2016-17 Tomato Seeds
All tomato seed packs come with approximately 30-50 seeds per pack.
I take a pinch and quick count them. Nothing fancy.
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.
Tomato Seed Collecting and Fermentation.
How Do You Buy the Seeds?
Heirloom Tomato Seed Bulk Purchased Seed Package
(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.
Indeterminate (12 oz.) Extra large, meaty and ribbed deep-scarlet fruit. 90 days.
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
Semi-Determinate (10 oz.) Semi-determinate short stake type. Features pink fruit with green shoulders. Great for southern growers. 80 days.
Indeterminate (12 oz.) Heirloom dating back to the 1870’s. Named after Brandywine Creek in Chester County, PA. Red fruits. 80-100 days.
Indeterminate (6-12 oz.) Slicer type heirloom. Dusky pink-purple with darker shoulders. Mild flavor. 80 days.
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.
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 (DEAD SEEDS) They will be replaced with another variety. If you ordered these and they didn't geminate pick another variety of tomato for a free replacement.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Single Tomato Seed Packs and Herb Packs Below
Herbs are Below Too!
All Single Seed Packs are $1.90 and Include Shipping Costs:
|(Left) The Aunt Ruby's German Green: The Rusted Garden|
|Black Plum Tomato Seeds: TRG|
|The Black Plum Tomato: The Rusted Garden|
Indeterminate. 60-70 days. Yellow oblong tomatoes with red streaks that make them blush. A beautiful tomato with a great taste.
Kimberly (SOLD OUT)
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 Purple Bumble Bee Tomato: The Rusted Garden|
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|
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.
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.
Todd County Amish
|The Virginia Sweets Tomato: The Rusted Garden|
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.