VARIETIES OF TOMATOES OF DIFFERENT COLORS - DESCRIPTION, NAME AND MY REVIEWS
The only thing that can be added to such a detailed, thorough letter is a reminder that colorful tomatoes are not just exotic. Compared to ordinary ones, they contain much more useful substances that are extremely important for health. Don't overlook this important detail.
It seems to be quite recently, preparing the site for winter and summing up the results of the season, I rejoiced at the winter break, the opportunity to come to my “Native Spaces” just to relax and not work. And somehow I got bored without land. I looked forward to the start of the season, planned what and how much I would plant this year, made lists, drew beds in a notebook.
A GUIDE TO TOMATO VARIETIES
Tomatoes were and are my favorites and pride of the garden. I try to select varieties for planting carefully. When choosing, I focus on the description of the variety, the correspondence of its parameters to our climate, on the desires and preferences of my family and, of course, on the feminine: “Oh, I want, I can’t!”
I usually plant several dozen varieties. Of these, 15-20 pieces are repetitions of those that were especially loved in past seasons, the rest are new items. Now every year, breeders create so many new varieties for every taste that their eyes run wide, it's hard to stop at one thing. But I won’t say anything about the new products planned for this year, but I want to talk about the varieties that I will repeat as the most productive and delicious. I’m sitting here, sorting through the bags with the collected seeds and tormented by the choice: what to select for repetition this year?
My greenhouse is like a multi-colored kaleidoscope, where a large rainbow family of tomatoes lives. Red (well, how could it be without them!), Yellow, orange, green, white, black, blue, striped, fluffy, like a peach. Each has its own unique taste. And what beautiful and tasty salads and preparations from them are obtained! And how pleasant it is to please and surprise relatives and friends with them! So, about favorite varieties, and let my story make it easier for someone to choose.
Of classic red tomatoes Last season I really liked Mikado Red (I planted all the colors of this series, and I was delighted with everyone), Bear-toed Bear (I also planted all the colors, and not a single one let me down), Rebecca Sebastian's Ox Bag, Red Wolf, Goat's Dumpling - everything, like on selection, large, fleshy, tasty. One fruit of any of these varieties was enough for a salad.
Of red-fruited tomatoes really liked the Red donkey (photo 1) - tomato from the Dwarf series - medium-sized, medium-early, with glossy fruits of dark red color. An unusually productive variety pleased with delicious fruits until October!
Of yellow-fruited tomatoes I especially want to highlight the Yellow target (photo 2). Its bush is just a fountain of medium-sized - up to 80 g - slightly velvety plum-like fruits of light yellow color. Delicious, with a touch of peach, very tender and sweet. The description of the variety spoke of its high yield, supposedly a whole bucket can be collected from a bush. Well, I won’t say about the bucket - I didn’t measure it with buckets, but there were really very, very many fruits. Of the minuses, only that they are not stored for a long time and are too soft for blanks. But is this a minus? We ate them straight off the bush.
Of orange tomatoes highly recommend Orange Strawberry and Oxheart Orange.
Last summer I just fell in love with green tomatoes. All varieties I have tested are very tender and sweet - Green Mustang, Ice Zebra, Honey Antonovka, Johanna, Emerald Apple, Green Lantern Lights.
Oh, I don't even know which variety to choose. Perhaps, I will postpone for repetition the Green Heart of Reinhard Kraft (photo 3). This is a tall, very productive variety for greenhouses. The name itself speaks about the shape of the fetus - the heart. At first, these hearts are dark green, and as they mature, they become green-yellow and have a pink cap underneath, the flesh is sweet, green with a pink tie. One such heart can weigh up to 500 g or more.
Also, from the green ones, I postponed the Green Mustang variety for repetition - for me it was not as large as Reinhard's Green Heart, but it was not inferior in taste to it. It is mustard green on the outside and green, oily flesh on the inside. Pleased with fruits until the frost. Well, how not to repeat it!
Of dark-fruited I really liked Viagra, Qingdao, Reinhard's Chocolate Heart and Reinhard's Purple Heart. Both of the latter match their green brother.
Oh, how can I whitedid you forget? I was impressed by the Big ice cream, Bull's heart white, cherry Mirabella and Super snow white. But the third season will be repeated by Beautiful Mark (photo 4). We fell in love with him for his beauty - white with barely noticeable creamy stripes and a pink cap, with a beautiful heart shape with a sharp nose. The taste is beyond words. Yes, I will plant! Let me remind you that white-fruited tomatoes are considered hypoallergenic, so they are perfect for children and allergy sufferers.
Reference by topic: Multicolored tomatoes: new and beautiful varieties (photo + description)
Of bicolor tomatoes, of course, the Taiga variety is beyond competition - it is simply gorgeous! The bush is not very high, about one and a half meters, but the sea collected fruits. The color of the tomatoes is olive-pink. The tomato is very sweet, almost without seeds, solid pulp.
And why not plant my favorite minke whales (Red Dragon Heart, Lanky Sally) and both Rebel Starfighters (green and cherry with stripes and divorces)?
What about fluffies? I send yellow and red Woolly Kate to the basket for repetition (photo 5). Their bushes are low, but what handsome men - gray pubescent leaves and trunks are beautiful in themselves. And the fruits are also pubescent, weighing 60-80 g, bright yellow or red with purple moire at the stem. The beauty is incredible! The taste is also top notch.
Well, it seems that I decided on the repetitions for the greenhouse. Something has gone too far! But there is still a selection of new products ahead!
I also want to mention my favorite for open ground - a tomato with the code name "creeping" (photo 6). I don't know his real name. A wonderful woman Tatyana Prokhorovna gave it to me a few years ago in the form of seedlings, she also did not know its name, because it was also brought to her from somewhere far away. Every year I mentally thank Tatyana Prokhorovna for such a miracle! The variety is very similar to the Mongolian dwarf, it also spreads along the ground, is also undemanding to care for and is resistant to cold and disease.
But, unlike Mongolian dwarf, it is not so hard, and its peel is not so thick. Therefore, it is suitable not only for preparations, but also for salads. Last season, on weekends, I collected 20-30 fruits weighing from 80 to 150 g from each bush. And from 10 bushes in the garden every Saturday, a 12-liter bucket of crop came out! True, starting from August, she collected them green and brown, and ripened them at home. Although the variety is disease-resistant, God saves the safe. Here it is - a "creeping" tomato.
I wrote a lot, but I didn't seem to forget anything. I hope my letter will help someone with the choice of varieties for planting for the coming season, and someone may be interested in colorful tomatoes for the first time. After all, life is beautiful in its diversity!
Saying goodbye, I want to wish all the “wonderful gardeners” abundant harvests, a warm summer, timely rains (also warm!) And good good health!
Reference by topic: Multicolored varieties of vegetables - growing and my reviews
© Author: Natalia MOKROVA, Yaroslavl
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