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Day 14 – Heirlooms and a Baker Creek Seed Giveaway

Curious about heirloom plants? Or maybe you are already on board the heirloom bandwagon and are just interested in something really unique to grow this season? Well, today’s post features a giveaway of heirloom seeds from Baker Creek! (The giveaway is over, but there is still great info below on heirlooms!)

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

What is an Heirloom?

Although there is not a universal definition of what constitutes an heirloom plant, most agree that an heirloom is a plant that is non-hybrid and open pollinated. It is something that stays “true” or grows out as exactly the same fruit each year. It is also a plant that because of it’s ability to stay naturally “true”, is handed down through generations and is beloved by gardeners for some of its special qualities not found in modern or GMO produce.

Basically, an heirloom is a treasure – in the same way that a family heirloom is (i.e. furniture, jewelry, book, etc). It carries a story and a long history. It has a rich heritage.

Why Should We Grow Heirloom Seeds?

Baker Creek Heirloom Tomato

Yellow Pear Tomato

Over the years, heirlooms have been disappearing at a rapid rate as they were cast aside for plants that did better for market (longer lasting, more durable during transport, etc.). When they became less popular, companies quit selling the seed and many were lost. By growing out and saving seed, we are keeping these plants on the planet. It is a matter of preservation.

But also, these plants have incredible value. They have flavors and colors that today are making them the darlings of the garden. Really, sometimes they are indescribable.

I think most people get hooked on heirlooms via tomatoes. And why not? I for one, used to think I didn’t like tomatoes. Until one day, I tasted an heirloom and I was speechless. It didn’t have the bland, nondescript flavor I was used to in the grocery store. It was sweet – like candy – and tasted like pineapple. I don’t even know what variety it was. But I was hooked for life and get a kick out of trying several new ones each year in my own garden.

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

And there is the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed - a company with a focus on heirloom seeds, their history and value. Their catalog is filled with gorgeous photos and thumbing through it will make you drool.

The owners Jere and Emilee Gettle currently have two books out, The Heirloom Life Gardener and The Baker Creek Vegan Cookbook.

They are also the people behind The Heirloom Gardener Magazine and several garden festivals, including the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, CA. These people live and breath heirlooms.

The Giveaway – Tomatoes of EVERY Color

The giveaway has closed and the winner will be announced as soon as they respond to my email. Thank you EVERYONE for all for playing along. I loved all of your wonderful answers! I hope you had fun too. I will leave comments open in case anyone wants to add their favorite tomato, but the contest is over. Thanks so much!

The nice people at Baker Creek have agreed to give one lucky reader a variety pack of 8 different tomato seeds to try this season. Not just any variety pack! No.

Each tomato is a different color! The winner gets: green, orange, pink, purple, red, striped, white and yellow. You will NOT find these tomatoes in your standard grocery store. The best way to experience these is to grow them yourself.

Baker Creek Green Tomato

Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomato

So be sure to enter below!

The variety pack includes:

  • Aunt Ruby’s German Green (green)
  • Dr. Wyche’s (orange)
  • Pink Brandywine (pink)
  • Cherokee Purple (purple)
  • Cour di Bue (red)
  • Casady’s Folly (striped)
  • Great White (white)
  • Yellow Pear (yellow)

 

Details on Entering:

There are several chances to win. Just do one or all three of the following:

  1. COMMENT: Leave a comment below naming your favorite tomato variety and why you like it. If you don’t have a favorite, just say “I can’t decide!” and we will count that.
  2. SUBSCRIBE: Sign up for our newsletter. No need to comment that you did so. (I get a notification automatically) And if you are already a newsletter subscriber, there is NO need to sign up again. You are already entered.
  3. SHARE ON FACEBOOK: Post and link to this giveaway on Facebook and then comment below that you did. Make this a separate comment from item 1 (above) so that you are entered separately for doing it. Please only do this one time.

The contest ends at Midnight (PST) on Friday, January 18th at which time I will randomly pick and notify the winner. Once I have the winner confirmed, I will post here and on Facebook. Then Baker Creek will mail out the seeds. Sorry, but the winner must live within the United States.

Thanks for playing and good luck!  You will LOVE these seeds and I’m excited for the reader who gets them. And thank you for all of your wonderful comments and the compliments on my blog, etc. I really appreciate it. I wish I could directly answer all of you, but that would mess up the comment count. So just know I am reading each and every one of you comments! Thank you! ~Theresa

The winner of the seed variety pack was:

Tami S. of California.

Congratulations Tami!!! Thanks to everyone who participated too. That was FUN!

NOTE: All the beautiful photos used in this post were courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation whatsoever for this post. My opinions are my own.

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825 Comments:

  • Tammy Lance says:

    We love Cherokee Purple tomatoes!

  • Tammy Lance says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • Ashley says:

    I’m most intrigued by the Cherokee purple

  • Kitty Carriker says:

    My favorite tomato variety is Homestead I think. The pink Brandywine is a close second! :)

  • Karen S says:

    I can’t decide, but they all look delicious!!!!

  • janet roberson says:

    My favorite tomato is any variety of Brandywine. I love the juicy sweetness of them and could eat them everyday!

  • Carlla Rose says:

    Can’t decide!

  • Gail White says:

    I love Mortgage Lifters. They are fleshy, and have a wonderful taste!

  • Liz says:

    My favorite tomato is the Amish Rose tomato. It is a large pink beefsteak with an exceptional taste. I got a lot of tomatoes from a single plant last year. I will never not grow it!

  • Angie says:

    My favorite tomato is Arkansas Traveler! So yummy and sweet!!!

  • Lynn Kesler says:

    Cherokee Purple- love the color and they are the best tasting tomatoes!!!!!!! I so want some fresh home grown ones now! Is it Summer yet?

  • janet roberson says:

    Shared on facebook!

  • Barb Smith says:

    I have not found a favorite tomato. As I am very new to gluten free eating and healthy (Non-GMO) eating, I am discovering things that I like that I didn’t like before. Hoping to come across a tomato that I like and doesn’t taste like metal or water. Most tomatoes I have eaten have one of those 2 tastes. I LOVED my visit to Baker Creek – got alot of neat stuff and can’t wait for gardening time!

  • lacey moore says:

    Cherokee purple is my favorite variety. Its so sweet and low acid. I grow them every year!

  • donika says:

    I really can’t narrow my favorite down to just one tomato, since I love them all! I guess for this week it would be Beam’s Yellow Pear…it’s as sweet as candy!

  • Nicole Morrison says:

    I can’t decide! My young boys LOVE any that are bright colored and “smelly”. They must smell like a tomato to them!

  • Abby says:

    I love all the heirloom tomatoes I have tried!

  • Abby says:

    shared on facebook!

  • Anthony Coffee says:

    Cannot Decide! I love going into the garden and seeing colors, especially colors on veggies that you do not normally see.

  • Crystal Shaul says:

    I am just getting into Heirloom Seeds and excited to try them this year. I have fallen in love with the little yellow Pear Tomatoes. Their flavor is wonderful and I can actually eat them without worrying about how much and not getting the acidic reaction I do from other types. Excited to try Heirlooms to see if I will be able to eat those without reaction. Then I will know it is because others have been genetically altered.

  • chuck says:

    black crim toms are the best! wonderful flavor & beautiful color

  • Rob Diaz says:

    I grow only heirlooms in my garden. Last year it was 21 varieties of tomatoes, 10 varieties of sweet peppers, 4 types of eggplant and many, many others. It’s not as “easy” as the hybrids, but it sure tastes better. I’ve been having a lot of trouble with blossom end rot, though, so that’s my big thing to try to resolve this year.

    I can’t really decide on a favorite tomato, but right now the front runners are Great White, Pink Brandywine and Amana Orange, with an honorable mention to Cherokee Purple. I’m still looking for more varieties to add to the list, though!

  • Chris Hummel says:

    I am in love with the pineapple and purple cherokee tomatoes. They have such unique flavors.

  • Jackie says:

    I love them all but I guess I love the Amish paste since they make such wonderful tomato sauce.

  • Rob Diaz says:

    Also, shared this on facebook.

  • K. Scruggs says:

    I would LOVE to try that Pink Brandywine – it’s gorgeous ! Please enter me :) Thanks so much :)

  • Dana V says:

    Paul Robeson!

  • Nicole says:

    Favorite tomato this past season was Cuor Di Bue which did very well in our area best tomato ever was Hawaiian Pineapple which our season isn’t quite long enough to get many from but the taste is amazing!

  • Jennifer says:

    I was always a tomato hater, too, until I tried a Cherokee Purple one summer and discovered what a tomato was supposed to taste like. I’ve been growing that variety ever since. It would be nice to try some others!

  • Ashley Lowry says:

    We love Cherokee purple!!! Nice and sweet!!!

  • Nicole says:

    posted on facebook

  • I have become very fond of tomato-based chutneys, especially the ones with green tomatoes.

  • Cindy says:

    I can’t decide what my favorite variety is!!

  • Jessica says:

    I can’t decide! A few months ago our neighbors brought us tomatoes from their garden, they were red, green and yellow marbled tomatoes – absolutely beautiful and so delicious! Ever since I have been very interested in growing my own heirloom produce!

  • Dana V says:

    I posted on Facebook, this is too good to not share!

  • Katleen Roberts says:

    Cherokee purple!

  • Nina Waters says:

    I love Great White. Looking at it makes me smile, holding it in my hand makes me feel blessed, and eating it makes me just feel Good.

  • Brandi says:

    I can’t decide!

  • lydia k says:

    Black Krim. Nothing else tastes like it. It is rich and slightly smokey and salty, perfect balance of acid and sweetness, good gel to meat ratio, and the colour is gorgeous.

  • Marilyn says:

    Haven’t tried this one but would love too. Have heard good things about it. Dr. Wyche’s (orange)

  • sandie twitty says:

    love them all

  • cindy says:

    I shared on facebook. Love gardening. Ready for spring already

  • Victoria Clemmons says:

    My favorite heirloom tomato so far is the Cherokee Purple; I find it sweet, dark, and mellow, and its slices make a good sandwich.

  • Barb Smith says:

    Shared on Facebook – LOVE your website! Thanks! :)

  • I can’t decide my favourite! But we’re ordering some this month to get our very first vegetable greenhouse and garden going!

  • Carina McDowell says:

    I enjoy all tomatoes! I’m starting a youth garden for the kids in my inner city neighborhood and I really want to introduce them to the flavors and colors of heirlooms. These would be a great addition to that garden.

  • Shelly says:

    I can’t decide!

  • My favorite heirloom tomato, is one what we collected in Transylvania (the seed). We call it “Bogár sárga” in Hungarian. It’s large (beefsteak type) , yellow , and tastes like a peach :)… Tastes like sunshine!

  • zoe says:

    Ohgosh! I love them all! I had the pleasure of living in the fine state of missouri and the joy of going thrice to Bakers Creek Seed festival! I love heirloom everything! But who isn’t crazy about those tomatoes!!?? I was first intrigued by zebra toms and Cherokee purples! And I can’t remember the name of those black tomatoes? Something bouts bear? Ha! Anyhow I love you bakers creek seeds! Keep fighting the good fight of real food! NON-GMO FOREVER!!!

  • Marilyn says:

    Shared link on facebook.

  • kristen says:

    pink brandywine!

  • Gail White says:

    I shared on my FB page.

  • Nancy says:

    I’m still busy trying heirlooms, and can’t decide, but I do love the Red Zebra tomato

  • My favorite tomato is Principe Borghese because I love to sun dry tomatoes.

