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TOMATOES

VEGETABLE SEEDS

(Lycopersicon Lycopersicum). Tomatoes need warm conditions to germinate, ideally 18 to 23 deg. C. soil temperature. Use of a heat tray is recommended in cool areas. Sow seed August to November (cold): August to December (temp): AYR in tropics. Plant outdoors when all danger of frost is past (cold and temp), spacing plants about 60cm apart with 1 to 1.5 metres between rows. Keep soil moist but avoid either too much or too little water. 300-400 s/g
Tasmanian Customers: Please note that all tomato seed to Tasmania is treated to comply with Quarantine Regulations.

TOMATO TRUSS TYPE

While all Tomatoes produce trusses (bunches) of flowers, the "truss" types all ripen evenly.

trussty-hybrid

1977: Trussty Hybrid

A good quality red truss tomato with excellent flavour. Trusses typically have 5 to 6 fruit. Good disease resistance. This variety proved OUTSTANDING both outdoors and in the polyhouse.

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TOMATO LONGKEEPING TYPES

These cultivars have the ability to store when ripe for up to 3 months after harvest, allowing fresh tomatoes long after outdoor fruit has finished. Store in a single layer in any cool dry area. Do not refrigerate. Taste much better than expected from out of season fruit.

keepsake

1927: Keepsake

A long keeping type with solid red fruit. Does not keep as well as Longkeeper, but has much better appearance.

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longkeeper

1940: Longkeeper

Exceptionally long keeping cultivar with. semi determinate (minimal staking only). Fruit look barely ripe, but are rich red inside. Packets only.

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TOMATO COCKTAIL TYPES

Great used whole in salads.

baby-red-pear

1968: Baby Red Pear

Small red pear shaped fruit with incredible flavour. Tall plants, very productive. (approx 800 s/g.).

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black-cherry

1925: Black Cherry

Excellent crops of very sweet “Black” fruit around 2cm across. Plant requires staking.

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juliette-hybrid

1937: Juliette Hybrid

An elongated cherry type with juicy mini Roma style fruit produced on long trusses. Plants are vigorous, fruit resists cracking. Requires staking.

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sweet-cherry

1978: Sweet Cherry

A tall open pollinated variety similar to Sweet Bite Hybrid. A prolific, tasty and hardy cherry tomato. Worthwhile.

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tiny-tim

1954: Tiny Tim

Miniature bush with 2 to 3 cm. fruit. Excellent for pots, baskets or garden. Very ornamental with excellent taste. Packets only.

Sorry, this product is sold out for 2020.

tommy-toe

1935: Tommy Toe

Very vigorous and productive cultivar with excellent tasting apricot size fruit.

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yellow-baby

1956: Yellow Baby

Tiny pear-shaped yellow fruit that are ideal as cocktail tomatoes. Incredibly prolific. (approx 800 s/g.).

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TOMATO RED FRUITED BUSH TYPES

Normally neither staked nor pruned.

aussie-red

1961: Aussie Red

Sturdy bushes that don’t require staking. Fruit flattened, quite large and ribbed. Excellent taste. Early maturing, it performs well under cool conditions.

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burnley-gem

1938: Burnley Gem (new!)

0pen pollinated determinate variety.with resistance to Fusarium Wilt. Plants to 60 cm. Early maturing. Fruit round, 5 to 7 cm.

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ky1

1951: KY1

An old favourite with vigorous non staking bushes. The flattened fruit are borne in profusion. Early maturing with excellent flavour.

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patio-op

1919: Patio OP

Open Pollinated. Excellent mid size fruit on compact plants. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Requires no staking. Fruit typically 85g - 113g. Matures approx 70 days from transplanting.

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roma-vf

1952: Roma VF

Prolific pear-shaped fruit ideal for bottling or general use. Resistant to Fusarium and Verticillium Wilt.

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siberian

1928: Siberian

Capable of producing fruit in short season situations. Bush vigorous. Fruit medium, round and red. Packets only.

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TALL RED VARIETIES

Pruning and staking required.

amish-paste

1971: Amish Paste

Very old cultivar with solid slightly elongated fruit and a high solids content. Ideal for sauces, drying, pastes etc. Excellent taste. Packets only.

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apollo-improved-hybrid

1962: Apollo Improved Hybrid

Medium to large round fruit from reliable, vigorous high yielding plants. Suits cooler districts. Resists Verticillium and Fusarium wilts and Root Knot Nematodes. Packets only. Fresh seeds expected in July.

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big-beef-hyb

1965: Big Beef Hyb. (new!)

A large Beefsteak tomato with very high yields, exceptional flavour and superior disease resistance. Long cropping period. Superb for slicing etc. Recommended.

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brandywine-pink

1960: Brandywine Pink

This old American cultivar has long been regarded as having superior taste. It is a very vigorous "Potato Leaf' type with large pink/red flattened fruit of superb flavour. Can be an inconsistent cropper in some seasons. Late maturing. Packets only.

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burnley-surecrop

1944: Burnley Surecrop

Early maturing with resistance to Verticillium Wilt, this smooth skinned cultivar produces a shorter plant with heavy crops of good tasting fruit. Matures 2 weeks earlier than Grosse Lisse. Packets only.

