|First Tomato picked June 26, 2015|
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Fourth of July Tomato
How often do you get something that is better than advertised? I bought a Burbee's Fourth of July Tomato plant this spring. I thought I would try one plant as August first or later is often my start of the tomato season. Well when I checked on the progress of the plant last week, I was shocked and pleased to see a tomato ripening! Not willing to let birds or slugs or deer get the first tomato of the year, I picked the little devil on June 26th. Yes, in June.
And oh so scrumptious. Not like a mid August Black Krim, but not like anything I have had in eight months. The plant is a hybrid, so I won't try to save seed, but I will certainly look for the plants again next year. As an indeterminate tomato, it has been said to produce well into October or November. I am going to root some cuttings to aim for that late crop. I may even try to bring in a late plant to try to have stems for rooting next year.