Abundant Acres Growers

BICOLOR TOMATOES and GREEN TOMATOES



Updated for 2017

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Heirloom Striped Tomato plants and Heirloom Green Tomato plants are $3.00 each, plus shipping.  All plants are shipped Priority Mail.  Plants are well established in 2½" square pots that are 3½" deep to provide our customers with larger, healthier plants. NOTE: Number of days from transplanting until harvest is only for comparison purposes between varieties. Actual number of days varies with location and growing conditions.


CUSTOM GROWING: Don't see that "must have" variety in our regular offerings?  We're happy to do custom sowings of unlisted varieties, often at no extra charge!  But you must order early enough to allow the plants to reach shipping size.  More Information


 


TOMATO CULTURE





Bicolor Tomatoes


Ananas Noire/Black Pineapple  $3.00    
80 days - Indeterminate, up to 1 pound and larger, regular leaf,
beefsteak that is good for slicing.  This tomato is wonderful in every way. This unusual variety was developed by Pascal Moreau, a horticulturist from Belgium, from a natural cross of Pineapple. The smooth fruit are multi-colored--green, yellow and purple. The flesh is bright green with deep red streaks. Everyone loves their superb flavor that is outstanding, both sweet and smoky with a hint of citrus. Very heavy yield. 






Big Rainbow  
 
80-90 days - Indeterminate, 1-2 pounds, regular leaf, beefsteak   
Huge fruit; delicious and sweet-tasting. These tomatoes are very striking sliced, as the yellow fruit have neon red streaking through the flesh. An heirloom preserved by members of Seed Savers Exchange.






Big Zebra  $3.00  
85 days - Indeterminate, 8-10 ounces,  regular leaf, slicing.  A beautiful tomato that looks much like a giant version of Green Zebra.  This beauty has vibrant green and deep-gold striped skin, with delicious red-streaked, green flesh.  A superb home and market tomato and a must for all who love the beautiful and unique.




Blush   
$3.00  
60-70 days. The fruits, similar in size and shape to large olives, are absolutely stunning, blushed in rich red and gold. Fruits are streaked and suffused lengthwise, with the slightly pointed blossom end of the fruit being usually pure dark yellow-gold. The color combined with an unusual, semi-translucent flesh makes these vibrantly colorful grape memorable in appearance. But the variety has placed very highly in taste tests as well, being mild, sweet and of considerable complexity. Blush was selected by eight-year-old Alex Hempel, from a cross of two of his favorite tomatoes, and is an ancestor of the striking Bumble Bee series!




Csikos Botermo  $3.00
65 - 75 days - Indeterminate. The seeds of this variety
were sent to Baker Creek Seeds from Rose-Marie Lacherez of Austrialia who wrote, "The Csikos are horse herders near the Balaton Lake in Hungary. They are descendants of the Magyar horse tribes...Botermo means early." This wonderful variety produces clusters of 5 or more red fruits with yellow stripes on productive plants. Sweet and flavorful. 


Gold Medal  $3.00 
85 days - Indeterminate, 1 pound, regular leaf, beefsteak: salad/slicing.  These are among the smoothest bicolored tomatoes we carry.  Lovely, yellow fruit are blushing with rosy red that radiates from the blossom end.  The firm flesh is of superior quality, sweet and mild. The low acid content makes them great for fresh eating. From the late, legendary seed collector, Ben Quisenberry.





Golden Pineapple 
$3.00
 
80 days - Indeterminate, 12 ounce, regular leaf, salad/slicing. Beautiful yellow fruit are brilliantly streaked and splashed in pink. They have superbly sweet, flavorful flesh.




Grandma Viney's Yellow and Pink  $3.00  
90 days - Indeterminate, Marbled yellow and pink fruit with an extraordinary flavor!  8
to 16 ounce tomato with little to no acid.  Very sweet.  A family heirloom grown in Kentucky for many years by Melvina Puckett. Our seed comes from Maria Stenger of Blue Ribbon Tomatoes, who was given seeds by Melvina's grandaughter.



Hillbilly (Flame)  $3.00  
80-85 days - Indeterminate, 1-2 pounds., regular leaf, beefsteak.  A huge, bicolor heirloom; brilliant yellow color with red marbling. Very large and with a rich, sweet flavor. Beautiful when sliced; an heirloom believed to be from West Virginia.



