Seeds of 273 Tomato Varieties saved in 2017

So many awesome NEW (to me) varieties grown in 2017!!  A number of extremely productive varieties, several that were especially beautiful, over 80 varieties that grew to 1 lb. or more (minimum size for sandwiches…), and at least 35 that were super tasty (to my taste buds, anyhow).  Reading over the list, it will become apparent that there was a strong emphasis on growing varieties from Russia and Eastern Europe this year.

Listed below are 274 (this number subject to revision) varieties of tomatoes from which seeds (nearly 400,000 seeds in total) were saved in 2017.  Among these, 196 are herein listed by Delectation of Tomatoes for the first time, while the other 78 varieties were listed in a prior year.

There were an additional 66 varieties from which I was unable to save or offer seeds for any of several reasons:
– No germination
– Tag lost or mixed up
– Seedling died from cold or Curly Top Virus or goats
– Not enough seeds to offer
– Fruits were off-type
– Need further research or to name variety

There are dozens of varieties of beans, peppers, melons, squash, corn etc. that are still in the works – perhaps by early December I’ll be ready to list those as well.

Valuable information that “ought” to be included are:  Fruit Size, Flavor Class, Function, Plant Vigor, Yield, Consistency, Fruit Color, Fruit Shape, Days to Maturity, etc. – as well as detailed descriptions and pictures.  But it will take weeks or months to get all of this information together and published on the website, www.delectationoftomatoes.com.

For now, only fruit size is included with these tables.  The first table is a subset of the full list, including 86 varieties which grew to one lb. or larger.  Variety names are followed by the weight, in pounds, then in grams.  Arbitrarily and by convention, “Large” tomatoes are those that grow to at least 1 lb., “BIG” tomatoes grow to at least 2 lbs., and “GIANT” tomatoes reach at least 3 lbs.  Domingo and Big Zac include seeds from several documented GIANT lineages, including descendants from Big Zac (8.41 MacCoy 2014) and very close relatives of Domingo (8.22 Marley 2017).

* Indicates varieties that are original crosses made for Delectation of Tomatoes, selected for at least four years for largest size, and named in 2017 after giant stars.  Delectation of Tomatoes subscribes to the Open Seed Source Initiative:

You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this Pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.”

Table 1.  86 tomato varieties by heaviest weight; over 60 specimens grew to 2 lbs. or more.

Weight (lb.), Weight (g), Variety
3.420, 1551, Domingo
3.376, 1531, RW Cephei*
2.830, 1284, KY Cygni*
2.730, 1238, Big Zac
2.600, 1179, AH Scorpii*
2.452, 1112, Bigzarro
2.438, 1106, Bill Bean Select
2.400, 1089, EV Carinae*
2.378, 1079, MegaMarv
2.264, 1027, Yaponiya
2.150, 975, Sainte-Lucie
2.118, 961, Donskoi
2.054, 932, Pink Oxheart
2.040, 925, Westerlund 1-26*
1.980, 898, Bezrazmernyi
1.964, 891, Tamara
1.912, 867, RS Persei*
1.902, 863, Budonovka Starinnaya
1.894, 859, Nesravnennyi
1.878, 852, Russian Oxheart
1.860, 844, Chilo della Garfagnana
1.854, 841, Smith’s Southern Giant
1.828, 829, Megazac
1.728, 784, Tadzhikskyie
1.696, 769, Slankards
1.622, 736, Astana 6
1.612, 731, CW Leonis*
1.610, 730, Gigantamo
1.610, 730, Zaczilla
1.608, 729, U Lacertae*
1.582, 718, Mexico
1.530, 694, Dyvo
1.500, 680, Vinnyi Bolgarskiy Velikan
1.486, 674, Japanese Oxheart
1.472, 668, Chudo Sada
1.470, 667, Michael’s Portuguese Monster
1.440, 653, Nochnaya Svecha
1.438, 652, Smuggler’s
1.436, 651, Mont Athos
1.388, 630, Elfie
1.386, 629, Gom Bal
1.374, 623, Dark Queen
1.360, 617, Kosovo
1.330, 603, Pineapple
1.324, 601, West Virginia Sweetmeat (3.312 DT 2014)
1.324, 601, Abkhaziya Rozovaya
1.316, 597, Mule Team
1.306, 592, Yusupovskyi S Fergany
1.306, 592, Vishnovyi
1.302, 591, Volov’ye Serdtse Pobeditel’
1.278, 580, Work Release Paste
1.262, 572, Delicious
1.258, 571, Bordovyy
1.252, 568, Berkeley Tie-dye Heart
1.252, 568, Radishchevskyie
1.234, 560, Chervonnyi Gigant
1.230, 558, Summer Sunrise
1.224, 555, Kukla’s Portuguese Beefsteak
1.216, 552, Yellow Beefsteak
1.212, 550, Absinthe
1.210, 549, Regina’s Yellow
1.208, 548, Daniel Burson
1.202, 545, Casey’s Pure Yellow
1.184, 537, R Leporis*
1.184, 537, Aker’s Oxheart
1.166, 529, Minusinskyi Ploskyi
1.160, 526, Brandy Boy
1.160, 526, Rufus Carrigan’s Mexican Pink
1.156, 524, Huge Giant Yellow
1.108, 503, Joe’s Pink Oxheart
1.104, 501, Kuum
1.092, 495, Flathead Monster Pink
1.090, 494, Anzhela Gigant Ukrainskaya
1.082, 491, Chernyi Okshart
1.080, 490, Biyskiy Rozan
1.078, 489, Aker’s West Virginia
1.072, 486, Bozhyi Dar
1.058, 480, Bukharskoye Bych’ye Serdtse
1.056, 479, Giant
1.050, 476, Altayskiy Belyy
1.042, 473, Suzdal’Skyie
1.032, 468, Chernigovskyi
1.032, 468, Russkiy Razmer Rozovyy
1.016, 461, Bugay Rozovyi
1.012, 459, Super Nova
1.008, 457, Brandywine from Croatia, PL
1.000, 454, Hazel Mae

