Archive for the ‘Heirloom Tomatoes’ Category

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.

An American Heirloom that has a orange color with a hint of neon in it. It has a great texture and is a must for the tomato salad. It is rich and fruity in taste and is big enough to be a slicer. You can be creative with it in the kitchen as they have an excellent flavor.

Here we go again. No this tomato is not from Europe but rather Ohio. It is another Pink tomato that actually is very sweet. It can grow up rather large and is very similar to the Brandywine Pink but more cosmetically perfect. It is good for sandwiches, salads, and canning.

Ha, ha. Fooled you again. This tomato is another one from Russia. It’s shape is along the line of a Bartlett Pear. It is purplish-black in color. This is known for its rich smoky flavor. It is not known for the sweeter black tomatoes like Cherokee and Carbon. It will be a little more meatier than the Black Prince which will make it good for sandwiches and salads. Its flavor will not disappoint.

 

THESE RED CHERRY TOMATOES ARE BECOMING VERY POPULAR. THEY ARE ALSO KNOWN AS SUGAR LUMPS BECAUSE OF THEIR SWEET FLAVOR. THUS, THESE LITTLE DARLINGS ARE GOOD FOR SALADS AND SNACKS.

 

THIS PALE YELLOW WITH LIGHT RED STRIPPING HEIRLOOM WAS INTRODUCED IN 2004. GARY IBSEN AND NOW WIFE DAGMA LACEY INTRODUCED IT. GEE, I WONDER WHERE THE NAME CAME FROM HAHA. THIS FRUIT IS SAID TO HAVE A TROPICAL FRUIT TASTE WITH A HINT OF LIME. IT IS TARTER THAN MOST SO AN ADDITION TO SALADS IS A GREAT WAY TO ENJOY THIS TOMATO.

 

THE INDIAN STRIPE IS PROBABLY A STRAIN OF CHEROKEE PURPLE. IT WAS NAMED BY CAROLYN MALE OF NY WHO GOT THE SEEDS FROM SOMEONE IN TEXAS. THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS AND THE CHEROKEE PURPLE IS THE SOMETIMES STRIPING WHICH IS MORE NOTICEABLE WHEN IT IS GROWING. IN ADDITION, THIS IS A LITTLE LIGHTER AND NOT AS BIG AS THE CHEROKEE PURPLE. ANOTHER THING IS THAT IT IS A GOOD COOL WEATHER TOMATO, WHICH MEANS YOU WILL NOT SEE THIS TOMATO UNTIL LATE AUGUST. LIKE THE CHEROKEE, IT IS SO GOOD FOR SAUCES, SANDWICHES, SALADS, AND SNACKING.

 

THE ONLY THING THE TITLE MIGHT HAVE IS THAT THE TOMATO IS CLOSE TO WHITE. IT IS A PALE PEACH COLOR WITH PINK BLUSHES. THE YIELD OF THIS PLANT IS SUPPOSED TO BE LOW SO WHEN THEY ARE OUT GET THEM. IT HAS A TROPICAL FLAVOR WITH A HINT OF MELON IN IT. IT IS ONE OF THOSE SWEET THAN TART TOMATOES.