Tomato plants prefer well-drained, fertile soil, high in organic matter. Fertile clays and loams produce the highest yields, but lighter soils that drain and warm quickly can produce earlier harvests. It can tolerate slightly acidic soils, and is most productive with pH 6.0 to 6.8.
The Brandywine tomato is a large, pink variety that is considered an heirloom tomato. Brandywines have the distinctive characteristic of bushy foliage that resembles that of a potato plant. Because of the amount of foliage, Brandywine tomatoes need to be pruned to prevent them from getting leggy.
Plant size: 3 to 4 feet tall; Plant type: Determinate; Celebrity vines bear clusters of medium-large tomatoes that are prized for their flavor. This is a great, all-round, dependable choice for your “basic” tomato needs — sandwiches, slicing, snacks, and bruschetta. Gardeners love that the plants are quite resistant to disease, too.
This large dark purple heirloom tomato from Tennessee is rumored to have come from Cherokee gardeners. With its rich, full flavor, it's often compared with Brandywine. The flesh is brick-red and very attractive sliced on a plate. Plants produce large vines that yield tomatoes fully 5" across and 3 1/2" deep.
Growing cherry tomato plants is best after all chance of frost has passed. Before you put your plants into the ground, be sure that the weather is stable as frost will kill the plants. One of the best tips on growing cherry tomatoes is to put limestone in the bottom of each of the holes before putting the plants into the ground.
Tomato, Green Zebra is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 6. Rated 4 out of 5 by Beck from Just as advertised I started from seed and put two plants in my garden and both grew large with strong branches. The tomatoes were uniform in size at about 2" wide and 2 /12" long and all had great coloring.
85 Days This ancient heirloom hails from the hills of West Virginia, where they know a superb tomato when they see one! Huge, mild-flavored, beefsteak-type fruits weigh 1 to 2 lbs. apiece, and are colored a most unusual orange-yellow, streaked and mottled in attractive shades of red and pink.
Some gardeners plant tomatoes by digging a horizontal trench and laying the plant in the trench with the top 2-4 inches of the plant pointing upward. Fill the planting hole with soil to the top and press soil down firmly with your hand leaving a slight depression around the plant to hold water.
Roma, the standard paste tomato, has high levels of sugar, acids, and pectin along with less moisture than normal tomatoes. This makes it perfect for cooking down into thick sauces and paste. This makes it perfect for cooking down into thick sauces and paste.
Now, its improved cousin, Super Sweet 100 hybrid, bears the same long, branched clusters of deliciously sweet tomatoes high in sugar and vitamin C. But Super Sweet 100 is known to be more disease resistant, giving plants in a better chance where certain problems may be soil-borne.
Fruit is smaller but is the best tasting tomato I have grown in years. Other reviews mention cracking and rotting. Regular watering (daily) will help to eliminate that in all tomatoes. I have automatic daily watering and I experienced zero blight or rotting with Tigerella and each plant produced abundant fruit. The skin is fairly tender (more so than most cherry types) and did I mention the flavor? Best tasting tomato available in my opinion.