Tomatoes for health

Tomatoes for health

Details  Tomatoes are a treasure of riches when it comes to their antioxidant benefits. In terms of conventional antioxidants, tomatoes provide an excellent amount of vitamin C and beta-carotene; a very good amount of the mineral manganese; and a good amount of vitamin E.
Common companion plants to grow alongside your tomatoes

Common companion plants to grow alongside your tomatoes

Details  The following plants are often grown together to help increase pollination, distract and deter pests and generally improve the overall yield.

Borage, Chives, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Basil, Calendula, Carrots, Peppers, Sage, Onions, Garlic, Lettuce

Tomato selection

All our tomato seed, including heirloom and heritage varieties, are open pollinated and grown in Canterbury, New Zealand

Russian Red - 45RG

Russian Red - 45RG

Details   A reliable mid size cool-climate type with good flavour,
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2021
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Only 8 in stock Add to Order
Yellow Pear 143RG

Yellow Pear 143RG

Details  This variety dates back to the 1800s and is a vigorous indeterminate tomato producing generously with an abundance of small yellow pear-shaped tomatoes that are sweet and mild in flavour.
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Out of stock
Oregon Spring - 97RG

Oregon Spring - 97RG

Details  Semi-Indeterminate - An early ripening tomato that produces mid to large size fruit,
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Only 6 in stock Add to Order

Purau Sweet Cherry - 99RG

Details  A productive tasty, very sweet, cherry, red tomato, early to produce fruit. Vigorous grower. Has been a favorite of Ricks for over 30 years.
Botanical name  Lycopersicon esculentum
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Scoresby Dwarf - 78RW

Scoresby Dwarf - 78RW

Details  Determinate - bush - This strain tends to produce variable shapes and sizes, but most are round red from small to mid size fruit makes it ideal for preserves and sauce
Botanical name  Lycopersicon esculentum
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Richard watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Only 7 in stock Add to Order

Black From Tula - 179RG

Details  A rare Russian heirloom known to set fruit in hot weather. Black From Tula is one of the largest black tomatoes that grows a flattened fruit which has a rich, salty, smoky flavour.
Botanical name  Solanaceae Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Contains at least  20 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022
Storage Info  Seed stored in freezer
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Only 5 in stock Add to Order

Brandywine Red tomato - 160RG

Details  Brandywine Red grows vigorous vines with large globe shaped rosy-red fruit, can get up to half a Kg in weight. This American heirloom beefsteak variety is one of the most popular grown in the US.
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Tomato, Golden Light - 214SS

Tomato, Golden Light - 214SS

Details  This tomato variety was tested by the Heritage Food Crops as having the third highest levels of Tetra-cis-lycopene, a highly beneficial bioavailable form of lycopene. An orange teardrop fruit this variety is very similar to 'Orange Roma' which is a good producer of tasty Roma style tomatoes.

Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022s
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00

Lobella - 47NS

Details  Lobella, is yellow and hollow very like a capsicum to look at. It is a delicious cooking tomato, which can be stuffed and baked or baked only. It is a low acid tomato and a good cropper. It was bought from a NZ seed company originally but they no longer stock it.
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
Tomato, Black Krim - 75SS

Tomato, Black Krim - 75SS

Details  The Black Krim is an heirloom tomato originating from Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula. "Krim" is the Russian word for Crimea. This tomato is open-pollinated, and bears large flattened globe fruits that are dark reddish-purple to black with green/brown. A very good producing plant.
 
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
Marmande - 58RG

Marmande - 58RG

Details  A French Heirloom very popular in Northern Italy with great pest and disease resistance. Fast growing producing early season fruit . Harvest 12-14 weeks from sow
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Broad Ripple Yellow - 15RW

Broad Ripple Yellow - 15RW

Details  A small yellow currant tomato with a pleasant fruity flavor that is not overly sweet, this heirloom came from Indiana, USA and dates back to the 1900s. It was discovered by John Hartman of Indianapolis, who found it growing in cracks in the street, and it was named for the creek that runs through the area
Botanical name  Lycopersicon esculentum
Contains at least  20
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00

Long Keeper - 20RW76

Details  As the name suggests this tomato has a slow ripening fruit that keeps well into winter, a close relative to Burpee Long keeper. This is a tomato that i like to start mid summer and pick green late autumn so they slowly ripen through the winter. A mid size, dark red skinned tomato that is red inside during summer but has darker red during the cooler months.

Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2022
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00

Sub-Arctic Maxi - 13NS73

Details  Early-cropping bush tomato, these are the earliest-fruiting tomatoes that I've ever had the pleasure of growing. No pruning, no staking; ultra easy care.
Botanical name  Lycopersicon Esculentum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00

Japanese Black Trifele - 19NS75

Details  Pear-shaped fruit that are a strange red/orange/purple colour with very good taste. Strong, vigourous plants, that should be allowed to carry 3 or 4 leaders. So put in several stakes for each plant. Excellent yields.
Botanical name  Lycopersicon esculentum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
Duncan Wilson - 12RG82

Duncan Wilson - 12RG82

Details  
A great tomato with history. This tomato is a large fleshy one (up to 600 grams ) ,low in acid with very few seeds. Of the 50 plus tomatoes I grow this is number one.
It was given to Duncan by an Italian sailor sometime in the 50's and grown by him for many years and eventually was forgotten. I attained a few old seeds of which only two grew and have a good inventory of seeds now.
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Only 5 in stock Add to Order

Purau large red - 30RG

Details  A very tasty large beefsteak type, good cropper.
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Out of stock
Moonglow - 16RW74

Moonglow - 16RW74

Details  A yellow/orange mid size tomato with good to excellent taste, shown to have  highest levels of lycopene for cancer prevention
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Ailsa Craig - 14RG83

Ailsa Craig - 14RG83

Details  An old variety, very popular in the UK originating from Scotland in 1908. Named after the island  Ailsa Craig near the mouth of the Clyde river.
A vigorous grower with good disease resistance, medium size and good flavour.
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00