Attack Of The Giant Tomato!

Yesterday I picked the biggest tomato I have ever seen!


On the left is a perfectly average Moskvich tomato. On the right is a really, really big Rose tomato (an heirloom variety). Lots of our Rose tomatoes tended to be big this summer, but nothing like this. It weighed in at three pounds.

This picture also shows pretty clearly where Rose gets its name — its color before it ripens is pink, and when ripe is a really clear red (unlike the typical orangey tomato red of the one next to it). 

Anyway, Kirk made this into salsa, and just this one tomato gave us a full quart of salsa to freeze. That brings us to a gallon of red salsa in the freezer for winter, so I think we can stop now.

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