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Tomatos Hit the Scene

At last the tomatoes are coming in!

The Bay Area has been experiencing some pretty cool temperatures for the time of year. Every gardener I have talked to has also been waiting for the usual glut of tomatoes to appear only to be thwarted by the unseasonable low night time temperatures that have been slowing everything down. Suddenly that has all changed and now the heat is most definitely on.

Below is one variety of tomato that I haven't tried before. This is a cherry tomato called Sunsugar Red. Below you can see them ripening on the vine.

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I waited quite a long time for these little cherries to turn red - as in "Sunsugar Red". After a few weeks of waiting I impatiently tried one anyway and discovered delightful juicy sweetness. After all that waiting, they were already ripe, but just not turning red, as the label suggested they might!

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The picture above shows just how orange - or in this case NOT RED - these little cherries really are. Compare the label color to the real thing.

So if you are waiting for this variety to ripen - don't wait any longer! Dive in and eat! They are delicious albeit not red.

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