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carmello-hybrid

1941: Carmello Hybrid

Large slightly flattened fruit on vigorous vine. A prolific cropper with resistance to Nematodes, Verticillium wlit, Fusarium wilt, Grey Mould and Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Packets only.

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college-challenger

1945: College Challenger

Best described as an early Grosse Lisse,(2 weeks earlier), but more prolific and superior cultivar.

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grosse-lisse

1949: Grosse Lisse

One of the older and most reliable tomatoes with large solid fruit. Mid season to late maturity. Requires staking but very little pruning. Probably Australia’s favourite tomato.

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healthkick-hybrid

1979: Healthkick Hybrid

This high yielding roma style tomato produces sweet bright red fruit that contain up to 50% more cancer fighting lypocene than normal tomatoes. Plants are quite short, but do require staking. Ideal for large containers.

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kelstar

1959: Kelstar

Keeps on producing beautiful fruit even after weather cools down. Fruit still on bushes when growth finally ceases can be picked and will ripen to perfection in a warm room. Usually staked and pruned to 2 leaders.

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long-tom

1926: Long Tom

Medium height plants producing very large solid Roma style fruit. Colour an attractive red/pink. Excellent for bottling and sauces. Introduced many years ago by Italian migrants. Packets only.

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mande-hybrid

1969: Mande Hybrid

A tall vigorous variety with good disease resistance and excellent yields of attractive good sized fruit. Fruit sets well in both the garden and polyhouse.

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moneymaker

1930: Moneymaker

Vigorous plants loaded with smooth attractive fruit. Performs well in glasshouses and tolerates high humidity well. Good in cool areas too. Packets only.

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mortgage-lifter

1955: Mortgage Lifter

An old cultivar with large solid flattened fruit of good flavour. Plants are vigorous, maturity is midseason to late.

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oxheart

1947: Oxheart

This heritage cultivar has large heart shaped solid fruit. Has been a home garden favourite for years. Fruit have a pink/red skin and often exceed 1 kg. Performs best in warm districts. Packets only.

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pedersens-beefsteak

1942: Pedersens Beefsteak

Reliable solid red Beefsteak type. Selected for over 40 years for its earliness. Produces solid round fruit with excellent yields and taste. Requires staking.

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principe-borghese

1932: Principe Borghese

Superb for use as a sun dried tomato and for sauces. Fruit are typically 3 cm in diameter and are produced in great numbers. Requires staking.

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rouge-de-marmande

1953: Rouge de Marmande

Will set fruit in cooler weather than most others. Fruit is flattish, sometimes a little rough but has good flavour.

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salad-special

1936: Salad Special (new!)

Late season variety producing small to medium globe shaped fruit in clusters. Plants require staking. Excellent in cooler areas.

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san-marzano

1931: San Marzano

Vigorous plants produce excellent crops of cylindrical fruit typically 9 cm long. The best sauce cultivar. We feel this is a much better cultivar than Roma for the home gardener.

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stuffing

1922: Stuffing (new!)

Medium sized orange-red tomatoes that are ideal for stuffing. Plants are indeterminate, requiring stakes. Matures in around 78 days.

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COLOURED TALL VARIETIES

black-krim

1933: Black Krim

Medium to large flattened "black" fruit leave other black varieties far behind. Full of flavour, good yields and remarkably hardy.

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black-russian

1972: Black Russian

A “black” tomato with sweet medium size round fruit with purple skin and flesh. Delicious. Packets only.

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golden-sunrise

1974: Golden Sunrise

Very sweet, low acid golden yellow fruit. Fruit is round and medium size. Resists Target Spot. Prune to two leaders. Stake.

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grosse-lisse-yellow

1924: Grosse Lisse Yellow

As for the regular red Grosse Lisse but with yellow fruit.

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jubilee

1950: Jubilee

Tall growing plant with solid golden fruit. Like a gold Grosse Lisse. This fine tomato has very few seeds.

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oxheart-yellow

1923: Oxheart Yellow

Similar to regular oxheart, but the fruit is yellow.

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tigerella

1948: Tigerella

Huge crops of delicious red-yellow stripped tomatoes with exceptional flavour. One of our highest yielding varieties. Fruit medium size. Requires staking.

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yellow-stuffer

1943: Yellow Stuffer (new!)

The yellow fruit look like a yellow bell capsicum. The partially hollow fruit are ideal for stuffing. Requires staking. Matures in around 2 months after transplanting.

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OTHER "TOMATOES"

Not to Western Australia

verde-puebla

1964: Verde Puebla

Not to Western Australia. An early maturing Tomatillo producing large flattened green fruit in a papery husk. Large plants.

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TOMATOES

tomato-collection

1929: Tomato Collection

A range of staking types. Included are BabyYellow Pear (Mini cocktail), Pedersens Beefsteak (Red Beefsteak), San Marzano (Tall Roma), Black Russian (Round Black), and College Challenger (Imprv.Grosse Lisse).

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tomato-heirloom-mixed

2090: Tomato Heirloom Mixed

Eight varieties make up this mix. Included are Mortgage Lifter (pink), Brandywine Red (red), Kellogs Breakfast (orange), Aunty Ruby's Green (green), Black Krim (black), Yellow Brandywine (yellow), Big Rainbow (bicoloured), and Great White (white).

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