Hillbilly Tomato

The Hillbilly tomato is very unique looking - even for an heirloom variety. It has yellow to orange skin streaked with red, kind of looks like a peach.

Cut one open and you'll see the flesh is also heavily marbled with red against a peachy-yellow background. Looks a bit like a cheese pizza!

I'm not sure how old this variety is, but it's been around for a while. And it's thought to have originated in the hills of West Virginia, which apparently inspired the name.

The fruit of the Hillbilly tomato is large, 1 to 2 pounds on average, and it's a low-acid tomato. The indeterminate vine tends to be very productive.

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