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Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Harvesting Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Tomatoes are self-pollinating but can occasionally be cross-pollinated by insects. Grow different varieties at least 10 ft. apart. Save seeds from at least 3 different plants. To harvest heirloom tomato seeds, cut open the tomato and scoop out the seeds and pulp. Place in a bowl or jar and add some water. Let sit at room temp. for 2-4 days and stir once a day to prevent mold from forming. Each day pour off the pulp and seeds that float to the top. The viable seeds will have sunk to the bottom. After 4 days, remove and rinse the viable seeds. Spread them on screens or newspaper to dry for a week or two. Roll up the paper and seal in a container. When you are ready to plant, you can simply tear off a piece of paper with a seed on it. The paper will disintegrate. If you dry seeds on a screen, when they are fully dry collect seed and store in a bag or jar. Harvest tomato seeds annually.

Red Cherry (Large)

Equally famous for being easy to grow and tasting delicious! The red cherry tomato plant produces abundant clusters of smallish, vibrant colored fruit. Use Red Cherry Tomatoes in fresh garden salads, or a plethora of other dishes. 
Maturity: 75 days

Marmande VF

A classic French tomato that generates early, solid yields of tasty and beautiful red fruits. The Marmande VF grows well in cooler climates and is tolerant to Verticillium wilt and Fusarium wilt (thus the VF in the name). 
Maturity: 78 days


One of the old-time favorites of the home gardener and one of the best heirloom tomatoes on the market as it is humidity-, disease-, and crack-resistant. The plant yields a high volume of medium sized globe-shaped tomatoes, versatile enough to fit just about any dish—salad, sandwich, or canned. Plant marglobe heirloom tomato seeds in your garden and harvest early tomatoes this spring!
Maturity: 78 days


The king of the slicing tomatoes! The Beefsteak tomato produces juicy fruit of up to 2 pounds each! An old time heirloom favorite, the Beefsteak Tomato is perfect for just about any dish, but it is particularly famous for being served raw in salads or sandwiches. Plant Beefsteak Tomato seeds in a sunny spot and enjoy a beautiful and bountiful harvest.
Maturity: 85 days


Unique yellow tomatillo with contrasting purple blush (1½” diameter), delicious, sweet flavor. Very prolific and easy to grow. Transplant outdoors when soil has warmed. Plants are self-supporting, but sprawl over a large area. Cage or trellis when space is limited. 
Maturity: 90-100 days

Amish Paste

Bright red 8-12 ounce fruits vary in shape from oxheart to rounded plum. Delicious flesh is juicy and meaty, excellent for sauce or fresh eating. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant your heirloom tomato seeds in full sun.
Maturity: 85 days

Cherokee Purple

Uniquely colored dusty rosebrown fruits weigh up to 12 ounces. Delicious sweet flesh. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. You should also plant these in full sun.
Maturity: 75-90 days

Sweet Pea

Hundreds of fruits per plant. Excellent tomato flavor with a hint of wine. Fruits are borne in trusses of 10-12 on plants with a spreading habit. Great for use as a garnish. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
Maturity: 75-80 days

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