Being that the middle of February (seedling sowing!) is in just a couple of weeks' time, it was time to weed (pun intended) through my tomato-seed wishlist and narrow down the candidates. After some research, I've come to a final list of tomato varieties I've purchased and intend to try for this 2014 season. There's a mix of traditional reds and experimental blues, whites, and bi-colors.
New for 2014
Brandywine - Heirloom, beefsteak, red.
Giant Belgium Pinks - Heirloom, dark pink.
OSU Blue Tomato/"Smurf" tomato - The blue tomato! Pricey seeds, only 5 in a pack. I am excited to see if I get anything out of these seeds. I hope so!
Pineapple Tomato - Heirloom, bi-color.
Black Sea Man
Forth of July - An early variety tomato, which I am looking forward to. The usual waiting time for tomatoes between the end of June and the end of July is torture.
White Wonder (Heirloom) - A white tomato; I'm intrigued!
Big Rainbow (I can't wait to eat these. They're like candy right off the warm Jersey vine!)
I've opted not to start peppers this year, which will free up a lot of time and space for tomatoes. I've become deeply fascinated and interested in the various species of tomatoes and how different their tastes and textures can be. One day I'd like to try to cross-pollinate and come up with my own! One day! For now, I'm determined to have an insanely awesome mostly-tomato garden all summer long.
How many times can I say the word tomato? TOMATO!