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:
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.
Dark purple tomato.
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.
(aka Sauce tomatoes)
Good for sauce or fresh eating!
Large, dark red, ox heart tomatoes.
(apparently the way they are shaped, but
I've never seen an ox's heart, thankfully)
Medium-sized, oval, orange tomatoes.
Smooth oval , red tomatoes.
They are the classic Italian paste tomato.
So sweet and juicy!
Sweet orange bites of heaven.
Fargo Yellow Pear
Not the most flavorful,
but the yellow pear-shaped fruits are so cute!
Dark purple, and very sweet.
Principe de Borghese
Italian-type, dark red with a pointed end.
Very good tomato flavor.
Large round, red cherry.
Has a wonderfully sweet flavor.
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:
Bon Appétit! Sarah
for Lucky Moon Farm