That’s One Big ‘Mater

This is the biggest tomato I’ve ever grown.  It must have been almost 4 lbs, but I didn’t bother weighing it because the evil squirrels already took a big chunk out of it (at least this is one they couldn’t run off with entirely!)  Interestingly it is only one of many very large tomatoes from this one vine I grew from seeds my friend K gave me that her grandfather brought over from Italy (I call the variety ‘Martinelli’ after her maiden name.) The vine itself is also huge but the tomatoes take a long time to ripen.  Clearly they are adapted to the longer seasons in the Mediterranean.  The tomatoes ripen pink and are very ‘meaty’, a bit bland but sweet in taste (very low acid).   

‘Big Guy’ compared to a normal but good-sized tomato.

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