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 […]

Stuffed Tomatoes, Italian Style – Heirloom Tomato

  Ingredients: 6 nice ripe tomatoes 2 ounces of bread crumbs moistened with vinegar 1 ounce cheese, grated 4 eggs and a small wisp of parsley Preparation: Cut the stem end off the tomatoes; remove the core and seeds, and fill with the following mixture: Add the bread crumbs, cheese, and two of the eggs boiled hard and finely chopped, […]

Two Tomato, Corn and Bean – Heirloom Tomato

  Ingredients: 1 big brandywine red tomato, diced 1 big brandywine yellow tomato, diced (or any large red and yellow colored heirloom tomato) 1 cup frozen corn, defrosted 1 can black beans, rinsed and patted dry 1/2 cup red onion, sliced into thin strips 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chopped For the dressing 2 cloves garlic, chopped Pinch […]

Tomato Fritters – Heirloom Tomato

  Ingredients: 10 to 12 small tomatoes (green or ripe) which have been cubed or chunked into bite-size. 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder or onion flakes (optional) 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup crushed cornflakes 1 Tablespoon crumbled crisp bacon 1/3 cup butter or corn oil Preparation: Mix […]

Tomato Growing Guide Page 1

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, and come back in two months. […]

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, […]

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. […]

Heirloom Tomato Plants, Tomato Seeds and How to Grow Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomato Plants, Tomato Seeds and How to Grow Tomatoes   Yes, anyone can grow great-tasting tomatoes… 95 percent of people who are gardeners in America grow tomatoes. This is probably because growing, harvesting, eating and sharing your own tomatoes provide a multitude of life-enhancing pleasures and nourishment. Almost anywhere you find food growing, you are likely to find tomatoes. […]

How to grow tomatoes – Heirloom Tomato

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   PROPAGATING HOUSES Small propagating houses with fixed benches are not suitable for raising tomato plants […]

Baked Brandywines – Heirloom Tomato

Baked Brandywines       Ingredients: 4 large ripe Brandywine tomatoes of any variety 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons freshly minced parsley 1 tablespoon sherry or sweet white wine 1 teaspoon olive oil Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a paring knife, cut a line of connected “v” shapes (like […]