Schaefer Greenhouses, Aurora IL Area Tomatoes and Heirloom Tomatoes

Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes-Aurora, Montgomery, Oswego, Yorkville, Naperville, Sugar Grove and North Aurora

Nothing tastes better than delicious, fresh picked-from-the-garden tomatoes! Schaefer’s is excited to partner with Burpee – a name that you know and trust, for many of our selections. Whether you are looking to plant Heirloom Tomatoes or Hybrids, we have lots of choices for you!  Beefsteak, Slicers, Paste, and small fruit varieties await your selection.  We bring you a complete line of tried and true vegetables and herbs.  You’ll find the best tasting veggies start right here at Schaefer’s.

**For canning and freezing, look for Determinate varieties. These slow, or stop growing when they begin producing, and the fruit ripens all at once. They are also bushy in form, making them good choices for growing in containers.


atlas tomato


Big yield, extra-large 12 oz fruit

Maturity: 65 days 


beef steak tomato


Meaty with fantastic flavor, 10-16 oz fruit

Maturity: 75-80 days

better boy

Better Boy

Popular, excellent flavor, 16 oz fruit

Maturity: 75 days

big beef tomato

Big Beef

Extra large,
10-12 oz fruit

Maturity: 73 days

big mama

Big Mama

Small – good for soups & sauces

Maturity: 80 days

burpee's big boy

Burpee Big Boy

8-9 oz large
and sweet fruit

Maturity: 78 days


Bush Champion II

9-12 oz,
delicious flavor

Maturity: 65 days



Large, glossy,
8″ fruit

Maturity: 72 days



Huge, solid, 1lb
fruit, extra delicious

Maturity: 77 days

brandy boy

Early Girl

Early bearing
4-5 oz fruit

Maturity: 59 days

fourth of july

Fourth of July

4 oz small fruit – early producing

Maturity: 49 days

fresh salsa

Fresh Salsa

4 oz meaty plum shaped fruit

Maturity: 65-75 days

Indigo Fireball Tomato

Indigo Fireball

1-1.5 oz pleasantly tart & slightly acidic fruit

Maturity: 75 days


Indigo Kumquat

Indigo Kumquat

Tangerine-orange, grape shaped fruit – sweet & well balanced flavor

Maturity: 75 days


Indigo Ruby

Indigo Ruby

 0.75-1 oz fruit in clusters of 4-6, sweet and flavorful

Maturity: 80 days


large red cherry

Large Red Cherry

1-1.25″ fruit in clusters of 5

Maturity: 72 days

roma tomato

La Roma

Great for canning, sauce or salsa

Maturity: 75 days


lemon boy tomato

Lemon Boy

7-8 oz, sunny yellow fruit

Maturity: 72 days

orange wellington

Orange Wellington

Orange and nearly seedless

Maturity: 75 days

orange wellington

Red Grape

Baby grape, super sweet

Maturity: 75 days

Shimmer Tomato


Gorgeous green/gold/burgundy 1.5 oz fruit

Maturity: 70 days

steak sandwich

Steak Sandwich Hybrid

10 oz large slicer fruit

Maturity: 70 days



Very sweet golden cherry

Maturity: 62 days

sweet 100

Sweet 100

Bears 100 plus small sweet tomatoes in long clusters

Maturity: 65 days

Heirloom Tomatoes

big rainbow tomato

Big Rainbow

Big beefsteak shape, mild and sweet 16-32 oz

Maturity: 85 days

cherokee purple

Cherokee Purple

A favorite colorful heirloom, 8-12 oz fruit

Maturity: 72 days

old german 2

Brandywine Red

Best tasting heirloom, 10-16 oz fruit

Maturity: 75-80 days

old german 2

Mortgage Lifter

Rich & meaty, 16-24 oz fruit, few seeds

Maturity: 80 days


Rutgers Select

Legendary 5 oz fruit for slicing and cooking

Maturity: 74 days

yellow pear

San Marzano

Best-known heirloom paste tomato

Maturity: 65-70 days

yellow pear

Yellow Pear

Bright yellow pear shaped and bite sized

Maturity: 75 days