Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This is July?

They're few and far between at this point in this chilly July, but they couldn't be more perfect. Welcome to the world, Brandywine Red, 1 lb 3 oz. (P.S. You'll be the centerpiece of my lunch tomorrow [nom nom nom].)

I don't know about ya'll, but this is some weird summer weather we've been having. Here in Cincinnati, it's barely topped 80° for more than a day or two over the last couple of weeks. Nice sleeping weather for the humans. Not so much for the tomatoes. They're ripening, but, one at a time. Even the cherry tomatoes. A truss stuffed with green cherries will go red one tomato at a time, one day at a time. I checked my Black Cherry on Monday, which has many, many fruit-filled trusses, top to bottom. One ripe tomato [pluck!] Tuesday: one ripe tomato [pluck!]. Tonight: one ripe tomato [Grrr. pluck!] Maybe by Saturday, I'll have enough to make a salad. And maybe August will finally bring some heat. (I know, I know, be careful what I wish for....)


  1. See, at least this way you can savor each and every single one - no matter how tiny! Your tomato looks amazing!

  2. That's funny! That's got to be frustrating! That brandywine tomato is perfect!