As per the suggestion of some of you wonderful gardeners out there, I picked that beauty before it got too red to avoid worms and other such nasties. My mouth was just watering. But lo and behold, when I turned it over this glared up at me from the bottom of the tomato:
A total nasty! All visions of bacon & tomato sandwiches fizzled in my head. All thoughts of mayo and tomato on texas toast flew from my mind. Taking a huge bite sprinkled with a few grains of salt and fresh ground pepper, juice running down my chin and hand left in a cartoon poof. Bummer. What is wrong with this thing? My mom had seen this flaw on three tomatoes that were still green and made me pick them and throw them away. It almost killed me to do it, but I was an obediant daughter. Because she's an awesome gardener. And because she's my mom.
I didn't see this on the red one until I picked it. But being the stubborn one that I am I couldn't let go of the dream of that first tomato so I let it get good and red on the counter and cut it in half.
Arrgh. Wanna see a grown woman cry? You should have been here at this moment. Durn.
Now all my tomato hopes and dreams on pinned on these guys. Grow babies, grow. Don't let me down now!