PLANT SALE 2021
Davis Manor Spring Plant Sale on Sunday, March 28, 11am-2pm, at 1738 Pomona Dr in Davis.
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Please share data on plant growth, productivity, taste, etc., along with your location.
Tall Tomato Plants:
These plants can grow 6-12 feet or more and produce throughout the season. Most are open-pollinated and you can save seeds (except the F1 varieties, which are hybrids).
RL = regular leaf
PL = potato leaf
DTM = days to maturity, from transplanting to first ripe tomato. Always an estimate, useful mostly to compare different varieties. Tomatofest defines them as follows:
VE = very early: <54 days
Click on info/pic links for more information and pictures.
E = early: 55-69 days
M = midseason: 70-84 days
L = late: 85+ days
Aunt Ginny’s Purple15 seedlings
79 days. Indet. Productive, big, vigorous, PL. Deep-pink, juicy, 16 oz. tomatoes.
Brad’s Atomic Grape10 seedlings
75 days. Indet. Wispy foliage. Productive. Grape to small plum size. Lavender-purple striped when immature, turning to green, red / brown with blue stripes when fully ripe. Interior is green with blushed red when extra ripe. Delicately sweet. Holds well on vine and post harvest.
Coeur de Surpriz4 seedlings
Midseason. Indet. RL. Brick red with prominent green stripes. Interior green and pink bicolor, 4-6 oz. sweet hearts.
Green Gables11 seedlings
mid-late. Indet. PL. Vigorous, productive, sweet and fruity, 5-10 oz. green when ripe (GWR). Does well in Davis.
Green Vernissage1 seedling
65-75 days. Indet. RL. Productive, pale green with dark green stripes, sweet 2-3 oz saladette.
Lucky Agi F1 (was Bellota)2 seedlings
Hybrid. Indet. Large cherry to saladette, oval orange-green fruits. Great flavor and extended shelf-life. Vigorous, productive, disease resistant. Bred by Fred Hempel in Sunol.
Pervaya Lyubov (First Love)4 seedlings
80 days. Indet. PL. Pink, 3-7 oz., flattened and lobed, robust flavor.
Pink Princess1 seedling
62 days. Indet. Rampant, a recessive pink-fruited sport of Honeydrop. Large and early for a cherry tomato.
Pocket Star4 seedlings
74 days. Indet. Green-when-ripe 1" round cherry tomato with little flecks of gold around its crown. Sweet balance that moves into complex full tomato flavor. Named for the sci-fi novel Stars In My Pocket Like Grains of Sand. Fruit begins to show a slight golden yellow at the base when ready for harvest.
75 days. Indet. Deep burgundy with a velvety soft core, 10-12 oz. flattened beefsteaks. PL. Vigorous, productive, relatively early. Firm and meaty sandwich tomato with rich, complex flavor. Bred by Karen Olivier in Canada.
Pruden’s Purple8 seedlings
67-72 days. Indet. PL. Dark pink skin and crimson flesh. Exceptionally early for a large tomato, 8-16 oz. Firm, meaty sandwich tomato with wonderful flavor.
75 days. Indet. PL. Darker pink to purple. Beefsteaks with sweet flavor.
(aka Purple Brandywine or Marizol Bratka)7 seedlings
Rose de Berne12 seedlings
75 days. Indet. Pink, 4-6 oz. Late Blight tolerance. The most consistent tomato I’ve ever grown in a variety of conditions.
Shorter Tomato Plants:
These varieties are up to 5' high. Typically, determinate tomatoes are shorter and produce all at once — good for processing — although I’ve grown determinates that, in our climate, are productive all summer. Indeterminates continue producing throughout the season.
Dwarf tomatoes usually have stocky stems and rugose (more crinkly) leaves.
Many dwarf indeterminates have been created in the past decade, primarily by gardeners in the U.S. and Australia. See
Dwarf Tomato Project.
Determinate, Dwarf, and Compact Indeterminate Tomatoes
Coastal Pride Orange2 seedlings
80 days. Dwarf, 3-4' high. Sweet and fruity with plenty of tang.
61 days. Determinate. Red fruits, heart-shape, 3-14 oz, good flavor. Russian variety.
Dwarf Arctic Rose2 seedlings
60 days. Dwarf. 2-3' high. Heavy crop of 2-5 oz pink fruits.
Dwarf Jade Beauty4 seedlings
85 days. Dwarf, 4' high. Sweet, round, 2-5 oz., green when ripe. Hint of pink blush on blossom end when ripe.
Dwarf Kelly Green5 seedlings
75 days. Dwarf, 4-5' high. Nearly round, green-fleshed, clear skinned 3-6 oz. fruit with well-balanced, full, and delicious flavor. Disease tolerant and prolific.
Dwarf Red Heart2 seedlings
70 days. Dwarf, 2.5' high. Prolific 4-6 oz bright red hearts. Delicious rich taste.
