Chart is organized by fruit size, then Variety name.
*Indeterminate = produces fruit all season, a little bit at a time
*Determinate = has a short period of fruit set, lots of tomatoes all at once
|Type||Variety||Description||Days to maturity||Colour||Growth habit*||Container-Friendly?|
Not a true dwarf variety - may grow to 4', but controlled growth is still be suited for small spaces. Loaded with crack-resistant fruit.
Large cherry tomato - sweet and a bit smoky with black shoulders and red base when ripe.
Elongated, yellow and pink striped fruits, sweet flavour, great for fresh eating and salads.
|Cherry||Brad's Atomic Grape||Multi-coloured grape type with sweet & citrussy flavour.||Mid||Multi||Indeterminate|
2-bite sized, juicy fruits, perfect for snacks and salads.
Great for fresh eating, salad, and salsas. Sweet and full flavour. Creamy ivory with hints of yellow.
This very sweet golden-yellow cherry tomato is about the size of a quarter and produced in clusters. The flavor is not just sweet, but has a special depth of rich flavor. Yield heavily for a plentiful harvest.
Heart-shaped cherries grown from seed we saved on our farm! Sweet and firm with pointed tips. Incredibly crack-resistant and pretty. Exhibited significant blight resistance for us.
Elongated green striped fruit, very flavourful.
Orange and salmon, sweet fruit.
|Cherry||Matt's Wild Cherry||
Flavour packed little red tomatoes with smooth texture great for grazing in the garden. Large, productive plants with some resistance to late blight.
|Cherry||Pink Bumble Bee||
Oval, crack resistant cherries, pink with gold stripes, sweet, rich flavour.
Little red, pear-shaped tomatoes have lots of flavour that are great in salads and as garnishes. Will bear hundreds of fruit until frost.
From the Seeds of Diversity seed library, extremely productive plant, sweet but with a tomatoe-y flavour and very crack-resistant.
|Cherry||Sprite||Red grape type. Sweet, but also dries well. Compact for an indeterminate plant.||Early||Red||Indeterminate|
|Cherry||Sun Sugar (hybrid)||
SO SWEET! Bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes. Vigorous plants start yielding early and bear tomato candy right through the season.
Dwarf patio variety growing only 1-1.5' tall, producing 3/4" fruits.
|Cherry||Tumbling Tom Red||
Trailing plant, intended for hanging planters. Produces red cherry tomatoes on small plants that grow down aprox 2'.
|Cherry||Tumbling Tom Yellow||
Cascading plant best potted in hanging planters, loaded with sweet yellow cherry tomatoes.
This extremely old variety makes a vigorous plant that bears enormous numbers of bright yellow, bite-sized fruit. The flavor is deliciously tangy. Perfect for summer salads and preserving
|Paste||Amish Canning||Large, pointed, meaty fruits on indeterminate vines. Angie's favourite paste tomato. Good flavour.||Mid||Red||Indeterminate|
Little black plum tomatoes are great in sauce, in salads, and for snacking right in the field. The smallish plums fit easily in jars for beautifull canned whole tomatoes.
|Paste||Blue Beech||Sausage-shaped red fruits are easy to process.||Mid||Red||Indeterminate|
Productive plum tomato with good disease resistance. Vigorous and strong, producing heavy yields of picture-perfect, thick-walled fruits with deep red color and mild flavor. Great for sauce or freezing.
Old Italian variety that produces 3 1/2" fat side fruits with few seeds.
Med-sized slighty fuzzy yellow fruits that blush pink as they ripen.
|Salad||Dark Galaxy||Red saladette with gorgeous, metallic black speckles||Mid||Black||Indeterminate|
Bright green with dark green striping, tangy taste, perfect in salads.
Plant yields 2 oz bright orange fruit, borne in clusters of 6-8. Orange exterior with reddish interior when fully ripe. Excellent rich taste.
|Salad||Lime Green Salad||
Dwarf plants produce 4oz chartreuse fruits all season long! Tangy flavour.
