The Tomato Pages

2011
03.05

Tomatoes, a fresh picked, vine ripened, home-grown taste of summer.

Carbon

This heirloom started out as a cutting. The Carbon tomato plant produced as heavily as the parent plant.

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Varieties

  –  Taste tested home garden tomatoes

  1. Best Home Garden Tomatoes: Hillbilly or Flame Tomato
  2. Best Home Garden Tomato: Royal Hillbilly
  3. Pompeii – Italian tomato from seed
  4. Best tomatoes from seed: Copia heirloom
  5. Tomatoes varieties for the new gardener
  6. Best Black Heirloom Tomato plants from seed: Paul Robeson
  7. Best heirloom tomato from seed: Roma Rio Grande paste tomatoes
  8. Best Home Garden Tomatoes: Chocolate Amazon
  9. Grow Indigo Rose tomato and other blue food
  10. Best Home Garden Tomatoes: Granny Cantrell German beefsteak

 

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Riesentraube is a sweet, red 1-oz fruit that produces late spring to frost.

Riesentraube is a sweet, red 1-oz fruit that produces late spring to frost.

Cherries

–  The earliest tomatoes, including pear tomatoes

• sun-dried Cherry Tomatoes In dehydrater

How to Dry Cherry and Pear tomatoes fast

Make sun-dried tomatoes to use up cherries

Cherry tomatoes are first to ripen

 

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Tomato Seed

  –  More choices when and how to grow plants from seed

 Starting tomatoes from seed

 Seed starting, growing and storing Basil

 

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If you have room for more than one tomato plant, try something different; a yellow or pink tomato for example. Bigger does not always mean better flavor. Smaller, earlier tomatoes will often out produce giant late tomatoes.

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Tomato troubles

Tomato problems and solutions

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Planting

–  Proper planting can help your plants survive the coming heat and draught

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Copia is red and yellow striped inside and out. Expect some one pounders. Not a heavy producer.

Copia is red and yellow striped inside and out. Expect some one pounders. Not a heavy producer.

Definitions

  –  Understanding tomato terms and definitions

♦ What is an F-1 Tomato?

♦ What is an heirloom tomato?

♦ Potato Leaf or Regular Leaf Tomato Varieties Plants, which is Best?

 

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History

  –  The South American fruit had to travel to Europe and back again before it was accepted in North America.

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Tomatoes are everybody’s favorite home-grown vegetable. The very first tomatoes were probably yellow.

Historians have traced the tomato’s origins back as far as 700 AD in the South American region where the Aztecs lived.

The species originated in the South American Andes. originally used as food in Mexico, the tomato seed was carried back to Spain.

The South American fruit had to travel to Europe and back again before it was accepted in North America.

As the seed came back across the sea to North America, it was grown as an ornamental. Being a member of the nightshade family, people believed the tomato was poisonous.

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Stupice may be the earliest ripe tomato in the garden. Suitible for containers, staking optional.

Two inch Stupice may be the earliest ripe tomato in the garden. suitable for containers, staking optional.