Friday, August 13, 2010

First Tomato of the season

This spring I planted a total of 17 vintage variety tomato plants in containers around the yard on our small city lot. The plants grew quite large with faithful watering and staking. Below is a picture of my favorite and "first" tomato hiding down in the foliage.
This particular "Vintage Wine" specimen was the first to ripen, and while I didn't know exactly what this variety would look like when fully ripe, I went ahead and picked it yesterday, and with great hesitance I sliced it open, and was rewarded
with bright red meat and absolutely perfect four minutes off the plant fresh taste. Cheryl and I would have eaten it sooner, but I needed pictures!
Dad and Mom - I'll have one for you this weekend, with a lot more developing! I'm especially looking forward to the "Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifters"!

I think this might be my favorite song -- Home Grown Tomatoes by Guy Clark


1 comment:

Liz said...

It looks very yummy!!