Tomatoes have been one of the most popular vegetables for decades. They are easily grown from small, flat seeds, which develop vines that easily tower to an average of 6 to 8 feet tall. The plants bare heavy, rounded fruits that boast a juicy, flavor filled flesh. Tomatoes come in all sorts of colors, including yellow, orange, orange-red, red, pink, brown / black, and even come in striped variances as well. Just as there are several colors of tomatoes, there are just as many shapes as well.
Tomatoes are best planted in the garden when the weather is warm at the end of the Spring season, to early Summer. The plants will thrive in the heat, producing dozens of Tomatoes until the Autumn season arrives. Below you can gain a bit more knowledge about the specific varieties that are included in this assortment.
Yellow Pear Tomato
Yellow Pear will produce small, cherry sized, pear shaped fruits. The outer skin has a golden-yellow tint and it's inner flesh boasts a delicious flavor. Yellow Pear Tomato plants often grow to a mature height of about 48 to 72 inches tall and require stakes & supports. You can begin harvesting Yellow Pear Tomatoes in about 75 days from transplanting.
Cherokee Purple Tomato
Add another ugly tomato to your eyesore list, with Cherokee Purple. But don't let it's appearance fool you, these hideous fruits boast a deliciously sweet flavored flesh. The Cherokee Purple Tomato is grown from freshly harvested Solanum lycopersicum seeds, producing fruits in about 75 to 90 days from transplanting. The dark, burgundy-red, almost brown fruits will weigh anywhere between 10 to 12 ounces.
The Beefsteak Tomato is a very meaty, large, red fruit that is perfect for slicing, adding to sandwiches, burgers, salads and more. The plants reach a mature height of about 4 feet tall, producing large, 12 to 24 ounce fruits throughout the summer months, up until mid to late Fall. The Beefsteak Tomato dates back to the late 1800's, providing delicious meaty fruits every year for tomato lovers across America.
Yellow Brandywine Tomato
Yellow Brandywine will produce fairly large sized fruits, weighing anywhere between 9 and 16 ounces. The outer skin has a golden-yellow to orange tint and it's inner flesh is delicious, boasting a traditional tomato flavor. Yellow Brandywine plants often grow to a mature height of about 36 to 48 inches tall and require stakes & supports. You can begin harvesting Yellow Brandywine Tomatoes in about 80 to 85 days from transplanting.
Red Zebra Tomato
Red Zebra produces beautiful red & orange striped tomatoes, that are by far the most delicious of all striped varieties. Fruits will measure at about 3 inches in diameter and will weigh in at around 6 to 8 ounces. Offers a good yield of tomatoes through the summer months. Can be eaten as a snack, added to salads, or enjoyed on a fresh burger or sandwich as well.
Large Red Cherry Tomato
Large Red Cherry Tomatoes make the perfect snack tomato. They are grown from freshly harvested Solanum lycopersicum seeds, producing delicious, snack size tomatoes. Large Red Cherry Tomatoes are about 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter and appear bright red in color. The fruits can be picked / harvested in roughly 75 to 80 days from transplanting.
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