This is the second year that I’ve relied on Michigan Heirlooms for my tomato plants. Those of you who’ve lasted out a year with me will remember that I am a bit of a tomatophile and that my best luck last summer came from the Paul Robesons.
I kept the Paul Robesons this year but branched out in some new and different directions, experimentally. My other plants are:
Dixiewine – apparently a damn good, workhorse tomato. Likened to Brandywine but reputed to be more productive with a better flavor.
Brandywine Sudduth’s Strain – later to ripen, but considered to be the most delicious heirloom strain available.
Black from Tula – a black tomato prone to cracking but with a sweet, smoky flavor.
Harvard Square – ok, I bought this mostly because of the name. Somewhat new to Michigan Heirlooms but she loved it.
George’s Greek Beefsteak – everyone needs a beefsteak. These are +1lb and reportedly above average production.
Palmira’s Northern Italian – kind of a classic sauce tomato, more acidic than sweet, very productive.
Zebra Heart – apparently a technicolor tomato, lime green and lemon and pink. Michigan Heirlooms says with confidence that this year, Zebra Heart won’t be found many other places in the world – but she has dispersed seed and expects that it will take off.
Michigan Heirlooms was properly appreciative of my order and said that I have chosen well. I’m pretty excited to watch my plants grow this year and I’ll report back on the varieties that I am most fond of.