I placed my seed order with Seed Savers yesterday and in doing so I have finalized the tomato varieties I’ll grow this year. I’ll be growing a total of 17 different heirlooms this summer. I hope I’m not limiting myself.
Sweet Pea Currant
Japanese Trifele Black
Beam’s Yellow Pear
*Hartman’s Yellow Gooseberry
*Dr. Wyche’s Yellow
I have added a * to the varieties which are new to me. If you have grown any of them please leave me a comment below telling me what your opinions are on the variety. Having to narrow down tomato seeds is a tough one for me. I have my favorites like the Japanese Trifele Black, Cherokee Purple and Yellow Pear but every year I still want to try a few new ones as well. Luckily this year I am going for the gold and will need to grow an incredible amount of tomatoes if I hope to reach my goal of 2,000 lbs of homegrown fruits and veggies. Being able to choose 17 different ones is a bit of a luxury if you ask me. Now all I need to do is sit down and figure out how many tomato plants I’ll want to grow.
Are YOU growing tomatoes this year? If so what kind?
The Complete Guide to Growing Tomatoes: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide Including Heirloom Tomatoes By Cherie Everhart