What’s My Garden Growing: Gajo De Melon
Last week I showed you the gorgeous Violet Jasper tomatoes growing in a garden pot out back. This week I have a couple of ripe Gajo de Melon heirloom tomatoes freshly picked from a plant just 20 feet away from the Violet Jaspers.
The Gajo de Melon plant really didn’t grow much. It had some yellow leaves early on so I removed those. I always water my tomatoes from the bottom, but this is the only tomato plant I have that isn’t at least partially protected by an overhang – maybe it isn’t doing as well as the others because its leaves get too wet when it rains. The poor plant looks half dead but it keeps blossoming and has already produced several tiny fruits.
I was expecting cherry tomato sized fruits, but this is what I got:
Yep. That’s a quarter next to the tiny beauties.
Despite the tiny size, they’re perfectly formed tomatoes that offer an intense, concentrated, slightly tart tomato flavor. They’d pair really well with bitter greens.
Now if you want to see a real garden bounty, Bonnie from Arizona shared these photos from her dad’s garden.
Now that’s a real home garden! Is everyone else as envious as I am about that yield?