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Partial List of Heirloom Tomato References and Seed Sources

Prepared by Peter Nitzsche, Agricultural Agent
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County

The following is a list of references and seed sources that may be of interest and value to vegetable growers and gardeners. Users should carefully evaluate the source and accuracy of the information. Cooperative Extension DOES NOT confirm the accuracy of information in references and websites other than its own. No endorsement of the information or products from the companies listed and no lack of endorsement is implied for companies not listed.


  • 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden (Smith and Hawken)
    Carolyn J. Male,Frank Iannotti (Photographer), Workman Publishing Company, Inc., April 1999
  • Seed to Seed: Seed Saving Techniques for the Vegetable Gardener
  • Taylor's Guide to Heirloom Vegetables
    Benjamin Watson (Editor),Frances Tenenbaum (Editor), Houghton Mifflin Company, December 1995
  • Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener's Guide to Planting, Seed Saving and Cultural History, William Woys Weaver, Signe, L. Wilbur Zimmerman, Henry Holt & Company, Inc., February 1999
  • Heirloom Vegetables: A Home Gardener's Guide To Finding and Growing Vegetables From The Past, Sue Strickland, David Cavagnaro, Simon & Schuster Trade, February 1998
  • A Celebration of Heirloom Vegetables: Growing and Cooking Old-Time Varieties
    Roger B. Yepsen, Workman Publishing Company, Inc., September 1998
  • The Edible Heirloom Garden
    Rosalind Creasy, July 2001
  • Garden Seed Inventory: An Inventory of Seed Catalogs Listing All Non-Hybrid Seeds Available
    in the United States and Canada, Kent Whealy, Seed Savers Exchange, Inc., August 2000

Partial List Heirloom & Specialty Tomato Seed Sources

Note: Most major vegetable seed companies sell some varieties of specialty and heirloom tomatoes. The following companies carry a wide selection of these types of seed.

  1. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
    2278 Baker Creek Rd.
    Mansfield, MO 65704
    Phone: 417-924-8917
  2. Burpee Seeds W. Atlee Burpee & Co.
    Warminister, PA 18974
    Phone: 800-888-1447
  3. Chuck Wyatt's Heirloom Tomatoes
    5421 Princess Drive
    Rosedale, MD 21237
  4. The Cook's Garden
    P.O. Box 535
    Londonderry, VT 05148
    Phone: 800-457-9703
  5. Fedco Seed
    P.O. Box 520
    Waterville, ME 04903
    Phone: 207-873-7333
  6. Garden State Heirloom Seed Society
    P.O. Box 15
    Delaware, NJ 08837
    Phone: 908-475-4861
  7. Harris Seeds
    355 Paul Rd.
    P.O. Box 24966
    Rochester, NY 14624
    Phone: 800)544-7938
  8. Heirloom Seeds
    P.O. Box 245
    West Elizabeth, PA 15088-0245
    Phone: 412-384-0852
  9. Johnny's Selected Seeds
    Foss Hill Road
    Albion, Maine 04910-9731
    Phone: 207-437-4301
  1. D. Landreth Seed Co.
    P. O. Box 16380
    Baltimore, MD 21210-229
    Phone: 800-654-2407
  2. Marianna's Heirlooms
    1955 CCC Road
    Dickson, TN 37055
    Phone: 615-446-9191
  3. Nichols Garden Nursery
    1190 Old Salem Road, NE
    Albany, OR 97321-4580
    Phone: 541-928-9280
  4. Pinetree Garden Seeds
    Box 300
    New Gloucester, ME 04260
    Phone: 207-926-3400
  5. Renee's Garden Seeds
    7389 W. Zayants Rd
    Felton, CA 95018
    Phone: 888-880-7228
  6. R.H. Shumway's
    P.O. Box 10
    571 Whaley Pond Rd.
    Graniteville, SC 29829
    Phone: 800-322-7288
  7. Rupp Seeds Inc.
    17919 County Rd. B
    Wauseon, Ohio 43567
    Phone: 800-700-1199
  8. Sand Hill Preservation Center
    1878 230th Street
    Calamus, IA 52729
    Phone: 319-246-2299
  9. Seeds of Change
    P.O. Box 15700
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506-5700
    Phone: 800-95-SEEDS
  1. Seeds of Italy
    P.O. Box 149
    Winchester, MA 01890
    Phone: 781-721-5904
  2. Seed Savers Exchange
    Kent Whealy, Director
    Rural Route 3, Box 239
    Decorah, Iowa 52101
  3. Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
    P.O. Box 170
    Earlyville, VA 22936
    Telephone orders: 804-973-4703
  4. Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds
    23 Tulip Dr.
    Bantam, CT 06750
    Phone: 860-567-6086
  5. Seedway, Inc.
    1225 Zeager Rd.
    Elizabethtown, PA 17022
    Phone: 800-952-7333
  6. Tomatofest
  7. Tomato Growers Supply Company
    P. O. Box 2237
    Ft. Myers, FL 33902
    Phone: 941-768-1119
  8. Totally Tomatoes
    P.O. Box 1626
    Augusta, Georgia 30903-1626
    Phone: 803-663-0016
  9. Territorial Seed Company
    P.O. Box 158
    Cottage Grove, OR 97424-0061
    Phone: 541-942-9547