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Ultra-Early Tomato Plants

Ultra-early Tomato Varieties

Looking to grow ultra-early tomato plants because you live in a short season, or are starting seeds late? Check out all of our ultra-early tomato seeds, perfect for getting early season tomatoes. 

Tomatoes are tender plants that are easily damaged by cold weather and frosts, so growing early tomatoes that start to ripen in less than 60 days makes for success. Some of these are some of the best heirloom tomatoes to grow, too! 


Short Season Tomatoes - Glacier Tomato

Ultra-early & delicious Glacier Tomato, shown above, has outstanding flavor and has higher-than-average yields of reddish-orange tomatoes that start to be ready to be pick in just 56-63 days! Bonus: in addition to being an ultra-early tomato plant, it's also more cold-tolerant than other varieties. Great for growing in the north or in the mountains. 

Short Season Tomatoes, the Isis Candy Tomato

For some delicious Ultra-early Tomatoes, try growing the Isis Candy Tomato. This open-pollinated heirloom tomato that produces candy-like 1-1/2" morsels  in just 67 days! Everyone's favorite to eat right in the garden!

Large Short Season Tomato: Berkeley Tie-Dye Tomato Seeds

Another one of our favorite ultra-early tomato varieties is the Berkeley Tie-Dye Tomato. This beefsteak has beautiful metallic green stripes and is surprisingly also a short season tomato! Don't miss growing this ultra-early heirloom tomato with sweet, rich, dark heirloom tomato flavor. Begin to harvest these tomatoes in just 65-75 days (compared to other beefsteaks which usually take around 80-90 days.)

Short Season Tomato: Black Prince from

The Black Prince Tomato is another ultra-early tomato plant, ripening in 70 days. Packed with nutrition and flavor, this fast-growing tomato is regarded as a true northern variety, and is more suited for cooler climates and short growing seasons. Great early-tomato for container gardens! 

Short Season Tomatoes: Chocolate Cherry Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Chocolate Cherry Tomato

Grow these Ultra-Early Cherry Tomato plants so you can start eating these candy-like morsels in just 65 days,  and they continue to produce well the entire season.  These irresistible Chocolate Cherry tomatoes pick easily from the stem and are very productive, tall plants. 

Short Season Tomato - Bush Early Girl Tomato Seeds

The hybrid Bush Early Girl Tomato is another great ultra-early tomato, harvesting in just 59 days! Compact, space-saving ultra-early tomato plants reliably produce abundant early yields. Extra-early and dependable tomatoes!

Short Season Tomato: Chef Tomato

Chef’s Choice F1 Orange Tomato
This early tomato is a hybrid derived from the popular heirloom Amana Orange which matures late in the season. Experience the amazing fla­vor of an orange heirloom tomato in only 75 days

Garden Peach Heirloom Tomatoes

Starting at 71 days, you can eat these delicious early tomatoes with their fuzzy skin – just like a peach! These early tomato plants produce mildly sweet 2-4 oz fruits that are fun to grow, and are fun to share!

Pineapple Heirloom Tomato

This isn't exactly an ultra-early tomato, as they say it takes 85 days to harvest, but we seem to get them earlier. The Pineapple tomato vines set fruit fairly early, and also ripen quickly. In mid-summer, they seemed to stop blooming, then they put on another flush of production in late summer/early fall (if the weather holds!). Lovely when sliced with great flavor.

Short Season Tomatoes - Fast Growing Tomatoes - Celebrity Tomato

Celebrity Tomato Seeds

Ultra-early tomato plants produce red, round, 8oz tomatoes on semi-determinate vines that grow to 3-4’. This dependable ultra-early hybrid variety produces tasty fruits in just 65 days. Great disease resistance plus they resist cracking.

Short Season Tomatoes - How to Grow

For Ultra-Early Tomatoes, Start Tomato Seeds Indoors!
If you grow in short growing seasons, it's good to start tomato seeds indoors about 4-6+ weeks before the last frost to get them growing before transplanting outdoors. You'd be surprised, but as they grow, transplanting them larger pots will help them continue to grow quickly – plants of the same age can be widely different in size if one tomato plant is kept in smaller pot and one is transplanted into a larger pot. Also, getting them into the ground once it's warmed up also helps kick-start their growing. Remove the bottom leaves, and bury the stems as deep as possible so they get a great root system (see all those bumps on the stem, those are roots waiting to happen!). You can also use hoop houses or water-walls to keep your tomatoes warm during late spring cold spells and heat up the soil so they grow faster.

Tired of getting so many green tomatoes every year?
Grow these ultra-early tomato plants above and you'll have more red tomatoes before the cold sets in come in the autumn. Check out our top favorite varieties of fast-growing short season tomato seeds, and find our fastest growing peppers »

Grow Short Season Tomatoes - avoid a ton of green tomatoes in the fall!

If winter arrives ultra-early and
you have to need to pick a lot of green tomatoes,
make Green Tomato Sauce

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