Monday, October 4, 2010

Timeless Treasure from the Gardens of the Past

That's what the tag said on the tomato plant at the garden store.
Hmm... that sounds inviting. 
Let's give it a try.
So we planted it. 

And then waited...
and waited...
and waited.

For 89 days we waited.

(Update: What was I thinking?
We actually planted this tomato plant on May 15th.

That means
this tomato took 137 days to mature!
That's gotta be some kind of record.)

♥ ♥ ♥

Ohh... but it was so worth the wait!

'Pineapple' Tomato

A large, golden-orange beefsteak heirloom tomato 
with fruit that that grows up to 1-1/2 lbs. 

Its taste is luscious, 
very rich, 
and with a sweet pineapple-like flavor.

And we were not disappointed.
It was even better than it was described.

Absolutely DELICIOUS!

And there are more ripening on the vine!
If the frost doesn't come first.

Tomatoes got a late start in my gardens this year...
because Summer had such a late start.

Don't we deserve a later Winter?


  1. Yum. Looks like it was worth the wait. :) I tagged you for the professor's meme. Please stop over if interested in playing along.

  2. Looks good! My tomatoes are still green, so I am still waiting!

  3. It looks like winter will come finally feels like fall, not summer today. But weather never does what we want it to.

  4. They look delicious and the vine is so healthy. Heirloom varieties are usually worth trying, aren't they.

  5. Oh, that looks delicious! I can see it being worth the wait, and I hope you don't have an early frost. We had fifteen tomato plants this year, 15! I know? What am I, crazy? But we had almost total crop failure due to our periodic flooding. I'm hoping for a better season next year. There is nothing like a fresh-grown tomato!

  6. The tomatoes look luscious! I have never seen these before. Now I will have to look for them here. Are you keeping seed for next year?

  7. yes indeed the tomatoes do look delicious.
    Thanks for stopping by Keewee's garden. I do not know the name of the plant the seed pod pictured belongs to, It is some kind of lily a friend gave to me.

  8. What beauties! I'll have to see if I can find that kind next year. My tomatoes are late in ripening this year, too.

  9. Oooh, that sounds so yummy! One to try for the future!

  10. These look totally yummy -not a variety I've seen - looks v. interesting - will have to keep my eyes open for this one for next year!

  11. It looks particlarly good on that gorgeous plate. Enjoy


  12. Wish I had a cyber fork! As your post and lovely photos show, well worth the wait.

  13. what a beautiful tomato...yummmmmmmm


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