Category Archives: tomatoes / pomodorini

11.12.12 Winter tomato, pomodorini harvest

We selected two types of pomodorini appesi — Italian winter or hanging tomatoes — to grow this season. The Aprile, named after the masseria in Puglia where the seeds came from, are now in their second year. The Ponderosa del … Continue reading

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9.17.12 Pomodorini tomatoes, shelling beans & cucumbers

The overnight temperatures are hovering around 50°F and we’re concerned about leaving the pomodorini appesi, or hanging tomatoes, out for much longer. The Aprile pomodorini are beginning to take on color, enough so that we were able to harvest a few … Continue reading

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Mastering Food Preservation: Tomatoes & Tomato Products

Tomatoes are often the first thing that comes to mind when people think of canning. They preserve well and, whether put up as sauce, crushed or left whole, are versatile to cook with in canned form. I’ve been canning tomatoes … Continue reading

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Mastering Food Preservation: Canning Marathon — Roma, Juliet & Blush Tomatoes

For the last several years, I’ve set aside Labor Day weekend for canning tomatoes. We don’t have enough space nor the conditions in which to grow tomatoes in quantity, and  rely on local farmers for additional supplies. It’s been an … Continue reading

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8.27.12 Pomodorini appesi / hanging tomatoes

The Italian hanging tomato plants are loaded with fruit, but still need to ripen before we can harvest and store them for winter. It’s again the time of tropical storms and Late Blight, and we’re now in a race against time. The season’s … Continue reading

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4.22.12 Cellar onions and a lone tomato

We took advantage of the rainy day by cleaning out the root cellar. Unseasonal warmth has shortened their storage life, and the sprouting onions and potatoes were consigned to compost. Though also beginning to sprout, we’ve still lots of usable … Continue reading

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4.19.12 Provoking the weather gods

We had snow, we had hail, we had heat. What we haven’t had much is rain. It’s time to wash the windows and bring it on.

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