I showed some pictures of my baby tomato plants earlier, and can report that they’re still growing strong. Since I have never grown tomatoes before I think I got a little carried away in my planting, so we’ll see how many of the 37 that actually ends up going in the ground :). Anyways, here’s a list of the varieties that we are growing:
Purple Calabash tomato
Heirloom variety that supposedly has a very special rich flavour. I’ll quote from one of the sites selling seeds of it:
“Purple Calabash dates back to the Aztecs of pre-Columbian Mexico, who mixed it with hot chiles and and ground squash seeds to make a special salsa for fish and meat. Its flavor is rich and concentrated like a simmered sauce. Fantastic fresh, it really comes through in sauces and pastes.”
Black russian tomato
Another dark variety with rich flavour that we bought seeds for from Sunshine farm – an organic farm in Kelowna.
A ribbed red tomato with yellow shoulders. This is a Mexican variety, also bought from Sunshine farms.
Sweetie cherry tomato
A small organic cherry tomato with berry-sized sweet tasting fruits.