We have been eating tomatoes at every meal. The crop this year has been early, undamaged by either hornworms or leaf footed bugs. That's a first.
Among the seed packets that we received last year at the Seattle Fling was a packet of Principe Borghese tomatoes. I usually grow some kind of Italian tomato for roasting and freezing and this seemed like a good substitute to try. The plants have done well and make large trusses of small fruits.
I made the first batch today for use in pastas during the winter. What is not to love about a roasted tomato; deliciously rich in flavor and these do not disappoint in the flavor department. I will say the skins are tougher than I would like but that maybe the result of the continuously hot weather we have had since they were put in the ground.
It suggests on the packet that these tomatoes are good for drying on the vine. I have my doubts that our climate is dry enough for such a treatment. For now I will roast and freeze.
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