Trophy Tomato

SKU: 1183
$3.95 to $17.06

Item Details

Introduced in 1870 by Colonel George E. Waring, Jr., of Rhode Island. Sold for five dollars per packet (equivalent to eighty dollars today). Gardeners paid the exorbitant price hoping to win the $100 grand prize at the local fair. Sweet 5-7 ounce tomatoes are ideal for slicing.

  • 80 days from transplant
  • ±11,300 seeds/oz
  • Conventional
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • Round, red fruits grow to 5-7 ounces
  • Sweet flavor
  • Ideal for slicing

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Sauce
  • Roasting
  • Canning
  • Freezing

Store your tomatoes at room temperature. The flavor and texture of tomatoes suffer when the fruit is chilled.

Heirloom tomatoes are bred for their flavor and simple preparation best allows that intense flavor to shine through. Tomatoes can be sliced and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper or layer slices with basil and mozzarella for a Caprese salad.

Roasted tomatoes have a richer, concentrated flavor.

There are hundreds of salsa recipes to try and most are dramatically improved with the use of heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are also the main ingredient in Gazpacho, a cold soup that is perfect for summer.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.

  • Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
  • Germination: 7-14 Days
  • Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
  • Support: Cage, stake, or trellis

Ratings & Reviews

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Outperformed several other varieties in my garden..


Grew this variety last year along with several other heirloom varieties in North Hudson, WI as an experiment.
The Trophy far outperformed all the others in every way.
Very sturdy plant required less staking/support than the others. Set fruit the best, and flavor was superior. Also, we experienced a very wet late season with several heavy rains and the Trophy was less prone to splitting than the
larger fruit varieties. Will plant again this year and experiment with different techniques but think I’ve found the right one with the Trophy.

Top Trophy


Second year planting and did not disappoint. Winds knocked down some vines but they kept producing. This RI tomato has a permanent home in my RI garden!

Will grow every year


Wonderful flavor! Super producer here in central Massachusetts. Will grow year after year

Delicious, beefy-sweet tomato - Trophies all


First year planting from seed, 100% germination, transplant was easy, 100% success rate. Prolific producer of deliciously sweet tomatoes. Had to work to kill off the tomato hornworms, but this plant just keeps on producing - it is late SEP 2021 in Central NY and I am still plucking 'Trophies' every day. Sweet, 'beefsteak-like' tomatoes. Have saved seeds for next year.