Sunday, June 1, 2008

Here come the toms!

So these are the for-real first tomatoes of the summer.* The little ones are Principe Borghese, which are much smaller than I expected -- could be I need to water more. And the crazy-wrinkly ones are the Costoluto Genovese. 

Chump that I am, I took this photo on the patio, then stepped over to the garden to take some other photos. When I looked back over, she was at it again and had devoured both PBs and the multi-colored CG. I blame myself.

Principe Borghese -- first picked 5/29/2008

Costoluto Genovese -- first picked 5/31/2008

Both seedlings were planted out March 15, so that makes 75 and 77 days. Interestingly, these are rated at 75 and 78 days, respectively, but I think time to maturity is supposed to measure from seed under optimal conditions. I plant out relatively early, and these seedlings had some other circumstances to overcome.

*Here I have to admit to having picked a prematurely-ripened-by-BER Black Krim on 5/31 and, after slicing off the damaged portion, eaten it with a little salt. It was good. 

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Blogger Sarah said...

Congratulations on your first tomatoes of the season! The Constolto Genovese’s are just beautifully shaped. I love all of the ridges. I will have to wait until July to see my first ripe tomatoes. I should have started mine early like you :)

June 2, 2008 12:18 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Thanks! I ate one of these at lunch today. It was just OK. Still, better than any store-bought tomato.

June 2, 2008 4:45 PM  

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