Name: Virginia Sweets tomatoes
Type of Plant: This heirloom tomato does best in full sun. It is an indeterminate variety, which means that it continues to grow, bloom and bear fruit from mid summer to frost.
Why I love this: I love this tomato because it produces very large, bi-color fruit that has the sweetness of a golden tomato and the acidity of a red fruit. They are delicious to eat raw and make a fantastic golden tomato sauce. Best of all Virginia Sweets is one heirloom variety that produces lots of fruit. Every year no matter what type of summer weather we have this is one of the most reliable tomato plants in my garden.
A Word to the Wise: As with all tomato plants, if you live in the northeast where the early summer weather can be damp and cool, be on the lookout for early blight. We start spraying weekly with Actinovate from the time we plant and this helps keep blights at bay.