Tomato ‘Honey Drop’
This season has proven to be somewhat hit and miss with tomatoes in my veggie patch – between tomato wilt, poor fruit set due to hot and windy conditions, and bugs galore, the harvest has been especially ho-hum.
Bucking the trend, however, are my yellow cherry tomatoes ‘Honey Drop’. These beauties have proven prolific, long-lasting and tasty. ‘Honey Drop’, Solanum lycopersicum, is known for its bountiful harvest, pest & disease resistance, and reliability; I can see why! The fruit is resistant to splitting and has a noticeably long shelf life compared to other cherry varieties I have grown. The plants of this indeterminate, mid-season variety are also vigorous and hardy, requiring staking for support.
Tomato ‘Honey Drop’ is a fabulous addition to salads and its flavour is accentuated when baked or chargrilled. They are also perfect for drying as they are a full-fleshed variety with minimal seeds – simply cut in half and sit cut side up on drying racks outside, in food dehydrator, or on baking paper in fan forced oven on low temperature with the door ajar. They can then be seasoned and stored in jars with olive oil and quality vinegar in the fridge for several weeks.