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My Favorite Potato Leaf Tomato Varieties

I remember the days when I just wouldn’t plant a potato leaf (PL) tomato plant because I was told that they would easily cross-pollinate with my regular leafed varieties. This was more than 30 years ago. I have grown in knowledge so much since then, that potato leafed varieties are now some of my favorite things to grow. One of my observations is that they respond better to fungicides when treated for blights. It may just be my observation, but for me that’s important. Another observation is that they very seldom produce tomatoes that are bland. Almost everything coming off of potato leafed plants have flavor that I could work with. I am always willing to try anything growing on PL plants. So here are some of my favorite potato leaf tomato varieties.

Captain Lucky Tomato Is Always Tasty

Captain Lucky tomato has beEn on my radar for about 6 years now. I love the plant’s production and taste. When I think of these I immediately think about making some nice fresh salsas and using them for garnishing. Our plants have always been good when it comes to resisting diseases. Even in the most difficult growing conditions, you can expect to get a good harvest. These have balanced flavor with plenty of juice and some aspects of fruitiness! A great choice for any garden. As a side note, Captain Lucky has a white cousin(Captain Lucky White) which is also a potato leaf variety and also very good!

Pink Brandywine Everybody’s Favorite Tomato

I’m not sure if it’s fair to mention Pink Brandywine on this list, because it has long been understood that it’s on everybody’s list. But just to make sure that I cover all of my bases I decided to add it. Pink Brandywine is among the most referred tomato when we speak about heirloom and open pollinated varieties. Consistently large and meaty fruits can easily reach 1.5 pounds and are medium firm. I grow them for their flavor which is always delicious. If you like making really flavorful sandwiches, you will never go wrong with these. If you ever grow these, expect to get good production too!

Cleota Pink Tomatoes Are Meaty And Tasty

I happen to think that Cleota Pink tomato is a better tomato than Pink Brandywine. It’s a totally different flavor and texture to it’s Brandywine potato leafed cousin. This is also a very large variety that will please you with it’s good production. Truly, this beauty excites me and I will always include it on my “best large tomatoes” lists. Very meaty and delicious, Cleota Pink will produce 1.5 pounders all season long. They make some of the best sandwiches too. I just love slicing them up in the garden on a hot day. Thirst’s gone!

Get Lucky With Little Lucky Heart Tomato

I just love this little tomato and I so happy that it could make my favorite potato leaf tomato varieties list because it is really a fantastic little tomato. Beautiful heart shaped, bi-colored fruits that weigh about 2-4 ounces, will blow you away with their flavor. Sweet, fruity and slightly tangy, It’s vines are also high producing and relentless. These are great for anything really. But I like to use them for fresh salsa, cooking, fresh eating and tomato preserves. Perfect for drying for some of the tastiest tomato flakes or powder! If you haven’t grown Little Lucky Heart tomato, you should!

Kansas Depression Tomato Is Rare And Flavorful

Grown for the first time in 2017, Kansas Depression is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth addiction. By far, this is the sweetest variety of all that are mentioned in this post. This is a great sandwich tomato that is equally good as a stand alone fruit. Vines are not super productive but they produce plenty 1-2 pound fruits. Kansas Depression tomato is just not sweet, there is also some complexities to it’s other flavors that results in a really well balanced fruit. they this just once and you will always grow it, guaranteed!

Behemoth King Is Truly A Tomato King

If meat and taste is what you are after, Behemoth King will certainly get the job done for you. Hefty fruits are made to please. These are mostly all meat with very few seeds and high flavor. They are also a very balanced tomato. I think that Behemoth King is primarily a sandwich maker, but it performs excellently in many different applications. You must try these right off the vine. I promise you a superb experience!

So now that you have seen my favorite potato leaf tomato varieties that I highly recommend, are you tempted?

Common and Rare Types of Tomato Foliage

Tomato or Potato?

These plants exhibit potato leaf foliage very well.

