We picked a Gordost Sibiri yesterday, as it was getting a bit gnarly looking and looked to be pretty ripe:
The taste seemed a bit washed out, but it was OK. These big fruit seem to be like that.
Today we picked a Girl Girl’s Weird Thing, it is another huge specimen, and has that lumpy appearance that the GS has. I suppose it’s because of multiple blossoms fusing together. It has beautiful striping on the outside, but the inside is even nicer:
The taste was much better than the GS, with that typical sweet and smoky purple tomato flavor. Not a lot of acid, but still a good taste. The plants are still producing, not as bad as disease is concerned. So, it may get a place in next year’s garden.
@Drew51, I have Striped Roman also, and some of the initial fruits got some BER, but the later fruit did not. They’re not ripe yet, so hope we can get a few to sample. Deer hit our plants pretty hard, so we’re having to wait on the second wave of fruit.