  • Shelly says:

    Shared link on Facebook!

  • Posted on facebook, and highlighted it on my timeline!!! <3

  • Rachel says:

    Cuor di Bue is my favorite tomato.

  • anita says:

    I can’t decide on a favorite…I never tasted a tomato I didn’t like :) Sharing on facebook

  • Nancy says:

    I have shared on my FB timeline

  • Tricia Rosamilia says:

    I love the purple/black tomatoes, especially Carbon.

  • Samantha says:

    I do not know names but all I have had are delicious.

  • zoe says:

    I shared this on Facebook :)

  • Heather Cornwell says:

    My family and I are just starting on our heirloom journey so we can’t decide which is our favorite!

  • John P. says:

    I can’t decide – anything high in lycopene works for me! :-)

  • Samantha says:

    Shared on facebook!

  • I can’t decide which one I like best. This is my first year attempting to grow heirloom tomatoes so I’m starting with Cherokee Purple. My children are very excited to grow other colors of tomatoes.

  • Carrie says:

    This is my third year growing heirlooms from the seeds I buy at Baker’s Creek. My mother kind of laughed at me and shook her head when I started. Last year we had a red beefsteak named “Bonny Best” and a slicer called “Granny Cantrell”. I had several plants left over that I gave my mother. When the tomatoes started coming ripe she called me and could not stop talking about how good the tomatoes from the plant I had given her tasted. She is only growing my starts this year.

  • Carole-anne Gurouard says:

    My favorite heirloom tomato is the Pineapple! Gorgeous colour and taste!

  • Lynn says:

    So far it’s a tie between Cherokee Purple and German Queen. I love both because of their full tomato flavor and the richness they add to tomatoes I can.

  • Shared on my Modern Mia Gardening Facebook page. Thank you!

  • A Donovan says:

    Cherokee Purple because it grows well here!

  • Heather Cornwell says:

    Shared!

  • shellie says:

    I love Mortgage lifter, Huge and full of the best tomato flavor there is. I grow a new heirloom tomato each year and so far this one beats them all!

  • Tara Bradshaw says:

    I love cherokee purple. They have such great flavor.

  • melissa says:

    I love little yellow pear tomatoes. My daughter will eat cherry tomatoes like grapes. :)

  • Barbara A Nelson says:

    I can’t decide!!!

  • Hana says:

    I can’t decide…too many to choose from!

  • Michael Larsen says:

    We plant nothing but Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Unless its non-GMO seed suggested by them.
    We are elated with the produce and it’s great flavor it brings to the table every meal.

  • Jude Rutledge says:

    Lovvve Gajo de Melon – they look like mini nectarines and taste incredibly sweet. It got me interested in trying a bigger variety of tomatoes.

  • Sandra Hays says:

    I love all tomatoes but had to pick only one variety to ever be able to grow again it would be Pearson…they are the perfect size and round shape to can whole, make great bite sized dried slices and have that PERFECT old timey acidic tomato taste!

  • Penny Teem says:

    I shared on FB.

  • Ellen Bender says:

    I am going to try Ivory Egg this year… The shape and size are intriguing, I’ll have to let you know about the taste later….

  • Sharon Montefusco says:

    Was told about Baker Creek by a friend and now order most of my seeds from them. I planted a few things this fall with great success and just received my seeds for spring/summer. Can’t wait to try those heirloom tomatoes.

    Shared on FB.

  • Pat says:

    Can’t decide, love all of them..

  • Sarah MK says:

    We love the Cherokee Purple!

  • Georgia Tauchas says:

    I love pink brandywine tomatoes

  • cindy says:

    my favorite tomato is tommy toe or any the tiny ones. The plants grows big with lots of yield and the kids love em’

  • Sarah MK says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  • Tina Manley says:

    Brandywine grown from Baker Creek seeds lasted through a hot, dry summer and were great for eating and juicing. I’ll plant them again this year!

  • Georgia Tauchas says:

    I posted and shared on FB

  • Jude Rutledge says:

    check and check – posted link on fb ;)

  • Debbie says:

    Thanks for this opportunity! I am starting a community garden in my neighborhood, and winning these seeds would be a great help. I have trouble deciding, but I really love Cherokee purple, because it’s a great size, and excellent slicer, plus the flavor is good, but not too sharp for my kids’ taste.

  • Patricia Messer says:

    I love, Crnkovick’s for it is so deliciously sweet, large and pink. Sometimes a slice can cover a slice of bread, oh and Purple Pear and ………. They are so delicious can’t want to get these babies started.

  • Christy says:

    The bigger, meatier the better—any kind of beefsteak or porterhouse are our favorites.

  • Marla Gatz says:

    “can’t decide”. -anxious to try anheirloomvariety

  • Sekou says:

    I have two favorites. I like the small golden teardrop salad tomatoes (so sweet) and the Mortgage Lifter variety of heirlooms. So juicy!! I shared on FB for you guys!! Hooray for seed banks & ORGANIC FARMING!!!

  • Pat says:

    “I can’t decide!”

  • Melody Green says:

    Cherokee Purple would be my favorite try :)

  • Debbie says:

    Shared on Facebook, and had three ‘likes’ before I could come back to this site.

  • Doreen Mateicka says:

    I make a lot of sauce, so it’s got to be the Amish Paste–I don’t go a year without it!

  • Woodstock Ross says:

    Yellow Pear (yellow) was my favorite last year, was introduced to it by some friends upstate and loved the flavor.

  • Doreen Mateicka says:

    Posted and shared!

  • Brea says:

    We enjoyed Ananas Noire last season. Beautiful fruit, mild taste.

  • Michele says:

    My boys love heirloom, but I don’t know if there are varieties in that category. Something we can tell is ripe would work really well in our garden. Of course, the toddler picks everything…ripe or not!

  • DFW says:

    I love them all!

  • Janet R says:

    We love them all!

  • ladleah says:

    I love the orange tomatoes- valencia, Dr. Woodle’s, etc….

  • Tricia Rosamilia says:

    Shared on facebook!

  • c.dean says:

    black krim …..the flavor is divine!

  • Dianne May says:

    Casady’s Folly : )

  • virginia says:

    i’m with chuck…i love black crim!!!

  • Woodstock Ross says:

    Also, just posted on Facebook :D

  • Beth bennett says:

    My new favorite is Brown Sugar – an heirloom offered by baker creek last year. Fairly early, very productive, incredible flavor, ripened well off the vine after the frost. Everything I need in a tomato!

  • david refling says:

    Since I have not had any Heirloom,s that I can remember, I’ll just say I can’nt decide.

  • My favorite are the black tomatoes. They have such rich flavor. I also like striped cavern, which is a stuffing tomato–it is sort of pepper like with seed cluster at the top and hollow. Yummy for summer sandwiches. I simply stuff with sandwich or salad fixins throw a few croutons on top or bake with meatloaf inside. Baker Creek has too many to choose from so I ordered the jumbo bucket. My fantasy is to have the Jere Gettle collection which is pretty much one of everything.

  • virginia says:

    btw…i’ve got that mag you are showing in this page…it’s great!!!

  • Alexa says:

    I love a full variety of heirloom tomatoes! I can’t decide

  • Kathy Confer says:

    We love heirloom tomatoes. I can’t decide between Black Krim and Cuor di Bue. The Krims are great fresh out of the garden, but the Cuor di Bue make better preserves.

  • Dianne May says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  • david refling says:

    Cannot decide but they all look great.

  • Nicole says:

    This is my first year with heirloom seeds, but grappoli D inverno looks good.

  • Linda says:

    I love heirloom tomatoes. My favorite so far are Raspberry Lyanna and Illini Star.

  • Caryn says:

    I like the look of Casady’s Folly, never tried it though.

  • I have never tried these, so I can’t really decide, but would like to try them!

  • Judy H. says:

    I loved black cherry tomatoes last season. They have the wonderful dark tomato taste but are earlier and bite-sized.

  • Bobbi Heyde says:

    My favorite tomato variety would have to be the Pink Brandywine!
    This tomato has awesome flavor!

  • This is posted on facebook. I also have Baker Creek on my RoseHaven Gardens page as my seed supplier and I have you pinned. Fedco is a distant second. Jere and Emilee, I want two of everything, or three or four of everything in your catalog! I love the Jumbo package I got and was glad it included some varieties I hadn’t tried. Y’all are wonderful and I love, love, love your company.

  • Alexa says:

    shared on Facebook

  • Lori Cagle says:

    I love the Cherokee Purple! Awesome taste, great canning tomato and easy to grow! I love growing heirloom tomatoes and other veggies. It is a favorite when I go to teh Farmers Market as well.

  • Melody Green says:

    Shared on FB. Thanks for the chance.

  • Timberly says:

    I can’t decide, I love most any type of tomato!

  • gail grassel says:

    I don’t have a favorite, just love tomatoes!

  • Janet says:

    I love brandywines of any color! So juicy good in a tomato sandwich!

  • Ellen Bender says:

    Facebook posting done… Do love the blog so far…. Hope you get lots more followers! A great way to get the word out….

  • stephanie Bannin says:

    I have never grown heirloom tomatoes…but would love to try them all! I love tomatoes!

  • Angie Musil says:

    My favorite are definately the Black Cherokee Purple.

  • Timberly says:

    I shared this on Facebook!

  • Caryn says:

    posted to facebook – with a link

  • I can’t decide!!! I like most that I’ve tasted and will try anything tomato!!!

  • gail grassel says:

    Shared on facebook

  • Lorene Kopanski says:

    They are all wonderful! Too hard to pick just one!

  • Kelly B says:

    Cherokee Purple!

  • Janet says:

    I shared the link on facebook! thank you for the giveaway!

  • Brian says:

    Cherokee Purple , sliced between two pieces of bread and some Mayo !

  • Kelly B says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  • laura woodard says:

    Cherokee purple! rich and sweet!!

  • Becky Noffsinger says:

    Caspian Pink is my favorite because it tastes amazing, and it’s an heirloom so I can save the seed.

  • stephanie Bannin says:

    Shared on FB!!

  • Kirstie says:

    My current favorites are Bloody Butcher and Rutgers.

  • Angie Musil says:

    Shared!

  • Kirstie says:

    Link was shared on facebook.

  • Mike O'Connor says:

    Cassady’s Folly is amazing! Just as delicious as it is pretty!

  • Sharon says:

    Cherokee purples are a long time favorite!

  • Becky Noffsinger says:

    Shared. Thank you!

  • I shared on facebook!!!

  • Patti says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • Rhonda says:

    “I can’t decide!”

  • Sonya says:

    Paul Robeson, hands down! the smokiest, sassiest slicer I’ve ever grown.

  • Sharon says:

    Shared on Facebook! Thanks for this!

  • Jessica Chaney says:

    I love Cherokee Purple Tomatoes, they are so sweet and juicy, the first heirloom I have ever tried and grown.

  • Lauri Peterson says:

    Nebraska Wedding

  • t l c says:

    We are just starting to try and grow only heirloom plants!! don’t know what my fav is yet!! :-)

  • Gary says:

    Paul Robeson
    Aunt Ruby’s Green German
    Pineapple
    Pink Brandywine
    I like to find new varieties each year, but the above I grow every year.

  • Brent Deaner says:

    Love love love the Illini Star…my family usually gets them before they get int0 the house! Thanks for a great blog. Glad to have you.

