The first variety is called Captain Lucky. I loved this variety and I will grow it every year. I got these seeds from Trudi at Wintersown.org, however it is available through some seed vendors. It is a green when ripe bicolor, medium-large beefsteak with a red bottom. Bred by Millard Murdock from a outcross between Lucky Cross and an unknown pollen parent. After several generations of selection, Millard has stabilized this wonderful line. The plants are Indeterminate with Potato Leaves.
A result of a natural cross with Brandywine Sudduth's and an unknown regular leaf parent in the garden of Ricky “B” of Murphreesboro, Tennessee. The plants are indeterminate with potato leaves and produce medium-large mahogany tomatoes. In May my plant was pretty much destroyed by the hail storm we had. There was just part of the stem and 1-2 leaves left. The members at my Tomato Forum told me to let it go because tomato plants are resilient. Sure enough a week later it was putting on new leaves and getting bigger. It was one of my most productive plants in my home garden and was very tasty. I received my seeds from a forum member, however you can purchase them at Marianna's Heirloom Seeds https://www.mariannasheirloomseeds.com/seed-catalog/tomato-seeds/create-heirlooms/big-cheef-f6-detail.html
Photo courtesy of Marianna's Heirloom Seeds
Not Purple Strawberry
This variety was created by crossing German Red Strawberry with Cherokee Purple hoping for a dark heart shaped tomato. For the most part the heart shape has not appeared for most hence the "Not" in the name. Plants are productive and the fruits are a deep rose-purple with deep olive green shoulders. The flavor is awesome. Again my seed source was from a forum member. They are available at Marianna's Heirloom Seeds.
I hope you enjoyed learning about my top 5 Favorite tomato varieties from my 2014 garden. Stop by next week to check out which variety I will be spotlighting in my Tomato Tuesday post. I have many more great varieities to share with you!