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Our Favorite Tomatoes

Tomato of the Year for 2018!

Introducing the new exclusive tomato to Roger’s Gardens, ‘Madame Marmande’, a red beefsteak with the toughness of a hybrid and the taste and character of a timeless heirloom.

Best Japanese Tomato

Class: Japanese Hybrid
Color: Light Red
Maturity: 80 days
Flavor: The best flavored slicer since Momotaro
Comments: Highly prolific plant produces fruit on a small plant

Best Cherry Tomato

Class:  Hybrid
Color:  Golden Orange
Maturity: 57 days
Flavor: Sweetest tomato currently available
Comments: Very easy to grow in all climates

Best Heirloom Tomato

Class:  Heirloom
Color:  Dark red/brown/pink stripped
Maturity: 80 days
Flavor: Assertive flavor, extremely meaty, little seeds
Comments: Unusual coloration. Productive vines.

Best Beefsteak Tomato

Class:  Heirloom
Color:  Deep Red/Purple
Maturity: 80 days
Flavor: Tasting Champion for fullness and depth
Comments: Prettier appearance, better production than Cherokee Purple

Our Favorite Peppers

Best Really Hot Red Pepper

SIZE/COLOR:  1 inch, wrinkled red fruit
SEASON:  Summer
TYPE: Hot Pepper
Comments: Heat rated #5 on the list of the World’s Hottest Peppers at over 1,000,000 SVU. Does well in containers.

Best Really Hot Yellow Pepper

SIZE/COLOR:  2 to 3 inches, slim yellow fruit
SEASON:  Summer
TYPE: Hot Pepper
Comments: Highly productive short plant. Fruit is clean and fresh with a hint of citrus flavor. Rated at 75,000 SVU.

Best Mild Pepper

Size/Color:  Large green to red fruit
Season:  Spring to late Fall
Type: Jalapeno
Comments: Great jalapeño flavor without the heat. SCU’s zero

Best Stuffing Pepper

SIZE/COLOR:   4 inch long, dark-green fruit
SEASON:  Summer
TYPE: Hot Pepper
Comments: Great, mild pepper flavor, 1,000 to 2,000 scovilles.

Best Salsa Pepper

SIZE/COLOR: 1-4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide, Green/red/yellow fruit.
SEASON:  All year long
TYPE: Hot Pepper
Comments: Smaller version of a Jalapeno with more heat. 5,000 – 25,000 scovilles.

Best Asian Food Pepper

SIZE/COLOR:  Medium green to red wrinkled fruit
SEASON:  Spring to late Fall
TYPE: Japanese
Comments: Sweet with a mild punch. SCU 0-100

All 319 Tomato Varieties

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