(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) This crop, native to the Americas, has become the most popular garden crop over the last 200 years. We offer an amazing selection of many of the finest old varieties in lots of delicious colors! A few heirloom varieties have plants that don't get quite so large. Called "determinate" varieties, these get to a certain size and then set all their fruit more or less at once. Determinates may be a better choice where tomatoes are grown in a very small garden, or in containers. All varieties are believed to be 'indeterminate' (long vines), unless specified 'determinate' (short vines). The best tasting varieties tend to be indeterminate, as most of ours are unless otherwise noted.Start seeds indoors in small pots or cell packs. Germination temperature is 80 degrees. Do not alow the plants to get root bound in the pots. Start your seeds 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Transplant into large pots or garden after last frost date. Plants should be 2 ½ -3 feet apart.