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[Tomato Dirt #99] 4 Colorful Tomato Varieties You Need to Try
March 17, 2016

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 6, Number 5

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple of times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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FEATURE: Try These Four Colorful Tomato Varieties

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Not all tomatoes are red! If you haven’t yet tried to grow tomatoes of other colors – or if you want to try some new varieties – then check out this short list of colorful favorites.
  • Pink Brandywine Tomato: this classic pink beefsteak slicing tomato is credited with bringing heirloom tomatoes back into popularity after the rise of hybridization. Pink Brandywine has become one of the most popular home garden cultivars in the United States. It has been dubbed “the best-tasting tomato in the world” and is readily available. Read the Pink Brandywine Tomato profile to learn more.
  • Green Zebra Tomato: this tomato was developed in the 1980s and is now considered to be a classic among striped and bi-color tomatoes. Green Zebra is not only tasty but it’s unusual. Its characteristic dark green and yellow stripes and simultaneous sweet and tangy taste have made it a favorite with chefs and restauranteurs.
  • Lemon Boy Tomato: a popular hybrid tomato in a lemon shade – not golden - marks the variety as distinctive. Lemon Boy’s low acidity has added to its consistent and growing reputation. Plus, plants are pretty. Bright yellow fruit create a stark contrast to the plant’s dark green foliage. And gardeners rave about Lemon Boy’s disease resistance. (Read more about Lemon Boy Tomato).
  • Purple Haze Tomato: this purple-pink cherry is a cross between Brandywine, Black Cherry, and Cherokee Purple tomatoes. Though not yet commercially available, Purple Haze Tomato is fairly consistent in producing large, golf-ball size cherry tomatoes described as “an explosion of flavor.”
Find out more about different tomato varieties and consider sharing about your favorite tomato varieties with fellow Tomato Dirt readers. And be sure to check out our Tomato Varieties board on Pinterest for more tomato inspiration.

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Until then, happy gardening!

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