Tomato Help, Recipes and Growing Tips – Heirloom Tomato

You say tom-ay-to, I say tom-ah-to. Do you have a million tomato questions, or even just one? You’ve come to the right place. Our resident experts will personally answer your questions and give you the resources you’ll need to grow award-winning heirlooms! For concerns about tomato care, check out our easy Tomato Care Guide, and on the fun side, check [...]

Tomato Pickle – Heirloom Tomato

Ingredients: 3 quarts green tomatoes, chopped 1 quart ripe tomatoes, chopped fine 3 small bunches of celery, chopped very 1 quart small green cucumbers, chopped 6 medium-sized onions, chopped 1 large ripe cucumber, chopped 4 green peppers, chopped 7 cups vinegar 4 red peppers, chopped 1 teaspoon mustard 1 pound cabbage, chopped 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/3 cup salt 1 [...]

Green Tomato Pizza – Heirloom Tomato

  Ingredients: Pizza dough for one pizza, purchased or home made. Green tomatoes Feta cheese, crumbled One thinly sliced red onion, if desired Extra-virgin olive oil Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 F. Stretch out the pizza dough. If the dough gets too elastic and won’t stay stretched, refrigerate it for about 10 minutes and try again. Meanwhile, thinly slice the [...]

Perfect Tomato Sandwich – Heirloom Tomato

  Preparation: Take slice of good bread. Slice a ripe tomato and lay the slices on the bread. Sprinkle with salt. If you want to get fancy, sprinkle with one or more of the following: fresh ground pepper, chopped basil, snipped chives, extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar. For a heartier snack, spread the bread with pesto, hummus, or baba ganouj [...]

Quality Organic Heirloom Tomatoes Plants

    If you’re looking for specific plants, our Heirloom plant menu is for you. In the sections below, you’ll find over 80 different tomato varieties, each with its own special qualities. To view all of them click here. If you still can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, we can help! We will custom grow any of the more [...]

Tomato Basics: Ripeness, Storage & Flavor – Heirloom Tomato

  You’re in for a treat. Unlike those hard, uniform tomatoes you get at your grocery*, your fruit will come in a wide range of shapes, and its flavors will be so much better. Let’s get started! Ripeness & Storage: You may love fried green tomatoes (we do), but in general, the key to great fruit is picking it when [...]

Heirloom Tomato Collections

Each Collection Contains: • Sturdy Organic Heirloom Tomato Plants • Sure-Gro™ Organic Tomato Food • Helpful Instructions • Plant ID Tags for Each Plant Windowbox Wonders For Containers. On porch, deck or fire escape, these powerful heirlooms will give you maximum tomatoes in minimum space. Put a few big pots in a sunny spot, and you’ll be picking tomatoes all [...]

Tomato Seed Growing Problems

What is an Heirloom Tomato? Tomato terminology Growing Tomato Seed Growing Tomato Plants Growing Tomato Seed Problems Trellising your tomato plants Watering and plant fertilization Soil amendments Plant disease and pest management Harvesting your tomatoes Cleaning and storing tomato seeds Hot House Tomato Growing   Being a gardener comes with the understanding that, for the most part, you are in [...]

Jalapeno Sauce – Heirloom Tomato

  Ingredients: 5-6 hot jalapeño peppers (9-12 TAM mild) 1 gallon tomato, peeled 3 onions 4 bell peppers 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup canning salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 cup white vinegar Preparation: Peel and cut up tomatoes. To peel tomatoes drop into boiling water, leave for 1 1/2 or 2 minutes, put into ice water. Chop other ingredients [...]

Tomato Growing Guide

Welcome to Backyard Gardener <growing guide contents> Introduction– Tomatoes are easy – If you already know tomatoes, you might want to shred this booklet and use it as mulch. If you’re new to growing tomatoes, but don’t want to be bothered, we can keep it simple for you: plant deeply in a sunny patch of good soil that is well-watered, [...]