Time to celebrate the beauty of tomatoes! Right now they are in abundance.
I have a number of different kinds of heirloom and hybrid varieties of all different colors and sizes. My favorite are the Brandywine and Giant Belgian, which are very similar. The Beefsteak are delicious and prolific too.
My earliest tomato by far this year was Orange Blossom.
The consensus around here is that this year has been a very bad year for tomatoes. Much too much rain. Even the best gardeners at my community garden say they have only half the normal crop.
My tomato plants are about 75% defoliated from leaf spot now. Spindly, bare stems with tomatoes hanging on them.
tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum)