However you say it, I got two of ’em growing in my backyard right now.
Growing up, my parents nearly always grew a vegetable garden. Mom and Dad would bring fresh tomatoes and jalapeÃƒÂ±os, respectively, to the dinner table. Mom would slice that super juicy, red tomato, sprinkle it with salt and black pepper, and pass it around. Dad would cut the crisp bright green jalapeÃƒÂ±os into slices and keep those things all to himself 🙂
I planted two tomato plants – one Whopper and one Marglobe. I chose not to plant very many plants for fear of being over run and not being able to give the tomatoes away after a while.
Whopper tomatoes are one of the more popular hybrids, producing ginormous fruit of a pound or more. Marglobe tomatoes have a great “old world flavor” and taste more tomato-ey than other varieties. Marglobe are excellent canning tomatoes, which is something I’m looking forward to. Fresh tomatoes for pasta into the winter – Foodie Groom should eat good!
And yes, I’ve forgotten which plant is which… I’ll have to wait to see how large the tomatoes get to tell them apart.