I have to say that I really like tomatoes , and I have them halved for grilling, quartered with salads and sliced in my cheese sandwiches. Sadly there’s little doubt that the ones in supermarkets are sold on the basis of uniformity of colour and size not for taste!
I think that it’s the one vegetable that most gardeners want to grow, and indeed do or at least try to. Here in the UK the biggest drawback is that outdoors they are highly susceptible to blight in wet weather, which can devastate plants if it takes hold.
As I previously mentioned I planted four tomatoes which I then completely ignored. This week I was pleased to be be able to pick some of themThe three larger ones are from the bush plants Joe gave me whilst the smaller round ones Gardener’s Delights. I’ve eaten one of each and in my, completely unbiased, opinion they were just how tomatoes should taste!
There are more to come as I left some still green fruit on the plants to hopefully redden before I have to pick them.
I’m definitely going to grow tomatoes next year but as yet I’m still undecided on which two varieties, one each bush and cordon types, I’m going to try. However based on what I’ve read and the advice that I’ve been given I’ll probably try The Amateur and Gardener’s Delight.