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2022 Plant Fair Tomato Varieties - Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation
Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation

Cultivating plants, people and communities since 1977


VarietyTypeDaysDay RangeGrowth HabitSeed TypeDisease ResistanceDescriptionPicture
Abe LincolnSlicer7566-75IndeterminateHeirloomProduces brilliant red, round, medium-sized tomatoes. Delicious flavor enjoyed since 1923.
Amish PastePlum8076-90IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomUltimate paste tomato for seed savers. Giant, blocky, Roma-type fruits have delicious red flesh that is perfect for paste and canning. It has world-class flavor and comes from an Amish community.
Salad5550-65DeterminateOpen-PollinatedExtremely compact plants, loaded with fruit, tend to creep rather than grow tall and would be perfect in a hanging basket or patio container. Rich and balanced flavor, especially for an early type. 1 ½" round fruit.
BeefsteakSlicer8076-90IndeterminateOpen-PollinatedBrilliant red fruits weigh up to 2 pounds. Solid, meaty and juicy with a rich sub-acid flavor.
Big BeefSlicer7366-75IndeterminateHybridF2, N, St/L, A, TMVAAS Winner. Red, beefsteak-type tomato. Old-time tomato flavor, early to bear, and highly disease resistant. A good choice in any climate.
Black CherryCherry7066-75IndeterminateOpen-PollinatedDusky brown, large grape-size fruit. Rich black tomato flavor. Prolific vines.
Black KrimSlicer8076-90IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomDark reddish-purple to black beefsteak fruits with shiny black/green shoulders. Rich sweet flavor. Fairly early, very prolific.
Black Sea ManSalad7566-75DeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomMedium sized fruits with brown-black skins and pink shoulders. Rich, tangy tomato flavor. A hardy Russian heirloom.
Bonny BestSalad7676-90IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomA famous old canning tomato. Medium-sized fruits are round, red, meaty and loaded with flavor. A good producer that makes a fine slicer too. Becoming hard to find.
Brandywine RedSlicer8076-90IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomBaseball-sized red fruits. Full of flavor. Very vigorous. One of the best-known heirloom tomato varieties.
BuffalosteakSlicer8076-90IndeterminateHybridHR: F/ToMV/V,
This prime beefsteak has solid, meaty, bright red flesh that’s robustly flavorful. Earlier and more productive than many similar varieties. Vigorous plants yield lots of 6 ½ oz fruit all season.
CelebritySlicer7066-75Semi-DeterminateHybridF1, V, N, A, ToANVAAS winner. Firm red medium-large fruit. Flavorful, globe-shaped, mid-season. Widely adapted. A great, all-round choice.
Cherokee PurpleSlicer8076-90IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomNW Experts pick. Dusky pink with dark shoulders. Medium-large sized fruits. Rich flavor and texture. A favorite among heirloom enthusiasts.
Costoluto GenoveseSlicer8076-90IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomFluted, old Italian favorite. Fruit is flattened and attractive with deep ribbing. A standard in Italy for fresh eating and preserving, and known flavorful, deep red flesh. Popular with chefs.
Crimson CarmelloSlicer7566-75IndeterminateHybridV, N, LB, TMVRed juicy fruit with perfect sweet to acid balance. Produces heavy clusters of generous-size round fruit on strong, uniform plants.
Cuore di BueSlicer8576-90IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomLarge pinkish-red oxheart-type fruit. Sweet flavor. Abundant, 4" fruits on vigorous plants. Italian Heirloom.
DamselSlicer7566-75IndeterminateHybridF1, V, N, LBBig, pink-skinned beauty, globe-shaped fruit bursting with juicy flavor, intricate blend of sweet and acid for a rich flavor experience typically only found in heirlooms.
DeliciousSlicer7776-90IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomLarge red fruits, most over 1 pound. Smooth, nearly solid fruits with small cavities and excellent flavor. Developed from Beefsteak.
