Brad Gates is known in the California
Bay area as “the tomato guy.” He has
always loved the outdoors and plants.
After working Saturdays for a summer
selling at farmers markets for a friend,
he became fascinated with the farmers
market scene and began growing “those
weird non-red tomatoes.” His first year,
he grew 500 tomato plants, and the next
year 1000. Now 14 years later, he owns a
farm and wholesale business that supplies
tomatoes to Bay Area restaurants and
businesses. He also hosts a series of Farm
to Table events in mid to late August as
the tomatoes ripen on his farm each year.
Brad is proprietor of Wild Boar Farms
near Napa, California, where he offers
some of the most outrageous tomatoes
available on the planet. Using heirloom
genetics and mutations as a foundation,
creating new varieties kept him interested.
He enjoyed creating tomatoes with new
flavors, new colors, and new shapes with
a goal to create the most amazing tomato
varieties there are. His main focus is on
bi-color and striped varieties with extreme
flavor and fascinating looks.
We are quite delighted to offer several
of Brad Gates’ most excellent varieties. All varieties are believed to be 'indeterminate' (long vines), unless specified 'determinate' (short vines).
75 days. Here’s a small cherry variety from Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms....
65-75 days. Compact plants produce beautiful 8-12 ounce fruit with a very...
This 6-10 ounce beefsteak is red with gold stripes and has very meaty flesh...
80 days. This recent Brad Gates introduction was selected from a cross...
75 days. Immature fruits show deep purple, almost black coloration, which...
65-70 days. This regular leaf tomato grows fairly stocky and not as tall...
80 days. Incredibly beautiful cherry type in purple and yellow. Long clusters...
75-85 days. While most "yellow" tomatoes are actually orange, this is...
80 days. This great “Blue” tomato comes from renowned
75 days. Bred at Wild Boar Farms, and named for the famous author and activist...
80 days. This 4 ounce gem is pinkish-wine colored with metallic green stripes....
This 2-4 ounce tomato is rose pink with gold colored stripes. It is not...
70-75 days. A mid-season tomato that is a top notch performer in the looks,...