Cluster Tomato plants will be trained up wires to 20 feet in the air as the season continues. The fruit (yes, Tomatoes are scientifically a fruit) is firm and plump – and gorgeous. The vines are stout and healthy, and if you give those stems a sniff you ought to get a delightful whiff of tomato plant. When you can see the little yellow hairs on the stems – you know it is fresh! Since the fruit can still draw on water and nutrients left in the vine, the greener and thicker, the better.
What about the flavor? Expect a mild tomato taste and juicy flesh. If you are expecting the flavor to compare to homegrown, summer field tomatoes you won’t be disappointed.