Thursday, 20 September 2012

Costoluto Fiorentino

This was a real Forker! Has meandered through the other tomato plants and thoroughly confused me. Flattened and ridged. Would make frilly slices in your sandwich! I'm not certain of this one?

Gardener's Delight - maybe Irish

The only obvious cherry tomato! Ignore the tomatoes at bottom right of the second photo.

Christel's Plum?

French Black?

Very dark green tomato

Orange Favourite or Gold Medal?

The jury's out on the identity of this one at the moment!

Cuor di Bue tomato

Cuor di Bue or Ox Heart lives up to its name! A wedge shaped tomato, similar to a strawberry.
Looking forward to seeing these ripen up!

Tomato identity parade!

Thanks to a very generous friend, VVG, I have grown 10 tomato varieties this year that I have never seen or grown before. The excitement is building as each one slowly edges its way to ripeness - and this year has been remarkably slow.
I propagated many of the armpit shoots but failed to identify which was which so it is only by matching the fruit with its parent that I can find out. The additional fumble factor is that 3 of the original labels are faded and illegible!
So here is the list of varieties and I'll try to match them with the tomatoes eventually!
Gold Medal x 2
Black Krim
Gardener's Delight
Christel's Plum
Orange Favourite
Purple Ukraine
Salt Spring Surprise x 2
Cuor di Bue
French Black
Costoluto Fiorentino