Tomato Craigella

A standard Red tomato on Indeteminate vines Description Another of the selection from the 2019 seed swap that we didn’t have the space to grow, this heritage cultivar is said to be a selection from Ailsa Craig with very similar properties but without the greenback problems. If that’s the case then (unfortunately) it goes on…… Continue reading Tomato Craigella

Tomato Lukullus

A red standard sized heritage/open pollinated tomato on indeterminate vines. Description Another of the tomatoes from the 2019 seed swap that we didn’t have space to grow in 2020 so the description comes from the web, not our own experience. Said to be a German commercial variety from the 1900s and a cross between Danish…… Continue reading Tomato Lukullus

Tomato Father Frost

A “standard” red tomato on short potato leafed indeterminate vines Description This tomato is from the 2019 seed swap so this page will be updated as we get more information As a potato leafed variety, it is a little different from the standard tomato. However, it is supposed to be early and (in our experience)…… Continue reading Tomato Father Frost

Tomato Lemon Tree – Unusual shaped yellow fruit

A medium sized yellow tomato shaped a bit like a lemon with pointy end. Description We got this from the Lost Gardens of Heligan when we visited in June 2019. Obviously too late to try in 2019 so we grew this for the first time in 2020. Looking around the web it seems a slightly…… Continue reading Tomato Lemon Tree – Unusual shaped yellow fruit

Tomato Radio

Red large cherry tomato on indeterminate regular leafed plants.. Description Trying to find any information about this cultivar from the web was impossible because of the large number of hits about “Tomato Radio”. Regardless of what I tried to do to sort the wheat from the chaff I didn’t get anywhere. So what’s here is…… Continue reading Tomato Radio

Tomato Homosa

Medium sized red heritage tomato on an indeterminate plant. Description From the 2018 Seed Swap. A cultivar maintained by the Heritage Seed Library, and that’s all I can find on the web, no information as to where it comes from or anything. These started ripening in August 2019. My problem is that 2019 is being…… Continue reading Tomato Homosa

Tomato Black and Brown Boar

A stripy black standard sized open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants. Description From the 2018 Seed Swap According to the web, this was found in a row of Green Zebra at Wild Boar Farms. Its interesting how many varieties have come from Green Zebra, it must be slightly unstable. Its available from a number of…… Continue reading Tomato Black and Brown Boar

Tomato Black Vernissage

A stripy black standard sized open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants. Description From the 2018 Seed Swap According to the web, its a stripey black Russian cultivar, similar to Black Zebra. However, we’ll have to see which we prefer. 2019 Update It is stripey and Black. However, much smaller than Black Zebra and more like…… Continue reading Tomato Black Vernissage

Tomato King George (Kennilworth)

Medium sized red heritage tomato on an indeterminate plant. Description From the 2018 Seed Swap. Described on the web as a 1930’s cultivar grown extensively in Kenilworth Warwickshire. Now the problem that I have with Commercial Cultivars that fall out of fashion is that is usually a reason – poor flavour, growth, volume or such…… Continue reading Tomato King George (Kennilworth)

Tomato Livingston’s Favourite

Medium sized red heritage tomato on an indeterminate plant. Description From the 2018 Seed Swap. This is described across the web as a very old variety (introduced in 1883) in the Livingston Seed Catalogue. Said to have good flavour, etc. so we will see how it compares to others. Unfortunately, it didn’t do anything. 2019…… Continue reading Tomato Livingston’s Favourite