On the evening of Thursday 16th August 2012, Mr Mac and I were finally able to pick our first tomato of 2012. It was one of the sungold variety and despite the appalling growing conditions it had, it did not disappoint.
It has become tradition that we share the first tomato each year. So the tomato was picked from the vine, taken to the kitchen, washed, sliced in half and sprinkled with a little salt. This year we contemplated some black pepper (I know – we are just crazy) but quickly changed our minds.
On the count of three we both ate our little half tomato. It was so sweet and delicious it probably did not even need salt.
Sungold really are the sweetest tomatoes I have ever come across and I have a challenge with fellow blogger Carrot Tops that they are sweeter than his favourites, gardeners delight.
Unfortunately, I had to wait another 4 days before any more were ripe enough to eat and finally, in the middle of August, I was able to go down to the greenhouse and pick my first salad!