Monday, August 18, 2008


I am just loving the variety of tomatoes I have this year, so many different heirloom types. This is a Franchi red pear tomato, I grew it from seeds that I bought at Sunshine Farms. I thought it would be more paste-type looking. It is very thick and not seedy so it seems like a paste-type, just not quite how I thought it would look.This is Andrea's long pointed tomato - no, I don't think you would find that name if you googled it. I was given the seeds by Andrea and Mary-Sue and now I understand why Andrea said that they grow so big you only need 2 or 3 to fill a quart jar. These are huge for a paste tomato. Delicious, too.Of course, I had to measure satisfy my own disbelief and (a little bit) because I like to tease Samantha about measurements of...well, anything really. So, here it is...all 6 plus inches of it. ;-)Of course I wanted to save the seeds of such a tomato but when I cut it open and looked for seeds this is all that I found.

What a fantastic tomato for canning and sauce making. I'd love to know the actual name if you ever remember, Andrea.


Samantha said...

Uh... no comment ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Heather,

I would love some of those seeds. I am all for less time in filling jars!! hehe