I’m seeing red.
I like it! The cherry and heirloom tomatoes died back a month ago, but our Roma tomatoes continue to grow unabated.
This is Silicon Valley after all, originally known for its rich, agricultural roots. But I’m still amazed at the prolific production of this plant. I did a bit of reading and learned that the plant will continue to produce, as long as daytime temps remain about 60F (15C). That explains it. We’ve had a mild autumn so far.
While the Roma happily churns out fruit in the back garden, the Chinese Pistache flashes red outside my kitchen window.
The Pistache’s slow, beautiful descent into dormancy is under way. The colors are magnificent. I’m grateful to live in this beautiful valley with such optimal growing conditions.