March 17, 2012 on Good Food, Evan talks to Scott Daigre – the founder of Tomatomania – about what to grow this tomato season. In this outtake he tells Evan about several tomato myths that every home gardener should know.
Listen to the entire interview on KCRW here.
Scott Daigre on Tomato Strategy
Scott Daigre is the founder of Tomatomania. The tomato extravaganza is back and bigger than ever, so this year and he suggests a few tomato strategies that will prevent the home gardener from being overwhelmed. If you know what you want from your tomato plants you can plan ahead. He recommends:
For abundance and flavor:
For the perfect BLT:
any tomatoes in the black tomato family
For canning and roasting:
Amish Paste (beware production may lag)
Any Oxheart variety
All Roma types
To win a beauty contest: