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Nahuelbuta Pink
Nahuelbuta Pink
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Heirloom from Chile. Seeds sent to Gary Ibsen from Alejandro Bustamante, Chile. "The seeds have been in the family for more than 50 years and haven't been exposed to other tomato breeds." The seeds were taken from a tomato produced in the Nahuelbuta Mountains in Chile (IX Region). Indeterminate, regular leaf plant produces 12-16 oz., 3-5", pink, oblate tomatoes with intense tomatoey flavors, well balanced between sweet and acid. A wonderful tomato for slicing into a sandwich or salad. Does well in high altitude and cooler climates.
A Grappoli D'Iverno tomato
A Grappoli D'Iverno Tomato Seeds
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Very old Italian variety that dates back to the early 1900s. The name means 'winter grapes' in Italian. The direct translation is "bunches of winter tomatoes".
Compact indeterminate, regular leaf, bushy plant produces huge amounts of red, oval, cherry fruits that are good keepers, and can be stored for 4-6 weeks after picking. Strong acidic flavor, very firm flesh and very tasty. Resembles little Roma tomatoes. Italian farmers are known for hanging the fruit-covered vines so the fruit would stay fresh and could be harvested well into the winter.
Djena Lee's Golden Girl (Original Round Strain)
Djena Lee's Golden Girl (Original Round Strain)
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An heirloom in Djena Lee's family since 1921. Djena (pronounced 'Shena') who was part Indian, was the granddaughter of Minnesota financier, Jim Lee. In 1929 she gave plants to her young friend, Reverend Morrow, who grew the variety for many years. Djena Lee's tomato won first prize at the Chicago Fair for several years in the 1920's. Djena Lee's Golden Girl produces 8-10 oz., richly flavored, round, meaty fruit with a vibrant golden-orange color. Its sweetness is nicely balanced with a wonderful pulse of acidity for a pleasant tangy feel in the mouth. This is the original round strain.
Les's Sweet Japanese tomato
Les's Sweet Japanese
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An heirloom sent to Gary Ibsen by Bob Kieser of Pekin, IL. Bob got the seeds from an old friend Les Gauwitz, who planted them for many years and claimed, "they were the sweetest tomatoes I ever tasted." He called them 'Japanese tomatoes.' Bob, who has been growing this variety for more than 20 years said, "if you make tomato juice from these tomatoes it almost tastes like you added a bit of sugar to each jar." Renamed in 2015 by Gary Ibsen to Les's Sweet Japanese.
Indeterminate, Regular leaf plant produces heavy crops of HUGE, red, paste-shaped tomato, 10-14 oz., 4-6" long and 2-3" wide. A wonderful choice for sauce or tomato juice or adding to cooked tomato dishes.


Pakenham Pear
Pakenham Pear Tomato Seeds
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Family heirloom from Australia. Seeds sent to Gary Ibsen from Savior Schembri, Victoria, Australia. Indeterminate, regular leaf plant produces high yields of 4-6 oz., 2-3", red, attractively unique, pear-shaped, paste tomatoes with good. well-balanced, mild flavors. A good sauce and salad tomato.
Menehune tomato
Menehune
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Seeds from Gary Cass, who grows many tomato varieties on the Big Island of Hawaii. Gary Cass gave the seeds to Gary Ibsen. Seeds for this variety germinates fast and "grows like a weed." Gary Cass found the seed in the Center for Genetic Resources (CGN) in Holland, listed as Lycopersicon succentrianum, while he was searching for wild species. This variety originally came from the wild tomato collection of H. Georgiev, Bulgaria. Cass named the variety Menehune after the mythical small people of Hawaii. Indeterminate, regular leaf plant produces lots of tiny beefsteak tomatoes, about 1.5"-2" in diameter with flavor better than the similar looking Ceylon variety. They have a 7-8 or more locules, unusual for such a small tomato. A good tomato for salads and making delicious sauces or salsa.

Hungry Hill Pink
Hungry Hill Pink
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A Kentucky heirloom. Seeds sent to Gary Ibsen in 2015 from Dennis Dailey, KY., who received the seeds from, "a man who received the seeds from his great grandparents, who grew them throughout his life, and had no heirs to pass the seeds to. He wanted to leave seeds for someone who would continue to grow them." He reported that Hungry Hill Pink has been growing on Webb Ridge, near Olive Hill, KY, for more than 150 years. Dennis said he grew a plant in 2013 that reached 12' in height and produced a tomato over 3 lbs. With the seeds Dennis attached the message, "Please spread these. They are amazing, delicious and beautiful." He then requested that we share these seeds "with your best growers." Indeterminate, regular leaf plant that produces good crops of large, 1-3 lbs., pink, oblate tomatoes with full, complex old-fashioned, tomatoey flavors.
Giant Red Oxheart
Giant Red Oxheart
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A Kentucky heirloom. Seeds sent to Gary Ibsen in 2015 from Dennis
Dailey, KY. who received the seeds from "a man who received the seeds
from his great grandparents, who has grown them throughout his life, and
has no heirs to pass the seeds to. He wanted to leave seeds for someone
who would continue to grow them." He reported that Giant Red Oxheart  has
been growing on Webb Ridge, near Olive Hill, KY for more than 100
years and was one of his family's two tomatoes. With the seeds Dennis attached the
message, "Please spread these. They are amazing, delicious and
beautiful." He then requested that we share these seeds, "with your best
growers." Indeterminate, regular leaf plant that produces good crops
of huge, 1-2 lbs., red, oxheart tomatoes with full, delicious flavors.
   
 
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