While our prices may be higher than your big-box stores, please keep in mind that they are not the same!
ALL of our tomatoes are heirloom varieties!
Our tomatoes are grown right here in our greenhouse using seeds from heirloom tested and proven in this region from a Virginia seed farm. These are not 4 week old tomatoes that were raised in a factory nursery. They were not grown and shipped across the country and forced to try to survive wherever they land. They are Virginians, just like us!
Regardless of the age of the plant you choose, the tomato you buy will be lovingly sown and transplanted no less than three times, allowing for deeper, stronger root systems and plants that are adapted to our area already. They're heirlooms of plants that have thrived in this region and have been specifically chosen for their hardiness, flavor, and productiveness.
We offer a few different varieties--take a look! And if you're looking for our famous large, custom-grown tomato plants of specific varieties, check out their page here.
Slicers: the quintessential tomato enjoyed at every summer picnic: they're big, round, and juicy. Perfect for slicing onto burgers, sandwiches, and subs, or fanning out on deli trays, they strike the right balance between meatiness and juiciness. Our heirloom slicers are chosen for their flavor and their high yields.
Beefsteak: Among the largest tomatoes grown are those in the beefsteak class. Meaty and juicy, beefsteak tomatoes are a favorite for slicing to use in sandwiches and on burgers. The best flavor comes from vine-ripened beefsteaks, but when placed on the counter they will ripen to their final colors. These heirloom beefsteaks are hardy, productive, and delicious!
Sauce: Paste, plum, Roma, pear, processing, saladette, and sauce, all names applied to this class of tomato, are varieties that are typically meatier and less juicy than other types, making them the best tomatoes for canning, sauces, salsa, and dehydrating. With their lower juice content, sauce-making from these tomatoes takes half the time of salad types and, with their higher soluble solids and viscosity, the flavor intensity is doubled. Paste tomatoes are also the best type of tomatoes for fresh cooking. Our heirlooms originated as the Roma variety and are hardy and productive. We get dozens of cans of sauce from our few Roma plants each year!
Cherry: Our red cherry tomatoes are so fun! These small snacking tomatoes can be grown in the field, greenhouse, container, or backyard garden. Classic sweet red cherry; reliable, prolific yields, large clusters. Super delicious!
Tiny Tim: Our favorite cherry tomato variety! This heirloom cherry plant is among the tiniest you can find, making them great for cluster planting or putting in containers. This is a determinate cherry variety that only grows up to about 18 inches tall and can be grown in pots as small as 6 inches, making it perfect for sunny spots in a window or on a porch. Tiny Tim tomato plants are typically quite stocky, with very strong vertical stems that don't require staking. We put some in our garden and some on our patio for snacks that rarely ever make it inside. (This variety will be the same age as others in its class, but it will be considerably smaller due to its dwarf nature)
Small: 2-3 months old. 6-10" tall. Ready to plant!
Medium: 3-4 months old. 1-2' tall. Big root balls, and will flower soon!