What constitutes an heirloom tomato?
Well simply, the variety's seeds must have been passed along for generations, typically no sooner than the 1940's. So essentially, an heirloom tomato is just an old-fashioned fruit. It's no secret that old fashion, especially in our world where old is defined in a technological time span of 7 months, is a rarity to appreciate and celebrate... at least in the world of tomatoes. Heirlooms come in a variety of odd shapes and sizes with a unique and bold spectrum of color. Each bite of an heirloom bursts with the unique flavor of it's variety. The images in this album are of Yellow Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Green Zebra and Brown Derby tomatoes. Look for them on the new summer menu at Onotria.