Harrowsmith Jr. – Emma’s Tomato Patch A Real Peach of a Velvety Tomato

  The name says it all about this tomato: delicious, fuzzy, and pretty, just like the orchard-fresh peaches we all love.   Feels like a Peach The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of a peach is the fuzz. When I think of a tomato, I think of smooth, waxy skin. […]

 

The name says it all about this tomato: delicious, fuzzy, and pretty, just like the orchard-fresh peaches we all love.

 

Feels like a Peach

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of a peach is the fuzz. When I think of a tomato, I think of smooth, waxy skin. But just like a peach, the ‘Garden Peach’ tomato is fuzzy! This tomato feels like velvet!

 

Looks like a Peach

It not only feels like a peach, but looks like one too, with a thin yellow skin that has a pink blush when ripe. The inside of this beautiful tomato is yellow with a tiny bit of red. The size is a bit smaller than a peach, usually 55-110 grams. The flavour is deliciously mild, sweet, and fruity. It is very juicy, just like a good peach.

‘Garden Peach’ tomato is smaller than a peach.

Productive

There is more than good looks and flavour, though. It is a great choice for anyone who is looking for a tomato variety that produces lots of fruit. The fruit matures mid-season, at about 75 days.

 

Grow Your Own

The indeterminate vines of ‘Garden Peach’ are vigorous, so I recommend staking or trellising the plants—or growing them in cages.

Make sure that this neat tomato variety is on your list of tomato seeds to grow next year. You probably won’t find plants of ‘Garden Peach’ at a garden centre, so you will want to get seed to grow your own. In Canada, you can find seeds at Urban Harvest [https://uharvest.ca] and Annapolis Seeds [https://www.annapolisseeds.com].

The thin, yellow skin has a pink blush when ripe.

Emma Biggs
Emma Biggs

Emma Biggs is a 13-year-old gardener and garden communicator. Emma raised over 130 tomato varieties in her Toronto garden in 2018—gardening in containers, in straw bales on a driveway, in a neighbour’s yard, in wicking beds under a walnut tree, and on the garage roof. Her garden is the source of many of her stories—and the source of produce that she sells in her neighborhood. In 2015, at the age of nine, Emma co-authored of Grow Gardeners, Kid-Tested Gardening with Children with her father and started helping him at garden talks and workshops. For the past couple of years, Emma has been giving her own talks at libraries, seed exchanges, garden clubs, and garden shows. Emma is the co-host of The Garage Gardeners Radio Show. She hosts kids gardening videos on the From Dirt to Dishes gardening channel on YouTube. Her latest book, Gardening with Emma, helps kids find the fun in gardening (and helps adults remember how much fun gardening is!)

www.emmabiggs.ca

Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

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