Friday, June 15, 2012

First Outdoor T-Farm Tomatoes of 2012

The first outdoor tomatoes of the 2012 are now ripe. What a great flavor after a Midwest winter where good tomatoes are difficult to find. 

 Starting 2012, all T-Farm tomatoes are heirloom varieties (25 different varieties this year!).  One of the very first tomatoes this year is a new trial for T-Farm, an unusual, potato-leaf heirloom from Czechoslovakia (pictured on the right) called "Stupice."  

It is reportedly cold tolerant which makes it a good choice for Wisconsin.  It is also obviously very early.  As you can see by the photo, there are not a lot of branches or leaves, this plant went right to fruit production!  The flavor of the first fruit was tangy with a hint of sweetness, very nice indeed.

 Back again from last year's trials is the wonderful "Italian Tree" tomato shown on the left.  The the first ripe fruit was medium size and delicious and full of deep summery tomato flavor.

If you live in the Madison or Cross Plains area, we plan to have tomatoes available for sale this summer, so stay tuned and we will announce when and where you can try some T-Farm tomatoes.  And good luck to those of you growing your own tomatoes, seems like a great year so far, so long as one has water available for the plants.

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