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 […]

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 […]

Tomato Pine Nut Soup – Heirloom Tomato

  Ingredients: 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 5-6 large ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped 1/3 cup basil leaves 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts plus extra for garnish salt fresh ground pepper Grated or shaved parmesan (Feel free to substitute another salty cheese) Preparation: Put oil and minced garlic in a microwave safe 1-quart bowl. Since […]

Pruning Heirloom Tomato Plants

  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 […]

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

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. […]