I reckon your ripening tomatoes would enjoy hearing the late John Denver singing his famous song Home Grown Tomatoes. So turn up the volume and sing along, your tomatoes will love it .
One of the best tomatoes we have grown this year is Riesentraube
Riesentraube Grape Tomato
Riesentraube is an old fashioned grape tomato from Germany that was known to be offered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the mid 19th century. The name "Riesentraube" literally means "giant grape", but what is meant is actually "Giant Bunch of Grapes" as this wonderful old variety produces huge clusters of scarlet red, one ounce grape tomatoes. The plants are very large and produce huge yields of these richly flavoured tomatoes. The variety is extremely popular among tomato collectors as it possesses the full tomato flavour that is missing in so many modern cherry tomatoes.
Ours are ripening slowly but the vines are massed with tomatoes.
The other varieties of tomatoes, from Eden Seeds and Select Organic Seeds, Bob grew this year were
Waspipinnicon a peach, fuzzy skin tomato
Purple Russian from the Ukraine
St Pierre a French heirloom
Black Krim from the Andes
Whippersnapper from the Andes
Red cherry Franchi seeds
But the star tomato this year is definitely RIESENTRAUBE, I hope they all like John Denver!