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The Rusted Garden Tomato Seed Sale 2014-2015

The Rusted Vegetable Garden
2016-17 Tomato Seeds




All tomato seed packs come with approximately 30-45 seeds per pack. 
Plenty of seeds for several years, if stored properly.
I take a pinch and quick count them. Nothing fancy.

All my tomato seeds were hand collected from The Rusted Garden,
unless marked clearly BULK SEEDS.  The chances of cross-pollination are very low as tomato flowers typically self-pollinate. However, I can't guarantee 100% you won't get a cross.
The chance of this happening is really, really, really low.
You can view the tomato seed collecting process at this link:
Tomato Seed Collecting and Fermentation.



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Germination Tips
Tomatoes germinate best with warm temperatures of 70+ degrees Fahrenheit . Please give your tomato seeds 7-10 days to germinate. Different varieties will vary in germination time.
Seed will germinate more slowly when the temperature is in the 60's
and more quickly when the temperature is in the 80's


Single Packages of Seeds are Below 
Please Scroll Down for Single Packet Orders

Tomato Seeds and Tomato Seed Packages
for Sale 2016-17

Tomato Package One (Bulk Seeds):
Source: NE Seeds - All Non-GMO
Limited Quantity
Heirloom Tomato Seed Bulk Purchased Seed Package
10 different tomato varieties for $14 Shipped
(Medium to Large Sized Tomatoes)

These seeds come from seeds I purchased in bulk. I selected bulk tomato seeds that will give you a great variety of medium to large sized tomatoes in all shapes and colors. Most of them are heirloom varieties. They not only vary in size, shape, color and taste... but also in when the fruits mature and how large the plants get. This a great way to have a variety of tomatoes in your garden.

You will get 35-50 seeds per pack. Store them in a cool dry place and they will last for years.

Here are the 10 varieties of bulk purchased tomato seeds (10 packs) 
for $14.00 (shipping is included in the $14.00 price):

Beefsteak
Indeterminate (12 oz.) Extra large, meaty and ribbed deep-scarlet fruit. 90 days.

Black Krim
Indeterminate (12 oz.) Brownish-purple to maroon colored fruit with green shoulders. An heirloom for the Isle of Krim. Sweet, mild and rich in flavor. 80 days

Bradley
Semi-Determinate (10 oz.) Semi-determinate short stake type. Features pink fruit with green shoulders. Great for southern growers. 80 days.

Brandywine Red
Indeterminate (12 oz.) Heirloom dating back to the 1870’s. Named after Brandywine Creek in Chester County, PA. Red fruits. 80-100 days.

Cherokee Purple
Indeterminate (6-12 oz.) Slicer type heirloom. Dusky pink-purple with darker shoulders. Mild flavor. 80 days.

Costoluto Genovese
Indeterminate (7 oz.) Once you’ve tried Costoluto you’ll never try anything else! This Italian heirloom is truly all-purpose. It makes intensely flavored slices with a scalloped shape. People also swear by it as the best flavored roasted, sauced or juiced variety. Good for home gardeners, market growers and chefs. 80 days.

German Johnson
Indeterminate (12-24 oz.) Old time favorite heirloom. Extra-large, rough fruit, pink with yellow shoulders. Mild, low acid and very meaty. 80 days.

Mountain Gold  (NEW SEEDS have arrived for Mountain Gold) If you ordered these and they didn't geminate pick another variety of tomato for a free replacement or I can send another pack of Mountain God

Determinate. (8-12 oz.) Yellow-fruited, superior in disease resistance. Released in 1991, developed by Dr. Randy Gardner at the North Carolina State Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station. This is not a hybrid. 80 days.

Paul Robeson
Indeterminate (7-10 oz. fruit) Another outstanding heirloom black tomato with unbelievably rich flavor. This is an old Russian variety that was renamed in honor of a great civil rights activist. It will be your best producer early in the season and during cool summers. 80 days.

Pink Oxheart
Indeterminate (1 lb.) Firm, meaty, pink fruits with thick walls, very mild flavor. Large, heart-shaped fruits on indeterminate vines. 90 days.



Pepper Bulk Seed Package

Pepper Package One (Bulk Seeds):
Source: NE Seeds - All Non-GMO

 10 Varieties of Hot Peppers from Mild to Blistering
with Mixed Flavors and Uses: Bulk Package Deal

I selected these bulk seeds based on loving hot peppers myself. They range from very mild to quite hot. They are also functional too in that they vary in flavor and use. Some are great for grilling, sauces, pickling, salsa and just burning. These are seeds I bulk order.

