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A variety of tomato grown from open-pollinated seeds that produce a fruit that is very flavorful and well textured. This fruit has a depth of history, since it was one of the first developed many years ago. The Heirloom tomato is produced in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes. As a general rule, the darker the color the more acidic the flavor. Correspondingly, the red varieties will be much sweeter than those being green in color, which are typically more tart, while the purple and black colored varieties provide fruit that is rich in flavor, and very acidic. Common varieties of Heirloom tomatoes include the red varieties of the Black Star, Brandywine, Indian Moon, King Humbert, and Ponderosa Red; the white varieties of White Currant and White Queen; the green variety of German Green; and the yellow varieties such as the Limmony or the Plum Yellow Formed.
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