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