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Winter, spring, summer, and fall each offer their own unique fruits and vegetables for distinct seasonal flavor. Learn to choose and use each season's best.

Heirloom Tomato Roundup

A visual guide to 12 of our favorite varieties, with recipes to showcase each.

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Brandywine Tomato
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Brandywine

This tomato is an excellent multipurpose beefsteak variety. Although it's difficult to verify exact origin, some experts speculate that it was first cultivated by the Amish more than a century ago. This fruit is grown in yellow, red, pink, and purple-fleshed varieties. With a classic tomato taste, the classic red Brandywine is full-flavored with a pleasant acidity, a floral aroma similar to roses, and a supple buttery texture.

View Recipe: Roasted Brandywine Tomato, Fennel, and Shrimp with Feta

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