Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Meet Black Mammoth

I have about 100 different varieties of tomatoes growing in my garden this year.  Most have beautiful, green fruit growing on them and are still a week or two away from being ripe and delicious. But there's one that's producing early that I just have to tell you about. It's called Black Mammoth.

As the name implies, it's a rather large tomato - they're coming in anywhere from 10 - 14 ounces and are slightly flattened in shape.  These tomatoes are called "black", and they do have that slightly smoky flavor, but they're really more of a mahogany color when ripe.  They're quite beautiful.  They're also quite tasty, and luckily, the plant yields a lot of fruit.  Black Mammoth is the perfect balance of sugar to acid and made an ideal addition to this season's first of many BLT dinners.  This delicious tomato will definitely be back in the garden next year. It's a keeper!

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