October 2011 Archives

This year bought tomatoes from TomatoFest, because seedsavers.org don't send anymore tomatoes and peppers to Italy since last year.

To try some new varieties, I selected the "Gourmet" Tomato Seed Collection. This collection contains following:

  • Black Zebra Heirloom Tomato (2-inch round fruits with a red-mahogany color and dark stripes, a fantastic sweet/acid flavor)
  • Blondkopfchen Heirloom Tomato (German for 'little blond girl," 1/2-inch, sweet & tangy golden cherries)
  • Box Car Willie Heirloom Tomato A slightly flattened New Jersey variety by Joe Bratka's father. Produces 10 to 16-ounce, smooth, bright-red with an orange tinge. These excellent tasting tomatoes are very juicy and because they are so dependably tasty and abundant throughout the season, Box Car Willie is a staple in many home gardens. Good resistance to disease and cracking.
  • Brandywine OTV Heirloom Tomato (1-lb, bright red, slightly fluted on top, with beautiful flavor and texture)
  • Costoluto Genovese Heirloom Tomato Italian, heat-loving, heirloom tomato that has been enjoyed for many generations along the Mediterranean. Large, deep-red fruits have a singularly fluted profile, are deeply ridged, and heavily lobed. Meaty, full-flavored, slightly tart, and delicious. Because of its scalloped edges, perfect for use in an arrangement of different colored sliced tomatoes. Makes a rich and pungent pasta sauce.
  • Garden Peach Heirloom Tomato Small 2 oz. delicate and meaty fruit. Really does have a peach color outside. Hint of red inside. Very mild-sweet taste. Light fuzz on fruit and leaves. A very pretty novelty tomato.
  • Hillbilly Heirloom Tomato (old 1-2 lb., W. VA beefsteak, yellow with red streaks with lots of sweet flavors)
  • Julia Child Heirloom Tomato (Potato-leaf plant producing lots of 4-inch, deep-pink, lightly-fluted, beefsteak fruits with robust, tomatoey flavors)
  • Orange Strawberry Heirloom Tomato (3-inch, bright orange, oxheart with tropical fruity taste)
  • Paul Robeson Heirloom Tomato (Russian, 8-oz, dark purple, big, rich tomatoey taste)

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