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Bring on the Tomatoes

July 23rd, 2009

My tomatoes are starting to ripen. Yesterday I picked some Tumbling Toms, Principe Borghese, Sub-Arctic and Azoycha tomatoes. I’m up to 3 pounds of tomatoes from the garden already!
The yellow one is Azoychka – A very productive Russian heirloom found at the Bird Market in Moscow. (”Azoychka” is a woman’s name.) Produce indeterminate, regular-leaf tomato plants that produce an abundant crop of smooth, 3-inch round, slightly flattened, yellow/orange tomatoes with a sweet citrusy flavor. This is a delightful small yellow beefsteak tomato that matures so early it will be one of the first varieties to ripen in your garden. Beautifully smooth, lemon yellow fruit weighs about 8 ozs. and is very flavorful, rich but pleasantly sweet with a delicious hint of citrus.
We enjoyed it yesterday sliced with some salt, pepper & drizzled with a little olive oil. It is the perfect eating tomato. Mr Chiot’s loves it because it’s not too acidic. This one’s definitely a winner in our garden, which is good. I grew this instead of Lemon Boy, which is Mr Chiot’s favorite eating tomato, so I’m glad it’s so delicious!

How do you like to eat your sun-ripened garden tomatoes?

12 Comments to “Bring on the Tomatoes”
  1. Mangochild on July 23, 2009 at 7:19 am

    When its a perfect tomato warm and juicy from the sun, I just like to eat it like an apple, taking a big bite and letting the sweetness and juice run through my mouth. I love them grilled too, cut in thick slices so they don’t fall apart and then browned so that they get warm and soft on the inside. Cold tomato soup is also delicious, with a piece of warm, fresh bread.
    .-= Mangochild´s last blog ..Overflow of Peaches! =-.

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  2. kristin on July 23, 2009 at 7:42 am

    At this point, I would just like to eat one, period. No signs of ripening yet. Boo.
    .-= kristin´s last blog ..Let the Harvest Begin =-.

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  3. Chicago Mike on July 23, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Salt and knife to garden. Set. Eat. Joy.

    That looks soooooo Goooooooooooooooood!!

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  4. KitsapFG on July 23, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Standing in the garden, juice dripping down your foream, savoring the warm vine ripened goodness. Nothing quite like it in the world.

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  5. s on July 23, 2009 at 9:15 am

    We usually have a tradition of the ceremonial first BLT of the season. Also I’m really looking forward to panzanella if I ever get some ripe fruit!

    Lovely photos, I haven’t grown a yellow in a while, that variety looks really tasty!
    .-= s´s last blog ..Learning as you go =-.

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    • Susy on July 23, 2009 at 9:28 am

      A BLT sounds good, perhaps we’ll have those for lunch today.

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  6. Pampered Mom on July 23, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Those look fantastic! I’m afraid our weather this summer isn’t cooperating for the warmer crops like peppers, eggplants, and tomatoes. We’ve got lots of green fruit at least, but I think it will be awhile before they turn.
    .-= Pampered Mom´s last blog ..On the importance of identifying weeds early =-.

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  7. Daphne on July 23, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. When I get to eat those I know it is summer. I did a tomato update today, but sadly they aren’t ripe yet. The only ones are my F2 sungolds. They are giving me a taste right now but they really aren’t in their main production mode either. I can’t wait for more tomatoes.
    .-= Daphne´s last blog ..Tomato News =-.

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  8. Maureen on July 23, 2009 at 11:51 am

    All of the Above!

    Your tomatoes look wonderful….unfortunateley, our heirlooms haven’t produced nearly as much (some not at all) as the old stand-by’s (Celebrity and Early Girl) and I’m a bit disappointed since my goal is to eventually grow them all from saved seed. Our heat may be an issue tho, so we will be looking for some truly heat-tolerant tomatoes for next year (we are on day 8 of over 100degree weather, expected to last 5 more days…..geez!)
    .-= Maureen´s last blog ..Quote for the day =-.

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  9. Dan on July 23, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    I don’t like my tomatoes fussed up very much. I like s&p like in your photo, I like tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, olives, olive oil & good vinegar and tomatoes & mozzarella. You can forget about BLT’s either! I guess I like them anyway really :-)
    .-= Dan´s last blog ..Need I say more? =-.

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  10. pam on July 25, 2009 at 7:38 am

    I like mine plain and simple like you. Though I’ll sometimes toss in a bit of mozarella and some basil.
    .-= pam´s last blog ..Presto Pasta Nights #123 =-.

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  11. ed on July 26, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    I like mine just raw, or sliced together with Mozzarella, pepper and some basil, or fried together with some onions, eggs and cheese, or stuffed, or in a salad, or actually any way you can think off. Oddly enough I hate ketchup

    My principe Borgese is not ripe yet, neither is my costoluto Fiorentine, buth especially the latter is big and abundant.

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