I've been cursing myself all summer for growing so many varieties of heirloom tomatoes, and not enough reliable hybrids.
Heirlooms are wonderful - the taste can't be beat, and they look so cool in all their funky shapes and colors. But they just don't produce like hybrids do. Hybrids are guaranteed to give you a good solid harvest, if not quite as great tasting tomatoes.
I did find one fantastic use for some of my heirlooms this week though - I made the prettiest salsa I've ever seen.
Red - Early Girl and Polish Linguisa
Purple - Black Krim
Yellow - Green Zebra
Orange - no idea, some guy on the street gave it to my husband.
All chopped up and mixed together, they looked like a rainbow.
I added the usual salsa ingredients - an onion, some sweet red and green peppers, lots of garlic, cilantro, etc. Nothing too special, perfect for tacos and for scooping onto tortilla chips. Between the heirloom flavor and the gorgeous colors, I think this might be the best pico de gallo I've made in a long time. Yum!
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