Archive for June, 2013
Bred by Al Anderson of Ohio, this tomato might be the hit of the new ones for this year. It is mahogany in color with olive green striping (sort of like the stripes on our black zebra) This is medium to large tomato with rich, sweet earthy flavor. It is great for your sandwich and salads.
Antonio Neves believes in the old adage.” If first you do not succeed stry try again.” Well Antonio did just that when he kept selective breeding of seeds to create his Neves Azorean. It is a large Deep red tomato that just might be the ultimate sandwich tomato. Antonio immigrated to the Boston area from the Azores and brought this complex flavored tomato with him.
The Marglobe tomato will bring back thoughts of yesteryear. It was released for sale by the US Department of Agriculture in 1925. It is a red tomato so you acid freaks should love this one. It is smooth and firm but more important very tasty. This medium size tomato is good for canning, salad, and sauces.
This beefsteak came across the Atlantic from the Vojvod area of Yugoslavia. It has a full favor and is juicy. It falls in the category of pin beefsteaks. This one is great for your summer salads or better yet a big thick slice for that sandwich.
I KNOW I AM A LITTLE LATE BUT THE COLD WEATHER GOT US OFF TO A LATE START THIS YEAR. ALL OF THE SUMMER CROPS ARE NOW PLANTING AND WAITING FOR MOTHER NATURE TO TURN UP THE HEAT, ESPECIALLY FOR THE TOMATOES. LAST YEAR MANY OF YOU WERE ASKING FOR MORE ACIDIC TOMATOES AND RED SO WE ARE TRYING 4 NEW VARIETIES TO SEE HOW YOU LIKE THEM. ONE IS CmKOVIC YUGOSLAVIA. yES IS IT FROM YUGOSLAVIA. ANOTHER IS FROM THE AZORES CALLED NEVES AZROEAN PLUS THE GOOD OLD MARGLOBE THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOREVER. ONE SPECIAL ONE IS THE CHOCOLATE STRIPE WHICH IS RED WITH GREEN BLACK STRIPE. I GUESS YOU COULD CALL IT A BIG OLD ZEBRA.