Table 2.  273 tomato varieties listed alphabetically.  Many of these are Russian varieties.

Variety, Weight (lb.), Weight (g)
Abakanets, 0.690, 313
Abkhaziya Rozovaya, 1.324, 601
Absinthe, 1.212, 550
Adamovo Yabloko, 0.488, 221
Agatha, 0.860, 390
AH Scorpii*, 2.600, 1179
Aker’s Oxheart, 1.184, 537
Aker’s West Virginia, 1.078, 489
Altayskiy Belyy, 1.050, 476
Alyi Mustang, 0.402, 182
Andrew Rahart’s Jumbo Red, 0.130, 59
Andy Buckflats Wonder, 0.508, 230
Anzhela Gigant Ukrainskaya, 1.090, 494
Arabskyi Gigant, 0.304, 138
Argentinskaya Slivka, 0.296, 134
Astana 6, 1.622, 736
Aunt Gertie’s Gold, 0.586, 266
Auria, 0.170, 77
Aussie Drops, 0.151, 68
Babushka Byka, 0.756, 343
Babushkina Radost’, 0.584, 265
Babushkino Bych’ye Serdtse, 0.946, 429
Basrawya, 0.200, 91
Bear Creek, 0.468, 212
Berkeley Tie-dye Heart, 1.252, 568
Berkshire Polish Beefsteak, 0.766, 347
Bezrazmernyi, 1.980, 898
Bezymyannyie Semonovny, 0.584, 265
Big Cheef, 0.912, 414
Big Zac, 2.730, 1238
Bigzarro, 2.452, 1112
Bill Bean Select, 2.438, 1106
Biyskiy Rozan, 1.080, 490
Black Beauty, 0.492, 223
Black Cherry, 0.026, 12
Bloody Butcher, 0.590, 268
Bodryi Ptichyi Krik, 0.430, 195
Bolgarskyi Delikates, 0.336, 152
Bordovyy, 1.258, 571
Boroda Printsa, 0.714, 324
Bozhyi Dar, 1.072, 486
Brandy Boy, 1.160, 526
Brandywine from Croatia, PL, 1.008, 457
Budonovka Starinnaya, 1.902, 863
Buffalo, 0.041, 19
Bugay Rozovyi, 1.016, 461
Bukharskoye Bych’ye Serdtse, 1.058, 480
Bŭlgarska Khala, 0.888, 403
Buzkove Ozero, 0.280, 127
Bychiy Myod, 0.820, 372
Bych’ye Serdtse Abakanskoye, 0.688, 312
Bych’ye Serdtse Kazakhstanskoye, 0.496, 225
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Kistevoye, 0.364, 165
Bychyi Myod, 0.820, 372
Cascade Village Blue, 0.520, 236
Casey’s Pure Yellow, 1.202, 545
Chernigovskyi, 1.032, 468
Chernyi Okshart, 1.082, 491
Chervonnyi Gigant, 1.234, 560
Chilo della Garfagnana, 1.860, 844
Chudo Gollandii, 0.200, 91
Chudo Sada, 1.472, 668
Corazon De Bue, 0.728, 330
Cosmonaut Volkov, 0.638, 289
Couer de Bob, 0.400, 181
Cuostralée, 0.804, 365
CW Leonis*, 1.612, 731
Dactyla Mynoa, 0.028, 13
Daniel Burson, 1.208, 548
Dark Queen, 1.374, 623
Delicious, 1.262, 572
Domingo, 3.420, 1551
Donskoi, 2.118, 961
Druzba, 0.942, 427
Dwarf Russian Swirl, 0.656, 298
Dwarf Stone, 0.286, 130
Dwarf Sweet Sue, 0.432, 196
Dyvo, 1.530, 694
Early Salad (F2), 0.224, 102
Elfie, 1.388, 630
EV Carinae*, 2.400, 1089
Fakel, 0.444, 201
Federiko, 0.178, 81
Fishlake Oxheart, 0.638, 289
Flashentomate, 0.039, 18
Flathead Monster Pink, 1.092, 495
Fleur de Reagir, 0.668, 303
G. G.’s Yellow Belgian, 0.484, 220
General Kornilov, 0.390, 177
Giant, 1.056, 479
Gigant Napy, 0.552, 250
Gigant Zenta Semi, 0.584, 265
Gigantamo, 1.610, 730
Gladiator (F2), 0.310, 141
Goluboy Les, 0.070, 32
