Heirloom Tomato Variety Trials

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2001: $2,600.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,355.00
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts


  • Vegetables: tomatoes


  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Heirloom tomatoes have market appeal, but vary in their yields and consistency of appearance. To explore which ones have promise, the farmer will grow different varieties on two farms and in a greenhouse. Culling standards will be developed and evaluated, and a tasting event for the general public will be used to rate the different varieties for flavor.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.