January 25, 2012

Giveaway: Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Every year I've added a few more heirloom tomato varieties to my collection. As of my 2012 seed inventory, I have about 28 varieties in my collection and I will be adding a few more this year. I don't grow all of them every year and I don't continue growing the ones that I don't like.

Here's a portion of what I have stashed in the fridge  (in no particular order):

Kellog's Breakfast
Yellow Pear
Bloody Butcher
Japanese Black Trifele
Aunt Ruby's German Green
Principe Borghese
Martino's Roma
Polish Linguisa
Matt's Wild Cherry
Cherokee Purple
Pruden's Purple
Black Krim
Goldrush Currant
Yellow Brandywine
San Marzano
Amish Paste
Chocolate Stripes
Creme Brulee
Peach Blow Sutton
Anna Russian

And here's the giveaway: 

Leave a comment below (USA and CANADA residents only please) telling me which three varieties from my list that you'd like to grow this year. A week from today (Wednesday Feb 1), I will randomly select 2 winners and mail you a packet of seeds for each variety you've requested (at least 10 seeds per packet).  If you want descriptions of the individual varieties, check out either Pinetree Garden Seeds or Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

Keep in mind that these are seeds that I've saved myself, so the germination rate and trueness to type can't be guaranteed...that said, I've have excellent results saving seeds year after year and I think they'll work great for you to!


  1. What a great idea! I've grown a lot of these before but there are some that are new to me. I'd like to try Tigerella, Black Krim and Creme Brulee. I hope you'll mail to Canada!

    1. Hmmm...good point. I'll see what I can do, but I have a feeling that getting seeds through customs might be an issue. I guess I'll deal with that if the issue arises.

  2. Gorgeous tomatoes! My family is in love with heirloom tomatoes...

    I think Tigerella, Aunt Ruby's German Green, and Yellow Brandywine would be perfect for our little garden!


  3. I think I'd like to try Matt's Wild Cherry (for the kids), Yellow Brandywine, and Amish Paste. I can't wait for Spring!

  4. I'd love to try San Marzano, Bloody Butcher, and Pruden's Purple. How very generous of you!

  5. Wow! What an exciting giveaway! Two years ago I had my first veggie garden and learned to do some basic canning. Now I am a complete maniac and I am lucky my husband will put up with me!! Of course, he eats well, so he is very forgiving...

    anyway, I'd love to give three new varieties a whirl - I'd choose tigerella, black krim, and yellow brandywine. Thanks for having this drawing - it is very kind of you to share!

  6. Wow that's a good variety of tomatoes! The Yellow Brandywine, Cherokee Purple and Bloody Butcher sound interesting :)

  7. Oh! My husband would love this giveaway! (He is such a gardener). I think he would like the Polish Linguisa, Yellow Brandywine, and Martino's Roma. Very cool giveaway! metzger(dot)rachel(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. oh my! i'm so excited to see this giveaway! THE BEST giveaway i've seen, ever!

    the varieties i would choose would be moonglow, yellow brandywine and taxi. i'm going for yellow varieties because i grow in my front yard and don't want people taking too many...



  9. I'm so excited that I found these giveaways, and LOVE all heirloom tomatoes! YUM :) If I had to choose three varieties to choose from, I'd go with Cherokee Purple, San Marzano, and Amish Paste. Many of those you have, I am not familiar with, but would love to be! We live in Florida, and have a nice garden each year and these would be a welcome addition.
    Thanks so much for your generosity...

  10. I'm not sure of the different varities but the uglier the tomato the better they taste!

  11. mmmm... heirloom tomatoes! I've grown yellow pear and Amish paste (love those!) but I'm always looking for new stuff. Goldrush Currant, Japanese Black Trifele and.... surprise me!

  12. Oooo - Yum! My choices would be Yellow Pear, Tigerella, and Amish Paste. Thanks for offering these!
    By the way, I found you on the Homestead Revival blog hop.

  13. I'd love Yellow Pear, Matt's Wild Cherry, and Cherokee Purple - I'm already dreaming of a summer tomato salad :)

  14. I would love to try Black Krim, Amish Paste, and Yellow Brandywine. I love heirloom tomatoes!

  15. I have read everything I can... I think if I had to pick, Chocolate Stripes, Black Krim, and Cherokee Purple. I looove tomatoes and I have never grown them myself. Honestly though, what I would like more than the ones I listed is the 3 easiest in your opinion that would do well in Texas Heat. I loved it when my mom would plant Tomatoes and for some reason the way Tomato plants smell brings me back to her in her garden. Thank you for a pretty awesome Giveaway!

  16. oh my, so many choices, and they're heirloom! perfect for are garden as we were doing research on heirloom seeds and they seem great for are garden and are 7 kids. we liked Peach Blow Sutton, Chocolate Stripes, and Pruden's Purple Thank you!



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