Tomato varieties

Of the thousands of tomato varieties, only a few stand the test of time. Here are some that are remarkable, either heirloom or resistant and productive.

Tree tomato, how to plant and care for Tomato Tree

The tree tomato (or tomato tree) is much larger than the normal tomato plant. Key tomato tree facts Name: Solanum betacea (old: Cyphomandra b.) Family: Solanaceae (nightshade) Type: fruit tree Height: 3 to 13 feet (1-4 m) (in the wild) Exposure: full sun or well-lit when indoors Soil: light, rich –  Hardiness: 28°F (-2°C)  –  […]
Tree tomato

Cuor di bue, the original beefsteak tomato

The Cuor di Bue tomato is an heirloom tomato variety that grows true to seed every year. Cuor di Bue tomato key facts: Species: Solanum lycopersicum Commonly: Beefsteak, Cuor di Bue Family: Solanaceae (nightshade) Type: fruit vegetable
Cuor di bue tomato, here a small one

Honey Moon tomato, round and firm, and tasty, too!

The Honey Moon tomato is a hybrid that resists mildew. Perfect for beginners! Key Honey Moon tomato facts: Name – Solanum lycopersicum Common name: Honey Moon tomato Family – Solenaceae Type – fruit vegetable
Three honey moon tomato

Seedless tomato varieties to grow in the vegetable patch

The small pits inside a tomato are the plant’s seeds. When you slice a fruit in half, the center of it is full of juice and small seeds. It’s possible to collect them, press out the juice, dry them, and sow them again in the following year. Did you know there were a few tomato […]
Seedless tomato variety
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