Archive for the ‘Heirloom Tomatoes’ Category

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.

 

THIS IS A GOLDEN ORANGE BEEFSTEAK TOMATO. IT IS UGLY AND HAS A KNOBBY LOOK ON ONE SIDE AND LOOKS ABUSED.  IT HAS THCK WALLS AND IS MEATY.  SOME SAY IT HAS A LUSICOUS, VERY RICH SWEET PINEAPPLE FLAVOR. OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO BE THE JUDGE ON THAT ONE. ANOTHER REVIEW CLAIMS THAT YOU MUST ADD SALT TO GET  THIS FLAVOR.  THUS THIS TOMATO WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT ADDITION TO SALADS, SANDWICHES, AND SAUCES. ALSO LIKE MOST HEIRLOOMS IT IS JUST GREAT TO SNACK ON/.

THE GREEN ZEBRA WAS DEVELOPED IN 1985 BY BREEDER TOM WAGNER. THIS UNUSUAL AND EXQUISITE GREEN TOMATO WAS CHOSEN BY ALICE WATERS’ CHEZ PANIS RESTURANT IN BERKLEY, CA. FOR ITS TASTE. IT IS EMERALD GREEN WITH A GOLDEN YELLOW STRIPS. IT HAS A LEMON LIME FLAVOR. THIS ZEBRA IS IDEAL TO SPARK UP ANY SALAD.

THE GREEN GRAPE IS AN OLD FASHION TOMATO DEVELOPED BY THE TATER MATER SEED COMPANY. IT CAME ABOUT BY CROSSING THE YELLOW PEAR WITH EVERGREEN. THIS PLANT BEARS CLUSTERS THAT RESMEBLE MUSCAT GRAPES. IT IS YELLOW GREEN ON THE OUTSIDE AND A TRANSULENT PALE GEEN ON THE INSIDE. THIS TOMATO HAS BECOME POPULAR IN RESTURANTS BECAUSE OF ITS UNIQUE ATTRACTIVENESS AND THE GREAT SWEET FLAVOR. IDEAL FOR SALADS BUT ALSO SOME SNACKS WITH CHEESE CAN BE MADE WITH THIS TOMATO.

 

THE GHOST CHERRY IS A LITTLE BIT BIGGER THAN THE REGULAR CHERRY TOMATOES. IT HAS A DULL YELLOW FUZZY IRVORY FINISH. AT TIMES IT IS ALMOST TRANSLUCENT. IT IS VERY DELICATE BUT IT IS VERY SWEET ADN DELICOUS. IT IS IDEAL TO ZEST UP ANY SALADS OR JUST EATING BY ITSELF.

 

WE GROW THIS DIFFERENT TOMATO FOR TWO REASONS. FIRST AND FOREMOST IT AS A SWEET TASTE. SECOND, IT IS A PEACH COLOR WITH A HINT OF RED INSIDE. IT HAS A DELICATE FLAVOR AS A WHITE TOMATO SHOULD AND ALSO IS LOW IN ACID. THE SWEET FLAVOR MAKES IT GOOD FOR A SNACK. HOWEVER THIS DOES HAVE A FUZZ ON IT SO IN THE SALADS IT IS A NO=NO. IT IS TRULY SOMETHING TO BRING HOME AND SHOW YOUR FRIENDS THAT IT IS A TOMATO.