I'm growing a number of beefsteak-type tomatoes this year. All are doing very well, and I harvested the first "Delicious" this week. With a name like that, it has something to prove! It is delicious, no doubt, but not as richly flavored as Brandywine or even Brandy Boy. It was just over a pound.
Super Beefsteak is another new tomato for me. This one really is almost on a par with Brandywine.
I took the first Plum Regal paste tomatoes. This variety has done pretty well for me in the past, having a good disease resistance profile yet still with high quality taste.
...The Kitchen Goddess had enough to can up 7 quarts of chopped tomatoes.
Offering to assist, I promptly cut my finger cutting up the first tomato! Just a scratch though. I honestly was a "little" help!
I got the first Cornito Rosso hybrid sweet peppers. I grew this for the first time last year and was very satisfied with it.
|Sugaretti spaghetti squash
Also this week the first pickings of the second batch of sweet corn occurred. On the left below is "Temptress," a bi-color synergistic variety. It's shown with the last of the Illusion white corn I love so much. Temptress is every bit as sweet, but lacks the good tip-fill that Illusion has.
|Left: Temptress; right: Illusion
|Left: Jimmy Nardello's; right: Serrano
And here's an excellent morning's harvest from the community garden done by TKG and her mom, who went home with it. She was thrilled, and rightly so.
That's all for this week. Thanks for reading, and thanks as always to Dave at HappyAcres.blog for hosting Harvest Monday.