As a good gardener, you have probably heard about the heirloom tomatoes, but it is still a mystery why it got such a name or what does it mean. If you think that growing heirloom tomatoes is needed only because they are fancy, you are very wrong. One of the main reasons for choosing heirloom variety is their delicious natural flavor. This type of a tomato is more natural, and unlike modern hybrids it can be passed down in seeds. It is also called the heritage tomato in UK. Today we are going to tell you about some of the heirloom tomato types, so read on!
Heirloom Tomato Varieties
Gold Rush Currant Tomato
This variety is rather small, with a whole lot of small little tomatoes with sweet yellow-orange fruits that grow in clusters. This type ripens in 80 days from planting. The more intense the color of yellowof the tomato, the sweeter it tastes.
‘Super Snow White’
This one is a large cherry tomato that also grows in clusters. They are known for their specific sweet flavor that ripens in 75 days from planting. It is best to grow them in containers, as this reduces the risks of a disease.
‘Beam’s Yellow Pear’
This variety has a unique pear-like shape with golden fruits. This variety is perfect for snacking and also has sweet flavor. It ripens in 70 days from transplanting.
This variety is a 2-inch ivory-gold fruits, with slight fuzzy coating, like that of a peach. This variety grows in 80 days from planting.
This variety has a beautiful coloration, of a beautiful 6-inch-long red fruits with stripes of orange. This is a slow grower, ripening in 85 days from transplanting.
This is a Russian heirloom variety, with tolerance to cold weather. It ripens really fast – in 60 days and has rich flavor despite the endurance of low temperatures. It is also very tasty.