Early Wonder Pink3 seedlings
75-80 days. Determinate. Smooth flesh, excellent sweet/tart balance. Russian heirloom.
EM Champion4 seedlings
Early. Sprawling determinate, 3′ tall. Wispy RL foliage. High yields of 6-12 oz. red fruits, hearts to slightly ribbed/ruffled. Delicious balanced flavor, meaty flesh.
75 days. Short, wide, bushy, RL compact indeterminate. Prolific 2.5", 3-4 oz. bright-red plums with thick walls, meaty flesh, rich flavor. Long season, paste or canning, good raw. From Cameroon.
Komohana Grape3 seedlings
60 days. Determinate, 3' high. Red grape with firm flesh and balanced sweetness. Good for drying.
Lady Fingers (Damskye Palchiki)2 seedlings
75-85 days. Determinate, tall and vigorous. RL. Red plums, 2-4 oz., excellent sweet flavor, cold tolerant.
Determinate. Productive, slightly pink paste tomato from Moldova named for the Dniester River. Makes great sauce, paste, or juice, but also good fresh.
Rio Grande9 seedlings
75-80 days. Determinate, 4-5' high. Tolerates hot days, cold nights. Red blocky plum/pear paste, 3-8 oz.?
Rosella Crimson6 seedlings
78 days. Dwarf, 4' high. Oblate 4-12 oz. pink, excellent to outstanding flavor. Vigorous and productive.
Saraev Vesennie Zamorozki (“Saraev Spring Frosts”)1 seedling
Early. Determinate, 2-3' high. RL flat-round red up to 7-9 oz. Productive. Sweet and juicy. Cold-tolerant.
Strelka (“Arrow”)1 seedling
Determinate to 2' high. 80 days. Red, finger-shape, dense, clustered, 3-4 oz. Delicious. Ideal for canning. Disease resistant, prolific, short, and sprawling.
Sweet Scarlet Dwarf2 seedlings
90 days. Dwarf. Oblate scarlet red 6-16 oz. tomatoes with intense, delicious, perfectly balanced flavors.
Uluru Ochre4 seedlings
65 days. Dwarf. Prolific and vigorous, to 4' high. Oblate 6-12 oz. uniquely colored "black/orange”: orange flesh with green overtones, and somewhat amber/orange/green. Flavor variable season to season, but at best, an absolutely delicious, smokey flavor.
Late. Determinate, bushy 18-22" tall and 2-3' wide. Produces all at once. Red, 2-4 oz. paste/plum, thick skin, less juice. Sweet initially, finishes smooth on palate. From Ethiopia.
Zolotoe Serdtse (“Gold Heart” or “Heart of Gold”)24 seedlings
75 days, Compact RL indeterminate. Prolific 3-8 oz, golden-orange elongated hearts. From Russia.
Can grow in a 0.5 to 1 gallon pot. Most are under 1' tall and produce cherry-size tomatoes. Really more of a novelty that can be grown on a sunny windowsill for a very early crop! You may be able to get a second, smaller crop if you feed and water after the first flush of fruit. Save seeds from any of these — all open-pollinated.
65-70 days. Grows 8-10″ tall in 1 gallon pot (large cherry) or 16″ tall in large pot (cocktail size). Pale milky jade when unripe and bright canary yellow when ripe, with pointed end. Robust fruit setter. From Czechoslovakia. Sweet, juicy, firm, good balance.
Birdie Rouge1 seedling
50 days. From the Netherlands. Grows 8-12" high, red cherries. Tender skin! Tolerates hot and dry conditions well. Good production. Mild, balanced, juicy.
Black Patio1 seedling
blue w/red belly
red, 10-13" tall. Russian variety.
55 days. From Bolivia. Small fruits in clusters of 5-7, mature from palest lemon yellow to rich golden yellow. Balance of intense sweet and tanginess. Grows 4-8" tall, sprawling.
72 days. Productive and tasty. Sweetish, juicy, forward, satisfying. Grow 7" tall in 1 gallon pots and so loaded they needed early staking with chopsticks.
Monetka (“Coin”)1 seedling
very early, yellow 10-12" tall.
70 days. Cherry red (or orange?), strong tomatoey flavor. Decrease watering as the fruits ripen for better flavor. In 1 gallon pot, grows 7" and sends out suckers.
Ultra early. 14-16" tall, heavy set of 2" red slicers with balanced flavor over extended period.
Red Robin 1 seedling
50-55 days. 8-12" tall. Does well in heat. 1.25" red cherries, sweet.
Sirja’s Love1 seedling
55-85 days. From Romania. Egg-shape yellow cherry 1" round, 0.5 oz. Grows 12-18" tall or in hanging basket.
60-68 days. Does exceptionally well in hot humid weather. Productive, to 12-24" tall, red 2" cherry.
extra early 45 days, pink cherry/plum, hanging basket or 10" pot, huge producer.
