Variety: Heirloom Tomatoes

Variety Overview

Heirloom tomatoes generally refer to tomatoes that are grown from non-hybrid seeds and are grown through open pollination. The seeds have often been handed down through generations. Heirloom tomatoes come in a variety of shapes, sizes and flavors.


  • Tomatoes
  • Salad Vegetables
  • Appearance varies but often heirloom varieties have an almost misshapen appearance when compared with conventional tomato varieties

  • Meaty flesh with small seeds

  • Varies

  • An average tomato weighs about 120 grams; heirloom varieties can sometimes be quite large

  • Varies

  • Varies; often irregular

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Small, white

  • Year-round

  • Photo courtesy NatureFresh Farms

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