'Cherokee Purple,' 'Jaune Flamme,' 'Amish Paste,' 'Orange Oxheart'—the names alone conjure up unusual shapes, colors, and tastes, and we want to grow them all. We accept that their fruits may not be uniform and picture perfect and that their skins may be too thin to ship across country for mass marketing. Most heirlooms have a story behind them, which is fun to discover and adds to their charm. There are many reasons their seeds have been saved and passed down by gardeners for generations. Have fun choosing from our list, and discover your own favorites.