Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
Ananas Noir is a beefsteak tomato developed by Belgian horticulturist, Pascal Moreau. This indeterminate plant boasts fruits up to 1 1/2 pounds. Smooth-skinned and bursting with black, brown, green, red, orange, and pink hues. The flesh is sweet and meaty. I found this gem at a local hardware store in Woodinville. Since the fruits are so heavy, a good tomato cage is essential. This plant grew to 4 feet tall.
Fruits often weigh close to 1 pound or more.
This is a tomato with many pronunciations. I have heard it pronounced, "stu-peach-ka", "stu-pea-chay", and "stu-peach". It is an indeterminate, potato leaf tomato that produces 3-6 ounce roundish, salad-sized, mini-slicers. This tomato is a very early producer, 55 days, and it can withstand cold if protected in the fall.
This Czechoslovakian tomato was bred by Milan Sodomka and introduced to the United States around 1976. All in all, very easy to grow but not the most astounding tasting tomato out there. Many have compared it to supermarket tomatoes. I find the taste to be like that of a classic greenhouse-grown, salad tomato. Having maligned its flavor, I will say having an early ripening tomato is totally worth it.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Sun Gold is a very popular cherry tomato and for good reason. The very productive plants need lots of room as they produce fruits from multiple stems. This indeterminate plant will continue producing until close to frost. The fruits are borne on abundant clusters and one plant supplies our family of 4 with 4-6 ounces of fruit every 2 days! We love theses tomatoes for fresh eating in salads or for pop-in-your-mouth snacking.
This cluster of tomatoes holds 25+ cherry tomatoes! We have over 15 clusters on one plant.
Sun Gold ripen from green to gold but are fully ripe when they turn a vibrant apricot. Sweet, juicy, and delicious this variety is a family staple.