We had several varieties (we got some of our seeds off the rack and others we ordered):
- Big Rainbow Striped Tomatoes - a slicer that is mostly orange with green and red faint stripes, very sweet, somewhat thick-fleshed, and the most delicious tomato we've ever tasted. We are definitely growing this again.
- Thai Pink Tomatoes - they start off a little white and as they ripen, they turn a light pink, and deepen to a vivid pink. Very juicy. Some people don't like the taste, but Hubby and I are ok with it. Not something we'd grow if we had limited space.
- Black Cherry Tomatoes - these were a little larger than a cherry tomato, and are actually purple. Thick flesh and somewhat sweet. We had only 2 plants of these so we mostly ate these freshly picked. We did dehydrate and freeze some.
- Red Cherry Tomatoes - had only one of these plants and it gave us about 15-20 red cherry tomatoes every 3 days or so. Sweet.
- Roma Tomatoes - although just about everyone knows about these, have to mention. Ours didn't get very big but when they ripened, they were thick and crimson red. Perfect for making some of our favorite dishes. Great dehydrated and frozen. Replacing this with Amish Paste in 2009.
- Yellow Pear Tomatoes - I tasted my first yellow pear in 2007 and HAD to grow them in 2008. We had about 6 of these plants, and every one of them bore prolifically. We brought several in the house in October and enjoyed them well into .. well, March we ate the last one! Great for salads, but we also dehydrate and freeze them.
- Kellog's Orange Breakfast (paste) and Orange Mama and Yellow Mama - ok, here's the problem. I had started several plants (squash, gourds, tomatoes, etc.) and planted them in mid-Spring, and unfortunately a fox uprooted them all (digging a hole to take a nap in). I saved what I could, but the labels either scattered or faded. So, we had lots of other kinds of tomatoes, including these 3, but we have no idea what was what. We will keep better track this year. It's a good suggestion for you too. Label label label!