Today's haul includes: 24 Red Currants, 11 Salisaw Cafes, 3 Paul Robesons (one was six ounces), 2 Husky Cherry Reds, 2 Stupice, 2 White Bush, 2 Black Plum Pastes, a Cherokee Chocolate, Sioux, Prairie Fire, Jaune Flamme, Thessaloniki, Piccolo, Green Grape, a beautiful 15 ounce Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter, and a new tomato: 2 Red Yellow Caps! One of the Red Yellow Caps was 12.5 ounces and the other was a whopping 23.5 ounces!
We've taken photos of this tomato and will post them on this blog some time next week.
I did a lot of tomato taping last night and this morning. I did a lot of work on Salisaw Cafe, which exposed some ripe tomatoes. Stupice has a similar problem but because the cage is too small I don't have anywhere to tie the branches. I'm almost sure I have ripe Stupice tomatoes that I just can't see under the jungle of branches.
The numbers for Red Currant are climbing, but don't be fooled. This plant is exhausted. The numbers will drop. But I expect a second wind in a month or so.
We're starting to get some good results from the mid-sized tomatoes and as you see, a couple of beefsteaks as well. This month's numbers will be laughably small compared to July 2007, but at least it feels like the tide is coming in!