Gardening Articles: Edibles :: Vegetables
Tempting New Tomato Varieties
by Charlie Nardozzi
Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown across the country, and for 2007 there are some new varieties that should peak everyones interest.
One of the trends in tomatoes is fruits of different sizes and shapes. Tomato fruits can be round, oval, flattened, and now strawberry-shaped. The indeterminate 'Tomatoberry' features clusters of 1-inch-diameter deep red, sweet-tasting fruits with broad shoulders tapering to blunt ends.
Golden Rave is a new golden "romanita" tomato. Golden Rave has a roma tomato shape but is only 2 inches long. Its disease and crack resistant and grows on a determinate plant.
Another unique golden tomato variety is Golden Mama. Its claimed to be the first full-sized, golden sauce tomato available. The compact, indeterminate plants produce sweet and mild-flavored fruits.