Horticulturist and tomato “guru”, Steve Goto, has personally grown and hand selected 12 tomato varieties that are exclusively available at Roger’s Gardens for the 2016 season. Select your favorite and add variety to your tomato garden.
Name: Pink Bumblebee
Size/Color: 1 ounce pointed oval/Light red bi-color
Comments: Beautiful bi-color fruit produces large yields of pointed egg shaped fruit. Great producer in coastal conditions. Great for container growing.
Name: Purple Bumblebee
Size/Color: 1 ounce pointed oval/Dark red and brown bi-color
Comments: A pointed egg shaped fruit. Produces high yields in any climate.
Name: Cuban Yellow Grape
Size/Color: Small oval fruit/Bright yellow
Comment: High yields on large vines. Has been a presented at our annual tomato tasting for the past 8 years. Great sweet flavor with a slightly tart back end.
Name: Green Sausage
Size/Color: 3 to 4 inch long/Green striped
Season: Spring Summer
Comments: Unusual coloration on this roma type tomato. Great yields on short plants. Perfect for salsas and sauces.
Name: Green Zebra Cherry
Size/Color: ½ ounce small fruit/Dark green with amber striped
Season: Spring Summer
Comments: A small version of the original Green Zebra. Sweeter in flavor but has the same acidic bite.
Name: Indigo Apple
Size/Color: 2 to 4 ounces/Purple and black to red cherry type
Season: All season
Comments: Immature fruits show deep purple, almost black coloration, which is caused by high anthocyanin (an anti-oxidant), the fruit has a good complex yet sweet tomato flavor.
Name: Pink Accordion
Size/Color: 16 to 24 ounces/Pink
Comment: Truly unique, large pink fruit is ruffled like an accordion. Very attractive, one of the most beautiful available. This tomato is semi-hollow, so it is excellent for stuffing. The flavor is sweet and mild.
Name: Pink Ping Pong
Size/Color: 1 to 2 ounces/Pink
Comments: Amazing yields of sweet pink fruit that is about the size and shape of a ping pong ball. These tomatoes are delicious and juicy, bursting with superb flavor. Vines can become quite tall and bear prolifically, ripening fruit right to the end of the season. Great for adding to salads.
Name: Sungreen Cherry
Size/Color: ½ ounce/Green
Comments: Sungreen Garden tops the chart in sweetness with one of the highest Brix contents in a cherry tomato. These bite-sized, lime green fruit are a real treat to snack on. Fruit are ripe when soft to the touch.
Name: Lucky Tiger
Size/Color: 2 to 3 inch Bi-color pointed oval shaped.
Comments: As Lucky Tiger ripens, the green striping becomes more defined and the background turns red as the interior marbling develops. Wonderful for costal climates. Excellent sweet, tart flavor
Name: Pink Tiger
Size/Color: 2 to 3 inch bi-colored pointed oval
Comments: This bi-colored striped in fire-engine red and gold. The elongated, 2-inch fruits resist cracking. Very striking appearance combines with reasonable earliness and excellent flavor! Thrives outdoors or in the greenhouse. A wonderful “Cherry-Roma”.
Season: Early Spring, Cool Season
Comments: Becoming a Northwest heirloom, Willamette was developed at Oregon State University by the late Dr. Tex Frazier. This very dependable ripe tomato is one of OSU’s first early determinate tomatoes. It has a mild, low acid flavor.