Since we have now moved into prime tomato season, I think its time to open a discussion about all things tomato, and especially Jersey Tomatoes.
Did anybody have particular success in the garden this year? Do you have a favorite tomato dish? Farm markets?
I’ll start this off with my garden. I usually plant a couple of heirloom varieties, and then some high yield hybrids.
This year I planted Heinz & Rutgers heirlooms, a hybrid half size roma, and 3 cherry tomato plants. The real winner this year has been the hybrid roma, lots of fruit and tasty. The Heinz was also good, a little firmer than anticipated. Pics to follow.
The Rutgers, not unlike their football team, was a disappointment. In past years it has been a faithful producer, this year not so much.
Last year I planted a German Johnson, which I have to say was one of the best varieties I have ever planted. Really great taste, pinkish fruit, large size, a real winner.
So how’s your tomatoes this year?