Vegetables: Tomato (Slicing), Garden Peach - Solanum Lycopersicum
For well over a century savvy gardeners have brought Peach’s little fruits indoors before frost to keep for several weeks. Doreen Mundie says these are also wonderful dried. 2 oz yellow fruits blush pink when ripe and have thin fuzzy skins somewhat like peaches. Relatively early, prolific, soft-skinned, juicy, and very sweet. The light fruity taste is not what you’d expect in a tomato. Burpee in 1893 called it “delicate, melting in the mouth like a grape.” Amy Goldman places its 1890 origins with plant breeder Elbert S. Carman, owner, and editor of The Rural New-Yorker. It was introduced as a novelty in Hallock & Son’s (of Queens) 1890 catalog.
Days to Maturity: 70