Monday, August 13, 2012

More Tomatoes in the Tomato Series

These little cherry tomatoes are called, 'Black Pearl Hybrid'.  I bought the plant because the photo on the tag showed a very dark burgundy, almost black cherry tomato.  But they have not lived up to their colour promise.  Although they are darker than other cherry tomatoes, they are not as dark as I would have liked them to be.  They are more burgundy at the top.

But what they lack in colour, they make up in flavour.  These are so sweet!  I love them in salads.  They are not as prolific as the tag promised.  Unless we get some nice cool, sunny weather, this plant is just about finished.

This is my smallest tomato plant.  Even though they we supposed to grow to into large sprawling plants, bearing lots of fruit in large clusters, this is what I actually have ended up with.  But if it sounds like I am complaining, I am not.  I love these little tomatoes.  They are the sweetest cherry tomatoes I have ever tasted.  And I love them.

It seems that my resident squirrels also like them.  Here is evidence that someone was snacking on one.  Those squirrels are so cheeky.  And notice, they didn't want to eat the skins.

Mimi is looking very mangy lately.  She does not want to clean herself and she hates me to brush her.  But I still love my baby.


wackywoman said...

Who cares about the color; it's the taste that counts. Dear, sweet Mimi.

Simone de Klerk said...

I just love you tomato series! Well, and I can imagine the squirrels love these tomatoes too. Birds are eating all the plums from our tree and I decided to let them. They are enjoying it so much (o:
Sweet old Mimi.

Anonymous said...

We all love your baby.
My cats are often reluctant to be brushed. Just their nature.
As long as they are happy!