Welcome to Tomato Fest - Organic Heirloom Tomato Seeds

For the 2018 season we have more than 650 varieties of (CCOF) certified organic heirloom tomato seeds. Dagma Lacey and I have personally grown, and harvested all of our heirloom tomato seeds, by hand, to bring you the world's best-tasting heirloom tomato varieties. Providing the U.S. pure organic tomato seeds since 1991. No hybrids. No GMOs.

Organic Heirloom Tomato Seeds

From our garden to yours...
a cornucopia of delights...
A Tomato Fest.
"Every Seed A Possibility®"

Organically Grown Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Gary Ibsen

Largest Selection of Best Tasting Black Tomatoes Great Savings on our Top 10 Heirloom Tomato Varieties for 2015 Great Savings - 2 New Heirloom Tomato Collections - Favorite Canning and High-Altitude Collections

TomatoFest® is the Tomato Lovers Paradise!


Hi, I am Gary Ibsen the founder of TomatoFest®. Many gardeners call me "The TomatoMan". If you love tomatoes, and desire that garden fresh tomato taste, then you've come to the right place.

Over 30 years ago, a Portuguese farmer, who lived down the road, offered me an organically grown heirloom tomato, right from his garden. The pleasurable experience I had, as I bit into that sweet, ripe heirloom tomato, charted my heirloom tomato gardening journey!

I decided to expand my garden to include a variety of these heirloom tomatoes, because I wasn't likely to find them anywhere else. And, so began my magical journey of exploring the wonders of heirloom tomatoes!

What is an HEIRLOOM tomato? And why are they BETTER?

Over the following years, I collected seeds of the heirloom tomatoes that have been most revered for their outstanding flavor and favorite and rare tomato seed varieties from small family farms and growers, from around the world, in most growing regions. Through years of growing these old fashioned, heritage tomatoes, I've selected for you, my favorite heirloom tomato varieties based upon flavor, fruit abundance and adaptability. We grow our tomatoes on certified organic land (rich river-bed, sandy loam soil) and fertilize our plants with an abundant selection of organic minerals. We also water our plants with our own specially formulated organic compost tea.

Dagma, and I grow and harvest all our own tomato seeds to insure you only the BEST quality. You benefit from the meticulous selection practice we insist upon for our TomatoFest® organic seeds!

Unlike many other tomato seed suppliers, who may source their seed from independent contractors where quality is difficult to maintain, our family grows and harvests our own Certified Organic heirloom tomato seeds by hand, to ensure you the finest quality heirloom tomato seeds.

I maintain detailed notes about all plant and fruit growth characteristics and keep tasting notes from the field. (Yes, I taste tomatoes from every plant to insure it passes my tomato taste requirements.) I personally photograph all the tomatoes we grow, and research each variety's history, just so you will have the most complete information available about each heirloom tomato variety.

Our organic seeds are extracted from selected fruit by hand, and prepared through a natural fermentation process. Given good germination and growing conditions, TomatoFest® organic heirloom tomato seeds will produce excellent, delicious fruit for you. At harvest time they will provide you the opportunity to share the abundant pleasures of extraordinarily flavorful heirloom tomatoes with others! Take a look at some of our customer testimonials about our seeds.

We GUARANTEE our tomato seeds!
If you are not completely satisfied with our tomato seeds, please advise us for an immediate replacement.

I’ve been passionately growing heirloom tomatoes for more than 40 years, to recapture the wonderful tomato flavors that had been lost with the commercial distribution of thick-skinned, tasteless, ‘tennis ball’ tomatoes.

Since the 1980’s, I’ve been sharing my homegrown organic heirloom tomatoes with old and new friends, around Central California. It seemed that everywhere I traveled, I had heirloom tomatoes to share…with local shopkeepers, bank tellers, post office clerks, grocery store clerks…there was no one who wasn’t worth a friendly greeting and the gift of a prized homegrown tomato in season. I also started tomato gardening presentations for grade schools, and held workshops and talks for garden clubs and universities.

TomatoFest® heirloom tomatoes are preferred as the "best tasting" tomatoes by the many restaurants and chefs that we grow for.  Our organically grown heirloom tomatoes are not only bursting with flavor, they are also loaded with vital nutritional benefits, which we attribute to sunshine, good seed stock, and our practice of sustainable agriculture with management of our soil fertility and plant management. Unlike many growers, we harvest our heirloom tomatoes vine-ripe to ensure you the best flavors.