Tomatoes that are part of the relatively rare category called dwarf have darker green leaves that are nearly crinkly in texture – this is known as “rugose” foliage.

There are dwarf tomatoes with regular leaf and potato leaf foliage, as shown below. Before the dwarf tomato breeding project (which I co-lead) came along, dwarf tomatoes were very rare indeed. Examples of regular leaf dwarf varieties are ‘Dwarf Champion’, ‘Dwarf Kelly Green’ and ‘Rosella Purple’. A few potato leaf dwarf varieties are ‘TastyWine’, ‘Dwarf Sweet Sue’ and ‘Dwarf Emerald Giant’.

Three very unique tomato foliage types are shown below. In the first case the plant resembles a carrot as much as a tomato; this is a Russian variety known as ‘Silvery Fir Tree’.

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Second is a variety with green and white variegated foliage, called not very creatively ‘Variegated’.

Finally, comes the most odd tomato of all, with foliage held tight in clusters up the stem (I call it the “poodle” tomato). First appearing as a mutation in the 1950s, it is called ‘Stick’.

Craig Lehoullier is an heirloom tomato expert (and amateur plant breeder). He currently is on book promotion tour for Epic Tomatoes, setting upcoming tomato workshop events, updating his website and blog, devising a totally new, all-heirloom weekly podcast, shooting a tomato know-how video series and pondering topics for future books. He is co-leading the Dwarf Tomato breeding project to put 36 new dwarf-growing, open-pollinated tomatoes in the hands of various small seed companies. Read all of his MOTHER EARTH NEWS posts here.

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Do you want to grow the best tomatoes?

Then planting heirloom varieties is the way to go. These are plants that hark back to the days when food crops were about nutrition and flavor, not rushing an unripe, tasteless, and vitamin-deficient crop to market.

Stop subjecting your family to the ordinary, pale-fleshed, flavorless fruits that dominate grocers’ shelves, or paying premium prices to experiment with gourmet varieties.

How about growing some quirky-shaped vegetables, in a rainbow of colors, that are as intriguing to look at as they are delicious to eat?

What’s Their Secret?

Heirloom plants are treasures that have been grown for generations from seeds gathered year to year, to preserve their exceptional flavor – as opposed to commercial crops that are prized for their durability, often at the expense of taste and nutrition.

Heirlooms differ from another type of tomato plant, the hybrid.

Hybrids are a combination of two cultivars that have been deliberately cross-pollinated for purposes such as disease resistance, increased yield, or uniform shape.

They don’t come in the same array of colors and shapes as heirlooms, but there are varieties available that are superior to store-bought produce. Whether their flavors rival those of heirlooms is open to debate.

In general, growing your own fruits and vegetables results in healthier produce. Per The Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, produce that is allowed to vine ripen contains the most vitamins, nutrients, and phytochemicals for good health.

When commercially grown tomatoes are picked green for transport, their vitamin C content is decreased. Although they continue to ripen, turning red in the process, they never achieve their full complement of nutrients.

In addition, even minimal commercial processing affects the overall nutritional value of fruits and vegetables, and mishandling that produces bruising further reduces nutritive content.

With what we know today about the value of eating a variety of brightly colored fruits and vegetables, I find that serving colorful and tasty heirloom produce is a fun way to nourish my family.

A Note on Organic Practices:

Some seeds and plants are certified organic. This means that they have been cultivated without chemicals, and meet the stringent standards required for this designation.

Heirloom seeds may or may not be so certified, and selection is a matter of preference.

Heirloom Tomatoes to Love

At my house, we just planted a Brandywine Red with an interesting background and local roots.

Named for a creek not far from here, this extraordinarily tasty variety was saved from extinction by an old gentleman who supplied the Seed Savers Exchange with seeds that he had gotten from a fellow gardener, whose family had been cultivating the variety for almost a century.

That’s heirloom vegetable gardening at its best – good people growing good crops.

Tomato plants grow in one of two ways: determinate and indeterminate.

