Amish Paste—meaty paste type, great for sauce, canning, paste, or fresh eating
Aunt Ruby’s German Green—oblate 12-16 oz fruits, green and yellow flesh, perfect for salsa verde (pictured)
Cherokee Purple--Native American heirloom rated tops for taste, large dusky red fruit
Goldie--Large, lush orange heirloom dating back to the 1870's, Nick's favorite
Honey Drop Cherry--Loads and loads of sweet, golden cherry tomatoes
Mark Twain—heirloom slicer, deep red, ribbed, oblate 8-24 oz fruits
Mikado--Rare American heirloom, huge, juicy fruit
Orange Banana Paste--Mango-colored plum type, amazing sweet flavor, good for sauce, paste, slicing, drying
Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye--Great tasting, early, productive, disease tolerant, dark red with green striping, beefsteak type, 9oz fruits
Prudens Purple--Delicious heirloom, large, pinkish fruits, early for its size and reliable producer even in cooler summers
Rose de Berne--Perfect sized all-purpose tomato, a BLT must
Schimmeig Striped Hollow Stuffing—That’s right, an almost hollow tomato perfect for stuffing with goodies and baking in the oven.
Speckled Roman Paste--Eye-catching yellow striped fruits, for sauce, slicing, and admiring
Summer Sunrise--Full sized yellow tomato, container friendly plant
Tiny Tim--miniature cherry tomato, does best in containers
4" peat pot
Tomato transplanting instructions:
Tomatoes like to be buried deeply and they will root out from their stems, making a stronger, more stable plant.
1) Dig as deep a hole as your spot allows.
2) Throw in a generous handful of compost/vermicompost
3) Place tomato (in pot) in hole to see where the soil level will be on plant.
4) Pinch off all leaves and branches that will be below the soil line. Don’t worry-the tomato loves this and will grow roots from those points.
5) If the tomato seedling is quite little, it’s fine to plant it right up to its top set of leaves.
6) Most tomatoes will need cages or staking. This is better done sooner than later as they often get large fast. When they are large, you risk damaging the roots and/or stems when trying to wrestle the monster tomato into its cage.