Tomato German Red Strawberry

Large oxheart red open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants. Description From the 2018 Seedswap, I grew this for the first time in 2019. Its a bit like Sunset’s Red Horizon although (in my experience) a bit less pointed (searching the web seems to indicate that their shape can be inconsistent). According to the web, its…… Continue reading Tomato German Red Strawberry

2018 – Mid September Update

Greenhouse 1 Greenhouse 2 So, here we are in the middle of September, the days are beginning to get shorter and (this year at least) the tomatoes are starting to slow down. So far may greenhouses have produced about 26kg of tomatoes, a mixture of all sorts and colours and I’ve been reasonably pleased. Many…… Continue reading 2018 – Mid September Update

2018 Update

Simple announcement, I’ve now updated the list of tomato cultivars to include those I’ve grown in 2018. That brings to 161 the number listed. 2018 has been a somewhat peculiar year, the tomatoes are early because of the weather. Which is probably a good job because I didn’t do much in the way of thinning…… Continue reading 2018 Update

Tomato Big Rainbow

Bicoloured Red and Orange beefsteak tomato on Indeterminate vines. Description Grown for the first time in 2018 with seeds from a seed swap, we were interested to see how this grew. A lovely bi-coloured fruit with a rich and somehow creamy taste which is very similar to Marvel Stripes so again its one of those…… Continue reading Tomato Big Rainbow

Tomato Halina

Medium sized pink beefsteak on indeterminate vines. Description Grown for the first time in 2018 with seeds from a seed swap, we were interested to see how this grew. Its hard to find any information on the web about Halina and the source seems to suggest that its a saved F1 Hybrid so I don’t…… Continue reading Tomato Halina

Polytunnel Vegetables

  We’re now into late May so the polytunnel is beginning to get planted up. Up until now, its been providing us with lettuces and swiss chard but the swiss chard is coming to an end so now the summer vegetables get added. I’ve decided to follow through with similar planting to last year, Dwarf…… Continue reading Polytunnel Vegetables

Tomato Yellow Brandywine

Yellow beefsteak heritage tomato on indeterminate plants. Description Yellow Brandywine is a beefsteak tomato with possibly the best flavour of all the yellow tomatoes. In 2012 we also grew Azoychka as a yellow beefsteak. Azoychka was slightly more productive but Yellow Brandywine was slightly later so we had a long season of yellow beefsteak tomatoes.…… Continue reading Tomato Yellow Brandywine

Tomato White Zebra

White striped medium sized open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants. Description This is said to be a white striped tomato. However, when we grew it (in 2014) our plant (just one) produced standard red tomatoes so we assumed that the seeds had crossed with some other variety in the supplier (Heritage Harvested Seed) and our…… Continue reading Tomato White Zebra

Tomato White Queen

White beefsteak heritage tomato on indeterminate plants. Description White Queen is a “white” Beefsteak tomato. The Indeterminate regular leafed plant produces very sweet, very pale, beefsteak tomatoes of about 6-8ounces late in the season. It is very fragrant, smooth-skinned with slightly ribbed shoulders. It has a very sweet taste, one of the best white tomatoes.…… Continue reading Tomato White Queen

Tomato True Black Brandywine

Black beefsteak heritage tomato on potato leafed indeterminate plants. Description There’s a little debate about this cultivar. Said to originate from a breeder in the late 1920’s, it pre-dates Black Brandywine and is a potato leafed variety (Black Brandywine is a regular leafed cultivar) and therefore is (in some ways) more like the rest of…… Continue reading Tomato True Black Brandywine