Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) are tropical perennials native to South America. In North America's temperate climate, they are considered tender annuals, as they are typically very frost-sensitive. Being the most widely-grown and popular garden vegetable (well, fruit...really) in the United States, there are as many opinions on how they should be grown as there are varieties! We offer more Tomato Cultivation Details instructions in an easy-to-print pdf format.

Black Cherry Tomato
Black Cherry TomatoPacket (0.15 gram, ~50 seeds) More info3095 available
These eye-catching ‰ÛÏblack‰۝ heirloom tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) are actually closer to mahogany in color, with blushes of red and purple. Plants produce fruits the size of grapes with a complex flavor palette that should be expected. Indeterminate. Yields are highly variable; a good tomato for backyard gardeners, but serious growers might want to double plantings to ensure yields for the marketplace. 100 days from seed. Annual.
Black Prince Tomato
Black Prince TomatoPacket: 0.15 gram, ~50 seeds More info2190 available
Black Prince (Solanum lycopersicum) is a gorgeous heirloom from Russia, with dark coloring and robust, complex flavors. The shoulders of the fruits are mahogany green, while the end ripens to a deep red. Black Prince is relatively heavier yielding and easier to grow compared to other heirlooms such as Purple Cherokee. An indeterminate variety; requires trellising. 75 days from transplant. Annual.
Costoluto Genovese Tomato
Costoluto Genovese TomatoPacket: 0.15 gram, ~50 seeds More info51 available
This large, bright red Italian heirloom tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) provides exceptionally heavy yields of large, pleated fruits with a mild flavor. This is an extremely reliable variety that has long formed the backbone of our farm‰۪s summer tomato offerings, and is also great when we want production for restaurant or market sales. Costoluto Genovese plants also produce fruit earlier than many other indeterminate tomato varieties, lapping their production and continuing to produce late into the season. Later fruits tend to have sweeter flavor too. We can‰۪t speak highly enough of this one. Truly a workhorse variety for organic farms. 75 days from transplant. åÊAnnual. åÊ
Czech Bush Tomato
Czech Bush TomatoPacket: 0.15 gram, ~50 seeds More info2190 available
A squat, quick growing determinate tomato (Solanum lycerpersicum) that requires very little upright trellising. Sturdier bushes than Sasha‰۪s Altai and prolific yields of red fruits four to six inches in diameter. This is a great sauce tomato; a fair amount of acid content and a slight sweetness. We were really impressed by its performance on our farm. A definite workhorse. Fruits approximately 90 days from seed and 70 days from transplanting. Annual.
Ida Gold Tomato
Ida Gold TomatoPacket (0.15 gram, ~50 seeds) More info
Ida Gold (Solanum lycerpersicum) is a fast-producing determinate tomato variety, yielding heavily in record time. Developed by the University of Idaho for Northern, short-season climates, Ida Gold provides bountiful yields of golf ball-sized, low acid, sweet orange tomatoes. Sturdy, compact plants are excellent for gardeners with space limitations or container gardens. Determinate. 59 days from transplant. Annual.
Indigo Rose Tomato
Indigo Rose TomatoPacket: ~50 seeds (0.15 gram) More info87 available
Indigo Rose (Solanum lycopersicum) is a striking tomato that turns to a dark purple before its ripened stage. Mature fruits approximately 2-3 inches in diameter are a deep auburn red, and full of flavor. A fast-growing stout tomato designed for ripening in colder Northern Climates. It’s also quite prolific in the hot south. Moderate trellising will help increase yield. 75 days from transplant.  Annual. Seeds grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. All of our seed varieties are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Painted Ukrainian Tomato
Painted Ukrainian TomatoPacket: 0.15 gram, ~50 seeds More info37 available
The most productive large type heirloom we‰۪ve grown on our farm, Painted Ukrainian Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) red and yellow streaked fruits that extend into the flesh of theåÊtomato itself. Fruits can reach one pound easily. A culmination of two year seed saving projects, all proceeds from this variety will be contributed toward humanitarian relief causes in Eastern Ukraine. 100 days from transplant. åÊAnnual. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
Sasha's Altai Tomato
Sasha's Altai TomatoPacket: 0.15 gram, ~50 seeds More info264 available
Sasha's Altai Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is an award-winning Siberian heirloom originally brought to the U. S. in 1990 by seedsman and friend Bill McDorman, who shared the seeds with us. He was gifted the seeds by a man named Sasha who claimed his tomato to be the ‰ÛÏbest in all of Siberia! ‰۝ Squat vines produce substantial yields of 4-6 ounce red fruits that are slightly flattened and smooth. Very juicy with a moderately sweet, complex flavor. A determinate variety that will produce early; trellising is optional. 60 days from transplant. Annual.
Thessaloniki Tomato
Thessaloniki TomatoPacket: 0.15 gram, ~50 seeds More info329 available
Thessaloniki Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a delicious, bright red Greek heirloom slicing tomato that provides modest yields of smooth, baseball to softball-sized fruits that are crack-free and rot-resistant. If you‰۪re looking for an heirloom that has the classic market tomato look, this is it. An indeterminate variety; requires trellising. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. 75 days from transplant. Annual.
Tomato Seed Collection
Tomato Seed CollectionSix Tomato Seed Packets (Costoluto Genovese, Thessaloniki, Sasha's Altai, Black Prince, Black Cherry, Czech Bush) More info51 available
Take oneåÊpacket each of sixåÊof our tomato varieties at value pricing. Included are Black CherryåÊ(heirloom), Black PrinceåÊ(heirloom), Costoluto GenoveseåÊ(heirloom), Czech Bush, ThessalonikiåÊ(heirloom) and Sasha's Altai (heirloom).