We essentially grow three types of tomatoes: Slicing, Paste (Canning), and Cherry/ Grape, all of which are great for fresh use and cooking.
Slicing Tomatoes come in varying colors and sizes, and are generaly round, slightly flattened, or beafsteak shaped. These tomatoes are best eaten fresh and for everyday cooking. Because of their high water content and many seed cavaties they are not suitable for canning or preserving (a round tomato never is!).
Paste Tomatoes are red, meaty, elongated candle or roma shaped tomatoes that have two or three seed cavaties and low water content, making them easy to clean and cook down into paste and sauces.
Cherry and Grape Tomatoes are everyone favorite garden snacks, and have grown in popularity for making fresh sauces and adding to pasta and salads due to their sweet flavor and varying colors.
Fresh Tomato Recipe Collection
Simple Tomato and Corn Soup
Four Tomato Salsa
Tomato Garlic Dressing