Gom Bal, 1.386, 629
Goose Creek Black, 0.562, 255
Gospozha Udacha, 0.668, 303
Grandpa’s Cock’s Plume, 0.944, 428
Granonnyie, 0.468, 212
Green Doctors Frosted, 0.029, 13
Gregori’s Altai, 0.412, 187
Gruzinskyie, 0.772, 350
Hagan Little Yellow, 0.017, 8
Hazel Mae, 1.000, 454
Herman’s Yellow, 0.760, 345
Hippie Heart, 0.652, 296
Honey Giant, 0.970, 440
Huge Giant Yellow, 1.156, 524
Indigo Black Shadow, 0.310, 141
Iosi- San, 0.468, 212
Irish Stripes, 0.376, 171
Japanese Oxheart, 1.486, 674
Jaune Flammee, 0.178, 81
Joe’s Pink Oxheart, 1.108, 503
Jutland, 0.274, 124
Kadyshevskyie, 0.400, 181
Kameliya, 0.692, 314
Kanary, 0.538, 244
Kavkazskaya Liana, 0.152, 69
Kazakhskaya Sliva, 0.504, 229
King Kong, 0.806, 366
Kitayskyi Obsypnoy Malysh, 0.166, 75
Komandor Fortuna, 0.626, 284
Kommercheskyi Rozovyi, 0.942, 427
Koralic, 0.016, 7
Korenovskyie, 0.726, 329
Kosovo, 1.360, 617
Krasochnaya Sliva, 0.364, 165
Kubanskaya Sliva, 0.542, 246
Kukla’s Portuguese Beefsteak, 1.224, 555
Kuum, 1.104, 501
KY Cygni*, 2.830, 1284
Ladoshka, 0.400, 181
Lapot’ Iz Sadovki, 0.838, 380
Lattanzio Pendulous, 0.668, 303
Legend, 0.250, 113
Leningradskyi Serdtsevidnyi, 0.756, 343
Lenny & Gracie’s Kentucky Heirloom, 0.544, 247
Lidiya, 0.986, 447
Liguria, 0.358, 162
Lithium Sunset X Indigo Rose (F3), 0.400, 181
Lithuanian, 0.992, 450
Livingston’s Gold Ball, 0.100, 45
Lucinda, 0.350, 159
Lyudmilka, 0.998, 453
Maddeline’s Vine Candy, 0.024, 11
Makedonskoye Rozovoye Chudo, 0.804, 365
Malina Treston, 0.071, 32
Malinovyi Rassvet, 0.822, 373
Marizol Gold, 0.994, 451
Marshal Pobeda, 0.600, 272
Matador, 0.686, 311
Matina, 0.098, 44
Medvezh’ye Serdtse, 0.878, 398
MegaMarv, 2.378, 1079
Megazac, 1.828, 829
Mexico, 1.582, 718
Michael’s Portuguese Monster, 1.470, 667
Minusinskiy Yablochnyy Rozovyy, 0.794, 360
Minusinskyi Nizkoroslyi, 0.930, 422
Minusinskyi Pertsevidnyi, 0.472, 214
Minusinskyi Ploskyi, 1.166, 529
Minusinskyi Starinnyi, 0.698, 317
Minusinskyi Urozhaynyi, 0.928, 421
Model’, 0.516, 234
Moldavskyie Rozovyie, 0.974, 442
Mont Athos   , 1.436, 651
Mr. Bruno, 0.388, 176
Mule Team, 1.316, 597
Nesravnennyi, 1.894, 859
Nizkoroslyi Sverkhrannyi, 0.572, 259
Nochnaya Svecha, 1.440, 653
Northern Delight, 0.652, 296
Odessa, 0.180, 82
Old Brooks, 0.496, 225
Omskyi Velikan, 0.924, 419
Orange Bourgoin, 0.142, 64
Parikmakher, 0.562, 255
Pearl’s Yellow Pink, 0.396, 180
Petrovich, 0.968, 439
Phoenix, 0.516, 234
Pineapple, 1.330, 603
Pink Oxheart, 2.054, 932
Pobeda Kosmonavtiki, 0.898, 407
Pobeda, 0.402, 182
Poma Amoris Minora Lutea, 0.106, 48
Purple Cherry, 0.179, 81
Purple Elgin GWR, 0.175, 79
Purple Reign, 0.336, 152
Quiynai Huang, 0.292, 132
R Leporis*, 1.184, 537
Radishchevskyie, 1.252, 568
Rannyaya Lyubov, 0.702, 318
Red Groppi, 0.690, 313
Red Robin, 0.021, 10
Regina’s Yellow, 1.210, 549
