In March we started seedlings of basil and 3 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. They are finally big enough to be sold, but should remain inside until we have 5 consecutive nights above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, which is typically after Mothers’ Day or mid-May.
LETTUCE LEAF HEIRLOOM BASIL
Organic. This plant explodes into large lettuce-like basil leaves. Growing up to 2 or 3 feet in plant height, the leaves are fragrant and flavorful, ideal for salads or pesto.
Organic. An exceptional tomato, this gorgeous, rosy-pink beefsteak is thin-skinned with a succulent, balanced, complex flavor that’s as intriguing and delicious as its name. Originally from the Pennsylvania Amish, this is a strong, leafy plant. She is the perfect sandwich tomato.
The only true black of the cherry tomatoes, this variety is firm, juicy, rich and complex. Irresistibly delicious, this is a unique addition to the color palette that fruits early in the season.
This is a sweet, juicy tomato with a piquant bite. This heirloom is a large beefsteak-type that is a pale-green color with a hint of yellow striping. The large tomato often weighs one pound or more. She has the wetness of a melon and can give a deep flavor explosion. It is generally used in salads, but is also a wonderful tomato to fry.