It’s time to liven up your vegetable garden this year by growing some amazing heirloom tomato plants!
Tired of harvesting the same old basic tomato varieties year after year? Then break the mold and grow a few incredibly unique, productive, and tasty heirloom tomato plants.
Heirloom tomatoes have soared in popularity in recent years. Gardeners are finding their way back to growing incredible, all-but-forgotten, old-time tomato varieties bursting with color and flavor. These heirlooms are not your typical, run-of-the-mill grocery-store tomatoes. You know, the tomatoes that sadly are bred only for looks and shelf life – and certainly not flavor. But by growing heirloom tomato plants, flavor will be front and center!
It is important to realize that heirloom tomatoes might not be perfectly round. And they may not be the perfect shade of red either. But funny enough, tomatoes were never meant to be perfectly shaped or colored! They were meant to burst with flavor and excite your taste buds. And that is exactly what heirloom tomato plants will do for you!
Here are 4 great heirloom tomato plants sure to rock your garden this year.
4 Unique Heirloom Tomato Plants To Grow This Year
The Stupice tomato variety hails from Czechoslovakia, and is a high producing tomato plant with extremely sweet fruit.
Rediscovered by gardeners here in the states, it has grown in popularity over the last few years. Each plant can produce a heavy load of 2″ fruits. Although the tomatoes are not large, they are packed with a sweet taste that is hard to match.
As an added bonus, the Stupice variety has the usual ability to tolerate and produce in cooler temps. It makes it the perfect choice to grow in areas with a shorter growing season. Seed Link : Stupice Tomato Seeds
If you are a lover of big beefsteak-style tomatoes, and a lover of orange tomatoes to boot, this is your tomato! The Amana plant produces big, orange, over-sized, meaty fruits. The bright orange globes are sure to be the envy of your gardening friends.
Wonderful as a sliced tomato, it makes delicious sauces as well when cooked down. It has the added benefit of being a lower-acid tomato for those watching acid intake. Seed Link : Amana Orange Tomato Seeds
German Johnson tomato plants will certainly make a big statement in your garden. They grow big – really big! A single plant can grow as large as 8 to 10 feet tall. And the bigness doesn’t stop there. The German Johnson tomato plant produces huge, over-sized tomatoes with big flavor. Some can easily weigh a pound or more.
It is said that the German Johnson is one of the parent plants of the famous Mortgage Lifter variety that hails from West Virginia. One thing is for sure, it is packed with big flavor! Seed Link : German Johnson Tomato Seeds
Tiger Blush Tomato
We have grown this for two years now, and it is a HUGE personal favorite! The Tiger Blush produces smaller, 2″ oblong tomato with orange with pink stripes. It is sugary sweet, with a fresh, peach-like flavor.
The plant bears a huge load of fruit from mid-season right up til frost. The Tiger Blush is perfect for fresh eating, and in salads and salsa. It is also perfect for making the most delicious yellow tomato soup. Seed Link : Tiger Blush Seeds
For more on growing great tomatoes, be sure to check out our entire page dedicated to this wonderful fruit. See : Growing Tomatoes.
Here is to enjoying some real tomato flavor this year – Happy Gardening! Jim and Mary. To receive our 3 Home, Garden, Recipe and Simple Life articles each week, sign up for our free email list. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. This article may contain affiliate links.