Why homegrown organic tomatoes are the premiere tomato
- 15 organic tomato seed varieties
- Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
- Both determinate and indeterminate varieties
- Heirloom warm season vegetables with delicious, delectable flavor
Enjoy the best homegrown organic tomatoes
Can you really have too many tomato plants? Of course not. Slicers, beefsteak, cherry, and paste tomatoes—they all have their specific purpose in the kitchen (and in our mouths). There's absolutely no reason to scale back the tomato row when there are 15 organic tomato cultivars to choose from! Prepare to can, freeze, pickle, and salsa your way through the garden this summer with the variety of organic tomato seeds that Eden Brothers brings to the table.
Tomatoes are heat-loving annuals in the Nightshade family, along with eggplants, peppers, and potatoes. While these are by far the favorite vegetables across the globe, the foliage can be slightly toxic so wear gloves when handling tomato plants. Organic tomatoes benefit from being started indoors four to six weeks before the last frost, or direct sow or transplant seedlings outside two weeks after the last frost. Direct sow tomato seeds in pairs about two feet apart, in well-draining soil in an area that gets abundant light. Companion plant herbs like parsley or basil with organic tomatoes to help deter harmful pests. Tomatoes are sensitive to cold, so if you get cold weather snaps after they’ve been planted, be sure to cover tomatoes with row cover or plastic.
The types of organic tomatoes
Tomatoes come in two types, determine and indeterminate—determine plants are bushy, and indeterminate plants are vining. While indeterminate plants will keep growing up (or down) both determine and indeterminate tomato plants will keep you in tomatoes all summer long! If growing indeterminate varieties, be sure to trellis the plants and prune bottom leaves regularly. Tomatoes are known for getting blight, so be sure to give plants room to breathe and keep air flowing through the row, especially if your tomatoes are in a greenhouse or hoop house. Harvest tomatoes when the fruits are fully colored for the ripest tomatoes or harvest when the fruits are still halfway green to store tomatoes for a few extra days.
Organic tomatoes are delicious and healthy!
Tomatoes are not only bursting with flavor but ripe with nutrition as well. The fruits of organic tomatoes are rich in antioxidants, and vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
Nothing beats a homegrown cherry tomato straight off the vine. Organic tomatoes are a classic garden vegetable for a reason, and there is no shortage of heirloom and open-pollinated varieties of all shapes and colors to fit every culinary need or taste palette. Whether you are looking for a slicer or a cherry tomato, Eden Brothers has the variety for you. Everything from Beefsteak to Mortgage Lifter to Roma and Small Red Cherry. Why not grow them all this year?
For more information about planting, growing, and harvesting organic tomato seeds, see the Tomato Seeds Planting Guide.