Fred’s Tye Dye, a New Favorite Tomato


This is Fred’s Tye Dye, another one from the Dwarf Tomato Project. Notice the beautiful stripes.


The inside of Fred. Isn’t it a gorgeous dark red color? Not only is this a beautiful tomato but it taste really good. This is being grown in the same area that Mr. Snow is, meaning it isn’t getting a lot of light but it is still producing. Live and learn. Isn’t that one of the best things about being a gardener? You can correct your mistakes the following year! Unlimited do-overs!

This is the second year I’ve grown it, both times in a large pot and it has done well for me. Next year it will go into one of my raised beds in full sun.

Meet Mr. Snow, a Lovely, Light Yellow Tomato With a Sweet, Delicate Taste


This is Mr. Snow in the wild.


This is Mr. Snow on a cutting board about to be devoured.

One of the Dwarf Tomato Project varieties that I tried this year. It is astoundingly sweet. They are medium size, measuring about 3 inches across, as with most heirlooms, the size can vary widely.

It sits in a very large pot near my arbor and is doing well in spite of the heat. And the shade. However, it isn’t getting as much light as it would like and is producing, albeit not heavily. It takes a lot of energy to produce fruit. As my trees grow in my yard I am realizing that what was once full sun is no longer. I’d like to see how it performs in the ground out in the garden where it will get full sun.

I was surprised at how juicy and sweet this one tastes. The color is charming, a very light yellow. It would look pretty in a salsa or in a mixed color tomato salad plate as shown here. Well, it’s really a cutting board, with cucumbers from my garden (Beth Alpha) but you get the gist.


The other two tomatoes are Fred’s Tye Dye and Tye Dye which I will showcase in a future post.