This has been a tough season for tomatoes in my gardens. First the tomato stealing squirrels, then the leaf footed bugs, then either birds or some other manner of garden beast, and the continuing problems with blossom end rot, have plagued me for the last two months. I have tossed away at least 18 damaged tomatoes, some the biggest I’ve ever (not successfully) grown. However, there is one bright spot in this garden tale, and I don’t totally understand it. Enter, the Chocolate Cherry Tomato.
These delightful little tomatoes are low on acid, and very prolific producers in the garden. The odd thing is, none of my other pests have even tried to bother the Chocolate Cherries.
Even those that are almost touching the ground, remain unmolested.
Fortunately for me, these are one of my favorite tomatoes, and I planted a lot of them this season, so I might not be tomato starved after all, despite my other pesky problems.
If you haven’t tried this variety, try to get some for the Fall gardening season. They do very well in the heat, seem to be bullet proof, and will provide you lots of very tasty tomatoes all season.