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My Favorite Tomato Varieties

Tomatoes have been my favorite vegetable (in actuality tomatoes are a fruit) since I was a child. My father taught me that the best way to enjoy a tomato was arm yourself with a salt shaker, pick them in the garden, and just let the juice run down your chin. I have tried many varieties of tomatoes, every one has a unique taste and texture. I happen to like rich sweet tomato with just enough acid and a smooth texture. Heirloom tomatoes have grown in popularity in the last few years and I tend to grow mostly heirlooms for their flavor.  This year I am trying a few hybrids for comparison. The heirlooms taste wonderful but many of them do not produce as much fruit. These are all tomatoes that grow well for me in the Portland Oregon area. My Favorite Tomatoes
  1. Pineapple
  2. Sudduth's Brandywine
  3. Stupice
  4. Moscovich
  5. Pruden's Purple
I grow way too many tomatoes, but that's the way it should be, a gardener should always have leftover tomatoes to share.

1 comment to My Favorite Tomato Varieties

  • Angela

    Hi Roianne! I didn't have much luck last year with the Pineapple, but think I'll try again. I've consistently had fabulous luck with Celebrity & Fantastic, though! I can HARDLY wait...those little yellow blossoms are setting, and I hear we get some SUN this weekend. Good luck fighting those cabbage pests! I just had my patch of Marigolds mowed down by similar. Love those nematodes. Eat hearty, fellas!

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