Large Barred Boar    $3.00  
70-80 days, indeterminate. Fruits are a flattened beefsteak type and are large but not huge—8-12 ounces is the usual rage, and is certainly large enough to make a superb one-slice add on to your favorite sandwich. The fruits are amazingly colorful: pink to chocolate-brown stripes, alternating with a metallic green, shot through in silver! The flesh is a bright pink and is very flavorful—juicy and rich!  Vines are of a fairly stocky habit. Recent introduction from Wild Boar Farm.



Oaxacan Jewel  $3.00  
80 - 85 days - Indeterminate.  Bicolor fruits from 6 ounces to 1 pound.  Beautiful golden yellow with bright red streaks.  Nicely marbled when cut open.  Robust fruity flavor with just enough acid.  One of our most beautiful varieties offered.




Old German
   $3.00  
75 days - Indeterminate. Boat-shaped fruits to one pound. Outstanding flavor, very few seeds. Originally obtained from a Virginia Mennonite community, and introduced to the heirloom community about 1985.  Not a heavy producer unless conditions are very favorable but its luscious flavor and beauty commend it to gardeners wishing to try something different and outstanding.







Pineapple  $3.00

90 days - Indeterminate, to pounds, regular leaf, beefsteak: slicing/canning  
Very large yellow fruit has red marbling through the flesh and is one of the most beautiful tomatoes we sell. The flavor is very sweet and fruity; good yields!





Pink Berkeley Tie Dye  
$3.00  
65-75 days, Indeterminate. Compact plants produce beautiful 8-12 ounce fruits with a very sweet, rich, dark tomato flavor. Luscious, boat-shaped compound fruits are usually generously ribbed or ruffled. Fruits can be stunning in their asymmetrical forms, and make gorgeous slices on a plate. The taste is just as impressive, being both sweet and acidic. At a farmers' market taste-off, 10 out of 10 people liked the port wine-colored beefsteak with metallic green stripes better than Cherokee Purple! Recent introduction from Wild Boar Farm.




Pink Bumble Bee   $3.00  
60-70 days, indeterminate-- Incredibly colorful cherry type is fire-engine red with green striping that matures to orange. A stunning cherry tomato, of recent breeding from Artisan Seeds. Compact plants tolerate cool night-time temps. The Bumble Bees are the earliest bicolor tomato varieties we offer.




Pink Vernissage  
$3.00  
75 days, indeterminate. (Vernisazh Rozovyi) Newer Ukrainian variety is covered in 2-ounce cherries from midsummer until frost. Gorgeous fruits are round, pink with subtle green to orange striping. Created by Ukrainian plantsman Ruslan Dukhov from a cross that included Stupice.


Plum Tigris 
 
$3.00 
80 days - Indeterminate.  Very unusual plum-shaped fruits sport yellow and red and striping. Productive plants yield quantities of 4 ounce fruit, of a commendable flavor. First sent to the USA by Andrei Baranovski, from Minsk, Belarus. A welcome addition to cool-summer gardens.




Purple Bumble Bee  
 
$3.00  
60-70 days. Crack-resistant little cherries sizzle with color: Lime green-silver alternates the most outrageous striping with bronzy-purple! Tolerates temperature extremes, including cool nights. (New Englanders take notice!) Delicious, sweet type is of recent breeding from Artisan Seeds.  The Bumble Bees are the earliest bicolor tomato varieties we offer.





Red Zebra  $3.00   
80-85 days - Indeterminate, 2½"-3", regular leaf,salad/slicing. A red version of the popular 'Green Zebra'. Fire-engine red fruit are covered with bright green-to-yellow stripes. Sweet and flavorful. Very productive.




Striped Cavern  $3.00 
80-85 days - Indeterminate, 3 oz., regular leaf. Good for stuffing. Colorful, red fruit have vibrant yellow stripes. They are stunning! This variety has lobed fruit, hollow like a bell pepper, and thick walls, making it perfect for stuffing. Good-sized fruit are fine-flavored. 





Striped Roman
 
$3.00  
75-85 days - Indeterminate, 2-6 ounce, regular leaf, slicing. Spectacular and unique, these long, pointed red fruit have wavy orange stripes!   Perfect mid-sized beauty with brilliant color, meaty flesh, and excellent flavor. This variety was developed by John Swenson.


