Thursday, October 3, 2013

Not pretty, but late season tomatoes taste good

We were shut out all summer, but now our tomato plants are giving us a little fruit. They don't look terribly attractive. They're cracked and pocked. They're not very red. Still, when you cut them open and take a bite, they're pretty tasty. They don't have the flavor of juicy, mid-summer tomatoes, with that perfect balance of acidity and sweetness. And they're smaller by far. But they're still better than anything you can get in a store.  Nothing is ever as good as homegrown. So, thank you tomato plants, for finally coming through. Better late than never!
Cherokee Purple tomatoes

Meager harvest better than nothing!

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