This year we are growing a lot of different varieties of tomatoes. Too much maybe? Maybe. I have trouble narrowing the varieties down. And the mix of colours, shapes and sizes is exciting. Most of the varieties I’ve grown before at least once, but there are 4 or 5 that are new to me entirely. That’s also exciting.
A few years (I think maybe 2006) ago I did a seed exchange and got 5-6 odd heirloom seed packs. One of them, “Chocolate Stripe” I never got around to planting. Well this year I pulled the seed out and gave it a try. Out of a lot of seed planted, one germinated and made it into the hoophouse. Below is the result. I haven’t tasted it yet, but it’s one of the coolest looking tomatoes I’ve grown. This first ripe one went into someone’s CSA share last week. CSA member: if you are reading this, how did it taste?