  • I am a huge fan of Black Krim tomatoes. They’re the perfect texture, not too big, not too small, and to my tastebuds, the perfect balance of sweet to acidic.

  • moriah Norris says:

    Would love to have great tasting tomatoes!

  • Lauren says:

    Chocolate stripe they where the last to give me fruit and I eat my last one the week before x-mas :)

  • Deborah Lee Liberatore says:

    Pink Brandywine

  • Lauri Peterson says:

    shared on FB

  • Gianni says:

    Love San Marzano for making sauce. Going to grow Amish Paste for the first time this year and do a head to head comparison.

  • Kirsten says:

    My family has loved the Yellow pear tomato for years but Dr. Wyche knew what he was doing when he developed the golden beauty. Tomatoes are too good not to cherish in all it flavors, shapes and colors.

  • I’m still in search of my favorite tomato.

  • Maree says:

    I bought Bali seeds two years ago and the third year of tomatoes are already here. Bali seeds have not been sold by Baker Creek lately, but the fruit are striped in green, pink and rose with dense flavor. They produce massive harvest and grow in the winter here. Amazing!!!!

  • Lori says:

    Shared on facebook! Thanks for this, no more GMO no taste tomatoes!

  • Amy says:

    It’s hard to choose, but I think last year my favorite was called Granny Cantrell, or something like that. It grew reliably big, fat, and didn’t have a problem with cracking.

  • alicia montgomery says:

    shared and proud of it. I love Baker Creek.

  • Nancy B Cross says:

    I just love tomatoes all around, especially small one that i can pop in while I am in the garden doing work …..

  • Karen says:

    I can’t decide. I love tomatoes!

  • alicia montgomery says:

    my favorite forever will be the Hillbilly Tomato. It beautiful and delicious!!!

  • Jessica Chaney says:

    I linked on facebook!!

  • Marti Davis says:

    I love them all!!!!

  • Sheila says:

    My favorite so far is the Japanese Black Trifele. Thanks

  • Karen says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  • Angie leek says:

    Cherokee purple. Great tangy flavor and pretty!

  • Jennifer McManigell says:

    I can’t decide – there is nothing like a homegrown tomato fresh from the garden!

  • AbbyK says:

    I can’t decide, I plant and love so many different types each year. TY for the great giveaway!

  • Michelle says:

    I love to snack on sun warmed yellow pear tomatoes right off the vine in the summer!

  • Jennifer says:

    shared on FB

  • Kristin says:

    We love Roma-type tomatoes for their size and flavor.

  • Marti Davis says:

    I posted this on face book

  • Lynn says:

    They look so inviting! Will share on facebook too!

  • Michelle S says:

    I grew Speckled Roman last summer and they were amazing! It’s a win win with appearance and taste.

  • Brenda says:

    have yet to meet a tomato I didnt like!

  • Kristin says:

    Shared on Facebook. :)

  • Jennifer McManigell says:

    shared

  • Beth B says:

    I really enjoy the yellow pears :)

  • Sheila says:

    shared on fb, thanks

  • JD says:

    Brandywine is the favorite, the color is soothing and the flavor scrumptious.

  • Jin Koral says:

    Our family favorite is the Black Cherry and the Yellow Pear. :)

  • Judy Klimek says:

    I don’t know if I have e ER grown heirloom seeds, but my favorite is a good grape tomato

  • Christine says:

    I love the Amish Paste – they’re huge and meaty. Great for canning!

  • charis sutton says:

    I can’t decide!

  • Deanna says:

    I have only tried Bonnie Bell. I am looking forward to trying more heirloom varieties.

  • Gloria says:

    Cherokee Purple is great!

  • carrie weber says:

    I cant decide! I love all tomatoes! I have been obsessed with all things tomato since birth!

  • Beth B says:

    Shared :)

  • Susan says:

    I love all tomatoes! I truly can’t decide!

  • Gina McMurtrey says:

    I’d love them all!

  • Amanda G. says:

    My favorite (so far) is the Large Red Cherry from SSE. But I am looking forward to planting 12+ varieties in my garden this year…tomatoes of all kinds are my favorite reason to garden!

  • Jeffrey says:

    We have been growing the yellow pear tomatoes for several years now and they rarely make it into the house. They are like plucking candy off the vine.

  • Michele Perry says:

    I have just been introduced to heirloom seed produce from a local farmer’s market. I don’t have a favorite yet but I do like trying different varieties !!!

  • CeceliaB says:

    Can’t decide, love them all.

  • Doug says:

    I can’t decide.

  • Gloria says:

    Shared on Facebook.

  • Michele Perry says:

    Posted and shared!!

  • Deanna says:

    Posted on facebook page.
    I am going heirloom this year! Yaaaay!

  • Jeffrey says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  • Leanne Ferree says:

    Well, i just love heirloom tomatoes in general. I have 16 varieties, planting 10 this year. I really enjoy the Amana Orange and the Black Sea Man. =)

  • Dannielle says:

    They all look delicious, I haven’t tried any to know but I am concerned about all the changes to our food that is available commercially! Have been only buying organic lately, and am going to begin my own garden this year to provide for my family. Am interested in any information to get me started on a successful organic garden with heirloom seeds!

  • Casandra says:

    Cour di Bue (red) looks wonderful.

  • Tammy says:

    I love Brandywines! Such amazing flavor.

  • Casandra says:

    I shared on Facebook : ) Happly

  • Guy Caley says:

    I’ll second the motion for Cherokee Purple!

  • Guy Caley says:

    I also shared this on Facebook!

  • Corinne says:

    We love pink brandywine tomatoes at our house!!

  • Sandy says:

    Yellow Pear

  • Jennifer says:

    They are all delicious! I just can’t decide!!

  • Amy says:

    Pink Brandywines-great tasting, large, meaty tomato. Great on BLT’s, in sauce and soups!

  • Lorraine Bosse says:

    My favorite tomatoes were from my Grandfather’s garden. I wish I’d asked him what type he planted. He did something right whatever they were. I’m hoping to plant/trial several different tomatoes this year, including Cosmonaut Volkov, Black Prince, Pruden’s Purple and Pineapple. Maybe even peacevine cherry tomatos (to hold my tomato cravings for the full sized ones to ripen)

  • Corinne says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  • Growing up in South Louisiana my grandfather grew what were called “Creole Tomatoes”. Is it a particular type I couldn’t tell you.

  • Jennifer says:

    I shared on Facebook :)

  • Nancy says:

    Can’t decide, but my hubby and I love the variety packs that Trader Joe’s has, in both the full sizes and the “minis” (cherry tomato-sized, but still awesome heirlooms!). ;->

  • BONNIE says:

    i can’t decide! but we usually plant around 60 tomato plants!

  • Keziah Klopp says:

    I’ll always love Brandywines and Black Cherries are one of my favorites too!

  • katy says:

    I love Ponderosa Red! Great sandwich tomato, large, juicy and meaty! also Cherokee Purple, Pineapple, Moonglow, German Pink, Mortgage Lifter, Italian Heirloom, the list goes on and on!

  • Heather Lilly says:

    Cherokee Purple is one of my favorite varieties.

  • Charmane says:

    I can’t decide, I just like tomatos right off the vine.

  • Dik Benisch says:

    love tomatos, haven’t eaten one I haven’t liked

  • aaron matteson says:

    bight sized Cherry tomatoes.

  • Heather Lilly says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • Tracie says:

    My favorite has to be Amish Paste and Brandywine. Sorry that’s 2

  • Sandy says:

    SHARED ON FACEBOOK.

  • Jim wade says:

    Right. Now it’s Cherokee purple , but I do love them all

  • Vera says:

    Too many to list!!

  • cindy says:

    May i have two??? If so they would be Brandywine and Cherokee Purple
    Thank you

  • Jill says:

    I love the Green Zebra!

  • Beth says:

    Black Krim, Sweet, rich combined with Feta in a warmed up Roll-up.

  • Karen P. says:

    I can’t decide. I just love garden fresh tomatoes!

  • Heidi Carlson says:

    I’m trying all new varieties this year, and I’m so excited! Loved the Cherokee Purple last year….

  • Yolanda says:

    Sweet 100 , LOVE cherry tomatoes!

  • Lynda Tanner says:

    The big whopper striped Pineapple tomato and Rutgers. Shared to FB.

  • sioux says:

    Cherokee Purple — excellent flavor, and, well, PURPLE tomatoes!!! What’s not to like?

  • Jim wade says:

    Did all three , I’m already a winner but the seeds would be a nice way to cap it off , thanks

  • I am excited to try Heirloom seeds this summer and will be planting several tomatoes but can’t decide which to try. I just yesterday “picked” my last batch of tomatoes from the vines I hung in my garage on October 5. YUM

  • Matthew Hanson-Weller says:

    SHared on Facebook. What a great giveaway!

  • Christabel says:

    I grew up on fresh produce that we picked and preserved ourselves. There is nothing better than a fresh vine picked tomato, still warm from the sun, dripping sweet and tangy juices over your hand and chin! When I did a brief stint of travel last summer, I was appalled at the drought state more than half of our country is in and determined that I would start my own garden this year. My mother, for my birthday present has ordered 24 types of seeds 5 of which are tomatoes! I am so excited! I really had to limit which I would acquire, and felt cheated that I had to do so! I don’t think I have ever found a tomato I didn’t like unless they were those tasteless globules found in the stores long about November. So, indeed I like them all! And Cannot wait to get mine started so that I can make sandwiches and sauces straight from the garden! (Thank you Baker Creek!)

  • Brad Gay says:

    Cherokee purple is my absolute favorite. The taste is far superior to any other tomato ive tried.

  • Keziah Klopp says:

    I shared on Facebook!

  • Andrea Creighton says:

    Last summer I grew Old German tomatoes in my garden. They are my favorite tomato variety so far. I also grew Brandywine tomatoes which were good but not as pretty in my opinion.

  • Patty says:

    We love the yellow pear! They are tiny and sweet and the children love them! They call them “light bulbs!” I could never imagine one surviving long enough to harvest the seeds though:)

  • Andrea Creighton says:

    I shared this on facebook.

  • Solducky says:

    I think mine is between Black Krim and Cherokee Purple. Both are fantastic straight from the garden with some pink salt and fresh cracked pepper.

  • Patty says:

    Shared the love!

  • Shirley N says:

    I haven’t decided yet. Would love to win this give away for my garden.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

  • Anne says:

    I love them all, but black brandywine and gold medal are two of my favorites.

  • Shirley N says:

    I have shared the give away on FB.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

  • pak says:

    Cherokee purple!

  • Bethany says:

    My FAVORITE of the above tomatoes are the Cherokee Purple. We grew them last year and loved them. I also really like any yellow tomato, but the purple stole my vote on this one!

  • Michelle says:

    I really can’t decide! Yummmmy

  • Debby says:

    I love the Cherokee Purple little tomatoes.

  • Jhesi Boyer says:

    Mortgage lifters!

  • Toni says:

    Black Krim Russian Heirloom, love the coloring and the flavor – wonderful taste right off the vine!

  • Debby says:

    Shared on facebook

  • Hugh says:

    My favorite heirloom tomato is Hughs. Not just because it is also my name, but it is a very tasty yellow variety that is hard to beat!

  • Hugh says:

    I shared this on Facebook.

  • Toni says:

    Shared the giveaway on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/dorian.thomas.188

  • Chauncey says:

    I like cherokee purple it’s a sweet variety and they are pretty when you slice them open.

  • Judi says:

    Yellow Pear are my all time favorites!!

