Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Arkansas Traveler Tomatoes

Two years ago I planted five different kinds of tomatoes. I harvested maybe two. Giant caterpillars, we're talking the size of my fingers, munched on everything.

This year, I bought two "Arkansas Traveler" tomatoes, an heirloom variety that's supposed to be heat tolerant. The tag said they're "mild-tasting, pink-skinned tomatoes."

Tomatoes 1

The plants on June 3.

Tomatoes 2

June 14.

Tomatoes 3

July 1.

Tomatoes 4

August 25. I harvested the red ones and then forgot to take a photo of them on the vine, so here are the green ones instead.

Tomatoes 5

These tomatoes are pretty small. Not cherry tomato small but much smaller than I expected. The light pink skin also meant it was light in taste.

Tomatoes 6

I think I like much deeper tomato flavor. Will have to keep that in mind and try a different variety next year.

1 year ago today, Heirloom Tomato Salad.


  1. Maybe if they aren't that full of flavor you can take the unripe ones and pickle them or something? Sounds a bit time consuming though. :)

  2. they are gorgeous... congrats on your harvest! I have never seen this variety of tomato b4... How wonderful to have such space to grow your own crops ^^

  3. Jeannie,
    I get so few as a "crop" that even without that much flavor, I still love them. :)

    You can grow tomatoes in pots. Unlike me, you can probably grow a whole bunch to eat. My mom had 30 on one vine once. I'm just happy to have 1! :P


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