DesterSlicer7566-75IndeterminateHeirloomA large pink beefsteak. Heavy yielding plant. Rich sweet flavor makes it an excellent slicer. Great for canning.
Early GirlSlicer5750-65IndeterminateHybridF2, VRed, medium size fruit packed with flavor. Meaty with firm texture and blemish-resistant skin. Heavy yields on hardy vines. Early season.
Scarlet-red, medium-sized, globe shaped fruits. Tasty heirloom flavor. Heavy yields are excellent for canning.
Flaming BurstCherry8076-90IndeterminateOpen-PollinatedA sweeter, pear-shaped version of Jaune Flamme. Productive plants produce an abundance of gold aromatic fruits of less than 1", with a firm texture.
Franchi's Red PearSlicer7566-75IndeterminateOpen-PollinatedA red, pear-shaped beefsteak. Outstanding producer of huge (8-18 oz) very tasty fruit, often with vertical ribs. Great for fresh eating. Early for such a large plant. Really meaty containing few seeds.
GenuwineSlicer7566-75IndeterminateHybridRuby-red, old time flavor. Cross of Brandywine and Costoluto Genovese. Bred for improved yield and earlier maturity.
GlitterCherry7066-75IndeterminateHybridBrilliant orange gems. Internal color is equally bright. High sugar content will make you want more. Fruit holds well on the plant.
Gold NuggetCherry5650-65DeterminateOpen-PollinatedVGolden-yellow, fine-flavored, 1" round-to-oval fruits. Uniform, compact plants average 24" in height and begin fruiting extra-early.
Golden Jubilee
Salad7266-75IndeterminateOpen-PollinatedMild flavor, low acidity, great for juice. Bright, golden-orange, 2 1/2"-3" fruits average 6 to 7 oz. and have meaty, thick walls. Fruits are solid with few seeds. Medium-sized plants need staking, produce high yields.
Golden RavePlum7066-75IndeterminateHybridGolden-yellow, 1-2 oz. fruits. A “baby roma” type with excellent flavor, fruit size and shape. Performs well in a wide range of climates.
Goliath Sunny Hybrid
Slicer7066-75IndeterminateHybridGorgeous big juicy fruits, mild and sweet, medium-soft texture, mouth-watering juiciness. Large 7 to 8 oz. fruits. Harvest when yellow or later when brilliant gold. Vigorous plants keep setting fruit from the bottom up.
Grandma's PickSlicer7876-90IndeterminateHybridF1, V, N, St/LBright red beefsteak. Slightly sweet fruit with a rich heirloom flavor. Large, squat, pleated fruit averaging 3 1/2 inches wide and 1 3/4 inches tall.
Green ZebraSlicer7566-75IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomGlowing green skin overlaid with olive and gold mottled streaks. Sweet and zesty flavor. 1 ½” - 2 ½” salad tomato.
Indigo Cherry Drops
Cherry6550-65IndeterminateOpen-PollinatedDelicious one-bite, 1"–1 ¼" fruits, high antioxidants for healthy snacking. Deep rosy-red with black-purple cast. Strong plants are heavy producers; leaf cover protects from sun scald. Harvest when color is deep and fruit is soft.
Japanese Trifele BlackSalad8576-90IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomGreen-streaked shoulders, deepening to mahogany and a nearly black base. 6 oz pear-shaped fruit. Meaty interior. Rich flavor. Excellent canner.
Jaune FlammeSalad7566-75IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomBright apricot-orange fruit surrounding reddish flesh. Large cherry size. Sweet and high yielding. Cooking, fresh, drying, roasting, or canning.
JulietPlum6050-65IndeterminateHybridF1, N, AB, LB, CRAAS Winner. Deep red oblong sweet fruit. Ripens early and holds well on and off the plant. Multi-use tomato for fresh eating, sauce and drying.
Large Red CherryCherry8076-90IndeterminateOpen-PollinatedDeep scarlet, round, and flavorful. High yields of 1"-1¼”-diameter fruits in clusters of 5 on hardy, spreading vines. An excellent salad tomato.
