Tuesday, May 29, 2007


I am obsessive when it comes to growing tomatoes (I know, I know...it's not like I'm not obsessive in other areas.) I tried my hand at it for the first time a few years ago and it's a yearly obsession now.

I'm not planting as many individual plants this year, but I'm trying a few new varieties. A local nuseryman that I've traded cuttings and plants with over the years has been getting in heirloom varieties the past couple of years and he has some interesting plants now.

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Ananas Noire Whole

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Ananas Noire Sliced

I picked up an Ananas Noire (Fr. for "the black pineapple") a red, green and purple/black striped beefsteak; a White Wonder beefsteak; and a Golden Gem orange sweet cherry. I still need to snag some romas and a regular beefsteak from the nursery but then I'm ready to go.


Peter said...

Wow. That is one nice-looking tomato.

We have an unusual Russian variety this year (among others): we'll see how it turns out.

Brent Goodman said...

Wow those are beauties! And look delicious. I love heirloom tomatoes. Now I want to write a poem called Ananas Noire.

Pamela said...

Ananas Noire--it sounds like a really expensive perfume. I bet those would fry wonderfully. I make a tomato Parmesan (sort of like an eggplant one)when I can find the right 'maters. Let me know how these turn out.