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Nonna’s Prize Tomato

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday. It’s 2010, and a new year of gardening is before us. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to get back into my garden!

Last summer, I had the chance to grow some new tomato varieties. I officially have a new favorite tomato: Nonna’s Prize (VFF). It’s a new Gurney’s Choice tomato seed variety that we are introducing in our spring 2010 (request your copy of our new catalog here!).

Take my word for it; this is the richest-flavored tomato you will ever grow! It resembles an heirloom tomato in looks, but grows like hybrid, which is something I’ve personally always looked for in a tomato seed.

I think what I like most about this new tomato variety, aside from the taste, is the color and shape. It has the distinct, ribbed teardrop shape of a traditional Italian heirloom type, but it yields as well as our finest hybrids. It has a meaty texture and a tangy flavor, which is simply perfect for sauces and fresh eating. And did I mention they are highly disease resistant, and won’t crack or scar like many heirlooms? Simply put, if you love growing tomatoes like me, you’ll love growing Nonna’s Prize!


3 comments to Nonna’s Prize Tomato

  • Emily

    We just purchased this variety for our garden this year and we can’t wait to try it out. If it’s anything like the description, we’re in for a real treat!

  • Sonja

    Is this variety no longer available? It out-performed everything in my garden except for the lemon boy tomatoes.

    • Sonja,
      We’re happy you had such great success with Nonna’s Prize. This was a very unique tomato and currently we do not have anything in Gurney’s that would be comparable. However, Garden’s Alive ( is carrying Nonna’s Prize. Enjoy and happy gardening!

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