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Tomato plants are a very good use of space in a sun drenched garden. We carry over 17 different types you will not find so easily in one place.
Some of our seasonal selection:
Although usually considered a vegetable, the tomato ( Lycopersicon lycopersicum ) is actually a fruit since a fruit is the seed bearing, editable part of a plant. The tomato has a long history of cultivation. Indigenous to the Americas, it dates back to the ancient Aztec and Inca civilizations.
By the middle of the 19th century the tomato had become a favorite produce of the farmer's market and a great source of pride for backyard gardeners everywhere.
Today the tomato continues to sit high on the list of
ingredients for a thousand and one delicious and healthy recipes. And where can you find the freshest, best tasting tomato? Ask anyone: in the backyard garden, of course!
Originally from Central America, but domesticated and comercially cultivated in Mexico, the tomatillo is a husk covered Solanaceae (Physalis philadelphica) and a staple vegetable, especially for sauces and salsas in Mexico and other South American countries. The plant has become a favorite in the American South West and is now grown commercially in California. Vine-like (rather than bush-like), the Tomatillo is easy to grow in Northern Nevada.
If you've never made your own green sauce from fresh tomatillos picked warm right out of the garden, you must give it a try sometime. Salsa Verde from fresh tomatillos is easy to make, too. And it doesn't take long either. But you can't beat it for that fresh flavor of homemade tacos and burritos. With their pale green paper covered fruit, tomatillo plants are beautiful, too.