RUSSET HOUSE FARM

Sustainable living | Creation care | Environmental education | Heirloom tomatoes

Located in Cameron, Ontario

“Black,” Brown and Purple Varieties for 2019

*SOLD OUT* Aunt Ginny’s Purple ( 75-85 days) Some say the taste of this tomato rivals the great Pink Brandywine. Potato-leafed plants produce 12-16 oz reddish pink, sweet and juicy fruit. One of the most beautiful and interesting varieties with a great taste. Indeterminate.

*SOLD OUT* Black Cherry (64 days) This dark  1” tomato is a pure burst of delicious smoky flavour, especially when eaten straight off the vine.  Large, vigorous plants. Indeterminate.

*SOLD OUT* Black Krim (80 days) Russian tomato named for the isle of Krim in the Black Sea. Slightly flattened 4-5″ globes up to 1.5 lb with dark greenish black shoulders. Excellent slightly smoky, salty flavour. Indeterminate.

*SOLD OUT* Black Pineapple (aka Ananas Noire) (80 days) Ever wonder what the northern lights taste like? This tomato will let you know. Sweet, fruity, rich, smoky-it’s complex flavour reflects the spectrum of deep red-purple, green, yellow and pinkish red that you see. This is a large multi-coloured beefsteak with wonderful taste. Indeterminate.

*SOLD OUT* Brandywine Black (80-85 days) A maroon red coloured tomato with outstanding sweet tomato flavour. Potato leaved. Large and meaty. Indeterminate.

*SOLD OUT* Cherokee Purple (80 days) An old Cherokee Indian heirloom, pre-1890 variety; beautiful, deep, dusky purple-pink colour, superb sweet flavour, and very-large-sized fruit. Indeterminate. 

*SOLD OUT* Indigo Rose (80 days) Vigorous plants produce loads of purple-black salad-sized tomatoes in clusters of 6-8, with tangy tasty fruit. Contains the anti-oxident anthocyanin. Indeterminate.

Japanese Black Trifele (80 days) A Russian potato-leafed heirloom. One of the best tasting blacks with high yielding plants producing red-brown 6 oz fruit. This meaty pear-shaped fruit should be harvested while the shoulders are still green. Great in salads and for salsas. Indeterminate.

*SOLD OUT* Kangaroo Paw Brown (75 days) Vigorous and compact, these tasty salad- sized tomatoes have deep crimson flesh and dark, chocolate coloured shoulders when ripe. Determinate.

*SOLD OUT* Paul Robeson (75 days) A Russian heirloom, named after the opera singer who was an advocate of equal rights for African Americans. Very dark-red 8 oz tomato with green shoulders. Complex with a sweet yet tangy, rich flavour. Indeterminate.

*SOLD OUT* Rosella Purple (75 days) A dwarf tomato, perfect for a large container or small garden space. The salad sized tomatoes ripen to a deep pink-purple colour. Full, intense, balanced and delicious flavour. Indeterminate.

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