There is something magical about seeds- maybe it goes back to the childhood story “Jack and the Beanstalk” or “Johnny Apple Seed”. Whatever the magic may be, I love browsing through seed catalogs reading the descriptions and planning the garden of my dreams. Naturally this dream garden in my head changes daily, but it is always as enchanting as “The Secret Garden”.
This Brad Gates selection is an absolute masterpiece! Winner of the sweetest tomato award at the 2017 National Heirloom Expo. A slicing-type with stunning fruit, inside and out! This sister selection to Blue Beauty yields loads of 5-ounce, beefsteak-type fruit, very meaty and containing very few seeds. First they ripen yellow, then more toward orange when very ripe. Incredibly attractive with the black anthocyanin splashes really contrasting with the lighter colored skin. The sweet, juicy flesh is marbled yellow to red, and the flavor is fruity and superb. Unusually heat-tolerant; the fruit is great keepers. You can’t go wrong with this one!
I love this.
It’s rainy and cold here today, but I can almost taste the sun ripened tomato.
How about a Cosmic Purple Carrot? So delicious and fun! This year I am super excited to be growing the Carolina Reaper, the hottest pepper in the world:
Believed to be the hottest pepper in the world, the Carolina Reaper is a serious scorcher! For those extreme pepper eaters, Carolina Reaper is a must. For those less adventurous, they make a great conversation piece in the garden. These devious little peppers are fiery red with a little scythe shaped tail at the base of many fruit, hence the name reaper. The heat rating on these monsters can be over 1,500,000 Scovilles; in comparison the spicy habanero is a mere 100,000 Scovilles!
Here at Juju Paradise we are always trying new varieties. If you come and visit us, maybe we will have a Carolina Reaper you can try.