  • Betty Adams says:

    Pineapple for a large type and Sungold for a cherry type.

  • Carmen says:

    I’m new to growing heirloom tomatoes. I grew German Stripeys last summer, but I’m sure my favorite is still out there.

  • jonille shepherd says:

    Somewhere between pink honey and gold metal

  • I shared the seed giveaway on Facebook :)

  • Nancy says:

    Shared on Facebook! :-)

  • Melissa says:

    I love brandywine!

  • Erica says:

    I shared on fb and my favorite is cherokee purple, they taste amazing!

  • William Schumacher says:

    Don’t know much about heirloom seeds /tomatoes, i generally prefer to grow Roma and Cherry style tomatoes in the garden

  • Janice says:

    I love all Heirloom tomatoes!

  • k sedlmeyer says:

    cherokee purple are the best tomatoes EVER!!

  • My favorite is Cherokee Purple, Green Zebra, yellow pears, and Oh ok I cant decide!

  • k sedlmeyer says:

    yep….shared on facebook!

  • Tammy Jones says:

    My favorite tomato type is Pineapple. I love the mild, slightly fruity flavor and the lovely thin skin.

  • Don in Arkansas says:

    I love Cherokee Purple. Would like to try Casaday’s Folley.

  • Kelli Osborn says:

    cherokee purple are the best. wonderful flavor. love how in the fall that they are still producing,

  • Don in Arkansas says:

    Shared on FB.

  • Tammy Jones says:

    I also posted a comment on Facebook and linked to this giveaway.

  • Kelli Osborn says:

    shared on facebook

  • Bay Strong says:

    I love Baker Creek ! Trying new items each year just make gardening so much fun! ALL of their tomatoes look amazing!

  • Izyk Sanchez says:

    I can’t decide!

  • Alena Henry says:

    Shared on facebook. I don’t have a favorite yet because this is my first year with all heirloom. I have some seeds started that I picked up last year and am awaiting my Baker Creek order to start more!

  • Jana says:

    I’m new to heirlooms and can’t decide. I want to try them all!

  • Kara says:

    Amish Paste! These are the best duo-purpose. They make awesome sauce, have a fabulous flavor and texture for fresh slicing and are heart shaped.

  • Mary Sneed says:

    To date, Cherokee Purple is my favorite !

  • Jan says:

    I love the sensory adventure of trying “new” tomatoes. Their appearances are wondrous and the flavours unimaginable. Sun-warmed, right out of the garden, nothing like them. I’d love to explore the varieties in this pack.

  • Judy Bono says:

    Shared this great article on my FB page – Slow Food York, PA.

  • Izyk Sanchez says:

    Posted on facebook!

  • Heather Bott says:

    I don’t know the name of the amazing tomato I grew this summer. The fruits were large, funky-shaped and had spiral “split”-wounds (for lack of a better description) on them. I bought them and some other fun kinds at the Farmers’ Market in Madison, WI. I wish I knew the kind they were, so I could recommend them to your readers here!!

  • Jen says:

    I love growing Northern Lights. They are large, beautiful yellow and red bi-color, low acid, and best of all they actually ripen on the vine in my short growing season!

  • Nancy Raifsnider says:

    I can’t decide. Last year was the first season we planted all heirloom tomatoes from seed. In fact our whole garden was from heirloom seed. We’re hooked now. You can’t beat the flavor of heirlooms!

  • Nicol says:

    Last year I grew a cherry variety called Stupice and OMG they were so sweet. When I took a handfull to work to share I would ask “would you like a candy?” Everyone was amazed at how sweet tgey were.

  • Lisa says:

    I don’t have a favorite yet. We are going to try heirloom seeds for the first rime this year. Anybody have any suggestions??

  • Rebecca says:

    Love purple tomatoes, need more experience to determine which are best.

  • Allie says:

    Pick just ONE favorite? Are you crazy? (I can’t decide!) :)

  • Alicia says:

    Last year was my first year with a real garden and I only grew two heirlooms. My favorite of the two was the yellow pear. After all of the reading I’ve done this past year (“The Heirloom Life Gardener” is a WONDERFUL book), this year will be all heirlooms and I’m planning on trying as many as I can so that we can find everyone’s favorite. Nothing has ever been more rewarding to me than seeing my kids race to the garden each day to pick and eat as many ripe tomatoes as they can. Can’t wait for that this year!

  • Allie says:

    Shared on Facebook, also!

  • Jim says:

    I’ve only ever grown tomatoes from the garden center at Home Depot. :( But even those are infinitely better than the garbage at the supermarket. I am looking forward to growing something better this year though.

  • Laurie Lewis says:

    Shared on FaceBook

  • Lisa Haynes says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • I love purple Cherokee tomatoes, but my favorite thing to do is to have a number of different varieties of all different colors on a plate, sliced, with some fresh mozzerella, basil, and a little sea salt and cracked pepper. Oh, summer…

  • West Virginia Hillbilly, a beautiful and sweet flame tomato. Yee-haw!

  • Kara says:

    Amish Paste! The is duo-purpose tomato makes awesome sauce, has fabulous flavor and texture for fresh slicing and it’s heart shaped!

  • Aaron M says:

    Would love to get some of those tomatoes, preferably from my own garden!

  • Tina says:

    We <3 Cherokee Purple!

  • Troy says:

    it’s so hard to decide with all these awesome varieties out there, though i definitely prefer the lower acid, sweeter varieties. something like a pink brandywine or hillbilly. i LOVE baker creek and cant wait to till a spot in my garden for these guys!

  • Aaron M says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • Kimi B says:

    I really loved the Beauty King and Cherokee Purple last year. All of them are fantastic though!

  • Sherl Rose says:

    I love them all.

  • Troy says:

    shared the link on fb!

  • Sarah says:

    I cannot decide!

  • Bethany says:

    I can’t decide!

  • Deanna says:

    I can’t decide! I love them all!

  • Carrie says:

    I can’t decide! I am awaiting my Baker Creek Catalog and am looking forward to growing some of their delicious heirlooms this season!

  • V. Stoner says:

    My favorite tomato is probably the pineapple but there are a lot a close seconds. I always enjoy trying new varieties …

  • Carrie says:

    Shared on facebook :)

  • Tammy M says:

    Shared link on FB. I am not a tomato eater, that it I don’t eat them fresh out of hand. But I love a good paste tomato, and have grown Roma with limited success. I want to try a different variety, with a drying tomato like Principe Borghese also.

  • Deanna says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  • Shared on Facebook as well! Much thanks to Baker Creek for sending me your way!

  • Deborah says:

    My favorite is whichever one is ripe on the vine at that moment, lol!

  • Kris says:

    I’m fond of the Brandywine and the Cherokee Purple

  • Sylvia says:

    I loved some strange unamed heirloom hybrid that popped up as a volunteer in my Mom’s garden last year! :) And I don’t know what they taste like, but I’m enamored of the lovely shape and colors of the Cascade’s Folly you posted above…

  • Donna Johnson says:

    I love them all. Variety is the spice of life!

  • Michele says:

    We love the Brandywine and Early Girl tomatoes! So many different ways to eat this beautiful fruit!

  • Christa says:

    I can’t decide! Thanks for all the great infomation and this giveaway! Sharing on FB too! Just got your first newletter via e-mail sooooo much great information. WOW.

  • Roberta Wallace says:

    The Amish Tomato Paste is one of my favorites!

  • Michele says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  • Shannon says:

    Cherokee purple offers great flavor + an antique enchanting aesthetic.

  • Kris says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • maegan says:

    I can’t decide! I am still searching for my favorite tomato!

  • katrina says:

    i love the pink brandywine they r so jucy and sweet yummm

  • Tina says:

    Yellow pear!

  • Annette Lowrie says:

    I like the Cherokee Purples too for slicing but I mostly grow a lot of paste tomatoes to make sauce. Ooh, and tiny orange cherry tomatoes for snacking!

  • Tiffany says:

    Our family favorite is Cherokee Purple, but really we are splitting hairs here. I love all tomatoes!

  • maegan says:

    shared on facebook!!

  • Roberta Wallace says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  • Judy Howell says:

    Prudens Purple. Fairly early, wonderful flavor, very prolific.

  • Dawn Lane says:

    Cream Sausage is incredible!

  • Amy A says:

    I am new to heirlooms, ( I know, I know, shame on me) but love the little guys the best. Probably because the big guys don’t ripen in my neck of the woods :( Trying some Siberian types though this spring. :)

  • Courtney says:

    My favorite tomato is an heirloom – Chocolate Cherry. I’m partial to those purple tomatoes!

  • Tiffany says:

    I shared your giveaway on Facebook!

  • meredith says:

    They’re all great! My favorite depends on what I’m doing with it- salad, sauce, just eating it plain.

  • Esther says:

    I love the dark purple tomatoes like black prince (I think thats the name)

  • Alton Collins says:

    I like them all!! Just give me a shaker of salt and I’m in heaven!!

  • Kimi B says:

    posted on Facebook as well :D

  • Heather says:

    Just shared the giveaway on facebook! Junie.None@gmail.com

  • Heather says:

    It’s so hard to decide on a favorite tomato, but this year I’m growing Cherokee Purple for the first time – excited to see how it tastes! (Thanks for the chance to win:) Junie.None@gmail.com

  • Tomm Plant says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • Dorothee says:

    I can’t decide, but still look for the right tomato for me. Tomatoes have to smell like tomatoes before I buy them, but I have been trying to grow more in my own garden.

  • Jami says:

    I can’t decide….but I love growing them!

  • Sherry says:

    I can’t decide. I love many!

  • Jenine says:

    I can’t decide! And I’m excited to see that you’re from nearby.

  • Annette Lowrie says:

    Shared contest with my friends. My goal this year is to choose early, mid and late season varieties for my garden so that I will have tomatoes that ripen throughout the Summer.
    By the way, how do I avoid the spring crop of volunteers from last years crop of cherry tomatoes? I try to pick up all the strays, but miss some every time. My garden would sprout tomatoes everywhere this year with or without my help!
    Thanks!

  • Ginger says:

    Black Plum is one of my favorites. I love them all, though!

  • Alena says:

    I just love tomatoes! I can’t decide!

  • Julie says:

    Haven’t grown tomatoes enough yet to decide!

  • Lindsay says:

    I love Black Krim.

  • Julie says:

    Shared on facebook.

  • Danielle B. says:

    I love the Brandywine! But we grow Cherokee Purple, so I am also partial to those.

  • Norma Lindh-Nussbaum says:

    I love pear tomatoes. They remind me of childhood and my grandfather. He grew them in his garden and we would eat them off of the plants. There is something magical for children in the shape and color of pear tomatoes!

  • Dorene says:

    Shared on Facebook.

  • Danielle B. says:

    Shared on facebook!!

  • Josette Bonora says:

    Black Krim! Love the flavor.

  • Kimberly says:

    I love them all!!

  • Slee says:

    My favorite tomatoes are cherokee purple tomatoes because of their wonderful taste and interesting color.

  • Slee says:

    Shared on facebook.

  • Miss Nirvana says:

    Amish Paste because they make a wonderful sauce

  • Emily says:

    Can’t decide

  • Lisa Winters says:

    I can’t decide! I love them all!

  • angie h says:

    My favorites are the brandywine and cherokee purple! Such beauties!

  • Jen W says:

    I love heirloom tomatoes, and like you, try something different each year. One in every color sounds like such a treat!

  • Terry says:

    I would to try them all. Thank you allowing me to enter.

