It was 100 degrees F yesterday in the shade before lunch time. It is good weather for tomatoes, but surely not for humans. It is very dry in our area and I do need to water the tomatoes and other veggies every other day. I thought it was going to rain last evening, (with all the thunder and lightening) but it didnít.
These are some of my tomato plants and the tomatoes that are now on the plants. Some are Italian. The San Marzanoís (from the dropped seeds from last year) now have very small tomatoes on some of the plants.
This is the first year I planted the Aunt Mollyís Husk Tomato. What I find interesting about this tomato is it is enclosed in papery calyxes first, before the actual tomatoes appear. This heirloom is not actually a cherry, but rather a small ground tomato. The fruits were recorded in horticultural literature as early as 1837 in Pennsylvania and are still common today at roadside stands in late summer. This outstanding Polish variety is prized for its clean flavor, with hints of vanilla and pineapple. Because of their high pectin count, the Ground Cherries can be used for preserves, pies, over ice cream or in fresh fruit salads. This tomato is only harvested after the tomato drops to the ground. It is then ripe.