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Old 09-22-2013, 01:53 AM   #1
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Default Heirloom tomatoes

Now that the season is just about over around here, I'm already missing one of my favorite things to eat.

I usually grow Brandywines, striped germans or Cherokee purples. My favorite way to eat them is sliced into big slabs and put on soft white bread with some mayo and a little salt. It must turn into a sloppy mess or you didn't make it right.

I also must put in a shout out to my favorite tomato of all time. Surprisingly, it is not a large slicing type but a little round cherry of greatness. It is called the Sungold and if you've never grow them, you must put it on your list. There is no tomato large or small, hybrid or heirloom that matches the taste of these little orange guys. These days I plant around 15 Sungolds so I have hundreds of them by September. I also put in a bunch of large heirlooms so I can make those sandwiches above.

The rest of the year, all I can get is hothouse tomatoes. Homegrown tomatoes is to hothouse what homebrew is to BMC

What's your fav tomato and how do you eat em?


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Aside from the usual favorites, a couple of years ago we found a new variety (not heirloom, sorry!) called "black cherry". They are small dark tomatoes, and they are bursting with sweet tomato flavor. They never get red inside- sort of greenish, so it feels weird at first eating a green tomato- but they ARE ripe and good! They are black/green when they are ripe.

My grandson LOVES these, and picks all the ones he can reach!


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Any home grown, i don't bother buying from a supermarket, bland, blah. I usually have a couple heirloom that never produce as well as a hybrid but do taste better. I did plant the black cherries this year, to me good, nothing to right home about.
Love grape tomatoes, i'll usually eat a couple handfuls every time i'm in the garden, sweet, convenient, pick and eat, perfect.
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Oh, black cherry... Thanks, on the list for 2014!
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Box Car Willie. Produced as good if not better than both my Better Boy & Early Girl.
Best tasting tomato I've ever grown.
I did Cherokee Purple last year and did not care for the flavor.
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Black from Tula is my favorite black tomato. I love persimmon tomatoes (Yellow Tomato.) Rose tomato is my favorite red. All heirloom and all tasty. Honorable mentions are the Peach Tomato (actually has a bit of fuzz, and it is delicious (yellow with a blush of red) Green Zebra ---mmmm

I love heirloom tomatoes! Its a pity that they don't last or keep well.
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Oh yeah the two part question


Aside from BLT's, salads, diced, and various sauces the absolute best way to eat tomatoes is sliced on a plate with a thick layer of SUGAR and eaten with a fork.

You salt people don't know what your missing.
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Aside from BLT's, salads, diced, and various sauces the absolute best way to eat tomatoes is sliced on a plate with a thick layer of SUGAR and eaten with a fork.

You salt people don't know what your missing.
I don't eat sugar at all, but my favorite way to eat the tomatoes is simply "caprese"- tomatoes, with a bit of basil, some fresh mozzarella, and a drizzle of olive oil. I eat that by the bushel, I swear!
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I don't eat sugar at all, but my favorite way to eat the tomatoes is simply "caprese"- tomatoes, with a bit of basil, some fresh mozzarella, and a drizzle of olive oil. I eat that by the bushel, I swear!
Skip the oil and put it all on multi grain crackers and you have a winner. ..... could eat it all day
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I don't eat sugar at all, but my favorite way to eat the tomatoes is simply "caprese"- tomatoes, with a bit of basil, some fresh mozzarella, and a drizzle of olive oil. I eat that by the bushel, I swear!
This with a little bit of good balsamic


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