Heirloom Tomato Pack
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Heirloom Tomato Pack

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Heirloom Organics Tomato Pack
There are a great many (around 7500) tomato varieties grown for various purposes. Heirloom tomatoes are becoming increasingly popular, particularly among home gardeners and organic producers, since they tend to produce more interesting and flavorful crops. The Heirloom Organics Heirloom Tomato Pack contains many of the most popular Heirloom Varieties available today. You will enjoy the colors and flavors of the old original varieties in your own garden.
The Tomato is an herbaceous, usually sprawling plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family, as are its close cousins potatoes, chili peppers, tobacco, eggplant and the poisonous belladonna. It is a perennial, often grown outdoors in temperate climates as an annual. The tomato is native to South America. The tomato is now grown worldwide for its edible fruits, with thousands of cultivars having been selected with varying fruit types, and for optimum growth in differing growing conditions. Cultivated tomatoes vary in size from tomberries, about 5mm in diameter, through cherry tomatoes, about the same 1?2 centimetres (0.4?0.8 in) size as the wild tomato, up to "beefsteak" tomatoes 10 centimetres (4 in) or more in diameter.
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Amish Paste 
First acquired from Amish communities of Pennsylvania, Amish Paste tomatoes are know for their juicy, thick texture and succulent taste. They are an indeterminate variety, and require roughly 3 months from transplant to reach maturity and weights of 8 ounces or more. Amish Paste tomatoes are great eaten fresh in salads, and are also a good choice for sauces and purees.
 
Black Krim 
Native to Russia, Black Krims produce beefsteak-type tomatoes that can show unique dark violet coloration when given plenty of sun exposure. They are indeterminate, and typically require 70-90 days to reach maturity after transplant. Black Krim are renowned for their great, mildy-tart taste.
 
Brandywine Pink 
Brandywine tomatoes are among the oldest heirloom tomato varieties, and have been grown for well over 100 years. They produce a large, slightly sweet, pink, beefsteak tomato that can weigh 1 1/2 pounds. Time to maturation can be as long as 100 days after tranplanting. Indeterminate growing vines can reach 9 feet in height with plenty of light and heat.
 
Cherokee Purple
Ripens to a green color, with cream/yellow spots and stripes. The flavor is generally considered excellent and this variety often makes top ten lists for its taste.
 
Green Zebra 
Green Zebra tomato plants produce relatively small (1/2 pound) green and yellow striped tomatoes. They are indeterminate growers and require around 80 days to mature after transplanting.
 
Mortgage Lifter 
Mortgage Lifter tomatoes were developed by Willam Estler of Barboursville, West Virginia in the 1920s. According to lore, the unique and extraordinary taste of these tomatoes proved to be such a success that Mr. Estler was able to pay off his home mortgage within a few years by selling plants of this variety. The plants are indeterminate growers, and come to maturity 70-85 days after transplanting. Mortgage Lifter tomatoes are known for their sweet, rich flavor and prodigious size, with the beefsteak tomatoes sometimes reaching 2 pounds!
 
Pondorosa Pink
Ponderosa tomatoes are flavorful and meaty-and are a great choice for those looking for a tomato with low acidity. The large, pink beefsteak tomatoes typically need about 95 days to mature after transplanting. Vines are indeterminate growers.
 
Red Currant
Red Currant plants produce copious quantities of small (~1/2" diameter), deep red tomatoes that are exceptionally sweet and packed with flavor. They typically require around 75 days to reach maturity, and make a good choice for containers and hanging baskets, though they are indeterminate growers.
 
Red Strawberry 
Strawberry tomatoes are native to Germany, and typically reach weights between 10-16 ounces. It requires around 80 days for the red, strawberry shaped fruits to reach maturity. Plants are indeterminate growers. Strawberry tomatoes are especially well-suited as slicers, and make an ideal addition to sandwiches and salads.
 
Siberian 
Siberian tomatoes are unique in their tolerance of cool conditions, relative to other tomatoes. The can be successfully germinated at slightly lower temperatures than other varieties that typically need a starting medium temp of 75 degrees F or higher. Additionally, Siberian tomatoes can be grown in a shorter growing season, typically requiring 60-70 days after transplanting. The small, round tomatoes are versatile, and are especially well-suited for sauces, juices, and pastes. Siberian tomato plants are determinate growers, typically reaching 6-8' feet tall.
 
Tomatillo
Tomatillos have a slightly tangy or citrus taste and are a key ingredient in many traditional Mexican dishes. The enclosed fruit is housed in a delicate husk that resembles a green lantern. Tomatillos will not cross with tomatoes, though both are members of the Nightshade (or Tomato) family Solanaceae. Tomatillo varieties include De Milpa, Purple and Verde.
 