10 Varieties of Seeds (30+ per pack)  for $14.00 (shipping included)


Ancho/Poblano
Mildly hot stuffing pepper. Heart shaped peppers are 4x3”. They start out green and turn deep red when ripe. 80 days. 76-80 days. The are picked as Ancho but when dried are called Poblano.

Cayenne Long Slim
Dark green, long fruit maturing to red. Slim 6” x 3/4” pointed and wrinkled. Strong, spreading plant, 20-24” tall. Great for processing & drying. 70-75 days. Great for hot pepper flakes.

Habanero Orange
HOT!  Late maturing pepper has fruits with thin walls and lantern shape averaging 2” x 1”. Matures to orange color that looks too hot to even touch. 100 days. 150,000+ Scoville Units.

Hungarian Yellow Wax

Hot! Peppers are light yellow to red, medium-thick wall fruit 5 1/2” x 1 1/2” wide. Strong upright plant growth. 65-70 days. A very hot banana pepper.

Jalapeno (Early)
Thick walled, dark-green fruit maturing to red. Averages 3” x 1 1/2” in size. Tapered to a blunt tip. 4,000-5,000 Scovilles. 65 days.

Large Red Cherry
Prolific and very hot. Bears heavy crops of 1” x 1 1/2” medium-green to red nearly round fruit. Pungency rating: 1,000-2,000. 70 days.

Mulato Isleno
A mildly hot poblano type pepper. This heart shaped pepper matures from green to dark chocolate brown. 1,000 on the Scoville scale. Excellent for salsa, roasting and stuffing. 3” wide, 6” long. 80 days.

Pepperoncini (Greek Golden)
Yellowish-green, Greek pepperoncini similar to those found at many salad bars, pizza parlors and sub sandwich restaurants. Just the right amount of heat. Prolific, early season fruits eventually turn red but should be harvested immature. 62 days

Scotch Bonnet orange
Hot! This variety is for serious Chile heads, the heat registers over 100,000 Scoville units. Peppers are green before ripening. They are 2” long by 2” wide. Plants are very productive. Scotch Bonnets are the most popular of the Caribbean peppers. 100 days.

Tabasco
This is the pepper used to make Tabasco sauce. It was introduced to the country in the 1800’s from México and is still going strong. The peppers are 1 1/2-3” long and are held upright on the plants. They ripen from green to yellow to orange to red. 30,000-50,000 Scovilles. 90 days.




Salad Lettuce, Greens and Onion Bulk Packages


Greens Package One (Bulk Seeds):
Source: NE Seeds - All Non-GMO


7 Varieties of Cool Weather Salad Greens
7 Packs of Seeds for $9.75 (shipping included)

I selected these bulk purchase seeds based on what I enjoy in my salads. There are 4 types of lettuce with different colors and shapes. A spicy arugula, an endive and some turnip greens. You can grow these in the spring and fall in most areas. They love the cool weather. I am growing these now in my greenhouse cold-frame for fall and hopefully winter greens. The picture shows you the approximate number of seeds you get. They are just to small to count so I use the 1/8 of a teaspoon.



Sprouted Seeds from the Cool Weather Seed Packages

Arugula Roquette
A leafy green with a slightly peppery flavor.  The young leaves can be used fresh or mature greens can be cooked. It will get to 3 feet tall when fully mature. It does not like heat. A definite cool weather crop.

Endive Salad King
Grows 2 feet tall. This is a dark green variety with curled and deeply cut leaves. The plants are slow bolting. Plants can stand a light frost. Plant in spring and fall.

Lettuce Danyelle
This is an incredibly red lettuce from baby leaf size to maturity. It is sweet and crispy with nice full heads and an upright habit. The plants are easy to grow and hold their quality in the field for a long time. 28 days baby leaf. 50 days mature.

Lettuce Grand Rapids
Non-heading variety with fringed and curled, sweet crisp, light-green leaves. Great for leaf picking and cut and come again lettuce. 45 days to maturity.

Lettuce Oakleaf
Medium-green oak leaf-like leaves are born on a single stalk/rosette. As outer leaves are picked, plant continues to produce tender new leaves. A unique loose leaf variety. Good container plant. 40 days.

Lettuce Red Romaine
A great looking lettuce. It is tender crisp with a sweet gourmet romaine flavor. Plants are 12" tall, slow to bolt and widely adapted. The leaves are green at the very base and red on top. The red color intensifies with cool weather. Great for spring and fall crops. It matures later in about 70 days but you can pick it as you wish.

