Polish Giant Beefsteak: first 2 pounder of the season

Regrettably, I’ve not managed the time to take good care of the vines in my Giant Tomato Project this season.  Here’s my first 2 lb. tomato and it came from the open field, receiving minimal care:

Polish Giant Beefsteak (2.222 DT 2013):

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Red flesh, clear skin (i.e. “Pink”), meaty, fairly firm flesh.  Intriguing, somewhat mild, but very good flavor.  Would make a great sandwich tomato!

At the moment, nothing else looks like it will come close to this one this year.  But there should still be 8-10 weeks left in the season…

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CSA Contents for 8-14-2013

Regrettably, lettuce has fizzled out, but a Fall crop should be ready in 3-4 weeks.  Also, scaling back on the herbs and a few other items this week.  Tomatoes are coming on strong, so pull out that Italian cookbook!  Plenty of summer squash again also – consider freezing some for winter use.

Projected contents for this Wednesday:

 Broccoli
 Carrot
 Celery
 Clover, Red (sprouts)
 Corn
 Cucumber
 Eggplant
 Ground Cherry
 Kale
 Kohlrabi
 Okra
 Onion
 Oregano
 Peppers, Hot
 Peppers, Sweet
 Squash, summer
 Swiss Chard
 Tomatillo
 Tomato

 

CSA Contents for 8-07-2013

Here’s a tentative list of what will be included with the CSA boxes on 8-07-2013:

Alfalfa (sprouts)
Artichoke
Basil
Beans, snap/green
Beet
Blackberry
Broccoli
Cardoon
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Endive
Garlic
Grape
Ground Cherry
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Mint
Okra
Onion
Oregano
Parsley
Peppers, Hot
Peppers, Sweet
Rhubarb
Sage
Squash, summer
Swiss Chard
Tarragon
Tomatillo
Tomatoes
Turnip