Despite our annual tomato virus pandemic, MJ picked out five new tomatoes to grow for this year. I piled on two myself, and these are mostly paste tomatoes. Our favorite Festhalle tomato vendor certainly has a few thousand tomato plants already started. We can’t even grow them for as cheaply as he sells them–canning tomatoes, that is. I’ve already used a quart and a half today.
Cipolla’s Prize–An expensive little devil, about fifty cents a seed. A special Italian paste tomato.
Black Prince–Not from Wakanda, but a nice looking small tomato anyway. Black Prince forever!
Nepal–I know about as much about this one as I do about Katmandu. Still, another good looking mater.
Moskvich–Assuming this is a Slavic heirloom. They do have some great maters, along with some great dictators.
Napoli–My choice, a classic Italian paste tomato.
San Marzano–THE classic paste tomato. Check out the price for a good can of these at the market. Required for an authentic Neapolitan pizza.
Sub Arctic Plenty–My choice again, an experiment for our crazy spring weather and late cold snaps. Will allegedly take some seriously (for us) cold weather.
We have already passed our coldest average days, and February looks to be much warmer than this month. Spring fever is here already.