Heirloom Tomatoes | The Coeur d'Alene CoopGrown Your Own Taste of Summer with Heirloom Tomato Plants

The Coeur d’Alene Coop offers more than 20 varieties of heirloom tomato plants for sale.

We only sell heirloom varieties–in a rainbow of colors, shapes and sizes. What you won’t find are common “big-box store” types or hybrids. Our specialty is quality heirloom tomato plants.

All our heirloom plant starts are grown from open-pollinated, non-genetically modified seed (some of our seed stock is certified organic), in our garden in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We only sell varieties that grow well in our northern Idaho/eastern Washington climate.

For 2017, we’re offering 9 varieties of  the large heirloom tomato plants, 9 varieties of heirloom cherry-types, and 3 varieties of heirloom paste/salsa tomato plants.

We also offer a small assortment of heirloom vegetable starts, including cucumber, pepper (hot and sweet), summer squash, and tomatillo. For those who have small gardens or want to grow in containers, look for the words “Great for Container Gardening” next to the variety–these are perfectly suited to your small-space needs!

You won’t find “big box store” varieties here – we only offer heirloom tomato plants; healthy, tried and true plants that produce tomatoes bursting with flavor.

Ordering and Purchasing

Plants may be purchased in early May directly from our garden in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Please email us to confirm plant availability and garden times (candace@godwinmarketingcommunications.com).

We also sell heirloom tomato plants and early spring produce at the Wednesday and Saturday Kootenai County Farmers’ Market  from early May through the middle of June. We accept EBT payment at our Farmers’ Market booth.  Get planting tips here!

Heirloom Tomato Plants for Sale

Heirloom Tomatoes (Large & Medium Sized Fruit)


Oaxaca Zapotec (formerly known as Abuela)

Oaxaca Abuela | The Coeur d'Alene Coop

The “Mother” Zapotec tomato (formerly known as the Oaxaca Abuela).

80 Days. Our first crop grown in Idaho was a huge success. This year’s plants are grown from seed from last summer’s crop. The seed originated from Oaxaca, Mexico from the Casa Oaxaca Restaurant garden from a trip made in February 2016. With some research I discovered the real name of this tomato — the Zapotec. It is a very old variety and is grown at elevations between 4,000 and 8,000 feet. Strong plants with very meaty fruit, and just beautiful on the plate!



Cour Di Bue Heirloom Tomato Plant for Sale | The Coeur d'Alene CoopCoeur di Bue (Red)

80 days. This oxheart Italian heirloom has been a favorite in Italy for many years and a favorite in our garden too. Beautiful, large fruit have a delicious sweet taste, great for fresh eating or cooking. Large, vigorous vines.  Hard to find!




Striped Roman | The Coeur d'Alene CoopStriped Roman (Red Stripe)

70 – 80 days. This is a customer favorite! Stunning, unique and delicious. These long, pointed red fruit have wavy orange stripes. Meaty and flavorful, great for fresh eating or using in sauces.






Dester  (Pink) NEW for 2017!

75 days. Large pink beefsteak variety grows to 1 to 1.5 pounds! It’s sweet, juicy and a great slicer. Originating from Germany.




Black Krim (Red/Purple) NEW for 2017!

75 days. Dark red-purple fruit, rich sweet flavor. It’s very juicy. An heirloom from Russia with very unique looking, large fruit.




Black From Tula (Redish-Purple/Brown)

70 – 80 days. Another customer favorite! A rare Russian heirloom with unique, large 8 to 12 oz  fruits. A dark red-purple-brown tomato with a rich, deep purplish-brown color. Some say it’s the best tasting of all the dark tomatoes. Very rich, old-fashioned flavor, sweet and spicy.



Barred Boar Heirloom Tomato | The Coeur d'Alene CoopLarge Barred Boar (Pink/Brown Stripe) BACK for 2017!

65-75 days.  Big, beautiful and early!! Beefsteak fruit is pinkish-brown with metallic green stripes — juicy and sweet. Stocky plants are a bit smaller than other indeterminate varieties. We’ve grown these before and are bringing them back for 2017!






Dr. Wyche’s Yellow (Orange/Yellow) NEW for 2017!

