Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The tomatoes have started

Finally. Everything is late this year due to the chilly and wet spring we had. But the tomatoes that I grew (from seed) are getting ready and we've started harvesting. First we had cherry and small plum tomatoes; we've been using them in salads and on pizza.

These are rather large and heavy. We'll taste one soon.

Now the big tomatoes are ripening. I picked a bunch on Monday to get them off the ground before they started to rot. I don't think this variety is supposed to get deep red. A few of them seem ready to eat now!

8 comments:

  1. Could they be the variety called Ananas? If so they are golden inside with red streaks when ripe and absolutely delicious! P.

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  2. Love tomatoes Walt - they go with almost everything, ask ant Italian.

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  3. Great tomato harvest Walt.....and you've only just started.....you'll have lots to can and store.

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  4. We're harvesting at the same time this year, Walt!
    What variety are these?
    This is our first year with big tomatoes-- we only had cherries and plums last year, and some mid-sized ones.

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  5. our 3 plants (both cherry and regular) are already dead. 378 cherry tomatoes and 109 regular tomatoes were harvested. and 2 red peppers; these are still going strong.

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  6. Lucky you.
    Mine are still green and I lucked out on the heirloom ones - only 50% successful.

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  7. Great tomatoes! My plants are ready to be pulled up and substituted for fava beans and the winter crops!

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  8. as you know I adore home grown tomatoes; I'd sell my own grandmother to get one of these lovelies.

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