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German Striped Heirloom Tomato

Today I bought some heirloom tomatoes at a Farmer’s Market. I’ve eaten heirloom tomatoes before (and I’m growing some – Brandywine), but this is the first time I’ve ever had a “German Striped Heirloom Tomato”.  Wow – sweet, firm, pretty. Hm.  Kind of sounds like ME many long years ago.

Take a look-see.

Pretty on the outside.

German Striped Heirloom Tomato

German Striped Heirloom Tomato

Pretty on the inside:

The inside of a German Striped Heirloom Tomato

The inside of a German Striped Heirloom Tomato

The farmer who sold it to me said “if you get a good one, it tastes like mangoes”.  That sold me since mangoes are my favorite fruit (Oh yes. See my recipe for Mango Blueberry Breakfast Muffins).

I brought the tomatoes home and sliced one up.  We shared it.  My daughter said matter-of-factly,
it tastes like a tomato“.  Perhaps my build-up was a bit much?  But it’s a very special tomato: locally grown (so fresh) and an heirloom passed down from generation to generation. And it was only $1 for two hefty and uncommon tomatoes.

Have you ever tried an heirloom tomato?  Do you have any favorites?

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4 thoughts on “German Striped Heirloom Tomato

  1. Yvonne

    I know that a friend of mine uses heirloom tomatoes in her salads, but I don’t know which kinds. I am looking for a tomato that is mostly meaty and little ooey stuff. I had settled for Roma tomatoes, as I could easily get rid of the goo.

    I love your daughter’s comment…honesty, as blunt as you can be….better than a colorful fib any day!

    1. strivingbean

      Hi Yvonne – you just might like the German Striped Heirloom Tomato, there was very little goo in it and it was meaty/hefty.

      Also, if you run across a tomato farmer who grows many varieties (like at a farmer’s market), pick his/her brain and ask to taste several samples!

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