  • angie h says:

    I shared the giveaway on fb!

  • Terry says:

    I would love to try them all. Thank you.

  • Miss Nirvana says:

    I told my readers of my blog’s facebook page about this giveaway. https://www.facebook.com/CreatingNirvana

  • AmyJo says:

    I love brandywine tomatoes. My son loves green zebra striped and my daughter loves the big yellow ones. I also shared on Facebook. Every year, we start several heirloom seeds and give our extra plants away to other gardeners to help spread more heirlooms around.

  • Katie Reavis says:

    Not exactly sure what our favorite variety is. We’re actually trying to decide what types of tomatoes to plant and I’ve convinced my husband to try heirlooms this year and probably after we start our really big garden. I’d love to win and figure out which ones we like better or even which ones our kiddos like best.

  • Melanie says:

    I love Brandwines!

  • Stephen Kinzel says:

    Copia tomatoes are my favorite tomato I have tried to date. The coloration of them is beautiful and the taste superb. Don’t expect them to grow into a perfectly shaped orb or the color to be exactly the same from tomato to tomato, they weren’t created in a lab to display uniformity while sacrificing taste and vitamin content.

  • Just found your site by the link for this contest that someone shared on facebook. Great site & great giveaway. I grew heirloom tomatoes for the first time last year. Of the 3 varieties I planted I think the Brandywine was my favorite, so far. I am very excited to try more heirloom seeds of all kinds. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Melanie says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  • Michael Baker says:

    My favorite tomato is Black Krim

  • Cathy says:

    Can’t decide! I would love to try some of these different colors!

  • Stillman says:

    I can’t decide!

  • Stillman says:

    Shared on facebook

  • I am not sure which variety we like best yet! Looking forward to trying some new types this year! :)

  • Katie Reavis says:

    put it up on facebook too

  • Adam Beck says:

    The red ones for me!

  • Deb says:

    I love them ALL, but if I had to pick…German Red Strawberry – huge, meaty, juicy, deep red tomato flavor!

  • Deb says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • Gail Hermenau says:

    One of my favorite tomatoes, Dr. Wyche’s. I love it for its brilliant color as well as its flavor!

  • stephanie says:

    I cannot decide! But I am excited to!!

  • Carolyn Vieaux says:

    Cherokee Purple is my favorite.

  • Susan Johnsen says:

    Hard to choose, but Brandywine makes me roll my eyes in ecstasy every time I eat it.

  • Toni says:

    Bradywine looks yummy, I really can’t decide!
    Thanks

  • Susan Johnsen says:

    Shared on Facebook! :)

  • Daniel W says:

    Love Green Zebra – very productive with amazing flavor!

  • Jayme Domejka says:

    Shared on Facebook.

  • Amy says:

    I’m not sure yet! I have some heirloom tomatoes I’m going to try growing this year!

  • Posted the link to Facebook!

  • Kathy Porowski says:

    I can’t decide…Would love to try them all so I could choose!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Jayme Domejka says:

    I really don’t have a favorite. Usually anything I grow myself far outweighs the grocery alternative. My 5 year old will eat small varieties like most kids eat candy.

  • Valerie says:

    My favorite is yellow pear. They are like candy. And I love giving them away (we grew them in our community garden last year) and seeing the surprise on everyone’s face. LOVE it.

  • Lisa says:

    i’ve tried many heirlooms and still love brandywine best.

  • Kathy Porowski says:

    I posted the link and shared your facebook post! New follower…Thanks to Baker Creek for highlighting you!

  • Valerie says:

    I shared this on facebook!

  • Cathy Stern says:

    I can’t decide, but the purple one sounds interesting!

  • Lisa says:

    shared on facebook

  • Harriette Jensen says:

    I have two favorites, although I can’t say that there’s ever been an heirloom tomato that I didn’t like. My favorites, though, are Cherokee Purple and Green Zebra.

  • Lorna says:

    I can’t decide on a favorite tomato variety.

  • Abby says:

    I like green zebras. Mostly for the name. I like zebras.

  • Diana says:

    I think my favorite *so far* is Marianna’s Peace, a prolific, large, pink slicer-type. But I do love black tomatoes. And I can’t be without my winter “storage” tomatoes – primarily Costoluto Fiorentino. (I’ve eaten those “fresh” from the garden well into February before!) And Emerald Evergreen is way up there… I guess if I could really decide, I’d stop trying new varieties all the time. ;-)

  • Diana says:

    Also shared on Facebook!

  • janice says:

    Favorite?? Haha!! They’re ALL good!!! ;)

  • Christina says:

    I love heirloom tomatoes so much! My condo turns into a little greenhouse come April 1 full of seedlings – then outside to our backyard and to the community garden to share with the people! I think they would LOVE these beauties!

  • Cathy Stern says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • Lightfalling says:

    Sungold! supersweet…

  • KEITH SELNER says:

    the rocket from Irish eye its an early tomato 50 days has great flavor we are in zone 4 i start my tomatoes the 2nd week of march in may i move the rockets to my cold frame and by the middle of june we are eating frsm maters :)

  • Carolyn Dickerson says:

    Better Boy! My mom used to grow them and they were not only delicious but huge. She won a state fair Blue Ribbon one year for an entry.

  • Tia H says:

    Pink Brandywine! They’re so good!

  • Sherry Girvin says:

    Green beefsteak fried.

  • Sharon says:

    I love Green Zebras, such a rich flavor without being to sweet or acidy.

  • carol sisler says:

    I’m not sure really. I like a big red meaty tomato. My husband likes a big yellow meaty tomato. Not sure what they are called but would love to grow them.

  • Nancy Raifsnider says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • Janice says:

    I shared & hope I win… Can’t decide which is my favorite.

  • Sherry Girvin says:

    Shared on FB.

  • carol sisler says:

    Shared on facebook.

  • vivian says:

    Beef Steak tomatos are our favorite, but haven’t been able to grow them. Pink Brandywine looks like a scrumpous one; love to try it!

  • Lightfalling says:

    Shared on facebook!

  • Karen says:

    The Dr. Wyche reminds me of Kellog’s Breakfast, my favorite tomato.

  • Melissa says:

    The Green Zebra tomato from Baker Creek is easy to grow, super productive and tastes great. I use it to make salsa and enchilada sauce. Everyone should grow it.

  • Stephanie says:

    I can’t decide!

  • Sonja Hurt says:

    We love the German Red Strawberry Tomato!

  • Tia H says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  • BARBARA BAKER says:

    The great white tomato , s a smooth, sweet tasting tomato. I grew this last summer loved on a sandwich…

  • Norman says:

    Can’t choose. Last year I grew Romas and Cherries.

  • Sarah says:

    wow I have so many favorites!! I mostly like the unique tomatoes that aren’t pure red…like Brandywine, Pineapple, Japanese Black Trifle, Yellow Pear and Reistomate. We try to grow as many varieties as we can fit in our tiny yard each year :)

  • Sarah says:

    I like striped ones or a purple, like a cherokee. I also like brandywine. I just never really get to grow them here! I usually get a few starts and I don’t feed them heavily so I only get a few produced- that, or dogs try to jump in my beds or dig all things up.

    Also, shared on Facebook.

  • Chris says:

    Fairly new to heirlooms, but, so far, I’m very fond of Brandywine for their flavor…

  • vic brooks says:

    Pink Brandywines are delicious!

  • Jenny says:

    San marzano!!

  • Deanna says:

    I can’t decide!

  • Aimee Anderson says:

    We like too many to decide! :)

  • john schulze says:

    My wife asked me to do this. I love growing tomatoes but don’t eat them but my wife and children make up for my lacking and eat all I grow.

  • Karie says:

    I grew a Brandywine last year that was delightful. We love experimenting with tomato varieties!

  • Joy Smith says:

    I don’t know yet. I haven’t eaten/planted any heirloom varieties yet.

  • CONNIE PLEMONS says:

    I love this company and their seeds. I am so excited about everything I hear they are doing. Their random varieties make it very difficult to pick any one as a favorite. But I have tried lots of them. I am so going to be more dedicated to this gardening thing again this year. I learn more every year. I am gonna get to be more self sufficient. I am getting a little closer ever year. It is funny when I go to the grocery store I come out with less and less in my basket every visit. Which is so cool but it never cost any less……that is NOT cool.

  • Joanie H says:

    We are still determining which tomato variety is our favorite…

  • Jenny says:

    I shared!

  • Jamie Z says:

    I can’t decide! They are all so yummy!

  • Joanie H says:

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook! :)

  • Tammy says:

    Yellow Pear has been my favorite since I was a kid! They are sweet and make a really good ‘graze’ in the garden while I’m weeding.

  • sharon daniels says:

    We love the pink brandywine. I shared on facebook and I subscribed to your newsletter.

  • Stephanie says:

    I really like one that starts with a W peach, I can’t recall the name right now, but I find it lovely.

  • Tammy says:

    Shared and linked on Facebook.

  • Lajoie Rekus says:

    I can’t decide! My whole family loves tomatoes and we would be happy to try the seeds and let you know!!

  • Sonya says:

    We love any kind of tomatoes

  • Rusty says:

    Black Cherry Tomatoe. I actually ordered these from Baker Creek. They have a great sweetness but are not the sweetest ever (like sun sugars). The thing I really love about the black cherry tomatoes are the smoothness in the sweet. It’s not as tart as some of the sweeter varieties. I would almost compare it to a cream soda vs a root beer. It has a smooth sweetness.

  • natalie says:

    I love all garden tomatoes, including green zebra

  • Pamela says:

    My daughter & I love tomatoes in all types but husband & son think they are only good for sauces.
    We are doing our first 100% organic garden this year and trying to grow enough food to put up (can,dry & freeze) so we can be sure about what we are eating. I never realized how many things I buy at the store that are made from tomatoes.

    I did all three (Facebook, newsletter & post) , Reading is my first love and I’m looking forward to your tips with heirloom tomatoes.

  • melissa limberg says:

    i can’t decide they all sound great.

  • Jennifer says:

    My favorite is the Cherokee Purple. I have to say I’m not a huge fan of tomatoes (though the rest of my family is) But I love growing them as I have a terrible black thumb but can always get tomatoes to grow :D I thought the Cherokee Purple sounded pretty so I took a stab at it. Everyone was raving about how awesome they were so i finally tasted one. Everyone was right. I’m not to the point my mom is, a bit of salt and pepper on raw tomato slices is a favorite treat of hers, but I will put them on anything sandwich like, in my chili, spaghetti sauce, salsa… Um, yeah. So i like the Cherokee Purples. :D

  • Lizzie says:

    I grew Aunt Ruby’s German Greens for the first time last year, and I have to say, they are currently at the top of my list. They’re a little bit more juicy than I normally like, but they are so gorgeous, and the flavour is so amazing. My favorite snack this Summer was a sliced Aunt Ruby lightly sprinkled with salt. Sooo good!

  • Cheri Tousignant says:

    My favorite is a brandywine tomato, so much juice and awesome warm from the garden.

  • Karen Fancher says:

    I do love those Cherokee Purples. They taste like tomatoes tasted when I was a child. I appreciate the effort to keep the food source safer by encouraging seed saving and organic practices.

  • Michele Vandiford says:

    I can’t decide. I want to try them all!!

  • Tara says:

    In NC we have had great luck with Early Girl, but it would be great to try something new!

  • Lizzie says:

    I just posted a link on my Facebook page. :)

  • Michele Vandiford says:

    Just posted this on FB!

