Heirloom Organic Tiffen Mennonite Tomato Seeds (8)
Solanum lycopersicum. Pink. 80 days. Indet. Potato Leaf.
Big, pink, 12-16 oz beefsteak fruit are somewhat variable in shape – many with a rather ribbed appearance while some are a more flattened globe shape. We find it to be earlier to mature and heavier yielding than the ubiquitous Brandywine and recommend growing Tiffen Mennonite instead. The thing that really makes it a winner is that it sweetens up so much better in our climate. If you like big, richly sweet heirlooms, this one is for you. Has even won a few tomato taste-offs here in Oregon (we are not making this part up)! Heirloom variety from the Mennonites of Wisconsin. First introduced to Seed Savers Exchange in 1985 by Thane H. Earle of Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Tiffen Mennonite Slicing Tomato - Organic
(86 days) Open-pollinated. Indeterminate. This heirloom from Mennonites in Wisconsin was first introduced to the Seed Savers Exchange by Thane H. Earle of Whitewater, WI. Tiffen has many similarities to the more famous Brandywine—potato-leaf foliage, pink skin, and rich old-fashioned tomato taste that has twice drawn raves at staff tastings. The large rough oblate beefsteak fruits (avg 13 oz) are a tad bigger and later than Brandywine. For a superb sandwich tomato or a fresh garden snack Tiffen is hard to top