Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Diggers and the Whatsthehuhnow Peach Tomato

If you had been in the vicinity of my friend's house around 11pm Saturday night you would have heard a few odd things. Firstly was a declared cheesecake hater have a very dramatic change of heart due to my raspberry cheesecake trial (I am baking one for my graduation dinner and given I'd never baked a cheesecake before I thought I better give it a trial. It was heavenly.) The second was an in depth conversation about just how common Autoimmune problems were amongst my little group of friends! Arthritis, almost Lupus, actual Lupus, Coeliacs - we/they're a mixed bunch. The third thing you would have heard was far funnier or at the very least, far less depressing. With Diggers catalogues in hand Ms G and I were trying, without much success, to pronounce this little number:

Tomato Wapsipinicon Peach 
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum)

Ms G with her several alcohol beverages was much closer to correct pronunciation than I, who, sober as a judge still couldn't wrap my mouth round the syllables. But it is this tomato that is going in the balcony garden this summer (along with quite a few others as after a few years of hiatus the big balcony tomato crop is going to try to make a resurgence.) Only I'm not getting mine from Diggers (sorry Diggers, you guys rock! Mr Fig Twig was a diggers seedling. So when I have a bigger garden I'm stocking up with you!) My lovely other half, who as you have witnessed in earlier posts is an expert present giver, gave me some seeds for this odd little tomato which he had procured from a farmers market. Awesome. Only issue is with the wilt on the balcony I can't seem to make tomato seeds grow to fruitition (they die around the flowering stage.) Problem ...

Solution! Ms G is going to germinate them at her house and give me one or two! Oh how I love my friends and my boyfriend who is now my soon to be live in balcony garden helper!


Daphne said...

I love cheesecake but I can only eat a few bites. It is so rich.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Congratulation on completing your PhD. I am still struggling to complete it. Hopefully I can make it this year. My completion date was supposely this mid-month of August. But since I have several valid reason and taken several month leave of absence, I probably have extension. Oh your cheesecake sounds divine. Interesting tomatoes.