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Rainbow of Tomatoes

August 3rd, 2009

I harvested a few tomatoes yesterday and they were all different colors. The orange one is a Dr Wyche’s Yellow, the yellow is an Azoycha, the red is a Sub-Arctic Plenty and the white one is a White Beauty. We enjoyed the white one and the orange one for lunch yesterday and they were both delicious.
How can you not be excited to eat your veggies when they’re this pretty (actually fruit I guess). I’m really looking forward to the Black Krim and the Cherokee Purples as well.

Do you grow different colors of tomatoes, or is is classic red on your table?

21 Comments to “Rainbow of Tomatoes”
  1. Dave on August 3, 2009 at 8:03 am

    You can’t beat the home garden for variety! I like seeing the different kinds of fruits form our garden. As far as color goes the yellow pears and Cherokee purples are the most unique. We have some Mr. Stripey that hopefully will do something.
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..Trimming a Nandina =-.

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  2. kristin on August 3, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Mostly red, though I do have San Marzanos this year, and a couple of Black Krims. I don’t know if I’ll be brave enough to get past the rotting-purple color of the Krims. We shall see.
    .-= kristin´s last blog ..It’s the Little Things =-.

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  3. KitsapFG on August 3, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I am quite boring in that all my varieties are red. I enjoy seeing the different varieties as they certainly are pretty to look at – just not a big fan of the taste of yellow tomatoes so don’t grow them.

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    • Susy on August 3, 2009 at 9:12 am

      Mr Chiots prefers the yellow ones, he used to only choke those down. Now he’s more of a tomato lover so he eats the red ones now as well.

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  4. Sande on August 3, 2009 at 9:14 am

    The white beauty looks great. Mine are still green, but seeing yours I’ll know what to expect. Sometimes on these odd colors it’s hard to know when they’re ripe!
    .-= Sande´s last blog ..Veggies and Flowers =-.

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    • Susy on August 3, 2009 at 9:25 am

      I know what you mean. I kept watching the plant wondering when I would know they were ripe. But then I spotted this one and I knew.

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  5. Andres on August 3, 2009 at 9:22 am

    I am growing mostly red varieties, and a few yellow golds. I have never had a white one before, I’ll have to keep an eye out for one at our farmer’s market to try one and then save seeds for next year. Does it taste very different? We did pick up a few Cherokee Purples from the farmer’s market a few weeks back for the first time. They were delicious, looking forward to growing some next year with the seeds I saved.
    .-= Andres´s last blog ..Fall Vegetable Sowing =-.

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    • Susy on August 3, 2009 at 9:26 am

      It tasted a lot like a yellow tomato, less acidic than most red varieties, almost sweet.

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  6. Traci on August 3, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I also grew white, yellow & reds this year. My yellows are just turning & I have only gotten one red. No whites yet. I have no idea how I will preserve the white & yellow ones? Any idea’s?
    Thanks for all your great info.

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    • Susy on August 3, 2009 at 12:12 pm

      I mix them all together in my tomato soup recipe (although I add a little lemon juice to add some acid for canning safety).

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      • Traci on August 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm

        I know that I have seen your tomato soup recipe here before, but I cannot find it now. Do you mind to post a link for it? I went back thru the archives until the 1st of June with no luck.
        Thanks so much!

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      • Susy on August 19, 2009 at 6:17 pm

        /2008/10/01/tomato-soup-success/ it’s actually a recipe from recipe zaar

        I love this recipe, we enjoyed eating it all winter long. We actually prefer to eat the final product (after canning) made with chicken stock instead of the milk/baking soda.

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  7. inadvertent farmer on August 3, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    A whole rainbow, green, yellow, orange, red, and tiny white current tomatoes! Your photo is lovely, Kim
    .-= inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..The Breakfast Blues =-.

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  8. Frugal Trenches on August 3, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    oooh sooo beautiful! Thank you!

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  9. Maureen on August 3, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    SO so pretty! We grew green zebras (tasty) and Cherokee purple (they all cracked but are yummy) and I think we have an orange out there but it’s not producing (too hot?). Maybe next year we’ll try a white, that looks interesting.

    We do have colored peppers….or we would if we’d stop eating them before they turn !!!
    .-= Maureen´s last blog ..What to do with all the Tomatoes =-.

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  10. Pampered Mom on August 3, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I believe we have mostly reds and maybe one orange. lol…but I could be surprised. I tend to be a bit scatterbrained in that area and neglect to keep things as well labeled (plus it’s been so long since I looked at the seed packets). It will be a bit of a surprise when they actually fully ripen!
    .-= Pampered Mom´s last blog ..Lacto-Fermented Soda – Ginger Beer =-.

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  11. Syrahsuzie on August 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    We have red, yellow, green, pink and black – no purple or white (maybe next year!)

    My favourite so far is Green Velvet (yellow skin and really tasty green flesh), but our harvest has only just started so this may change.

    South of France

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  12. pam on August 3, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Wow! I’ve never seen a white one!
    .-= pam´s last blog ..Roasted Salmon with Green Beans and Citrus Vinaigrette =-.

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  13. Kristin on August 3, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Wonderful ‘matoes! We are currently in the process of building a fire pit/veggie garden area so I didn’t have a garden this year – just herbs interspersed with the established beds. Will have to give these a go next year because they are so pretty and look tasty!

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  14. Mangochild on August 4, 2009 at 5:29 am

    I’ve never had White Beauties, what do they taste like? Our tomatoes are largely tasteless this year it seems (from the farmers’ markets I mean – I’m not growing them), and are scarce because of late-blight. I can enjoy the pics of yours though!
    .-= Mangochild´s last blog ..Spotlight: One Local Summer Week 9 =-.

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    • Susy on August 4, 2009 at 8:48 am

      They’re not very acidic with a mild, almost sweet tomato flavor. The tomato flavor isn’t as strong as it is in some of the red varieties. The texture of the White Beauty is also good, not mushy as some tomatoes can be, it’s quite firm and not mealy at all. It’s a great eating tomato, perfect for a quick side dish, just slice and eat!

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