In 1990 I founded Gary Ibsen’s Carmel TomatoFest® in Carmel, California, to celebrate heirloom tomatoes with other gardeners, chefs, and the community-at-large, and to raise funds for children’s charities. The experience of Gary Ibsen’s Carmel TomatoFest®, has reached as many as 11 million households per year with news about heirloom tomatoes, through national television, radio, magazines, newspapers and the internet. This much media coverage about heirloom tomatoes over the years has helped support the current interest and demand for heirloom tomatoes. In 2008 I retired the Carmel TomatoFest event to focus more of my time on the farming of heirloom tomato seeds and our TomatoFest® Tomato Seed Donations Program.

I learned much from many other tomato experts and long-time tomato gardeners, like your. Most have become good gardening friends over the years, and over long distances. In 1994, I created the TomatoFest® web site as "The ultimate resource for heirloom tomato seeds" with information and photos about heirloom tomatoes and open pollinated tomatoes, with your interests and pleasure in mind.

Shop The TomatoFest® Store Now for more than 600 favorite and rare heirloom tomato varieties from around the world including tomato varieties I introduced for the first time as TomatoFest exclusives: Julia Child Heirloom Tomato

, Marianna's Peace Heirloom Tomato , Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red Tomato , Sunset's Red Horizon Heirloom Tomato , Heart of Compassion Heirloom Tomato , Homer Fike's Yellow Oxheart, Dagma's Perfection Tomato and Gary Ibsen's Gold Heirloom Tomato .

For those of you who prefer having an additional printed catalogue to review while away from the computer you may now download A Complete PDF Catalogue of All TomatoFest Heirloom Tomato Seeds. We wanted to offer the convenience of a paper catalogue, complete with photos and descriptions, to our customers. Please note that this catalogue contains all 600 varieties and when printed is 82 pages long. For pricing and ordering you will still need to go to our tomatofest.com store.

Yes! Now you too can grow beautiful, "best tasting" heirloom tomatoes.

See how easy it is to start your organic heirloom tomato seeds for many years of successful gardening. And with easy access to my favorite gardening supplies and tools and you're sure to find even more enjoyment and greater success with planting your heirloom tomato garden. (Gardening supplies such as, seed starting kits, temperature controlled heat mats, seed germination mix, season extenders like cold frames, greenhouses; also organic tomato fertilizers, space-saving composters and gardening tools.) Also, check out Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply for any items you may need that are not listed in our garden supplies store. It is a favorite destination of ours.

We Offer more than 600 varieties of Organic Heirloom Tomato Seeds, grown especially for you.

We ship our tomato seeds worldwide! We give FREE heirloom tomato seeds with every order to further enhance your tomato garden.

You will receive a FREE BONUS PACKET of favorite heirloom tomato seeds with every order placed…to plant, or to share with your gardening friends. Also included with every order is a FREE printed copy of “Seed Starting Information”.

We are your complete source of information about tomatoes and planting tomato seeds! Learn everything you need to successfully harvest an abundant crop of best-tasting heirloom tomatoes from our tips, instructions and articles: starting your tomato seeds, tomato planting instructions, growing your tomato plants organically, information about managing your tomato plant growth and trellising, information about common problems facing tomato gardeners, including information about tomato diseases and how to prevent and recover from them, and facts about pests commonly found to be a problem, and FAQ’s.

All this information, and you get the FINEST QUALITY Certified Organic Heirloom Tomato Seeds, Hand Grown & Harvested, Hand Counted & Packed at a LOWER COST than many other suppliers. ~ Our average price is $3 for a pack of 25 - 30 seeds. That's enough to plant now, share, and save for next year. (Note: Some other seed suppliers may appear to be lower priced by offering you a pack of 10 seeds for $2, or a pack of 20 seeds for $3.That's $6 and $4.50 respectfully for a pack of 30 seeds.) Our pricing is mostly reflective of availability and scarcity of seed. Rare and hard to find tomato seeds are generally more costly.

You’ve found the best online resource catalog for heirloom tomatoes at TomatoFest®!

I’m fully committed to you and your gardening success, and I’ll personally respond to your gardening or tomato questions via email.

Did you know the Good Health News!! about eating tomatoes?

Tomatoes are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and tomatoes are one of the best sources for Lycopene. Why is that important? Because Lycopene, nothing short of amazing, has proven to reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men, is a powerful inhibitor of breast and cervical cancer in women, reduces the risk of lung cancer, and heart disease. Lycopene was found to be the key anti-oxidant that guards against Age-Related Macular Degeneration, a condition that may cause blindness. So it won't be any surprise to find that all of us Tomato Lover's stand to live longer and healthier lives! Consider your tomato garden your best 'medicine cabinet'.

