This is "Ferline", one of my favourites for the last few years. It consistently produces a heavy crop of big, firm fruits with little in the way of pips and pulp, so it is a really good one for making into sauces. Probably its greatest attribute though is its blight resistance. It will produce a crop when all other types have succumbed. Fortunately this year we have not (yet) had any blight!
There are lots of fruits on the vines, though not many of them are ripe yet:
The big "Rainbow Beefsteak" ones are still swelling. They are going to be pretty big. At least one plant looks as if its fruit will be yellow or orange:
I still can't tell what colour the other one will be. (Is it inevitable that both will be the same colour??)
This is the most advanced of the "Green Zebra" fruits. Is it just wishful thinking, or is it beginning to show a bit of yellow, indicating ripeness?
I am now harvesting a few of the "Tropical Ruby" baby plum tomatoes. The bush is very straggly but it has a huge number of fruit on it.
The "Maskotka" bush tomatoes have produced a decent, though not enormous, crop. I love these ones. They are one of my favourites. This year some of the fruits have been a fair bit bigger than usual. They are supposed to be "bite-sized", but I think some of them need two bites!
I have so far picked only about six of the "Sungella" ones - all fairly small - but the plant is laden down with huge trusses of fruit. So much so that I have had to give it a second bamboo stake because the first one was seriously bent over and looked fit to snap.
Growing tomatoes is a bit of an addiction, I think. I can't help noticing that (like me) lots of my blogging friends write about growing loads of different tomatoes, when they may perhaps grow only one type of lettuce or beetroot. The fact that there are so many different shapes and colours of tomato available seems to make us want ALL of them!
My final picture today is of "Wilma", a very compact variety which only grows to about 40cm tall. It has tiny red fruits. This particular plant is a volunteer that I transplanted from one of my raised beds.
Great for growing where space is limited - like a balcony or patio.