Cherry Tomatoes

I am harvesting lots and lots of cherry tomatoes.  It sure is summer when I can spend the afternoon harvesting every cherry tomato I can find and then the next day there are tons more ready to be harvest.

Gold Nugget cherry tomato

Gold Nugget cherry tomato

 

I’m not complaining, as I love cherry tomatoes.  I enjoy snacking on them, especially when I can take a break under the tree, to gaze at my field.

Rows of tomatoes

Rows of tomatoes

This year I am growing 4 varieties: gold nugget and esterina which are both orangey yellow, sweetie a tiny red tomato, and green doctor frost a lovely green tomato.  It is nice to have a variety of tomatoes for different flavors and appearance but also to insure a steady production despite pests or disease.

Glacier tomatoes on their way to bright red

Glacier tomatoes on their way to bright red

I have just begun to harvest the large heirloom tomatoes with the super early variety Glacier which produces a lovely red sweet but tart tomato.  I can’t wait for the rest of the heirloom tomatoes to appear.

Waiting for Japanese Black Trifele tomatoes to ripen

Waiting for Japanese Black Trifele tomatoes to ripen

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