Even monster tomato can’t beat the worm

Remember the monster Beefmaster tomato I talked about last time? I finally got it and several others off with the help of my garden scissors.

In fact, I picked almost a dozen ripe or almost ripe fruit from the Beefmaster plant and to my dismay all of them have either worm holes or have started to rot. I thought I might be able to salvage part of one, so I cut it up to eat. But even though it looked good, it tasted awful. So rotten I had to spit it out. What a disappointment and waste of good garden space. Not sure what caused them to turn out that way. Could it have been something I did – or didn’t do to them? Did the heat and lack of rain make them deformed and rotten?

None of the other tomato plants have had the problem. Sure, little varmints are chewing on a few, but that’s no different than any other year. It seems that I’ve never had any luck with Beefmasters. Maybe that’s a sign I should forego planting one of them next year.

I’m still getting plenty of tomatoes from the plants, fortunately, so I’m not going without. The BLTs continue to be a staple of my diet along with snacks of cherry tomatoes and cucumbers. Who needs a Beefmaster tomato anyway? Bigger isn’t always better, right?

3 responses to this post.

  1. Aw, bummer about the maters. Did they ALL turn out that way? So disappointing.

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