Here is some general tomato info worth repeating. Scroll down for photos of the varieties…

We suggest that those who want to have tomatoes all warm season long select a mix of early, mid and late season varieties.

Days to maturity is the average time it takes from transplanting a seedling to fruit production. Do not take these numbers literally as weather, soil conditions, etc. can affect this. Rather, use these numbers to compare one variety to another in terms of when you can expect to begin harvesting.

Early season — Varieties with short days to maturity and cold tolerance. These are good to plant early in the spring and also late in the season to ensure a crop if the cold fall weather arrives early.

Mid-season — These still have pretty short days to maturity so will produce well in almost all of the Bay Area’s micro climates. For really foggy and cooler areas, cherry varieties are a pretty sure bet as they don’t need the heat a full size tomato does to ripen.

Late season — These varieties have long days to maturity and need some heat to ripen. We have had good luck with the ones we offer here in Oakland and Berkeley where we can continue to harvest way into the fall.

Determinate
Also known as ‘bush’ varieties, these plants are better for container growing or small gardens. They reach a certain predetermined height and then stop growing. Most of the fruit is borne over a 4 to 6 week period. Many paste varieties fall into this category.

Indeterminate
Truly a vine, these plants continue to grow and produce fruit until the cold weather kills them. Generally they need some kind of support. We have grown them in large containers but they really prefer to be in the ground.

Dwarf tomatoes
Bred by the Dwarf Tomato Project, these are very stocky and lush compact plants that do fine in large containers.

IMPORTANT: The following list of tomatoes is not an availability list. I am posting this list so you can see a photo of the varieties you have bought. We grow many varieties each spring but they are never all available at one time!

Early Season

tomatoArctic Rose

• 60 days to maturity
• Dwarf determinate

 

 

Cosmonaut-Volkov-KassenhoffCosmonaut Volkov

• 65 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• VASt resistant

 

Dona tomatoDona

• 65 days to maturity
• Indeterminate hybrid

 

 

Glacier tomatoGlacier

• 63 days to maturity
• Determinate
• Heirloom

 

Katja tomatoKatja

• 60 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Oregon-Spring tomatoOregon Spring

• 60 days to maturity
• Determinate

 

 

Siletz tomatoSiletz

• 58 days to maturity
• Determinate

 

 

Stupice tomatoStupice

• 60 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

 

Mid-season

Bloody Butcher tomatoBloody Butcher

• 55 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

 

Carmello tomatoCarmello

• 70 days to maturity
• Indeterminate hybrid

 

 

Costoluto Genovese tomatoCostoluto Genovese

• 78 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Defiant tomatoDefiant

• 70 days to maturity
• Determinate hybrid

 

 

Flamme tomatoFlamme

• 70 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Martino's Roma tomatoMartino’s Roma

• 75 days to maturity
• Determinate
• Heirloom

 

Momotaro tomatoMomotaro

• 75 days to maturity
• Indeterminate hybrid

 

 

Mortgage Lifter tomatoMortgage Lifter

• 85 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Nepal tomato

Nepal

• 78 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

 

Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye tomatoPink Berkeley Tie-Dye

• 75 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

 

Tasmanian ChocolateTasmanian Chocolate

• 70 days to maturity
• Determinate dwarf

 

 

Thessaloniki tomatoThessaloniki

• 70 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

 

 

Late season

Ananas-Noire- KassenhoffAnanas Noire

• 85 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

 

Beefsteak tomatoBeefsteak

• 80 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Black Krim tomatoBlack Krim

• 80 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Brandywine tomatoBrandywine

• 85 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Cherokee Green tomatoCherokee Green

• 70 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Cherokee Purple tomatoCherokee Purple

• 80 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Green Zebra tomatoGreen Zebra

• 80 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Japanese Black Trifele tomatoJapanese Black Trifele

• 80 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

 

Lillian's Yellow Heirloom tomatoLillian’s Yellow Heirloom

• 85 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Orange Russian 117 tomatoOrange Russian 117

• 80 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

 

Paul Robeson tomatoPaul Robeson

• 75 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

tomatoPineapple

• 85 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Pruden's Purple tomatoPruden’s Purple

• 75 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Striped German

• 80 days to maturity
• Indeterminate
• Heirloom

 

Summer Sunrise tomatoSummer Sunrise

• 80 days to maturity
• Indeterminate dwarf

 

 

Weisnicht's Ukrainian tomatoWeisnicht’s Ukrainian

• 85 days to maturity
• Compact indeterminate

 

 

Cherry Tomatoes

Black Cherry tomatoBlack Cherry

• Mid season
• 75 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

Blush cherry tomato Blush

• Mid season
• 75 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

Dr. Carolyn tomatoDr. Carolyn

• Mid season
• 65 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

Gardener's SweetheartGardener’s Sweetheart

• Mid season
• 70 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

Gold Nugget tomatoGold Nugget

• Early season
• 55 days to maturity
• Determinate

 

Green Doctors Frosted cherry tomatoGreen Doctors Frosted

• Mid season
• 75 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

Green Tiger tomatoGreen Tiger

• Mid season
• 70 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

Jolly tomatoJolly

• Mid season
• 70 days to maturity
• Indeterminate hybrid

 

Juliet tomatoJuliet

• Mid season
• 60 days to maturity
• Indeterminate hybrid
• VASt resistant

 

Lucky Tiger

• Mid season
• 70 days to maturity
• Indeterminate

 

Sun Gold tomatoSun Gold

• Early season
• 60 days to maturity
• Indeterminate hybrid

 

Super Sweet 100 Super Sweet 100

• Mid season
• 65 days to maturity
• Indeterminate hybrid
• VF resistant