Saturday, August 20, 2011

Interesting plant

Next to the farmhouse we have a small garden plot with some things that are universally known. Beans, peppers, strawberries, the usual. Mixed amongst the regular fare we also have some surprises. This year Paul, our master gardener added a really neat plant called the Polish Garden Cherry. It is very leafy and low to the ground. Under the thick stems there are pods that change color when they mature. If you open the yellow pods, a marble sized cherry tomato appears. They are just now ripening so I tried my first one today. It was an interesting mix between tomato and a mild nutty flavor. When Paul was a kid in Wisconsin these bushes grew wild. While I must say it tasted good, it seemed to be a lot of work for something so small.