Tomato Chooser App for iPhone
Available now in the Apple App Store!
Tomato lovers, get ready to have some fun! We are excited to introduce you to the Tomato Chooser app, which provides an easy and enjoyable way to learn about new tomato varieties and decide which tomatoes to grow.
This beautifully designed app provides detailed profiles of 333 tomato varieties in all shapes, colors and sizes. From rich, black heirlooms and juicy, red slicers to petite cherries and green-striped zebras, tomatoes galore are described in this digital tool, each with a color photo.
You can sort through these varieties and choose certain criteria to find tomatoes that have just the characteristics you are looking for. For instance, if you want to see just large, red tomato varieties that mature early in the season and have resistance to fusarium wilt, choose those criteria and — bam! — the app lists all of the ones that fit the bill.
Here is a glimpse of this incredible tomato app and more about its features and what it can do:
- Within the Tomato Chooser, you can search the 333 varieties, narrowing them down by size, color, disease resistances, yield, open-pollinated vs. hybrid, days to maturity, and growth habit (determinate vs. indeterminate).
- You can also see — and narrow your search by — which varieties have been rated as having exceptional flavor according to a team of esteemed tomato experts.
- Want to put up some tomatoes from your bumper crop? Use the app to find the best tomato varieties for canning, making paste and sauce, drying, and winter storage.
- As you browse, mark certain varieties as favorites, so you can easily reference them later.
- Read the best guides on growing tomatoes from MOTHER EARTH NEWS right within the app.
- Peruse detailed quotes from tomato experts — including Amy Goldman, Carolyn Male, Craig LeHoullier, William Woys Weaver, and Gary Ibsen — about many of the tomato varieties profiled.
- Within each profile, see an easy-to-digest summary of all the key characteristics of that variety.
- Combat tomato diseases common to your location more easily by being able to find varieties that show resistance. Growing resistant varieties is one of the keys to achieving success with this crop in organic systems.
- Quite simply, learn a lot more about tomatoes! After spending time with the Tomato Chooser, you are bound to gain knowledge about this classic crop for home gardeners, and you might even become totally tomato-obsessed!
You can download the Tomato Chooser now in the Apple App Store for $1.99.
To learn more about the other great gardening apps from MOTHER EARTH NEWS, browse our Apps page.