Vine Ripened Tomatoes
Tomatoes That I Like To Grow
Tomatoes come in a number of different varieties and different plants produce several sizes and colors. Here are some varieties that I love to plant.
I love growing tomatoes in my back yard. I always use them in homemade sauces and sometimes just to eat them as a snack. I love that fact that they are so much sweeter when you grow them yourself and when you pick one from your own garden, you feel a certain sense of satisfaction that you have a perfect fruit to use in your cooking.
Here are a few of my favorite tomato varieties to grow
Beefsteak – These belong in the “large-fruit” category. Beefsteak tomatoes are just right to put between a couple of slices of bread and make the perfect sandwich. They are incredibly tasty and can weigh up to two pounds or even more when ripe. These typically ripen later within the season since they’re huge.
Cherry - The cherry variety is smaller round which are often found in salads. Cherry tomato plants when ripe are sweet and a great snack too. These types have different size ranges, from large plants up to seven feet or maybe more, towards the dwarf-sized plants. Standard cherry tomatoes will produce a great deal of fruit, so a family will still only need one plant.
Dwarf – These are also called patio or midget tomatoes. This plant grows cherry sized fruits that are one inch across or less. Although these have a life-cycle which is not long, they will quickly produce crops but only for a short while. Since this small variety has a tight root structure and little vines, they can easily be grown in small containers on your patio or maybe in hanging baskets.
Italian or Roma Tomatoes – When compared with other varieties, these fruits are less juicy, and do not have center cores. Roma tomatoes are known to have meaty insides with very few seeds. This makes them ideal for making sauces and canning for tomato paste products.
Other kinds of Tomatoes – There are lots of others that include cold climate tomato vegetables, winter storage tomatoes, pink, yellow, orange, and multi-color vegetables. Today, there are so many varieties it seems endless. Botanists and gardeners continually cross-breed various kinds so that you can grow the newest generations.