Today’s Harvest Basket August 24, 2014
Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes, peppers, tomatoes
It is no surprise that tomato season is at its peak. Two of the tomatoes that are big producers, in my garden this year, are Arkansas Traveler and Martian Giant.
The Arkansas Traveler variety will produce, even in the hottest climates. The plants have produced pink 8 oz. fruits nonstop all summer. Once these plants start producing, it seems like I have picked tomatoes every day or every other day all summer long.
Martian Giant is a beefsteak-type slicer that produces a heavy crop of juicy, red, 12 ounce tomatoes. I bought these seed
because of the name. I was curious what Martian Giants looked and tasted like. They are a good, meaty tomatoes that you can’t tell from most midsize tomatoes. This is not a giant tomato. Nor is it from Mars. It is just plain good.
This is a basket of over 200 cherry tomatoes, just over four pounds. All of these are headed to the dehydrator. In a day or two, they will be sun-dried tomatoes. Dry and ready for storage in a quart size zip lock bag and stored in the freezer.
Also, in the basket are some sweet peppers that look like a big jalapeno. But they aren’t hot. They are sweet in either the green or red stage.