Of all fruit and veggies, the tomato is one of my favourite. I deliberately wrote fruit and veggies, I’ve seen endless discussions where people have, wrongfully, referred to the tomato as a vegetable.
However, I find most of them tasteless these days … and the larger they are, the less taste. The ones sold on the vine are somewhat better — more tomato tasting — but not much.
One time, in our grocery store, they had put out a small basket with tomatoes — extremely expensive — and I think the name had something to do with ‘heritage’. I bought two, and they were probably the best tasting tomatoes I’ve ever had. Except, perhaps, when picking them directly off the vine in a greenhouse. They never showed up again in the store, needless to say.
I’ve never been into gardening — never grown anything except potatoes. I always kept tomato plants on my balcony in the various apartments I’ve lived, though, so both in the “solanum genus”. The only reason for the tomato plants was to keep wasps at bay. Guess I must have read some article about wasps disliking the smell of tomato plants. I’m scared of wasps … I have a real phobia. Not sure how well it worked, but one year I did not have tomato plants, and then the wasps built a nest underneath a table on my balcony. That was a shocker and I had to call the super, to have it removed, while I was at work. This phobia is only about wasps … not bumblebees, I love them!