If you are like us, you don’t want to wait for tomatoes. It’s easy to start with our giant 3-gallon tomato plants, to get tomato plants even faster. Here are some of the varieties we have at the farm.
Sweet Millions Cherry Tomatoes
This is an improved Sweet 100 Cherry Tomato. They’re red but crack resistant. Wonderful – like little pops of candy in the garden.
Early Girl Tomatoes
This is one of the most popular tomatoes because it comes on so early. Early Girl is an indeterminate tomato which means it’s going to set on tomatoes throughout the summer. Remember to prune back some of the foliage so you can get to those tomatoes and they will ripen a little faster.
Fourth of July Tomatoes
This is one of the tomatoes you don’t hear about a lot. It’s named so because it usually has tomatoes by the 4th of July. It does not have really huge fruit, but still delicious and early – because again, we are impatient.
Big Beef Tomatoes
If you’re looking for a giant slicing tomato for your hamburgers and summer BBQs, Big Beef is an excellent variety. It’s a type of beefsteak tomato. It’s indeterminate, which means it is going to be sitting on those big beef tomatoes throughout the summer. Many of these already have tomatoes started on it right now. A quick tip: when you plant them, don’t forget to put them into the ground about 6-8 inches above soil volume. That’ll keep it sturdier for you throughout the summer.
Big Boy Tomatoes
This is another variety of really great, big, juicy tomatoes we have in 3-gallon at the farm, as well.
Watch as Brian Bauman from Bauman’s Farm & Garden discusses the farm’s best tomatoes.
It’s no secret that tomatoes can take up a lot of room, they get pretty big. Not all of us have that space, which is why we put together pots with 2 different types of tomatoes in one. Both of them play well together. One that we have at the farm has Bush Steak, which is a compact grower with nice-sized tomatoes, and Indigo Fireball, which is a cherry tomato that was developed at Oregon State that’s also packed with antioxidants.
All of these tomatoes are available at Bauman’s Farm & Garden now! To make sure you stay up-to-date on what’s in season, head on over to the Bauman’s Farm & Garden YouTube page and subscribe for all of the latest information!