Baskets of different varieties of heirloom tomatoes

Baskets of different varieties of heirloom tomatoes

Gardeners, foodies and cooks all crave the tender, rich, juicy tomatoes that their grandparents grew.  Heirloom tomatoes offer that taste memory, and it is the holy grail to grow your own.

No garden?  Even urban dwellers can grow tasty heirlooms if they have access to a community garden or a large pot on a deck or balcony.

Even if you can’t grow your own, knowing the differences in taste, color and use of the huge varieties of heirloom tomatoes is helpful when making decisions at the farmers’ markets or grocery store.

Explore this category for:

  • detailed how-to’s on planting, growing and harvesting heirloom tomatoes;
  • distinguishing the flavors and colors of different varieties;
  • freezing, drying and cooking with heirloom tomatoes.