Thank goodness I have ‘Midnight Snack’ tomatoes growing this summer because without them—and a few other cherry-type tomato varieties—I wouldn’t have many homegrown tomatoes to eat.
The main reason for my lack of tomatoes this summer is the raccoons have been eating all the big tomatoes, at least those they could reach, and that was most of them. They would take a bite out of almost every beefsteak tomato just as soon as it started to show color, then toss that tomato onto the ground, which, as I noted in a previous post, is disgraceful behavior in The Vegetable Garden Cathedral.
Thankfully, as the tomato vines for the big tomatoes have grown, the tomatoes are growing higher up, where the raccoons can’t reach them, so I will get some big tomatoes eventually.
Hopefully, before the first frost.
But let’s not talk about frost, raccoons, and a lack of back tomatoes. Let’s get back to ‘Midnight Snack.’ It has been one of the big stars in the tomato patch. I grew it from seeds sent to me by All America Selections.
‘Midnight Snack’ is an indigo tomato. The fruit looks almost black but gradually turns reddish as it ripens.
They are delicious. They are slightly larger than most cherry tomatoes, and to me, they taste more like a big tomato, which is good because I didn’t get a lot of big tomatoes this year. (See above about raccoons.)
I can see why All-America Selections designated ‘Midnight Snack’ a winner in 2017.
It and ‘Purple Zebra‘, a 2022 winner which I grew last year and again this year, are both being added to my “grow every year” list.