Collection, Blue Ribbon Tomatoes
Collection contains one packet of each variety listed below.
- Salvaterra's Select
- Mexico Midget
- Trucker's Favorite
- Igleheart Yellow Cherry
- Italian Heirloom
We reserve the right to substitute seed varieties in all collections in case of shortages.
Salvaterra's Select [Paste/Sauce]
Winner of our 2017 Tomato Tasting - Paste/ Sauce division. The great meaty texture is paired with tangy, sweet flavor that makes it an ideal sauce tomato. Fruits measure 2½-3¾". At Seed Savers Exchange (zone 4B), it was a bit later maturing but had above average productivity. Grown by Charles Salvaterra since the early 1980s, this heirloom tomato has been shared within the Hazleton, Pennsylvania community since the 1950s. Indeterminate, 70-80 days from transplant.
Mexico Midget [Cherry]
Winner of SSE’s 2014 Tomato Tasting. Hundreds of ½-¾" dark red cherry tomatoes on each plant. Huge tomato flavor for such small fruits. Great for salads or selling in pints. Plants produce throughout the entire growing season. Indeterminate, 60-70 days from transplant.
Trucker's Favorite [Slicing]
This is the best strain of Trucker’s Favorite in SSE’s tomato collection. Uniform 3" pink globes grow in clusters of 3-4. Excellent flavor. Productive plants with good blight resistance. Indeterminate, 75 days from transplant.
Igleheart Yellow Cherry [Cherry]
Winner of 2015 SSE Tomato Tasting. When the parents of James Igleheart of Indiana lived in Connecticut around 1960 they received these seeds from their Italian gardener. James’ wife, Diane, serves the tomato to guests and encourages them to save the seed and plant it. Yellow cherry tomatoes with a sweet, rich flavor and moderate acidity. Indeterminate. 70-80 days from transplant.
Winner of SSE’s 2011 Tomato Tasting and runner-up in 2012. Donated to SSE by Missouri farmer Larry Pierce, who received his seeds from an Amish woman in Seymour, Missouri. She originally got her seeds from a doctor she worked for whose family had brought the seeds with them from Germany. Luscious pink beefsteaks weighing up to one pound. Indeterminate, 70-80 days from transplant.
Italian Heirloom [Slicing]
Winner of SSE’s 2012 Tomato Tasting. Outstanding variety from Italy. Plants are loaded with red fruits weighing over a pound. One of the most productive varieties we have grown at Heritage Farm. Excellent full tomato flavor. Ideal for slicing and canning—very little waste and easy to peel. Indeterminate, 70-80 days from transplant.