Thursday, August 26, 2010

Matt's Wild Cherry Tomatoes

So far this year the best producing tomato vine in my garden has been the Matt's Wild Cherry.
Roughly the size of a dime, or smaller, they are prolific. The plant is a bit all over -- I'm harvesting these little wild ones off towers that were supposed to be supporting other tomatoes. The vine bends over, grows sideways, stretches out into the yard... and makes more tomatoes. More and more tiny tomatoes.
Aren't they adorable?
Today's wild tomato dish is a simple fresh pasta sauce for angle hair. Olive oil, basil, black pepper, whole wild cherry tomatoes, and pine nuts went into the skillet.
When the tomatoes started to want to split that was the signal to add the cooked (al dente) angle hair pasta. Mixing the pasta in the skillet gives the noodles a chance to absorb the sauce. They turn a little pink.

Fast, simple, delicious. Life is good.


  1. Oh, love it! I have no idea how to grow tomatoes. Are those hybrids, or will you be able to harvest some of the seeds?

    1. I know this comment us old but they actually grow true to seed.In fact, those are a cultivar of wild tomatoes!


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