This weeks pic is a paste tomato. I dont usually plant pastes but this was a very good one, even when ripened from the full green stage it had amazing sauce capabilities. This was a great producer and put out lots of large pastes, unlike some pastes this one didnt get BER as bad. It was right up there with Romeo.
Thanks Darth, Cows Tit makes a cows-horn shaped red fruit on a (mostly) tomato-leaf indeterminate plant. It is good enough to eat fresh, and is meaty enough to be suitable for cooked tomato product. Its leaf shape is v-e-r-y long, I have described it as lanceolate. The drooping nature of this leaf shape makes it easy (for me at least) to over water. I advise to check soil for moisture levels, and to not water based on what the plant looks like.
I expect a good plant breeder can say why this shape accession pops up every so often, This cultivar was collected by Keith Mueller while touring tomato feilds (as a buyer perhaps?) in 2004-5. The plants distict shape made it stand out in a feild. The grower when asked named it "a cows tit tomato". Hence its colorful name.
There are other very similar accessions, I was able to grow CT side by side with Gilbertie, CT out produced Gilbertie in three trials running.
This is a superior tomato and has reliably made crops every year save 2009. '09 was the year that potato blight wiped out most of the tomato crop in the northeast.
I've grown out what was supposed to be Opalka (five or six times), whatever it was I grew it darned fer sure was not a cows-horn shaped paste. If you can get the right cultivar Opalka might give CT a run for its money.
"who ever has the most toys when they die, wins". Should read, "Sorry they're just dead".