Luscious. Juicy. Red.
Who can resist the tomato? Depending on what survey you are reading, they are the first or second most popular garden planting. (Competition with the potato.. another deadly nightshade plant.)
For me, as I improve in all things gardening, it’s my intention to get crazy good at preserving the seeds of the most delicious heirloom varieties. Last year, I bought a fantastic heirloom from a local grower and saved the seeds. I fermented them and started them, but I think I’ll probably only have 2 that make it into the garden. (I also plan on stopping by the grower’s house and asking her for some transplants!)
So this year I got some nice and obvious varieties from seedsavers.org… brandywine, trophy, zebra.
For my money (and effort and appetite) the brandywine is heirloom perfection. Delicious. Prolific. Resistant. It’s like me only healthier and tastier.