August 24, 2011 – Tomatoes

As promised, some tomatoes, grown as though taste mattered.

striped roman tomato

This is a relatively new addition to the garden, and probably a permanent addition – an heirloom variety called Striped Romans – Martin calls them “fire tomatoes” as the orange and red stripes are reminiscent of flames on the side of a hot rod.  They are also good enough for table use, although the skin is a bit thick.

Of course, we never put all our eggs in one basket and planted another more traditional Roma variety as well for canning.

one year ago…”East Side of House Done (well, almost)”