The Greenhouse,

is about growing matters, focusing on my greenhouse and potager. I grow mainly vegetables, herbs and spices but flowers have their given place too. From seed to table, this is the nursery for my living food, we cook a lot of delicious food and I say a potager is the cook’s best friend. The greenhouse makes it possible to grow essential, colourful, warmth loving fruit and vegetables even in this climate such as tomatoes and chillies. My main blog is Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden. View my profile

Monday

Tomato Stupice - Harvest Monday

This post Tomato Stupice was originally uploaded by Tyra in the blog The greenhouse...




This month of October has been amazing so far, still fairly mild weather and the colours here around me are stunning.While I drove home from my country house today, the sun was just about to slowly set, it painted the landscape with a pallet that was breathtaking. A lot of wow's and ah's were said but unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me.

'Stupice' heirloom tomatoes 


It is Harvest Monday at Daphne´s place today and this post is my contribution. These tomato are among the last ones out, most of the plants has now been brutaly cut down and it is with sadness I say that the tomato season of 2010 is definitely over.





This tomato plant 'Stupice' was the first tomato to set fruit and ripen and one of the last tomato to harvest. The total yield from 'Stupice' has been even better then I had anticipated. This really is a nice heirloom tomato, midsize, brilliant red and very tasty. The very last ones are all quite small but delicious. I can truely recommend it and I sure will grow it next year too.



I bought my seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and this is what they say about Stupice.



Don't be a stanger, do write something!/ Love Tyra

Ps Next year I'm going to be a good girl and weigh and write down all my harvest as Daphne does :-)


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31 comments:

Mary said...

I am glad you posted at Daphne's Harvet Monday. You have a lovely blog, and I was happy to hear about Stupice. I just received Stupice seeds from Baker Creek and am looking forward to getting them started. You have a new follower!

-Mary

TYRA said...

Thank you Mary and a warm welcome to The Greenhouse/ Tyra

Angela said...

Stupice are a good tomato for northern locales, definitely. I find that they do well for me very early in the spring and maybe late in the fall, but not so well during the height of the tomato season. It might get too hot and sunny for them here in southern California. This year I didn't plant them and this year it would have been perfect for them. Yours look gorgeous!

TYRA said...

Hi Angela and thank you, yes it is a good tomato for us with short summers./ Tyra

Madame C said...

Vilket trevligt tema hos Daphne. Där ska jag titta in och kanske delta! Den tomaten ska noteras inför kommande säsong. Tack för båda tipsen:)
Charlotta

Daphne said...

Some year I might try that one. So many people rave about Stupice. For me the first and the last is always Sungold. It is the only non heirloom that I grew in the garden this year.

Salix said...

Your post "paints" a pretty picture of 'Stupice' and I have added it to my list of heirloom tomatoes to grow next year. I have been looking for a medium size red tomatoe as my favourites 'Aunt Ruby's German Green' and 'Brandywine' are delicious, but for certain uses a smaller fruit is desired.
Lene

kitsapFG said...

I have had good results with Stupice tomatoes as well. I am in a cool maritime climate and growing tomatoes is a real challenge. Stupice is early, does not mind cool conditions, and is generally a pretty tough plant. All qualities I need in my climate.

TYRA said...

Daphne Sungold is outstanding indeed,I grow it too and a variety Sungold Select II as well. It is sooo tasty almost like a small berry.

TYRA said...

Charlotta det tycker jag du skall göra, Daphne och de andra är så kunniga.

TYRA said...

Lene, I was very close to choose 'Aunt Ruby' this year, is it better than Green Zebra?

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TYRA said...

kitsapFG ah...so you are in a cool and maritime climate too. Tomatoes is a challenge to grow but it is well worth the effort. Have a great week / Tyra

monika said...

Beautiful photos... mmm, those tomatoes!!
Here is Sardinia we do not have any left and the plants are gone already..the vegetable garden of our house l'orto di fofo)is getting ready for the winter vegetables!!

TYRA said...

Hi Minika and welcome to the greenhouse. Winter vegetables, this sounds interesting. I have to check it out if you writes about it./ Tyra

Kathleen said...

Yum. If they taste as good as they look, they have to be fabulous Tyra. Great photos. I especially love the one with the tomatoes draped over the chair.

TYRA said...

'long time no see' Kathleen - great to hear from you and thank you, those draped over the chair were the last...sad but so very true.

Salix said...

Tyra, I only tried 'Green Zebra' last year when most of the plants were ruined by the early blight, so I don't really know it. 'Aunt Ruby' is really great, but maybe I will give 'Green Zebra' another try next year.
Lene

Karen Anne said...

Stupice is my favorite tomato also, it and Brandywine. Unlike Brandywine, which often ripens just at the end of the season here, Stupice ripens early, is very productive, and keeps producing all through the season where I live in New England. Also, the small size is very convenient.

Ottawa Gardener said...

I've heard good things about Stupice as well though I've grown it yet. My favourite short season is Taxi. Tomato season is well and truly over for us too.

TYRA said...

Hi and welcome into my greenhouse. Thank you for all nice and interesting comments.

Lene, now I've heard so much of this Aunt Rude so for next season I just gotta try it.

Karen Anne, size does matter doesn't it just :-) Stupice is almost perfect.

Ottawa gardener thank you for the Taxi tips, I don't think I've heard about it before.

Carol said...

Your stunning photos make the tomatoes look utterly delicious Tyra! Your settings so lovely and inviting. I scrolled down through your many beautiful posts. Happy Harvest! Kram Carol

Barbie said...

Oh how sad to see those last harvest coming in - beautiful as it were. :-( Love your photography and words. Thanks for the invite to come over. I'm hoping my tomato plants the few I have left will make it another 2 months.

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Toni-Shaklee Distributor said...

OOooooh Baker Creek!

I've got to try that tomato! I'm planning on ordering some of my seed from Baker Creek next season!!!

Thomas said...

I love your greenhouse Tyra! It looks like such an amazing space.

farfly775 said...

Tyra,
Your greenhouse and garden looks like such a paradise! Everything is absolutely gorgeous. I notice that you seem to like Baker Creek seeds. I like them also. Actually I live in Tennessee and it is only a short trip for me to go to their festivals. Fresh tomatoes are such a wonderful taste.

Naturegirl said...

The most beautiful tomatoes that I've seen! I can taste them just looking at the image!

Gunilla said...

Oh vilka fina tomater och goda ser de ut ochså.

Du är så duktig på att odla grönsaker och dessutom fota dessa så att man blir riktigt hungrig.

Ha det gott
Gunilla

Natti said...

The last photo makes the tomatoes look like they are alive. The raw ones, look like they have veins inside them.

lisaray said...

The benefit of greenhouse is good as we can see in these pictures, tomatoes are looking real.
It provides healthy food.

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