My mother introduced me to a new (to me) variety from her garden recently. It’s the Cherokee tomato. Not real pretty but it’s delicious. It’s one of the old varieties.
The heirlooms are the best. Last year, one of the varieties I planted was a Russian black. Bad year last, for tomatoes all around, but they were the best, by far.
I bought a bunch of starters this year and they have green fruit on them, but a bunch of plants germinated from last years green ones that I left.
I have high hopes for the plants that germinated. As you work a vegetable garden, you find that seeds from the plants that did good the year before are often way, way better than any store bought seeds. Tomatoes seem to be one of the plants that can adapt well to local conditions. Keeping my fingers crossed!
The Cherokee is kind of purple, right? Every year they sell it at my local garden center. It’s an heirloom.
I grow Rutgers which is considered the Jersey tomato.