  • Tara says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  • Jackie says:

    Brandywine. Either pink or red. Nothing makes a better BLT!!! Now I am hungry! LOL

  • Jackie says:

    Sharing!

  • Nancy says:

    Can’t decide.

  • Leslie Stewart says:

    So many to pick from to pick just one – Black from Tula or Evergreen or Howard German just to name a few.

  • Stephanie says:

    I’m really excited about all of these!

  • Stephanie says:

    Also just shared this post on Facebook :)

  • DONNA CAMPOS says:

    I love brandywine and Cherokee purple. Would love to try others!

  • Cindy Reinhardt says:

    I can’t decide!

  • DONNA CAMPOS says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • Crystal M says:

    I don’t have a favorite, but I sure am intrigued by Dr. Wynch’s orange tomatoes. I picked up some orange tomatoes at the local farmer’s market this past summer that looked similar and were touted for having a lower acidity than many tomatoes. Would love to see if they are indeed the same variety, they made fantastic fresh salsa.

  • Sara C says:

    Tomatoes are awesome. I love making Tomato sauce from homegrown tomatoes. It would be a lot of fun to grow Cassady’s Folly.

  • Jose Miguel Pulido Leon says:

    My favorite is the Cherokee Purple. Beside the rich color and great taste. I had a chance to grow these tomatoes for two years now and there is always more interest in the salad or tomato topenad that I take to parties. The second thing is the history of the tomato and the relation to the Cherokee people. All of these heirloom tomatoes have a story.

  • Sara C says:

    Shared your link via Nature’s Footprints latest post on FB

  • Tammy says:

    I can’t decide…I grow many different tomatoes! I’d LOVE to try these from Baker Creek!

  • Jose Miguel Pulido Leon says:

    Shared the give away and blog on my face book. Thank you for this great opportunity.

  • Robin Steinmeyer says:

    Can’t decide!

  • Eva Holloway says:

    we love to make salsa, love the small ones on the salad or the large ones to be on a sandwich
    Eva

  • elizabeth says:

    my current favorite is the Cherokee purple — had good luck with those in my garden last year :)

  • Cathryn says:

    Cherokee Purple – love the smoky, almost barbecue-like flavor!

  • Tracy says:

    I don’t have a favorite yet because this is the first year I’m going to try heirlooms but I’m so excited for them!

  • Tracy says:

    posted to facebook

  • Jennie Brooks says:

    I have never tried any of the varieties listed and I am certain I’m missing out. I’ve only grown tomatoes for 3 summers now so I do not have a favorite. . . . YET.
    Thanks for this exciting giveaway. If nothing else, I now have new things to try and grow. fun!

  • Jennie Brooks says:

    I shared this on facebook. My lead in was “just thinking about tomatoes makes me smile!”

  • Treehuggindirtworshiper says:

    Beefsteak- Pink Brandywine
    Cherry- Peacevine
    Striped- Black Zebra
    OK , well I pretty much like them all.

  • Janie Dunn says:

    Cherokee Purple and Aunt Ruby’s German Green were my two favorites last year. They did not produce a whole lot but they sure were tasty! And beautiful— love slicing a German Green!!

  • Dawn Cook says:

    I love, love LOVE the yellow pear tomatoes!!

  • Beautiful, unique Cherokee Purple!

  • Shannon says:

    I love cherry sized tomatoes, but need to grow more big ones for salsa and pasta sauce. :)

  • Dawn Cook says:

    shared on FB. What beautiful tomades pictured :)

  • kristi says:

    I love all kinds!!!

  • Rachel says:

    Camp Joy and Amish Paste are a couple of our favorites. We like cherry tomatoes by themselves and in salads. I also make tomato sauce, “Rotel”, and stewed tomatoes.

  • Favorite tomato? Any that are grown in my garden! Even my kids will eat them when we grow them ourselves. Store-bought tomatoes are a completely different animal; they ought not to be called tomatoes!

    Shared on our farm facebook page…http://www.facebook.com/BillyJoesFoodFarm

    Thanks so much!!

  • Dustin says:

    I love the Cherokee Purple for it’s color. Would make a great tomato and blood orange salad. :)

  • My very most favorite is Big Rainbow…delicious!!! Happy Day!

  • Dustin says:

    I shared this on facebook.

  • Butch says:

    I can’t decide!

  • Patsy says:

    Amish paste, hands down. It is delicious as a slicer and wonderful stewed or sauced. Beautiful big ox-heart style tomatoes.

  • Mic says:

    what a great give away..fav tomato is the cherry tomato as it is so prolific…easy to grow and great in salads…would love to try to go some of these heirlooms.

  • Mic says:

    oh, and I shared on fb :)

  • Nicole says:

    yellow pear

  • Katrina says:

    Yellow Pear Toms

  • michelle says:

    I will decide when I try them all!!

  • michelle says:

    shared on facebook!

  • Amy says:

    I love them all!

  • Kirsten says:

    I love the Yellow Pear Tomato because it tastes amazing!

  • Kirsten says:

    I shared this on facebook.

  • Valerie says:

    I don’t have a favorite, but I am searching for one. Last year I planted 3 types of tomatoes from Lowe’s (including the Cherokee Purple which didn’t do well). This year I’m going to try to start from seed, and have already gotten a couple of packs from Baker Creek.

  • Laura Agnew says:

    Thank you shared on FB! Happy Growing & eating!!

  • Kevin D says:

    Green Tomatos!!

  • Kevin D says:

    Shared on Facebook!!

  • Michael Klem says:

    Rutgers…..been growing them for 55 years.

  • Tracie says:

    I think maybe Brandywine.

  • Angela Padgett says:

    Love Brandywine.

  • TeresaR says:

    Wow, nothing like a contest to bring out all the lurkers! ;)

    I have a friend who swears by Baker Creek and recommends them highly. We have yet to try their seeds so I would to love to win this. Hubby’s the gardener (I’m just the sous gardener) and he’s the one who picks out the tomato variety so I don’t pay attention. I do know that we’ve grown Brandywine before and that has to be one of the tastiest ones I’ve had.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Tracie says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  • Kaysie says:

    Subscribed

  • ovidiu zanfir says:

    Brandywine from the ones i see.

  • sarah says:

    I don’t think I have ever eaten an heirloom tomato. As tomatoes are my favorite veggie, I can only know that I will love an heirloom variety even more than those that I have eaten. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Carolyn says:

    I can’t decide. I love all tomatoes!

  • My absolute favorite heirloom tomato is the Bali. Even though it grows really funky looking, the flavor is sensational. Second favorite is the Mortgage Lifter. I have grown both of these for several years now out of seed I saved from the previous harvest. There is nothing like an heirloom tomato.

  • sarah says:

    Liked and shared the giveaway on Facebook. Thanks again.

  • Shared on Facebook on my Cypress Lake Ranch page.

  • Rockweed Ranch says:

    I grew several heirloom varieties last year and my favorites were: Frank’s Large Red, Buckeye Yellow andDr Wyche’s (all KY heirlooms). The yellow and orange tomatoes were SO flavorful ! Not the low acid yellows you find elsewhere … but the throat ripping acid of yesteryear that is so hard to find ! They all put on like no one’s business and I was flooded with tomatoes until we hit 110+ for a couple weeks. The plants themselves lived but quit producing till it cooled down.

  • Rockweed Ranch says:

    shared on my Facebook page, where I have pictures of last years garden and tomatoes ! Look up Pamela Funner Maness

  • Karen says:

    I can’t decide! I have liked all that I’ve grown, and look forward to trying new ones!

  • Awesome offer here! Would love planting these in my raised garden

  • Pat Lowry says:

    I can’t decide

  • craig whitehead says:

    I cant decide, they all have their own great differences.

  • Janelle G says:

    I can’t decide!!

  • Kim says:

    I can’t decide but I LOVE the colors

  • Deb says:

    my favorite has always been beefsteak because of the size to put on a sandwich however i am looking forward to planting some of the heirlooms this spring

  • Kim says:

    Shared on fb

  • Monica Meyette says:

    I don’t have a favorite – yet! I can’t wait to try some heirloom variety’s – they are gorgeous!

  • Candy the Gardener says:

    Brandywine or anything zebra does it for me – color, taste, pizzaz – has it all!!

  • vic brooks says:

    I have shared on facebook!

  • Jennifer says:

    Yellow Pear Tomato!!

  • Jane Harris says:

    I love Big Rainbow!!

  • Jackie says:

    Also a fan of Cherokee Purples and Pineapples for color. Yellow pears (sunshine) because they are too cute. Had an amazing tasting volunteer cherry last year!

  • Jane Harris says:

    I shared on facebook, thanks!!

  • keith says:

    we love Pink Brandywine, they are huge and tasty. It doesn’t take very many of these to fill a quart jar. ( shared on FB)

  • Sarah says:

    The last thing I need is more heritage tomato seeds but they are my desert island food, if you know what I mean. So I am tossing my hat into the ring! Favourite type? Brandywine!! but then again, there are so many that I have NEVER tried yet…and they could be BETTER!

  • J Sandusky says:

    The pink brandywine and the yellow pear tomato…..My Dad grew these a long time ago. If I don’t win, I will be buying the seeds this year. I am so glad I found this website!

  • Catherine Venable-Hellman says:

    I don’t know the name of it. A friend gave me an heirloom tomato last year that was big and ugly and yellow but the best tasting tomato I’ve ever eaten!

  • Catherine Venable-Hellman says:

    I shared on Facebook!

  • Orora says:

    I love Reisenstraube. It’s a small heirloom variety that’s a great producer!

  • Deanna says:

    My husband and I are almost finished building our first home! I’m so excited to start my first actual BIG garden. I want to grow as many heirloom plants as I possibly can! I’m glad a friend on Facebook shared your website for me to find this because I needed a place where I could buy heirloom seeds!! So I will gladly SHARE ON MY FACEBOOK FOR ALL MY FRIENDS! Thank you:)

  • Del Kinswoman says:

    I like the yellow pear tomatoes, my grandfather grew hem in his garden & I spent many a summer eating them with the carrots he pulled fresh from he earth. It was the best summer candy anyone could ask for… I grow them now fr my kids to enjoy the same memory later .

  • J Sandusky says:

    I shared on FACEBook!

  • Char says:

    Last year was my first year growing heirloom tomatoes and my seed were some that I was given the year before. Really liked the egg tomato. Bought others to try this year.

  • Char says:

    Also shared on Facebook

  • Sherri SCHRECKER says:

    I love them all!! ;-)

  • Vonciele says:

    I like to try new varieties every year so my favorite tends to change every year too. I am partial to the pinks and blacks though.

  • Azucena Gee says:

    I am new with tomatoes. It is too soon to decide my favorite. I am open to try several varieties for this year.

  • Liz Clark says:

    Roma! Any variety of Roma will do!

  • Liz Clark says:

    And I shared on FB!

  • Azucena Gee says:

    Just announced the tomato seed giveaway in FB!

  • BCLay says:

    Sadly I’m just recently joining the Heirloom movement, so I honestly can’t decide which tomato is my favorite, and the sheer number of heirloom tomato varieties is intimidating enough to leave me clueless as where to start, seems it would take a lifetime to experience them all and decide, and I’m getting excited at the thought!!

  • Tina says:

    I love the cherry tomatoes that are super sweet, they help my sweet tooth with something healthy :)

  • annie says:

    Oh my gosh, that is so hard! I’m going to say Cherokee Purple (but I also love San Marzano and Roman Candle and Illini Star and Striped Roma) because it’s beautiful but also grows well in drought and heat.

