Growing Tomato Seeds

Purchase and Prepare Your Tomato Seed Because your garden soil compacts too easily and can harbor organisms that may cause diseases it’s a better choice to purchase a prepared seed starting mix. A good commercial seed starting mix is often a blend of peat moss, vermiculite, and perlite. I like to thoroughly combine the seed starting mix with warm water […]

Freezing Tomatoes – Heirloom Tomato

Preparation: Tomatoes can be frozen whole, sliced, diced or halved. If you prefer to freeze our tomatoes without their skins, dip them in boiling water for about a minute until the skins split, then carefully peel them away from the fruit. To extend the time frozen foods taste fresh, package foods in material intended for freezing and keep the temperature […]

Tomato Butter – Heirloom Tomato

  Ingredients: 10 pounds of ripe tomatoes, skinned 4 pounds granulated sugar 3 pounds sour apples, sliced fine 1 quart of vinegar 1/4 ounce mace 1/2 ounce ginger 1/4 ounce whole cloves 1 ounce stick of cinnamon Preparation: Put spice in a thin bag; put all the ingredients together, and boil until quite thick, stirring frequently to keep from burning. […]

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 […]

Heirloom Tomato Plant Terms

1. Pick heirloom seeds from the Tomato Collections or individual heirloom tomato plants. 2. Review our basic growing guide and consult our helpful experts for specific advice. Detailed tomato growing information for the hot house or home grower. 3. Enjoy your harvest with some of our delicious recipes (and share yours)! Order Heirloom Tomato Seeds Tomato Seed Collections Heirloom Tomato […]