 


Tigerella  $3.00 
65-75 days - Indeterminate, 2”, regular leaf, slicing/canning. Tasty round fruit are bright red with orange stripes. The tomatoes are quite beautiful. The yields are high even in cool summers, and it starts producing very early. It also has good disease resistance. So smooth and pretty! Originating in England; this is a good greenhouse crop.




Williams Striped  $3.00 
90 days - Indeterminate, 1 pound plus, regular leaf, beefsteak: salad/slicing. A favorite at farmers' markets, these fruit have beautiful red and yellow colors, inside and out. A favorite of many who have sampled it. Tolerates hot conditions better than most.







GREEN TOMATOES

Aunt Ruby's German Green  $3.00  
80 days - Indeterminate, up to 1 pound plus, regular leaf, beefsteak: slicing/salad. One of the largest green beefsteaks, this tomato is just delicious. Brilliant neon-green flesh that has a strong, sweet, and fruity taste, much tastier than most red tomatoes. A family heirloom from Germany; beautiful.



Emerald Apple  $3.00
80 days - Indeterminate, regular leaf, slicing. A superb green variety just introduced into this country. Lobed fruits are enormous, some reaching 2 pounds in our trials, and this from a late planting and no especial effort made. Taste was very good as well, sweet yet citrusy, very tomatoey and with a lot of depth and complexity, the more laudable because so many others in our trials tasted bland due to cool ripening conditions. Greens aren't generally a favorite category of ours, but this variety is a pleasing exception.


Emerald Evergreen  $3.00 
72 days - Indeterminate, 8 ounce, regular leaf, beefsteak: Medium-large fruit that stay "evergreen". This heirloom variety was introduced by Glecklers Seedsmen around 1950. The large plants set heavy yields of these beauties having lovely lime-green color. The flavor is rich and superbly sweet. It’s one of the best. A popular market variety, now being sold in many upscale stores.


Green Grape  $3.00  
80 days - Indeterminate,  1"-1 1/2", regular leaf. This tomato was also bred by Tom Wagner (who also originated Green Zebra) and has become the rage with specialty markets, home gardeners and chefs. The flavor may be even better...rich, sweet and zingy! The fruit are lime-green inside and have chartreuse-yellow skins. They are about the size of a large grape, perfect for salads and snacking. Makes most red cherries taste bland in comparison.


Green Moldovan   $3.00
80 days - Indeterminate, 10 ounce, regular leaf, beefsteak: salad/slicing. Bright lime-green fruit have a tropical taste. This variety has round, flattened beefsteak-type fruit that are beautiful when sliced to reveal their lovely neon colored flesh. A very rare heirloom from Moldova.



Green Pineapple  $3.00
80 days - Indeterminate, 4-8 ounce, regular leaf  A fine slicing and canning variety, this luscious-tasting fruit has a distinctive pineapple aroma, smooth, sweet with green flesh, and olive/lime-colored skin. This heirloom was preserved by a family in Springfield, Ohio.


 

Green Sausage   $3.00  
74-80 days - Determinate, 4", regular leaf, paste. An outstanding variety.  A  banana-shaped paste tomato that is lime-green and yellow striped when ripe  The flavor is rich, tangy, and sweet. Attractive when mixed with orange, white, yellow, and red striped paste types. Short, bushy plants produce these fruit in abundance.



Green Zebra  $3.00  
75 days - Indeterminate, 3 ounce, regular leaf, salad. Beautiful chartreuse with deep lime-green stripes; very attractive. Flesh is bright green and very rich-tasting, sweet, and has a sharp bite to it.  A favorite tomato of chefs, specialty markets, and home gardeners; yield is excellent.  A striking tomato.






Greenwich 
$3.00

75-80 days - Indeterminate, 6 ounce, regular leaf, salad/slicing. A unique, flattened tomato with golden skin and delicious green flesh. This productive variety is believed to have originated in Britain in the early 1900's.




Spear's Tennessee Green  $3.00
80 days - Indeterminate, 8-10 ounce, regular leaf, salad/slicing. A wonderful heirloom grown by the Spear family of Tennessee since the 1950's. The round fruit have the taste of tomatoes from Grandma's garden. They make your mouth water just thinking about them. This rare and historic variety deserves a place in every garden and certainly a place on your table