Close-up Pictures of Tomatoes

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by Durgan, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. Durgan

    Durgan Contributor 10 Years

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    Hello Durgan,

    I have been admiring your garden pictures for the past few weeks! An excellent job, with everything! I am very new to gardening (learning as I go), I have 9 healthy tomato plants growing right now (unfortunalty not sure what type) with large perfect tomatoes on them except for one thing...they won't turn red!!! I'm in the same zone as you and was wondering if there is anything I can do to move them along?
    Thanks for your help!!
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    That is so funny, because I had the same problem. They got bigger and bigger and few red ones. I contribute it to the kind of weather we had. It was perfect tomatoe weather, so they got big. Suddenly mine started to ripen and I get about fifteen per day. I must admit it was certainly one of the strangest tomatoe years I have encountered.
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    http://www.durgan.org/22%20August%202006%20Cherokee%20Purple%20Heirloom%20Tomato/HTML/

    http://xrl.us/q4dv
    I have added the Cherokee Purple tomato to the list. The one plant has about 23 large tomatoes all about the same size. Some split due to a day of rain then hot sun the next day. The tomatoes are of good flavour and texture.

    Some Information.
    The Cherokee Purple was rediscovered by tomato grower Craig LeHoullier. LeHoullier claimed that it was more than 100 years old, originated with the Cherokee people. The Cherokee Purple tomato has a unique dusty rose color. The flavor of the tomato is extremely sweet with a rich smoky taste. The Cherokee Purple has a refreshing acid, is watery, thick-skinned and earthy with a lingering flavor. The Cherokee Purple plants are very prolific making this plant a good heirloom for gardeners and farmers.

    http://www.slowfoodusa.org/ark/cherokee_tomato.html
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    Thanks for sharing- delicious!!!!!
     

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