Thursday, November 18, 2010

tomato with personality

This year I harvested several oddly-shaped tomatoes. Here's the strangest one of them:

I picked this guy while still green because the temperature outside had dropped below freezing, and some of the others on the vine were already starting to get soft spots. This might have happened because the blossom was set when the temperature was below 50 or so degrees. This was, in fact, a late season (October) tomato, and I picked it this month.

Either way, I'll take this little guy over any of those uniformly round and red and tasteless specimens in the grocery store!


troutbirder said...

Truly strange. And you right about that grocery produce shipped in from God knows where.

walk2write said...

Cute! Did you ripen it or make that Southern specialty, fried green tomato?

Clementine Moonflower said...

I just looked at it a little while ago and it is tomato red! So now I have to eat it, which I don't want to--it's so cute!

I tried fried green tomatoes over the summer for the first time. Not bad! They reminded me of fried squash or zucchini. The flavor was not strong at all.

Greg Lundstrom RN BSHA said...

Nice photo.

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