Yellow Plum
Yellow Plum tomatoes are flavorful and make a great slicer. Healthy plants will produce good quantities of the small, plum-shaped fruits. Indeterminate growers typically require 75-80 days to reach maturity after transplanting.
 
*Due to ongoing seed shortages, seed varieties subject to change without notice. Replacements will be as close as possible and will be included in your order documentation.
 
Non-Hybrid or Open-Pollinated seeds allow the gardener to collect seeds from a crop for future planting. Hybrid seeds do not. All Heirloom Organics Seed Packs are 100% Non-Hybrid AND Non-GMO (genetically modified) and specially sealed for long term storage. Use now AND save for emergency. All from the same hermetically sealed pack!


Seed Count:

Heirloom Tomato Pack

   
     

Variety

g

Seed Count

     

Tomato: Amish Paste

0.1

35

Tomato: Black Krim

0.1

35

Tomato: Brandywine Pink

0.1

35

Tomato: Cherokee Purple

0.1

35

Tomato: Green Zebra

0.1

35

Tomato: Mortgage Lifter

0.1

35

Tomato: Ponderosa Pink

0.1

35

Tomato: Red Currant

0.1

35

Tomato: Red Strawberry

0.1

35

Tomato: Siberian

0.1

35

Tomato: Tomatillo Verde

0.1

35

Tomato: Yellow Plum

0.1

35

     
 

1.2

423

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
Q: How long will my seeds last?
A: Shelf life varies depending on the seed, but it ranges from 1-10 years dependent on the type of seed.  Herbs and Teas have a shelf life of 2-3 years, vegetables and fruits range from 5-7 years, and grains range from 7-10 years.   Store all seeds in a cool, dry, and dark location to maximize life. Do not freeze and do not expose to heat.

Q: Why should I use non-hybrid (open pollinated) rather than hybrid seeds?
A:
  • Better Nutrition ? Commercial Produce lacks nutrition, research has shown.
  • Sustainable Gardening - Saving Seeds is only possible with open-pollinated seeds
  • Economic Security ? In recessions and depressions, FOOD IS ECONOMIC SECURITY
  • Food Supply Independence ? If food supplies are challenged, home gardening is freedom.
  • Crop Diversity ? Participate in saving the original strains from extinction
  • Investment Hedge ? Seeds are an excellent alternative investment to paper money, stocks and securities, even gold if the markets were to dive long-term.
 
Q: Why should I buy Heirloom Organics Non-Hybrid Seed Packs?
A:
  • Best price ? Heirloom Organics Seed Pack are wholesale or bulk amounts of seed sold in complete, integrated packs.
  • Largest Amount ? Our Seed Packs are HUGE! From the Vault to the Farm Pack, we provide bulk quantities in our packs.
  • Long-Term Storage Prepared ? We use the VAULTtm method to extend seed life up to twice.
  • Use now AND store for later ? Our Packs are double sealed so you can use seeds this year and store the rest without harming the extended shelf-life.
 
Q: Can I open my seeds, use some and re-seal them for storage?
A: Yes. They are double sealed so you can reseal them without harming the shelf life.
 
Q: Can I buy individual packets?
A: No, we ONLY SELL COMPLETE SETS. This is the only way we can provide wholesale amounts AND process them for long-term storage. Sorry, No individual Packets and no replacements.
 
Q: Should I freeze my seeds?
A: Only if you plan to keep them there. Freezing DOES help extend seed life as long as they are not removed often.
 
Q: How Much will shipping be?
A: UPS determines the shipping amount. The shipping cost will be added to your order once you place it.
 
Q: Do you ship to Europe/Asia?
A: We only ship to U.S. and Canada currently. Agricultural restrictions between countries make it very difficult to ship seeds.
 
Q: You DO ship to Canada?
A: Yes we do, however, Canada restricts some grains like wheat, barley and rye. We must provide replacements on some packs and some we cannot ship at all. Please see the list.
 
Q: What are Heirloom seeds?
A: Heirloom seeds are simply the oldest strains of open pollinated seeds. Varieties that were commonly grown during early periods of history. No one really agrees at what age a seed becomes 'heirloom'. Some say fifty years, others disagree. It is not necessary to have "heirloom" seeds for a survival or preparedness garden. Open pollinated seeds are what is required.
 
Q: What about variety replacements?
A: Due to ongoing seed shortages, seed varieties subject to change without notice. Replacements will be as close as possible and will be included in your order documentation.
 
Q: Do I get instructions or assistance?
A: Yes! When your product arrives, you will have access to the largest Organic Growing Guide on the internet for free, 24/7 information.
 
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.
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