Today’s Harvest Basket September 3, 2014
Tomatoes and Peppers galore! Bell, Jalapeño, Habanero, Felicity peppers
Chile, “Classic Jalapeño” Pepper, hot
Felicity, sweet pepper, no heat.
Red Bell Pepper, sweet
Arkansas Traveler, Martian Giant, Brandywine and assorted cherry tomatoes.
Big old Brandywine was so heavy, it dropped off, stripping the vine’s exterior by several inches.
From an old line of Brandywines, known as the Sudduth’s strain.
Sudduth’s strain comes from tomato collector Ben Quisenberry in 1980. He got it from Dorris Sudduth Hill whose family grew it for over 100 years.
Big pink beefsteak-like fruits can grow up to 2 pounds on indeterminate vines.
This is the tomato by which all others are measured for taste. Brandywine is a consistent winner in tomato taste contests. The intense tomato flavor is the perfect balance of acid and sweet taste.