Tomatoes: Heirloom Mix (1/2 lb.)


Pistol River Pepper People (Pistol River)

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Both Pistol River Pepper People (Pistol River) and High Prairie Farm (Brookings) grow a mix of heirloom varieties (described below) using organic practices. Depending on the time of year, these tomatoes are either greenhouse-grown (winter) or field grown (summer). Varieties in the mix include:

Black Trifele: Also known as “Japanese Black Trifele”, it’s an heirloom variety that actually originated in Russia. (The word “Japanese” in the title actually has nothing to do with its origin!) Colour is a deep, rich brown, while the flesh is a dark reddish-brown. Flavour is rich, meaty, juicy and mildly sweet. A small tomato, averaging 4-6 oz. each at full size.

Brandywine: Sandwich-sized fruit that can grow up to 1.5 lbs when field grown (but much smaller in the winter greenhouse). Brandywines are described as having a “great tomatoey flavor”, offset by an appealing acidity. It has a beefsteak tomato shape, mixed red and deep purple flesh, and can have green shoulders near the stem even when fully ripe.

Cherokee Purple: An old variety of tomato that develops a fruit with a deep, dusky-rose color while maintaining a somewhat greenish hue near the stem when mature. It’s very sweet and has a rich, almost smoky flavor. The fruit is large, thick-skinned, and refreshingly acidic.