Sunday, August 11, 2019

Tomatoes [2]

This tomato variety is called cornabel, probably because the elongated, pointed fruit resembles a bull's horn. The variety was apparently developed from the cornue des Andes, a horn-shaped tomato from South America. These tomatoes were quite popular in local gardens a few years ago; almost every garden I saw had some. I planted some, too, but that was the year that blight ravaged our tomato crop and we really didn't get any good ones.

Cornabels on the vine. I'm looking forward to tasting them.

So I decided to try again this year. So far, so good. I read that these tomatoes are low in acidity and have fewer seeds than a typical tomato. We shall see.


  1. Let us know how it tastes! I'll look for one here, but maybe we don't have them yet.

  2. I would give my R arm for home grown tomatoes - or Someone's R arm.

  3. Lower acidity sounds great to me. Lower acidity sounds great to me. I tend to avoid tomatoes because of the acidity. I look forward to learning what you think of them.

  4. very interesting shape for a tomato. looks like more of a bell pepper to me.

  5. evelyn, I'll try to remember!

    michael, do the markets around you import nice heirlooms in summer?

    mitch, sounds so nice, you said it twice! ;)

    mike, they're very unusual shapes for tomatoes, that's for sure.


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