The perfect tomato gift for you…or one of your favorite tomato gardeners!

Don’t miss our very popular Heirloom Tomato Seed Collections which have been assembled with your special interests in mind. Short Season Collection, Cherry Tomato Collection, Tomato Sauce Collection, Giant Tomatoes Collection, Rainbow Collection, Gary’s Favorites Collection, Gourmet Collection, Patio Collection, Novelty Tomato Collection, and our Children's Collection.

To all of you…my many gardening friends who have supported our TomatoFest® website with your visits and business…Thank You. You have enabled our small heirloom tomato seed business to grow into being one of the most respected sources for organic heirloom tomato seeds around the world.

Your continued satisfaction with our seeds and our service is our highest priority.

From our garden to yours, a cornucopia of delights... a TomatoFest®!
Gary Ibsen


TomatoFest® is a registered trademark and cannot be used without permission of the owner. All copy and photographs on this website are copyright © 1991-2009 by TomatoFest®. All rights reserved.

We offer the following heirloom tomato seeds for sale at the TomatoFest Store.
All of our tomato seeds are certified organic by CCOF. We are proud members of the Organic Trade Association and
Co-op America helping create an environmentally sustainable society.

1884 Heirloom Tomato Seed, Abe Lincoln Heirloom Tomato, Ace 55 Tomato, Airyleaf Heirloom Tomato, Aker's Plum Heirloom Tomato, Aker's West Virginia, Alaska, Alicante Red, All Meat, Amana Orange Heirloom Tomato Seeds, Amber Colored, Amish Gold, Amish Paste, Amish Red, Amish Salad, Amy's Sugar Gem, Anahu, Ananas, Andes, Andrew Rahart's Jumbo Red, Angora Super Sweet, Anna Russian, Argentina, Arkansas Marvel, Arkansas Traveler, Armenian, Aunt Gertie's Gold, Aunt Ginny's Purple Tomato, Aunt Lucy's Italian Paste, Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomato, Aunt Ruby's Yellow Cherry, Aussie, Australia, Azoychka, Baller, Banana Legs, Baselbieter Roeteli, Basinga, Beach Boy, Beauty, Beefsteak Tomato, Believe It Or Not, Belii Naliv, Berwick German, Big Beef, Big Italian Plum, Big Orange Heirloom Tomato, Big Orange Stripe, Big Rainbow, Big Russian Roma, Big Tiger, Big White Pink Stripe, Big Yellow, Bisignano, Black Heirloom Tomato, Black CherryTomato Seeds, Black Crimson Heirloom Tomato, Black Ethopian Heirloom Tomato, Black from Tula Heirloom Tomato, Black Krim, Black Plum, Black Prince Tomato Seeds, Black Zebra Tomato Seeds, Block Run, Blocked, Blondkopfchen, Blue Fruit, Blue Ridge Mountain, Bobbie, Boondocks, Box Car Willie, Brandywine Heirloom Tomato Seeds, Brandywine - OTV, Brandywine - Purple Heirloom Tomato, Brandywine - Red, Brandywine - Suddath's Strain, Brandywine - Yellow (Platfoot), Brianna (Pink), Brimmer, Brown Flesh, Brown's Yellow Giant, Buckbee's Beefsteak, Buckbee's New 50 Day, Bulgarian Dix, Bulgarian Triumph, Bull's Heart, Burbank Slicing, Burraker's Favorite, Bush Beefsteak, Camp Joy, Candy's Old Yellow, Carbon, Carmello, Caro Rich, Carol Chyko's Big Paste, Caspian Pink, Cerise Orange, Ceylon, Chadwick Cherry Tomato Seeds, Chalk's Early Jewel, Champ, Chapman, Charlie Chaplin, Charlie's Green Heirloom Tomato, Cherokee Chocolate, Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato Seeds, Chianti Rose, Chinese, Chuck's Yellow, Church, Cindy's West Virginia, Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, Cluj