High Mowing Organic Seeds'        Tomato Variety Comparison Charts

Use our charts to compare days to maturity, color, shape, weight, growth habit and disease resistance.

Variety Types (H=Heirloom) are Cherry and Saladette, Paste/Plum, Slicers, Salad, Beefstake and Pear. You can also check out a chart comparing all the tomato varieties we carry.

Disease Resistance Legend
Growth Habit Legend



Cherry & Saladette
These tomatoes vary from pea-sized up to where they tip over into small 'salad' type. They are usually very prolific, and some have been bred for high sugars as a snacking 'fruit'. They are very colorful as a whole tomato in a salad, and their size makes them ideally suited to this purpose.
Item Code
Variety
Type (H=Heirloom)
Days to Maturity
Color
Shape
Weight
Growth Habit
Disease Resistance
3140 Glacier Saladette 55 red round 11/2-3 oz SD
2970 Matt's Wild Cherry Cherry 55 red round
I EB
2973 Montesino F1 Hybrid Cherry 55 red grape shaped I FW (race 0), TMV
2971 Toronjino F1 Hybrid Cherry 55 orange round I FF (races 1-5), FW (races 0,1) TMV
3005 Suzanne F1 Saladette 60 red round 3/4-1 oz I FF(races1-5), FW(races 0,1), TMV
3004 Black Cherry Saladette 64 brown round 3/4-1 oz I
2972 Bing Cherry Cherry 65 red round 2/3-1/2 oz I
3170 Yellow Perfection Saladette (H) 70 yellow round 3-4 oz I
2980 Peacevine Cherry 78 red round 2/3-1/2 oz I


Paste/Plum Tomatoes
These have almost no seed locule, so dry or boil down to paste more quickly than all others. Plum tomatoes often have fine thick flesh and less water and pulp than slicers but a bit more than perfect paste types making them more versatile in the kitchen. This makes them good for holding shape when canned or sliced. Because they have less water and pulp they also cook down quickly for sauces.
Item Code Variety Name Type (H=Heirloom) Days to Maturity Color Shape Weight Growth Habit Disease Resistance
3043 Roma VF Paste / Plum 65 red half long 4-6 oz D FW, VW, ASC
3150 Principe Borghese Paste / Drying 75 pink grape 1-2 oz D
3047 San Marzano Paste 80 red half long 4-6 oz I
3020 Amish Paste Paste / Slicer (H) 80 red half long 8-12 oz I
3040 Gilbertie Paste (H) 85 red long 10-12 oz I


Slicer Tomatoes
Item Code Variety Name Type (H=Heirloom) Days to Maturity Color Shape Weight Growth Habit Disease Resistance
2976 Moskovich Slicer (H) 60 red round 4-6 oz SD
3086 Crimson Sprinter Slicer 65 red round 5-7 oz SD
3060 Cosmonaut Volkov Slicer 68 red round 8-12 oz* SD
3075 Siletz Slicer 70 red round 5-7 oz D FW (race 1), VW
3165 Sunkist F1 Slicer 78 orange round 6-10 oz* SD FW, VW
3076 Medford Slicer 80 red round 10-16oz D FW(race1), VW
3105 Rutgers Slicer / Paste 75 red round 5-7 oz D FW (race 1), VW


Salad Tomatoes
Seed locule (pulp) tends to fall out if they are sliced. Abundant seed pulp makes them a slow reducer if they are being used for sauces. Their smaller size makes them ideal for cutting in half or in quarters to have with a salad.
Item Code Variety Name Type (H=Heirloom) Days to Maturity Color Shape Weight Growth Habit Disease Resistance
3110 Scotia Salad 60 red round 5-6 oz D
3080 Mountain Princess Salad (H) 68 red round 8-10 oz D
3052 Cherokee Purple Salad (H) 72 red / purple flat 10-16 oz* I
2974 Jaune Flamme Salad (H) 75 red / orange round 2-3 oz I
3101 Lola F1 Hybrid Salad 76 red round 7-10 oz* I FW(races 1,2), TMV
3065 Green Zebra Salad 77 yellow / green round 4-5 oz I
3045 Wapsipinicon Peach Salad 80 pale yellow round 3-4oz I
3102 Arbason F1 Hybrid Salad 80 red round 7-12 oz* I FW(races 0,1), TMV, VW


Beefstake Slicer Tomatoes
Beefsteaks are the very biggest tomatoes. Their pulp cavity is generally relatively small, and always compressed and distorted by the extensive placenta wall, giving the 'marbled' appearance of a steak. Beefsteaks hold together well when sliced which make them ideal for sandwiches. Because of their high fruit wall to pulp ratio, they also cook down well for sauces. There is a lot of variation between varieties in the density of the flesh, it's juiciness, and in the size and softness of the central 'core'. Flavor, as always, can vary, according to the ratio of sugars to acids.
Item Code Variety Name Type (H=Heirloom) Days to Maturity Color Shape Weight Growth Habit Disease Resistance
3090 Prudens Purple Beefstake Slicer (H) 72 pink flat 10-22 oz* I
3056 Rose de Berne Beefstake Slicer (H) 75 dark pink flat-round 4-8oz I
3120 Soldacki Beefstake Slicer 75 pink flat 10-22 oz* I
3050 Brandywine Beefstake Slicer (H) 82 red/pink round 10-26 oz* I
3055 Yellow Brandywine Beefstake Slicer (H) 82 yellow flat 10-26 oz* I
3053 Copia Beefstake Slicer 85 yellow / red flat 10-16oz I