Turnip Seven Top (Greens)
Popular turnip grown not for the root but for the delicious greens. It is an heirloom and has been around for 100+ years. It matures in 45 days. Another great cool weather green.




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Single Tomato Seed Packs and Herb Packs Below


The Rusted Garden 2016-17 Single Tomato Seed Packs
All Seeds Below Were Hand Collected from TRG
Herbs are Below Too!



All tomato seed packs come with approximately 35-45 seeds per pack. 
Plenty of seeds for several years, if stored properly.
I take a pinch and quick count them. Nothing fancy.
(Packaged Deals Can Be Found at the End of the List)

All Single Seed Packs are $1.90 and Include Shipping Costs:


Abraham Lincoln (SOLD OUT)
Indeterminate. 75 days. 6-10 ounces. Round red fruit. Low acid with a sweet tomato taste. Good producer.

Arkansas Traveler (SOLD OUT)
Indeterminate. 85 days. 6-8 ounces. Produces well in hot weather. Pink red fruit. Full of flavor.

Aunt Ruby’s German Green (SOLD OUT)
Indeterminate. 80 days. 12-16 ounces. Large yellow and green beefsteak with slight pink blushing.  Sweet flavor with a hint of tomato tartness.

(Left) The Aunt Ruby's German Green: The Rusted Garden
Aussie
Indeterminate. 80 days. Red tomato. From Australia. This plant regularly produces 1-2 pound fruit. Large plants with good tomato production. It has a great tomato taste that matches the fruit size.
The Aussie Tomato:  The Rusted Garden


Baxter’s Early Bush
Determinate. 70 Days. Cherry. Early cherry that is very prolific. Resistant to splitting and really doesn't need much in the way of staking.
Baxter's Bush Cherry Tomatoes : The Rusted Garden
Baxter's Bush Cherry Tomatoes: TRG

Black Cherry
Indeterminate. 65 days. Cherry. Sweet complex flavor. Classic black tomato with deep purples, mahogany and deep reds.



Black Plum    
Indeterminate. 80 days.  Cherry type elongate fruits resemble large grapes. Sweet fruity taste with mahogany colors.
Black Plum Tomato Seeds: TRG
The Black Plum Tomato: The Rusted Garden
Blush
Indeterminate. 60-70 days. Yellow oblong tomatoes with red streaks that make them blush. A beautiful tomato with a great taste.






Boxcar Willie
Indeterminate. 80 days. 5-10 ounces. Red fruit. Two varieties with this name. One is perfectly round and the other is round with some slight ribbing. This is the later. Produces a lot of medium sized fruit.




Brandysweet Plum (SOLD OUT)




Brandywine Yellow
Indeterminate. 90 days. 12-24 ounces. Potato leaf. A large yellow/orange beefsteak with great flavor. Can break two pounds!
The Brandywine Yellow Tomato: The Rusted Garden


Fireworks
Indeterminate. 60 days.  6-8 ounce. An early red slicing tomato.  Fruits are round with a pointed tip. Bright red color. Heavy producer.
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Glacier
Determinate. 55 days. Cherry type. 2-3 ounce red tomatoes. They set will in the cold. Potato leaf foliage. Large harvest.
Glacier (Early Cherry) Tomato: TRG

Homestead
Determinate. 80 days. 8-10 ounces. Red fruit. It is a more heat tolerant variety. Large vines with medium sized very round fruit. Produce more like an indeterminate plant.
The Homestead Tomato: The Rusted Garden



Indigo Apple
Indeterminate. 70 days. 2-4 ounce. Extremely dark fruit caused by the sun. High level of anthocyanin. Dark purple to almost black starting from the top down.
The Indigo Apple Tomato: The Rusted Garden



Indigo Blue Berries/Indigo Red (SOLD OUT)
Indeterminate. 75 days. Cherry.  Extremely dark fruit caused by the sun. High level of anthocyanin. Dark purple to almost black starting from the top down. Unripe fruit has amethyst color.


The Indigo Blue Berries: The Rusted Garden

Japanese Black Trifele
Indeterminate. 75 days. 4-6 ounces. Russian Heirloom.  A very unusual shape. Pear shaped. Deep mahogany colors with green shoulders. Potato leaf. Productive plants. Reported to have a superior tomato flavor.


Kentucky Orange
Indeterminate. 90 days. 12-16 ounces. Heirloom. Yellow to orange color. Tomato color can vary from plant. A sweet mild flavor. Great color for dishes. Mid range production.


