Monthly Archives: October 2017

Tomato Cream Sausage

A cream/white elongated plum tomato on determinate plants. Description Also known as Banana Cream, this is one of many tomatoes bred by Tom Wagner, a cross with Yellow Banana in 1998 which was commercially released in 2004. This determinate regular … Continue reading

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Tomato Country Taste

Round Red Beefsteak F1 Hybrid tomato on Indeterminate plants. Description This was a mistake. I don’t (in general) grow F1 hybrids (except for attempts to defeat blight). I picked this up in a garden centre and didn’t read the packet … Continue reading

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Tomato Costoluto Fiorentino

Small heavily ridged red beefsteak heritage tomato on indeterminate plants. Description Costoluto Fiorentino is a Beefsteak tomato with bright red skin and juicy flesh. An early/mid ripening, indeterminate, regular leafed, medium sized beefsteak tomato. High yielding plants with over 50 … Continue reading

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Tomato Christmas Grapes

A red Cherry open pollinated tomato on Indeterminate plants Description Christmas Grapes is a cherry tomato with an intense tomato flavour. An early/mid ripening, indeterminate, regular leafed plant, the scarlet, grape-like, sweet tasting tomatoes are up to 1 inch with … Continue reading

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31st October 2017 – End of the Season

Its that time of year when I begin to wonder whether the allotment is worth it. There’s no crops to pick (other than the occasional raspberry) and walking two miles each way to spend an hour or two digging the … Continue reading

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Tomato Chiapis Wild Tom

A Pea sized red heritage tomato on a short indeterminate plant. Description Indeterminate very early small red cherry tomato, resistant to many diseases. Cold resistant and therefore continues to produce fruits late in the season. This tomato originates from Chiapas … Continue reading

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Tomato Chocolate Cherry

A dark brown/black heritage cherry tomato on indeterminate plants. Description This pretty chocolate almost black skinned cherry tomato has a sharp flavour unusual in black tomatoes. Very similar to (but slightly larger than) Rosella, it keeps well and seems less … Continue reading

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Tomato Chianti Rose

A Pink Beefsteak Open Pollinated tomato on potato leafed indeterminate plants. Description A fairly large pink fruited potato leafed tomato which was a cross between Brandywine and a family Italian variety. The result is a tomato which inherits the potato … Continue reading

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Tomato Cherokee Purple

Brown medium sized beefsteak heritage tomato on indeterminate plants. Description Cherokee Purple is a beefsteak tomato with an intense, sweet flavour with the right amount of sweetness. An early/mid-ripening, indeterminate, regular-leafed, brownish/purple thin skinned beefsteak tomato with dense, juicy, dark … Continue reading

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Tomato Chadwick Cherry (Camp Joy)

A red, large cherry heritage tomato on Indeterminate plants. Description Developed by Alan Chadwick (an English tomato breeder and founder of the CCOF – California and Organic Farming Organisation) in Santa Cruz California in the 1960s. This small to medium … Continue reading

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