Saturday I will return to the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market as the ‘Tomato Lady’. I don’t have lots of tomatoes yet but everyday more are ripe so come early to get the best choices like the beauty pictured above from Italy called “Costuluto Genevese”. I have 12 new varieties as well as the ones I grew last year.
This year I planted 20 varieties of tomatoes and want to give you my favorites. Here are the winners!
Costuloto Genevese-This Italian heirloom is the prettiest tomato I’ve ever seen. It has highly fluted or scalloped edges that are beautiful when sliced horizontally. It ripens to a beautiful deep red and and has that old fashioned tomato flavor. Very prolific. One of my favorites for Caprese salad.
Black Cherry-I grew them last year. Wonderfully complex, earthy sweet flavor so typical for black tomatoes.
Paul Robeson-I grew them last year and I like them even better this year. This one is a favorite of many at our Farmers Market. Complex flavors of sweet and just the right amount of acid.
Green Grape-This is my new favorite cherry tomato. Unbelievably complex sweet flavor. I like to mix them in with my other cherry tomatoes for a medley of color and flavors
Black Pear-New for me this year, they have a wonderful sweet black tomato flavor. Very abundant.
Striped German-Giant Bi-Color beefstake that is a supersweet. Beautiful yellow and red marbling inside. Takes all summer to ripen but it’s worth the wait!
Pantano Romanesco-Another Italian heirloom hailing from Rome. This one is very prolific and nice sized. Beautiful fluted tomato with that old fashioned tomato flavor