Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The First Ripe Tomato of 2010

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I was out counting my tomato plants' fruits and discovered this jewel. It is my first large tomato of the season. It is likely an Early Girl, although I won't ever know for sure because, once again, I didn't label anything.

I brought it into the kitchen and gave it a quick rinse. Then I cut it up, sprinkled a little sea salt on it and yummmmm. I took a long time savoring that tomato lingering over every bite. After a winter and spring of nothing but those anemic store bought tomatoes, this was a taste of heaven. I look forward to that first warm ripe tomato out of the garden every year. It is almost a religious experience to eat it. No, I didn't share.

I had counted over 200 tomato fruits on the vines of our 17 tomato plants before I found the ripe one and got distracted. I should go back out and finish counting. This should be a wonderful year for tomatoes. I am so excited.


  1. Guess the cold wet winter wasn't so bad after all! Flowers and veggies are sure doing well!

  2. No point in sharing the first mato. You grew it, it's YOURS!

  3. That first one of the season rarely makes it into the house. I have been known to simply wipe it off on my clothes and eat it standing right there beside the vine! Yummmmmmm!

  4. WOW I can't believe you already have a tomato that big! Yummmmeeeee!