Dark Red and Orange

These are lovely. The dark ones are very unusual, perhaps. They are Purple Russians, usually thought of alongside the Black Russian varieties that I think are usually more round.

There’s a whole black tomato category in the tomato-growing world, and this is one of many. (Click for a larger view.) These were the second of the clusters of handsome green tomatoes in a previous post.

The garden continues to produce a variety of tasty things. These were from a little over a week ago. The downside is that one part of the garden is under attack from Slinky. So some time to time I find ripened tomatoes missing, or eaten. Very annoying, especially since it is a drag to be setting traps and so forth every evening, and sometimes they manage to get all the peanut butter without the dratted thing going off.

Anyway, these are part of the trappings of gardening. You have to deal with vermin. Fluffy will no doubt begin attacks in the trees once those begin to ripen. That’s the worst of all, since it’s hard to defend against, and the Fluffy contingent is highly destructive. (See the last two years of Summer posts for more on Slinky, Fluffy, and the various wars I’ve had with them.)

But, anyway. Tasty tomatoes!


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