Indeterminate. Cordon. Donated by John Yeoman of The Village Guild, this variety was selected from high altitude areas in the Chilean mountains and developed in Norway for growing in cooler regions. Also thought to be blight resistant. The juicy, red fruits have soft, smooth flesh and are slightly acidic in flavour.
Indeterminate. Cordon. This late variety produces tall plants and heavy trusses of egg-shaped tomatoes that ripen to a very pale yellow, almost off-white. Members have noted that it makes a very delicate soup or tasty tomato sauces but salads showcase its unusual shape. Will grow outside or under glass.
Indeterminate. Cordon. Thought to date back to at least 1901, this variety is named after our donor's grandfather, who was known as 'Kench'. The donor told us, “they produce deep yellow fruit of moderate size. A delicious, sweet fruited variety.” Has been described as “a star performer”; what do you think?
Indeterminate. Cordon. Our donor was given this tomato in the 1950s by a colleague from Kent and has grown it ever since. A prolific producer of red, plum-shaped tomatoes that are sweet with a slight sharpness and so named because they easily 'pop-in' to the mouth! Grows outside and under glass. Each plant produces 3-4 amazingly heavy trusses of 50-100 small fruit, which need supporting outwards as well as upwards.
Indeterminate. Cordon. A sturdy, vigorous variety with golden yellow, golf-ball sized fruits produced in profusion on long trusses. Very sweet and tangy, their sunny colour means they look wonderful in a salad, and are delicious when eaten fresh. Although this is an early maturing variety with soft skin, the fruits keep well.
Indeterminate. Cordon. This is an interesting variety in that the fruit produced bear more than a slight resemblance to a boxy bell pepper. These ribbed, pinkish-red fruits are striped with golden yellow, 8-10cm in diameter and, as the name suggests, are hollow in the centre. Our Guardians at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire found its firm flesh and slightly acidic flavour to be “A real hit with staff and volunteers”.
Indeterminate. Cordon. Collected as a wild variety in eastern Mexico, this variety is thought to display blight resistance. The sprawling, slightly straggly plants produce sweet, juicy, cherry-type tomatoes in abundance.
Indeterminate. Cordon. Originally brought from Poland after WWII by our donor's neighbour, Wladeck Neitzgoda, and named after him. This prolific variety can be grown outdoors or under glass. The heavy trusses require ingenuity to support. Produces large beefsteak-type fruits with fantastic flavour and aroma. Great for slicing in salads, but also cooks well and makes delicious soup. If seed saving isolate from other tomatoes that have flowers with protruding stigma.