The tomato: no other vegetable is as fussed over, bragged about or hard to master.
People living in the state of Colorado have to face the cold, hard facts that this really isn’t good tomato growing country. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible, it simply means that it’s darn difficult. The terribly short growing season has forced many gardeners to work with heirloom tomatoes that are tough and fast enough to succeed in higher elevation.
With that in mind, here are some of the ‘easiest’ heirloom tomatoes to grow in the state of Colorado:
The peacevine cherry earned its name from the tomato’s high amino acid content, which is said to have a calming effect on the body. This tomato has the highest vitamin C content of any variety of cheery tomato.
Grow these tomatoes in Colorado and expect them to stretch a good 20 feet along your fence and be ready for harvest in 60 days.
Many consider this tomato the best tasting of all black tomatoes. The flavor is distinctive, smokey and sweet. Named in honor of the equal rights advocate for Blacksin Russia, the Paul Roberson tomato is possibly the easiest tomato to grow in Colorado and you can expect it to be ready for picking within 65-90 days.
Black from Tula
Ready for harvest in 70-80 days, this large (8-12 oz.) tomato has that old-fashioned, sweet and spicy taste that is perfect for a BBQ and is destined to belong on a burger. These are the hardest tomatoes to grow on the list, but they are really worthy of the task.
Elfin Grape Tomato
As you might have guessed, the Elfin grape tomato is a little guy.. but he packs a big punch. You can grow these grape tomatoes in a flowerpot right out on your deck. Expect ¾ inch tomatoes to be ready for harvesting in 60 days.
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