Heirloom and Rare

A. W. Livingston Tomato Introductions
Solanum lycopersicum formerly Lycopersicon esculentum )

Packets contain approximately 20 seeds unless otherwise noted.
Click on variety's picture or name below for more information and quantity pricing options (where available).

[Although we separate seeds during the harvest process, you may find small clumps of multiple seeds in your packet. Separate into individual seeds before planting.]

Please remember that maturity dates are from time of setting plants into the garden. Additionally these dates will vary from location to location and even from year to year. They are for rough planning purposes only.

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Buckeye State Tomato
Large, pink, oblate-shaped weighing up to 24 oz. fruit.
$2.75
Gulf State Market (Livingston's Strain) Tomato
Fruits reach up to twenty ounces and are nice and mild flavored.
$2.75
Livingston and the Tomato Book
A history of the modern tomato as written by the father of the tomato industry.
$18.95
Livingston's Beauty Tomato
Beautiful, pink, average four to eight ounces, smooth-skinned.
$2.75
Livingston's Dwarf Stone Tomato
Very prolific, compact plants with sparse foliage, smooth fruit.
$2.75
Livingston's Favorite Tomato
Smooth skinned, excellent flavor, 6-10 oz.
$2.75
Livingston's Globe Tomato
Productive, excellent flavored, pink fruit.
$2.75
Livingston's Gold Ball Tomato
Beautiful canary-yellow fruits about 1½ inches in diameter.
$2.75
Livingston's Golden Queen Tomato
Livingston's, "Queen of all the Yellows." Beautiful yellow with blossom-end blush.
$2.75
Livingston's Honor Bright Tomato
Unique yellowish foliage, cream colored flowers, medium sized fruit.
$2.75
Livingston's Ideal Tomato
Globe shaped fruits of medium size, bright scarlet, firm flesh.
$2.75
Livingston's Magnus Tomato
Large, pink, excellent flavor, firm flesh.
$2.75
Livingston's Main Crop Pink Tomato
Average about 6 ounces but can reach twenty.
$2.75
Livingston's Ohio Red Tomato
Elongated to flattened-globe shaped red fruits weighing 4-12 ounces.
$2.75
Livingston's Oxheart Tomato
Attractive shape, large size and excellent table qualities.
$2.75
Livingston's Paragon Tomato
The first perfectly uniform, smooth tomato ever introduced. 1870.
$2.75
Livingston's Perfection Tomato
Deep, bright-red sort of excellent quality.
$2.75
Livingston's Potato Leaf Tomato
The fruits are red and flattened-globe shaped and about 4 ounces.
$2.75
Livingston's Rosy Morn Tomato
A bright rosy pink variety.
$2.75
Livingston's Stone Tomato
Thick, smooth, solid, scarlet-red, 6-8 oz. fruit.
$2.75
Livingston's Yellow Oxheart Tomato
Oxheart-shaped fruits range from 8 oz. to over one pound.
$2.75
 
 
 
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A.W. Livingston's Famous Tomatoes
About Our A. W. Livingston  Tomato Collection:

Although we do very little self-promotion or calling attention to ourselves, the work that we do here at the Victory Seed Company is significant and we are proud of our accomplishments. This collection of A. W. Livingston tomato varieties is a perfect example of the seed variety preservation work that revenue from your orders supports.

After over two decades of searching, growing, and matching our field observations to original documentary evidence,  we are proud to offer the most complete, as well as the most accurate, collection of A. W. Livingston tomato varieties available anywhere, in perhaps seventy years.

A word of caution regarding opportunistic vendors . . . Just as they did in the time of A. W. Livingston, other seed sellers have purchased seed from us, grown out their own stock and are offering some of these varieties that we have worked hard to re-release. Please understand that the seed that they are offering has not been grown by us. We only offer our seeds direct to you, our gardening friends and supporters and never through third parties.

If you would like to grow out seed that is as close to what you could have purchased from old A. W., please consider ordering from us. Your purchases do directly support our continued seed variety preservation work. Without it, varieties like these would remain in obscurity or worse, lost forever.

For the rest of the story on how this all got started, please click here.
 
Informational Reources:
  1. "Seed Annual for 1933," The Livingston Seed Company
  2. "Livingston's True Blue Seeds," A. W. Livingston's Sons, 1896
  3. "Livingston and the Tomato," A. W. Livingston, 1893
  4. "Livingston's Seed Annual," The Livingston Seed Company, 1900
  5. Livingston Seed Company, "Seed Annual for 1918"
  6. The Livingston Seed Company, "1920 Seed Annual"
  7. The Livingston Seed Company, "1923 Seed Annual"
  8. The Livingston Seed Company, "1931 Seed Annual"
  9. The Livingston Seed Company, "1936 Seed Annual"
  10. Heritage Seed Curators Australia, "Lost Tomato Varieties" (organization dissolved in 2002)
  11. "The Vegetable Garden," Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1885
  12. The Livingston Seed Company, "1942 Wholesale Catalog"
  13. The Livingston Seed Company, "1933 Seed Annual"
  14. "Descriptions of Principle Types of American Varieties of Tomatoes," USDA, October, 1933.
  15. "An Early Work With Mendel's Law," American Breeder's Magazine, E. C. Green, Vol. 3 No. 2, 1912.
  16. "Tomato Varieties," by Gordon Morrison, Michigan State College A.E.S., Special Bulletin 290, April 1938
  17. "Livingston's Choice New Vegetables for 1897," A. W. Livingston and Sons.
  18. "A New Tomato, Livingston's Globe," The Livingston Seed Company, 1904.
  19. "1905 Annual of True Blue Seeds," The Livingston Seed Company.

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