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Vintage Wine - It's about time!

Vintage Wine Wow - it's been 2 years since I posted? Where has the time gone? To social media I guess. ;) Well, if there's anyone out there - spambots, this does NOT include you! (Die spambots die! etc, etc) Here is a beautiful tomato. It's called Vintage Wine and it's a medium large beefsteak heirloom. One of the largest I've got this year, which isn't saying that much unfortunately. With all the heat and rain you'd think I'd have some giants - but then I never got around to ordering seeds and the stores just did not have the heirlooms I was looking for - lesson learned! Order online if you want the weird (best) tomato varietes! The flavor is generally good on this one, haven't actually busted into one yet this year, but I recall it having a pretty good sweetness and balance. A good slicer for your tomato sandwiches for sure, and pretty to boot. Just about the prettiest I've seen. What is your favorite variety this year? (Spambots, not you! I know it would be a stupid Early Girl or some other mass produced tasteless thing anyway. :P)

August 30, 2011 in Tomatoes! | Permalink


Hey! It's great to see you posting again! More, more, encore!

Sad to say but one of my favorite tomatoes is the Early Girl. But here in the desert southwest, we can plant young EGs in early February and be eating them by May. Then a heat loving variety like Heat Wave planted a month later will be just kicking in when the EGs expire due to the 105-110F days. I've tried ordering seeds a few times but I haven't found a variety that can take the desert weather. I hope that changes! Someday I will find one I can grow from seed, it's just a matter of time. When I mulch I sometimes get Early Girl volunteers once it cools off again and can have a second round of tomatoes in November. Crazy growing season out here. Know a variety I should order? Need to org use my fall seedlings!

Posted by: Cheryl Colan at Sep 1, 2011 12:37:59 AM

Glad you're posting again!

Posted by: Urban Farm at Sep 2, 2011 4:40:54 PM

That Tom looks great!.. we don't have anything like that over here in the UK. I did grow a variety this year (i was given the seed and i forget the name) but the fruits are so tiny.. smaller than the nail on your little finger... fun but pointless! I could do with some of those Vintage Wine Toms... i will spend some time tracking them down.

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Posted by: MeanyGoat at Oct 30, 2011 5:44:40 PM

Good to see that you are posting on your blog again. I do enjoy the read.

Posted by: mia at Nov 29, 2011 3:33:54 PM

Wow that is a giant tomato, It would certainly fill a good amount of sandwiches for the lads lol

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