Yay! Ripe tomatoes at last!

Late sowing and a chilly August meant I have had to wait longer than usual for a decent number of ripe tomatoes. I can usually expect them to start in July but this year, although there have been a few ripe to pick for a month or so, at last there is a choice and plenty! So here is a photo of lunch the other day. (It was a mistake to put cut ‘Sungold’ tomatoes on the slices of mozarella – they look like fried eggs – and to sprinkle the balsamic – it looks like they are rotting!)

plate of toms sept

For some reason all my plants of ‘Rainbow Cherry’ have produced rather large, white fruits. It might not be what I expected but they are tasty and very nice eating. The ‘Golden King of Siberia’ (below) are a bit disappointing but the best are ‘Berkeley Tie Dye’ and, of course, ‘Sungold’. Growing so many varieties is proving interesting. Some I will not grow again but ‘Berkeley Tie Dye’ is a winner so far with compact growth, lots of large fruits and a good flavour. ‘Sungold’ I will grow until the day I die.

tom golden king of siberia

There are lots more green fruits to come so fingers crossed for some more warm weather.

plate of toms sept2


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11 Comments on “Yay! Ripe tomatoes at last!”

  1. joy
    September 10, 2014 at 7:51 am #

    it amazes me that outdoor tomatoes ripen as quickly as indoor . my greenhouse toms were a flop again . but outdoor toms loaded

    • thebikinggardener
      September 10, 2014 at 10:00 am #

      Well greenhouse toms should not get blight, which is a good reason to grow them – and they should ripen earlier – but I think my problem is that I grew too many big ones this year. I am sorry to hear your greenhouse toms didnt do well

  2. digwithdorris
    September 10, 2014 at 8:20 am #

    Lovely to have a mix of varieties as they look so pretty on the plate. Hope they taste as good as they look.D.

  3. Chloris
    September 10, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    I think I managed to like it this time and not reblog it.
    Your tomatoes look wonderful. I did think the first one was a fried egg at first glance. But growing different coloured tomatoes makes a wonderful looking plateful.

    • thebikinggardener
      September 11, 2014 at 11:09 am #

      🙂 LOL yes i will need to take another photo with a bit more thought and leave out the cheese!

  4. Jane Powers
    September 11, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    The toms you sent me have been providing a steady stream of fruits for the last few weeks. ‘Green Grape’ was the first of yours to ripen. I’ll definitely grow it again. It was surprisingly tomatoey and juicy.

    • thebikinggardener
      September 11, 2014 at 11:09 am #

      I am glad they did well. Oddly my Green Grape have been a bit disappointing so I am glad you did well with it 🙂

  5. Jane Powers
    September 11, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    I find that different toms seem to produce different results for different people. I suppose that watering, soil, feeding, climate and so on affect things hugely. Even in my own small growing operation, I get very different results depending on whether the plants are grown.

  6. Benjamin
    September 12, 2014 at 2:42 am #

    Beautiful! And tasty, I hope! Cheers!

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