Rosa Bianca Eggplant

Rosa Bianca Eggplant is the best eggplant I have ever grown. It grows well in Florida. I didn’t know eggplant could taste  so good. I was expecting the opposite. It preserves well also when I peel, slice and store it in the refrigerator. It last up to several weeks. I found myself eating the slices uncooked and really enjoying it. Eggplants go well with tomato sauce and cheese, on top of pizza or just baked with a little olive oil and herbs. Their are two types of eggplants in the picture. The long one is a thai eggplant. The round ones are the Rosa Bianca Eggplants. The funny looking ones may be a crossbreed between the two.

San Marzano Tomato

San Marzano tomatoes are a determinate paste variety. I don’t find them to be very prolific in Florida. A mild taste. I’ll probably go with something else in the fall. They are smaller than they look in the picture.

Papaya Plants

Look at all these papaya plants that I have not been able to even give away. It feels sad to loose all the potential papayas these will grow. Sniff. O well. I’m sure this happens to plant nursery and farmers all the time. Good news is I have seven of them growing in my front and backyard.

Thai five star cucumber

Thai Five Star Cucumbers come from Thailand. They are good tasting and crisp, though not as crisp and prolific as the Chinese yellow cucumber. The leaves cucumber early to mold. One plant yielded 12 cucumbers. I will not give it a five star rating for Florida, but it will probably do well in hot less humid conditions.

Chinese Yellow Cucumber

Chinese yellow cucumbers are now my friends and family favorite cucumber. I’m not a cucumber fan. These cucumbers are different because of their crispness like that of an apple. It is sweet all the way through. It is also the most prolific and disease free cucumber I have ever grown in florida. Three plants gave us over 70 cucumbers. Amazing. We will definitely grow these next summer.

Tomato colors

Tomatoes can be so colorful in their different stages of development. I have been harvesting the tomatoes early before cracking and molds set in. Florida humidity can cause a range of bad tomato issues. We had a dry spring but humidity has jumped off the charts. They taste great and make for good salsa.

Pink Ponderosa tomato

Tomatoes either grow well in Florida or don’t grow at all. Some crack, some rot, some produce. I received a pack of  pink ponderosa tomato seed as a freebie from Baker Creek Seeds. It so far is the best producing tomato plant I have grown other than the Robeson tomato. I am amazed how big the tomato is. No cracking problems and does well in the Florida heat. It is over 6 ft tall and still going. This tomato is bigger than my hand.

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