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 shifted up into a 6″ pot. By the time our tomato plants are ready to sell, they are nice and big and have well-developed roots, which means less time between planting and producing tomatoes. Their great value 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:

 

Jasper

Solanum lycopersicum

Jasper tomato plants are highly prolific and disease resistant, staying healthy for a long harvest window. The small fruits are borne on trusses, store well on the plant, and are resistant to cracking and rot. These beautiful, red fruits have the flavor of a full-sized red tomato packed into the single bite of a cherry. The texture is pleasantly chewy, and the flavor is sweet and rich. The Jasper tomato is USDA Certified Organic and an All-America Selections (AAS) winner.

  • Type: Indeterminate
  • Matures: 60 days
  • Water: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Sun: Plant in full sun

 

Valencia

Solanum lycopersicum

This midseason tomato is among the best for flavor and texture. Valencia tomato plants produce sunny orange fruits with full tomato flavor. The round, smooth fruits average 8-10 oz. and their meaty interiors have few seeds. They are great for slicing on sandwiches and in salads.

  • Type: Indeterminate
  • Matures: 55-59 days
  • Water: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Sun: Plant in full sun

 

Tomato ‘Fiaschetto di Manduria’

Solanum lycopersicum

Fiaschetto is a regional treasure of Puglia in Southeast Italy. These small 2-3 oz. plum shaped tomatoes hang like grapes from the bushy plants in prolific quantities. In Puglia it is preferred even over the more famous San Marzano for its freshness and fruitiness. These tomatoes are perfect for halving and can be dehydrated and used during the winter months in pastas and pizzas. Fiaschetto di Manduria plants have an extremely early harvest for a paste type tomato and fruit set is conveniently concentrated for processing purposes. 

  • Type: Determinate.
  • Matures: 65-70 days
  • Water: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Sun: Plant in full sun

 

Pruden’s Purple

Solanum lycopersicum

Pruden’s Purple are medium tall plants with potato-like leaves. The plants yield flattened and smooth fruits that are often over 1 lb. and have very few seeds. The tomatoes feature a dark, pink skin with crimson flesh that are resistant to cracking. These delicious fruits are often favorably compared to the renowned Brandywine variety. 

  • Type: Indeterminate
  • Matures: 67 days
  • Water: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Sun: Plant in full sun

 

Azoychka

Solanum lycopersicum

The Azoychka Tomato is a highly productive Russian heirloom that produces consistent yields of smooth, sweet and citrusy tomatoes. This variety is an indeterminate, open-pollinated tomato plant that produces 8 oz., deep yellow fruit. Compared to most yellow tomatoes, the Azoychkas have a higher than normal acidic balance that gives off delicious flavors unlike any others. 

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

 

Polbig

Solanum lycopersicum

Polbig is a high producing tomato plant that yields a deep-red, 6-8 oz. fruit which uniformly matures on the vine. This meaty, very good tasting tomato is perfect for salads, slicing, and sandwiches. Polbig tomatoes tolerate cooler temperatures and have high resistance to fusarium wilt, tobacco mosaic virus, and verticillium wilt. 

  • Type: Determinate
  • Matures: 60 days
  • Water: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Sun: Plant in full sun

 

De Milpa Tomatillo

Physalis ixocarpa

De Milpa Tomatillos are a purple heirloom variety from Mexico, where they grow unattended in family corn fields and are harvested for home use and for selling in town on market day. The plants produce good yields of small to medium sized tomatillos. Portions of the fruits blush with purple, especially after harvest. De Milpa Tomatillos have a sharper flavor than other varieties and are excellent for fresh salsa. The fruits store fresh for several weeks after picking.

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

 

Originally published on May 3rd, 2018. Updated on April 29th, 2022.