When I think about what plant embodies summer to me, I think of Sungold tomatoes. Just going on looks alone, the bright orange spheres remind you of the setting summer sun. But taste is where this little beauties really shine.
They have a bold and bright sweet tomato flavor that can't be beat. Even if these aren't your favorite tomato, you have to agree that the taste of a vine ripened tomato belongs to summer alone. Another thing these tomatoes have in their favor is their early ripening. They are always first of all the tomato varieties I grow and as soon as they start to turn orange I know summer is finally here.