Friday, September 3, 2010


Yesterday I finally had enough tomatoes to do a 'tomato photo-shoot'. I really wanted a photo of a basket full of a variety of tomatoes. So I picked what was ripe and took some photos.
Then I brought out the rest of the tomatoes from the house and artfully arranged them in the basket. That gave a little more depth of color since the just harvested ones were on the orange side.
I decided to also try in the shade to reduce the glare.
While I was at it, I decided I should photograph the different varieties so that when I'm trying to decide what seeds to plant I can look back at the pictures. It will also help with my seed saving when I don't know the tomato type. Some of my plants came from an heirloom mix and I'm having to play detective with the Fedco catalog to figure out what they are.

Here are some individual shots. Unknown Tomatoes are shown first. Please feel free to give any guesses in the comments.

Unknown 1- Pink/Yellow FruitUnknown 1
Unknown 2- Very Large OrangeUnknown 3-Round Deep Pink
Unknown 4- Large pink/red lobed fruit,
has ripened further.
Unknown 4
Market MiraclePurple Calabash
Cherokee PurpleAmish Paste
Green Zebra Red Zebra


meemsnyc said...

Wow, so many varieties of tomatoes. Which tastes the best to you?

Annie's Granny said...

Unknown 2- Very Large Orange, looks like a Kellogg's Breakfast to me. I grow and like that one.

Daphne said...

Yeah a taste test sound in order to me. They look delicious.

Emily said...

Thanks Granny for the ID.

As for taste, I love the purple ones, the purple calabash and Cherokee Purple. I've been enjoying those as my breakfast sandwich variety. The green zebras have made great sauce twice. The Unknown 3 are very good. I haven't tasted Unknown 1,2 & 4 because those are the first of that variety to ripen.

I know I've eaten market miracle but don't remember. I'm just happy it produces a lot. Same for the Amish Paste Tomatoes. I finally have enough to make some 'Annie's Salsa'!

miss m said...

KB is good guess or maybe yellow brandywine ?

They all look yummy. What a lovely basket !