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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Harvest 2016: Tomato Harvest is Coming In!

This year we planted mostly heirloom tomato plants:

Amish paste tomatoes--not sure if these are heirloom.  We planted four of these plants.
Ukrainian Purple
Mortgage Lifter
Black Krim

We planted one plant each of the Brandywine, Ukrainian Purple, Mortgage Lifter, and Black Krim.  They grew pretty well.  None of them had a lot of set fruit though we had quite a few blossoms.

We have started the harvest.

The Brandywine are the big red ones at the bottom.  Amish Paste are on top with the Krim and Purple filling in.  The Mortgage Lifter has already been consumed.  Only two set fruit there, to it would have had to have been a VERY SMALL mortgage...maybe a chicken house...?

The fruit all taste wonderful.  There is nothing like a warmed-by-the-sun tomato sliced, lightly salted on a piece of toasted whole wheat bread.  It is even better with a thin coating of mayonnaise on the toast under the tomato.  I could eat these for every meal.  What am I saying?  I DO eat these for every meal, especially breakfast.  Along with a few leaves of kale.  Yummy!

Sadly,  some tomato disease has gotten most of these plants.  I have not figured out what it is yet.  I know hybrid plants are bred not to have some of the diseases that heirloom plants can get.

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