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Posted on 10 October 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Black Prince Tomatoes

By Kira Hamman

There has been considerable buzz this summer (admittedly in some pretty esoteric circles) about the Black Prince tomato, a Siberian heirloom originally from Irkutsk.

Since I’m in favor of anything that allows me to use the word “Irkutsk” in casual conversation, I decided to look into it.

A number of garden bloggers, including RKayne at GardenGuides and Kathy at Skippy’s Vegetable Garden, not to mention Tomato Casual’s own Michael Nolan, have raved about Black Prince.

They all say its striking beauty and intense flavor make it a favorite. Well, that’s enough to pique my interest.

Plenty of chefs are smitten with Black Prince too. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 27 April 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Choosing the Right Heirloom Tomatoes for your Climate

Tomato ClimateBy Michael Nolan

As much as I adore tomatoes of all shapes and sizes, there are certain heirloom tomato varieties that simply do not do well in the hot Alabama summer sun.

As I have received quite a few questions about this topic recently, I decided to give you a short list of a few heirloom tomato varieties that tend to have better results in certain climates. I am intentionally calling attention to varieties that I have not yet covered on Tomato Casual:

Heirloom Tomatoes for Hot Weather Climates

  • Aunt Ruby’s Green — a long time favorite that originated in Tennessee, these beauties are light green, often with yellow stripes. They are flatter than they are round, and an excellent choice for fried green tomatoes.
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