Tomato

Tomato 2017 – First Blossoms

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It is April 15 and the first tomato blossoms are opening. For the 2017 Sunnyvale garden, we are cutting back on our tomato varieties…only 9 this year. On January 16, I planted 2 seeds in each seedling pot, 6 pots per row, covered the tray, and turned on the seedling heating mat. Seven days later, almost of the cotyledon leaves ... Read More »

Tomato Seedlings 2017

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For the 2017 Sunnyvale garden, we are cutting back on our tomato varieties…only 9 this year. On January 16, I planted 2 seeds in each seedling pot, 6 pots per row, covered the tray, and turned on the seedling heating mat. Seven days later, almost of the cotyledon leaves have sprouted. For the past 15 years, Marie always orders the ... Read More »

Herd of Red Zebras

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The Red Zebra tomato was the most productive plant in our Sunnyvale garden for 2015. it produced many fruit in the 6 to 8 ounce range. The tomato is meaty with few seeds. Read More »

Tomato – Aussie Heart 2015

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This year, 2015, has been a poor year for tomatoes. The Aussie Heart plant produced two tomatoes. The one featured here topped out at 10 ounces. It is an excellent meaty tomato. We added it to a BCLT salad (Bacon, Chicken, Lettuce and Tomato). The smaller tomatoes are Slava. These tomato seeds were passed to the late Joe Thieneman, a ... Read More »

Tomato – Taxi

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The best tomato variety for an early, lemon-yellow tomato. Very popular. TomatoFest organic tomato seeds produce compact, bushy, determinate, regular-leaf tomato plants that yield 4-6 ounce, meaty, uniformly-round, delicious, bright-yellow tomatoes that are very sweet (almost seem acid-free). A wonderful choice to add a zesty spark to tomato salads. or a splash of bright yellow color to your favorite salsas. ... Read More »

Tomato – Sunsets Red Horizon

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This outstanding heirloom, named by tomato grower, Gary Ibsen, for Sunset magazine in 2003, is a native to Southern Russia. Huge, red, 4 to 6-inch, meaty, heart-shaped fruits are borne from a big leafy plant with wispy vines. Introduced to the west by Nik Peplenov who immigrated to the US in 1999 and brought with him his favorite heirloom seeds ... Read More »

Tomato – Purple Calabash

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A beautiful, drought tolerant variety producing small to medium (2 1/2 to 3-inch), flat, deeply ruffled, chocolate-brown to deep-purple fruit. Intensely rich, almost wine-like flavor. Crack resistant and stores well. A winner! Days: 85 Size: Indeterminate Color: Purple-Black Season: Mid-Season Type: Heirloom Purchased from www.tomatofest.com Read More »

Tomato – Pink Ping Pong

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This heirloom produces amazing yields of sweet pink fruits the size of ping pong balls. Juicy and bursting with superb flavors. Great for salads, canned, or popped in your mouth off the vine. Days: 75 Size: Indeterminate Color: Cherry Season: Mid-Season Type: Heirloom Purchased from www.tomatofest.com Read More »

Tomato – Marianna’s Peace

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Pink heirloom tomato that originated in Czechoslovakia. 1-2 lb., pink beefsteak tomatoes. Dense, creamy, sweet flesh with rich complex, old tomatoey flavors. Great gift for the tomato love Days: 85 Size: Indeterminate Color: Pink Season: Late-Season Type: Heirloom Purchased from www.tomatofest.com Read More »