I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to get a real digital camera. The camera on my iPhone has served me amazingly well, given all the features it lacks, but I need something that can work for a greater range of distances and light levels.
But the important thing about today’s photos is not the quality, but the content: tomatoes! I savored my garden’s first tomatoes yesterday, right off the vine and still warm from the sun. True, I bought this Sun Gold orange cherry tomato plant at Whole Foods and did not start it myself from seed. But it was still a delicious triumph.
Of the tomatoes I did start from seed, the Dr. Carolyn and the Brandywine are the furthest along. The Brandywine had what looked to be a big clump of green tomatoes all bunched together and crowding each other out. But on closer inspection, I realized that it was actually all one giant mess of a single tomato. Each lobe of this mutant tomato just happened to look like an individual fruit, but they were all fused together at the base so I have to believe it all came from one flower.
To anyone out there who has grown Brandywines before, please tell me: is this normal, or do I have true oddity on my hands?