Yellow Canary1 seedling
yellow, 10-13" tall.
I dried and ground poblano/ancho peppers for the first time last year, so this year I’m trying a bunch of paprika varieties. Plant 18"-24" apart with a stake or small tomato cage; productive plants can fall over from the weight of the peppers! Most peppers do well in containers.
Ashe County Pimento2 seedlings
52 days. Sweet, bright red, thick-fleshed pimento pepper, 4" x 1.5". Small plants, 2'-2.5' high.
Biquinho Red3 seedlings
75 days to red. Decorative!! Beautiful 1" “little beak” (C. chinense) from Brazil. Crunchy teardrop shaped fruits with flavor described as fruity, tangy, and smoky, with a bit of heat. Traditionally pickled. Up to 3' high. (Last year, one of my plants produced tiny, hotter peppers.)
Buena Mulata3 seedlings
75-80 days. Thin cayenne type, 4-5" long. Changes from purple to salmon and orange, then red. Prolific.
Chablis F12 seedlings
60 days. Hybrid. Thick-walled, supersweet, 4" x 3" blocky fruits ripen from ivory becoming pinkish-red, then reddish-orange and finally deep scarlet. Up to 1.5'-2' high. Resistant to Tobacco Mosaic Virus and Bacterial Leaf Spot.
75 days. Medium size elongated bell shape. (The seeds came to me in a seed swap labeled “chocolate/ sweet pepper” so can be either one :)
75 days. Long, thin 10-12" sweet peppers, often curled at the ends, productive. Colors change from light green to yellow and finally to bright red. From Turkey.
Dulce Mediterraneo5 seedlings
10" long, thick-fleshed sweet peppers maturing from green to red.
Golden Marconi2 seedlings
80-90 days. Sweet Italian roasting pepper, very flavorful raw. The 6"-10" long, 3" wide peppers start out green and ripen to yellow. Up to 3' high.
Greg’s Hungarian 1 seedling
Early. Cone shaped sweet pepper, medium to large-size, starts yellow and ripens to red.
100 days (70 days to green). All the floral and melonlike sweetness of the habanero, minus the burn. Orange, tapered, 2-3" long. C. chinense.
Hungarian Cheese2 seedlings
66 days. Hybrid mix of yellow, orange, and red peppers. Slightly flattened, round fruits with unusually thick walls.
70 days. Semihot and semisweet for perfectly balanced homemade paprika. Thick-walled light yellow to red, pointed, 3.5 - 5" fruits.
100 days. Very sweet, thick-walled, heart shaped pepper. Stocky plant, 2' high. Ukrainian variety.
75 days. Cone shaped 3-6" long peppers with mild heat (2000 scovilles). used green or red; called “ancho” when dried. I saved seeds from last year’s crop. Productive for long season until frost.
White Hungarian4 seedlings
Very sweet, creamy, white turning to almost red, heart shaped, edible
at any stage. Seeds received in a swap.
I grew 15 varieties last year (see page 14 of The Yolo Gardener) and reduced the number to 12 varieties this year (5 repeats). Green Dragon was one of my favorites, and I’m trying several more green varieties this year. Most of these get 2-4' high. Plant at least 18" apart with a stake or small tomato cage. Most eggplants do well in containers. To prevent damage from flea beetles, either sprinkle with diatomaceous earth (undersides of leaves especially) or plant a trap crop such as radishes a couple weeks in advance.
Apple Green6 seedlings
70 days, small (2-4") green eggplant.
Chinese String1 seedling
lavender-violet, very thin and 10-15" long, productive, sweet.
Galine F12 seedlings
72 days. Dependable dark purple traditional oval fruit up to 1 lb. Hybrid.
Green Dragon3 seedlings
early, sweet green oblong fruit. Chinese variety.
65 days. Sweet purple-black round, up to 8 oz., Japanese variety.
Louisiana Green Oblong1 seedling
sweet green oblong fruit. [from a seed swap]
late to midseason. Oblong, purple with white stripes, productive. Ukrainian variety.
Black-purple, oval to teardrop shape, sweet. Japanese variety.
Nadia F14 seedlings
67 days. Classic purple-black Italian eggplant shape, 6-7", productive. Hybrid.
Ping Tung3 seedlings
62 days. Deep lavender, up to 2" wide and 11" long. Taiwanese variety.
75 days. Deep purple 4-5" round with cream color at pleated top. Italian variety.
Plant after nighttime temperatures are 50F or above. Keep flower buds
pinched off to extend harvesting.
Windowbox Mini Basil27 seedlings
Rounded 8-10" plants with 0.5" leaves. Harvest sprays of little
leaves after plants have filled out to form neat umbrella shapes. Plant
at least 6-8" apart as edging for flower/herb beds, or plant in pots at
least 6" in diameter per plant.
Lettuce Leaf Basil4 seedlings
Large leaves. Plant 12" apart.