You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato

Posted by Eytan Navah, Garden Supervisor


We are all exposed to countless animals, insects, plants, flowers, people, colors, textures, tastes and smells on a daily basis. This co-creative diversity can bring abundant joy, beauty and wonder for us all to enjoy together. Within our gardens alone, there exist endless combinations of brilliance that create an array of emotional reactions through our sensual experience. With this in mind, our gardens are designed to stimulate the senses in ways that are both joyful and inspiring.

To promote a healthy garden space, the many heirloom and open pollinated varieties we grow are specifically chosen for their adaptability to our soil and climate, pest and disease resistance, and how well they pair with our elegant wines. Tomatoes are one of those wonderfully delicious and varied fruits we grow here at Lynmar. First discovered in the Andes over 2,000 years ago, when it eventually made its way to Europe it was considered by many to be poisonous and grown only for its ornamental value and referred to as a “love apple”. This year we have chosen to grow over 20 varieties of tomatoes, some of which we have been saving seed from since 2005. Each tomato has its own exceptional taste, color and texture. Some of the tomatoes we are growing this year include:

 Heirloom Tomatoes

  • Green Zebra
  • Gold Medal
  • Amazon Chocolate
  • Dr. Wyche’s Yellow
  • Brandywine
  • Japanese Black Trifele
  • Ralph’s Oxheart
  • Striped Roma
  • Tappy’s Heritage
  • and our favorite snacking tomato, Sungold Cherry

Amazon Chocolate tomato starts

Sungold Cherry

The diversity we all get to experience here at Lynmar is not only beautiful and delicious but is extremely fun as well! I look forward to sharing the many fruits we grow with you all this summer!

The Tiny Seed
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