80 days. Originally called “hot yellow” by Dr. Wyche, these very large tangerine colored fruits weigh in at around one pound each. The vines are very productive and heavy yielding. The fruits are low acid and have a tropical fruit flavor — a perfect slicing tomato!



Green Zebra | The Coeur d'Alene CoopGreen Zebra  (Green Stripe)

75 days.  Beautiful chartreuse with deep lime-green stripes. Flesh is bright green and very rich tasting, sweet with a sharp bite to it.  Medium size fruit.






Heirloom Cherry-Type Tomatoes


black cherryBlack Cherry (Purple)

65-75 days. Deep, rosy-purple little cherries are very uniform at 1-inch, sweet and juicy. Crack resistant fruit produced non-stop! Vigorous plant can get 5 feet tall, so staking is a must.




1610-tomato-white-cherryWhite Cherry (Pale Yellow)

70 days. Early and very productive pale yellow to ivory 1 ounce fruits. Sweet fruity flavor on vigorous vines.





Igleheart Cherry | The Coeur d'Alene CoopIgleheart  Cherry (Yellow) NEW for 2017!

70 -80 days.  Winner of 2015 Seed Savers Exchange Tomato Tasting. When the parents of James Igleheart of Indiana lived in Connecticut around 1960 they received these seeds from their Italian gardener.  Yellow cherry tomatoes with a sweet, rich flavor and moderate acidity. Indeterminate.



Isis Candy Heirloom Cherry Tomato |The Coeur d'Alene CoopIsis Candy (Striped)

70 days.  Determinate vine. Early and delightful! Round one-inch fruits may vary in shades and blush patterns of reds to yellows, usually with golden flesh. Typically carry an intriguing “cat’s eye” or star in yellow on the blossom end. The flavor is outstanding, sweet and fruity.



Mexico Midget Heirloom Cherry Tomato | The Coeur d'Alene CoopMexico Midget  (Red)

60-70 days. Hundreds of ½-¾” dark red cherry tomatoes on each plant. 2014 winner of the Seed Savers Exchange Tomato Tasting. Huge tomato flavor for such small fruits. Great for salads. Plants produce throughout the entire growing season.




Yellow Pear Heirloom Tomato | The Coeur d'Alene CoopYellow Pear (Yellow)

70-80 days. Everyone loves these!  Very sweet, 1 1/2” yellow, pear-shaped fruit great for eating fresh. Very productive plants will keep you in these yellow jewels all summer long!





Green Vernissage Tomato | The Coeur d'Alene CoopGreen Vernissage (Green) NEW!

This little green-striped jewel is loaded with sublime sweetness and taste. A perfect addition to salads, salsas and sauces. The small fruit have lovely light green flesh. Plants are quite productive over a long season.



Black Vernissage | The Coeur d'Alene CoopBlack Vernissage (Red Stripe) NEW!

Here is a lovely “black” tomato that is loaded with flavor as well as production. This 2 ounce, golfball sized cherry tomato is perfect for rich tasting sauces and salsa.



Minibel Heirloom Tomato | The Coeur d'Alene CoopMinibel (Red) Great for Container Gardening!

65 days.  Bite-sized fruits with BIG tomato flavor! Petite plants grow less than 2 feet in height and require no support. Loaded  with tasty little tomatoes. Excellent choice for containers, pots or hanging baskets; great producer and so cute!





Heirloom Paste/Salsa Tomatoes

Amos Coli  (Red)

80 days. Gorgeous plums are the epitome of what makes a tomato great for paste and sauces: large, smooth, meaty, with little core and very few seeds. They are very solid and fragrant, with a rich, well-balanced flavor. And they are superb for fresh eating as well. The plants are robust and very productive.



Martino's Roma | The Coeur d'Alene CoopMartino’s Roma (Red) Great for Container Gardening

70-80 days. Determinate.  Fantastic yields of richly flavorful plum-shaped tomatoes on compact plants that require very little staking. Dry fleshed, meaty 2 to 3 oz. fruits. Great for sauces, salsas and pastes.




Cream Sauage Heirloom Tomato | The Coeur d'Alene CoopCream Sausage (White)

70 – 75 days. Here is a stunning tomato, an elongated paste tomato that is creamy white to pale yellow in color, and sweet in flavor. Bushy plants are quite productive. One of our favorites for roasting and drying!