Savor the Flavor: Meet Our New Stars, the Champion Tomato and Toma Verde Tomatillo

When it comes to growing your favorite summer veggies, few varieties can match the versatility and flavor of the Champion Tomato and the vibrant taste of Toma Verde Tomatillo. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this remarkable tomato cultivar and it's distant cousin are a must-have for any home garden. In this blog post, we'll explore some valuable growing tips and discuss why the Champion Tomato reigns supreme as a slicing tomato and discover the Toma Verde Tomatillo's unique charm.

Helpful growing tips: 

Choosing the Right Spot: Before you plant your seedlings, select a sunny spot in your garden. Tomatoes thrive in full sunlight, receiving at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Ensure that the chosen area has well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

Soil Preparation: Prepare the soil before planting by adding organic matter like compost. This improves the soil's fertility, structure, and water retention capacity. Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH, preferably in the range of 6.0 to 7.0.

Planting and Support: It's time to plant your Champion Tomato and Toma Verde Tomatillo's! Space each plant about 18 to 24 inches apart to give them ample room to grow and spread. Providing proper support, such as using tomato cages or stakes, will prevent the plants from sprawling on the ground and minimize the risk of diseases.

Watering and Mulching: Consistent watering is crucial for healthy tomato plants. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not waterlogged, as fluctuations in moisture levels can lead to blossom end rot. Mulching around the plants helps retain soil moisture, suppresses weed growth, and maintains a more stable soil temperature.

Fertilization: To encourage robust growth and a bountiful harvest, feed your tomatoes with a balanced organic fertilizer that is rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates and timings.

Pruning and Suckering: Regularly prune your tomato plants by removing the lower leaves and side shoots (suckers) that emerge in the center points of the main stems. This practice helps increase airflow and reduces the risk of disease. Allow the plant to focus its energy on fruit production rather than excessive foliage.

Champion Tomato: Why it's the Perfect Slicing Tomato.

Champion Tomatoes excel as slicing tomatoes due to their impressive characteristics:

Flavor: The first bite into a ripe Champion Tomato is a delight. These tomatoes boast a well-balanced, classic tomato flavor that is both sweet and slightly tangy. Their rich taste enhances salads, sandwiches, and other dishes.

Size and Shape: Champion Tomatoes typically grow to a substantial size, making them ideal for slicing. Their uniform, round shape ensures attractive, even slices that add visual appeal to any meal.

Texture: Firm and juicy, Champion Tomatoes have a satisfying texture that holds up well when sliced. They are not excessively watery, making them perfect for sandwiches without making the bread soggy.

Productivity: These tomatoes are known for their abundant yields, ensuring you'll have plenty for slicing and other culinary uses throughout the growing season.

The Champion Tomato is a true champion in every sense of the word. Its ease of growth, outstanding flavor, and impressive slicing capabilities make it a top choice for home gardeners and food enthusiasts alike. By following the simple growing tips and techniques outlined in this blog post, you'll be well on your way to enjoying a fruitful harvest of these marvelous slicing tomatoes.

Discovering the Toma Verde Tomatillo: Tangy, Versatile, and Delicious

If you're a fan of Mexican cuisine or simply looking to spice up your garden and culinary repertoire, the Toma Verde Tomatillo is a delightful addition you won't want to miss. Often referred to as the "green tomato," the tomatillo is a distant relative of the tomato, but with its own unique twist.

With its size and shape resembling a small, green lantern enveloped in a papery husk, this tomatillo variety is truly distinctive. The fruit's texture is smooth and firm, making it easy to handle and a delight to work with in the kitchen. When it comes to productivity, the Toma Verde Tomatillo is impressively abundant, yielding a generous harvest of its tangy delights throughout the growing season. With its compact and prolific nature, this tomatillo is a rewarding choice for both experienced gardeners and beginners seeking a fruitful and flavorful gardening adventure.

Growing Toma Verde Tomatillos: Tomatillos thrive in warm climates with full sunlight exposure. If you live in a region with hot summers these plants will be right at home in your garden. These robust plants can grow up to 3-4 feet in height and have a tendency to sprawl, so giving them ample space in the garden is essential. Supporting them with stakes or cages will help keep the branches from bending under the weight of the fruits.

Harvesting Tomatillos: Toma Verde Tomatillos resemble small, green, papery lanterns when mature. Harvest them when the husks begin to split and the fruit turns light green or yellowish. Don't worry about blemishes on the fruit; they won't affect the flavor. Remove the husks and wash the tomatillos thoroughly before use, as they can be slightly sticky. Once you have a fresh batch of tomatillos, it's time to indulge in some delectable recipes.

Now is the perfect time to secure your seedlings from the Revival Roots Nursery shop. Our limited stock is selling out fast, and we wouldn't want you to miss out on the opportunity to enjoy these garden marvels. Don't hesitate; add the Champion Tomato and Toma Verde Tomatillo to your cart and watch your garden and kitchen burst with colors and flavors.