Tomatoes

Tomato Information and Tips

We all may pronounce these delicious fruits differently but however you pronounce it, they enrich our tables or our health.  Keep tomatoes at room temperature.  Do not refrigerate, as it will make the tomatoes mealy and flavorless.  Cut tomatoes and mix with balsamic dressing or slice tomatoes and serve with fresh mozzarella.

Cherokee PurpleCherokee Purple-An heirloom tomato.  Cherokee Purple seeds, originating from Tennessee, are thought to have been passed down from Native Americans of the Cherokee tribe. This heirloom tomato variety consistently ranks very high in taste tests. Slice Cherokee Purple tomato for rich, dark color and unmatched sweet, rich taste on sandwiches or in salads. The tomato is a beautiful dusky pink with a deep, rich-red interior.

Early Girl Tomato produces bright red, meaty tomatoes Early Girlwith incredible flavor and aroma earlier than other varieties. Its globe-shaped fruit is perfect for slicing on sandwiches and for salads.  When gardeners talk about the “first” tomatoes, Early Girl is always there. This may be the most all-round popular hybrid to satisfy that itch for the first fresh tomato of the season. Use them for slicing on a place, into a salad, or on a sandwich.

Golden Nugget tomatoesGolden Nugget Tomato – A lovely early cherry tomato, Gold Nugget’s bright yellow, ping-pong ball sized fruit grows prolifically in clusters. It’s vines continue to produce in high nighttime temperatures making it a good selection for hot climates.

 

Juliet Tomatoes-Slightly larger than the well-known Santa Juliet Tomatoesgrape tomato, Juliet bears delicious, sweet fruit on indeterminate vines. Some gardeners refer to it as a mini Roma because of the shape. The wonderfully sweet fruit are crack resistant and remain in good condition on the vine longer than most cherry tomatoes. The fruit are as soft and juicy as cherry tomatoes, they hold up well in salads, even leftovers, and they have a longer shelf life.

Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes-Exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes leave Sun Goldcustomers begging for more. Vigorous plants start yielding early and bear right through the season. Tendency to split precludes shipping, making these an exclusively fresh-market treat. The taste can’t be beat.  Many people compare it to eating candy.