Thursday, September 20, 2012

Chocolate Stripes

Chocolate Stripes organic, heirloom tomato grown in Brooklyn, 2012.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Reisetomate aus Siebenburgen

Reisetomate aus Siebenburgen, organic heirloom tomato grown in Brooklyn 2012

Reisetomate aus Siebenburgen, which translates from German as "travel tomato from Transylvania" actually has roots in Central America. Native Indians would take this unusual variety on trips and break off the individual lobes to eat without the use of a knife.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Indigo Rose

Indigo Rose tomato, grown in Brooklyn, 2012

The Indigo Rose, developed by Jim Meyers at Oregon State University using traditional plant breeding techniques, is the first variety of tomato that contains anthocyanins. These are powerful antioxidants that only develop where the fruit comes into direct contact with sunlight giving it a distinctive purple color. Parts that are shaded remain green.