This summer my garden is abundant with tomato variety and the dinner menu is in full test mode. Tonight we had the Italian Costoluto Genovese tomato served Caprese style with EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil), Balsamic Vinegar, Sea Salt, Basil and crushed Pepper. A perfect summer salad or appetizer.
Looking for the perfect tomato plant? My pick is the Sungold Cherry (Hybrid) tomato which continues to produce thru the season, tastes super sweet and is very easy to grow in a pot, raised planter bed or ground level garden. This rewarding cherry tomato is beyond measure and one single plant can produce up to 1,000 tomatoes. A great tomato for salads and snacking.
The Early Girl is everyone’s early season favorite with the first tomato to usually ripen before all others in the garden.
The San Marzano - Lycopersicon esculentum a 3-5″ tomato is the Italian Favorite for making pasta sauces and cooking. The San Marzano bears heavily and is a determinate tomato which means that the plant fruits and ripens about the same time creating a window of harvesting to be done all at once, hence the perfect tomato plant for making a lot of pasta sauce.
There is a tomato for every desire and dish in the kitchen. I over planted this summer because I didn’t want to miss out on anything and decided on the jungle style of gardening design. Neighbors always benefit from an abundant garden and nothing has gone un-eaten.
Each year I grow Yellow-Pear Tomatoes and that runs a close second to the Sungold Cherry. Next in line for ripening are my Snow White Cherry Tomatoes- this is a new one for my garden and I look forward to that taste testing in a few weeks.
Enjoy these last few months of summer gardening and I hope you will try a new plant before the summer heat dissipates!
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