O.K., I get it.
Heirloom tomatoes are da bomb.
Every time I go into grocery stores—or to parties—I’m bombarded with these beautifully colored, interestingly shaped fruit.
The colors of the fruit can be pink, yellow, purple, or black. The fruit comes in so many different colors they look like fruity Easter eggs.
I try to be cool and hip, so I plant hip groovy heirlooms but they are hard to grow, so I end up being the dorky loser gardener. The plants get diseases, and pest infestations. And they don’t seem to produce much fruit.
Along with the difficult heirloom varieties I also grow the usual suspects like Better Boys, regular cherry tomatoes and my favorite: Early Girls.
Here are the reasons why I love Early Girls:
They are prolific.
They produce early and often.
They are resistant to diseases and pests.
You can’t beat their taste.
This tomato is also well suited to dry land farming or gardening techniques. This means that the tomatoes are not watered after they are planted, so they develop deep roots to seek out moisture. Because the plant receives little water the fruit becomes super flavorful.
Early Girls also do well in coastal gardens where the weather is cool and overcast during the growing season.
I love them.
Think I’ll go pick some right now.