Closed until November...

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5/15/2015: Thank you to all of our customers for your patronage in 2014! The site is now closed until early November to allow for summer field work, variety evaluations and website renovations. Please check back in November for the latest offerings. Thank You!
Steve – Heritage Tomato Seed
Ellie – Bunny Hop Seeds

2/19/2015: “Sweet Scarlet Dwarf” has sold out, thanks to all for your support of the New Dwarf Project. Tatiana has a limited inventory still available.

1/10/2015 “Bunny Hop Seeds” joins Heritage Tomato Seed!

I am pleased to announce the addition of a new seed vendor, “Bunny  Hop Seeds” to  Heritage Tomato Seed. Anyone who has met Ellie (the owner of Bunny Hop Seeds) knows her passion for raising vegetables is contagious and her attention to detail is unrivaled. Ellie grows vegetables in Florida, an area of the US that presents extra challenging growing conditions, so her experience is especially valuable to growers in similar climates. To read more about Ellie, click on the “Bunny Hop Seeds” tab at the top of the page, or click here. To browse the varieties Ellie will be offering click here. We anticipate the initial offerings from “Bunny Hop Seeds” to be listed for sale by Jan. 16th! (or soon after)

1/5/2015 “Epic Tomatoes” now shipping.

Great News! The long anticipated book “Epic Tomatoes”  is now shipping! You can purchase a signed copy directly from the author by emailing Craig LeHoullier at This is an excellent read for tomato enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, I highly recommend it!

12/13/2014 New Project Dwarfs listed!

Sweet Scarlet Dwarf and Summer Sweet Gold.

“Thank you” to the project members for this opportunity and a special “thank you” to Bill Minkey for supplying the seeds for this release!

News about my 2014 season: Because of a labor shortage and a limited water supply during 2014, I decided to commit available resources to my “real” business of cut-flower production. Therefore, I won’t be introducing any new-to-me tomato varieties this season (other than the two Dwarf Project releases). However, I have relisted my favorite varieties, including most of the past New Dwarf Project releases, and this seed will remain viable for at least 3-4 more seasons. Thanks to all for your support, I hope to pursue my “hobby” again this coming growing season. Think rain! :)

Postage Note – Effective 1/1/2014: To keep from passing the upcoming January postage price increase to my customers, I will be  shipping orders of 6 packs of seeds (or greater) in bubble mailers but smaller orders will now be shipped in #10 envelops. Domestic orders over $25 are still shipped free of shipping/handling charges!

Cart errors – When you add items to your cart and then take a break (for over an hour), the items in your cart may be gone when you return to access the cart or to add more items. The cart may display cryptic php errors and might not clear properly with some browsers. If this happens, please refresh the page and the cart should reset to zero items. This problem is one I am working on, thank you for your understanding.

– I will continue to offer free shipping on all domestic orders over $25.00, and for international orders over $50.00. Domestic shipping charges for orders under $25.00 remains at $2.95, – All domestic orders of 4 or more packets will be shipped in bubble mailers. Shipping charges for all international orders (under $50.00) is $3.95 and will be shipped in one or more regular #10 envelops. If you prefer to have your international order shipped in a bubble mailer with a custom form please contact me before you order.

I closely monitor and rogue seed plants suspected of systemic infections (i.e. fusarium). Many seed plants are isolated or bagged, but most are not, so expect a crossing percentage of ~5%. If you have questions about a specific variety please contact me.