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Proud Heirloom Tomato Picking

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cherry tomatoes next to large Cherokee purple tomatoI had promised Organic Cherry Sweetie tomatoes for dinner at my neighbor’s house, knowing they’d look pretty.To my surprise during picking, I also found my first, perfect Cherokee purple heirloom tomato, free of blossom rot.  I was so proud, I presented the tomato, intact, as a gift to my dinner hostess.

I love how the coloring varies from lightly green to purple to rosy red on these heirlooms from North Carolina.

Here’s hoping we’re in the clear now and having a long summer with more beautiful tomatoes. After this experiment of trying the heirlooms, I think Organic Cherokee Purple will also be a regular in our garden.

I was reminded to get out and check on things more often when I discovered the 14-inch Black Beauty Zucchini that seemed to have grown overnight!

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