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- Solanum lycopersicum - Tomatoes are among the most biodiverse of vegetables, among them exist a dazzling array of colours, shapes, sizes and flavours. We're growing and maintaining over 100 varieties in our collection, take a look:

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Cherry Tomatoes
Heirloom Slicer Tomatoes - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Mid-Size Tomatoes
Heirloom Beefsteak Tomatoes - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Beefsteak Tomatoes
Heirloom Paste Tomatoes - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Paste Tomatoes
Saladette Tomatoes - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Small Slicers and
Saladette Tomatoes
Growing: Here in Nova Scotia, I like to start my tomato seeds early April, either in a heated greenhouse or inside under grow lights. Tomatoes are heat loving plants, and I’ve always found the key to healthy seedlings is getting them enough light and enough warmth. We’re lucky to have a greenhouse with both those things in abundance.

Transplant outside after the risk of frost, late May or early June is usually a good time around here. I find planting them outside too early won’t gain much, as they don’t really take off until warm weather arrives anyway.

Tomatoes are hungry plants, so put extra care into amending their soil with lots of compost. I’ve gotten into the habit of saving my eggshells, which at planting time I crush up and mix into the planting hole. The calcium helps prevent blossom end rot, especially among paste tomatoes.

For more detailed growing info (and seed saving info!), check out our
Growing Guide
.