We've been picking cherry and grape tomatoes for a while now, but things in the larger tomato department are still looking pretty green. That is until this weekend! Finding that first red jewel among the green shaggy leaves of the tomato plant brings me back to Christmas mornings as a child. It's as if the clouds open up, a choir sings "aaaaaah", and a golden light focuses on that ripe, juicy redness.
We grew a few new tomato varieties this year, the first being Black Prince which has a lovely deep tomato flavor, a little acidic, not too sweet and a beautiful color. (I'll have to snag a photo of the next one we pick, we ate the first before I could get my hands on a camera.)
These have a mild tomato flavor and are fairly sweet. I think I will grow them again next year because they are very prolific (the vine is LOADED!) and such an interesting color.
We're also picking Romas and Yellow Pear Cherry Tomatoes.
What's picking in your garden?