I have my first cut for the winter tomato variety trial. All of them were selected for

- exceptional flavor

- extra early to early maturing for the most part

- productive/loaded

- short plants suitable for containers, though there are some exceptions particularly extra productive cherries.

There are a handful of good candidates that are not included because I didn't get seeds for them

(maybe next year ).

For the trial, I'm planting some/all of them in shadier beds not normaly used for tomatoes this summer to see how well they fruit and maintain their earlier maturity and shorter stature characteristics. I plan on picking maybe 6-8 best out of these for next winter's indoor growing.

(The list is not easy to read this way, but if you are really interested, you should be able to copy and paste to a spreadsheet)

Winter Indoor Tomato Variety Candidates

VARIETY Maturity FR color FR size/type Vine/Fol DTM Loaded Early < 4ft

Beaverlodge Slicer *Early Red Saladette round DET 55 days TRUE TRUE TRUE

Belyi Naliv *Early Red Saladette round Dwarf IND 40" 55-60 days TRUE TRUE TRUE

Bloody Butcher *Early Red Saladette round RL IND 55 days TRUE TRUE FALSE

Coyote *early Light Yellow Small Cherry IND RL large prostrate 55-65 days. TRUE TRUE FALSE

Extreme bush *early Red Saladette-salad round Dwarf rugose 50 days TRUE TRUE TRUE

kootenai (dwarf) *Early Red saladette round-oblate Dwarf Rugose RL DET Med 45-60 days FALSE TRUE TRUE

Northern Lights *Early Bicolor yellow orange skin/yellow flesh with red blush-center Med-Lg Beefsteak IND 55-60 days FALSE TRUE FALSE

Sophie's Choice *Early Orange red skin/ red flesh Salad-Medium oblate Dwarf DET 18-24" 55 days FALSE TRUE TRUE

Sophie's Choice *Early Orange red skin/ red flesh Salad-Medium oblate Dwarf DET 55 days FALSE TRUE TRUE

Sweet n Neat *Early Red Cherry Dwarf DET trailing 12-14" 50 days TRUE TRUE TRUE

Bellstar Early Red Salad oblate jointless DET 65 days TRUE TRUE FALSE

Black Cherry Early Purple Cherry IND 65 days TRUE TRUE FALSE

Black Cherry Early Purple Cherry IND 65 days TRUE TRUE FALSE

Italian Red Cherry Early Red Cherry pointed DET 65 days FALSE TRUE TRUE

Matt's Folly Early Red Saladette-Salad IND 68 days TRUE TRUE FALSE

Native Sun Early Yellow Salad-Med oblate DET RL 50-65 days TRUE TRUE FALSE

Punta Banda Early Red Cherry Compact DET 65 days TRUE TRUE TRUE

Urbikany Early Red Saladette-salad round Short IND 36" 62 days TRUE TRUE TRUE

Yellow Bell Early Pale yellow with pink blush Medium Sausage IND 60 days TRUE TRUE FALSE

Yellow Bell Early Pale yellow with pink blush Medium Sausage IND 60 days TRUE TRUE FALSE

Zarnitsa Early Red Saladette SIND 60 days TRUE TRUE FALSE

Zarnitsa (dwarf strain) Early Red Saladette SIND 60 days TRUE TRUE FALSE

Bursztyn Early-Mid Amber-gold Saladette DET 60-70 days TRUE TRUE TRUE

Donomater F2 Early-mid Red with dark yellow shoulders Saladette round/oblate jointless DET/SDET rugose wispy, rugose RL 28-30" TRUE TRUE TRUE

Donomater F3 Early-mid Red Saladette round/oblate jointless DET/SDET rugose wispy, rugose RL 28-30" TRUE TRUE TRUE

Grub's Mystery Green Early-Mid Dark Yellow skin green flesh GWR Med-Lg beefsteak IND PL 4' TRUE FALSE TRUE

Lucky Leprechaun Early-Mid Red Saladette round Dwarf 24-28" DET RL rugose lt. green (1-2 gal) 65-75 days TRUE FALSE TRUE

Russo Sicilian Togetta Early-Mid Red Fluted salad thick skin DET/INDET RL 70-75 days TRUE FALSE FALSE

Sinister Minister F4 Early-Mid Mahogany with green shoulders Grape Cherry IND RL large 65-70 days TRUE FALSE FALSE

Sugar Plum F2 Early-mid Red Grape Cherry Ind RL 67 days TRUE TRUE FALSE

Sugar Plum F3 Early-mid Red Grape Cherry Ind RL 67 days TRUE TRUE FALSE

Tasmanian Chocolate Early-Mid Mahogany Med-Lg Beefsteak Dwarf IND RL 3-4ft 68 days TRUE TRUE TRUE

Tigerella Early-mid Red with orange stripes Saladette round IND 55-75 days TRUE TRUE TRUE

Victorian Dwarf Early-mid Red Salad oblate DWF PL 65 days TRUE TRUE TRUE

Cherokee Tiger Large Red Mid Red with orange stripes Medium Beefsteak Dwarf FALSE FALSE TRUE

Cream Sausage Mid Cream Medium Sausage DET 4ft 70-75 days TRUE FALSE TRUE

Earl's Green Cherry Mid Green Cherry IND 70 days TRUE FALSE FALSE

Jackass Yellow Mid Yellow Medium Oblate Dwarf rugose FALSE FALSE TRUE

Jaune Flamme Mid Yellow orange Saladette round elongated trusses of 8-12 IND RL 70 days TRUE FALSE TRUE

ManÃƒÂ¶ Mid Red Cherry-Saladette round Dwarf DET 18-24" 70-77 days TRUE FALSE TRUE

Monomahk's Hat Mid Deep pink Medium-Lg Oxheart Semi-DET 72+ days TRUE FALSE TRUE

Rosella Purple Mid Purple Medium Beefsteak Dwarf 3ft IND rugose RL 75 days TRUE FALSE TRUE

Snow White Mid Pale yellow/ivory Cherry IND RL large 70-75 days TRUE FALSE FALSE

Sweet Beverley Mid orange yellow Cherry Grape/pear TRUE FALSE TRUE