My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile

Monday

A Beauty or A Beast?

This post, 'A Beauty or A Beast' was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog Tyra's Garden http://waxholm.blogspot.com/
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A Beauty or A Beast?
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Well they say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder,
this TOMATO 'Cherokee Purple' grown from seed is of course kind of beautiful in my eyes... but I must admit as they said about Whoopi Goldberg in Color Purple.
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- You sure 'is' ugly!
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This tomato weighs a massive 506 gram and that is about 17,85 ounces!



I started out with this fellow in February, read about how it all started here


Flowers of 'Cherokee Purple'


Heirloom seed from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
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Happy gardening folks!
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LOLove Tyra


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14 comments:

Hannele said...

Det kan man kalla för tomat,
kram.

Daphne said...

Definitely a beauty.

♥Häxor & Änglar♥ said...

Oooops, vilken tomat! Över 500 g!! Rekord?
Kram Eva Linnea

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Wow what a huge tomato! I definitely think it's beautiful! I bet it will taste so wonderful! -Jackie

tina said...

Dave at the home garden is sponsoring an ugly tomato contest. This might be in the running for it for sure:) Personally, as long as it tastes good-I'm cool with the warts.

Dan said...

What a looker! I love cherokee purple's, one of the best tomatoes in my opinion.

perennialgardener said...

Maybe he tastes better than he looks? They say looks can be deceiving, lol. ;)

joey said...

As we all known, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Tyra ... Count me in for 'the beauty' ~ would sure love a taste!!!

Ruben said...

Först, när jag såg swatchen (heter det så?) dvs. minibilden i min blogglista tänkte jag; nej!!! Har Tyra tagit fram sina boxarhandskar igen!? Jag, som trodde du lagt dem på hyllan för gott! ;-) Men när jag fick se att det var en helt fredlig tomat det handlade om blev jag lugnad!! Vilken baddare!!!!
Var också på ett kort besök vid Leufsta bruk. Vilken bruksherrgård! Vi fick nöja och med det yttre den här gången, men jag anar praktfulla salar. Jag är helt fascinerad av Uppländsk brukshistoria och läser boken 'Vallonbruk i Uppland' av Olov Isaksson nu. En toppenbra bok, slut på förlaget men finns troligen på Biblioteket. Ha det gott!
/Ruben - your favourite blogger

sweet bay said...

Great post. I love the purple tomatoes.

Lillebeth said...

Ser ut som en boxhandske!

Kathleen said...

Whoa, what a whopper of a tomato Tyra! I love your photographs of it under the cloche. It's really striking that way. I bet it tastes delicious??

Gail said...

Love the Tomato Under Glass~~like the beautiful art piece that a wonderful tomato is! gail

Kanak Hagjer said...

Sure looks tasty, despite the shape:)