Yellow Cherry, Connie's Cain, Copia, Cosmonaut Volkov Red, Costa Rica, Costoluto Genovese, Coyote, Crazy, Cream Sausage, Creole, Crimson Jack, Crnkovic Yugoslavian, Cuostralee, Dad's Barber Paste, Dad's Sunset, Dagma's Perfection Tomato Seeds, Debarao, Delicious, Dicoff's Yellow, Diener, Ding Wall Scotty, Dinner Plate, Disarsa, Dixie Golden Giant, Djena Lee's Golden Girl, Dona, Double Rich, Dr. Caroline, Dr. Lyle, Dr. Neal, Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Druzba, Dutchman, Earl of Edgecombe, Early Wonder, Early Annie, Early Girl, Early Yellow Stripe, Ed's Fat Plum, Egyptian, El Cid, Elbe, Elfin, Eleanor, Enormous Plum, Erica d'Australie, Esikos Botermo, Eva Purple Ball Tomato Seeds, Evergreen, Fantastic, Fargo, Faribo Goldheart, Favorite, Fence Row Cherry, Fireworks, Flamme Heilroom Tomato Seeds , Florida Pink Heirloom Tomato Seeds, Forme de Coeur, Full Flavored Paste, Fuzzy Bomb, Galina Grande, Galinas, Garden Peach, Gardener's Delight, Gary Ibsen's Gold Tomato Seeds , Georgia Streak, German Giant, German Gold, German Johnson, German Queen, German Red Strawberry Heirloom Tomato, German Striped Stuffer, Ghost Cherry, Giant 11, Giant Belgium, Giant Oxheart, Giant Paste, Giant Syrian, Glacier, Glasnost, Glory of Moldova, God Love, Gogoshari Striped, Gold Currant, Gold Dust, Gold Loup, Gold Medal, Gold Medal Yellow Tomato Seeds, Golden Beauty, Golden Grape, Golden Green, Golden Monarch, Golden Queen, Golden Sunray, Goliath, Good Old Fashioned Red Heirloom Tomato, Grandma Mary, Grandma Oliver's Green, Grandpa's Minnesota, Grape, Great White, Greek Domata, Green Gage, Green Giant, Green Grape, Green Pineapple, Green Sausage, Green Zebra Tomato Seeds, Gregori's Altai, Grosse Cotelee, Grosse Ronde, Grushovka, Halfmoon China, Hawaiian Currant Tomato Seeds, Hawaiian Pineapple Tomato Seeds , Hazel Gold, Hazel Mae, Healani, Heart of Compassion, Heidi, Heinz Tomato, Hess, Hezhou, Hillbilly, Hogs Heart, Holland, Homer Fike's Yellow Oxheart, Homestead 24, Honey, Hugh's, Hungarian Oval, Ildi, Iles Yellow Latvian, Imperial, Impulse, Indian Moon, Indian River, Indische Fleish, Isis Candy Cherry Tomato Seeds, Ispolin, Italian Giant, Italian Gold, Italian Heirloom, Italian Paste, Italian Purple, Italian Tree Tomato Seeds, Ivory Queen, Jade Pink Round, Jaffa, Jahmato, Japanese Black Trifele, Japanese Oxheart, Jaune Couer de Pigeon, Jaune Negib, Jeff Davis, Julia Child Tomato Seeds , Jumbo Roma, Kaki Coing, Kalman's Hungarian Pink, Kellogg's Breakfast Tomato Seeds, Kennington Big Red, Kentucky Beefsteak, Kewalo, Kornesevsije, La Carotina, Lahman Pink, Large Pink Bulgarian, Large Red Italian Long, Large Yellow Amish, Lemony (aka Limmony), Lennie & Gracie's Kentucky Heirloom, Lerica, Lerica Orange, Liberty Bell, Lida Ukrainian, Lillian's Yellow Heirloom, Lime Green Salad, Longkeeper, Long Season Peach, Louisiana Pink, Lucky Cross, Lutescent, Magnus, Malinowski, Mandarin Cross, Manitoba, Manyel, Marianna's Peace Heirloom Tomato, Marizol Bratka, Marizol Gold, Marizol Purple, Marizol Red, Marlowe Charleston, Marmande, Martian Giant, Martino's Roma, Marvel Stripe, Mexico, Middle Tennessee Low Acid, Mini Oxheart, Mirabell, Missouri Pink Love Apple, Mom's Paste, Moonglow, Mortgage lifter - Bi-Colored, Mortgage Lifter - Radiator Charlie's Heirloom Tomato , Mortgage Lifter - Red, Mortgage Lifter - Yellow, Moskovich, Mr. Brown, Mr. Hawkins, Mrs. Houseworth, MS-5 Cherry, Mule