Pink and Red Beefsteak
Aker’s West- A very pretty, large heirloom tomato- this one tastes as good as it looks. Large, vigorous plants produce big harvests of absolutely delicious red tomatoes brimming with sweet, rich flavor. Each tomato weighs about 1 lb., and is mostly smooth with very little cracking or other blemishes. A treasured family heirloom from West Virginia. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Anna Russian- Brought to Oregon by a Russian immigrant years ago. Pinkish red, heart-shaped fruits that weigh a pound with outstanding flavor. Indeterminate. 65 days.
Arkansas Traveler- Bred by the University of Arkansas and well known for its ability to produce fruit in hot weather. Abundant crops of pink tomatoes that are 6 to 8 ounces and very flavorful. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Aunt Ginny- A productive heirloom beefsteak tomato of German origin that was brought into circulation by Rick Burkhart of Indiana whose family has raised it for 25 years. Our organic tomato seeds produce big, indeterminate, vigorous, potato-leaf tomato plants that yield abundant crops of 1-pound, deep-pink, juicy tomatoes with little cracking. Considered among the best heirloom tomatoes. Indeterminate. 79 days.
Aussie Heirloom- A favorite heirloom tomato variety from Australia. Dependable red tomato for the market, home and as a show tomato. Indeterminate, regular-leaf tomato plants that dependably yield picture-perfect, copious amounts of 1-2 lb., glossy-red, meaty, fluted, beefsteak tomatoes that are LOADED with delicious, bold, rich and complex tomato-y flavors. Great disease resistance. Good show tomato. One to impress your friends with.
Big Raspberry- Imagine tremendous harvests of pretty pink-red scalloped tomatoes with great flavor and you have the essence of what Big Raspberry offers. Perhaps the name comes from the fruit’s rosy pink color or from the way it covers the plant like raspberries on the bush. These meaty sweet tomatoes become 6 to 10 oz and really load up on vigorous potato-leaf plants. Heirloom variety. Indeterminate. 75 days.
Brandywine- An Amish heirloom that dates back to 1885 and is the world’s best tomato. 1-1/2 pound pink fruits, prone to cracking but worth it in flavor. Indeterminate. 95 days. One of Peaceful Belly’s favorite tomatoes.
Boxcar Willy- What this variety offers is a very heavy crop of good-sized, smooth red tomatoes with delicious flavor, ranging from 5 to 10 ounces. Because of their abundance and medium to large size, they could well be a mainstay of your crop, providing excellent tasting fruit for a variety of uses throughout a long season. 80 days.
Costoluto Genovese- Italian heirloom. Large, deep red and absolutely delicious. Does well in heat and cool. Indeterminate. 78 days.
Crimson Fancy- 9oz bright red fruit with good sweet flavor, excellent dieses resistance. Good producer. Indeterminate 75 days.
Crnkovic Yugoslavian- Superb, sweet flavor in 1 lb. pink beefsteaks that are capable of becoming huge. This is a prolific bearer with outstandingly good taste. Indeterminate. 80 to 85 days.
Dinner Plate- Heart-shaped red tomatoes are so large that one slice can fill a dinner plate. Fruit has delicious flavor, fine quality, and an average weight of 1-1/2 to 2 lbs. Heavy bearer and a superior slicing tomato. Heirloom variety. Indeterminate. 90-100 days.
Druzba- An heirloom from Bulgaria, this variety bears large harvests of perfectly smooth and round, deep-red tomatoes that weigh between 8 ounces and 1 lb. Flavor is outstanding, with just the right combination of sweetness and tartness, and fruit is juicy and blemish-free. Indeterminate. 80 to 85 days.
German Red Strawberry- German heirloom produces large, red, ox-heart-shaped tomatoes that are shaped like a much larger strawberry. Plants yield an abundance of meaty, 3-inch wide by 3 1/2-inch long fruit that can grow to 1 pound. Shape of fruits can be inconsistent. Copious amount of delicious, robust, “old-tomato” flavors with a lingering sweetness.
