This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Giant Belgium heirloom tomato

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sliced giant belgium sliced giant belgium 2
More photos of my newly found favorite tomato variety - Giant Belgium. It tastes DELICIOUS! I'll definitely grow this one again next year.

tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh! I LOVE the ruffly edges when it is cut. I've been looking for a big heirloom to grow next year. Maybe I'll give this one a try.

September 09, 2008 1:07 PM

Blogger kathy said...

This wasn't a big tomato in my garden.

September 09, 2008 1:31 PM

Anonymous Patrick said...

Did you get a heavy crop? When I grew this a few years ago, I only got one or two tomatoes. Mine were pretty large, I just didn't get many of them.

I'm growing it this year too, but together with so many other tomatoes and I haven't been paying attention to that one plant.

September 12, 2008 2:16 AM

Blogger kathy said...

HI Patrick,

I am having a a terrible year for tomatoes. My Giant Belgium's have been one of my best producers - up there with the hybrids. Maybe two small tomatoes per week on each of my two plants. More than any of the 6 or 8 other heirlooms varieties I have growing.

I'll put it on my list to grow again next year. It would be nice if they get a bit bigger next year. I'll try a different location, a different mulch and better soil prep to see if I can do better.

September 26, 2008 10:39 PM


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