Tomatoes have been cultivated for a very long time – thousands of varieties exist. Early varieties “heirloom” were local favorites but usually had some flaw, not beautiful, too perishable, low production – so over the years tomato varieties were bred to correct these problems successfully except for taste – the old varieties taste great! So many growers have gone back to the “heirloom” varieties because they taste great!
At Terhune Orchards we grow all our tomatoes organically. We plant a wide variety ranging from traditional beefsteak to heirloom varieties. Heirloom varieties are types of tomatoes that have been passed down through generations. Each heirloom variety has its own set of unique traits and has evolved over time to adapt to specific growing conditions and climates.
We grow many different delicious varieties and highlighted a few of them below. Check the farm store for in-season updates.