This weekend I searched for a grape tomato plant to help fill my mother's need for daily munchable tomatoes. She can be found cruising the grocery store aisles popping tiny tomatoes before finally checking out and paying for her treat. We went for a ride to a nursery on the other side of town and found an overpriced, gangly plant that should work.
Johnny's Select Seeds describes this variety: Bite-size, firm, oval-shaped grape tomatoes. Fruits avg. 10 gm. Plants have medium-short internodes and are manageable without pruning, but staking is recommended. Determinate. For the metric challenged, 1gm = 0.035274 oz. I'm still looking for a couple of other varieties of small tomatoes to try. Determinate would be great; but it's not a requirement. The search continues.
|Sweet Olive Tomato Planted 05/04/14|
The lame plant is very spindly and was growing horizontally. I removed it's lower sets of leaves and planted it deep in nicely amended soil with organic fertilizer. A bamboo stake and green garden tape helped to convince Sweet Olive that she needs to stand up straight. Sweet Kern River water was then applied to welcome Sweet Olive into the garden.
|Rio Red Grapefruit|
Sadly, this is the last harvest from the grapefruit tree for 2014. Supplies have lasted from the first of the year until now. And I usually eat one grapefruit each morning. Good bye, Rio Red. See you again in a few months.
That's pretty good - and delicious. My daily fruit will now switch to berries - boysenberries, blueberries, and strawberries.