Cherry or grape tomatoes are popular in home gardens because they’re easy to grow and are prolific producers. The cute little fruits are fun to pick and make a sweet, healthy snack. There’s a whole world of heirloom varieties of cherry tomatoes that go well beyond the color red. If you are looking to add some fun tomato varieties to your garden this year, these are some of the tastiest and prettiest currently available.
These babies start off as a deep purple/blue but turn reddish when they ripen. The purple/blue color will remain on some of the fruit when it is exposed to intense sunlight. The plant produces delectable one- to two-ounce cherry tomatoes. They are very fruity and sugary sweet.
This is one of my favorite tomatoes. Not only is it a bright, sunny orange, it has a delicious, tangy-sweet flavor. Sungolds are tasty right off the vine and get sweeter when cooked. They grow in long clusters of 10-15 fruits per stem. Your kids will eat them like candy!
This is a lovely tomato perfectly round in shape and with a pretty reddish-black color. Their flavor is rich and sweet. They look and taste great in salads and on kabobs. They are very vigorous growers and will need to be tamed early on to keep them from growing all over the place.
The tall, vigorous vines of the Yellow Pear bear large quantities of small one-ounce lemon yellow, pear-shaped fruits. Their flavor is mild and adds a fun texture and interest to fresh salads.