And the winner is...

17 January, 2015

... well, its a draw, actually.

In the race for first tomato of the season, two toms have hit the line neck and neck.

Husky Cherry Gold

Brin de Muget

There are quite a few more almost ripe, namely the Green Zebras and Tommy Toes. We will see who comes second. Edit: Yes, they were next, along with a few Sun Sugar's.

I was very happy to add these to the harvest basket for my pre dinner garden pick.

Tomatoes with cucumbers, many blackberries and alpine strawberries

I always get so excited about the first harvest from any plant. Long may tomato season last.

8 comments:

  1. Bek I was wondering if your tomato season in Melbourne was late this year? Last year I was picking handfuls of cherry tomatoes for Christmas lunch but this year my first ripe tomato was produced just today. Not sure if last year was an early season or normal (this is our second year living in our semi rural location an hour South of Sydney).

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    1. I'd say things a little late this year. Usually I get tomatoes early Jan, but I'd say the recent cool spell is mostly to blame. But microclimate, variety of tomato and how vigorously the plants grow are all really important; I've had some of my earliest croppers in previous years be quite stunted this time around and have barely set fruit. So there are a lot of variables.
      Anyhoo, yay for ripe tomatoes! I hope you have a bumper crop!

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  2. Tommy Toe was the winner here. Two days ago we had two perfect tomatoes with our dinner crudites. This was a self-sown plant which popped up in about mid-October. Which justifies my theory that the best time to plant tomatoes is when they start popping up themselves.. I am a very lazy gardener:)

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    1. I ate the first tommy toe yesterday! I totally agree, the garden knows best. If plants are coming up on their own then I'm happy to add.

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  3. I so love all those first harvests each year but there are certain ones that are truly favourites, like tomatoes. Here, I am just putting my seed list together - choosing (and limiting) the number of tomatoes is always a challenge. I hope this is the start of a wonderful tomato season for you!

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    1. So true, the first harvest is always special. I always struggle to curtail my seed buying to what I am actually able to fit in my garden, so I feel your pain! Good luck with your selections.

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  4. Yum. Those blackberries look so good. Right now I'm months off of any first harvest of my own.

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    1. The blackberries have been a joy. I love them smoothed with a fork then added on yoghurt. Delish!

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