Top 10 Heirloom Tomatoes For 2014

Top 10 Heirloom Tomatoes For 2014

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Black Cherry Tomato 

Days to maturity: 65 days

Exposure: full sun

Season: Early season

Sowing method: sow seeds indoors

A truly black cherry tomato, this tomato has a skin of blackish-purple with dark red flesh. It produces fruits of a perfect 1″ round cherry tomatoes. This tomato has a sweet and juicy flavor. You can mix them with other colored cherry tomatoes. They are good to plant, because they can resist diseases.

Brandywine, Sudduth’s Strain

Days to maturity: 85 days

Exposure: Full sun

Season: Late season

Sowing method: Sow seeds indoors about 1/4″ deep, 6 weeks before the last frost.

In 1880 Mrs. Sudduth gave seeds to Ben Quinsberry, a tomato seeds man. The plant produces a pink fruit that can weigh from 1-2 lb. and has an intermediate size. This tomato has an excellent flavor.

Chocolate Stripes

Days to maturity: 79 days

Exposure: Full sun

Season: Mid-season

This is a mahogany colored with dark and olive green striping tomato. It produces fruits with a size of 3-4 inches, with very rich, earthly flavors.

Blondkopfchen

Days to maturity: 75 days

Exposure: Full sun

Season: Mid-season

Sowing method: Sow seeds before the last frost

Blondkopfchen means “little blonde girl”. This tomato came from Germany; it is a big, leafy and indeterminate tomato plant. It produces fruits of 1/2″, grape-sized and has a brilliant color of yellow or gold. The fruit is sweet with a slight citrus-like flavor.

Black Krim

Days to maturity: 75 days

Exposure: Full sun

Season: Mid-season

Sowing method: Sow seeds indoors

Black Krim is a rare tomato that yields 3-4 inches tomato fruits. It has dark red, slightly maroon color with deep green shoulders. It tastes fantastic with slightly salty taste.

Brandywine, OTV

Days to maturity: 72 days

Exposure: Full sun

Season: Mid-season

This tomato yields fruits that weigh about 1 lb. and it has smooth, creamy, slight buttery flavor, and sweet flavor. Its skin is a red with a slight orange color and a flesh of color pink.

Amana Orange Tomato Seeds

Amana Orange Tomato Seeds

Days to maturity: 90 days

Exposure: Full sun

Season: Late season

Sowing method: Sow seeds indoors

Amana orange is a huge beefsteak tomato; it is a big, regular leaf plant. It produces fruits that can weigh more than 2 lbs. and has an average diameter of 5″. It has sweet and slight tropical fruit flavors.

Delicious (aka Burpee Delicious)

Days to maturity: 85days

Exposure: Full sun

Season: Late season

Another beefsteak tomato, this tomato has meaty, complex, and rich flavors. It produces fruits with scarlet-red colors and can weigh from 1 lb. to 2 pounds or more.

Dixie Golden Giant

Days to maturity: 77 days

Exposure: Full sun

Season: Mid-season

Sowing method: Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost

This tomato has been around since the early 1930’s. This is a large tomato plant and produces big fruits that weigh 1 to 2 pounds. Its fruits have clear lemon-yellow colors and have a pink blush on the blossom end, the fruit has a sweet and fruity flavors.

Azoychka

Days to maturity: 70 days

Exposure: Full sun

Season: Mid-season

Sowing method: Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost

Azoychka is an heirloom that came from Russia; the name is derived from a woman’s name. Its plant can produce 40 to 50 tomatoes with a size of 3 inches and a weigh of 10 to 16 oz. Its fruits are delicious with a citrusy flavor. It is a slightly flattened oblate tomato with colors of yellow or orange.