First eating tomato picked!

It's here! First non-sauce and not a cherry tomato has been picked - Black Prince. It's not big or very bright in color but it is fully ripe and tasty with smoky flavor that I love so much in dark varieties. It actually surprised me because it was hiding all the way on the bottom and I only spotted it when I pulled some weed from the back of the plant.
 As you can see it's only just 3.3 oz so not one of my giants. I really doubt that I will have any real "giants" this year but I'm happy with the size for first tomato.
Right behind this one will be Black Zebra and Black Brandywine - just starting to turn to color but not quite ready to be picked. It's very unfair of course because they'll be ready by Monday I won't be here to enjoy them :( My hubby will be picking everything this weekend and next week so no posts for a while.

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  1. Hi Jenny, Sorry you won't be there to enjoy the fruits of your labor! It is so hot and dry here that I am not sure I will harvest much. Picked two little cherry tomatoes today and one other tomato that wasn't very big but had blossom end rot! Nancy

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that you got BER as well :( we desperately need rain here.

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  2. Congrats on your first eating tomato! We love the dark varieties for eating too. Have a safe trip!

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    1. Thank you, they are my favorite :)

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