Orders are now CLOSED for 2023
Our heirloom tomato plants are grown to order. To ensure you don’t miss out on these beautiful varieties for your garden, orders must be received by 1st September. Plants will be ready for delivery and/or pick up from the 12th of October.
The price for any variety is $5.00/ea. (in 1.25 litre pots).
We offer free delivery to our local towns (Waipukurau, Waipawa, Otane, Ongaonga & Tikokino) between October 16-18th, 2023. Please read more about our shipping and pickup options in our FAQ.
You can view the Tomato Catalogue Here.
We do not mail our plants, so please do not place an order unless you live in the towns above or are willing to come pick up from our nursery at Ongaonga.
There is nothing like eating your own sun ripened tomatoes picked fresh from the vine. For about twenty years now we have been growing tomatoes in Central Hawke’s Bay, where unlike our northern Hawke’s Bay cousins, often experience frosts as late as November. To get the best from our plants we sow indoors in August and pot into 1.25 litre pots so that plants have plenty of room for growth before planting outdoors once frosts have finished (for us this is late November).
We prefer to grow Heirloom varieties which we believe have the best flavour, thrive outdoors and don’t have the thick skins of many store-bought varieties.
For best flavour and healthy plants, we recommend planting out in your gardens in warm, sheltered and well composted soil. Water regularly at the base of plants (we drip irrigate) and feed with comfrey, worm wee and/or seaweed teas. All of our plants except ‘Minibell’ and “Russian red” will need staking.