Thursday, September 30, 2010

Amazing Purple Cherokee and Black Prince Tomato Plants

Kathy and I planted these Purple Cherokee and Black Prince Hierloom tomato plants in her yard in the early summer.  The plants were bought from Tree and Leaf farm. The planting method was from Grow Better Vegetables blog,  using fish heads among other soil enhancements to get the plants healthy and strong from the start.
This plant got 7 feet tall
Here they are in July

Skinned and ready for canning
We've eaten many of the tomatoes fresh.  But we had some many come ripe this week that I decided to try preserving tomatoes for the first time.  I used recipe guidelines from Blue Water Sands recipe at Group Recipes.  I followed her guidelines but did not crush many of the tomato's (leaving alot of big chunks).
The final product.  Hope they taste as good as they look!

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