We love to preserve tomatoes,

and take pride in not having to buy them all winter.

Paste tomatoes make great sauce, paste, puree, and salsa.

Fantastic for drying. What is special about them is that they have less juice and fewer seeds, so you don't have to cook down a lot of watery juice. And the indeterminate paste tomatoes have an uncanny ability to cook into a smooth creamy sauce very quickly. We carry paste types in both determinate bushes or indeterminate vines, so check the description.

Many people like determinate tomatoes for one big crop to process all at once.

Also called "bush" tomatoes, determinates make a sturdy vine about 3' tall, ripen a big crop of fuit all over the bush, and are done. The tomatoes are firm, uniform, and tangy-- a bit more like the kind you would get at the store than the soft juicy heirlooms. We also carry one determinate paste type. They are all good for canning whole in their own juice, freezing, and recipes.

Don't overlook cherries for drying--You just slice them in half and dehydrate.


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Amish Paste Tomato

Outstanding flavor raw as well as cooked--selected for the Slow Food Ark of Taste. Meaty long red fruits from August til frost on vigorous vines. Mid-season,...
  • Days to maturity: 69-80
  • Spacing: 24
  • Seed code: N
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Grandma Mary's Tomato, organic

We have been wanting to find a good early paste tomato for a long time, and are pleased to offer this heirloom from Maine. Meaty 6-10 oz fruits are big for s...
  • Days to maturity: 55-68
  • Spacing: 24
  • Seeds per packet: 25
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Homestead 24 Tomato

Great for hot, humid regions like the South. This variety reliably sets fruit in high temperatures. Big, leafy vines produce lots of smooth, red, slightly fl...
  • When to plant: 6-8 weeks last frost
  • Spacing: 21
  • Days to maturity: 69-80
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Italian Heirloom Tomato

We love this tomatoProductive, great-tasting, and dual-purpose.  Big heart-shaped fruits are excellent as a slicer with bright and sweet fresh flavor. Also c...
  • Spacing: 21
  • Days to maturity: 69-80
  • When to plant: Early summer
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Italian Red Cherry Tomato

Grape-style cherry tomato on a small determinate vine for containers, small gardens, and drying. Most cherries are on big sprawling vines, and the small-vine...
  • Days to maturity: 55-68
  • Seeds per packet: 20
  • Spacing: 18
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Myona Tomato, Organic

Big yields of big fruit with excellent flavor. Favorite for sauce, salsa, and drying-its large size fills the trays fast. The story goes that this variety co...
  • Days to maturity: More than 80
  • Spacing: 24
  • Seeds per packet: 25
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Roma VFN Tomato

Huge crop of bright red, plum-shaped 3" fruits on determinate vine. The flesh is meaty, solid, with few seeds. Peels easily. Mid-Season. Determinate.  Not as...
  • Spacing: 21
  • Days to maturity: 69-80
  • When to plant: Early summer
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Rutgers Tomato

Mid season. Wilt and rust resistant. Large vigorous productive thick-stemmed determinate vines with heavy foliage. Round 8oz, bright red fruits with thick wa...
  • Spacing: 21
  • Days to maturity: 69-80
  • When to plant: Early summer
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Yellow Pear Cherry Tomato

Little lemon-yellow pears, with a great mild sub-acid taste. Very prolific. Indeterminate. Drought resistant. Excellent for salads and drying. BOTANICAL NAM...
  • Days to maturity: 69-80
  • Spacing: 18
  • When to plant: Early summer