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Anyone who has grown tomatoes knows that they seem to take forever to set the fruit and when they do, the gardener and cook will stand there waiting, and waiting, and waiting for the fruit to develop and ripen. My plants are well over 6 feet tall, and this year is the first year that I have to race against the ground squirrels to get to my tomatoes first! It is a bit disheartening to see a beautiful tomato and then to reach under to grab it only to discover half of it, in the area you cannot see, is missing! Oh well! At least I am picking some tomatoes!

In the seed packet of the mystery tomatoes were about 12 different varieties, and I seem to have 5 of the 12! Heirlooms are not always the prettiest of tomatoes although they can be packed with flavor! They have unusual shapes and cracking along the shoulders and seams that run along the bottom. So let us take a look at what I have got going here shall we?

Heirloom tomatoes

I know that I have here a Rainbow and the Black Krim. I think that the other tomato in this shot is the Arkansas Traveler. They all look pretty when sliced open.

Pretty slices

Here is another shot including a yellow tomato that I think might be a Golden Sunburst. I also have a smaller yellow/orange tomato, which did not make the photos in this blog as they were all eaten!

Another shot of the mystery tomatoes

Now I am not an expert on heirloom tomatoes, so if you think I have misnamed something please let me know. I will be using these tomatoes for another post where I make a salsa that I am planning on using on a pizza, which will be yet another post! Stay tuned!

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