Tomatoes! (part one)

I have been working on getting my tomato babies potted up and in to trays. I planted around 25 varieties of heirloom type tomatoes this year – it was so hard to narrow down my list to just these, but I am still a bit limited on space since my greenhouse is only 8 feet by 12 feet and beyond that I have to become a little “inventive” in finding room for things, haha. I think the varieties I have chosen offer a lot of great choices though, and since I know many of their names aren’t really familiar I thought I would post a little more information about each of them!

The following are the first six of the twenty-something varieties that I planted, so there will be more to come!

Pantano Romanesco

A beautiful red heirloom tomato from Italy with deep, rich tomato flavor. Wonderful slicer and great for sauces pastes and drying, this rare stunner will produce tons of flavorful tomatoes on large vines. Indeterminate.

Aunt Ruby’s German Green

A gorgeous green heirloom beefsteak with an outstanding spicy sweet flavor. The flesh is a pretty chartreuse and they are very meaty. From everything I read, these are really tasty tomatoes! Here is a link to a video review that I thought was helpful!

Tappy’s Heritage

This one has smooth, large red, globe-shaped fruit with good disease resistance, great yields, perfect shape, and wonderful flavor. It’s superb for market growers.

Green Doctors

This is a delicious cherry tomato variety that is sweet with just the right amount of tart. A beautiful lime green tomato with kiwi green flesh, the large vines will produce tons of these awesome little snackers all summer long! Here is a link to a video with more information about just how delectable this little tomato is!

Pink Boar

Gorgeous wine colored fruit with metallic green stripes, pink boar is a little smaller tomato that really packs a punch of delicious flavor. It is a great producer and will give you tons of tomatoes throughout the season. From what I read it is a delicious variety for a simple summer caprese!

Green Zebra

Great for salads or salsas, green zebras are a beautiful newer variety that has been deemed an “heirloom by descent”. It is a medium sized tomato that is chartreuse with deep lime-green stripes. It is a good producer and has a rich, sweet flavor with just the right amount of bite. Here is a link to a video that gives a great description.

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