Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Sink full - these are the tomatoes that were grown by the gf who had bartered pork for tomato seedlings last Spring. Hodge podge of what was ready to pick that morning, including Cherokee Purple & Howard German. The third variety floating in the sink is a hybrid canning tomato she bought @ a local nursery.
Her garden receives all day sun like no body's business.
I have garden envy.
Proof is in on the scale a 12.8 oz. Howard German Canning Tomato.
Dry & meaty but a bit bland. I would mix this variety with a stronger tomato tasting one such as San Marzano when making pasta sauce.
I am on one hand very proud that she has already put in her seedling order for next spring not to mention that her neighbors have all asked her where she bought her tomato plants. One, a little old Italian gentleman asked for a tomato so his friend could seed save. He apparently was a bit taken aback when he was told that the large horn shaped tomato wasn't an Italian canning tomato.
On the other hand seeing one grown to this size makes me realize I need to come up with a better plan or quit gardening in my backyard.
~~ pelenaka ~~