Hands down, the best tomato ever

mortgage lifter heirloom tomatoes

Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Tomatoes. So named because they were developed in the 1930s by a gardener who sold so many tomato plants he paid off his mortgage in six years. Tomato Geek has the whole story here.

Anyway, we’ve been getting a steady supply of these all summer from my in-laws (these vines are quite prolific). Huge, pink red tomatoes. Meaty, juicy, very few seeds, and the flavor is unbelievable: sweet and rich. We’ve eaten them sliced with fresh mozzarella and basil, drizzled with balsamic vinegar, in salads, on burgers, and in a relish with mangoes and onions. They make a spectacular fresh tomato sauce and they’re so good plain – just cut them up and put a little salt on them.

They are definitely going in my garden next year.