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Unusual Tomatoes

These are the tomatoes that I wasn’t sure what category to put them in. They have unusual colors, stripes, and spots. While you can find different colors and stripes in other catagories, this is where all the ones hard to classify live. I had to put them somewhere! Green Zebrs is a customer favorite. If you like a more tart tomato, this one is for you. Highly popular with chefs. This year I am excited to try Dark Galaxy, Blue Beauty and Solar Flare.

The Wild Boar Family is quite extensive. Sweet Carneros, Pink Boar, Lucid Gem, and Brad’s Atomic Grape (a cherry tomato) are just some the varieites developed for Brad Gates Wild Boar Series that I am offering this year.

"From Brad Gates, Napa Valley, California, a small organic farmer, tomato breeder and grower of heirlooms since 2000. He has bred several dozen new tomatoes, hand picking his varieties based on flavor from over 1,000 heirlooms, crosses and hybrids. His main focus is on bicolor and striped varieties with extreme flavor and fascinating looks. They perform exceptionally well for home and market gardeners - even in areas with challenging climates. From the garden to your table, these are sure to be some of the prettiest, tastiest and most unique tomatoes you'll ever grow and eat! Featured in national magazines."

In my world, not all tomatoes are red. I like to think they are a little different, kind of like me. Try one, you just might like it. It will certaiinly add color to your salads or soups.

BEAUTY KING

An introduction from Wild Boar Farms. This variety is likely the result of a cross between Big Rainbow and Green Zebra. Large, bi-color fruits; yellow with red stripes outside and red streaks inside. Very meaty fruits have an excellent, sweet tomato flavor. Indeterminate, main season


SOLAR FLARE

As you know, I love striped tomatoes. this was developed by Wild Boar Farms.These tomatoes are large, weighing between 6 and 10 oz, and they have vibrant red skin with golden stripes. Their thick, red, firm yet juicy flesh offers a full-bodied sweet and tangy tomato flavor. The hardy indeterminate plants produce high yields of the large beefsteak-type fruits, which mature early. Indeterminatem mid-season


INDIGO APPLE

Indigo Rose has quite a vibrant indigo, almost blue/purple, skin. The purple coloring occurs on the portion of the fruit that is exposed to light, while the shaded portion starts out green and turns deep red when ripe. The plants have an open habit and are very vigorous producers. Bred at OSU. Indeterminate, mid-season



CHOCOLATE STRIPES

Fruit is deep reddish-brown inside; the outside is covered with beautiful orange and lime colored stripes. One of the most unique looking tomatoes, it is very sweet and has a full-rich flavor,.fruit is medium to large and are of a slightly flattened globe shape.

Indeterminate, mid-season


INDIGO ROSE

Indigo Rose has quite a vibrant indigo, almost blue/purple, skin. The purple coloring occurs on the portion of the fruit that is exposed to light, while the shaded portion starts out green and turns deep red when ripe. The plants have an open habit and are very vigorous producers. Bred at OSU. Indeterminate, mid-season


LUCID GEM

A selection from Brad Gates, Wild Boar Farm. These 5 to 12 oz fruits start yellow with purple black shoulders and ripen to orange with indigo shoulders. The inside is yellow/orange with red mottling. They have a wonderful, sweet, low acid flavor. Beefsteak type, meaty with few seeds. Indeterminate, mid-season




PINK BERKELEY TIE DYE

Large beefsteak fruits are the color of port wine with metallic green stripes and weigh 8 to 12 oz. Its excellent sweet flavor was put to the test against Cherokee Purple in farmers markets taste tests and was preferred every time. Indeterminate, mid-season


LOVELY LUSH

New in 2016 from Brad Gates, Wild Boar Farm. Fruits resemble a mini beefsteak with flattened shoulders. As with most of the tomatoes developed by Brad Gates,these meaty fruits have amazing colors. They have a goodly amount of anthocyanin. Indeterminate, mid-season,


PINK BOAR

This 4 ounce gem is pinkish-wine colored with metallic green stripes. A great producer and is a definite winner if you want a smaller, juicy, sweet tomato. Indeterminate, mid-season


SILVERY FIR TREE

An heirloom that ripens early and produces large crops of red fruit averaging 2-3"across with a slightly flattened shape and a pleasant, taste. The compact plants have delicate, ferny foliage and make great container plants. We were impressed with this one.Russian origins. Determinate, mid-season


SWEET CARNEROS

A beautiful rose and gold striped, 2 to 4 ounce round tomato. One of the first to ripen in my garden. Fruits have a deliciously sweet, slightly tangy gourmet flavor. Lots and lots of tomatoes. Crack-resistant. Indeterminate, mid-season


PORK CHOP

While most yellow tomatoes are actually orange, this one is a true yellow. Slightly flattened, 8 to 10 ounce beefsteak fruits ripen from yellow with green stipes to gold. Great sweet tomato flavor with a hint of citrus. Indeterminate, Mid-season


ZLATAVA

Ping Pong sized fruits that have yellow skin on the outside with a beautiful ruby red color on the inside. Very much like a ruby red grapefruit! It is sweet and mild and stays well on the vine, even when overripe. I haven't grown these yet and am looking forward to having these this summer. Short indeterminate, mid-season