It is that time of year again. When the summer gods and goddesses converge on the garden and conspire to make the magic of garden ripe tomatoes happen. Actually, they are a little lazy this year in that regard. I think it is due to the heat. It is too hot for tomatoes to ripen, but I do have one plant with ripe tomatoes (outÂ of 18), so this sets off the season for Hanna’s Tomato Tastings 2010.
I know, I know that I dropped the ball on the 2009 season, but my tomatoes plants ended up being destroyed by a groundswell of critters in my garden. Not only could I not get tastings done, I could not even get tomatoes for myself. I was sad.
But this year, thanks to an ingenious obstacle course consisting of a series of buckets, pots and garden tools, the animals have stayed away and my tomato plants are heavy with… um… green tomatoes. I am sure they will be turning soon…
So here is the list for this year:
- Micro Tom
- Henderson’s Pink (crop failure)
- Violet Jasper (crop failure)
- Lemon Boy
- Black Pearl
- Purple Smudge
- Black Cherry
- Aunt Ruby’s Green
- Chile Verde
As always, your opinions on the tomatoes are wanted and encouraged. What may do well here may not do well where you are and vice versa. These tastings are so that we can place a record of how a tomato really tastes out there in cyberspace. I also encourage you to blog about your own tomato tastings experiences on your blog. I will happily link to any tomato tastings that other people do as well.