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#108454 Aug 12th, 2007 at 04:01 PM
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This year I decided to give heirlooms a try. Though my plants are quite sad to look at (due to my neighours Black Walnut tree), I've still been getting loads of beautiful and tasty tomatoes. Here's a couple pics:

The orangy, reddish, yellowish looking tomato at the top left is a big rainbow...beautiful looking! The green one is Aunt Ruby's German Green. The two red ones between those are Pink Oxheart. The purple ones on the right are Purple Calabash. The ones on the left are Black Krim. Small red ones in the middle are Stupice and Moneymaker. These were picked today.
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Picked last week:
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Brandywine:
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Inside of Purple Calabash: (my favourite tasting of the bunch)
[img][IMG]http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x97/LittleTomatoGirl/Tomatoes%202007/PurpleCalabashInside.jpg[/img][/img]

ChristinaC #108476 Aug 12th, 2007 at 04:24 PM
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Those are some great looking mators! How does that purple calabash taste? I've got a weak spot of purple tomatoes, especially purple heirloom tomatoes.


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LandOfOz #108508 Aug 12th, 2007 at 05:01 PM
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Christina - it's sooooooooooooooo good to see you here!!! kissie

Your tomatoes look wonderful!
They are making my mouth water for one, and I don't have any in the house, nor any ripe on the plants yet!
Enjoy a few for me, ok?!? clap thumbup


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WOW, I can taste them already!!!!!


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Rosepetal #109127 Aug 13th, 2007 at 02:02 PM
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They are beautiful and so colorful. How do the purple ones taste?


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Which did you like best? Yummy!!!! Now I'm craving salad. I wanted some Stupice this year, I heard they were delicious, but non of the seeds I got germinated. why . The ones that have ripened to date are the Brandywine. It will be my first year trying purple ones. Hope to have a nice mix like that.


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Christina!!!!! HI!
Thats a great looking bunch of maters!!


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Well, howdy stranger. Those look yummy, quite a variety. How have you been anyway?


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Hi Everyone! It's great to see all of you! Thanks so much for the compliments!

As far as flavour...let's see.
Black Krim has a slightly smokey, salty taste...very juicy...very delicious!!
Purple Calabash is extremely rich, very concentrated tomato flavour that just goes "Bam!" in your mouth!
The Big Rainbow is sooo different. It's very sweet and honestly, it tastes more like a peach than a tomato. I wish all of you could try it.
Aunt Ruby's German Green is sweet and tangy at the same time..does that make sense? Very nice flavour.
Stupice and Moneymaker taste very similar. If I didn't know which one I was eating, I could never tell the difference between the two. Both very juicy, great tomato flavour.
Oxheart are very sweet, very meaty fruits...great for salsas and sauces.
Most I'm sure are familiar with Brandywine..very bright, tangy flavour!

Cancogirl...am I reading right that you're growing Purple Brandywine? I've never heard of that? Where did u get your Stupice seeds? If u need more, just lemme' know, more than happy to share.


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Great. Now I have another tomato to put on my 2008 grow list. Purple calabash here I come! My list keeps growing, despite efforts to keep it down. Thanks for sharing your pics and info!


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Great looking fruit Christina. You've come a long way since your "early girl" days. ;)

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Sorry about the confusion Christina, I guess I was trying to say too much into too little a phrase. blush The Brandywine I started indoors very early in the year are the only ones to have ripened so far (but I started them in December) and they are the Red Brandywine. What I meant by "it's my first year growing purple ones", is that I have only ever tried red tomatoes before, but I now have Black Krim as well growing and, Paul Robeson and Purple Russian, but I am having to wait on taste for those. Now I really can't wait for my Black Krim to be ready, I've heard wonders about it. If you can keep me in mind for when you have Stupice seeds I'd love a few thanks.


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