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Homegrown Tomato Time

Whether heirlooms or hybrids, tomatoes from your home garden taste best.

A few favorites for Slicing

Cherokee Purple

The Cherokee Purple heirloom tomato has a sweet, fresh tomato taste and is believed to have come from the Cherokee Indians.

The large fruit features a dark red color that gently turn purplish-green at the shoulders.

A sweet accompaniment to burgers and BLT’s.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Sandwich Tomato Varieties: Good Slicing Tomatoes To Grow In The Garden


Beefsteak heirloom tomatoes are large, ribbed fruit that can grow between one to two pounds in size.

The solid, meaty, and juicy tomatoes make them a slicing favorite among many gardeners.

Big Beef

Big Beef hybrid tomatoes are a previous All-America winner that features very large, red fruit that is juicy and highly flavorful.

You can also expect very large yields from this tomato in most regions.


Porterhouse tomatoes grow to a whopping two to four pounds and burst with awesome flavor. These guys can get so big they will hang out over the bread when making a sandwich!

They grow a medium red color and have a good blend of meaty texture with just the right amount of juiciness. If you love huge tomatoes with great flavor, then Porterhouse is just what you need.


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