While it’s cold and cloudy (and preparing to dump some form of nasty precipitation on us), let’s think about summer. Ahhh, summer. Time to grow and harvest big, plump, juicy tomatoes still warm from the sun.
It may not be too early to think this way. Gary Ibson, the founder of TomatoFest.com (a great site for buying heirloom tomato seeds), has already sent out a list of what are expected to be the most popular heirloom tomatoes this summer. If you are planning your garden, take note:
Paul Robeson (purple/black)
Julia Child (pink)
Cherokee Purple (purple/black)
Black Cherry (purple/black)
Kellogg’s Breakfast (orange)
Gold Medal (yellow/red striped)
Aunt Ginny’s Purple (purple/black)
The Brandywine and Cherokee Purple were also popular last year, I believe. Black tomatoes like the Cherokee are beautiful in many dishes. If you haven’t grown any, give it a shot.
What are you dreaming of planting in your garden this year?