3-4oz fruits have good flavour for an early tomato. Crack and disease resistant. Extremely early & grows well in cool weather. Good for container or garden.
From the Seeds of Diversity seed library, a violet-purple fruit with green and metallic streaks, more tangy than sweet with lots of seeds, incredibly productive plant produces many 1-3 oz tomatoes.
Extremely early slicing variety, bred at the Beaverlodge Research Centre in Northern Alberta for short, cool seasons. Wonderful tomato-y taste normally associated with beefsteak tomatoes, unusual for such an early tomato.
Medium-large, globe-shaped, dark red-purple fruits with green/black shoulders. Full flavour. Great on sandwiches and burgers.
Dwarf plant never exceeds 2' tall but produces an abundance of 4oz orangey-red fruits.
The large, deep red globes have a complex sweet/tart flavour. It is comparable to many of the large and tasty heirlooms but with very little cracking or yellow shoulders. Perfect for sandwiches and adding to sauces.
|Slicer||Dwarf Purple Heart||
Rich, meaty large purple/pink fruits on 3' plants. Heavy producer for a dwarf. Few seeds.
|Slicer||Earl of Edgecomb||
Oblate deep orange color, with dark green shoulders on un-ripe fruits. Fruits are medium size. The taste is excellent, well balanced, not too sweet and not too tart, just right. 4-6 fruits per cluster.
Dependable harvests of large, smooth, solid fruit with thick walls and meaty texture. Crack resistant. Mild and delicious flavor, popular for canning.
Beautiful heart-shaped, golden-yellow fruits. Meaty, with a delicious, well-balanced flavor. Plant grows strong vines that tend to sprawl if not tied up.
Mid-sized, rosy pink fruits loaded with intense tomato flavor. Think Brandywine, but more regularly shaped and about 1/2 the size.
|Slicer||Japanese Black Trifele||
Unusual pear shape and burgundy color. Good yields of 4-6 oz. fruit with excellent, rich flavor. Potato leaf plants.
Small plants, med/large fruits, meaty texture, & few seeds - perfect for salsas and sandwiches.
|Slicer||Lucky Swirl Dwarf||
Vigorous dwarf plants laden with medium to large sized slicers that are yellow on the top, orange in the middle & red on the bottom. Delightfully rich, delicious fruit flavor.
Beautiful orange fruits that are very juicy, flavourful, and sweet with a buttery texture. Great for salads and sandwiches.
Fruits are round to slightly flattened with deep red colour and luscious, rich flavour. Very meaty. Great for sandwiches, salads, and canning.
Heart-shaped pink fruit that weigh up to 1 pound. Very meaty flesh contains few seeds making this a favorite for slicing and for sandwiches. Good flavor and productivity.
Dwarf plant, pink coloured, juicy, balanced sweetness perfect for slicing, salads and salsas.
Fire engine red fruit are covered with bright yellow stripes. Sweet and flavorful. Keep well on the counter after picking.
Gorgeous, meaty, orange/pink/yellow mottled fruits growing from 1/2-2lbs each. Awesome, sweet, beefsteak flavour. One of Ang's absolute favourites.
|Slicer||Sub Arctic Plenty||
One of the very earliest tomatoes, with 2-3" fruits that set well in cool weather. Bred in Alberta. Not a dwarf variety, but a small enough plant that it will work fine in containers as well as in the ground.
|Slicer||Sub Arctic Plenty||
One of the very earliest tomatoes; the compact plants produce lots of 2-oz red fruit. It's one of the best for cool conditions and will set fruit in temperatures lower than most.
Actually a semi-determinate with heavy early production, but a smaller amount continuing longer. 4-6oz low acid fruits - a favourite in our CSA.
|Slicer||Tie Dye Dwarf||
Dwarf plant, 5-6 oz rich, juicy fruit, deep purple skin and gold-green stripes. A classic multi-coloured slicer in a container-friendly plant!