Hybrid Tomatoes

Black Pearl Hybrid tomato (Photo from Burpee.com)

Black Pearl: A heirloom hybrid tomato

Judith Adam

‘Black Pearl’ is a vining cherry tomato with 1.5-inch (4-cm), brownish-red round fruits. . ‘Black Pearl’ is what breeders are calling heirloom hybrid.

'Brandywine' tomatoes, looking ready to bite into. Photo from Stokes Seeds

Old and new tomatoes to grow

Judith Adam

Tomatoes to grow were a big part of the childhood gardens of Judith Adam. Suggestions for hybrid tomatoes and guide to tomato plant abbreviations.