Color Adds Beauty

July 16, 2018


You can always find the different at Kasper Creek.  We pride ourselves on growing unique and tasty produce. 


One of our customers came by market last Saturday and purchased a variety of heirloom tomatoes and prepared a wonderful dish that evening.  Color always brightens up dinner party and that’s exactly what she did.  Barbara purchased a Red Oxheart (Red), an Aunt Ruby (green) and an Orange Strawberry (Orange) heirloom tomato.  The dish was a big hit and the heirloom tomatoes were wonderful. 


Heirlooms are not always the prettiest, but they are by far the tastiest. 


Red Oxheart - Excellent flavor oxheart shaped tomatoes. Also known as the Hungarian Heart. Oxheart has vigorous vines that produce plenty of beautiful, red, tomatoes that weigh anywhere from 8 ounces at their smallest all the way to 2 pounds! These tomatoes have a sweet and juicy flavor.  The fruits resemble that of an oxheart.


Aunt Ruby's   -- A German heirloom brought to this country in the early 1900s by the grandfather of Ruby Arnold.   1-2 lb. fruit is bright green with a ruby blush on the blossom end of the fruit.   German Green heirloom tomatoes are a cultivar originating with Ruby Arnold (1997), of Greeneville, Tennessee, but achieving great Seed Savers popularity.  They are, as the name implies, "green" tomatoes, which really means they are a greenish yellow when fully ripe but are still tasty when picked early.


Orange Strawberry - This is a beautiful oxheart tomato that ripens to a deep yellow color. German Orange Strawberry tomato is a juicy and meaty fruit. Smooth blemish-free fruits are six to ten-ounce fruits and perfectly heart shaped. They seem to light up their vines when ripened. Skinny vines are about 6 feet and prolific. You can expect ripened fruits about 80 days after transplant. make yourself some great tomato sauce, salsa and thick tomato stew! Eat plenty in the garden too!


So, the next time you want to have fun cooking and add color to your dinner just add heirlooms…

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