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Title: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: Princess L on August 14, 2012, 10:41:39 AM
Not always pretty (all in the eye of the beholder), but EXTREMELY FLAVORFUL.  Get them at your local farmer's market and remember NEVER refrigerate tomatoes.  This is what tomatoes are supposed to taste like!


(http://www.veggiegardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/black_krim1-300x292.jpg)
(http://www.greenmarketrecipes.com/tomatoes/heirloom_tomatoes.jpg)
(http://www.foodgps.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/heirloom-tomatoes.jpg)
YES, the green ones are fully ripened.
(http://www.foodgps.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/heirloom-tomatoes.jpg[)
(http://blog.nj.com/hg_impact_garden/2008/08/large_tomato3.JPG)



Title: Re: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: hereandnowiamu on August 21, 2012, 12:17:01 PM
I used to work on a farm and they grew all organic heirloom tomatoes... absolutely phenomenal!  And at farmers markets they are generally cheaper than store bought heirlooms.


Title: Re: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: TheTruth90 on April 17, 2013, 07:32:08 PM
Neverhad an heirloom tomato...

How is the taste?


Title: Re: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: Princess L on April 17, 2013, 08:11:11 PM
Neverhad an heirloom tomato...

How is the taste?

See my first post.

can't wait for summer...........


Title: Re: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: sync pulse on April 17, 2013, 11:21:03 PM
    If you like these varieties, you should grow some yourself:

  • Plant the seeds in the ground or in a container at least 5 gallons in size.
  • For ease of care use a weed block fabric.
  • Consistant soil moisture is 90 percent of good gardening.  Either pay attention and apply water manually at the roots of the plant or get a basic drip irrigation system with a timer.
  • Get a rose trellis or chicken wire and tie the vine to it as it grows.
  • Heritage tomatoes are indeterminate, which means you have to cut the top of the vine when it gets to the size that you want it.  After you "top" it, the vine will bush out and start to produce blooms.  These blooms after they are pollinated will grow into tomatoes.  If it seems that too few are becoming fruit you can help things along yourself...put Cole Porter on the music system and use an artist's brush to get pollen from the stamens and apply it to the pistils of the blooms.
  • Apply fertilizer to the base of the plant as directed by the manufacturer (I like Miracle Gro).  If you use a drip irrigation system you have to apply the fertilizer so the water drips through it.
  • Use pesticides and fungicide labeled for food crops.
You will grow tomatoes right up until winter.[/list]


Title: Re: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: Jonny34 on April 17, 2013, 11:26:28 PM
Not always pretty (all in the eye of the beholder), but EXTREMELY FLAVORFUL.  Get them at your local farmer's market and remember NEVER refrigerate tomatoes.  This is what tomatoes are supposed to taste like!


(http://www.veggiegardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/black_krim1-300x292.jpg)
(http://www.greenmarketrecipes.com/tomatoes/heirloom_tomatoes.jpg)
(http://www.foodgps.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/heirloom-tomatoes.jpg)
YES, the green ones are fully ripened.
(http://www.foodgps.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/heirloom-tomatoes.jpg[)
(http://blog.nj.com/hg_impact_garden/2008/08/large_tomato3.JPG)



The inside kinda looks like a pomegranate, those tomato's look absolutely delicious. I'm gonna keep my eye out for those kind. I bet they would be tasty with some olive oil on them.


Title: Re: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: Montague on April 18, 2013, 05:08:55 AM
...and remember NEVER refrigerate tomatoes.


Why is that?


Title: Re: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: BigCyp on April 18, 2013, 06:52:47 AM

Why is that?

Because they get cold bro.


Title: Re: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: Montague on April 18, 2013, 09:20:32 AM
Because they get cold bro.


Oh, that's why my great-grandmother used to knit tiny sweaters to put on her tomatoes.

I thought she was just bat-shit crazy!


Title: Re: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: Princess L on April 18, 2013, 12:22:30 PM

Why is that?

There is some chemical in them that affect taste and that chemical is completely killed if the 'mater goes below 50 degrees, rendering them virtually tasteless.

I learned this from Alton Brown's Tomato Envy episode.
Goofy but VERY educational.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHEbkFL4Hh4


Title: Re: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: Montague on April 18, 2013, 12:26:37 PM

There is some chemical in them that affect taste and that chemical is completely killed if the 'mater goes below 50 degrees, rendering them virtually tasteless.

I learned this from Alton Brown's Tomato Envy episode.
Goofy but VERY educational.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHEbkFL4Hh4


I never knew that.
Thank you, Ma'am!

Alton's segments can be tough to watch sometimes, but he "teaches" a lot of good info.


Title: Re: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: Butterbean on April 18, 2013, 04:47:07 PM
If you refrigerate tomatoes the get a mealy texture.   


Title: Re: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: Straw Man on April 18, 2013, 05:41:58 PM
whenever these are first in season I always go on a BLT binge for a few days


Title: Re: The Heirloom Tomato
Post by: Bertha Butt on August 08, 2013, 11:56:42 AM
Never had these kinds of heirloom tomatoes. Maybe next year, in our own garden.

Neverhad an heirloom tomato...

How is the taste?
Don't know about these, but the taste of other older varieties is much more powerfull. Like having the taste of ten tomatoes squeezed in just one tomato.
I grow some different varieties in our backyard. All taste different from each other, but they all taste much better dan the store bought tomatoes.