Heirloom Pineapple Tomato

Ripe Heirloom Pineapple Tomato off the vine

Pineapple Tomatoes are one of the most delicious varieties of tomato. They have a solidness to them, not the seeds-floating-in-mucus type. They are great diced for tacos, sliced for sandwiches, or even whole if you’re the type to bite right in like a vampire.

Cross section of a pineapple tomato

I grew this plant from a start, not from seed. Earlier this year I tried to start Indigo Apple tomatoes from seed and it didn’t go well. I got two starts out of 20-ish seeds and the two small plants didn’t survive. So far I can do well with a tomato plant once it has been started for me. Next year I will try again with seeds.

Pineapple Tomato green on the vine

Pineapple Tomatoes have a beautiful red-yellow coloring when ripe. They tend to be a big and heavy fruit. They don’t pull off the vine easily when ripe; I had to cut the fruit off the plant.

I made sure to give this plant a lot of calcium so that it wouldn’t get end rot. This comes as a clear liquid that I dilute in water. Although I have seen a spray version, it makes little sense to me. I follow the instructions to dilute the liquid in water and then I water the plant at its base with the solution. This keeps the fruit from rotting on the vine before it’s even ripe.

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