Sunday, July 24, 2011

Green Grape/Black Cherry

These are my two favorite cherry-sized tomatoes. They are not overly sweet, more tomatoey and acidic. Plus, don't they look pretty together? These are the first Green Grape of the season. The plants, 4 in number, are growing in burlap bags across the street from our house, against a brick wall. They are untrained and sprawling. Looking for tomatoes is like going on an easter egg hunt. The guys that come to mow the lot have graciously avoided weed wacking them. I plan to repay their kindness with tomatoes. A fun fact? Green Grape was introduced in 1983 by Tom Wagner of Tater Mater Seeds in California. He crossed the green heirloom Evergreen with the diminutive Yellow Pear. What a good idea.

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