Tomato Varieties from WeeBee Farms 2016

Tomato Varieties from WeeBee Farms, All from Organic seeds

Carmello
              Started from Organic Seeds
      The All time Favorite at WeeBee Farms
And Our Go-To Salsa making tomato
EXCELLENT, sweet flavor! Has produced huge amounts every year at WeeBee Farms under all kinds of conditions. Medium to large tomatoes that are fabulous in salads and also our favorite for salsa-making.  An older variety-  French market tomato. Disease-resistant, and resistant to blossom-end rot. Open Pollinated Organic Seeds.
75 days,  Indeterminate
 Latah
    Started from Organic Seed
Favorite Early Tomato at WeeBee Farms
Developed at Latah County at the University of Idaho . Very early bright red tomato that average about 2 inches across. The flavor is very good and better than many of the super early varieties, although it doesn't produce heavily. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. Light, airy foliage, small plant.
50 Days to maturity. Good for Containers



Gardener's Delight Cherry
                   Started from Organic Seeds
Also known as Sugar Lump, these red cherries range from 3/4 to 1-1/2 inch across and are loaded with sugary sweet flavor. Has won taste tests for best-tasting cherry tomatoes (and "most-nibbled" at WeeBee Farms). Grow in a container or in the ground. 6 ft tall vines, open pollinated
65 days, indeterminate
OK for Containers



New Zealand Gold (Earl of Edgecombe)
                     Started from Organic Seeds
Great for containers or in the ground. Also called Earl of Edgecombe. A s New Zealand heirloom that we grow every year at WeeBee Farms. The smooth, 3-inch, round, uniformly ripening fruits are beautiful orange globes, typically borne in clusters of two or more. Flesh is firm, meaty and exceptionally flavorful.
73 days, Indeterminate. Good for Containers

Matt's Wild
 Started from Organic Seeds
Deep red cherries are smaller than average with an exceptional flavor many consider the best. Matt’s keeps producing copious quantities when every other tomato in the field is down for the count with early blight. Pick frequently as skin is thin and cracks easily. Shows moderate field tolerance to Late Blight. Up to 1/4 oz fruit. Indeterminate, tall plants,  Disease Resistance: Early Blight
55 days, Indeterminate. Plants grow very wide reaching almost 5 feet in each direction. We sometimes prune them back.
OK for Container



"Blondie"- Cherry
                  Started from Organic Seeds
            A great producer at WeeBee Farms
An adorable heirloom tomato from eastern Germany named Blondkopfchen ("little blonde girl"). Produce big, leafy, indeterminate, regular-leaf tomato plants that yield a phenomenal amount of  1/2", grape-sized, brilliant yellow/gold, cherry tomatoes in clusters of 20-30. The vines are large and sprawling, so give them plenty of space. Blondkopfchen is undoubtedly one of the BEST TASTING cherry tomatoes. Deliciously sweet with a slight citrusy tart finish. Just put this in your mouth and see if you can keep from smiling. A Non-cracking, disease resistant tomato variety.
75 days,  Indeterminate


Amish Gold (Similar to Sungold)
            Started from Organic Seeds
        A favorite "cherry" tomato at
                 WeeBee Farms
Cross between Amish Paste and Sungold. Indeterminate, regular-leaf tomato plants that yield big crops of 1 1/2"-2" long, oblong shaped, gorgeous golden tomatoes with sharply-pointed end. Fruit has the gold color and flavor of the Sungold, the meatiness of the Amish Paste and delicious sweet/tart tomato flavors that will have you want this as a favorite tomato in your garden. A rare tomato variety. Sungold seeds are not available organically, so we grow these instead. They have all the taste of Sungold, but are much bigger.
80 days,  Indeterminate plants are the "potato-leaf" type.  

Grushovka
              Started from Organic Seeds
        Unique pink, flavorful small tomato
Delicious, small (2-3 inch) plum-shaped, pink/red tomatoes on small plants.  A very good choice for container gardening.  Good canning tomato. Very, very tasty heirloom. Does not produce abundantly, but worth growing for the flavor.
65 days,  Indeterminate
Good for Containers


Toma Verde Tomatillo
               Started from Organic Seed
                         Sweet Flavor!
            Plants are Big- Give lots of room
             Need 2 plants to cross-pollinate
Early variety. Flavor is tart when young and fruit becomes sweeter as it ripens. Medium to large size fruits are ready to harvest when husks split and fruit color changes from a yellow-green to medium green. Perfect for Salsa Verde or as a special addition to any Mexican dish or salad. Uniform fruit and high yields. Semi-determinate. Organic seeds from High Mowing Seeds.
60 Days to maturity




Martino’s Roma
Started from organic seeds
 Originally from Italy. A very impressive variety that is extremely productive and disease free. Roma tomatoes are usually susceptible to blossom end rot but Martino’s Roma is very resistant. The dark red fruit are 3-4 oz and produced in clusters and are perfect for paste, sauce or salsa. Determinate, rugose foliage. (75 days)
 
You can see the descriptions for these at Tomatofest.com

Paul Robeson
Started from organic seeds
Days: 74
Size: Indeterminate (Big) plants, 4” tomatoes
We tried this at WeeBee Farms in 2015 and have added it to our "must-grow" list! The taste is incredible, as sweet as Carmello, but with a rich almost "smoky" overtone. Also the story behind Paul Robeson (the man) is compelling. 
 
A Russian heirloom. This "purple-black" beefsteak tomato is slightly flattened, round, and grows to 4-inches. It's deep, rich colors stand it apart from others, dusky, dark-red, with dark-green shoulders and red flesh in its center. Very flavorful fruits with luscious, earthy, exotic flavors and good acid/sweet balance. Won "Best of Show" at Carmel TomatoFest in California.


Mystery Keeper (a tomato for Winter eating)

Started from organic seeds
Days: 80
This one is red on the outside ! (not usually the case)

November 25th tomatoes at WeeBee Farms!
We have grown these for two years at WeeBee Farms and they are remarkable! They don't look appealing on the outside - with a light orange, greenish skin - but are a long-storing tomato that ripens from the inside out and are meant to be eaten after all the others are finished. The flavor is quite good- far better than I expected. We ate the last of ours around Thanksgiving and they were almost as good as summer tomatoes. This photo is from November 25th (and shows an uncharacteristically pretty one that is red on the outside.)

Seeds are organic, from Mapple Farms in Canada. They say that theirs last until Easter! Since we only grew 2 plants, ours were eaten by Thanksgiving.