  • Amy Olles says:

    I always think purple cherokee are cool…but I’m still fairly new to the world of heirloom tomatoes…so really – I can’t decide!

  • julie says:

    Casady’s Folly look beautiful AND delicious

  • Julie Roth says:

    The only tomato I’ve tried from this list is Cherokee Purple. Can’t wait to add this to m garden, it’s just delicious.

  • Cyndi says:

    I tried 3 of Bakercreek’s tomatoes last summer & loved all 3 ( and I previously hated “fresh” tomatoes)! Would love to win more to try!

  • Vanessa says:

    I can’t decide. But I still haven’t tried them all either…

  • Vanessa says:

    Shared on Facebook.

  • Kim says:

    I like the morgage lifter and yellow pear tomatoes

  • Kim says:

    I posted on facebook

  • Bobbie Lutes says:

    Green Zebra tomatoes, love the tangy, little-bit-different taste–grown fromseeds I got from yours truly! Already got my list ready for summer :)

  • RD says:

    New 2 gardening so im open to try any of them ;-)

  • Patricia Brommer says:

    I can’t decide, due to their yumminess!

  • heather says:

    i can’t decide i love love love tomatos i dread the winter when all i can get is the yucky store tomatos

  • Susan Irving says:

    I can’t decide.

  • Susan Irving says:

    I shared on Facebook.

  • Patricia Lett says:

    My favorite tomato is Rutgers

  • Tammy Lynn says:

    i can’t decide – They’re all great. Shared.

  • Tavi says:

    Arkansas Traveler has always been a family favorite, but I’m ready to branch out and get back to our roots with heirlooms.

  • Tavi says:

    Shared on Facebook.

  • joon says:

    ◾Cherokee Purple

  • joon says:

    Posted with happiness

  • Heather says:

    Sounds delicious.

  • Cindy says:

    I don’t know what tomato I like best because I haven’t had a chance to grow them yet – until this spring, because we just moved into a house with a yard!

  • Cindy says:

    posted this on facebook!

  • Kenny says:

    Can’t decide! They all look great!

  • Kelly says:

    I love all kinds of tomatoes but would love the chance to do some special taste-testing with each of your heirloom toms! Guessing that Brandywine Pink will be my favorite.

  • tim says:

    really like that Casady’s folly

  • Jan says:

    I love Rutgers! They’re dependable and have a good flavor. I grow them nearly every year.

  • Susan says:

    I love all the heirloom tomato varieties I’ve tried.

  • Jan says:

    Shared on fb.

  • Susan says:

    I shared on Facebook on my business health page… Exciting Health

  • Shelly says:

    We share on FB too! Thanks!!!!

  • Marianne says:

    I can’t decide!!

  • Marianne says:

    Shared on Facebook.

  • Rose says:

    I never met a tomato I didn’t like!

  • Maribel Rodriguez says:

    I can’t decide

  • Rose says:

    SHARED! THANKS!!!

  • Maribel Rodriguez says:

    Already posted and shared on facebook :)

  • Tami S. says:

    There are so many yummy tomatoes, I don’t know if I have a favorite! I really like Amish paste cause I can use them in so many different ways. I like the small golden pear tomatoes and I love black cherry tomatoes.

  • Ccassidy says:

    I’d have to pick Casady’s Folly because my kids like unusual tomato colors and it’s named similarly to our last name.

  • Mark Leavell says:

    Still growing yellow pear tomatoes I grew with my grandma when I was a little boy. Those seeds can freeze, overwinter in place and come right back up the next year! Heirloom seeds rock! Shared on facebook.

  • Debbie says:

    I can’t decide!

  • Matt Coates says:

    Haven’t decided yet, though studiously working on it. ;)

  • Debbie says:

    Posted a link on Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Matt Coates says:

    Shared to facebook account(Matthew Coates)

  • Rhonda Holt says:

    I have never met a heirloom tomato I did not like. :) Slicing tomatoes, sauce tomatoes, any tomato… They are all so fabulous and one of my favourite fruits, period.

  • Rhonda Holt says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • Diane says:

    I can’t decide!

  • Diane says:

    Shared! ~

  • Ruth says:

    Can’t decide since I’ve never had them. BUT I’ve never met a tomato that I didn’t like.

  • simone says:

    I can not decide, they are all beautiful. (Shared on FB)

  • Vanessa Foster says:

    I love the brandywine bc the flavor is WONDERFUL!

  • Vanessa Foster says:

    Shared on FB bc I’d love for my friends to have a chance to win such a great prize too!

  • oh i can’t decide! i’ve just started collecting up seeds for a garden this year. last year was our first one and we had a blast. gonna try it again, we have six kids ranging from 4 – 11 and they have had a blast and learned alot along the way.

  • Kathy Tyler says:

    We love the striped tomatoes we bought in your store last year. They were so sweet.

  • Kathy Tyler says:

    Shared on facebook

  • My favorites are yellow pears! They are *so* flavorful and delicious – many of these never make it out of the garden to the house.

  • Liked & shared on Facebook! Glad to have found your page! :D

  • Mary Powell says:

    I think the pink pondersoa, of this list is my favorite- 1 slice covers a whole sandwich with old fashioned yet mild tomato flavor. Of course the little packet I found among my things 2 years after her death marked “German Pink” in my moms handwriting (they may have been a german johnson pink-originally not sure) that I now save and plant each year are a sentimental favorite. You see it is really all about the love.

  • Karen Szewc says:

    Love the pink brandywine. The flavor and the texture are my favorite!!

  • Ian Harris says:

    yellow pear. Great flavor

  • Elizabeth says:

    We love Brandywines! My husband is not much of a sit down and eat a sliced tomato like I am, but he will eat brandywine tomatoes. He really likes their flavor as do I.

  • Thaydra says:

    I do not have a favorite type of tomato. I love them all! <3

  • nancy weigandt says:

    Its a difficult if not impossible choice to select a favorite, fickle as I am! But today (19 degrees in detroit) I think I’ll go with Cherokee Purple and memories of our garden from this last season. Hard to beat.

  • Rita says:

    Black cherry tomato!!!

  • nancy weigandt says:

    Thx for the opportunity, posted the link on facebook.

  • Jeffrey Barker says:

    I can’t really pick a favorite, but I’m really looking forward to the Casady’s Folly this year. I haven’t grown these yet, and they look fantastic.

  • Rita says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • Iris says:

    we were raised on Jet Stars but are branching out to try some Black Krim, Brandywine, Mortgage Lifter and Ananas Noire this time

  • flyingkiwi says:

    I always live the little yellow cherries – so sweet and easy to spot on the vine.

  • linda jack says:

    Fave tomato is brandywine,

  • just Judi says:

    Love them all!

  • Anita says:

    I’ve never met a tomato that I didn’t like, so I can’t decide – they’re all my favorites!

  • Anita says:

    I shared on Facebook!

  • j marie says:

    Love Pink Brandywines: Light on color, but big with intense flavor.

  • Tomatoes are 1 of my favorite things to grow. So many to pick from, right now I would say Amish Paste is my favorite!

  • j marie says:

    Thanks for the fun share. Posted it on FB!

  • Heather R says:

    Yellow pear tomatoes are my favorite because of the story my mother tells about them. I was visiting one day around the age of 4 and after I went home, I had asked my mom for some tommy totes. She spent forever trying to figure out what I wanted. The next day she asked our friend what he gave me and he showed her the little yellow pear tomatoes. Evidently he called them tommy toes which I misheard as tommy totes. I love growing them just to munch on while I’m gardening. My son hates tomatoes but even he thinks these are delicious. They are the best tomato ever.

  • Kathleen Griffin says:

    Great Whites are one of my favorite tomatoes. They are the secret ingredient in my pear salsa. The plants produce large meaty fruit and the taste is so sweet. Perfect match for the Citron de Carmes Pears that I use.

  • Ingrid Kostron says:

    Cherokee Purple, but plan on trying many more varieties this year – this could change!

  • Heather R says:

    Shared on g+, twitter and facebook. I look forward to reading your newsletter.

  • Tasha B says:

    love love my tomatoes

  • angela grogan says:

    pink brandywine is my favorite but I LOVE all tomatoes

  • angela grogan says:

    posted on facebook

  • Krista S says:

    Silvery Fir Tree tomatoes are my favorite. Super compact, heavy yields, early ripening (important in northern Minnesota), beautiful silvery foliage and tasty too!

  • Linda says:

    I love cherry tomatoes!

  • Linda says:

    Shared on FB and will also share on Twitter for you!

  • Brian says:

    Posted on Face Book!

  • Alexandra day says:

    I have to be truthful this winter was my first time planting heirloom seeds. But I have tasted some tomatoes befor but have no clue to there name. They were purplish in color real pretty. I can not wait to try and grow some this year.

  • Alexandra day says:

    Shared on fb

  • I love veggies from the garden, especially heirloom tomatoes.

  • Sharon says:

    I love Beefsteak tomatoes, have never had green ones or yellow ones, but I just
    know that they are fabulous. I think I do need to plant a variety of tomatoes, though,
    to enjoy throughout the summer and into the fall.

  • Kara Light says:

    The best tomato I’ve ever tasted was maybe called “Chocolate.” I don’t know what it was exactly, but I’d love to find it and grow it!!!

  • Mike Bernardoni says:

    HI!! “Casady’s Folly” looks interesting…would like to try it..no favorite yet!
    Posted and Shared!!
    Mike

  • Wurlygurl says:

    This is so exciting. And with all the different colors what a beautiful addition to the garden. And of very healthy addition to our diets, so much better than those things that are sold at the grocery store that pass for tomatoes. Thank you for having this give away :-)

  • Steve Golemboski says:

    By far my favorite is the Cherokee Purple, followed closely by the Japanese Black Trifele!!

  • Wurlygurl says:

    Shared on Facebook, please let me win,please let me win* crosses fingers :-)

  • Steve Golemboski says:

    shared on FB

  • Susan Assel says:

    I haven’t found a “favorite” yet! I like all tomatoes and my favorite every year is whichever ones grow the best. :)

  • Wurlygurl says:

    I know it was not required, but I shared on pinterest.to brandywine is my favoriteI.

  • Susan Assel says:

    And I just posted the link to this on my Facebook page and shared it with all my friends!

    :D

  • Debbie Stankus says:

    I love them ALL.

  • stephenie hawn says:

    commented on facebook

  • stephenie hawn says:

    I dont know yet, as this spring will be my first garden, so the only tomatoes i have had are store bought, and everyone knows they dont ahve much flavor.

  • Debi says:

    I love the Cherokee Purple tomaotes! Yummy!

  • Michael Jarrett says:

    My favorite tomato is any tomato made into pasta sauce, but would want to grow the Yellow Pear for my 80 year old mother who has to do the yellow ones for low acid.

  • Helene says:

    I have never tried any heirloom seeds at all. I am looking forward to trying some this year. They are so beautiful and original.

  • Angie C. says:

    Cherokee Purple! And Kellogg’s Breakfast would be a close second. . .

  • Angie C. says:

    Posted on FB, too. I’ve been having some good tomato conversations lately. Makes me crave a garden fresh one!

  • Helene says:

    I posted and shared on Facebook :)

  • Rob Wolfe says:

    I can’t decide, there are too many I like!

  • Rob Wolfe says:

    I posted and shared on Facebook!

