Juliet Grape Tomatoes

Posted: September 4, 2014 in Yard and Garden
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DSCF2206In our garden this year we planted a lot of tomatoes. We always plant a lot of tomatoes and usually have our work cut out for ourselves using all of them, just because we have so many. This year we have really been doing well at eating almost exclusively out of our garden. As a result, we have given away less and used everything we planted.

Along with “regular” tomatoes, we planted a lot of Juliet hybrid grape tomatoes and a couple of other types of grape tomatoes. We’re really happy with the Juliet tomatoes for various reasons.

One, they’re a good size, closer to a plum tomato than a grape tomato and we like them that way. Don’t even try to bite into one to cut it in half or you will wind up squirting juice and seeds on yourself or perhaps on someone else. Our father is the only one who manages to put an entire Juliet tomato into his mouth, close it, and chew without leaking. If you slice them and put them in salads, they’re really good. Of course, if you slice them and eat them plain, they’re good too. We eat these on the side with our scrambled eggs and Swiss chard. We put a little bit of Frank’s hot sauce on everything and it tastes great. Overall, these tomatoes are very tasty and they look pretty fancy too.

Here’s a little bit of real information on them from http://www.totallytomato.com/dp.asp?pID=00400&c=53: 1999 AAS Winner. Famous for yielding the first elongated, grape-like fruits that don’t crack! Clusters of unusual, sweet-flavored fruits cling to the vine longer than any other cherry tomato. Glossy, red-skinned fruits weigh 1 oz. each.

If you’re still looking for the perfect plum/grape tomato, why don’t you give Juliet a try next season? They’re definitely our current favorite.

  1. Libby says:

    Not heard of this particular variety before but I love tomatoes and I can almost taste these!

  2. Jeff says:

    I would “like” this entry, but I don’t like tomatoes. 😀 Okay, I’ll like it anyway. I do like tomato sauce in stuff.

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