Genetically unique and grown from nonhybrid seeds passed down for generations, heirloom tomatoes come in myriad shapes and sizes, boasting groovy names like Black From Tula, Green Zebra, Caspian Pink, and Azoychka. Take a deep whiff before buying; good scent means good taste. Some may have cracks (heirlooms are known for flavor, not hardiness); not to worry, they’re still edible. Never refrigerate, which ruins all tomatoes.
Roasted Heirloom Tomato and Ricotta Crostini