Tomato Black Mauri (Black Moor)

A black cherry tomato on indeterminate vines. Description Another cultivar from the 2019 seed swap that we grew for the first time in 2021. It sounded similar to brown berry or black cherry but the shape was very different and we ended up with something much more like Black Plum (although the colour was a…… Continue reading Tomato Black Mauri (Black Moor)

Cherry Tomatoes in July

As the tomatoes start ripening, I’m pleased to see that we’ve grown a range of different colours, particularly in the cherry varieties. The standard and beefsteak tomatoes are yet to really start doing anything but here’s a picture of the varieties we picked today. The only new ones for this year are the Dancing with…… Continue reading Cherry Tomatoes in July

Tomato Urban’s Delight

From the 2019 seed swap something we are yet to know exactly what it is but probably something like Gardener’s Delight. Description This is a slightly unusual activity. The allotment website that we visit had a “largest truss” competition and this was the winner (in fact it had such a large truss that nobody else…… Continue reading Tomato Urban’s Delight

Tomato Dancing with Smurfs

A blue cherry tomato on Indeterminate vines. Description Another blue cherry tomato from the 2019 seed swap. The web suggests that this was first created at the Oregon State University and further developed by Tom Wagner (a well know tomato breeder) and released in 2012. My guess is that its colour will depend upon the…… Continue reading Tomato Dancing with Smurfs

Tomato Brad’s Atomic (aka Brad’s Atomic Grape)

A multi-coloured grape shaped cherry tomato on indeterminate vines. Description Another blue/multi-coloured tomato from the 2019 seed swap which we’re growing in 2020 for the first time. According to the web it was developed by Brad Gates the owner of Wild Boar Farms in California. The descriptions seem to be of a tasty, grape shaped,…… Continue reading Tomato Brad’s Atomic (aka Brad’s Atomic Grape)

Tomato Blue Ambrosia

A dark/gold cherry tomato on an Indeterminate plant Description From the 2019 seed swap, we are growing this for the first time in 2020. As we get more details, this page will be updated. However, according to the web its a tasty, prolific cultivar producing golden cherry fruit that turn violet in strong sunlight. This…… Continue reading Tomato Blue Ambrosia

Tomato Angelle

A red Cherry open pollinated tomato on Indeterminate plants Description From the 2018 Seed Swap saved from a supermarket purchase. Now, I don’t entirely agree with doing this, partly because commercial tomatoes are usually F1 hybrids (the commercial growers need consistency which heritage and open pollinated varieties don’t necessarily give) and I’ve also found that…… Continue reading Tomato Angelle

Tomato Balconi Red

Red Cherry heritage tomato on compact determinate plants. Description Acquired through the 2018 seed swap, this cultivar is common on the web. Its a short (12 inch) determinate cherry tomato, similar to Tiny Tim, Micro Tom, Red Robin and others. Our comparison in 2019 showed that this cultivar was a worthwhile competitor to Red Robin…… Continue reading Tomato Balconi Red

Tomato Giallo d’Iverno

A red Cherry open pollinated tomato on Indeterminate plants Description From the 2018 Seed Swap, we weren’t sure what this was going to be as we couldn’t find it described anywhere on the web (the nearest was Grappoli D’Inervo which is a grape shaped cultivar – it was in my database but without an associated…… Continue reading Tomato Giallo d’Iverno