Above is what is commonly known here as 'La Portuguese', a non-F1 Beefsteak/Marmande type tomato that slices into those delicious solid rounds of tomato that we all remember from our childhood visits to France. Seeds are passed around each early spring.
Here is the Italian tomato of tinned tomato fame; the Roma. The perfect fruit for pasta sauces, pizzas, and preserves. It grows in profusion and doesn't seem to give a damn about water. I shall have to go picking.
And this is the tomato I always end-up regretting having planted. We eat the first few with gusto, then as they ripen by the thousand (each day) we end up abandoning them. As you can probably see by the 3 pix above; we are inundated!
I have also grown one other variety this year. A rather ordinary, bog standard, round, average-sized job, that we have been eating up-until 'La Portuguese' began to ripen. I can't remember its name, but now that the 'Portuguese' are plentiful they shall only be used for cooking.
On a separate note, the absolutely charming daughter of some summer-visitor-neighbours has just been by to ask if she can come round to speak English with me. I think I may get her to help with my preserves; chopping, stirring, nattering.... all in English. Can't be bad!