Tiny Tomato

I can’t believe it’s true, but I’ve got my first tiny tomato already. It hearkens back to my family’s socialist/activist roots: it’s an heirloom variety called Paul Robeson, named for the actor, singer and radical political activist. My grandparents used to tell a story about patrolling a concert he gave in the Catskills to protect him, and the audience, from attack by rednecks and conservatives in the area. I’m pretty sure it’s my rendition of Old Man River that’s making it fruit so early.
Tiny Tomato

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