Grape tomatoes either have improved since they were introduced in the late 1990’s OR I’ve learned to appreciate them more. They seem sweeter and firmer to me. They are convenient for salads or snacks, or roasted, or grilled or right off the vine – I keep a bowl on the kitchen counter for a quick snack.
Grape tomatoes have ripened in abundance since August and need to be picked every 2 or 3 days. I often cut them in half and sometimes in slices to avoid an embarrassing mouth-geyser. I’ve also shared their sweetness with neighbors.
Two of my favorites are grape tomato ‘Sweet Thing’ (shown here) and grape tomato ‘Juliet’ (grown by a friend).
Do you grow grape tomatoes? What are your thoughts on the modern grape tomato? Which variety is your favorite?