Using Heirloom seed varieties is a big part of the way we do things here at Tickiwoo Farm. The taste of a tomato grown from, for example, an Heirloom tomato called “Chocolate Stripe” is an experience you won’t soon forget. The flavor is incredible. The tomato itself is an orange-ish red with green stripes so I’m not sure where the name “Chocolate Stripe” comes from.
Nothing Compares to Homegrown Heirloom Veggies
After you experience the flavor for yourself, you won’t really care what name it was given. The red, perfect looking grocery store tomatoes that have no juice and are tasteless (always a disappointment) just can’t compare to a home grown tomato. Since we don’t spray with pesticides, there is the additional bonus of eating chemical free produce.
Where to Get Heirloom Seeds
There are only a few places to order Heirloom varieties from and we are so thankful that there are still some seed banks that the large seed companies haven’t been able to control and eliminate. Baker Creek Seeds is one of our favorites and Johnny’s Seeds is another.
If you would rather not start from seed, but prefer to order plants already started, then the Tasteful Garden is a good place to start. They have a wonderful variety to choose from and the plants arrive healthy and ready to put into your garden.