Little Napoli RomaPlum6550-65DeterminateHybridRoma style, good for container. Heavy producer. Bright crimson, oval, meaty, dense fruit with rich, tangy flavor; perfect for sauce, soup, ketchup, or salad. Compact plants 12-24" tall by 24-30" wide.
MoonglowSlicer8076-90IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomMedium-sized, bright orange globes with solid flesh, few seeds, and mild sweetness. Excellent keeper.
Mountain MeritSlicer7566-75DeterminateHybridHR: F3/LB/TSWV/V,
AAS Winner. Deep red, medium to large size fruits with excellent resistance to Late Blight, as well as others, makes the perfect slicing tomato.
Mushroom Basket
Slicer7566-75IndeterminateOpen-PollinatedEye-catching beauties, these 8 to 16 oz. watermelon-pink tomatoes grab attention in the garden. Uniquely pleated fruits are firm, have few seeds and a deliciously sweet flavor. Terrific in any dish. Heavy yielder.
NovaPlum6550-65DeterminateOpen-PollinatedLipstick-red, elongated meaty fruit with a pointed end. Excellent taste. Nova explodes with fruit before most other roma types. Compact plant.
OpalkaPlum8276-90IndeterminateOpen-PollinatedRed, 3” by 6” plum tomato. Excellent flavor and very few seeds make this a perfect tomato for processing or drying. Fruits hold well on the vine.
Orange ParucheCherry6766-75Semi-DeterminateHybridF1, ToMV, TMVBrilliant orange fruits are irresistible, and vitamin packed. Sweet and flavorful. Very productive. Winner of Territorial Seed taste test.
Oregon SpringSalad7066-75DeterminateOpen-PollinatedVEarly variety yields loads of meaty, 3-5 oz fruits with excellent flavor. Compact plants set fruit in cool weather and yield all season long. Nearly seedless. Perfect for ketchup and sauces.
Paul RobesonSlicer9076-90IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomLarge (up to 20 oz.) beeksteak-type fruit that are maroon-black shouldered, sweet, very juicy, and flavorful.
PeronCherry7066-75Semi-DeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomCompact vines are fairly disease resistant. Deep-red 3-6 oz, flavorful slicer, dense-fleshed and meaty with little core. Skins are thick and tough--easy for peeling, crack-resistant, keeps well.
Pomodoro SquisitoPlum7266-75IndeterminateHybridHR: F1, ToMV, V, IR: TYLCVThis San Marzano hybrid produces heavy clusters of elongated, deep-red, meaty fruit with minimal seed cavity for sauce, ketchup, and soup. Vigorous plants resist blossom-end rot.
Purple Zebra
7066-75IndeterminateHybridLB, LM, ToMV, TSWV, TYLCV, VGreen-streaked, deep red skin, billiard-ball-sized fruit with thick, smooth, dark purple flesh. Rich and flavorful—umami with a bit of sweet. Long vining plants are very disease resistant and the fruit resists cracking.
Red Rosso SicilianSlicer8076-90IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomDeeply ribbed, intensely red fruit of up to 5 oz. Firm, solid flesh, somewhat hollow seed cavity--a star for stuffing or paste. Ribbing gives slices a lovely scalloped look. Richly flavored and beautiful.
RomaPlum7676-90DeterminateOpen-PollinatedF1, V, N, A, LBRed, pear-shaped fruits that are nice and meaty, with very few seeds. Well-known paste-type tomato, perfect for sauces, pastes and ketchup.
San MarzanoPlum8076-90IndeterminateOpen-PollinatedBright-red, slightly rectangular. Large clusters of 3 1/2” fruits. High in sugars, pectin, and flavor for the richest sauces, pastes, and soups.
SiletzSlicer6050-65DeterminateF1, VOne of the most reliable slicing tomatoes. The flavor-packed parthenocarpic red tomatoes, up to 4" in size, are nearly seedless. Expect several bursts of ripe tomatoes per season.