Giant Belgium- Huge, sweet, pink fruits, so sweet that some people use them for wine. Solid meat one slice per sandwich. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Mortgage Lifter- An old pink variety still in demand by gardeners. Well-shaped, large fruit is very meaty with few seeds, similar to Giant Belgium, but not quite as big. Folklore says this variety was named by a man who sold this crop to pay off a farm he was about to lose. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Omar Lebanese- The seed of this variety reached America via a Lebanese college student who obtained it from farmers living in the Lebanese hills. Juicy pink beefsteak fruit has exceptional flavor that is rich and delicious. Tomatoes tend to be quite large, averaging 1 1/2 pounds. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Pink and Red Medium
Abraham Lincoln- This old-time variety really loads up with an abundance of 6 to 10 ounce round red tomatoes that are packed with great tomato flavor. They have a tender, fine texture and a fair amount of acid that is nicely tempered with sweetness. This variety has been popular since the early 1920′s, and it is no wonder considering its productivity and flavor. Indeterminate. 77 days.
Caspian Pink- Russian heirloom variety from the area between the Caspian and Black Seas. Large, pink beefsteak fruits average 10 to 12 ounces with a plentiful set and fairly early maturity for a tomato of this type. The sweet yet rich flavor is outstanding and has prompted some tasters to compare it favorably to Brandywine. Unlike Brandywine, this variety has regularly-shaped foliage. 80 days.
Momotaro- This is the most popular tomato in Japan, where gardeners prefer their tomatoes pink and sweetly flavored. Hybrid plants produce abundant crops of round, medium-sized, perfectly smooth tomatoes with no blemishes or imperfections. Their taste is wonderful, intensely rich and sweet, with just the right amount of acid. We think that this variety will also catch on with American gardeners once they find out how delicious it is. Indeterminate. 74 days.
Rose de Berne – A lovely name describes this very beautiful dark pink tomato that is shaped like a perfect globe, smooth and round with no blemishes. Fruits are medium size, 6 to 8 oz., and boast flavor that is as impressive as its pretty appearance. These tomatoes have a thin skin, are juicy, and filled with sweet flavor that is wonderfully balanced with a bit of zing. Very productive plants yield a heavy crop. Swiss heirloom. Indeterminate. 75 days.
Sioux- This heirloom variety was originally released in 1944 by the University of Nebraska and is worth planting today because of its incredible flavor and reliably large harvests even in hot weather. Although this appears to be an average size (6 oz.), unassuming red tomato, you just have to grow it to believe how good it is — sweet yet tangy and full of those rich, complex flavors that make a delicious tomato memorable. Extraordinary taste in a round, red tomato. Indeterminate.
Aunt Ruby’s German Green – Green beefsteak with a deliciously sweet flavor that’s enhanced by a spicy undertone. 12 to 16 oz fruit. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Cherokee Green- Heirloom seeds produce big, leafy, regular-leaf plants similar to Cherokee Purple that yields 12-16 oz. beefsteak tomatoes that are amber green with a yellowish hue when ripe. This is one of the best tasting, most flavorful of all the green tomatoes. A very fine slicer tomato, good in salads.
Green Zebra- Full ripened fruits are bright green and have a tangy tomato flavor. Indeterminate. 78 days.
Lime Green Salad- Diminutive plants bloom with bouquet-type sprays followed by loads of small lime green tomatoes that ripen further to amber. 3 to 5 oz. fruit is chartreuse inside and full of juice and good, tangy flavor that is somewhat spicy. This is a wonderful variety for growing in containers since plants stay small yet provide a big harvest. If planting in the garden, put these in front as an attractive border. Very tasty and novel variety. Determinate. 58 days. Can be grown in a pot.
Deep Purple to Brown
Black- Compact plants bear plenty of wonderfully rich, dark mahogany-brown tomatoes that average about 4 ozs. Black tomatoes have a delicious blend of sugar and acid and a distinctive, complex flavor that is to be savored. Some folks say this variety is one of the best-tasting black tomatoes and prefer it also for its nice, medium size. Russian heirloom. Indeterminate. 80-85 days. Can be grown in a pot.
