Imagine her disappointment when we got to the classroom, only to find one long expanse of very empty, very bare windowsill. Not a tomato to be seen. It turns out that it was ripening so efficiently that her teacher had taken it home! After some confused conversation, the teacher kindly offered to bring in the elusive tomato on Monday morning (being quite worried that she would forget completely about it over the weekend). My daughter was ecstatic. She had some amazing fascination with this giant tomato and she wouldn't be satisfied until she could show me.
Her teacher did remember to bring it in on Monday, and I'll say it is the biggest tomato I have seen grown in our (particularly cool) area, where cherry tomatoes seem to be the croppers of choice. None of us have any idea what variety it is, but we were all suitably impressed.
Do you know what variety of tomato this is?
After transporting the (now very soft..verging on squishy) fruit home, it sat on our windowsill for another couple of days. Today, determined not to let it's adventure packed life not be wasted, I decided to gather some seeds from it.
Taking a different approach to the tomato seed I saved earlier in the year, the seeds were simply scooped out and rinsed in a sieve under running water.
And dried on some kitchen paper towel.
I hope to return some of the seeds to the teacher and also raise some seedlings next season to be grown back in the school veggie garden....and our own garden too, of course!