Team, Myona, Mystery Salad, Nebraska Wedding, Nepal, Neptune, New Big Dwarf, New Moon, New Round Paste, New Zealand Pink Pear, Nicholaevna Pink, Nicholayev Yellow Cherry, Northern Lights, Nyagous, Oaxacan Jewel, Old Brooks, Old German, Old Ivory Egg, Old Virginia, Old Wyandotte, Olena Ukrainian, Oleron Red Plum, Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Omar's Lebanese, Opalka, Optimus, Orange Banana, Orange Beefsteak, Orange Cherry, Orange Plum, Orange Roma, Orange Russian 117, Orange Strawberry Heirloom Tomato Seeds , Oregon Spring, Ox Heart, Ozark Pink, Painted Ukranian, Pale Perfect Purple, Pantano Romanesco, Paragon Livingston, Patti's Italian Paste, Paul Robeson Tomato Seeds, Peacevine Cherry, Peche Jaune, Peg's Round Orange, Peppermint, Peron Sprayless, Persimmon, Pineapple, Pink Cherokee Purple, Pink Lemon, Pink Monserrat, Pink Ping Pong, Pink Ponderosa, Pink Purple, Pink Russian 117, Pink Sweet, Pittman Valley Plum, Pixie Striped, Plum Lemon, Poland II, Polish Eckert, Polish Giant, Polish Pastle, Porter's Dark Cherry, Porter's Pride, Potato Leaf White, Power’s Heirloom, Principe Borghese, Pritchard, Pruden's Purple Tomato Seeds, Purple Calabash, Purple Prince, Purple Russian, Rasp Large Red, Red Butterheart, Red Georgia, Red King, Red Marbled Yellow Bell, Red Peach, Red Pear, Red Yellow Cap, Red Zebra, Regina's Yellow, Reif Red Heart, Reinhart's Goldkirsch, Reinhart's Tomate, Riesentraube, Riviera, Rocky, Roman Candle, Rosalie's Paste, Rose, Rose Quartz, Roughwood Golden Plum, Ruby Gold, Russian 117, Russian Big Roma Heirloom Tomato, Russian Lime, Russian Rose, Russo Sicilian Toggeta, Rutger's Improved, Ruth's Perfect, Saint Pierre, Sainte Lucie, San Francisco Fog Tomato Seeds , San Marzano, San Marzano Redorta, Sandul Moldovan, Santa Clara Canner, Sasha Altai, Schwarze Sarah, Sebastopol, Shenghaung Cherry, Serendipity Striped, Shirley Amish Red, Shirvey, Shriver Tomato, Siberian Red, Siletz, Sioux, Sisters, Slava, Snow White, Soldacki, Sophie's Choice, Southern Night, Sparks, Speckled Peach, Speckled Roman, Speckled Siberian, Spitze, St. Ivy, Stakebreaker, Stone, Storgul, Striped Cavern, Striped German, Stump O' The World, Stupice, Success, Sugary, Sun Cherry, Sun Master, Sunset's Red Horizon Tomato Seeds, Super, Super Marmande, Super San Marzano Tomato, Super Sioux, Super Snow White Tomato Seeds, Surprise, Sutton, Svetlana Red, Swander Cherry, Sweet Chelsea, Sweet Israeli, Sweet Orange Cherry, Sweet Orange Roma, Tadesse, Tangella, Taos, Tappy's Finest, Taps, Taxi, Tennessee Yellow Cherry, Thai Pink Egg, Thessaloniki, Texas Star, Texas Wild, Thai Pink, Tidwell German, Tiger Paw, Tigerella, Tlacolula Ribbed, Tobolsk Tomato Seeds, Tommy Toe, Tondino di Manduria, Tonnelet, Trip-L-Crop, Tropic, Truckers Favorite, Ukrainian Heart, Ukrainian Pear, Ultimate Giant, Valencia, Viktorina, Vintage Wine, West Virginia, White, White Beauty, White Bush, White Queen, White Rabbit, Wins All, Wisconsin 55, Wisconsin Red, Wolford's Wonder, Wonder Light, Yasha Yugoslavian, Yellow Beefsteak, Yellow Brimmer, Yellow Cherry, Yellow Gooseberry, Yellow Marble, Yellow Pear, Yellow Perfection Heirloom Tomato, Yellow Ping Pong, Yellow River, Yellow Ruffled, Yellow Russian, Yellow Stone, Zapotec Pleated, Zarnitza, Zhefen, Zhefen Short, Zhezha, Zogola

For more information on the tomato varieties listed above go to the TomatoFest Store.

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