Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tomato Varieties at House in the Woods Sale

I posted about this sale in April BUT now Ilene has all of the tomato varieties listed; for me, reading about tomato varieties is like reading a cooking magazine. It's food porn. Here are some pictures from the presale.

REDS AND PINKS------------------------------------
  • Black Krim--Dark red beefsteak with rich sweet taste from Black Sea of Russia
  • Arkansas Traveler--One hundred year old heirloom from the south, Arkansas to North Carolina. A lovely round tomato, resistant to cracking and disease. A favorite of ours.
  • Brandywine [Shannon's favorite] --Pinkish red, most popular heirloom originated in 1889. One pounders!
  • Cherokee Purple [Shannon's favorite] --Deep red beefsteak with dark shoulders, originated in Tennessee by the Cherokee tribe. Rich flavor.
  • Prudens Purple--Beautiful deep pink-red and rich taste like Brandywine. A mainstay slicer on our farm.
  • Giant Belgium--The name may warn you—this tomato averages 2 pounds but can reach 5 pounds! Great for cooking, canning, or showing off.
UNIQUE COLORS-------------------------------------
  • Persimmon—Rose-orange like a persimmon, big, sweet. Fruit up to 2 pounds! Vigorous and prolific plants.
  • Striped German—A fruity sweet treat! This tomato will show you what heirlooms have to offer—a big sweet tomato with red-yellow stripes with streaked red and yellow juicy flesh.
  • Pineapple [Shannon's favorite] —Just like a Striped German. Pineapple fruity sweet, streaky red-yellow, yummy tomato.
  • Green Zebra [Shannon's favorite] —A magic tomato, green with dark green stripes, skin blushes yellow when ripe. Green salsa or even green sauce! A hit for contrast on a potluck platter.
  • Long Tom—Especially long red paste tomatoes with few seeds and thick walls. Great sauces, good in salads.
  • Speckled Roma [Shannon's favorite] —Paste tomato, Red with a hint of orange and wavy yellow streaks, a beauty!
  • Amish Gold—Paste cross between Amish Paste and the beloved Sungold, a sweet idea. and wavy yellow streaks, a beauty!
  • Black Plum—Russian plum variety, Two-inch elongated plum-shaped dark red fruit. Close to a paste but thinner walls. Sweet and tangy.
  • Matt’s Wild Cherry--Mini red wild cherry tomatoes, prolific. Cute little stems with six bite-size tomatoes on each. Kids love ‘em!
  • Sungold Cherry--Orange, super sweet mini tomato. A rare exception to our heirloom rule in our tomato collection, this hybrid is worth it. Our CSA members eat them all up on the car-ride home.

this weekend at House in the Woods Farm

Friday May 8--10am-5pm
Saturday May 9--10am-5pm

LOCATION--2104 Mt Ephraim Rd, Adamstown, MD 21710. Email for directions, or check mapquest. (Note: we're not really in the town of Adamstown so don't go there!)Stop by during the sale or call for appointment at other times. 301-607-4048.

PRICE--Organic Heirloom Tomato plants are $4. Limited other plants are available, prices vary, including peppers (five varieties!), basil, perennial chamomile, thyme..

BRING WITH YOU--Please bring a box for your plants, and payment in cash or personal check.Come early for best selection! Check out our BLOG-- http://blog.houseinthewoods.com/ for some sale photos and an updated list of available plants. I will update the list each evening. There are also photos of tomato varieties on our website at http://www.houseinthewoods.com/. Email me if you would like to be on our seedling customer list to receive earlier emails about our seedling sale and pre-sale dates for next year.

Ilene Freedman

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