The most intriguing tomato I have grown is Brad’s Atomic Grape tomato.
Two years ago was the first try, and I lost all the tomatoes I had started from seed.
Last year I had better results with my “from seed” efforts, and I got four sturdy healthy plants. Then we had long, dry periods of high heat, and most of the B.A.G.s split open on the vine; big, deep, gaping splits that tended to lose the insides.
The handful we got were massive and tasty with a beautiful bite and texture.
This year, I didn’t plan to grow any considering the past difficulties, but we found two volunteers growing in odd spots. One has produced nothing but a lot of leaves, but the other is producing a steady modest supply.
They start green with white streaks. As sunlight hits them, the black-purple shows up. The orange and red show up as they ripen, although some ripen and remain mostly green.
As a gay man that loves color, and is driven to grow things outside their normal color boundaries, Brad’s Atomic Grape tomato is an excellent candidate for our garden!