Kimberly (SOLD OUT)

Matina
Indeterminate. 55 days. 2-4 ounce. From Germany. Potato leaf. A red fruit with terrific flavor. Produces a month earlier than beefsteaks.


Matt’s Wild Cherry 
Indeterminate. 60 day. 1/2 ounce.These small cherry tomatoes are deep red, have a tender, smooth texture, and sweet, full flavor. High sugar content. Good Resistance to Early Blight. It is still growing in my garden as of 9/30 (picture from that day) with no care since for disease late August. This seed needs 80 degrees to germinate best and can take 10-14 days. 
The Matt's Wild Cherry Tomato: The Rusted Garden

Mystery from The Rusted Garden
Indeterminate. 70 day. 6-8 ounce very round and red tomatoes. Very prolific. I thought it was a Black Krim. I was not. Color wasn't even close. It was so productive I kept it.  I think it is a great red slicing tomato with an excellent taste.



The Mystery Tomato: The Rusted Garden


Neves Azorean Red (SOLD OUT)
Indeterminate. 75 days. 1-3 pounds. Large red beefsteak with outstanding flavor. Breed selectively by  Anthony Neves. The ultimate tomato for sandwiches.

The Neves Azorean Red: The Rusted Garden


Orange Russian Bicolor Oxheart (SOLD OUT)
Indeterminate. 85 days.  8-12 ounces. From Russia. Heart shaped A yellow gold flesh marble with red. Very sweet. Absolutely delicious. Very meaty with few seeds.
SOLD OUT FOR 2016
Orange Russian  Bicolor Oxheart Tomato


Orange Russian Bicolor Oxheart Tomato

Principe Borghese
Determinate. 75 days. Plum shape. Small fruit. Great sauce tomato. Outstanding for oven drying and using in dishes. Very very prolific.

Purple Bumble Bee
Indeterminate. 70 days. Cherry type. 1 ½ inch round fruit with green streaks on dark red purple fruits. Great color for salads and salsas.
The Purple Bumble Bee Tomato: The Rusted Garden
The Purple Bumble Bee Tomato: The Rusted Garden

Riesenstraube
Indeterminate. 75 days. Cherry type with slight oval shape an point on bottom. It is German heirloom that means "bunches of grapes". 
The Riesenstraube Tomato: The Rusted Garden

Silvery Fir
Determinate.  60 days. Amazing looking fern like foliage with 3-4 inch red orange tomatoes. A great early tomato that doesn't mind the cold. Fruits are a slightly flattened round shape.

Sioux
Indeterminate. 70 days.  6 ounces. Red fruit.  A sweet tangy tomato with rich flavors that people love. Grown for the taste.

Sub Arctic Max
Determinate. 60 days. Does well in cold. Dwarf vines with 2 1/2 ounce clustered red fruit. The early tomato I recommend for the cold.

Sweet Pea Currant/Red Currant
Indeterminate. 75 days.  A very very small red round currant tomato. Very sweet flavor. Pea sized. 20-25 can fit in your hand. Very prolific.
The Sweet Pea Red Currant Tomato

Todd County Amish
Indeterminate. 75 days.  12+ ounces. Large dark pink tomato. Heirloom  handed down by Amish in Minnesota. Very meaty tomato with great flavor. Very productive. My top 3 favorite large red beefsteak tomato.

Virginia Sweets (SOLD OUT)
Indeterminate. 80 days. 1 pound.  Gold red bicolor mix. Heirloom. One of the best tasting tomatoes around.  It is a gold yellow beefsteak with red streaking. Abundant production.


The Virginia Sweets Tomato: The Rusted Garden

Yellow Currant (SOLD OUT)
Indeterminate. 70 days. From South America.  About 1/3 of inch across. Fruits in long grape like clusters. Sweet with an intense tomato flavor. Yellow currant is 2nd tomato in video.




Yellow Indigo Cherry (Read)
My 'Indigo Blue Berries' had seeds that also brought yellow cherry tomatoes with the indigo coloring. I do not have a true name for this variety but you can see what it looks like.





Single Herb Packs for Sale are $1.60 
Shipping is included
(1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon per packet - a lot of seeds for 2+ years)



Basil (Large Leaf Italian) $1.60

Basil (Cinnamon) $1.60

Basil (Lemon) $1.60

Basil (Spicy Globe Bush) $1.60

Chamomile $1.60

Celery Leaf $1.60

Chervil $1.60

Dill (Bouquet) $1.60

Parsley (Italian Dark Leaf) $1.60

Summer Savory $1.60

Thyme (Broad Leaf) $1.60


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