These are some of my tomato plants and the tomatoes that are now on the plants. Some are Italian. The San Marzano’s now have very small tomatoes on some of the plants.
This is the first year I planted the Aunt Molly’s Husk Tomato. What I find interesting about this tomato is it is enclosed in papery calyxes first, before the actual tomatoes appear. This heirloom is not actually a cherry, but rather a small ground tomato. The fruits were recorded in horticultural literature as early as 1837 in Pennsylvania and are still common today at roadside stands in late summer. This outstanding Polish variety is prized for its clean flavor, with hints of vanilla and pineapple. Because of their high pectin count, the Ground Cherries can be used for preserves, pies, over ice cream or in fresh fruit salads. This tomato is only harvested after the tomato drops to the ground. It is then ripe.
I picked my first cucumber this morning and also picked up a couple of the Aunt Molly’s Husk Tomatoes that were on the ground a little while ago.. I opened the husks and tasted the Aunt Molly’s Husk Tomatoes and they sure are good. This was the first time I tasted any Aunt Molly’s Husk Tomatoes. I wonder how I could use the Aunt Molly’s Husk Tomatoes on a pizza.
I love Tiger Lilies and am amazed at how beautiful they are.