maroon fruits that are free of most blemishes and cracking. Their flavor is complex, sweet yet tangy, and characteristic of that distinctive richness that makes black tomatoes special. Russian heirloom. Indeterminate. 75 days.