Drying Tomatoes – Heirloom Tomato

Drying Tomatoes Sun Drying: Carefully wash and dry your tomatoes. Cut them in half lengthwise. If you decide to remove the seeds try not to remove the pulp. Use a spoon or your fingers to scoop out the seeds. To shorten the overall drying time, cut a slit in the sides of the tomatoes to facilitate air flow. Place the […]

Tomato Plant Request – Heirloom List

Why should you wait for a tomato plant or an heirloom tomato plant when you can get the seeds today. Backyardgardener.com is proud to offer a great selection of heirlooms! Tomato Seed list 1884 Heirloom Tomato Seeds Abe Lincoln Heirloom Tomato Seeds Ace 55-Tomato Seeds Airyleaf Heirloom Tomato Seeds Aker’s West Virginia Heirloom Tomato Seeds Aker’s Plum Heirloom Tomato Seeds […]

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 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 […]

Tricolor Salad – Heirloom Tomato

  Ingredients: Several medium tomatoes 1/2 pound of authentic mozzarella cheese one bunch, fresh sweet basil leaves olive oil salt and pepper to taste Preparation: Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella. Place them on a plate, alternating between tomato and cheese slices so you have an attractive arrangement. Drizzle with liberal amounts of olive oil and garnish heavily with fresh basil […]

Delicious Tomato Recipes – Heirloom Tomato

Looking for the perfect recipe or meal idea? Below, you’ll find great recipe ideas (and storage techniques) that will help you make the most of your harvest. Before you cook, take a peek at our tomato basics, where you’ll find helpful info on basic tomato flavor and how to tell if your tomatoes are ripe and ready for harvest. If […]

Grow to Order Heirloom Tomatoes

If you didn’t find the exact tomatoes you were looking for on our 600 Heirloom Tomato Plants, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find over 150 other varieties that we’re happy to get started for you. Basically, if you’d like one (or more) of these, you’ll need to purchase the appropriate number of Grown-to-Order Tomatoes from our store. […]

Marinara Sauce – Heirloom Tomato

Ingredients: 6 pounds ripe Italian-type tomatoes 1 cup very finely minced onion 1/2 cup very finely minced celery 1 cup very finely minced carrots 1/2 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar Ground white pepper to taste. Optional seasoning (any one of the following): 2 teaspoons ground coriander; 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried marjoram; 1 teaspoon dried basil; 1/4 to 1/2 […]

Marinated Tomato Salad – Heirloom Tomato

  Ingredients: This can be served as a side salad or as a relish on grilled burgers or chicken. 4 medium red and yellow (2 of each) heirloom tomatoes, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced into strips 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar […]

Canning Tomatoes – Heirloom Tomato

Canning Tomatoes Carefully can tomatoes to avoid spoilage and food poisoning. Some tomato plants, even high-acid varieties, produce lower-acid fruits under some conditions. Always add bottled lemon juice or citric acid to avoid the risk of botulism. • Control spoilage by heat processing filled jars in a boiling water canner or a pressure canner. • Select only disease-free, vine-ripened firm […]