Every season has its garden highlights, but I have to admit we wait all year for our fresh tomatoes. In recent years we have even stopped buying tomatoes off-season from the grocery stores because they never compare to pulling them right off the vine in the backyard.
We planted several kinds this year:
- Amelia: A big slicing tomato. These were the first to produce this season.
- Homestead: A vigorous slicing tomato. Comparing the two, I think the Homestead is slightly sweeter than the Amelia.
- Roma: We have these for canning. They are reliable and heavy producers, and also great fresh.
- Cherry & Grape: One plant of each is plenty for us. We eat fresh what we want and freeze the extras whole for use this winter in soups, stews, chili, etc.