I spied Creole Tomatoes in garden
Nothing reminds me of “home” (which is in south Louisiana) like the treasure of vine-ripened Creole tomatoes. They are only available in south Louisiana — except if you import them across the state line and grow them yourself. 😀 This is exactly what I did in the spring!!!
The first box of ripe and ready Creole tomatoes right off the farm is often famously offered at a public auction to local chefs. The auction, held in the French Market for decades, became a feature of June’s Creole Tomato Festival in the heart of the French Quarter.
The auction neglected after Hurricane Katrina, was reinstated a few of years ago to raise money for Children’s Hospital. The high bid donation is always over $1000.
Creole tomatoes range in size from medium to huge. Unlike some smooth round top of some tomatoes at the supermarket, Creole tomatoes usually have crowns – proof that they are tomato royalty! The ridges making these crowns can be subtle or deep.
We planted 8. I’ve been anxiously waiting to see fruit. Today I found a couple of them … still small, but nice and green. Now, all we need to do is water, and guard them from Creole sneak thieves (pests, birds etc.) and wait for them to grow and ripen!!
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I love home grown tomatoes! (I have never grown any, but friends have shared their bounty!) I know you will enjoy yours when they grow big and juicy!
Fingers crossed that we will have bounty to share. 😀
Enjoy! They sound great.