Pear Tomatoes
Pear shaped cherry tomato.
Item Code Variety Name Type (H=Heirloom) Days to Maturity Color Shape Weight Growth Habit Disease Resistance
3000 Red Pear Pear (H) 70 red pear 1/2-3/4 oz I
3010 Yellow Pear Pear (H) 70 yellow pear 1/2-3/4 oz I


All Tomato Types (H=Heirloom) - Sorted by Days to Maturity
Item Code Variety Name Type (H=Heirloom) Days to Maturity Color Shape Weight Growth Habit Disease Resistance
2970 Matt's Wild Cherry Cherry 55 red round
I EB
3140 Glacier Saladette 55 red round 11/2-3 oz SD
2973 Montesino F1 Hybrid Cherry 55 red grape shaped I FW (race 0), TMV
2971 Toronjino F1 Hybrid Cherry 55 orange round I FF (races 1-5), FW (races 0,1) TMV
3005 Suzanne F1 Saladette 60 red round 3/4-1 oz I FF(races1-5), FW(races 0,1), TMV
3110 Scotia Salad 60 red round 5-6 oz D
2976 Moskovich Slicer (H) 60 red round 4-6 oz SD
3004 Black Cherry Saladette 64 brown round 3/4-1 oz I
2975 Sweetie Cherry 65 red round 2/ 3-1/2 oz I
2972 Bing Cherry Cherry 65 red round 2/3-1/2 oz I
3043 Roma VF Paste / Plum 65 red half long 4-6 oz D FW, VW, ASC
3086 Crimson Sprinter Slicer 65 red round 5-7 oz SD
3080 Mountain Princess Salad (H) 68 red round 8-10 oz D
3060 Cosmonaut Volkov Slicer 68 red round 8-12 oz* SD
3000 Red Pear Pear (H) 70 red pear 1/2-3/4 oz I
3010 Yellow Pear Pear (H) 70 yellow pear 1/2-3/4 oz I
3170 Yellow Perfection Saladette (H) 70 yellow round 3-4 oz I
3075 Siletz Slicer 70 red round 5-7 oz D FW (race 1), VW
3052 Cherokee Purple Salad (H) 72 red / purple flat 10-16 oz* I
3090 Prudens Purple Beefstake Slicer (H) 72 pink flat 10-22 oz* I
2974 Jaune Flamme Salad (H) 75 red / orange round 2-3 oz I
3150 Principe Borghese Paste / Drying 75 pink grape 1-2 oz D
3056 Rose de Berne Beefstake Slicer (H) 75 dark pink flat-round 4-8oz I
3105 Rutgers Slicer / Paste 75 red round 5-7 oz D FW (race 1), VW
3101 Lola F1 Hybrid Salad 76 red round 7-10 oz* I FW (races 1,2), TMV
3065 Green Zebra Salad 77 yellow / green round 4-5 oz I
2980 Peacevine Cherry 78 red round 2/3-1/2 oz I
3051 Red Brandywine Beefstake Slicer (H) 78 red round 1 lb* I
3165 Sunkist F1 Slicer 78 orange round 6-10 oz* SD FW, VW
3045 Wapsipinicon Peach Salad 80 pale yellow round 3-4oz I
3047 San Marzano Paste 80 red half long 4-6 oz I
3076 Medford Slicer 80 red round 10 -16oz D FW(race1), VW
3102 Arbason F1 Hybrid Salad 80 red round 7-12 oz* I FW(races 0,1), TMV, VW
3020 Amish Paste Paste / Slicer (H) 80 red half long 8-12 oz I
3050 Brandywine Beefstake Slicer (H) 82 red/pink round 10-26 oz* I
3055 Yellow Brandywine Beefstake Slicer (H) 82 yellow flat 10-26 oz* I
3040 Gilbertie Paste (H) 85 red long 10-12 oz I
3053 Copia Beefstake Slicer (H) 85 yellow / red flat 10-16oz I

Weight
*Average weights depend on pruning technique, for larger fruits prune 4-5 fruits/cluster.

Growth Habit
I = Indeterminate

Indeterminate tomato plants require staking or caging to support what can become a large, heavy plant. Indeterminate tomato varieties will continue to set and ripen fruit until killed off by frost.

D = Determinate
Determinate tomatoes grow to a fixed size and ripen all their fruit in a short period, usually around 2 weeks. Once this first wave of fruit has ripened the plant will begin to diminish in vigor and will set little to no new fruit.


Disease Resitance
ASC
- Alternaria Stem Canker
EB - Early Blight
FF - Fulvia Blight
#FW - Fulsarium Wilt
TMV - Tomato Mosaic Virus
VW - Verticillium Wilt