Striped Roman
Plum8076-90IndeterminateOpen-PollinatedThese long, roma-shaped tomatoes have orange stripes running down the length of the fruit. Tomatoes are very thick and meaty with a nice rich flavor. Plants stay moderately compact and have a good yield.
StupiceSalad5250-65IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomDeep red, 2-3 inch fruits. Very sweet, tangy and flavorful. Cold-tolerant tomato popular with those who have short growing seasons.
SungoldCherry6250-65IndeterminateHybridF2, V, TMVBright apricot-orange round globes. Sweet fruity flavor. Reliable, prolific producer. 1 ¼ inches across on long, 10–15 fruit, grape-like trusses.
Sunrise SaucePlum6050-65DeterminateHybridF1, VAn outstanding roma, early, large-fruited, productive and delicious. Compact plants yield heavily for processing into sauce or salsa. The 3–4 oz. fruit are meaty and sweet for fresh eating.
Golden-orange beauty. Sugar-sweetness and flavor, superb texture, and a tangy taste. The ½ oz fruits grow on large, prolific plants.
Super Sweet 100Cherry6550-65IndeterminateHybridScarlet-colored, cherry-sized fruits are high in Vitamin C. Bursting with sugary flavor. They grow in long clusters and produce into the fall.
Sweet MillionCherry6666-75IndeterminateHybridF1, TMVDark-red fruits grow in long chains. Super-sweet. Slightly larger than Sweet 100. Matures early and continues producing until frost.
SweetieCherry7066-75IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomBite-sized heirloom tomatoes, deliciously sweet, are produced on vigorous plants. Fruits are good size for eating out of hand, or for salads.
Tasty Pink Beefsteak
Slicer7566-75IndeterminateOpen-PollinatedDelicious, dark pink fruits are meaty with a mild-but-tasty classic fresh tomato flavor. Fruits average 16 to 20 oz. but can weigh up to 3 pounds and have thin skins. Vigorous plants produce heavy yields.
TaxiSalad7066-75DeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomBright yellow 4-6 oz sweet, meaty fruits. Good for slicing making them perfect for sandwiches. Can be grown well in most areas.
Terenzo - ContainerCherry5650-65Dwarf DeterminateHybridAAS Winner. Juicy, red, cherry fruits average 1¼” across. Compact dwarf plants, 16-20" tall and 20" wide, excel in containers and hanging basket.
Vernissage Green
Salad7566-75IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated2 to 3 oz. saladette; pleasantly sweet, very good for fresh eating, salads, drying, or sauces. Healthy, adaptable, productive over a long season. Pale green fruits with dark green stripes. Pick when fruits begin to soften.
VeronaPlum6766-75IndeterminateHybridHR: F2/V,
Similar to Juliet, but with even tastier, somewhat more plump, deep-red "cocktail plum" fruits averaging 2 1/2 oz. Long clusters on a medium-vigorous vine.
Wood's Famous BrimmerSlicer7676-90IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomLarge 3"-4" red fruit of perfect round shape. It makes the perfect BLT sandwich. This heirloom yields wildly off-the-books quantities of monster 1-2 lb red tomatoes.
Yellow PerfectionCherry7566-75IndeterminateOpen-Pollinated, HeirloomPotato leaf plant produces 1 1/2"-2" (golf ball size) round, brilliant-yellow, thin-skinned and delicious heirloom tomato fruits. Great for snacking and salads. Suitable for cooler climates.

Disease Resistance
A Alternaria Stem Canker
AB Early Blight (Alternaria solani)
CR Crack Resistance
F1 Fusarium Wilt Race 1
F2 Fusarium Wilt Races 1 and 2
F3 Fusarium Wilt Races 0, 1, and 2
HR High Resistance
IR Intermediate Resistance
LB Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans)
LM Leaf Mold
N Nematodes
St/L Stemphylium (Gray Leaf Spot)
TMV Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToANV Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
ToMV Tomato Mosaic Virus (Strains 0, 1, and 2)
TSWV Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
TYLCV Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
V Verticillium Wilt