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Heirloom Tomato Variety Trials - Sortable Database

Below are listed the types of heirloom tomatoes tested by the Vegetable Program at the University of Saskatchewan. All tomato data is separated into yield information and fruit characteristic information.

Paste tomato and other tomato varieties (early, full-season, yellow, small fruited) are also evaluated by the Vegetable Program.

Each column in the database tables can be sorted by clicking on the heading (ie. one click will sort the column in ascending order, two clicks will sort in descending order).


Heirloom Tomatoes

Yield Information

Explanation of rating system
Seed Sources
Recommended tomato varieties

 

Tomato Fruit Characteristics

Explanation of rating system
Seed Sources
Recommended tomato varieties

 

Download PDF of trials: 2006 Yield - 2006 Characteristics - 2002 Yield - 2002 Characteristics - 2001 Yield - 2001 Characteristics - 1995


 

Explanation of rating system

  • *** Previously recommended varieties:
  • --- Data not available
  • n/a 50% or more of fruit was immature
  • Overall rating:
  • 1 - poor
  • 5 - excellent
  • Spacing:
  • In row - 50 cm
  • Between row - 2.5
  • Taste:
  • 1 - poor
  • 5 - excellent
  • Acidity:
  • 1 - low acid
  • 5 - high acid
  • Colour:
  • D - Dark
  • L - Light
  • B- Bright
  • M - Medium
  • O - Orange
  • P - Purple
  • Pa - Pale
  • Pi - Pink
  • R - Red
  • G - Green
  • W - Wine
  • Y - Yellow
  • Shape:
  • B - Banana
  • E - Elongated
  • F - Flat
  • H - Heart
  • Ov - Oval
  • P - Plum
  • R - Round
  • S - Slightly
  • Uniformity of shape:
  • 1 - variable
  • 5 - very uniform
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