heirloom tomatoes

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by pokey, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    anyone selling heirloom tomatoes? what kinds are good?
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    A old neighbor from Ohio gave me some yellow red stripey tomato seeds that he got from WV years back and uses them eversince.. I also want to try out a mutant tomato that i got of another neighbors maters. It was a conjoined triplet tomato weighing in at almost 2pounds.
     
  3. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually start mine from seeds. I did buy some from a guy off craigslist last year.

    I prefer the blacks. Black krim are very acidic and have a slight salty flavor. The guy I bought some hearts from said he didn't like any of the blacks. You can usually find a me stripey at most nurserys. They are yellow and orange. Not as acidic as the blacks but better than a store bought mater.
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    I'll email you the tomato file...
    About 200+ varities with note and footnotes from field trials. I took part in the data gathering.

    My personal favorite? Black Krim
    Favorite cherry size? Yellow pear

    Anyone else wants a copy, pm me your email. File's in excell. Some random melon notes tucked on thier.
     
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I have an old Italian kind (will have to look up the name again) that I have been saving seeds from for several years. Its more of a paste type but we love it.
     
  6. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have one that I got from a Spanish lady, she may have brought the seeds from spain or developed it herself. I tried to find out but was unable to get a straight answer, but it produces light red-orange paste tomatoes with almost no seed. Mild flavor, low acid. Round and about the size of a small to medium beefsteak.
     
  7. chickenpea

    chickenpea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    brandywine cant be beat
     
  8. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    I LOVE Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter! Weird name and DELICIOUS! It is SO meaty! We also like Brandywines. Stripey's are good, but we had the Radiator tomato to win us over!
     
  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:I agree! If you can't find them, German Queen is pretty similar. The fruit is big & dark pink (not beef steak big though) ant they have pretty foliage that looks like potato leaves. They're my favorite slicer. You can usually find seed or started plants. I get my plants at the Chattanooga Market in the spring [​IMG]
     

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