Rozovyi Gigant, 0.646, 293
RS Persei*, 1.912, 867
Rufus Carrigan’s Mexican Pink, 1.160, 526
Russian Oxheart, 1.878, 852
Russian Rose, 0.652, 296
Russkiy Razmer Malinovyy, 0.964, 437
Russkiy Razmer Rozovyy, 1.032, 468
Russo Sicilian Togetta, 0.080, 36
RW Cephei*, 3.376, 1531
Sainte-Lucie, 2.150, 975
San Marzano, 0.364, 165
Sasha’s Altai, 0.240, 109
Serdtse Italii, 0.844, 383
Serebryanyi Klyuch, 0.874, 396
Siberian, 0.276, 125
Sibirskiy Skorospelyi, 0.606, 275
Skubi, 0.134, 61
Slankards, 1.696, 769
Slava Moldovy (Orange), 0.166, 75
Smith’s Southern Giant, 1.854, 841
Smuggler’s, 1.438, 652
Soldatovo, 0.476, 216
Solntse Moyo, 0.564, 256
Sosedi Otdykhayut, 0.118, 54
Sosulka Zheltaya, 0.154, 70
Spasskyie Iz Ryazani, 0.904, 410
Spyashchyi Gigant, 0.860, 390
Stal’, 0.594, 269
Staroobryadcheskyi, 0.978, 444
Striped Sweetheart Dark, 0.526, 239
Sub Arctic 2, 0.174, 79
Sugar Plum Fairy, 0.430, 195
Summer Sunrise, 1.230, 558
Super Nova, 1.012, 459
Suzdal’Skyie, 1.042, 473
Sweet Appertif, 0.013, 6
Syzranka, 0.702, 318
Tadzhikskyie, 1.728, 784
Tamara, 1.964, 891
Taterkin, 0.646, 293
Teschchin Yazyk, 0.620, 281
Tollison’s German, 0.472, 214
Tomatoberry, 0.018, 8
Tondio Liscio, 0.946, 429
Tsar’, 0.456, 207
U Lacertae*, 1.608, 729
Ukh, Visit!, 0.654, 297
Ukrainian Pear, 0.252, 114
Van’ka, 0.922, 418
Variegated, 0.167, 76
Verkiny, 0.794, 360
Vikulya, 0.950, 431
Vinnyi Bolgarskiy Velikan, 1.500, 680
Vishnovyi, 1.306, 592
Volov’ye Serdtse Pobeditel’, 1.302, 591
Wessel’s Purple Pride, 0.296, 134
West Virginia Sweetmeat (3.312 DT 2014), 1.324, 601
Westerlund 1-26*, 2.040, 925
Wild Thyme Purple, 0.952, 432
Work Release Paste, 1.278, 580
Yablochnyy Lipetskiy, 0.986, 447
Ya-Gigant, 0.400, 181
Yaponiya, 2.264, 1027
Yegipetskaya Lad’ya, 0.804, 365
Yellow Beefsteak, 1.216, 552
Yusupovskyi S Fergany, 1.306, 592
Zaczilla, 1.610, 730
Zagadka Doliny Roz Sertsevidnaya, 0.400, 181
Zalais Pipertomats, 0.388, 176
Zamok Shartr, 0.844, 383
Zapotec Red, 0.642, 291
Zarevo, 0.602, 273
Zeke Dishman, 0.730, 331
Zheltij Delikates, 0.300, 136
Zhenskaya Grud’, 0.400, 181
Zluta Kytice, 0.224, 102
Zogola, 0.830, 376

If you would like to try any of these varieties, please see:
https://www.delectationoftomatoes.com/store/c2/Tomatoes.html

For those not yet listed, a “generic” option is available here:
https://www.delectationoftomatoes.com/store/p2/Generic_-_not_yet_profiled.html

And just send me an email with your selections, dale@gianttomatoseeds.com

THANK YOU for your support for the preservation and propagation of heirloom seeds from around the world!

Here are 34 batches of tomatoes now fermenting for seed extraction, with only 66 more batches to go (then on to peppers, beans, corn, etc…)

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