After much thought I finally picked out the 8 tomato varieties that I am growing this summer. Most are varieties that I grown before but I will be growing 3 new varieties.
This will be the first year that I grow this variety. It is an Italian heirloom brought to the US in 1987.
Another new variety for 2011. This is an heirloom tomato from Tennessee rumored to have come from the Cherokee.
An heirloom paste and canning tomato from Italy
I have grown these currant tomatoes each of the last 2 years. It is one of my favorite tomatoes, the plant sets hundreds of 1/4″ tomatoes that are very flavorful and great on salads. Here are some pictures from last year:
Another variety that I have grown before, very similar to the currant gold rush only red.
I have grown this green zebras each year that I have had a garden. Very flavorful green tomato, great for making fried green tomatoes
Grew velvet reds for the first time last year and it is my favorite cherry tomatoes. The foliage of the plant has a silvery dust which makes it very unique. Yields hundreds of 1″ cherry tomatoes.
A great heirloom tomato, 10-12 oz. bright red globe tomatoes.
I sowed the tomato seed about 2 weeks ago, I will have pics of the seedlings soon…