  • Tara says:

    I love tomatoes..going to try as many different kind of tomatoes this year as I can…so far I know Roma is my favorite.

  • David H says:

    I am always looking for something unique and worthwhile for the garden. This sounds like just the thing.

  • Kellie J says:

    posted and shared on Facebook :) I cant decide which i love best! love them all

  • Josh says:

    can’t decide

  • Nic Woo says:

    Totally can’t decide! I like ones that just seem to want to jump into my mouth when they’re warm and ripe enough.

  • Terri Hinshaw says:

    OMG-the yellow pear tomatoes are the bomb. They are sweet and small-they didn’t make it to the house last year-they were popped in our mouths as quick as we picked them….

  • Randy D says:

    Brandy Wine, I never liked eating raw sliced tomatoes. Even on a sandwich. Brandy Wine BLTs however are great!

  • Amber Stacey says:

    I can’t decide. we love them all

  • Amber Stacey says:

    Shared on Facebook. can’youth newsletter.t wait to receive

  • emily says:

    I can’t decide!

  • emily says:

    shared on facebook!!

  • April says:

    I LOVE the Black Cherry Tomato. The production was fantastic and my children were fascinated by the unique coloration.

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  • Andrena Moye says:

    I have never had the opportunity to try any of the varieties you have listed, but would love, love, love to.

  • Melinda says:

    I love tomatoes! I think I planted 18 different kinds last year. I love the Cherokee Purple and plant it every year. I tried the chocolate cherry tomatoes last year and they were very good. I guess I prefer the flavor of the darker or purple varieties. My kids on the other hand love the yellow tomatoes. They love the Rainbow (red and yellow stripe) variety and I don’t think a Yellow Pear tomato has ever made into the house. They walk through the garden, pluck and eat. I will try one of the white varieties this year and see what we think of those.

  • Sharon says:

    We plant a lot of tomatoes every year and I would really be honored to plant the heirloom varities that you have listed, as well as EAT THEM!!! Never had most of them except for the yellow pear tomatoes and I love them. Please consider ME to plant those wonderful tomatoes!! I love tomato sandwiches, love them in salads, and the little ones right off of the vine!!!
    Thanks
    Sharon

  • Solducky says:

    I shared this on Facebook as sarah linette

  • The seeds won’t be safe with me because we are a tomato loving family and will plant, eat, save seeds and share. We love all colors and size..The only tomato we won’t eat is a store bought one..I am down to 3 very small tomato’s from the garden (not bad for January in Missouri) I’m ready to plant..

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  • Heidi says:

    shared on facebook! I look forward to this summer and all the tomatoes myself and my daughters are going to grow this year!

  • Linda Hickman says:

    My first love has always been yellow pear. I plant them throughout my yard for easy access for friends and a quick snack for myself. I discovered the purple Cherokee last year, and they will be added to the “snack plants” this year. They are just too good to miss!

  • Hi Theresa! Last year I grew Mr. Stripey tomatoes and the flavor and color was amazing! I have some pics on my Instagram if you want to take a peek :)

  • Jeanne says:

    Hi Theresa…I have successfully grown a few heirloom tomatoes even in during our overcast El Segundo summers so I am curious what tomato success have you had? thanks for the great info and pics!

  • freda says:

    Oh I just can’t pick one there are several that I love. A variety of colors and flavors give a salad that extra zing that onloy heirlooms can give. I love the taste and look of the classics. The stuff you buy today was bred for looks kind of like a Delicious Apple all looks no flavor. Big plus they are easier to grow than the beauty pageant varieties offered elsewhere.

  • Margaret says:

    Anything small and sweet! We love snacking on yellow pear tomatoes!

  • freda says:

    Shared on Facebook too.

  • Kristy A. says:

    I’ve never grown an heirloom tomato that I know of but my Roma tomatoes did extremely well in the drought last year. Thanks for this series, I look forward to all of your posts.

  • MW says:

    we do farmer’s market and brandywine is by far the customer favorite..and I like it too!

  • Jen B. says:

    My favorite was one random heirloom beefsteak I picked up at the nursery and planted this fall. I knew it was late but, being in FL, I thought it would be ok. I got one very nice perfect tomato and then we had an early frost. Of course, it’s 83 today and that cold snap is the only one this winter, so far. I didn’t get any others to save the seeds. It was my first really good homegrown tomato.

  • Carolyn G says:

    I can’t decide but last year we planted a heirloom Lemon variety and they were delish

  • Carolyn G says:

    Signed up for the newsletter

  • Samantha Olden says:

    Can’t choose just one! Cherokee purple, green zebra, green grape and sungold!

  • Kelly Guerin says:

    Black Krim and Green Zebra!

  • James says:

    Will share on Facebook.

  • My favorite tomato varieties would be an ol’ faithful Celebrity, or a tasty little salad topper Black Cherry tomatoes! Wow, how boring…. looks like this girl needs a variety pack to explore more interesting tomato varieties! Beautiful website!

  • Jodi says:

    I haven’t tried any of the heirloom products yet, but am going to try some this summer. They all sound so good.

  • Gayla says:

    “I can’t decide!”

  • Gayla says:

    “I shared on Facebook!”

  • Tracey Kruger says:

    I love every kind of tomato imaginable. Especially love Brandywine, green zebra, really wanting to try the new vernissage tomatoes!

  • Tracey Kruger says:

    I shared this post on Facebook!

  • Angela Padgett says:

    Brandywine. Shared on Facebook,too.

  • Cheryl says:

    Bonafide tomato nut. ’nuff said.

  • Nicole R says:

    I love the beefsteak for slicing and the amish paste for yummy salsa!! Thanks

  • ovidiu zanfir says:

    Tomato, not GMO! just TOMATO!

  • Alli says:

    The Pink Brandywine tomatoes are awesome!

  • Karli says:

    I love the yellow tomatoes! I can’t decide!

  • sandie twitty says:

    I simply do not love one tomato more than the other . but I love the taste of any heirloom tomato ! My Mother always planted heirloom tomatoes before anyone was paying attention to saving seeds as her mother and grandmother before her.

  • Jessica Anne says:

    I’m a big fan of roma tomatoes. The little size goes over well with my little girls.

  • Emily says:

    We love Brandywine but we grow andeat them all.

  • Emily says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • I love the purple Brandywyne! Or black, I had it last year and they are the biggest and sweetest! Thanks for this chance.

  • Holly says:

    We love Cherokee Purple tomatoes!

  • Laurie Crilly says:

    Casady’s Folly

  • Kay Harnden says:

    Cherokee purple!

  • Kay Harnden says:

    I shared and posted on Facebook!
    Thanks

  • Becca says:

    I can’t decide, but I’m partial to the Yellow Pear! :)

  • Kiva says:

    Hard to pick just one favorite heirloom…..I love the Cherokee Purples as well as Brandywine.

  • Becca says:

    Shared on Facebook

  • I love all heirlooms, but especially the yellow pears and Cherokee purples. I am sharing this in my “Weeding the Web” column in our Jasper County Master Gardners Newsletter!

  • Chad says:

    I’ve been growing Cherokee Purple and love them.

  • Gerry says:

    Here in Michigan they are forecasting highs in the teens next week. So I am hoping to win these and start my seed trays SOON.

  • Natalie says:

    I cannot decide. I love them all!

  • Kathy M says:

    We love tomatoes of all kinds in our house – no one fave!

  • Kathy M says:

    Shared the post on FB

  • raymond says:

    Don’t really have a favorite as long as it’s home grown.

  • raymond says:

    Pretty fond of the brandy wine

  • Dan Vierria says:

    Fav ‘mater: Juliet. Literally, devour a couple hundred every season. Great in salads or slice ‘em in half for tacos, pita, etc. Juliet rocks it all summer long!

  • Pami says:

    Would love to start growing heirlooms … then I can say which one is my favourite… :-)

  • Laura Bell says:

    Favorite tomato ? Amish Paste, hands down. Good flavor, prolific producer, makes good sauce, doesn’t soak the bread (or dribble down my chin) when I slice it on a sandwich!

  • stephanie Bannin says:

    Shared!!!

  • Nicole R says:

    Shared on FB!

  • Melissa says:

    It doesn’t matter what tomato it is I love the flavor of fresh home grown tomatoes.
    I like the larger variety for sandwiches.
    I like the cherry, pear and grape varieties for salads and such
    The different colored and striped varieties are lovely to just eat as is.

    I LOVE tomatoes.

  • christie S says:

    I grow tons of tomatoes from this company and I love the small ones for snacking! The yellow pear, Gooseberry, Black Cherry, Pearly Pink

  • Lisa D says:

    We had a good tomato year last season. Orange slice, Sunny Boy, and Big Rainbow were the favorites.

  • Karon K says:

    We love the Cherokee purple – the taste is amazing!

  • Joyce says:

    I need to win them so I can try them so I can decide!

  • We love Cherokee Purple

  • pao says:

    Favorite? I can’t decide!! I love tomatoes, I love summer!

  • pao says:

    Shared on FB :)

  • Jennifer Peterson says:

    I love tomatoes ! They all have something a little special and different, but if I had to choose it would be pink brandy wine ! Last year my 10 year old son was in charge of the tomato garden, and he would agree

  • Pam says:

    Pink Brandywine

  • always have a garden at home and love to try different varieties here in Texas. My yellow pear tomatoes produced very well last year and I am interested in trying different varieties.

  • Pam says:

    Shared to FB & Twitter

  • Elena says:

    Pink Brandywine. I had one from a friend and wondered why I have not grown it yet.

  • Nikki Siebern says:

    I’ve never met an heirloom tomato I haven’t LOVED!!! :)

  • Heather Goodman says:

    Shared on Facebook.

  • Heather Goodman says:

    Favorite tomato, grape, purple, and Brandywine!

  • Deanie Zeigler says:

    I love them all…I cannot decide!

  • Melanie Combs says:

    To many favorites to decide on one!!!

  • Mrs. Ellis says:

    I am trying different tomatoes to find a favorite.

  • Melanie Combs says:

    Shared the link with my friends on facebook!!! Thanks for the great info!!

  • Barb Poposky says:

    Just too many yummy tomatoes — I can’t decide!!!

  • Mary Gilbert says:

    favorite? I’m new to heirlooms and anything except superstore tomatoes so…ANYTHING that isn’t found in a supermarket :)

  • Mary Gilbert says:

    Posted on Facebook! Hoping I can introduce my friends to these beautiful fruits!

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/mary.gilbert.355

  • Margaret Proctor says:

    Love them all-

  • Julie Kruk says:

    Love them all but Brandywine is the beefiest beefsteak!!

  • colleen says:

    yellow pear…I love the color shape and sweetness

  • Brandi Goff says:

    I love the Dr. Wyche’s in my household!!

  • Brandi Goff says:

    I shared on Facebook, I’d love to share this more than once because it’s important to me to keep heirlooms going, but I’m so excited for this giveaway!

  • Claire says:

    I can’t decide. I like any variety fresh from the garden, i don’t eat them otherwise!

  • Claire says:

    I posted a link to this onfb. Thanks!

  • Claire says:

    I posted a link to this on fb. Thanks!

  • Peggy McCarthy says:

    An sharing on Facebook!

  • LorrieMac says:

    Hoping for the Cherokee Purple! I love to try new things

  • nathan says:

    i love the cherokee purple. because it is the best tomato ever. i love the earthy tones and sweet taste with a hint of spicy earthy overtones. and it is a great tomato to grow.

  • Carole says:

    If the tomato tastes good, I love it.

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