March 18, 2013

August 30, 2009 Big Tomato Time

Filed under: ◦Family,◦Food,◦Gardens,◦Vintage — sharon @ 2:30 pm

This year I planted a tomato with a very colorful name: Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter. I guess it’s called that because Charlie’s tomatoes produced so well he could pay off his house?? Tim has been raising these for years, but I never tried one in our own little garden before. All the tomatoes took their time this year, but this one’s finally here, and worth the wait.
Radiator Charlie's

These tomatoes may not be exactly round, but they are BIG! Not too big, but this one, for instance, weighs in at 1 pound 10 ounces, and you certainly don’t need too many slices for your sandwich. In fact, you may have to make a little bit bigger burger than usual, or you could lose it under a slice like this.
Radiator Charlie's

The juicy, meaty slices you see above were consumed with our baked salmon last night. Mmmmmm. But it took until lunch today for the two of us to finish just this one tomato!

1 Comment »

  1. 1.I’ve heard of that tomato, mortgage lifter. It looks marvelous! xo, suzy

    Comment by georgiapeachez — August 30, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

    Comment by sharon — March 18, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment