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May 6, 2009 05:16 PM

Cape Cod- Variety of Tomato Plants

We are not getting our act together to start tomato seeds this year. So I am looking for a good variety of tomato plants. I am especially interested in plum/paste and sauce tomatoes also varieties like Dona or Carmello. Any good nurseries in your neighborhood? TIA.

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  1. Verril Farm in Concord usually has a good selection of single heirlooms. Last year I got heirloom 6 packs at Teddy Bear Farms in Auburn, Ma.

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    1. re: trufflehound

      Thanks for the suggestion but Concord is just too far for me this year. One day I will get there though.

    2. Hi, great suggestion for you. Matt's organics on Upper County Road in Dennis - across from Hart's Farm Nursery. You won't be disappointed. He has a huge variety of tomato plants.
      Have fun!

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      1. re: donahrens

        Thanks, I will check it out this weekend.

        1. re: AGM_Cape_Cod

          Wish Hart Farm would get their produce and bread in again. Tired of Stop and Shop. Wish we had a whole foods down here. Is Matt already open?

      2. I went to Matt's today and bought tomato, pepper, eggplant and tomatillo plants. All looked very healthy and each variety was labeled completely! A lot of choices, I ended up with 3 heirloom tomatoes and two hybrid and a paste which I am not sure about. Thanks for the recommendation.

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        1. re: AGM_Cape_Cod

          I want to add my thanks to donahrens for recommending Matt's. We just spent a few days on the Cape and stopped there on our way back to RI. The guy started this as a retirement hobby and now has an awesome variety of beautiful plants at reasonable prices.

          1. re: Joltingjoey

            In case anyone is still looking for heirloom tomato plants, there was a terrific selection at the Orleans Farmer's Market yesterday from both Matt's Organic and Bon Terra Nursery. Bon Terra had the largest variety and provided great information.

            1. re: jillian

              We were at the Orleans Farmer's Market too and agree with Jillian. For those who can't make it as far as Orleans, Matt's Organic location in Dennis has amazing descriptions for each plant. Also on Route 6A on Saturday morning Kelly's Farm was selling heirloom tomato plants as well. I have bought a variety of plants and can't wait to see what I get out of the garden this year. If only it would stop raining on and before the weekend so I can get some stuff planted!