Black Krim- Black to purple with an incredible flavor of tangy and sweet. 80 days.
Black From Tula- Deep reddish-brown beefsteak tomato has a rich, sweet flavor that is delicious. Fruit is smooth in texture and weighs from 8 to 12 oz. This outstanding variety is very productive and seems to set well even when weather turns hot. Russian heirloom. Indeterminate. 75-80 days.
Carbon- Winner of the 2005 “Heirloom Garden Show” best tasting tomato award. These have won taste awards coast to coast in the last few years. The fruit are smooth, large, and beautiful, being one of the darkest and prettiest of the purple types we have seen. They seem to have an extra dose of the complex flavor that makes dark tomatoes famous. 90 days.
Cherokee Chocolate- A stabilized version of the Cherokee Purple. Very productive plants with same great flavor as its sister. 75 days. Cherokee Purple- Medium pink brown fruits. Wonderful flavor. Exhibit tolerance to mild drought as well as common disease. Indeterminate. One of Peaceful Belly’s favorites. 80 days.
Nyagous- Black tomatoes appear in clusters of 8oz. fruits. Their flavor is excellent. 80 days.
Paul Robeson- One of the most highly regarded black tomatoes. Sweet maroon fruits sweet yet tangy. Russian heirloom. 75 days.
Pruden’s Purple– Pruden’s Purple Heirloom Tomato was developed from the Brandywine heirloom tomato. Many folks find this tomato variety comparable in every way to the favorite Brandywine. It has even ranked higher at times in my taste trials. Great for hot day and cool night climate.
Yellow and Orange
Amma Orange- Huge orange beef steak that can reach 2 lbs. Flavor is pleasant. Named for Amana, Iowa. Indeterminate. 90 Days.
Aunt Gertie’s Gold- This is not only one of the best-tasting yellow tomatoes, but it is one of the best-tasting tomatoes of any color. Fruit is typically about 1 lb. with beautiful golden color. While their shape can be a little irregular, their delicious taste is absolutely wonderful, fruity, and sweet yet complex. Large plants have potato-leaved foliage. This is the tomato you’ll look for every time you go out into the garden to pick something delectable for dinner. Heirloom variety from Virginia. Indeterminate. 75-80 days.
Azoychka- Delightful small yellow beefsteak tomato that matures early. Smooth lemon yellow fruit about 8oz. pleasantly sweet with a delicious hint of citrus. 70 days.
Brandywine Yellow- Golden yellow with great flavor. Indeterminate. 100 days.
Dixie Golden Giant- Grown by the Amish since the 1930’s. Huge golden beef steak tomatoes have delicious fruity flavor with few seeds. Indeterminate. 90 days.
Dr. Wychel’s Yellow- Named after Dr. Wychel, who supposedly lived in the mountains and fertilized his garden with manure from a nearby zoo. Undoubtedly one of the best tasting yellow tomatoes to be found. A beefsteak heirloom that produces slightly flattened, smooth, blemish-free, golden-yellow fruit with a meaty interior and few seeds. It’s rich flavor and larger size sets this variety apart from other yellow heirlooms.
Flamme- Also known as Jaune Flamme, these beautiful orange salad tomatoes are very juicy and have a good, sweet flavor with fruity overtones. Tomatoes weigh 2 to 3 oz. and are a lovely persimmon orange color both inside and out. Extremely productive heirloom from France. Indeterminate. 70 days.
Garden Peach- 75 days. Abundant clusters of small yellow tomatoes with a pink blush. Mild flavor improves with storage.
Goldie- Deep orange beefsteak. Prolific tomato with great taste. Seed passed down for 10 years. The yellow version of a giant Belgium.
Gold Medal- Wonderful, 1-1/2 lb, yellow and red bi-color beefsteak tomato with pink marbling in blossom end, thin skin and luscious sweet, well-balanced flavors. Harvested ripe fruit lasted for a couple of weeks before showing signs of losing its beauty.
