Know your tomatoes


SO MANY TOMATOES!

My little sister (who's not so little anymore...) has expressed disbelief at the idea that tomatoes come in other colors than red, and I realize that many of the varieties that we grow at Lucky Moon are fairly unusual. So here's a list of the tomatoes that we have grown at the farm, and where I can, I'll include a picture:

Sandwich Tomatoes


Brandywine


Ever popular, large pink tomato.

Probably the most famous of the Heirloom tomatoes

Aunt Ruby's German Green

Green tomato that's beautiful when sliced.

Has a faint yellow-pink blush on the blossom end.




Striped German

Rainbow tomato!

Black Krim ​​

Dark purple tomato.




Jubilee


Yellow/orange.



Green Zebra

Small round tomatoes.

They turn faintly yellow with dark green stripes.

Rose de Berne

Perfect small round tomatoes that are a lovely rose-pink color.

PASTE TOMATOES

(aka Sauce tomatoes)

Good for sauce or fresh eating!


Amish Paste

Large, dark red, ox heart tomatoes.

(apparently the way they are shaped, but

I've never seen an ox's heart, thankfully)

Orange Banana

Medium-sized, oval, orange tomatoes.

​​San Marzano

Smooth oval , red tomatoes.

They are the classic Italian paste tomato.

CHERRY TOMATOES

So sweet and juicy!

Sungold

Our favorite.

Sweet orange bites of heaven.

Fargo Yellow Pear

Not the most flavorful,

but the yellow pear-shaped fruits are so cute!

Black Cherry

Dark purple, and very sweet.

Principe de Borghese

Italian-type, dark red with a pointed end.

Very good tomato flavor.

Sweet Chelsea

Large round, red cherry.

Has a wonderfully sweet flavor.

Juliet

Plants produce loads of firm, oval, blemish-free tomatoes.

Great for drying, slicing in salads, adding to pasta or just eating fresh.

If you'd like to have the above info for your own kitchen reference, here's a link to a printable version:

TOMATO TUTORIAL

Bon Appétit! Sarah


Sarah VanNorstrand

for Lucky Moon Farm

#tomatoes #tutorial

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