Heirloom tomato comes in a wide variety of colors, shapes, flavors, sizes and even names like Brandy Wine, Green Zebra, Cherokee Purple, Marvel Strip and Black Prince. It is fun to try different variety.
Heirloom means heritage or antique. It is old type of tomatoes that is still maintained by some farmers. The season is short, the size, color and even the shapes are not all uniform. I suppose this is more natural. It tastes more intense with full flavor.
Red and Yellow mini Tomatoes. There are orange and green, too. The spring is here and the Marche is full of color.
Do you know how to pick good tomatoes? You tend to pick shiny red plump tomato? One method I have not failed is to seek a clear radial pattern like the spokes of a wheel from the tip.
Roma Tomato, aka, Italian Tomato. It is great for cooking because it is firm, meaty and has few seeds. There are sweeter and less tart varieties out there but once you cook them, they change to provide exiting flavors.