Jubilee- High yields of bright golden orange, large round fruits. Delicious taste. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Kellogg’s Breakfast- Lovely deep orange 1 lb. beefsteak. Rich flavor.
Lemon Boy- Lemon yellow. Large fruit with mild flavor. Great producer. Indeterminate. 72 days.
Persimmon- Beautiful, golden orange tomatoes have the best flavor of all orange tomatoes. 1 lb. beef steak fruits. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Sun Ray- Strong resistance to fusarium wilt. Rich, flavorful golden fruit. 75 days.
Tangerine- Deep yellow-orange, large beefsteak fruit is shaped like a tangerine. The texture is meaty and flavor is both sweet and rich. This variety is a heavy producer. Indeterminate. 80 to 85 days.
Tangella- Clusters of bright orange, 2 to 3 oz. round fruit are wonderfully flavored, sweet with a refreshing tartness that has a hint of lemon. Larger than a cherry. Very productive. 75 days.
Taxi- The best yellow tomato for short season gardeners. This determinate variety grows to about 2 feet tall and 2 feet across. Expect heavy yields of mild, non-acid tomatoes for 3-4 weeks. Great for the lunch box and salsas. 80 days. (Non acid.)
Ananas noir- (Black Pineapple) A most exciting new tomato, it is wonderful in every way. This unusual variety was developed by Pascal Moreau, a horticulturist from Belgium. The multi-colored, smooth fruit (green, yellow and purple mix) weigh about 1 1/2 lbs. The flesh is bright green with deep red streaks. Everyone loves their superb flavor that is outstanding, being both sweet and smoky with a hint of citrus.
Big Rainbow- Bi-colored beefsteak tomato with unique coloring weighs 2 lbs. and more. Ripe fruit has light yellow shoulders atop a golden-orange tomato with ruby red radiating from the blossom end. Some red streaks appear through the meaty flesh. Sweet flavor.
Copia- Very beautiful tomatoes – golden with red stripes. A cross between the green zebra and the marvel stripe. Very juicy, flavorful and sweet. 85 days.
Georgia Steak- Lovely bicolor fruits are rich gold blushed with pink. 1 to 2 pound sweet yet hearty fruits. Indeterminate. 90 days.
Hillbilly- Hails from the hills of West Virginia. Huge mild flavor beefsteak, colored the most unusual orange and yellow streaked and molted is shades of red. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Marvel Stripe- Large yellow red fruits have a sweet fruity taste that is absolutely delicious. 85 days.
Mr. Stripey (Tigrella)- Huge crops of red fruits with yellow stripes. Beautiful tomato with a rich tangy flavor. Indeterminate. 56 days.
Pineapple- Enormous, uniquely patterned yellow red striped fruits. Beefsteak type fruits, mild flavor. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Striped German- Beautiful 1-2 lb. fruit with red-yellow stripes and dense, juicy, red-yellow streaked flesh. Excellent sweet, complex flavors. Produces until frost.
Virginia Sweets- Best tasting, best producing golden-red bi-colors we have ever grown. Beautiful and enormous, weighing at least 1 lb each. Golden yellow beefsteaks are colored with red stripes that turn into a ruby blush on top of the golden fruit. Flavor is sweet and rich, and harvests are abundant. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Basinga- An heirloom mid-season variety with medium to large yields of very large, 4-inch, pale lemon-yellow globes with luscious and mild, sweet flavor. Very limited commercial availability. (Low Acid)
Big White Pink Stripe- Pale peach colored 4-inch globe slicer with pinkish blush on blossom end and peach-cream colored flesh inside. Meaty fruits with tropical flavor similar to melon but slight sweet-tart tang.
White Beauty- Slightly flattened, round tomato 6-8 oz. The fruit is creamy white on the inside and outside. Fruit has a luscious sweetness with enough acid balance to keep taste from being wimpy like many others of this color. Indeterminate. 85 days .
White Queen- White beefsteak with soft color and wonderful flavor.