Thursday, March 25, 2010

"TOMATO DAYS"-More than tomatoes!

Every year when folks head out to Wellandport for my" Tomato Days" sale, what exactly they can expect to find is a bit of a surprise.
This year in an effort to take away a bit of that element of surprise, I'll tell you about some other things you can expect to find..and I'll add items to this blog as I plant them, so please keep checking back!
Planted and looking good are eggplants and peppers, so I will list the varieties here for you to consider-Remember, all these items are planted in much more limited quantity than tomatoes, and when they are gone, they're gone!


Slim Jim
Pandora Striped Rose, Ping Tung Long ,Yellow Egg
Thai White Ribbed
Casper, Chinese White Sword, Diamond ,Jade Sweet
Black Beauty, Ukrainian Beauty, Blush
Purple Ball
Thai Round Green Petch Parisa
Thai Long Purple

Lao Purple Stripe

Listadia di gandia

Thai Long green, Louisiana Long Green

When people ask for recommendations, of course I always say, they are all good! I truly only grow what I believe to be the most worthwhile. But over the years some prove to be standouts.
I love Ping Tung Long, and Slim Jim! Ping Tung Long is a gorgeous purple-white marbled fruit that is long and slim, with a very mild and delightful flavour.
Slim Jim is a shorter thin dark purple fruit that some customers always return to every year.
Slim Jim is also good for pot culture.

Yes, they all ripen to red! Last year I sold out of sweet peppers so I have cut down on the number of hot, and increased the number of sweet I am growing.

Sweet Pimento, Franks
Sweet Chocolate, Golden Treasure
Corno di Toro Red ,Wisconsin Lakes
Corno di Toro Yellow, Amish Pimento
Mini Yellow Bell, Diamond
Mini Red Bell ,Tangerine Pimento
Mini Chocolate bell, Yellow Cheese Pimento
Red Ruffles Pimento
Orange Bell *
Jimmy Nardello**
King of the North***
Golden Greek
Sheepnose Pimento

Best sellers and my favourites have a star (or more) beside their names. Fabulous bells are Orange Bell, big ,sweet and King of the North, by far the best OP bell for the north, in my humble opinion. Jimmy Nardello is so GOOD for frying, luscious!
Criolla Sella
Lemon Drop,Fire
Aji Yellow (aka Aji Limo)
Hungarian Hot Wax
Golden Cayenne
Purple Cayenne
Chapeau de Frades
Bulgarian Carrot
Filus Blue
Pili Pili Ho HO
White habanero
Chile de Arbol
Pasillo Bajio
Purple Serrano
Trinidad Perfume

Some of these peppers are SUPER hot, but yummy if you are a hot pepper fan. I am considering that when I have my heirloom tomato festival out here at the farm on August 22, we should try a hot pepper tasting. Of course , included would have to be the Naga Jolokia pepper, hottest in the world. People would likely need to sign a waiver!!

Keep checking back in as I update what else will be available, including cukes, zucs, brassicas, ground cherries and more!

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