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Tomatoes Plants...

These are the tomato plants we grow.  We grow only great tasting varieties that produce well in Wisconsin.   *Nino's personal favorites!

 

Strawberries, Peas, Apples, Pears, Pumpkins, Herbs, Perennials, AnnualsTomatoes, Peppers, Vegetables.

 

2018 Tomato varieties

 

 

 

SIZE VARIETY COLOR Days  COMMENTS
Large BRANDYWINE, PINK (turtle tree)* pink 90 Pennsylvania heirloom.  A strain of the famous oh-so-tasty tomato re-selected for higher productivity and less 'gnarly' shape.   1+ pound
Large CHEROKEE PURPLE mahogany 85 Native American heirloom.  8-12 oz pink/purple.  Crack resistant.  Tasty!
Large DESTER* pink 80 German heirloom.  1 pound.  Wins many taste tests.  Heavy yields.  Usually not lobed or gnarly
Large ITALIAN TREE* a.k.a. 'Trip L Crop' red 80 Italian heirloom.  Surprising number of delicious 1+ pound fruits on large, shrubby plants.  Usually not lobed.  We like this one a lot!
         
Med. Large BEEFSTEAK Red 80 Heirloom.  Rich flavor; excellent slicer.  The original!
Med. Large BETTER BOY* red 75 Firm fruits; adaptable; prolific; outstanding flavor for a hybrid.  Very reliable in all weather!
Med. Large BETTER BUSH red 68 A compact form of Better Boy with a thick trunk that supports the large numbers of fruit.  Same great flavor.
Med. large    BLACK KRIM* mahogany 69 Russian heirloom.  Excellent rich smoky, salty flavor; good yields.
Med. large LEMON BOY yellow 70 Low acid; sweet, nice flavor; smooth & attractive.  Incredibly productive.
Med. large MOUNTAIN MERIT   red 75 Beefsteak type-12 oz.  Full,rich flavor.  Early & late blight resistant!
Med. large PAUL ROBSON* mahogany 80 Heirloom.  The awesome flavor of this "black" tomato has spawned a cult following.  Named for the black opera singer/activist.  Taste test winner
Med. large WOODLE ORANGE** tangerine 75 Iowa heirloom. Exquisitely rich old-fashioned flavor. Productive.  Smooth attractive skin
         
Medium EARLY DOLL* red 55 Extra early, extra tasty.  Firm flesh, smooth skin.  Great for salads, slicing, salsa.  Recommended.
Medium EXTREME BUSH red 50 German heirloom.  Very early, great flavor.  Excellent for pots-only 2 feet tall.  VERY productive all season.  Keeps well on & off vine
Medium ILLINOIS BEAUTY *          pink 80 Heirloom.  Great flavor; crack free; good disease resistance.  Sets fruit even in very hot weather.  High yields.  Recommended.
Medium MANDARIN CROSS orange 78 Japanese heirloom.  Mild, sweet, fruity flavor in perfect 6 oz gold/orange globes.  Low acid.  Highly productive.
         
Med. small BLOODY BUTCHER  red 55 Heirloom.  Old-fashioned flavor; high yield.  A favorite!
         
Plum/paste COMSTOCK SAUCE & SLICE* RED 82 Italian Heirloom.  10-12 oz.  Outstanding dual purpose variety.  Dense, few seeds, lots of delicious fruits.
Plum/paste POLISH LINGUISA red 73 Polish Heirloom. 8 oz (large for this class); productive; sweet & delicious!
Plum/paste ROMA red 75 Very prolific.  Small bush.  Standard paste tomato.
         
Cherry SUNGOLD****** gold 65 Extra early. Very sweet; unbeatable flavor. Our favorite cherry.
Cherry CHOCOLATE Cherry mahogany 75 Heirloom.  Sweet flavor.  Keeps well.  Crack resistant.  Has that unique black tomato flavor.
Cherry LITT'L BITES red 65 English variety bred for containers.  Steady supply of sweet, tasty cherry tomatoes.
Cherry SWEET BABY  GIRL red 65 Outstanding flavor.  Crack resistant; keeps well.
Cherry SWEET MILLION red 72 Very prolific.  The best flavor in a red cherry.  Very sweet.
Cherry YELLOW PEAR yellow 75 Heirloom.  Pear shaped.  Low acid.  Very prolific.
         
Grape JULIET red 65 Sweet; meaty; crack-resistant.  Best grape tomato.  Stores well on and off vine.  Great for grilling and skewers.

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The Barthel family farm has been

growing fruit for 179 years!