Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tomato Tuesday


This weeks tomato spotlight is on "Basinga". Basinga is an indeterminate tomato plant with regular leaves which produces medium size light yellow fruit with a pink blush at the blossom end. My plant was very prolific and the tomatoes were very sweet and juicy. I found that if I waited till they were darker yellow the flavor was much better. The sizes averaged around 4-8 oz, however the first tomato picked off the plant was fairly large. This was the first tomato I was able to harvest last year. There are currently different versions of this tomato in circulation, such as large, medium, small and heart shaped pale yellow fruit. The seeds I grew produced medium sized pale yellow fruit. The different versions may be due to cross pollination over the years. Regardless of the this issue, it was a great tomato and I will definitely grow it again. My seed source for this variety was wintersown.org.

This was the first one I picked off the plant, which was large and pale yellow. 

These three were picked later in the season and were allowed to ripen more.

Thanks for checking out my Tomato Tuesday post. Stop by next week to see which variety I will be spotlighting from my garden.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful tomatoes,AG! I always need tomato with good smell not ones from supermarket that smell like grass.
    Have a nice weekend!