We require a variety to have been in cultivation for at least 50 years before we consider it an heirloom. The youngest of these tomatoes is 100 years old. Grow these, and try a tomato that your great-great-grandfather grew.
10 seeds of each of the following:
Posted by Carrie on 6th Oct 2013
These were fun to grow and gave us a chance to sample an array of flavors. The largest producers were the Green Zebra and Juan. And they were also our favorites as far as taste go's. The Zebra had a thick flesh that kept it from splitting and it produced plum size fruit. The Juan was like a large cherry and sweet. The Japanese was the last on our list as far as flavor go's it had a smoky taste to it but gave a good contrast in a tomato salad it was about the size of the Zebra. Hillbilly was very mild and a beautiful red, orange and yellow the size was a medium large with ridging. Very fun to look at. White Queen was a slow producer it took a long time for them to start turning and were meaty...this made them good for eating as a green tomato. They were very large too and had an very mild flavor.
Posted by Michele-CA on 12th Jul 2011
These sprouted so easily from the seeds and are currently producing beautiful, great tomatoes!