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Here is the list of varieties that are in the ground now. Our tomatoes are sold as a heirloom mix or by individual variety. Pre-ordering is the best way to reserve what you want. 

Tomatoes

Mortgage Lifter

These tomatoes have a sweet rich flavor and turn deep pink when mature. This variety was developed in the 1930's by Mr. Marshall Cletis Byles - Radiator Charlie - of Logan, WV to help pay off his home mortgage. He was able to pay off his mortgage in 6 years by selling the tomato plants. He crossed a German Johnson, Beefsteak, and Italian & English varieties to come up with this unique variety without being acidic. Excellent for slicing and salads with minimal seeds. A family heirloom variety from West Virginia, USA.

Black Krim

This heirloom tomato originates from the Isle of Krim in the Black Sea, near the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine. It is believed that soldiers returning home from the Crimean War, in the late 19th century, gathered these seeds and began sharing them. As a result these seeds were later widely distributed throughout Europe. Black Krim tomatoes are extremely tasty, and will add not only great flavor, but visual interest to your salads. These tomatoes are also great for slicing and cooking.
 

San Marzano

The story goes that the first seed of the San Marzano tomato came to Campania in 1770, as a gift from the Kingdom of Peru to the Kingdom of Naples, and that it was planted in the area that corresponds to the present commune of San Marzano. Sounds good, but some disagree. Either way, a paste tomato with pointy end, heavy walls and little juice, so it's great for tomato sauce. It is low in sugar and acid, which gives it superior flavor when cooked.

White Queen

Beefsteak-style fruit weighs to 12 oz. and is smooth skinned with ribbed shoulders. Some fruits have a pink blush or streaks on their blossom ends that ripen to a pale creamy yellow. Tomatoes are juicy and sweet. This variety is one of the oldest of the white varieties and still maintains great standing today.

Black from Tulula

Russian heirloom. Deliciously outstanding, rich, slightly salty, smoky-fruit flavor.!! For a truly wonderful black tomato this one is sure to please.

Hillbilly

Jerry Lee Bosner in Ohio is credited for this colorful tomato. This huge, heavily-ribbed, orange-yellow fruit has red mottled skin and red streaks within. Very sweet, with juicy fruity flavors, great for slicing. Low acid.

Green Sausage

How about a green paste tomato good for sauce? Beautiful, striped, yellow-green, long sausage shaped fruits are very dense and meaty with darker green vertical striping and a pointed tip. Good tasting 'novelty' tomato that brightens up a tomato display or salad.

Great White

Large, white-skinned beafsteak type tomato. The tomatoes feature a mild, sweet flavor and have alot of juice, yet few seeds. Flavor is top notch, creamy and commonly weigh up to and over 1lb.

Japanese Black Trifele

This plant yields of 6 oz. fruit that looks like a beautiful mahogany-colored Bartlett pear with greenish shoulders. Very tasty flesh with a meaty core that produces luscious fruit all summer long. A work of art sliced out on a plate and a wonderful flavor that possesses extraordinary rich and complex flavors. The Black Trifele is one of the blackest varieties available. Excellent for fresh eating, salads and makes a rich complex tomato sauce.

Brown Berry Cherry

The first truly brown cherry available. They are Warm, earthy brown fruits and a great color addition to any dish or salad. Excellent sweet juicy flavor.

Snow White Cherry

Pretty ivory/cream colored cherry with a sweet flavorful taste. Add the missing color to salads.

Black Sea Man

Fruits are a rich mahogany with olive shoulders when mature. An incredibly full bodied, intense, creamy tomato flavor. This delicious and meaty black tomato hailing from Russia has a fantastic taste and truly hard to describe.
 

Lemon Boy

These plants known for its uniform yellow eye-catching tomatoes with wonderful flavor. It is perfect for slicing to reveal the delicious, lemon-colored flesh and mild, sweet, tomato flavor. Low acid. F-1 Hybrid.

Super Sweet 100 Cherry

These are one inch in diameter fruits that are great for salads and are bursting with sugary flavor. The scarlet fruits are produced in long pendulous clusters with a high Vitamin C content. Hybrid
Peppers

Ancho / Poblano

First 150# SOLD

This pepper is medium sized (4"-6" long) with a mild to medium heat level. It is used a numerous ways including salsa, grilling, stir fried or stuffed for chile rellenos and substituted in any dish for bell pepper and is key to the cuisine of Mexico. When dried, it becomes a broad, flat, heart-shaped pod called an Ancho Chile and is often ground into a powder used for flavoring recipes.

Pasilla Bajio Pepper available at ChefsHaven.com

Pasilla Bajio

First 35# SOLD

The name in Spanish means little raisin which refers to the wrinkled skin as this pepper dries. This plant produces  7" long by 1" wide peppers that are mild to hot and turn from green to dark brown when mature. Use this pepper fresh in enchilada sauce or salsas. Use it dried and powdered to make original smoky flavored Mexican mole sauces.
     
     

Other Stuff

Silver Rose Garlic

For a soft neck, the 8-12 cloves are fairly uniform in size, and light in color - White to Rose - turning to blush toward the bottom end. This beautiful white-skinned bulb has some heat but not too hot or overwhelming. An 8 or 9 month shelf life is not unusual and it is ideal for braiding and hanging. All of our Silver Rose garlic is from certified organic seed. We will be replanting most of this crop for next year. We may have some available after curing. Check back on the home page in late August and reserve early!!!
     
     
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