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Another in the ongoing series – Exploring Tomatoes I love this tomato! Smaller than the common Roma, with a stout bottom tapering up to narrow straight shoulders, this is one seriously productive plant. This heirloom variety plum tomato is direct from Italy and produces fruit of about 2 to 3 ounces in weight. It is […]
Another in the ongoing series – Exploring Tomatoes This English heirloom was new to me last year, and it’s back again for 2011. That is good news for Miss Tigerella. What an amazing plant.
Another in the ongoing series – Exploring Tomatoes Awesome. Exotic. And well worth waiting every one of the 85 days it will take to mature. The Cuore di bue tomato is one of my favorites. Oxheart. What a name. What a tomato.
Another in the ongoing series – Exploring Tomatoes These pear shaped heirlooms are small, averaging about 1.5 inches long. They have been grown in United States gardens for over two hundred years. In the past cooks used the fruit to make a sweet preserved delicacy that was enjoyed throughout the winter. Nowadays gardeners grow them […]
Wake up! It is time to start your gardens! Each year Bart and I kick off our garden season with an early morning visit to day one of Tomatomania at Tapia Brothers Farm in Encino. Great name. Great event. For tomato gardeners the Tomatomania seedling sale is the place to be. Gardeners are […]
Another in the ongoing series – Exploring Tomatoes No wonder they call it Gold Medal! Full, sweet flavor, low acid and almost two pounds, these yellow and red bi-color beauties sport a classic multi-lobed heirloom look. If you can find some of these, try one. You will not be disappointed. I have no […]