Heirloom Collectors Garden
Heirloom Collectors Garden
Heirloom Collectors Garden
Heirloom Collectors Garden
Heirloom Collectors Garden
Heirloom Collectors Garden
Heirloom Collectors Garden
Heirloom Collectors Garden

Heirloom Collectors Garden

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Collectors Heirloom Garden, the most amazing collection of vegetables.

Reisetomate Tomato

The most novel tomato we have seen, this tomato is like a big bunch of cherry tomatoes all fused together: an amazing trait that had everyone here asking questions about the alien-looking, bumpy tomatoes. Also called "Traveler tomato" ("reise" is German for "travel" or "journey") for the ability to tear it apart a piece at a time, with no need for a knife. This type of tomato traces its roots to Central America where the native people would carry traveler tomatoes on trips, to eat as they walked. Bright red tomatoes taste--well, rather sour, strong and acid. The perfect tomato for those who love raw lemons, but who cares? They are still far-out and groovy.

Indigo Apple Tomato

 

75 days. Immature fruits show deep purple, almost black coloration, which is caused by high anthocyanin (an anti-oxidant). The 2- to 4-ounce, cherry-type fruit turn red when ripe, have a good, complex yet sweet tomato flavor. A descendant of the famed OSU Blue Fruit tomato. The pendant clusters of immature black fruit present a striking appearance in the garden! Resists sun-scald and cracking, lasting long into cool autumn weather when others have quit. Shows disease tolerance and great shelf-life. A classic is born!

Red Malabar Spinach

70 days. This beautiful plant is not a true spinach but a different species (basella rubra). This heat-loving Asian vine has lovely red stems and delicious, succulent leaves that are great in salads and stir-fries. A delicious green that can be grown as an annual in many areas or as a perennial in sub-tropical areas.
Pumpkin chililies

Its name says it all: a Thai chilli shaped like a pumpkin. The flattened fruits are strongly ribbed and measure about 4cm in diameter. They turn from an attractive green to a bright red as they mature, and are good for stuffing or spicing up a curry. Plants are medium-sized, and their growth habit is best described as an open bush, with branching from the base.