Many gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for their taste, unusual shape, and beauty. With the reintroduction of old-fashioned varieties, you can now grow tomatoes from around the world. Some are as small as a pea, while others are as large as a grapefruit. Many come in a variety of colors as well.
One the more popular heirloom tomato varieties is 'Cherokee Purple'. This heirloom has compact indeterminate vines and produces 10- to 12-ounce, rose- to purple-colored fruits with a sweet, rich flavor. For those lovers of 'Cherokee Purple', now you can grow a sister variety, 'Cherokee Green'. A natural sport from the original heirloom, 'Cherokee Green' features 8-ounce fruits that mature to lime green with a hint of orange. It has lots of bold, acidic, tomato flavor. If you've never been a fan of green tomatoes, this one might be worth a try.
For more information on 'Cherokee Green', go to: Johnny's Selected Seeds.