|Black Prince, Green Cherokee, Lemon Boy, Black Krim, Sungolds, Habanero, Serranos|
The Black Prince tomatoes have been the most prolific and are fairly tasty, although their skins are a little tough. The less prolific Black Krims are my idea of the almost-perfect heirloom: juicy, rich, a little smoky, a little sweet, somewhat tangy, with tender skin. Green Cherokee is tied for almost perfection with the Black Krim, just a little tangier.
The Lemon Boys are prolific and more acidic, less sweet. Today I picked my first precious Cherokee Purple from a plant given to me by the tomato queen, Renee Studebaker. It's ripening in the safety of my kitchen.
|Juicy, thin-skinned Armenian cucumbers|
|Contender and Tavera bush beans|
|first-ever okra flower|