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 everyone’s 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. It’s disease and crack resistant and grows on a determinate plant.

Another unique golden tomato variety is ‘Golden Mama’. It’s claimed to be the first full-sized, golden sauce tomato available. The compact, indeterminate plants produce sweet and mild-flavored fruits.

For more information about tomatoberry, go to: Johnny’s Selected Seeds.

For more information about ‘Golden Rave’, go to: Park Seeds.

For more information about ‘Golden Mama’, go to: Burpee Seeds.

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