Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Now THAT'S an oxheart! **updated

Remember last year I was all hacked off because the oxheart tomatoes that I planted were funny looking? This year I hit one clean out of the park....

Now THAT'S an oxheart!  

Isn't it grand? Absolutely one of my favorite varieties for sure. I got a whole passel of these beauties and am going to make sauce out of these huge, meaty, old school tomatoes. I love these for lots of reasons - including that sometimes you can get city slickers to take the bet that they can eat a whole one in one sitting... they usually can't but its worth the laughs to see them try.

The other day The Gardener of Eden posted a stunning 22 ouncer - of the Paul Robeson variety... the one shown above was just at 19 ounces. There might be bigger ones out there but for now I'm thrilled with my real oxheart maters.

What about you? Do you have a big 'mater? How big is your heaviest one?

We are on your second not-so-hot day in a row.. I dunno about you but I am going to enjoy the heck out of this day. Happy Sunday everyone!

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Chai Chai's comment deserved special mention...... thanks baby!

As ancient tradition demanded Zander pulled his enemies cold dead Ox Heart from its shattered remains, he would eat the whole heart raw (a feat not many could accomplish).

His sister, the Princess, chortled in the background as she surveyed the remains of the battle ground that once was the tomato patch. "OFG is going to destroy you!"





7 comments:

freemotion said...

Nice! That is a serving of spaghetti sauce right there! Or you could make an entire tomato basil pie with it...mmmmmm!

Robin said...

That's one beautiful tomato! I have never grown them. I guess I need to give them a try.

Chai Chai said...

As ancient tradition demanded Zander pulled his enemies cold dead Ox Heart from its shattered remains, he would eat the whole heart raw (a feat not many could accomplish).

His sister, the Princess, chortled in the background as she surveyed the remains of the battle ground that once was the tomato patch. "OFG is going to destroy you!"

David said...

Holy moly! That sure is a big'un Enjoy!

nancy said...

I plant later than some, so I only plant medium sized tomatoes or smaller (but lots of variety), I get a better harvest that way thru the summer. I used to plant big heirloom ones too, but they woudln't get ripe til almost Oct.! Nice fruit!

Damummis said...

Not one red tomato yet.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

You know it! I love these for sauce - delish!

Thanks Robin - they come in a couple different colors...the orange oxhearts are stunning.

CC - another one hit out of the park,baby.. see that i featured you in the original post ;-)

Dave, isnt it fun to have monster maters?

hi Nancy! i cant believe these were among the first to ripen.. i just love them.

oh no, sorry baby! *hugs Damummis*

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