Determinate

These plants grow into a compact bush shape, and produce all their fruit over a couple of weeks.

Indeterminate

These plants continue to grow all season, producing fruit for the duration, often until a frost.

Now, let’s check out some of our favorites.

15 of the Best Varieties for Home Gardeners

1. Ace 55 – VF

A bush variety, this plant matures in about 80 to 85 days. It may not require staking, and has excellent disease resistance.

Ace 55- VF Seeds

Ace 55 is a thick-walled red variety on the order of a beefsteak, with a sweet flavor and low acid content, making it great for eating fresh or preparing in cooked dishes.

Due to its low acid content, it is not suitable for canning.

Seeds are available from True Leaf Market.

2. Amish Paste

There’s no better plum variety for sauces and canning than this meaty red one, and we have the Amish of Wisconsin to thank for it.

Amish Paste Seeds

This indeterminate variety matures in about 80 days. Support with a trellis as needed, and enjoy its fruit all season long.

Seeds are available from Mountain Valley.

3. Arkansas Traveler

Mild-tasting, this indeterminate type has a pinkish hue, crack-resistant skin, tolerance for heat and humidity, and overall disease resistance. It’s great straight from the garden and onto the plate.

Arkansas Traveler Seeds

Maturity is in approximately 80 days, and support with a trellis or stakes may be required.

You’ll find seeds online at MV Seed Co.

4. Black Krim

If robust flavor and nutrition are what you’re looking for, this one’s for you.

Black Krim Seeds

Of Russian origin, the color of this indeterminate beefsteak-style is a blend of purple, red, and brown hues.

Supply climbing support for this hearty, disease-resistant variety, and enjoy a continuous supply of vegetables from its 80-day maturity until the first frost.

Seeds can be purchased from Amazon.

5. Black Russian

A bushy plant with indeterminate fruit bearing, it may be grown as a container plant when maintained by pruning.

Black Russian Seeds

It has reddish-brown skin, meaty flesh, and a unique flavor often described as smoky. Not too acidic, nor too sweet, it strikes a tasty balance as a stand-alone or salad feature.

Allow 80 to 85 days for maturity, and eat fresh, as it doesn’t store well.

You’ll find this variety at True Leaf Market.

6. Bonny Best

This meaty fruit is a canning favorite with a classic balance of sweet and tart.

Bonny Best Seeds

An indeterminate grower, it matures in about 75 to 80 days. Provide structural support and enjoy a bountiful harvest.

Seeds are available from Mountain Valley Seed Co.

7. Brandywine

This is a great slicing variety.

Available in shades of pink, red, black, and yellow, this beefsteak-type is creamy in texture, low in acidity, and high in flavor.

Brandywine Yellow Seeds

It has a characteristic “potato” leaf that is smooth-edged, rather than a regular serrated leaf.

Maturity varies by type from 70 to 100 days.

You’ll find red and yellow seeds at True Leaf Market. Pink seeds are available at Mountain Valley.

8. Cherokee Purple

We have the Cherokees to thank for cultivating this beauty over the past century.

It’s a dynamic bush-style plant with indeterminate fruit production that matures in about 80 days.

Cherokee Purple Seeds

Resistant to disease, it may withstand a dry spell, and benefits from caging or staking.

Its sweet fruit is an attractive pinkish-purple, and it makes a vivid addition to any meal.

Conventionally grown seeds may be purchased from True Leaf Market.

9. German Johnson

Great fresh and suitable for canning, this is a versatile dark pink fruit that grows indeterminately, producing one- to two-pound fruit.

It’s got a classic sweet/tart flavor, minimal seeds, and a skin that’s resistant to cracking.

German Johnson Seeds

This variety is disease resistant, and thrives in heat and humidity. Maturity takes about 80 to 90 days.

You can find seeds online at True Leaf Market.

10. Great White

Here’s a high-yield indeterminate plant that produces sweet and juicy beefsteak-style slicers with a tropical fruit flavor.

Great White Seeds

About a pound apiece, they have a low acid content and few seeds. Maturity is in about 80 to 85 days.

Seeds are available from Mountain Valley.

11. Hillbilly

This plant is a beefsteak style, with sweet, low-acid fruits mottled in yellow and red that weigh up to two pounds each.

Hillbilly Seeds

It’s indeterminate, for a season full of produce. Maturity is in about 85 days.

Find organic seeds at True Leaf Market.

12. Mr. Stripey

Mr. Stripey is an indeterminate plant that bears the sweetest fruit you may ever taste.

Mr. Stripey Seeds

A beefsteak style that’s yellow with reddish stripes, these grow to weigh up to two pounds each.

Maturity is in 80 days. Stake or provide a trellis as needed.

Seeds are available from Mountain Valley.

13. Thessaloniki

Originating in Greece, this is an indeterminate variety with a classic acid-sugar balance.

Thessaloniki Seeds

It matures in about 60 to 80 days, and produces high yields of round red fruit that resist cracking and rotting. Provide support as needed.

True Leaf Market has seeds available.

14. VR Moscow

This bushy determinate plant matures in 80 to 90 days.

It’s got the classic sweet/tart taste of the best tomato you’ve ever had, and is crack and disease resistant.

VR Moscow Seeds

Equally good fresh and canned, this is a great all-purpose choice. Stake or cage as required.

Find seeds now at Mountain Valley.

15. Yellow Pear

This is an indeterminate, disease-resistant variety that’s very easy to grow and matures in about 75 to 80 days.

Throughout the growing season, it produces a great quantity of pungent, snack-sized fruit shaped like small yellow pears.

Yellow Pear Seeds

Eat these by the handful, or make them into fresh preserves. Stake or trellis as needed.

Organic seeds are available from True Leaf Market.

Exceptional and Sustainable

Whether you grow tomatoes from seeds or plants, heirlooms are a smart investment because they are not only nutritious and tasty, but sustainable.

What does this mean? If you harvest seeds at the end of the growing season, you can grow the same plants next year.

Conversely, with hybrids, harvested seeds may produce no plants, or different plants when seeds are saved and used in successive years.

By conserving seed in our own yards, we can do our part to ensure that future generations enjoy nutritious food crops.

And if you really want to play an active role, consider joining a non-profit organization called the Seed Savers Exchange. This seedbank is dedicated to promoting biodiversity and preserving the heritage of heirloom seeds in America.

The best way to start your own heirloom plant tradition is to save seeds from the ones that grow best in your garden, and plant them next year.

Continue the Tradition

I’m a big fan of heirlooms, particularly those that originated in my area.

I like to feed my family the most nutritious foods I can, and when they taste as good as the ones I’ve recommended, it’s easy.

Add the cost savings of sustainable seed, and the good feeling I get from preserving biodiversity, and they are a win on all fronts.

Are you ready to pass the horticultural baton to the next generation by cultivating heirloom varieties in your garden this year? Share your stories with us in the comments!

Learn more about growing tomatoes with these guides:

  • 15 of the Best Tomato Hybrids
  • The Ultimate Way to Support Tomato Plants: Florida Weave
  • Top 10 Reasons to Love Your Tomato

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© Ask the Experts, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. See our TOS for more details. Originally published February 13, 2019. Last updated: January 5, 2020 at 14:07 pm. Product photos by Mountain Valley Seed Co., Jays Seeds, and True Leaf Market. Uncredited photos: .

About Nan Schiller

Nan Schiller is a writer with deep roots in the soil of southeastern Pennsylvania. Her background includes landscape and floral design, a BS in business from Villanova University, and a Certificate of Merit in floral design from Longwood Gardens. An advocate of organic gardening with native plants, she’s always got dirt under her nails and freckles on her nose. With wit and hopefully some wisdom, she shares what she’s learned and is always ready to dig into a new project!


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    Short
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    Hybrid
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    currant
    fresh eating
    Great for cooking
    New for 2020
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