Thursday, 4 August 2011

Heirloom Tomatoes!






















Tomato season is in full swing right now, with a near-perfect growing conditions for that heat-loving plant.
What I find really amazing, is that tomatoes taste like they look. The yellow German bicolor has an almost fruity flavour, the rich-red Brandywines have a full-bodied classic tomato flavour, and the blacks have a deep, almost smokey flavour with subtle undertones.
Here's a selection of the heirloom tomatoes coming out of the garden right now. Clockwise from left to right:
Black brandywine
Black from Tula
Mary Robinson's German bicolor
Gilbertie Paste — Not just a paste tomato. Some of our customers have renamed this the Gilbertie griller, since it's firm flesh and shape makes it perfect for the BBQ.
Brandywine
Yellow Brandywine
Black cherry
Brown cherry

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