Sunday, August 06, 2006

First Sunday Tomato Check-in

Tiime for a status update in the tomato contest of Dr. Charles.

'Health Kick', aka 'Just Another Pretty Face' tomatoes are ripening nicely. They are pretty, aren't they? Too bad they taste like cardboard. I'm glad this is a determinate variety because that means I'll be able to pull up the plants in another month and put something else in that bed.
Still, they are undeniably attractive. And on Tiger Mountain, ripe tomatoes the first weekend in August is something to cheer about. I'm thinking these might work just fine in a lunchtime BLT:

'Super San Marzano', clearly a contender for "most sensuous". I mean, just look at the exquisite form. You can't see them all in the photo, but in the cluster that is beginning to ripen there are seven tomatoes:

'Brandywine', beginning to show color. This plant shows its unhappiness with our cold nights (still getting down to 49 F most nights inside the greenhouse) by refusing to set fruit, but the few that are produced are wonderful:

And finally, 'Prudens Purple' giving 'Brandywine' some serious competition for "greenhouse diva". Prudens has set just this one fruit, which holds great promise, but c'mon! One lousy tomato on a 6 foot tall plant?


Blogger Dr. Charles said...

so many greenhouse divas in one garden, i don't know how you please them all. seriously, nice tomatoes.

06 August, 2006 14:48  
Blogger roger said...

those are some sensuous tomatoes. and you have such a nice variety. too bad about the cardboard, but still, they are ripe. we may (?) have an oregon spring tomato tonight. brandywines are developing more leg than blossom.

06 August, 2006 17:11  
Blogger rdl said...


14 August, 2006 20:26  

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