By Bobbie Whitehead
Though 2011 fruit and vegetable garden trends include new varieties developed for small gardens as well as to offer higher yields, gardeners will also find veggies in new colors
Tomato lovers, for example, can opt for two new pear tomato varieties in green and chocolate colors sold exclusively by Terroir Seeds LLC of Chino Valley, Ariz., home of Underwood Gardens.
The new varieties, available in December, according to Underwood Gardens, are certified organic, indeterminate tomatoes that are said to ripen with 65-80 days.
The green pear tomato, developed by one of company’s growers, “has a base of light green that shines through an overlay of translucent creamy yellow.
“The final color is almost even between a yellow and a green tomato,” the Underwood Gardens’ product description explains.