Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Prize winner?



It weighs 750 gms; beat that!

I may not have had a copious crop of Tomatoes this year, but I did have a few beauties. 

In fact my Tomato crop is now almost over.....Tragedy.




36 comments:

  1. That's a very impressive weight, and it presents rather well too.

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    1. It was without any blemishes, which is rare.

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  2. A real beauty! I hope it tastes as good as it looks.

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    1. All gone now, it lasted for 3 lunches, plus a bit more. It was delicious.

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  3. That looks good. A while yet till we have outside tomatoes again. Just supermarket ones grown in glass houses at present.

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    1. Now that ours are mostly finished (except for some Cherry Toms), I shall avoid buying any. Unless of course they have been grown outdoors.

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    2. I don't usually buy them but the small ones are quite good and Doug likes to have some in a toasted sandwich.

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    3. The only ones I buy in winter are the small red cherry toms, they do seem to have quite good flavour. It makes you wonder why they can't produce similar tasting bigger ones!

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  4. What sort of manure did you use to get that!!! Ftoo ftoo ftoo. Magnifique

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    1. Just some compost. Unfortunately not too many others like this one.

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  5. 30 years ago we had tomatoes farm near the dead sea, , those were the most deliciuos tomatoes grown on a salty soil.

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    1. Israel is famous for its vegetable growing, and farming in general. A whole farm of Tomatoes sounds wonderful.

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  6. Big and beautiful, one doesn't often have to carve a tomato. The very welcome 'payment' for two weeks garden watering was helping myself to the cherry tomatoes.

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    1. That's almost all I have now; cherry tomatoes. But they ARE very good.

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  7. Ooooo ..... what a whopper !!! I could just sit and eat tomatoes with a sprinkling of salt all day when they taste good. I prefer a beefy tomato to a cherry tomato any day. XXXX

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    1. That's it, a sprinkling of salt is all they need. A meal in itself.

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  8. Being a fully paid up member of 'Tomatoholics Anonymous' I fully approve of your whopper! Let me tell you a story... Waitrose sell Red Choice tomatoes which to me taste as near to the lovingly remembered flavour of
    yore. Over the years my home grown ones have never got close to the intense flavour. Last year I decided to try to replicate the 'Exclusive to Waitrose Red Choice' by gathering the seeds and having a go at growing them, After many abortive attempts I succeeded. They haven't got quite the intensity of flavour however I was very chuffed to have got this far. They are growing happily outside as well as in the greenhouse. Trouble now is them surviving the journey from birthplace to table. I was caught red-handed munching them furtively on way. I couldn't have been more ashamed if I'd been snorting a line of coke... is there help available for this serious addiction I idly wonder?

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    1. It's natural sunshine that does it. Most tomatoes taste good if grown properly. I can assure you from the Tomato Grower's Bible, that no punishment is prescribed for those who nibble on fresh fruit twixt garden and kitchen.

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  9. Ours are the same, we have had loads of fruits but the plants are now exhausted. Our cucumbers are the same.

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    1. It seems much earlier than usual. I'm sure they usually continued until late September.

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    1. It would have received a rosette at Trelawnyd!

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  11. That's not a tomato, it's a pumpkin! We've still got a good crop and I'm just hoping they will continue into September for my girls to enjoy.

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    1. Mine have just shrivelled-up and died. Disease I imagine. Very poor this year, but my sun-dried jobs are very good.

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  12. It's a beauty. Taste and aroma equals its size! You are definitely doing something right!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Yes, but I should have been doing more of it!

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  13. Mine are late this year. I picked my first one yesterday. Great flavour but not a big crop. My butternut squash have just started to take off so I may get 8 good ones. It is my first time growing them.

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    1. I always grow Butternuts, they keep right through to April. I have no idea how many there are, as the leaves are so big!

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  14. Are you sure that tomato is real???
    It looks so good that it is almost like a plastic one holding tomato sauce!

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    1. It was certainly real, and it took us three days to eat.

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  15. I think I'd have been tempted to stuff and cook that beauty. On second thoughts I might have made a millet or quinoa and bean and feta stuffing and eaten it as a salad.

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    1. They adapt to almost any recipe; we always eat simple salads for lunch, so that was its fate.

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  16. That looks good. A while yet till we have outside tomatoes again. Just supermarket ones grown in glass houses at present.

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