Archive for May, 2011

 

THE WHITE WONDER IS A LOW ACIT TOMATO THAT IS MILD AND SWEET. IT HAS A CREAM COLOR INSIDE AND OUT MAKING IT A UNIQUE TOMATO. THIS HEIRLOOM IS FEATURED REGULARYLY IN ALICE WATERS’ FAMOUS CHEZ PANISSE. IT IS A MUST IN ANY MULTICOLOR TOMATO MARINDADE (GARLIC, VINEGAR, OIL, PEPPER, AND HERB SEASONING). IT IS ALSO GOOD FOR ANYONE WORRIED ABOUT ACID AS IT IS VERY LOW IN ACID. GREAT FOR SANDWICHES, SALADS, SAUCES, AND SNACKS.

THIS IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE WORLD WAR II TANK BATTLE IN RUSSIA, BUT THIS IS A RARE AND UNEXPECTED FIND FOR HEIRLOOM TOMATOES. THIS IS A 100 YEAR OLD TOMATO FROM THE URALS NEAR THE CITY OF TOBOLSK, RUSSIA.  THIS IS A LIGHT YELLOW  TO ORANGE TOMATO THAT IS SWEET TO THE TASTE. IT HAS THE PERFECT BALANCE OF ACID FOR SUCH A SWEET TASTING TOMATO. THIS HEIRLOOM IS A GREAT ADDITON FOR SALADS SANWICHES, SAUCES, OR SNACKING.

THIS TOMATO IS NOT A SHOCKER. IT DOES IN FACT COME FROM THAILAND. IT HAS A LOVELY SHADE OF PINK AND IS OVAL IN SHAPE. IT IS SMALL IN SIZE, HOWEVER IT WILL SNAP YOU MOUTH’S SENSES WHEN YOU BITE INOT IT. IT WILL HAVE A SUDDEN BURST OF SWEET FLAVOR AND THEN A LITTE TART AT THE END. IT IS JUICY AND COULD BE COMPARED TO THE TASTE OF SOMETHING LIKE LEMONADE WITH ITS SWEET AND TART FLAVOR. IT IS GREAT FOR SALADS, SAUCES, PASTES, AND APPEITIZERS.

RENHART KRAFT FROM NEUKIKCHEN, GERMANY DISCOVERED THIS TOMATO. IT IS AN OVAL SHAPED TOMATO THAT IS DARK PINK IN COLOR. LIKE A PEACH IT HAS SOME FUZZ ON IT. HOWEVER IT IS SWEET AND MAKES A GREAT SNACK.

NO THIS IS NOT NAMED AFTER THE BETTE MILDER MOVIE. THE ROSE IS ANOTHER TOMATO THAT WE HERE AT DEEP COVE FARMS PLANT FOR THE LATE AUGUST CROP. IT IS A BEEFSTEAK TOMATO WITH A DEEP ROSE PINK COLOR AND A SOFT TO THE TOUCH SKIN. DR. GRACE KAISER, A DOCTOR IN NEW HOLLAND, PA., WAS GIVEN THE SEEDS BY HER AMISH PARENTS. IT IS A CROSS BETWEEN A BRANDYWINE AND A RUTGER TOMATO. IT IS MEATY AND HAS A GREAT TASTE. IT IS IDEAL FOR SANDWICHES, SALADS, SAUCES, AND OF COURSE SNACKS.

THE RED ZEBRA IS A NATURAL CROSS WITH A STARTLING UNIQUE LOOK. IT IS FIRE ENGINE RED AND HAS LIGHT YELLOW STRIPING. IT HAS A SWEET SOUR FLAVOR. THIS TOMATO WILL MAKE ANY SALAD LOOK ENTICING.

 

THE NAME WILL FOOL YOU. NO THIS IS NOT A POLISH JOKE BECAUSE IT DID NOT COME FROM POLAND. THIS MEDIUM SIZE LEAFY PLANT COMES FROM AUSTRUALIA AND WAS NAMED BY JOHN SMARZ.  IT IS A BICOLORED RED AND YELLOW. THIS IS A VERY MEATY TOMATO WITH LITTLE SEEDS. IT ALSO HAS A SWEET FLAVOR AND IS GREAT FOR SALADS AND SAUCES.

 

THE ORGANE PLUM IS ANOTHER OF THE MANY TOMATOES FROM RUSSIA. OF COURSE THE COLOR IS ORANGE, THOUGH THEY ARE ROUND LIKE A SMALL PLUM. THIS TOMATO HAS BEEN GAINING POPULARITY AT THE MARKET ON RIVA RD. IT HAS A SWEET BURST OF FLAVOR AT FIRST AND THAN ENDS WITH A SLIGHTLY TART TASTE. THIS TOMATO IS IDEAL FOR SALADS, SNACKS, AND SAUCES.

HEIRLOOM AUTHORITY, GARY IBSEN, OCCASSIONALLY RECEIVES SEEDS FROM FAMILIES THAT HAVE HAD THESE HEIRLOOMS BUT DO NOT REMEMBER THEIR NAMES. SUCH IS THE CASE OF THE JULIA CHILDS. IT IS A POTATO LEAF PLANT THAT PRODUCES A DEEP PINK TOMATO SIMILAR BUT NOT THE SAME AS THE BRANDYWINE PINK. IT WON THE UCCE MASTER GARDENERS’ ORANGE COUNTY MEET AS THE BEST TASTING HEIRLOOM. (THOUGH I AM SURE SOME WILL DISAGREE WITH THEIR FAVORITE) IT IS A JUICY TOMATO AND HAS A ROBUST FLAVOR. IT IS ON THE SWEET SIDE. IT IS USED FOR SANDWICHES, SALADS, SOUPS, SAUCES, AND OF COURSE SNACKING.

TRULY ONE OF THE MARKET’S FAVORITE.  THE ILDI CHERRY TOMATO IS SOMETIMES REFERED TO AS THE YELLOW GRAPE. IT IS A JUCIY AND SWEET TOMATO WITH A YELLOW OVAL APPEARANCE. SOMETIMES IT IS CONFUSED WITH THE YELLOW PEAR TOMATO. HOWEVER THE YELLOW PEAR IS NOT AS SWEET AND ALSO IS USED MORE FOR MAKING TOMATO PASTE. THE ILDI WILL BECOME A BRIGHT YELLOW AND IS IDEAL FOR SALADS OR JUST SNACKING. IT IS SORT OF LIKE A SUGAR FREE CANDY.