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Tomato - Heirloom

heirloom-tomatoes-categoryHeirloom tomatoes are now in season from mid June through most of October and we are stocking over two dozen varieties of these seasonal beauties from 'Uncle Ray' Yeung Farm, located in Yolo County. Ripe off the vine, these unique tomatoes differ greatly from the hybrid varieties that are available year round. The acknowledged definition of an heirloom tomato is: (1) the variety must be open pollinated-able to reproduce itself from seed; (2) the variety must have been introduced more than fifty years ago; (3) the variety must have a history of its own-for example, the origin of the popular Brandywine tomato is credited to the Pennsylvania Amish community and is named for a local river.

Heirloom tomatoes vary in size, shape, color, texture and taste. They are generally less acidic than red backyard tomatoes-Early Girl, Shady Lady-resulting in a milder flavor.

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Tomato - Black Prince

Tomato - Black Prince

Black Prince tomatoes are juicy, round tomatoes with warm, rich colors and robust, full-bodied flavor.

Tomato - Carolina Gold

Tomato - Carolina Gold

A delicious extra large golden tomato-sweet, flavorful and low in acid.

Tomato - Cherry Mixed Medley

Tomato - Cherry Mixed Medley

A striking medley of many different heirloom varieties of cherry tomatoes all roughly the size of a quarter, but different shapes and colors.

Tomato - Green Zebra

Tomato - Green Zebra

The 2-inch round fruit ripens to a yellow-gold with dark-green zebra-like stripes. The flesh is lime-emerald in color that has an invigorating lemon-lime flavor, sweet with a sharp bite to it.

Tomato - Heirloom-Brandywine

Tomato - Heirloom-Brandywine

Brandywines come in many delicious and colorful varieties, including red, pink, orange, yellow and black.

Tomato - Pineapple

Tomato - Pineapple

A large, golden-orange beefsteak heirloom tomato often with red stripes with a luscious, very rich, sweet pineapple like flavor

Tomato - Purple Cherokee

Tomato - Purple Cherokee

The Cherokee Purple tomato has a unique dusty rose color with green "shoulders" across the top.