Heirloom tomatoes are all the rage in the gourmet world these days because they are cultivated from the best kinds of seeds around;openly pollinated (non-hybrid) crops that are in no way genetically engineered. While the world has seen an influx in various genetically enhanced, engineered, or mutated produce (see: Grapple), there just isn’t anything quite like the original. Heirloom tomatoes come in various shapes, sizes, and colors and are some of the juiciest and versatile fruits of its kind. I was absolutely delighted today to have seen my mother’s tiny packet of heirloom seeds grow into a bountiful little bundle in Hawthorne, CA (see: LAX).
It had been a while since I really paid attention to what was going on in the yard, and I noticed little pots of rosemary, Italian Parsley, and flat-leaf parsley. I am thinking some Heirloom radish or pepper plants need to join the mix. Maybe even some Chard or Eggplant. Mmmm.
Here is a good source for some quality seeds: http://www.heirloomseeds.com/