Seven new tomatoes have received awards from All-America Selections, the nonprofit testing organization for new flower and vegetable varieties. I am only going to describe the Four varieties which are best adapted to our climate.
Tomato Celano has fruit the size and shape of grapes. Early plants have bushy or patio type growth which is an advantage for our area. Half-ounce fruits are sweeter, have better texture and are a deeper red color than other grape varieties. It is late blight resistant, which can be a problem in our area. Hybrid plants stay healthier resulting in phenomenal yields. Tomato Celano can be grown is large containers if supported with a cage.
Tomato Chef’s Choice Bicolor has unique deep yellow fruit with pink stripes. Color continues through into the flesh. It is one of the earlier large beefsteak tomatoes with 7 to 8 ounce fruits rated at 75 days after transplanting. Fruit has sweeter flavor and better texture than similar varieties. Strong indeterminate (vining) type growth matures at about 5 feet. Chef’s Choice Bicolor is resistant to several diseases. Similar to sister varieties Chef’s Choice Yellow, Orange, Red and Black, all of which have been All-America award winners.
Tomato Early Resilience is a Roma type tomato with rounded fruit. It is earlier and produces higher yields than other Roma types. Fruit is sweet, meaty and crack-resistant. Bush type plants are very disease-resistant. Excellent for cooking and canning.
Tomato Galahad is a very disease-resistant variety with large, great tasting fruit. Three inch round, red-crack-resistant fruit up to 12 ounces. Bushy determinate plants are suited to our cool climate. Rated 75 days from transplanting.