Tomatoes are finally ripening down on the allotment. These Roman beefsteak tomatoes 'Pantano'
look wonderful. I think I will pick and taste tomorrow.
My clear favourite tomato of all time is Sungold
. The taste is head and shoulders above anything else. Well worth the extra expense to buy F1 seeds each year.
A really good do-er for a late beefsteak tomato is Golden Jubilee
. These ripen to a glorious yellow and taste wonderful. They look spectacular when sliced on a plate with red beefsteak tomatoes.
Meanwhile... I am still waiting for these Indigo Rose tomatoes
to ripen. I contacted Suttons Seeds
recently when they were taking their time to ripen. Their reply was to make sure the tomatoes had full sun... Well, I stripped the lower leaves of the plant, they get South facing, full sun all day..
weeks of full sun and they still won't ripen! Apart from growing the vines upside down.. I guess I'll have to wait. I think the skins might get a bit hard by then. Disappointing so far.