ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

5 Unique Tomato Plants To Grow In Your Garden

Updated on March 31, 2011

Take your tomato garden to the next level with these 5 unique tomato varieties. Each of the wonderful plants below will produce a different color fruit, and each has an incredibly delicious, distinct taste. Brighten your vegetable garden, and enjoy the superb taste of fresh homegrown tomatoes. Grow these unique tomato plants in your garden this spring!

Pink Cadillac tomatoes
Pink Cadillac tomatoes | Source

1. Pink Cadillac

Pink Cadillac is a new tomato variety. Resistance to disease, vigorous growth habit, and one of a kind bright raspberry-pink colored tomatoes will make this attractive plant a focal plant in your garden. These large 8-10 ounce beefy tomatoes have delectable mild flavor, look great on platters, and are the perfect size to slice for sandwiches. This is an indeterminate plant.

Black Krim tomatoes
Black Krim tomatoes

2. Black Krim

This is my favorite of the "black" tomato varieties. These unique indeterminate plants produce huge dark purple tomatoes that can weigh as much as a pound apiece! The delicious fruits of this heat tolerant plant will darken in color as the summertime temperatures climb. Black Krim tomatoes have a rich, slightly salty taste, and taste excellent when eaten fresh and in salads.

Mr. Stripey tomato
Mr. Stripey tomato

3. Mr. Stripey

Impress guests at your next cookout with these beautiful mild-flavored English heirloom tomatoes! These appealing plum-sized fruits are yellow on the outside, and pink on the inside. The delightful low-acid, mild flavor and fascinating color of these juicy little tomatoes will surely strike up conversation! If your looking for a colorful tomato garden that doesn't sacrifice great taste, you'll want Mr. Stripey on your side!

Chocolate Cherry tomatoes
Chocolate Cherry tomatoes

4. Chocolate Cherry

These bite-sized gems are packed with delicious, complex gourmet flavor! Chocolate Cherry tomato plants are crowded with clusters of 1 inch brick-red tomatoes that have a dark chocolate shading. These little guys are awesome in salads, and perfect for slicing or canning. Grow the unique Chocolate Cherry tomato plant in your garden, and reward yourself with the sweet tasty treats of it's harvest!

Golden Rave tomatoes
Golden Rave tomatoes

5. Golden Rave

Make your own uniquely colored sauce or salsa with these yellow-orange Roma tomatoes that have the sweetness you'd expect from grape tomatoes. These easy to grow tomato plants will thrive in a wide range of climates, and are resistant to disease and cracking. Indeterminate plants produce massive yields of these flavorful treats. 

Get the most enjoyment you can out of your backyard this year! Use these colorful tomato varieties to create a garden that is both beautiful and delicious. If you want to take your garden beyond just tomatoes, check out some of the links I've added below for some really helpful articles. Be creative in your garden this summer, and most of all...Have Fun! 

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Bob Ewing profile image

      Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick

      Tomatoes do offer great variety to the home garden.

    • Hyphenbird profile image

      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Yum. Thanks for the information. I think I will try growing the chocolate cherry tomatoes!

    • The Dirt Farmer profile image

      Jill Spencer 6 years ago from United States

      Great hub! I'm going to look for the Pink Cadillac. (Vote up!)

    • Simone Smith profile image

      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      OMG - I so want to grow Pink Cadillac!!! This is the coolest... I have a total black thumb, but I still really want to have a go at growing these ALL! GREAT Hub XD

    • profile image

      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      This hub will come in real handy. I have a feeling, I'll have a garden this year.

      voted up/useful

    • jpcmc profile image

      JP Carlos 6 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Awesome tomatoes! Love the Pink Cadillac. Can they thrive in tropical weather?

    • Barkley Rosehill profile image
      Author

      Barkley Rosehill 6 years ago from Philadelphia

      Hey jp, Pink Cadillac tomatoes are typically suitable for zones 3 through 9. However it is possible for these plants to thrive in tropical conditions or zone 10(such as the southern tip of Florida) with a little added effort and consideration on your part. To start, you'll want to sow or plant your Pink Cadillacs in an area of your garden that will get some afternoon shade to relieve your plants of excessive heat. I would also use a nice thick layer of mulch around each plant to help keep the roots cool and moist. I live in Philly, and have never grown tomatoes in the tropics, so please take my advice with a grain of salt. I hope that I have helped, and for more info you may want to check out http://www.tomatogrowing.info

    • sagebrush_mama profile image

      sagebrush_mama 6 years ago from The Shadow of Death Valley...Snow Covered Mountain Views Abound!

      I haven't had any luck with Mr. Stripey! I do love yellow tomatoes, will have to try the Golden Rave! Great hub!

    • Ddraigcoch profile image

      Emma 6 years ago from UK

      Fab article. I can not wait for my seeds and mini green houses to arrive this week. I will follow as I think these hubs of yours are great.

    • profile image

      Billy 14 months ago

      Love Chocolate Cherry tomatoes! I grow them every summer. Bite sized, sweet and super juicy! Great in salads and single plant produces an abundance of little tomatoes.

    Click to Rate This Article