Tomatoes

We have over 40 tomato varieties that were diligently grown for you by our talented production team right here at Fort Collins Nursery.  Each plant was started from high-quality organic seed and re-potted into a 1 gallon container.  By the time our tomato plants are ready to sell, they are more mature than most store bought starts, so they’ll require less time between planting and producing tomatoes.  This makes them a great value which is topped only by the incredible taste of a juicy homegrown tomato! Look for the Fort Collins Nursery labeled containers to spot one of our own!

 

Here are some unique and delicious varieties to try:

 

Black Cherry Tomato

Lycopersicon lycopersicum 

Black Cherry tomato plants produce high yields of 1” fruits, which are almost black in color. These tomatoes have a complex, rich, and sweet flavor and are great in salads, veggie trays, or eaten right off the vine.

  • Type: Indeterminate
  • Matures: 65 days
  • Water: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Sun: Plant in full sun

 

Mortgage Lifter Tomato

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

Mortgage Lifter tomato plants are very productive with good disease resistance. They produce 1-2 lb. meaty and flavorful heirloom tomatoes with few seeds. The tomatoes are great for salads, sauces and slicing. 

  • Type: Indeterminate
  • Matures: 95 days 
  • Water: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Sun: Plant in full sun

 

San Marzano Redorta Tomato

Lycopersicon lycopersicum 

San Marzano Redorta tomato plants produce fantastic paste tomatoes with better flavor than their cousin, San Marzano. This Italian heirloom produces gigantic 9-12 oz., meaty, plum tomatoes that are great for sauces. 

  • Type: Indeterminate
  • Matures: 80 days 
  • Water: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Sun: Plant in full sun

 

Pink Berkeley Tie Dye Tomato

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

Pink Berkeley Tie Dye tomato plants produce large beefsteak tomatoes that mature earlier than other beefsteak varieties.  The fruits are dark pink with green striping, and the flesh is pink with yellow streaks. Pink Berkeley Tie Dye tomatoes are 8-12 oz. and have an outstanding sweet, rich flavor.

  • Type: Indeterminate.
  • Matures: 70-75 days
  • Water: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Sun: Plant in full sun

 

Cisineros Tomatillo

Physalis ixocarpa 

Cisineros tomatillos are productive plants that produce incredibly large, 3 in. fruits (twice the size of most tomatillos). Cisineros tomatillos can be eaten in their bright green stage for a tart flavor or allowed to ripen for a sweeter taste.  

  • Type: Indeterminate
  • Matures: 75 days 
  • Water: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Sun: Plant in full sun

 

 

Originally published on May 3rd, 2018. Updated on May 6th, 2020.