Thursday, 27 August 2009
Not much has been happening in the garden this past week. However, this is the time of the season when I like to compare the different tastes straight off the plants.
Although each variety has its own characteristic taste, it is also true that the taste does vary from season to season depending on the conditions.
The star of the season has been Maskotka (red in pic) for taste and quantity. It was also relatively early and fought well against the poor weather that we've had in the UK this summer - last season was also very wet and caused me to grow most of my outdoor plants under cover this summer.
Another star has been Tumbling Tom Yellow (pic). It has been later to mature than most of my other cherries, but the taste is zingy and intense with a meaty after-taste ... they look fantastic too!
I would say that these two varieties are the best tasting in my garden this season.
I think I'll buy some plain white plates!