Here are some details on the tomato varieties that I am growing this year:
“Kellogg’s Breakfast” – This variety, originally from West Virginia, produces 1 lb firm pale to deep orange beefsteak-type tomatoes. The fruit are thin-skinned, meaty, have few seeds, and a fantastic sweet tangy flavor. The juice and inside flesh have the same bright color as orange juice.
“Stupice” – This potato-leaf heirloom variety from the Czech Republic,is a cold-tolerant tomato that bears an abundance of flavorful 2-3 inch deep red fruit. It is usually the first to set fruit and first to ripen.
“Cherokee Green” – A variety similar to “Cherokee Purple,” it produces 12-16 oz beefsteak fruit that are amber green with a yellow hue when ripe. This is one of the best tasting green tomatoes.
“Black Carbon” – This one consistently produces prolific amounts of 10-14 oz beautiful purple-brown open-pollinated tomatoes. It is one of the darkest of the black tomatoes and has a rich complex flavor.
Contributed by Jim Mast